Marriage, Adultery, and Divorce

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Check out Biblical references on Marriage, Adultery, and Divorce.

We also recommend as companions for the theological study of marriage:

The Catechism of the Catholic Church on the Sacrament of Matrimony

Papal Encyclical Casti Connubii (Chaste Wedlock) on Christian marriage

Papal Encyclical Humanae Vitae (Human Life) on human sexuality

Papal Encyclical Deus Caritas Est (God Is Love) on the nature of love

(The Sacrament of Matrimony)

Marriage: Indissoluble union between a man and a woman 

Genesis 2:24 

Mark 10:6-9

Marriage: Established in the Earthly Paradise 

Genesis 1:28 

Genesis 2:18

Marriage: A sacred vow

Proverbs 2:16-22 

Malachi 2:14 

Marriage: Deteriorates with polygamy

Genesis 4:18-9 

Genesis 26:34 

Genesis 28:9
Genesis 30:3 

Marriage: Damaged by divorce 

Deuteronomy 24:1-4 

Marriage: According to Jesus Christ, can only be dissolved by death 

Genesis 2:21-24 

Matthew 19:3-12 

Mark 10:2-12 

Luke 16:18 

Romans 7 

1 Corinthians 7:10-39
Mathew 5:31-48 

Marriage: Main purpose 

Genesis 1:28 

Genesis 9:1 
Tobit 6:18 

Tobit 8:9

Marriage: Secondary purpose 

1 Corinthians 7
1 Timothy 5:14 

Marriage: A Sacrament that represents Christ’s union with His own Church

Ephesians 5:32

Marriage: Cohabitation 
(Cohabitation of a man and a woman outside the Sacrament of Marriage) 

Leviticus 18:7-20 

1 Corinthians 5:1

(Infidelity to one’s spouse)

Adultery: Severely prohibited by God’s law 

Exodus 20:14 

Leviticus 18:20 

Leviticus 20:10 

Numbers 5:20-30 

Deuteronomy 22:22-29 

Matthew 14:4 

Job 8:3-11 

Adultery: Adulterers are banned from the Kingdom of God 

1 Corinthians 6:9 

Hebrews 13:4 

Adultery: Punishment 

Leviticus 20:10 

Deuteronomy 22:22-29 

Ezekiel 16:38-42 

Ezekiel 23:45-49 

Job 8:5 

Adultery: As metaphor for idolatry

Isaiah 57:3-11 
Jeremiah 3:1-5 

Jeremiah 13:21-27 

Hosea 2:4-14 


Divorce: God hates divorce 

Malachi 2:14-16 

Divorce: Ordered to combat polygamy

Deuteronomy 24: 1-4 

Matthew 19:7-12 

Divorce: There are no valid grounds for divorce 

Mark 10:2-12 

Divorce: Remarriage is not permitted 

Luke 16:18 

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Published by: Patrick Fragel
Date: 2010-09-09 13:43:04
Sums up my opinion. There are millions of second marriages that are invalid, adulterous because people dont like the prohibition against remarraige.

Published by: Abrhet W/geyorgis
Date: 2010-06-23 06:44:53
This is good for us.

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