The Law and Divorce

Reading Assignment:

Matthew 19:1-12
Mark 10:1-12
Luke 16:14-18

Genesis 2:23-25
Deuteronomy 24:1-4

Did you understand what you read?

  1. Why did the Pharisees scoff at Jesusí parables?
  2. Why did the Pharisees think they were in the right? Why werenít they justified?
  3. When did the teachings of God change?
  4. What did Jesus mean when he said, ďand everyone is forcing his way into itĒ?
  5. Despite the change in teaching, did the Law fail?
  6. What question, concerning the Law did the Pharisees ask Jesus?
  7. What was Jesusí answer?
  8. Why did the Pharisees object to Jesusí answer?
  9. Was divorce something God commanded? Why did it exist?
  10. Ignoring the exception clause for the moment, what is the consequence of divorcing and remarrying in general?
  11. Does divorce without remarriage make a person an adulterer?
  12. Can only a husband divorce his wife?
  13. When is remarriage allowed after a divorce?
  14. Can the person who committed fornication remarry without becoming an adulterer?
  15. What was the reaction of the disciples to this teaching?
  16. What are the three reasons a person might live without sexual relations?