Tuesdays are great because each Tuesday is a brand new Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday. Today’s verse comes from the New Testament and directly from the mouth of Jesus. It’s a mix of sex and misogyny and words today that are ignored by most Christians!
“I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.” – Matthew 19:9
A man cannot divorce a woman for any reason except sexual immorality. In other words, a marriage can be dissolved if a woman sleeps around. But what if a man does the same? Jesus says nothing on this. Apparently, it’s okay for men to sleep around. The verse also discusses nothing about consent. What if husband and wife agree to this? Is it wrong? In my opinion no. Per the Bible, however, only God can give consent and he often does when he wants to kill you. 🙂
Moreover, most Christians don’t follow the words of Jesus spoken in this verse. Many Christians (and non-Christians to be fair) are divorced. Many of those divorces have nothing to do with infidelity. Yet the Bible demands those people to remain in unhappy marriages. Great for family values, right? You must remain unhappy! There are many pastors/preachers/priests who are divorced and re-married. And those who are not divorced often don’t care that others are divorced and re-married. That is a good thing. It shows society is much more moral than God/Jesus. On the other hand, it’s hypocritical for Christians to demand we follow some verses, but not others.