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Broken Marriages – Part One

Broken is not a biblical term concerning marriage. The couple is either married or they are not married. After a man has taken a woman under his dominion, there are only two things that can remove her from his dominion. His death or a Bill of Divorcement given by him to his woman. [1 Corinthians 7:39 The woman is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord. Deuteronomy 24:1 When a man hath taken a woman, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.] No court, no man, no church can make a married woman single again. Only the death of her husband or a Bill of Divorcement from her husband can make her single again. Furthermore, no court, no man and no church can declare a woman still to be married if her husband has given her a bill of divorcement. That Bill of Divorcement signed by the husband makes her single. I will not enter into disputes concerning a man’s authority to divorce his woman. The penalty for rapists is marriage without the possibility of divorce. All men are NOT rapists. [Deuteronomy 22:28 If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; 29 then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.] As you see, marriage without the possibility of divorce is for rapists. Furthermore, Jesus says his instruction not to divorce applies to those who were questioning him and he alluded to their being men with no balls! If you accuse me of crudeness then you are likewise accusing our Lord. [Matthew 19:12 For there are some men with no balls, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some men with no balls, which were made to have no balls of men: and there be men with no balls, which have made themselves men with no balls for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.] It’s clear that Jesus is retorting to those particular Pharisees who were tempting him. In the Bible, whenever men were said to have approached Jesus with a question “tempting him,” He would throw it back in their face. [Matthew 19:3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?] Likewise, in telling His disciples that his restrictions on divorce applied to men without balls, He was stating that for a normal man there are cases where the man may divorce his wife. Many Christians have great difficulty understanding divorce outside the context of their government laws and that is sad. I’ve just given you the facts about divorce from the Bible. If you don’t accept the Bible’s definitions then the blood is on thine hands. I have warned you. [Ezekiel 3:20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.] This is no small thing. Ignoring God’s laws written in the Bible brings death and destruction. Look around us! Can’t you see? See the punishment God has brought upon the land! We’re in nations of harlots! The fact is, marriage has nothing whatsoever to do with the government. The government can cause great difficulties for Christians concerning their marriages and of course a wise man will consider this in whatever actions he takes. Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

The following are all the verses concerning a Bill of Divorcement. [translated writing of divorcement in the New Testament]

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Deuteronomy 24:1 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give [it] in her hand, and send her out of his house.

Deuteronomy 24:3 And [if] the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth [it] in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her [to be] his wife;

Isaiah 50:1 Thus saith the LORD, Where [is] the bill of your mother’s divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors [is it] to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.

Jeremiah 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

Mark 10:4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put [her] away.

Matthew 5:31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

Matthew 19:7 They say unto Him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

Mark 10:4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put [her] away.
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Notice that it is the man who gives the Bill of Divorcement. There is no case where a woman gives a Bill of Divorcement. This is based on the fact that woman was created for man as a helper, an astounding and one of a kind helper but a helper nonetheless. Adam poetically describes her as “bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh.”

Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Genesis 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

By definition, a helper is one whose services belong to the one they’re helping. [The exception is benevolent helpers such as our Lord as well as those with the means to help us when in need who are not part of our household.] If the helper stops helping and starts sabotaging her husband then her husband can divorce her and the Lord describes the type of sabotage for which a man can divorce his woman; “some uncleanness.”

Deuteronomy 24:1 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give [it] in her hand, and send her out of his house.

So what is some uncleanness? Jesus discusses Deuteronomy 24:1 in Matthew 5:31&32 when he says that a man may divorce his woman “for the cause of fornication.” Since Jesus was a Hebrew and spoke to Hebrews it is of little value to look at the Greek translation of his words when we can find the Hebrew words in Deuteronomy 24:1 where the word translated as “uncleanness” [fornication] is “`ervah.”

Here is the meaning of `ervah according to Strong’s Hebrew concordance:

1) nakedness, nudity, shame, pudenda

a) pudenda (implying shameful exposure)

b) nakedness of a thing, indecency, improper behavior

c) exposed, undefended (fig.)

Based on this, what activities would be unclean for a woman?

– public nudity
– behaving like one who exposes herself publicly (dressing like a harlot)
– going with a man “undefended” meaning without a chaperone.

No woman under a man’s dominion should ever go behind closed doors with any man except for those who are responsible for keeping her safe, namely, her own close relatives as defined by the incest laws of Leviticus 18. Close male relatives include her husband, her grandfather, her father, her son, her grandson, her nephew, her father-in-law, her son-in-law, and her brother-in-law. Of course if a husband has reason to believe that any of these cannot be trusted then he can prohibit his wife from being alone with them as well. Note the case of Ruben and Ham. There certainly are cases where even a close relative cannot be trusted such as when the relative is a drug user, a heavy drinker, mentally ill, or where the relative has shown moral weakness in the past.

As with all discussion concerning morality, and particularly morality of the kind that can result in divorce, we must remember the following verse:

Romans 5:13 For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

Have you and your church sufficiently taught the law so that those who are marrying within your church know the consequences of their actions? Can you impute sin when they sin or have you hidden sin from them? It is extremely important that every Christian, every minister, and every church teach morality in accordance with the Bible or the sins of those they counsel will be on their hands. It is too late to metaphorically tear our robes. We must start teaching from the Bible and only from the Bible today.

The article you have just read provides some clear reasons for when a man may divorce his woman. In addition, a man may divorce his woman for insurrection. If insurrection against the Lord is metaphorically referred to as fornication then certainly such insurrection against a husband is likewise fornication. Ezekiel 23:21 Thus thou calledst to remembrance the lewdness of thy youth, in bruising thy teats by the Egyptians for the paps of thy youth.. I have already published an article concerning when a woman can ask her husband to divorce her which you can find by clicking here.

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And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart [is] snares and nets, [and] her hands [as] bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.

— King Solomon, Ecclesiastes 7:26

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