KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 19:9 ” And I say unto you, whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery”.
What is fornication and why is it such a serious matter that, God says it is the main act that can determine or warrant the breaking up of marriage?
Fornication is from the Greek word “PORNEA”. It means illicit sex that comprises, adultery, homosexualism, lesbianism, beastiality (intercourse between man and animal), incest. God designed sex only for the married home between a man and woman. Hebrews 13: 4 “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge”.
The Lord says when a man and a woman are joined together, they become one flesh. Matthew 19:5. If any of the two, that is the man or woman goes into sexual act with any other person, he or she has destroyed that oneness that has been established. 1st Corinthians 6:16 ” What know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? For two saith he shall be one flesh”. You become one flesh with whosoever you join with in sex. We can’t have three, four people being one flesh. This is pure confusion. Polygamy, therefore is not the idea of God. God allowed it under the old covenant because of imperfection of that dispensation.
Fornication in the sight of God is a very serious act. 1st Corinthians 6:18 “Flee fornication, every sin that a man doeth is without the body, but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body”. Satan knowing its seriousness has pushed this agenda so strongly. The world has downplayed on it so much that, they see nothing wrong with it.. Please reject it with every fiber of your being.
What should a couple do when one falls into fornication? The offended can decide to forgive and accept the partner back, but must go through a process of denouncing the act. He or she may then be prayed for by a minister of the gospel and then make the marriage vows to reestablish the marriage again.( This process is not stated in the scriptures but would seriously deal with the unfaithfulness in the home) The act of fornication made the marriage null and void and the marriage must be properly reinstated.
Please don’t play with illicit sexual maters. God sees it as a very serious thing.
My body is the temple of God, and as a married man or woman I am one with my partner. No illicit sexual relationship can therefore occur between me and any other individual. I live to glorify God in my body and to keep faith with my partner.
1 Corinthians 6:15 ” Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid”.
Matthew 5:32 ” But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery”.