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Marriage, Divorce & Remarriage
(The Bible Pattern versus a False Pattern)

Scripture Reading: Galatians 1:6-12

Intro.

1. Summary of Part 1:  Bible pattern vs. a false pattern.
2. Truth harmonizes with itself and will not lead us into error,  Therefore, choose truth and keep it before you!  (Psa. 119:30)

-FALSE CONCLUSIONS ABOUT MDR:

#1: "One law for unbelievers (i.e., universal moral law; law of the heart), & another law for believers (the gospel)"

Bible:
  -This pattern does not recognize the universal nature of marriage (Mk. 10:6; Matt. 19:4-6, 9)
  -This pattern does not recognize universal authority of Christ (Matt. 28:18; Jno. 17:2)

#2: "Jesus was only teaching Jews how to obey the Law of Moses in Matt. 19:3-9"

Bible:
  -Jesus said "from the beginning of creation" - Mk. 10:6-9; Matt. 19:9
  -Jesus said "male & female…whosoever" - Matt. 19:4, 9

#3A: "Remain in the marriage in which you were called (1 Cor. 7:24)"

Bible:
  -The pattern does not properly apply the requirements of repentance (Acts 26:20; Rev. 9:20-21)

#3B: "Husband & wife cannot commit adultery together"

Bible:
  -Violates Matt. 19:9; Rom. 7:3-4

#4A: "One loosed, both loosed"

Bible:
  -But, one way obligations in place (Rom. 7:2-3; Matt. 19:9)

#4B: "1 Cor. 7:15 adds another cause: desertion of unbeliever"

Bible:
  -Violates "except" of Matt. 19:9

-THE BIBLE PATTERN STANDS: