Male And Female, Marriage And Divorce, Husband And Wife

The LORD God planted a Garden eastward in Eden, and there He (God Almighty) put the man whom He (God Almighty) had formed. And out of the ground The LORD God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The Tree of Life was also in the midst of The Garden, and The Tree of The Knowledge of Good and evil. Then The LORD God took the man and put him in The Garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And The LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden YOU may freely eat; but of The Tree of The Knowledge of Good and evil YOU shall not eat, for in the day that YOU eat of it YOU shall surely die.” And The LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I (God Almighty) will make him a helper comparable to him.” And The LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He (God Almighty) took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which The LORD God had taken from man He (God Almighty) made into a woman, and He (God Almighty) brought her to the man. And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his Father and Mother and be Joined to his Wife, and they shall become One Flesh. And Adam called his Wife’s name Eve, because she was The Mother of all living.

In The Day that God created Man, He (God Almighty) made him in The Likeness of God. He (God Almighty) created them Male and Female, and Blessed them and called them Mankind in The Day they were Created.

Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these sayings, that He (Jesus Christ) departed from Galilee and came to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. And great multitudes followed Him (Jesus Christ), and He (Jesus Christ) healed them there. The Pharisees also came to Him (Jesus Christ), testing Him (Jesus Christ), and saying to Him (Jesus Christ), “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his Wife for just any reason?” And He (Jesus Christ) answered and said to them, “Have YOU not read that He (God Almighty) who made them at the beginning ‘made them Male and Female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his Father and Mother and be Joined to his Wife, and the Two shall become One Flesh’? So then, they are no longer Two but One Flesh. Therefore what God has Joined Together, let not man separate.” They said to Him (Jesus Christ), “Why then did Moses command to give a Certificate of Divorce, and to put her away?” He (Jesus Christ) said to them, “Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted YOU to Divorce your Wives, but from the beginning it was not so. And I (Jesus Christ) say to YOU, whoever Divorces his Wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.” His Disciples said to Him (Jesus Christ), “If such is the case of the man with his Wife, it is better not to marry.”

Then He (Jesus Christ) arose from there and came to the region of Judea by the other side of the Jordan. And multitudes gathered to Him (Jesus Christ) again, and as He (Jesus Christ) was accustomed, He (Jesus Christ) taught them again. The Pharisees came and asked Him (Jesus Christ), “Is it lawful for a man to Divorce his Wife?” testing Him (Jesus Christ). And He (Jesus Christ) answered and said to them, “What did Moses command YOU?” They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a Certificate of Divorce, and to dismiss her.” And Jesus answered and said to them, “Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote YOU this precept. But from The Beginning of The Creation, God ‘made them Male and Female.’ ‘For this reason a man shall leave his Father and Mother and be joined to his Wife, and the Two shall become One Flesh’; so then they are no longer Two, but One Flesh. Therefore what God has Joined Together, let not man separate.” In the house His (Jesus Christ) Disciples also asked Him (Jesus Christ) again about the same matter. So He (Jesus Christ) said to them, “Whoever Divorces his Wife and marries another commits adultery against her. And if a woman divorces her Husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own Wife, and let each woman have her own Husband. Let the Husband render to his Wife the affection due her, and likewise also the Wife to her Husband. The Wife does not have authority over her own body, but the Husband does. And likewise the Husband does not have authority over his own body, but the Wife does. Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that YOU may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt YOU because of your lack of self-control.

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