The Mountain: Sexual Cheating

Jesus gave another example of the spirit of God’s word (40):

God’s law says, do not engage in sexual cheating (meaning sexual relations are to be enjoyed only with your husband or wife).

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But I say, do not even look with lust at a woman. That’s the same as sexual cheating in your heart!

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If your right eye is causing you to sin in that way, cut it out.  Or if your right hand is causing you to sin in that way, cut it off.  Literally! It’s better to lose a part of your body on the way to heaven, than to keep your whole body intact on the way to hell.

It has also been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a written notice of divorce.’

But I say, if a man divorces his wife for any cause (other than her sexual cheating), then he will cause her to be guilty before God of sexual cheating if she marries again.  And the man she marries will be guilty before God of sexual cheating, too.

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(40) Matthew 5:27-32