What of His words

wedJesus taught that the nature of marriage itself reflects the indivisible unity of the love of God. In this way Jesus raised the natural bond of marriage to a supernatural sacrament of life and love.

Jesus’ teachings on Divorce are here:
Matthew 19:1-12

Read rightJesus teachings on divorce

I understand this reading to be in defense of the rights of women within marriage, in repeating what was cited in Genesis-” 6So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.’ (Matt 19:6 NRSV)

Jesus reminds the Pharisees that it is God who decides the unions and not men and goes on to say that the only reason one can divorce is for adultery. Furthermore Jesus speaks of the Adultery of the Heart which goes even further to show just how important marriage between two people is. see below horizontal line

In the exclusions, Jesus does appear to include all that the Church does today, (except explicit other disability) those impotent from birth, those made so by others, those who make themselves so. The word used is eunuch which is  castration of three kinds and therefore if not necessarily impotent, definitely infertile. I think the last might be better translated as Celibate.  eunouchizó – I make into a eunuch, emasculate, castrate.

In raising the value of marriage to something nigh permanent Jesus raised the moral standard of Matrimony but does not appear to have made any statements regarding it being an Ordinance, or Sacrament in the Roman sense.

If nothing else this reading brings Jesus’ compassion to the fore which is his love and given 20 more centuries and we must be speaking of a love between a couple of men or women or either of various conditions for something other  than procreation.

Matthew 5:28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.. 2015. Matthew 5:28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.. [ONLINE] Available at: http://biblehub.com/matthew/5-28.htm. [Accessed 12 November 2015].


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