Matthew 10:2-12, said: “Then came the Pharisees, and to test him they asked him:” Is a husband allowed to divorce his wife? ”
He answered and said unto them: “What commands Moses to you?”
They answered: “Moses gave permission to divorce by making a certificate of divorce.”
Then Jesus said to them: “Precisely because it is the hardness of your hearts Moses wrote you this commandment. For in the beginning of the world, God made them male and female, because a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, so that two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one. Therefore, what God has united, man must not be divorced. ”
When they were at home, students were asked also to Jesus about it.
His last words to them: “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman, she was living in adultery against his wife. And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.”
In the Sermon on the Mount, where his teaching about marriage and divorce granted him as one of the six antitheses, beginning with “you have heard the word … .. but I tell you … ..”. That at about Him in the antithesis is not the Bible, but tradition is not the revelation of God, but interpretation scribes who distort the truth.
Distortion they do aim is to lighten the demands of the law so that it becomes fun. In the antithesis of Jesus about divorce (Matthew 5:31) It has been spoken too: Who’s who divorces his wife must give her the divorce papers. Abreviasi of scripture in Deuteronomy chapter 24 is intentionally made the scribes so misunderstood, so that the impression of abreviasi it is as if the divorce is allowed, also for trivial reasons origin satisfy one requirement is that the certificate of divorce granted.
This was rejected by Jesus, what Jesus said?
Jesus underlines the validity of this marriage forever. He did not give a direct answer to the Pharisees to their questions about divorce. He even talked to them about marriage by referring to the Book of Genesis chapters 1 and 2, he acted as though surprised that they never read the second chapter.
He directed their attention to two facts, that human sexuality is a divine creation and human marriage is a divine rule. Because he combines the two scriptures Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in His own image, the image of God created he him: male and female he created them”. And Genesis 2:24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two become one flesh. Therefore what God has united (placed under a yoke), should not be divorced man.
Bonds of marriage is more than just a human contract, that matrimony is a divine yoke and shoulders placed on married couples and not by creating a kind of mystical unity, but with the express purpose of Him in His Word.
Decline of the marriage relationship is called “dead links” also was never strong enough to be considered a reason for the cancellation of a marriage or that we call divorce. The reason is because the basic unity of the couple is not a human experiences the ups and downs as saying: “I love you” and then we say also: “I do not love you anymore” but all it basically is the Word of God “they become one flesh.”
Jesus also said conditions set Moses in circumstances of divorce as a temporary concession to human sin. Response Jews above quotation from Genesis chapters 1 and 2 it is asking the second question: “If so, what reason did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce if a man to divorce his wife?”
Facing this question, Jesus replied: “Because of the hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wife, but since the beginning it was not so.”
Jesus refers to Moses’ law as a concession to human sin, which aim to limit the consequences are bad, then it is impossible it can be taken as an indication to prove that divorce is not contrary to the will of God. Indeed, it was a divine concession, because according to Jesus, what Moses said, it is from God. But the divine concession to divorce contrary to the divine institution of marriage ‘from the beginning’.
Errors of the rabbis that lies in their inability to distinguish between the absolute will of God (Genesis 1 & 2) and provisions for violation of laws enacted by the will of the people. ‘Failure to meet the man of God’s absolute command, that is sin and it is under the justice of God. The provisions are designed God in His generosity to limit the consequences of human sin do not ever be interpreted as the divine favor of sin ‘.
Jesus called the second marriage after divorce as ‘adultery’ A woman who divorces her husband and marries another, commits adultery same (Mark 10:12) then a man who marries a divorced woman, is to commit adultery (Matthew 5:32, Luke 16:18). All the same harsh tone of this speech, utterances that are plainly shows the logical consequences of sin. If the divorce and second marriage took place, which is not allowed to God, then every union of a and wife who followed later because it is not in accordance with the laws of God then it is the act of adultery.