Scripture commands us to divorce sometimes. Take for example the account of Ezra commanding everyone divorce their wives. Also, the Shepherd in the Shepherd of Hermas who commands all husbands to divorce their adulterous wives if they do not repent, otherwise they sin by remaining married to them.
Except that Hosea was instructed by God to marry an adulterous wife.
Anayahu Priel (Andrew P) Carlson said:Scripture commands us to divorce sometimes. Take for example the account of Ezra commanding everyone divorce their wives. Also, the Shepherd in the Shepherd of Hermas who commands all husbands to divorce their adulterous wives if they do not repent, otherwise they sin by remaining married to them.
if someone cheats on their spouse the adulterer and the one who they did it with, should both be stoned to death that's Torah.. i will not tolerate humanistic interpretations of Divine Scripture, stoning and no letting off the hook, it's that easy :-)
Since in Yeshua's days stoning was no longer possible (since the Romans controled everything) as the capital punishment, Yeshua is clear that the very least one can do with an adulterer is to divorce that person and one who marries that adulterer becomes an adulterer themselves..
adultery = stoning
that's Torah, please let humanistic ideas not influence any of you
|Hosea 6:6||For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of G-d more than burnt offerings.|
I think you need to do a little soul searching gentlemen. Y'shua did not condemn any adulterers nor anyone he came across, and he it was who were granted authority to judge. The woman at the well had had six or more husbands...Y'shua asked nothing of her but for a drink of water so he could teach about something more important than her promiscuity or her people's hypocrisy...When confronted with the teachers who put him to task about a woman who had seven husbands in life , who was to be her husband in the next world...he said none of them and we were all free as angels in that world to come, how much more ought we to beahave as such in this world?
I think how a woman comes to understand relationships from how she is treated by men in those relationships, may matter more when judging than whether or not she were true to one husband, and if the world is full of such men who treat women as no more than objects to have sex with or stone, then the only way she may find of being true to her true husband or G-d is by being adulterous in defense of the one who would never commit adultery but may be caught in the snares and traps of such men who treat one another as hateful animals to either screw or stone...
Therefore, whatesoever is hateful to you, do not unto another, this is the Law, the rest is commentary. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone...and no man born of woman is without sin...
Judge not and you will not be judged., etc.
After all, since the time of Abraham unto the time of Paul unto present day, we have known it is no blessing and makes life hard for both man and woman to be married in this wrold.
Gen 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
1Cr 7:28 But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.
But this I say, brethren, the time [is] short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;
And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;
And they that use this world, as not abusing [it]: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the L-rd, how he may please the L-rd:
But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please [his] wife.
There is difference [also] between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the L-rd,
that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please [her] husband.
And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the L-rd without distraction.
But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of [her] age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.
Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.
So then he that giveth [her] in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth [her] not in marriage doeth better. The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the L-rd.
But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of G-d.
Yah'shua became our stoning for those who trust in Him. And as the case of the woman caught in adultery shows, the adulterer is given one chance if he/she is genuinely repentant.