A question


What do you think is the adultery that Jesus spoke of that occurs upon remarriage:

1) Just the marriage ceremony (and the marriage bed is undefiled)? The ceremony adulterates the previous marriage covenant.

2) Just the sexual relations because God does not recognize the ceremony? If so are remarriages without sexual relations wrong?

3) Both the ceremony and sexual relations are the adultery spoken of? If so - how can a ceremony adulterate a previous marriage but not be valid?

Note that I'm not referring to the adultery that precipitates a divorce or separation per the Matthew "exception" clauses.

I believe that #1 is what Jesus was speaking of.


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