In Matthew 5:28 Jesus says, "But I say to you that whoever looks at a
woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his
heart." Even when we lustfully look at another woman we commit
adultery in our heart. Wishing to do so can be just as sinful as the act
If one wants to go to
Heaven he will do what ever it takes
according to Godís terms. Notice what Jesus says in Matthew 5:29-30, "If
your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is
more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole
body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut
it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your
members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell." Christ is warning us to
get rid of whatever it is that is going to keep us out of Heaven. Here before
and after this warning Jesus is discussing adultery caused by lust and also
adultery caused by a divorce and remarriage; both of which will cause us to be lost.
Jesus says in Matthew 5:32, "But I say to you that whoever divorces his
wife for any reason except fornication causes her to commit adultery; and
whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery."
"But I say", Jesus is putting marriage back the
way God ordained it in the beginning.
Marriage is for life and mankind needs to learn this. "Whoever"óapplies
universally. It doesnít mean somebody but whoever means everybody.
It is all
inclusive. "Whoever" includes all people, both Christians and
non-Christians. All people who marry are bound by Godís marriage law.
This passage focuses upon the position that one puts his spouse in
when he puts her away, but not for fornication. She commits adultery when she is
put away and marries another since she is still bound to her former husband
"as long as he lives" (per
Romans 7:2-3). Most divorced people remarry and if she does remarry she commits
adultery. Jesusí point is that the one who put her away is co-responsible for
it and because he put her in that position he will share in her guilt. Verse 32
is very simple and plain. The Lord could not make it any clearer. But men are
still to this day tampering with what the Lord has said.
It is not difficult to understand the definition of adultery.
sexual intercourse by a man with another manís wife, or by a woman with
another womanís husband. Notice the later part of the verse, "whosoever shall marry
her that is divorced commits adultery." Notice in this case there is a remarriage of her
that was put away which is required before the adultery is committed.
Why is the one marrying her guilty of adultery?
The definition of adultery is
sexual intercourse with another personís spouse. She is still bound to
her first husband. In Godís eyes he has taken
another manís wife and because of this each time he engages in sexual
intercourse with another manís wife he is committing adultery. What
Jesus says in verse 32 is simple and plain. The Lord could not make it any
clearer. But men are still tampering with what the Lord has said.
Questions Section 2
(Click on the button of the answer of your
1) (Matthew 5:28) To look lustfully at a
adultery in his heart.
Is alright if all
we do is look lustfully.
Is not a sin.
It is sinful to look lustfully at a
3) (Matthew 5:29-30) We must get rid of
What ever that is
going to cause us to be lost in Hell.
Our good deeds.
Christ is warning us to get rid of
whatever it is that is going to cause us to miss Heaven.
5) (Matthew 5:32) If one divorces his wife
for any reason other than fornication
He causes her to
It is alright
since so many other people are doing it.
He does not cause
her to sin.
The word "whoever" does not
include all people.
7) (Matthew 5:32) One who marries a woman
who is divorced
Does not commit
Jesus did not say
Whoever marries her that is divorced