Matt 5:32 The True Meaning Of Fornication

In Matt 5:32, Christ isn’t saying a man can divorce his wife, if she cheats on him while they are married, Christ is saying, a man can divorce his wife, if she was not a virgin before they were married.

The New Testament does not support the teaching that says, “a Christian can divorce his or her spouse, and marry someone else if the husband or wife cheats on his or her spouse”. The only reason a husband can divorce his wife and not commit adultery, is if his wife was not a virgin before they were married.

A woman who has sex before she is married commits fornication, that is the definition of “fornication” in Matthew 5:32 in regards to a husband being allowed to divorce his wife. If a wife deceives her husband into thinking that she was a virgin before they were married, the husband can divorce her and not commit adultery, that’s what Matthew 5:32 is saying.

porneia: fornication

The Greek word “poneia” for the word “fornication” in Matthew 5:32 means “fornication, whoredom; met: idolatry”. The Greek word for “fornication” in Matthew 5:32 doesn’t mean “adultery”

Matthew 5:32 is a word for the husband, not the wife, a wife is not supposed to divorce her husband, but if she does divorce her husband, she must remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband, or if her husband dies, she can marry another man.

A man who claims to be Christian, cannot divorce his wife if she cheats on him while they are married, and marry another woman, if a man who claims to be Christian does divorce his wife because she cheats on him while they are married, and marries another woman, the man and the woman who married him are in an adulterous relationship.

Matthew 5:32 – but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for {the} reason of unchastity, [except the wife not be a virgin before they are married] makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

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, if a woman who claims to be Christian divorces her husband and marries another man, while her ex-husband is alive, the woman and the man that she married are in an adulterous relationship.

Romans 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.

The New Testament makes it very clear that a Christian does not practice sin, if anyone that claims to be Christian doesn’t stop doing any of the things that are listed in 1 Cor. 6:9-10 & Gal 5:19-21, they are not born of God (Christian).

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 [those who have 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 Christian is someone who believes God’s Son, Yeshua is the Messiah that no longer practices sin.

1 John 5:1 – Everyone who believes Yeshua is the Messiah is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 John 3:9 – No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed [the Holy Spirit] abides in him or her; and he or she cannot sin, because he or she is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 John 5:18 – We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God [born of the Spirit] does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over {and} protects him [Christ’s divine presence (the Holy Spirit) within him who is born of God preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one [the natural man] does not lay hold (get a grip) on him {or} touch [him].

A Christian is someone who is led by the Holy Spirit, no one led by the Holy Spirit commits adultery, that means that those that claim to be Christian that commit adultery are not led by the Holy Spirit, those who are not led by the Holy Spirit, are led by the flesh, no one led by the flesh is a child of God.

Romans 8:13-14 – For if you live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the [Holy] Spirit you are [habitually] putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the [evil] deeds prompted by the body, you shall [really and genuinely] live forever.

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

In Matt 5:28, Christ isn’t saying, “a man that looks at ‘any’ woman commits adultery”, Christ is saying, “any man that lusts after (covets) another man’s wife commits adultery”, here is a link to my post that will show the truth about Matt 5:28 https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/matt-528-doesnt-say-a-man-that-lusts-after-any-woman-commits-adultery/

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