Can anyone explain the meaning of Matthew5:32
I can't understand it.
flyyhigh21 flyyhigh21
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3 Responses Aug 16, 2014

It's a lesson Jesus taught about marriage. Generally, when a couple has its wedding, the vows generally amount to a lifetime commitment to each other. Thus, when a couple agree to that vow, and later agree to terminate the commitment, their wedding vow is violated.

Also, read Matthew 19:1-9 and Mark 10:1-12 for Jesus' additional lessons on marital relationships.

Jesus Christ, in his Sermon on the Mount, stated: “Moreover it was said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ However, I say to you that everyone divorcing his wife, except on account of fornication, makes her a subject for adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.” (Mt 5:31, 32) Also, after telling the Pharisees that the Mosaic concession of divorcing their wives was not the arrangement that had prevailed “from the beginning,” Jesus said: “I say to you that whoever divorces his wife, except on the ground of fornication, and marries another commits adultery.” (Mt 19:8, 9)

Today, generally, distinction is made between “fornicators” and “adulterers.” According to modern usage, those guilty of fornication are unmarried persons who willingly have sexual relations with someone of the opposite sex.

Adulterers are married persons who willingly have sexual relations with a member of the opposite sex who is not their legal marriage mate. The term “fornication” is a rendering of the Greek word por·nei′a and includes all forms of illicit sexual relations outside of Scriptural marriage.

Hence, Jesus’ words at Matthew 5:32 and 19:9 mean that the only scriptural divorce ground that actually severs the marriage bond is por·nei′a on the part of one’s marriage mate. The follower of Christ may avail himself of that divorce provision if that is his desire, and such a divorce would free him to marry an eligible Christian.—1Co 7:39.

put simply the Christian is supposed to be spirit led and if both partners are there will be no divorce, it's only when we look at marriage as a reason to use Lust which is flesh led is when we get into trouble.