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1 And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again.
2 And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.
3 And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?
4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.
5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
10 And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter.
11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.
12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
I submit that it is imperative that the matter concerning marriage, as it is plainly presented in the scripture, be perfectly understood before any speculation regarding this sacred and holy institution ordained of GOD, is offered by any for the betterment of Society. Once again, just as it is written in the Book of Matthew, Chapter 19 so is the account in the Book of Mark, Chapter 10. The Pharisees approach Christ with the Law, tempting him. Again, Christ turns them back to their Torah, even as he did in the Book of Matthew, before the time of Moses’ Law, to the beginning of creation. Surely, by now it should be apparent that what GOD called one flesh, even from the beginning, is that which most accurately defines marriage in the Sight of GOD, as declared by the Son of GOD. Disagreement is only foolishness; for here, Christ Jesus straightly declares, “But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female. For this cause”, says Christ, “shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” *(Mark 10:6-9 Emphasis added.)
Indubitably, the model of marriage, which is honourable in all, is not the joining of a man to an harlot (fornication), or the joining of a man to another man’s wife (adultery), or even the joining of a man to an whore. Rather, the joining of a man to his own beloved wife in the Sight of GOD to become one flesh is honourable. Furthermore, it is evident that the man who merely puts away a wife only to marry another commits adultery against her, in effect, causing her to resort to another man for her covering, provision, protection, and duty of marriage. (See Matthew 5:32) In the biblical model, the act of adultery is hinged upon the marital status of the woman and the putting away of a spouse without cause. In the Book of Matthew, Chapter Nineteen, verse nine, Christ Jesus says “And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication,and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.”* Yes, there is certainly an exception because Christ said so and he stated what it was. To say otherwise is to call Christ a liar. * (Emphasis added).
Again, in the Book of Matthew, Chapter Five, the dedicated reader would discover the account of Christ filling up the proverbial cup of the law to the brim, while delivering his famous sermon on the mount. In this account Christ Jesus is quoted, in verse thirty-two, declaring, “But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, CAUSETH her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.” (Emphasis added.) So it remains to mankind, that there is still a lawful putting away by a writ of divorcement (by the law of the husband), which thing is recorded in the Book of Deuteronomy, Chapter Twenty-Four; and it is by this law that the Pharisees sought to trap Christ in his own words; but failed miserably. Christ identified the “uncleanness” in Deuteronomy, Chapter Twenty-Four, to their own shame: For the hardness of heart the LORD GOD permitted Moses to establish this GOD-given precept regarding the lawful putting away of a wife. There was only one cause for a man to engage in the merciful act of lawful divorcement and hardness of heart caused it.
The cause for this lawful act is plainly cited by Christ, twice in the Book of Matthew, and more generally (and discretely) stated in the Book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 24. For this reason I would also encourage the reader to consider the words the Son of man spoke to all his disciples concerning the moral law of GOD in the Book of Matthew, Chapter Five:
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew, Chapter Five, verses seventeen through nineteen – emphasis added.)
Yet the student of scripture is often told that the New Testament has completely abolished the Old Testament and we just don’t do it that way anymore. Perhaps that is the problem: Perhaps “society at large” needs to pay closer attention to the moral code and the law that Christ Jesus declared he did not come to destroy, but to fulfill. Perhaps Christians need to realize that the owe ness is upon them to establish the law! (See: Romans 3:31) Evidently, the Son of man thought the law that he did not come to destroy needed to be preserved and established. After all, he openly declared that he came to fulfill the law — not to destroy it. It would seem to me that Christ also came to establish the law. I leave it to the conscience of the reader, as I am merely a student of the scripture. Yet, this student has also consulted with several pastors, theologians, bishops, elders, ministers, and rabbis over the course of nearly half a century only to learn that GOD’s moral law does not change. Those ethical or moral matters that pertain to good and bad, right and wrong, better or worse, are still the same in the Sight of the Changeless One, even as they were from the beginning. Yes, it is still a sin to steal, bear false witness, covet my neighbour’s possessions, murder, or to take my brother’s wife in marriage (with or without ceremony). Frankly put, GOD’s moral law has not changed one iota. Right is still right — wrong is still wrong. Do pastors teach this?
The Son of man boldly declared before the Pharisees that it was indeed possible for a man to marry another man’s wife. He called it adultery. The Apostle Paul also admonished the church, stating that when a man joins to an harlot that the two still become one flesh.
The Son of man stated that when a man joined to a wife, once again, the two became one flesh. Even when the Pharisees tempted Christ Jesus, he flatly reminded them precisely what the act of marriage actually produced, calling it one flesh. He did not beat around the bush; he did not set up a smoke screen of confusion regarding wedding ceremonies and ceremonial laws, customs, traditions, documents, or licenses, etc. touching the subject of marriage. He merely pointed them back to the beginning of creation and plainly told his accusers in no uncertain terms that marriage from the beginning was (and still is) one flesh. After Christ ascended the apostle Paul also made the same reference to one flesh.
There is no sound reason for anyone to believe that the meaning of marriage between man and woman has changed. Marriage is still one flesh no matter how often it happens, or with whom it happens, and no matter how many people it happens with. Therefore the serious matter of sinful marriage of a man to an harlot, or to an whore, or to another man’s wife is still one flesh in the Sight of GOD. Wherefore the adulterous marriage of a man and another man’s wife is still one flesh, however compromised and corrupt it may be. The “very act” of marriage between a man and a woman is still union in the flesh. Marriage is indeed the act of sexual conjugation between members of opposite genders. Regardless of how ever they might decide to “cut the cake”, or even if there is no official wedding ceremony to speak of, the act of union in the flesh is what constitutes marriage in the Sight of GOD. If it were suffice for the Son of man to call it one flesh in the fullness of times, why then, is it not considered sufficient even unto this day? Why aren’t pastors telling the young men that every woman they conjugate with in the flesh is also someone whom they have married? Why isn’t this biblical truth currently circulating throughout every church and every institution claiming to uphold the Holy Bible? Why aren’t pastors actively preaching this biblical doctrine today? Why aren’t our young women likewise being warned that this is marriage in the Sight of GOD? A: The Devil is in the details.
Yea, it is for a lack of knowledge and for the want of filthy lucre! The world is full of all manner of sin and fornication. The worldly desire a civil certificate from an official to give them a clean bill of health whereby they seek approval to continue in sin! The ministers of the world call the good thing evil and the evil thing good! Yea, they set forth the sweet for the bitter and the bitter for the sweet! The so-called “ordained” keep silent for the sake of making merchandise of people, thereby securing their secularist license to sell licenses! They sell marriages and divorcements in much the same way that indulgences are regularly sold by the papists and pious pontificators of Romanist popery! So do the Popes of Protestantism the same. These operate in confederation with secularist lawyers, marriage merchants, and the rich and falsely empowered rulers of the darkness of this world, to cause the common man to establish false covenants with Caesar! Pastors that pander to the meat market of political correctness; but right or wrong, good or bad, richer or poorer, vows or no vows, one flesh is marriage, with or without the writ of approval fashioned after the scheming designs of corrupt politicians and malicious magistrates. The sodomite sector in the legal profession is prevailing and bringing a whole “new” definition to the concept of legal “marriage” by means of paper contract in accordance with civil law.
How shall I put it any plainer? How shall I explain to the lost sheep that they have been lied to from successive generation after generation and that every time that they join in the flesh of their own volition with a member of opposite gender they do indeed marry? For two, saith he, shall be one flesh and this precept has never once changed from the beginning. GOD is not mocked and Son of man surely did not lie. Sometimes a measure of repetition is required before the message finally “sinks in”. Regardless of how many times I repeat the scripture the non-scriptural act of licensing what GOD called marriage will not make marriage any more righteous or honourable in the Sight of GOD. Whether the act of marriage is adulterous, rife with fornication, or pure and holy (the LORD knoweth) it is still marriage; because marriage, according to the Holy Scripture and inspired word of GOD, is one flesh — every time, without exception.
Friend, there is absolutely no escaping this fundamental truth. Either the act is marriage, or it is rape. There is no middle ground concerning this issue. Anyone who teaches that the willful act of voluntarily conjugation in the flesh is not marriage is in direct denial of the absolute Word of GOD. They are in fact, supporting and promoting one of the greatest lies and hoaxes ever known to plague humanity. Despite whether or not they are aware of the consequences of their error, in so doing, they are indubitably, in servitude to the Deceiver. Those who insist on holding the truth in unrighteousness will receive that recompense we all know is meet. I am not one to mince words concerning what GOD called one flesh. The reason the truth is not being told is because it is not popular; it puts control back in the hands of the Maker, and greatly reduces the risk of selling and merchandising of human lives – slavery. Evidently, the rulers of the darkness of this world overshadow the saints!
Please consider the alternative line of thinking for a moment ... A young man takes a young woman in marriage according to his and her carnal knowledge and according to what thus saith the LORD. He most certainly has knowledge of her, but he denies that he has married her because the pastor, or the bishop, or the elder said so. His reason for this is because he did not have a wedding ceremony, or that he did not sign a certificate, or a license, or that he did not take the tokens of her virginity according to the customs and/or traditions of the people and the laws of the land. The Holy Bible says that they are one flesh; but because the church teaches a different doctrine (which is contrary to the scripture) he counts it as a light thing. After all, he reasons, “I am not really married”. So, is this what the Holy Bible teaches? No, I should think not. In truth, and according to the volume of the Book, he and she are both as married in the Sight of GOD as Adam and Eve were. Nonetheless, because his church and his failing community have chosen to disregard such an union as genuine, unmitigated marriage, he is then considered free to go and sin some more; for he has taken a thing esteemed holy and ordained of GOD and has counted it unclean. He has been taught to discount marriage (one flesh) for fornication and to shirk responsibility for his actions. The pastor and his church have conditioned him to believe a lie. He quickly learns that this sort of thing can be easily forgiven because he has merely “fornicated”, not realizing, or perhaps ignoring the biblical fact that when a virgin marries she has not sinned and that he may not put her away all his days. (Deuteronomy 22:29) But in having neglected to sign a paper writ validating his duty of marriage he regards himself “off the hook” and duty free in spite of having taken the tokens of that maiden’s virginity. The young man is taught to believe he did not abandon a wife because “it wasn’t really official”, saith the liar and the deceiver. It is all forgiven, saith the minister of licenses; but it is a lie! Where will the young man actually have the opportunity to hear the unmitigated truth about marriage if it isn’t even taught according to the scripture in his church? Will he hear it from secularist liars? In the example provided, this is precisely the same sort of licentious thinking whereby many have taken license with the writ of civil contract, not only to falsely justify marriages that are not honourable in the Sight of GOD, but also to inwardly reason that other such frivolous unions made without the writ of contract are not really marriages! It is wicked lie which pastors and ministers alike perpetrate all too often in willful, if not voluntary, ignorance. In so doing, they take license with the law and generate confusion among the assembly, failing to rightly divide the word of truth. These ministers and rulers of darkness give place to licentiousness and violence in the assembly, causing the church great compromise. They do surely err, not knowing the scriptures; for by the violation of this sacred and holy covenant between GOD, man, and wife, the institution of marriage, ordained of GOD from the beginning, is consequently reduced to the status of a pathetic paper contract. In the beginning it was not so.
It can well be argued that the writ was introduced to better facilitate the buying and selling of marriages at the hands of high-priced lawyers for people of stature and influence. Christians must be fully prepared to stand on the Word of GOD and call a spade a spade. Already the dark shadow of Sodomy has been sweeping over our nations as a result of what man has reduced the meaning of marriage to be in his own eyes, rather than deferring to the Sight of GOD. People are continually and needlessly made ashamed for naught, by the setting at nought, having satisfied the requirements concerning what GOD first called marriage from the beginning, while the licensing of this ordinance is become little more than legalism operating at the greatest levels of treachery ever devised. It is violence, in the truest sense of the word, and those lying ministers who disagree will answer to GOD for it on judgment day. Already it should be obvious that the license to divorce, which many have come to regard as a marriage license, is as tissue paper deceitfully used to “clean up” the filthiest of practices ever known to man, in a false sanctification and perverse mockery of what the LORD GOD first called marriage from the beginning. Thus saith the LORD:
“Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant. And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously. Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment? *
*(Malachi 2:14-17 – Emphasis added)
No amount of legalism will ever disguise the truth. Pastors have sold out to the god of this world in false covenants that are contrary to the Living Word and GOD will recompense. The scriptures plainly state that the first available woman to whom a man joins with in the flesh of his and her own volition also becomes his wife! However, pastors have sold out to the god of this world in false covenants that are contrary to the Word of truth! They have compromised the faith for want of filthy lucre and they have catered to the approval of the rulers of the darkness of this world. How it came to be that the churches decided that the witness of men takes precedence over the Witness and the Sight of GOD, I will not surmise. What is far more significant in truth is that the Lord and Saviour of Mankind expressly pointed every example touching the institution of marriage back to the beginning and consistently referred to it as one flesh. No paper writ was required for this, no rings, no certificates — not even vows. Now this was, and is, marriage in the Sight of GOD. Christ Jesus called it one flesh, but man has called it something else. Christ told the “authorities” of his day what was so from the beginning and bear witness that GOD called marriage one flesh. The scripture states: If we receive the witness of men, the witness of GOD is even greater. (1 John 5:9) How is it then that the assembly is falsely taught that except a marriage between a man and a woman is accompanied with a wedding ceremony, a secularist writ of permission, and the blessing of a pastor, that GOD has not witnessed their union and hence, this union cannot be regarded as marriage in the Sight of GOD? Is GOD blind? Should we remind GOD to “get with the program” because in the beginning it was not so? Is He in need of council? Was GOD looking the other way when the matter of marriage “escaped” His attention? Is the Sight of GOD grown so dim?
How ludicrous! How irreverent! How utterly blasphemous... Do pastors have to be, before it will finally occur to them that they need to stop trying to limit GOD? There is no thing that is hid from Him, or from His Sight — including every single falsehood that every pastor preaches. Marriage is conjugation in the flesh — PERIOD. This basic truth has never changed from the beginning. Honourable and godly marriage always embraces the spirit of human kind in the Spirit of the LORD, so the pastor would do well to take heed to his spirit and take care to preach the truth as it is written in the volume of the Book. GOD is a Spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth says the scripture! “This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church”, said the Apostle. Alas, something is dreadfully rotten in the state of churchly vanity today. Something about this institution of marriage stinks to high heaven! People are just not listening to the Voice of the Shepherd. Instead, they are listening to the voice of the deceiver who sought to reduce the covenant of godly marriage to a licentiousness practice by means of a license! Marriage has in essence, become a paper chase! Evidently, those lawyers Christ so vehemently rebuked are still at their old game. For Christ did also say of these same deceivers, “Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.”* So it was, that nearly a century ago, most of North America suffered marriage without the writ of the secularist license until 1923 and by 1929 divorce by civil writ more than tripled.
Pastors have made their covenants with Caesar and Jezebel, teaching the congregation to obey the rulers of the darkness of this world rather than them that are rulers indeed. But I digress. The truth is just not that popular and it never was since the beginning. I pray that the reader bears with me as I unravel part of that tangled web that has kept our culture and churches in bondage to such strong delusion and unnecessary shame as it suffers in this present age. This delusion is incomparable to any other grand scheme devised by the devil himself to keep a stumbling block before all who would serve GOD in spirit and in truth. I am an old man with very little to lose by declaring what the LORD GOD revealed to me concerning marriage in His Sight. It is rather easy for me to declare the truth without flinching as one pastor learned recently when we compared notes. No matter how angry or offended any might be by my words, I have already lived a full life and now I live to teach and preach the full Bible truth. If I were to die tomorrow at least I would leave this world knowing that I made every effort to ensure that the generations that follow after me had an opportunity to know the truth concerning what the LORD GOD called marriage.
Yea, the assemblies are being taught to eat doctrines sacrificed to idols of a false liberty. I only wish some honest pastor would have told me the truth about marriage when I was a young man; but better men than me endeavored to do the same and suffered greater things in so doing. Devout men such as James Campbell, Martin Madan, Martin Luther, and John Wesley, did also testify that this interpretation of marriage was indeed the truth and many others did so under penalty of death! Why would men like these stake their lives on such a thing if they did not know of a certainty that this sort of union was indeed in every wit precisely what the LORD GOD called marriage from the beginning? Admittedly, like all men, they too, had their faults; but I do not believe they were so ignorant as to defend such a basic and profound doctrine, even to the death in some cases, unless it were true. The ordinances of GOD are sure and the testimony of His Person remains forevermore. Surely there is a reason why Christ Jesus continually turned the attention of the religious leaders back to what He called THE BEGINNING. Now this is the very model of marriage that the LORD GOD did honour, recognize, regulate, and bless. Even he unto whom the Word of GOD came (and the scripture cannot be broken) plainly called it one flesh! Unto this day, there is no example of it being anything else but this. Marriage is one flesh every time it happens, no matter whom it happens with, regardless of marital status. This does not mean that I despise the traditional wedding ceremony or even the customs of the land when they are true to the scripture. The wedding ceremony is for the witness of both men and GOD; but it is equally important to avoid the implication that GOD is blind. Those old “shot gun wedding” laws certainly carried considerably more honour and dignity than the many sad excuses we have for civil marriage that our courtrooms currently employ.
A large part of the time men don’t even provide for their own children because they are too busy providing for another man’s offspring (and all too often unbeknownst to that man). Should the reader’s eyes fully open to what I am sharing they will soon discover that what I am declaring is actually liberating. Yea, it is good news! The yoke of the LORD is easy and His burden is light! I would also beseech the reader to remember the words of Christ: “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” Yet, I will certainly take issue with pastors and ministers who pretend to know the truth while they continue to spew forth the devil’s doctrine under the false premise that Christians must also obey the ungodly “laws of the land”. The Holy Bible says no such thing and none of the disciples ever taught this custom; but even today, Christians who refuse to obey ungodly laws are often “thrown to the lions”. In their refusal to obey ungodly laws of the land, Christians do not sin. Real Christians are martyred practically every day for disobedience to ungodly laws.
Few people today know what I share here and even fewer know what I am about to share in the chapters that follow. Somebody moved the goal posts and somebody changed the rules. I did not change the rules but the rules were changed before I was born. I discovered the official rule book’s policies governing marriage in the Sight of GOD that were written in the volume of that same book now sitting in every court of law in North America and the western world today. This is that same book which every witness is required to take oath by. The modern English with its modified definitions of specific words have rendered the true meaning of the script unintelligible. The New Age Bible of today tells a different story, a work of fiction that is contrary to the Word of GOD. It would not surprise me if I were to discover that most people actually believe that the idea of a marriage license is scriptural. There is no “thou shalt sign a license of marriage contract before marrying a spouse” law in the scripture. So-called Common-Law marriage existed long before there was any writ of license in existence. It was called “Common Law” because it was that law which was common to all, not just the aristocracy and the elites of the world who desired to protect their wealth by means of the said contract. In other words, the licensing of the institution of marriage was optional; and, in most countries, marriage by writ of contract is still optional, as it should be. Christians need not rely upon such laws that they might later take one another before a magistrate to divide those spoils of a war against marriage.
Like vultures hovering over a wounded animal, so have the lawyers and the jackals of this present age groomed marriages to suffer and die at the hands of pretentious magistrates. Even as money once consisted of hard currency so has marriage been reduced to the status of a paper promise and the filthy fiat of fornication by means of a secularist license. In marriage they have the people “coming” and in “divorcement” they have them going. The job is not officially complete until the paper work is done, we are told. If only these rulers and printers of money had trusted in GOD as they declare! Throughout the ages, historical revisionists and social reversionists have consistently and traditionally redefined specific words in the English language (and in the languages of others) such as “marriage”, “adultery”, “divorce”, “fornication”, etc. All humankind is now being brought into the bondage of a new traditional law, a new world order with a whole new way of thinking and interpreting the scriptures. Nonetheless the Holy Bible was first translated into a language by yet another language, and was later modified to better suit the permissive proclivities of modern times. Such exploits as these would render our understanding of the Holy Scriptures nothing less than perverse. In many cases, these revised renderings and private interpretations are completely inaccurate abominations passed off for “daily bread”.
The scriptures warned the early church that this time would come. The Apostle John also stated that those persons responsible for bringing in the approved heresies of the antichrist were already among them and came out from them that they should be made manifest. The Apostle Paul spoke likewise concerning the antichrist declaring that this people were already in their midst. Many Christians fail to understand that the antichrist arrived right after Christ ascended unto the Father. Some are still led to believe that the antichrist is a particular person — the false prophet; but the scriptures declare that the antichrist is a vast organization of people. Anyone who is not of Christ is antichrist and these have that spirit of antichrist. Public educators and social engineers would teach society how to re-think their language by re-defining and changing virtually all the original definitions of those words which they consider “archaic”, rather than developing new words for their new age concepts. Meanwhile, well-meaning people continue to place their trust in those pastors and biblical teachers who, for the most part, have redefined the Holy Bible with new age dictionaries which pervert our language; but the Holy Bible is not nearly defined by the gospel according to Webster (2009 version). Only corruption can result from this practice.
In truth, the Holy Bible is defined by the language of the age in which it was first written and translated. The Holy Bible defines itself. Society has strayed from the Word of GOD more than ever before, so Christians cannot safely rely on these modern interpretations anymore. Modern Society is become the sorry victim of the Zeitgeist of the new, while the “time for change” has always been the here and the now. The world is “an hungering” for sweet, stinking lies, custom-tailored to fit the lustful interpretations of the worldly, while the social engineers of the modern era and new age are only too happy to comply with their insatiable appetites. I’ll say it again: We have been hoodwinked! And I dare say there are some pastors out there who know it, but are too afraid to speak up and declare the truth! I am not one of them. I will not cower before my persecutors for stating the truth. I will declare the truth while I yet live and breathe in this mortal body of flesh and blood. This is my mission and this is the purpose of this book that you are now reading.
I rather doubt that it is necessary to remind the reader that there is no holy covenant that does not involve the shedding of blood. If physical evidence of lawful marriage is required by any then it should be produced in accordance with the scripture or it should be left alone. (Deuteronomy 22:13-22) Legalism is always answerable to the law of GOD and this is one thing many legalists rarely seem to remember in their zeal when approaching others with the law. The Apostle Paul knew better than the best concerning the law, admonishing the legalists of his time regarding this fact. Paul often spoke to those who knew the law, proving its inability to redeem even the righteous from error by the deadness of the letter and the writ. By and through the redefining of our language we have been witnessing the collapse of all that we know to be a sound and healthy Christian culture. Marriage is no longer marriage, divorcement is no longer divorcement, adultery is no longer adultery, and even fornication is no longer fornication. As illustrated in the example of George Orwell’s famous novel, 1984, the New World thought police are still hard at work. Only recently have these social engineers been so bold as to start showing their faces publicly. With the new “same sex marriage” laws embraced by Canada, the United Kingdom, and other nations all these words that pertain to the institution, or state, of marriage are being redefined, even as was the case in previous generations. Soon, the words “mother” or “father”, or the words “husband” or “wife” will also be considered “archaic” as these words are currently slated by social engineers to be replaced with more politically correct terminology. If something drastic is not done about it shortly, these terms will most certainly be removed from our laws to be replaced with other pre-existing words — phrases such as “spouse”, or “guardian”, or “life partner” etc. and those “old” words will eventually be downgraded in the generations to follow, which will be provided new age dictionaries just as we have been so lavishly provided by our public educators of thought.
The book you currently hold may read like a cheap novel written by some radical conspiracy theorist and I only wish this were the case; but alas, this book is not nearly a work of fiction. Sadly, it is the truth. Friend, you have been robbed! Many today would claim to know what marriage between a man and a woman is, but do they really know what actually constitutes a legitimate marriage in the Sight of GOD? I believe that only a few years ago GOD confirmed the answer to this question for me because so many today seem to never think to even ask GOD to show them what the biblical word “marriage” actually means. I was one of the few who did decide to ask the Boss. Like many sound, biblical answers that rarely ever seem very profound, this answer is no exception even though it was before my eyes the whole time. It was also before the eyes of the first man, and woman, and it before the eyes of every generation that preceded us. It was even before the eyes of those Pharisees when they vainly looked beyond what the LORD GOD first called marriage from the beginning, casting their gaze upon the putting away (separation) and the legal writ of divorcement (the dissolution of marriage) for every and any cause. Today, it is still before the eyes of every divorce lawyer and it is before every judge and every magistrate of every nation that would honour that very same union between man and wife, which the Holy Bible plainly called "one flesh" even from the beginning. Oh, how our rulers, our leaders, our secular governments, priests and kings alike, would deign to call it anything but what the LORD GOD plainly called it from the beginning.
Before I go any further I should like to say a thing or two about obeying “them that have the rule over you”. (See: Hebrews 13:7) The servants of satan do not have the rule over the people of GOD, but the godly obey them that are rulers indeed. A general election will not make anyone a godly ruler. Popularity, charisma, abundance of wealth, or worldly power will not make anyone a godly ruler either. Christians must be prepared to lay down their lives for the truth’s sake if need be. That is also why there are Christian martyrs who only obey them that have the rule over them indeed — even unto the point of death. Peter was a Christian martyr who disobeyed the rulers of darkness and died for the cause of Christ. Christian martyrs do not obey the devil and his lies. To suffer wrong at the hands of a brother or a sister is not to suffer the devil. No Christian is commanded of GOD to suffer the devil “for the Lord’s sake”. If your pastor tells you to obey wicked laws leave the church immediately. Attend a godly place of worship: Your pastor is a deceiver.
The devil rules his own, but anything that is contrary to the scripture and the Word is not from above. Rather, we read in scripture that the Word is the true light and that we, the children of light, are required to give “thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son”. (Colossians 1:12-13 – emphasis added) We obey them that have the rule over us indeed and we pay no heed to those wicked deceivers and licensed liars teaching the false doctrine of the Neo-Pharisees, whose “orders” and legalistic leaven are not from above. Christians do not obey the princes of the power of darkness in the service of a lie. Christians obey the truth. The rulers of the darkness of this world are not granted the rule over GOD’s own people by GOD! Alas, GOD’s own people bring a curse upon their own heads every time they obey the lie. This is one of the best-kept secrets in the world of churchly vanity and so few pastors are currently prepared to stand up, step forth, and tell the assembly the real deal. The Word of GOD plainly says: “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19) Evidently, those registered pastors, having made their covenants, and having received the approval and blessing of secularist government, still take their orders precisely in the same fashion as the ministers and the minions of Adolph Hitler once did. History would appear to be repeating itself. As it is written: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers [notice the word “powers”], against the rulers of the darkness of this world [notice the term “against the rulers”], against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12 – emphasis added)
Pretenders to power are not nearly the biblical powers that be, but these are only puppets for the powers and principalities of the rulers of the darkness of this world! GOD has not commanded the children of light to obey the servants of satan contrary to His moral law. Don’t let any false minister deceive you to believe otherwise. Making merchandise of the LORD’s people is a sin! Selling people into bondage for filthy lucre’s sake is not from the LORD! GOD will recompense. “Woe unto you, lawyers!” declared JESUS over and over and over again. He was not repeating himself in vain. The lawyers at that time made the secular laws, even as they still do to day. They also added ungodly laws to suit their own, selfish agendas, usurping the commandments of the LORD and teaching tradition for law.
Yet the scripture declared their heathen traditions a vanity and warned the people not to follow in them. Corruption in high places is found everywhere in the world while lawyers and magistrates continue to make tidy profits from the unjust laws that they fabricated, defining and redefining the law to suit their own, temporal directives. Therefore, have they also changed the meaning of the word “marriage” and the meaning of the word “adultery” to make these legal terms more flexible and malleable to suit the purposes of legal (but not necessarily lawful) ends and financial gain. For the most part, these lawmakers are not the least bit concerned about what the Holy Bible says with respect to such things as marriage, or adultery, or even divorcement. The bottom line is money, the want of filthy lucre, and all too often their particular brand of “justice” can be purchased for a price of a well-seasoned attorney. Nonetheless, GOD’s moral law does not change.
JESUS said it best: Marriage between a man and a woman (even if the woman is an harlot or an adulteress) is indeed one flesh. I would turn the reader to the words of our Lord and Saviour, but only GOD can open the eyes of the blind. The Apostle Paul said, “It is good for a man not to touch a woman”. This is an hard saying, but nonetheless true. The disciples understood exactly what the Master was saying about marriage. They said to Christ that if the case were so with the man and his wife that it is better for a man not to marry! Christ told them that all men cannot receive this saying save they to whom it is given; for no man can receive this saying except that he is called of GOD to do so. The Apostle Paul also stated in the First Book of Corinthians, Chapter 7, that the man who married (referring to godly marriage in the church) did well; but also that the man who did not give in marriage (having no necessity) did even better! So the student learns that sanctified marriage, having all the various frills, the wedding ceremony, and government approved writ, mom and dad's blessings, etc. still does not top what blessings celibacy in the LORD can bring to a man of GOD, or even to a virgin in the LORD.
My point is this: No Christian should marry except they are called of GOD to marry, having necessity; but if any should ever choose this calling, my advice is to marry only in the LORD. Do not marry a non-believer. I believe that it is doubtful that GOD would call any to marry a non-believer in this present age. I do not forbid any to marry, but would rather encourage the reader to seek the will of GOD in his or her life first. Most pastors fail to explain to the assembly that a marriage need not be sanctified of GOD for it to be one flesh. For this reason (among several others) many marriages are not sanctified of GOD. Sadly, not all marriage is honourable; but all those who marry will be answerable to GOD for every one of their marriages, whether these marriages were sanctified or not, in the here and now, or in the hereafter. No, not all marriage is godly. This is something that should be taught regularly in all churches professing to serve Christ.
The LORD will bless all legitimate unions regardless of where one makes their altar and if a virgin marry, she has not sinned! Marriage is honourable in all. I do not say that all unions are sanctified of GOD; but rather what saith the scripture? GOD does not miss a thing. Do I then say that the witness of men is greater than the Witness of the Holy Spirit Who does not miss a thing? GOD forbid! Wherefore, if we receive the witness of men, the witness of GOD is greater. Were Adam and Eve married? Indeed they were, for the scripture surely states that Eve was Adam’s wife and called them one flesh, so they were verily married. Although marriage is honourable in all, this does not mean all marriage is honourable. The marriage bed is not always “undefiled” as some are taught; but unholy matrimony, fornication, and adultery are sin! It is unclean! Christ Jesus said to go and sin no more! The apostle Paul said, “Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.” (1 Corinthians 6:15 and 17 – emphasis added). Yea, it is the Spirit and the Blood of the Lamb that sanctify! Paper writs only sanction. There is a difference.
Back in Paul’s time, paper writs were also used to “clean up” messes — just as they are erroneously used today. Clearly then, marriage between a man and a woman is one flesh every time it happens, whether it be honourable or otherwise. This is why the persecutors of plural marriage are commonly such vainglorious hypocrites, failing to understand the true rudiments of marriage in the Sight of GOD. Most people have freely engaged in the “very act” themselves and do not desire to be reminded of their sinful pasts. They want to believe that piece of paper will make it better: All the broken promises, the high school lies, treachery, and deceit. Many have freely sold themselves into such unions for a mere morsel of food, or for a piece of bread; aborting their birth rights, randomly discarded as empty husks in the wind to be forgotten forevermore. Yet, it is not always so easy to forget these unions, no matter how many layers of union upon union one might choose to engage in; rather they tend to linger and they are not so easily relinquished. Even the flesh has memory. Rather such unions today are readily sold to fornication and adultery, without honour, without dignity, without virtue, or veracity. These sorts of marriages are the whoredoms of the flesh and the very deeds of the desperate dogs that commit them.
"And such were some of you", says the scripture, yet so many claiming to be washed, sanctified, and made clean, seem quick to judge others, many of them having failed that same responsibility to those things which they, themselves committed in their own ungodly pasts; bringing the greater condemnation on themselves in the condemning of those that did likewise. The answer is so simple that it would seem that it couldn’t be possible that marriage could be reduced to such a basic thing as "one flesh"; but that is what our Lord called it and GOD does not lie. Verily, our Lord cried out from that cross, "Father, forgive them; they know not what they do!" This same man declared that in the last days that men would be marrying and giving in marriage, as in the days of Noah.
Yes, one can indeed marry a dog. Yes, one can marry an whoremonger. Yes, one can even marry an harlot. Not all marriage is honourable and yes, it is possible to marry an adulterer or adulteress. I would go so far as to say that the churches of GOD have no such custom; but do the churches of GOD make covenants with the rulers of the darkness of this world? Protestants, not unlike their contemptuous Mother, still sell indulgences. These have made a way for the sodomites and the sons and daughters of Belial to validate their mockeries, false covenants, and counterfeit unions to call it all marriage by the means of a filthy piece of paper that has more practical use in a public washroom. Here is your secularist civil marriage license today: stained with the sins of sodomy, defiled by the defenders of a corrupt justice system, established by feces-loving magistrates, upheld by perverts and pontificators alike. What peace can there be while the spirit of Jezebel thrives among those powers and principalities, working her witchcraft and abominations in those high places? They sell, on the behalf of Caesar, religious lies to soothe itching ears, vain flatteries, and false assurances on paper. They are gone the way of the Roman Papacy with their deceitful writs and their legalistic indulgences, offering sanctions and licenses for money and selling morality by the pound. If such fornication does not compromise what the LORD GOD first called marriage from the beginning, then pray tell, what does? What confederation do the saints of GOD have with the rulers of the darkness of this world? No, the old phrase, "Marriage is honourable in all” does not magically translate into the new age phrase, ‘All marriage is honourable’. Rather marriage is all too easy and all too often far too much so, because all marriage between any man and any woman is union in the flesh. What is not so “easy” to attain is what GOD called sanctification. What will it profit a people who marry only in the flesh but are dead in their sins? They might well be one another’s “one and only” but they are still doomed to damnation without the sanctification of Christ, for no amount of licensing and issuing of paper writs will save them. Is this act of licensing not that same licentiousness by which the pastors, bishops, deacons, elders, and all the assembly were forewarned would come?
I am frequently informed that most people do not even know that a wedding ceremony does not amount to marriage; but rather, they think that a mere ceremony and the signing of a writ is the real deal. These sorry couples have been miserably misled to believe a lie. How unfortunate that anyone would regard marriage, an institution established by GOD, as a mere piece of tissue paper! Methinks they confuse the word “official” with the word “offal”. For these would erroneously assume that a paper writ has some magical power to clean up that mess they made in their sinful pasts and all the excrement abandoned and discarded in the wakes they left behind them! The train of the “bride” is covered in blood (or worse) and much violence is hidden under the wedding garments. Do they honestly think they can fool GOD with a piece of paper endorsed by the feces-loving rulers of the darkness of this world? They are verily in for a big surprise if they do! Yea, the Sodomites rejoice in the ignorance of magistrates who give their approval to say that this is that which our LORD called marriage! Yea, all that paper is never going to clean up that mess!
Whoremongers and adulterers, and all those wicked men who neigh after their neighbours' wives, GOD will judge. Certainly there is no veracity in such unions. They are in every wit compromised and polluted with the license as they are without one. They are unclean. This is that price of adultery and fornication: the complete compromise and malicious mockery of all that the LORD GOD first intended marriage to be. Such unions in the flesh cannot be upheld to the glory and honour of the most high GOD, no matter what any pastor may tell you, because such marriages are not honourable despite being unions in the flesh. No good can come of these because they fly in the face of our LORD’s Holy Word, despising all that the LORD GOD called holy and good. The lost are lost and the dead are dead. There is nothing that can be done about the past; but that which was put under the Blood remains under the Blood, for none of it can last if it is sin! Christ Jesus said to go and sin no more. The Apostles do remind the reader that after which one has tasted of that heavenly gift and has verily known the LORD GOD, there “remaineth no more sacrifice” (Hebrews 10:26) that one should afterward willfully continue in adultery and fornication. So here is where the proverbial "buck" stops and where GOD also draws the line. Marriage, between a man and a woman, is one flesh... Every time it happens, but not all marriage is honourable.
The only thing that can ever turn that little "m" into a capital "M" is that sanctification of the Blood of the Lamb. Take it back to the beginning: GOD called marriage “one flesh”. Men, you married in the flesh with every woman you voluntarily joined with in the flesh, whether an harlot, or an whore, or otherwise. Man up to the Word of GOD: Yes, you can marry a prostitute, a slut, an whore, a strumpet, an harlot, a floozy, a trollop, or even an adulteress, and you can count on the fact that GOD didn’t miss it. Marriage alone cannot sanctify the joining of twain to be one flesh because only GOD can sanctify a marriage. Without the sanctification of the Holy Spirit none of it is honourable and all of it is prone to fornication (whoredom). A wife cannot be called an adulteress until after which she has broken her bond to her husband by committing the very act. (See: Romans, Chapter Seven)
After having committed adultery in the flesh, a woman is no longer a wife in the sight of GOD. The act of adultery breaks her marriage bond to her husband's law so that she is then called an adulteress, says the scripture. Marriage to another man's wife is adultery, said Christ. Any man can certainly marry another man's wife; but the sanctification of GOD will not be upon that marriage. Not all marriage is honourable, but the state, or condition, or act, of marriage, in and of itself, is honourable (able to be honoured) in all.
The law of the husbandman only, looses the woman in a divorcement, only in the cause of fornication — not the law of the “wife woman” (there is no such law). The bill of divorcement is what GOD first required at the hand of Moses for any woman to be called "another man's wife" in the Sight of GOD. There is only one lawful cause for divorce, says the Word of GOD. In the beginning Adam and Eve were in every wit husband and wife; but they still married later, though they were already one flesh. Eve is the mother of all living. The most basic and essential requirements for marriage are as follows: A man, a woman, and the Witness of GOD. No wedding party, no frills, no vows, and no paper work: It was still marriage in the sight of GOD. Pastors need to get this right:
And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. (Matthew 19:4-6 emphasis added)
Just marrying someone does not necessarily make him or her a lawful spouse. In order for him or her to be a lawful spouse the marriage must fully comply with GOD's Moral Law. For example, it is not lawful to have another man's wife; yet this fact does not render men incapable of marrying other men's wives. With, or without a ceremony, or signing of a writ the deed is still called adultery in scripture. (Romans 7) An adulteress should not be called a “wife” while the husband of her youth yet lives, any more than an adulterer should be called an husband while he yet lives in adultery with another man’s wife. Now a wedding ceremony cannot make any person any more married than a funeral ceremony makes any corpse any more dead. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of GOD; but the act of a man and a woman joining in the flesh is indeed marriage in the flesh — every time that it happens. That is what most pastors will not tell you: Without the sanctification of GOD, a married couple’s false covenant is already dead in sin and the marriage is also spiritually dead; but it is still marriage in the Sight of GOD nonetheless; however corrupt. Too many pastors today dodge this biblical truth for fear of offending and for licentiousness sake. Dead in Sin + Dead in Sin = Dead in Sin. Even if both parties married as virgins without the sanctification of GOD, this union carries no more hope of its own merit than the sinful union of an harlot and an whoremonger. I will not apologize for this statement, as I am not sorry that no flesh should glory before my LORD and SAVIOUR. Without GOD, all is but a vanity under the sun. Surely every genuine minister of the Living GOD knows this much. To further put this knowledge to the test requires one to suggest that all marriages that are made without regard for GOD have not received that sanctification of the Holy Spirit and are hopeless in grace, without honour, and sinful. There is no good thing in the flesh.
In the beginning, Adam declared that Eve was “bone of his bones” and “flesh of his flesh” in the Sight of GOD. It could be said that this was the first wedding ceremony or betrothal between a man and wife. In the Second Chapter of The Book of Genesis, in verse twenty-five, the scripture reads, “And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” (Emphasis added) They were betrothed but there is yet no reason to believe that they had married at that point, though they were both one flesh even from the beginning because Eve came out of the Adam and Eve is the mother of all living. This claim cannot be truthfully granted to any other woman alive. Doubtlessly, they twain were regarded as married when Adam “knew his wife and she conceived” (See: Genesis, Chapter Four) but there was a time when the betrothed of a man was considered that man’s wife even though they had not yet married. Perhaps Society needs to return to these old paths and embrace that good way yet again. Some traditions are certainly godly and worthwhile keeping.
The vows of the man and the woman who betrothed their selves to one another were once considered suffice and legally binding in the presence of witnesses. Engagement was legal.
When it was a public affair, generally with the parents and/or legal guardians consent, this event was then called a wedding ceremony. The betrothed were considered married in title (though not in deed) but were lawfully entitled to marry even though the marriage was not considered “consummated”. At some point this definition later “evolved” into what some regarded as official marriage; but there is no scriptural account that can adequately verify that a marriage and a wedding are the precisely the same thing. They are not the same. The original wedding ceremony was the actual and official public proclamation that they twain were indeed betrothed to one another and that the husbandman (bridegroom) had taken the woman to wife in spirit, but the marriage was yet to be consummated. Therefore, the man leaves his father and mother and cleaves unto his wife; howbeit, the marriage was not consummated (considered complete) until which time the twain became one flesh. Offspring normally removed any question of doubt in those days. In church circles, this act is called the consummation of marriage. The act is not called the “consummation of wedding” or the “consummation of engagement”, but it is called the consummation of marriage. Of such import was the consummation of marriage, that even among the strictest of Christian denominations, the alleged union could be legally annulled where it was proven that the consummation of marriage had failed to occur after the wedding.
Anyone who freely joins in the flesh with a member of opposite gender has married.