A Christian Believes Adultery Is A Man Coveting Another Man’s Wife

A husband is supposed to lust after his wife, so Matt 5:28 can’t be saying a man who looks at any woman to lust after her commits adultery. In the Old Testament adultery is a man single or married that has sex with another man’s wife, so the teaching that says, “a man who looks at any woman to lust after her commits adultery” isn’t true.

Lev 20:10 – if a man commits adultery with another man’s wife, with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.

The Greek word for “lust after” in Matthew 5:28 is epithumeó (ep-eethoo meh’-o), epithumeó meansI long for, covet, lust after, set the heart upon”

After reading the definition of adultery in the Old Testament, and after reading what the definition of the word “lust after” means in Matthew 5:28, it is very clear that Matthew 5:28 is not saying, “a man who looks at any woman to lust after her commits adultery with her in his heart”, Matthew 5:28 is saying, “any man who looks at another man’s wife to lust after (covet) her commits adultery with her in his heart.”

Matt 5:28 – whosoever looks on a woman [another man’s wife] to lust after [covet] her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

The statement, “another man’s wife” does not only mean a woman who is currently married, “another man’s wife” is also a woman who has divorced her husband, whose ex-husband is still alive.

A woman who claims to be Christian that divorces her husband and marries another man while her ex-husband  is still alive, is an adulteress, Romans 7:3 makes that very clear.

Rom 7:2 – For the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law concerning the husband.

Rom 7:3 – So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man.

A woman who claims to be Christian is not supposed to divorce her husband, but if she does divorce her husband, she must remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband, 1 Corinthians 7:10-11 makes that very clear,

therefore if a man who claims to be Christian lusts after (covets) a woman who claims to be Christian that has divorced her husband, whose ex-husband is still alive, the man is coveting another man’s wife, which means he is committing adultery with her in his heart.

1 Cor 7:10 – But to the married people I give charge–not I but the Lord–that the wife is not to separate from her husband.

1 Cor 7:11 – But if she does [separate from and divorce him], let her remain single or else be reconciled to her husband. And [I charge] the husband [also] that he should not put away {or} divorce his wife.

A woman who divorces her husband, who is not born of the Spirit cannot marry another man while her ex-husband is still alive, therefore if a man who claims to be Christian lusts after (covets) her, he is coveting another man’s wife, which means he is committing adultery with her in his heart.

The New Testament makes it very clear that those who commit adultery will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Cor. 6:9  do you [those who are born from above (Christian)] not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators [prostitutes, anyone who has sex outside of marriage], nor idolaters [an image worshiper], nor adulterers [a man who is guilty with a married woman, a man who lusts after (covets) another man’s wife (Matt 5:28)], nor effeminate [a man who submits his body to unnatural lewdness], nor homosexuals [any person engaging in same-gender sexual activity],

1 Cor. 6:10  nor thieves [a thief in secret, rather than in the open with violence, an embezzler, a pilferer] nor {the} covetous [greedy of gain, a defrauder, trampling on the rights of others], nor drunkards, nor revilers [reproach (reviling) , injuring another’s reputation by denigrating, abusive insults] nor swindlers [a robber,  an extortioner] will inherit the kingdom of God.

Gal. 5:19  Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality [fornication, whoredom, surrendering of sexual purity, any (every) type of promiscuity, sex outside of marriage], impurity [in a moral sense, the impurity of lustful, luxurious, profligate living],  sensuality [lewdness],

Gal. 5:20  idolatry [image worship], sorcery [the practice of magical arts], enmities [hostility, hatred], strife [a contentious spirit, affection for dispute], jealousy [rivalry], outbursts of anger [anger that comes from the flesh, selfish anger], disputes [selfish rivalry, self-seeking], dissensions [divisions which wrongly divide people into pointless factions], factions [a self-chosen opinion, a religious or philosophical sect, discord or contention].

Gal. 5:21  envying [being glad when someone experiences misfortune or pain],  murders [intentional unjustified homicide], drunkenness [deep drinking, intoxication] carousing [unbridled sexual immorality, debauched partying] and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

A woman who is divorced before she is born of the Spirit can marry another man.

Everything that happens before someone is born of the Spirit is erased after he or she is born of the Spirit, therefore if a woman is divorced before she is born of the Spirit that divorce is erased after she is born of the Spirit, and she can marry again, which means, if a man who claims to be Christian lusts after her, he does not commit adultery with her in his heart.

2 Cor 5:17 – Therefore if anyone be in the Messiah [born of the Spirit], he or she is a new creation: old things have passed away, behold, all things are become new.

It’s a good thing for a man who is single to lust after (long for) a woman, because that longing shows the man who he wants a wife, as long as the woman who the man lusts after (longs for) is not another man’s wife, the man does not commit adultery.

Matt 5:28 is not saying, “a man who looks at any woman to lust after her commits adultery”, Matthew 5:28 is saying, “any man who looks at another man’s wife to lust after (covet) her commits adultery.”

Lev 20:10 – if a man commits adultery with another man’s wife, with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.

Matt 5:28 – whosoever looks at a woman [another man’s wife] to lust after [covet] her has committed adultery with her in his heart.

A Christian is someone who is led by the Holy Spirit, no one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say, “a man that is single that looks at any woman to lust after her commits adultery”, because the Bible does not say that. No one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say something different from what the Bible says.

If someone claims to be Christian and says something that does not agree with the truth that is written in the Bible, the person is not led by the Holy Spirit, the person is led by the flesh, those who are led by the flesh are not the children of God.

Rom 8:14 – For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

In the world today there are many people who claim to be Christian that say it is ok for there to be different denominations in the church, that it is ok for a Christian to believe something different from what another Christian believes, but the Bible does not support different denominations in the church, 1 Corinthians 1:10 says that the church is supposed to believe the same thing.

1 Cor. 1:10 – But I urge {and} entreat you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, that all of you be in perfect harmony {and} full agreement in what you say, and that there be no dissensions {or} factions {or} divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your common understanding and in your opinions {and} judgments.

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