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31193, for example: Mark 10, Jesus was being hounded by pharisees
Posted by nonaime, Wed Aug-31-05 01:09 PM
The Pharisees are asking Jesus about divorce:

Mark 10:2-3"And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?"

Note, He says,"...what did MOSES command you?" He didn't say what did GOD command you.

The pharisees said that Moses said it was okay for a divorce to occur. Jesus comes back and says the reason Moses, again NOT God, allowed this was because of "...For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept." Mark 10:5

Jesus THEN goes to what God has to say about marriage and divorce: Mark10:6-12

"But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery. "

To me, Jesus says basically, no man or no man's LAW is going to change the fact that once you are married, you're married. Anyone that get a divorce runs the risk of violating God Commandment if they marry a different person.

So you have Jesus making a distinction between Man's law and God's law.