Question From A Reader About Divorce

Question from a reader about the below Jan 9 blog entry – Does he cause her to commit adultery if she never remarries?

Answer – Jesus is assuming what normally happens after divorce – unlawful fulfillment of sexual desire (I Cor 7:3-5) via remarriage or other. In the case where the put away woman stays chaste, her former husband has still sinned by putting her into a place of undeserved temptation (Matt 18:6). It would be like putting a jug of beer in front of a recovering alcoholic. If he drinks, you caused it. If he doesn’t, good for him, but you still sinned by tempting him. So Matt 5:32 proves divorce except for fornication is always sinful – even when no remarriage follows.

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