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A Christian is keep repeating this, please answer.
« on: October 10, 2015, 07:25:12 AM »
He/she said that Jesus said whoever marry divorced women while her husband is alive he commit adultery so Muhammad married Zainab while Zaid was still alive so he committed adultery.

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2015, 11:48:38 AM »
1- For every nation was sent a Messenger for their guidance. The important matter was the concept of Tawheed, or (belief in the Oneness of Allaah). The secondary matter was Sharee'ah, or religious Law, which kept changing from tribe to tribe and nation to another.
Allaah the Most High alone knows what is good for His creation.

2- There is no direct chain of transmission from Jesus (PBUH) that prove this statement.

Allah knows best.

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2015, 08:43:04 PM »
in Deuteronomy 24:1-4 a divorced woman can marry other man. And if the the new husband dies, the first husband cannot remmary his ex-wife, nothing about adultery in here.

But the Greek books state that Jesus disagrees with Moses and changed the permission in Deuteronmy 24 as quoted in Greek book Mark 10.

In short the Christians are saying Bible is not entirely words of God due to Deut 24  not a revelation from God.

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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2015, 07:22:04 AM »
in Deuteronomy 24:1-4 a divorced woman can marry other man. And if the the new husband dies, the first husband cannot remmary his ex-wife, nothing about adultery in here.

But the Greek books state that Jesus disagrees with Moses and changed the permission in Deuteronmy 24 as quoted in Greek book Mark 10.

In short the Christians are saying Bible is not entirely words of God due to Deut 24  not a revelation from God.

Moses permitted men to divorce their wives and give them a certificate of divorce because of the hardness of their hearts. They had to have a reason to divorce and that was "ervah"which is uncleanness. This was abused as they would divorce their wives for any reason they saw fit and would claim this to be uncleanness. He permitted the divorce because many husbands would just send their wives away without a certificate to show they were divorced and these women would end up killed because they had no proof for their divorce and would be deemed "adulterous". So, although adultery is not mentioned, it is in their laws and that is why Moses permitted the divorce with a certificate. The husbands also did not want to give a certificate because they would have to give back any money, animals, etc. that the gained by marrying the wife.

When Jesus came and was tested, He reaffirmed what Moses said; He did not contradict Moses. Jesus said you could divorce and remarry in the case of "porneia" in Greek, which means uncleanness.

Remember, Jesus said "He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so." Jesus is discussing God’s will for marriage “from the beginning”.  God's original marriage plan, as instituted in Eden, had ideally never changed, though a relaxation of it had been allowed under Moses. But here, Jesus preceded to restore marriage to its original intent.

The divorce mentioned in Deuteronomy 24:1-4 is not a command from God, but was permitted by Moses, as Jesus confirms (Matthew 19:8). Why did Moses permit divorce? Moses perceived that if divorce were not permitted, in many cases, the women would be exposed to great hardships through the cruelty of their husbands (hardness of their hearts). Moses tolerated a relaxation of the strictness of the marriage bond--not as approving of it, but to prevent still greater evils. And therefore if they had not been allowed to put away their wives, when they had conceived a dislike of them, they would have used them cruelly, would have beaten and abused them, and perhaps have murdered them. “But from the beginning it was not so” is repeated, in order to impress upon His audience the temporary character of this Mosaic relaxation. Moses did not direct it, or suffer it, in any such sense as to imply that God approved of it, or that it was right. It was a temporary regulation, suffered for a time on account of the wickedness of men, and in order to prevent the greater evils which that wickedness would otherwise have occasioned. It was a regulation as to the mode of putting away; not to justify that wrong practice, but to lessen, in some measure, its evils.

So Deuteronomy 24:1-4 does not contradict Jesus' teaching on marriage and divorce and Jesus' is teaching what God implemented in the beginning when there was not hardness of hearts from wicked men.

Also, God Himself demonstrated Jesus' teaching by divorcing Israel and giving her a bill of divorcement for the reason of adultery.

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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2015, 07:23:37 AM »
Oops, my scripture made an emoticon, sorry about that. I meant to say: Matthew 19:8

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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2015, 03:09:35 PM »
You interpret it as not in contradiction. Some Christians interpret it as Moses creating some Laws by himself. And Jesus abolish it with his sayings that divorce = adultery.

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The divorce mentioned in Deuteronomy 24:1-4 is not a command from God, but was permitted by Moses

Thats is exactly what i wrote in the end,
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In short the Christians are saying Bible is not entirely words of God due to Deut 24  not a revelation from God.
It is something written by Moses.

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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2015, 08:55:03 AM »
You interpret it as not in contradiction. Some Christians interpret it as Moses creating some Laws by himself. And Jesus abolish it with his sayings that divorce = adultery.

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The divorce mentioned in Deuteronomy 24:1-4 is not a command from God, but was permitted by Moses

Thats is exactly what i wrote in the end,
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In short the Christians are saying Bible is not entirely words of God due to Deut 24  not a revelation from God.
It is something written by Moses.

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in Deuteronomy 24:1-4 a divorced woman can marry other man. And if the the new husband dies, the first husband cannot remmary his ex-wife, nothing about adultery in here.

But the Greek books state that Jesus disagrees with Moses and changed the permission in Deuteronmy 24 as quoted in Greek book Mark 10.

I have demonstrated by my previous comment that Deut. 24 includes adultery as it would be uncleanness. I also showed the Jesus did not disagree with Moses as the reason Moses gave for divorce is the same reason Jesus gave... UNCLEANNESS. It was wicked hard-hearted men who twisted uncleanness to be whatever they wanted it to be.

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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2015, 08:58:18 AM »
You interpret it as not in contradiction. Some Christians interpret it as Moses creating some Laws by himself. And Jesus abolish it with his sayings that divorce = adultery.

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The divorce mentioned in Deuteronomy 24:1-4 is not a command from God, but was permitted by Moses

Thats is exactly what i wrote in the end,
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In short the Christians are saying Bible is not entirely words of God due to Deut 24  not a revelation from God.
It is something written by Moses.

Divorce is not adultery. A Christian can divorce and remain unmarried and it is not adultery to do so. When a divorced Christian remarries, it is adultery if they divorced from their first spouse for any reason except for uncleanness (porneia in Greek) which covers every sexual act with any person who is not your spouse.

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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2015, 06:41:58 PM »
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Divorce is not adultery. A Christian can divorce and remain unmarried and it is not adultery to do so. When a divorced Christian remarries, it is adultery if they divorced from their first spouse for any reason except for uncleanness (porneia in Greek) which covers every sexual act with any person who is not your spouse.

Basically, once you get divorced then you cannot get married with someone else, right? Why is this law? What if two people were forced to marry and later they want divorce?

The definition of adultery is to have physical relations with someone who is not your spouse, it is not to marry a divorced women. You cannot call marrying a divorced women adultery if its not.

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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2015, 08:15:48 PM »
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Divorce is not adultery. A Christian can divorce and remain unmarried and it is not adultery to do so. When a divorced Christian remarries, it is adultery if they divorced from their first spouse for any reason except for uncleanness (porneia in Greek) which covers every sexual act with any person who is not your spouse.

Basically, once you get divorced then you cannot get married with someone else, right? Why is this law? What if two people were forced to marry and later they want divorce?

The definition of adultery is to have physical relations with someone who is not your spouse, it is not to marry a divorced women. You cannot call marrying a divorced women adultery if its not.

God considers the two to be one flesh. If you divorce a woman for any reason other than uncleanness, it is adultery when you marry someone else because you are still married to the first woman in God's eyes. That's right, adultery is physical relations with someone who is not your spouse. Because God sees you as still married to the first wife, by you marrying another and having sexual relations with her, you are committing adultery. Some in the Christian circles believe also that abandonment is reason for divorce too in the case of a Christian who is married to a non-Christian and I would agree with that as Paul talks about this in Corinthians, but in the case of two Christians who are married to each other, they are not to divorce unless one has been sexually unfaithful. If you divorce and your wife was not unfaithful, then when you marry another, you commit adultery. Hope that makes more sense.

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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2015, 04:57:34 AM »
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Divorce is not adultery. A Christian can divorce and remain unmarried and it is not adultery to do so. When a divorced Christian remarries, it is adultery if they divorced from their first spouse for any reason except for uncleanness (porneia in Greek) which covers every sexual act with any person who is not your spouse.

Basically, once you get divorced then you cannot get married with someone else, right? Why is this law? What if two people were forced to marry and later they want divorce?

The definition of adultery is to have physical relations with someone who is not your spouse, it is not to marry a divorced women. You cannot call marrying a divorced women adultery if its not.

My apologies, I forgot to answer your other question: What if two people were forced to marry and later they want divorce?

Christians are never forced to marry. I have never heard such a thing in Christianity.

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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2015, 05:08:49 AM »
reread what was written in Deut 24:1-4 as to how Jesus disagreed about divorce and remarriage as permitted by Moses

1) the Greek story states that Jesus abolish 24:1 by saying only reason to divorce now is  adultery,  while Deut 24:1 states that divorce can be done so if the husband feel displeased with wife.

2) the Greek story then states Jesus abolish Deut 24:2 by saying whoever marries a divorced woman is doing adultery. while Deut 24:2 permits man to marry a divorced woman.

that is why divorce = adultery. the Greek story is showing Jesus attacking the fundamental of divorced woman that wishes to remarries.

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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2015, 05:55:38 AM »
reread what was written in Deut 24:1-4 as to how Jesus disagreed about divorce and remarriage as permitted by Moses

1) the Greek story states that Jesus abolish 24:1 by saying only reason to divorce now is  adultery,  while Deut 24:1 states that divorce can be done so if the husband feel displeased with wife.

2) the Greek story then states Jesus abolish Deut 24:2 by saying whoever marries a divorced woman is doing adultery. while Deut 24:2 permits man to marry a divorced woman.

that is why divorce = adultery. the Greek story is showing Jesus attacking the fundamental of divorced woman that wishes to remarries.

Let us examine the Greek and Hebrew as this is what we should do to understand the scriptures. Any Christian who is serious about learning the Bible will not look at the English translation alone; we study the Hebrew and Greek words.

Moses says the husband can divorce for "ervah". This Hebrew word means: nakedness, nudity, shame, pudenda, (implying shameful exposure), nakedness of a thing, indecency, improper behaviour, exposed, undefended

Jesus says the husband can divorce for "porneia". This Greek word means: illicit sexual intercourse, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, intercourse with animals etc., sexual intercourse with close relatives, sexual intercourse with a divorced man or woman, of the defilement of idolatry, as incurred by eating the sacrifices offered to idols

BOTH words mean uncleanness. The wicked hard-hearted men twisted Moses' teaching to mean that "improper behavior" meant anything they wanted it to be.

Matthew 19:3 "And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?”"

Jesus is saying that this is not true and He explains by using the Greek word "porneia".

This uncleanness that Moses speaks of is more than just anything. You cannot decide to divorce your wife because you just don't love her anymore or for any reason you see fit. It is for indecency. Something shameful. And Jesus said that is adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, bestiality, and incest. And I would also add that includes pedophilia as that is sex with children and would quality as adultery also.

Divorce does not mean adultery. Divorcing for any reason other than "porneia" and marrying another means adultery. The adultery is committed in the remarriage of someone else. Paul said that if a Christian woman divorces her husband, let her remain single or go back to him. Neither the husband or the wife committed adultery by divorcing, but if they did not remain single and married someone else, they would have committed adultery.

1 Corinthians 7:10-11 "To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife."

How can divorce = adultery if the Christian husband and wife can be reconciled? They committed adultery on each other? This makes no sense based on what we read in the Bible. Clearly, only if they remarry is it adultery, unless, "porneia" was committed.

Matthew 5:32 "But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery."

Why does it "make her commit adultery"? Because remarriage is ASSUMED. A woman would not survive in those days if she were alone. She would have to remarry. And the man that marries this same divorced woman, commits adultery because her husband has divorced her for another reason other than sexual immorality. If she committed sexual immorality, then God sees the marriage covenant broken and the two are no longer one flesh.

This is the teaching in the Christian faith.

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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2015, 06:06:38 AM »
Indeed what you post is of what your faith taught as in the Greek chapters about Jesus. But do you really believe that during the time of Moses. A woman with a divorce certificate means  a woman with the sin of adultery?

And as a man saw a woman with a divorce certificate. He chose to marry the woman with sin of adultery. And later the 1st husband also wanted to remarry the woman with past immoral sin after her new husband dies.

That is also like saying Moses failed to carry out punishment of stoning on adultery due to Moses not able to find any witnesses. And in the end, Moses created a method of issuing divorce certificate = woman that had carried out adutlery.

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Deut 24:1 means divorce due to wife displeasing husband, not solely due to doing naked or illicit sex. and the Greek books abolish the permission given by Moses by saying Jesus only allow it if its due to adultery.

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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2015, 06:27:30 AM »
Indeed what you post is of what your faith taught as in the Greek chapters about Jesus. But do you really believe that during the time of Moses. A woman with a divorce certificate means  a woman with the sin of adultery?

And as a man saw a woman with a divorce certificate. He chose to marry the woman with sin of adultery. And later the 1st husband also wanted to remarry the woman with past immoral sin after her new husband dies.

That is also like saying Moses failed to carry out punishment of stoning on adultery due to Moses not able to find any witnesses. And in the end, Moses created a method of issuing divorce certificate = woman that had carried out adutlery.

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Deut 24:1 means divorce due to wife displeasing husband, not solely due to doing naked or illicit sex. and the Greek books abolish the permission given by Moses by saying Jesus only allow it if its due to adultery.

Of course not. The woman with a divorce certificate was often put away for any reason at all, even though Moses said for "uncleanness". Without the certificate, it looked like she was still married. The certificate was her proof that she was divorced. Yes, the man "could" have been marrying a woman who may have committed adultery in her first marriage. The first marriage is over, regardless of who committed the adultery. But it might not have been actually for adultery. The man would know that she committed some "indecency" and so her husband sent her away. That indecency should have been actually sexual immorality (as Jesus tells us), but because of wicked men, it could have been anything because they called anything they didn't like about their wives "indecency". She still had her divorce certificate either way, regardless of what exactly she did to "deserve" to be divorced and she could remarry.

Jesus is simply explaining that a man could not divorce for "any cause", even though wicked men did and Moses had to implement something to protect the wives. Moses said for something indecent. They believed that to be for anything they deemed to be indecent. They could divorce her because she broke a dish, or burned his meal, or maybe because she was getting old and was not as attractive anymore. Jesus explains that it was not a reason for a husband to divorce and the only indecent thing would be sexual immorality.

So Jesus and Moses do not contradict each other, that is my point.

I guess we can agree to disagree on this matter. Thank you for the dialogue and for being respectful as we discussed this together. I very much appreciate your kindness.

 

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