Yes, it’s true that God commanded Hosea to marry a wife of whoredoms. Hosea 1:2
My take on the verses concerning Hosea’s marriage is that Hosea’s act of charity was commanded as a way to provide a real life representation of God’s forgiveness of His people. The exception does not make the rule and the exception here is an exception to being wise. As Christians we’re called to conduct ourselves wisely and marrying a wife of whoredoms has got to be one of the most foolish things a man can do. Hosea was commanded to do that foolish thing so in his case it was not foolish considering our Sovereign God who commanded him had the power to strike him dead and throw him in hell.
I’m aware that the matriarchal Christian churches of the world are full of adulterous men. It is the obvious outcome of the matriarchal Christian’s idolatrous worship of women. When a man realizes his “god” (woman) is not perfect, he searches for another idol. He did indeed bow in worship of her when he proposed and when he finally realizes that she does not provide what she as his “god” was hoped to provide, he turns and searches for other gods. That is what happens daily in the churches of America where matriarchy is the cornerstone instead of the True Cornerstone, Christ.
1 Peter 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on Him shall not be confounded.
As for verses specifically castigating men, there are certainly many such verses. Do a search of any online Bible for adulterer, adulteress, adultery and you will find dozens of verses on that subject, many condemning men. There are two aspects to impurity; one is impurity in general, i.e., fornication, and the other is specifically forbidden impurities such as adultery, homosexuality, bestiality, incest, e.g. laying with the sister of your wife, or with your aunt, or half sister, and so forth, all practices of Egypt and the other countries from which the Israelites were brought out safely. Those sins carry their specific penalties. If God’s Word were carried out as all Christians should desire, the majority of death penalty convictions for sexual impurity would fall upon men because added to their half of the adultery cases there are upwards of ten percent of men committing homosexual acts.
See Leviticus Chapter 18
So if the law of God which certainly brings peace and quiet in the community were followed by the judges today there would be virtually no homosexuals or adulterers left in the churches but the churches are against following the Bible when it comes to sexual impurity. “Wait!” You say, “They are concerned about sexual immorality!” Then my question is, where are the penalties. When a may is found laying with a virgin who is not yet promised in marriage, that man is to take her under his authority as his bride. There are no exceptions to this outside of the incest laws listed in the Bible. Why are men not forced into paying the bride’s price and taking the woman under their authority? Preaching from the pulpit against immorality is not taking a stand against immorality. Enforcing penalties against immorality is taking a stand. If the penalty is death then Christians must treat those committing sins worthy of death as if they were dead, not take them back into fellowship after they have harmed half the congregation with their sinning.
Many Christians have forgotten that we once followed the Bible in the laws of Christian nations yet most Christians have never even been taught the laws of the Bible. But they sure are experts on the laws of their country. Why is this? Well, how about jail? How about fines? How about going before a judge? How about consequences? The churches provide nothing remotely close to biblical consequences for sinful sexual behavior so rather than repair what could be a blessed union, in the case of a man who lays with a virgin, they chastise the man who lays with a virgin, send the young woman out of the congregation, and then forgive the man instead of holding him responsible for becoming her husband, her head. The biblical course of action is clear:
Exodus 22:16 And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
Churches that do not enforce God’s merciful law on virgins worship Christ in vain, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Furthermore, it is common in the matriarchal Christian churches to practice monogamy at home and to practice fornication outside the home. If your church has men having sexual relations with whores*, bringing whoredom upon the land, then they must be punished. Tell your church leaders that you’ll stop tithing until they begin court proceedings against such men to be held by their own church’s bishop(s) and elder(s). There is no other way than withholding tithes to influence the mercenary pastors who teach build the building first and the congregation last.
That said, I disagree with any assertion that men in the churches are committing acts of whoredom at a rate substantially higher than women (if we remove what I’ve already noted on homosexuality) but let’s not quibble about statistics. The fact is, every time that a woman divorces her husband she has committed an act of whoredom because a woman may not unwife herself from her husband. She has put herself under his authority as much as God places a daughter under the authority of her father when she is born. She cannot undo that. 67 percent of all divorces in America are filed by women who refer to themselves as Christians. Only a third of divorces are filed by men. When entire churches and societies believe that the relationship between a man and his woman is breakable by the woman, that entire society is guilty of whoredom. Only a harlot/whore may unloose herself from a man’s authority to go with another man.
Note: Copyright 2011 Pastor Don Milton All Rights Reserved
As always, we appreciate letters of correction. It is not easy to have so many articles without an occasional typo.
*whore – a woman who gives herself sexually to a man without putting herself permanently under his authority. The man who goes with a whore is known as a fornicator and is guilty of the same sin. If the whore is not free to put herself under the authority of the man with whom she is fornicating because of a marriage to another man (legally or not) then she is a whore AND an adulteress and the man who lays with her is a fornicator and an adulterer. The sin of adultery is a capital offense.