We will look at this issue in a bit more detail as we move on..If a man or woman becomes born from above and thus follows Jesus; and after some period of time their spouse does not come into faith and become a disciple; AND the spouse that rejects Jesus seeks to hinder the disciple of Jesus from following Jesus (obeying God), then separation and/or divorce would be acceptable.The Greek word for adultery, "moikeia", is NOT used in this passage.Thus, this author believes this exception is best understood in the context of Deut.The New Testament contains accounts of marriage customs which should not be interpreted as approved examples, for they are merely cultural examples.There is NO command nor precept from Jesus (nor even in the whole bible) that says that some man ("clergy") is to "marry" the couple.
First, the commitment of relationship (lifelong faithfulness) to each other, in the roles God has called each to - husband as the loving guide, wife as the loving supporter (link to The Role of Women Disciples of Jesus).If a disciple of Jesus who is married, goes into an adulterous relationship and does not repent after going through Family discipline as given in Matt. If a disciple gets caught in the flesh and stumbles and transgresses, but repents when confronted (Matt.-17), then there should be restoration and forgiveness granted to that spouse (Matt. Truly, forgiveness is the key to walking after the Light, for His forgiveness towards us is infinitely more than we'll ever be called upon to grant to others, including a temporarily unfaithful spouse (Matt. It is the mistake of those with a proud heart to place an unforgiving spirit above mercy (Matt. So, what about those who divorce for reasons other than sexual immorality?The husband and wife (two) produce children (one flesh).Sexual relations are NOT the primary purpose of the marriage, nor do they make "marriage", but rather a blessing bestowed and a privilege granted in the marriage relationship [see Human Sexuality].If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple...So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciplehere are many bible people who say that divorce is approved of God in almost any or all situations and others who say that all divorce or remarriage is sinful and thus all divorce or remarriage is condemned by God.What also needs to be said is that normally, the unbeliever will be the one who leaves the disciple, for they can't stand the Light (John -21).However, for a woman disciple married to a man who is an unbeliever, that man might seek to forcibly stop his wife from following Jesus, and in that case, the wife can leave if she cannot endure the persecution.Second, the sexual union whereby the two become one flesh.The "one flesh" refers to both the intimate and unique union that a husband and wife experience in the sexual union, as well as the offspring of that union, children.