Saturday, 12 April 2014

Moikhey males Matthew 5:27 - 30

Moikhey Males

Matthew 5:27 – 30

There are whole passages about evil seductresses in certain parts of the Old Testament and while the new Testament certainly condemns adultery and fornication and other sexual activities here Jesus firmly places the blame on men. Notice in this section after quoting the relevant commandment,
οὐ μοιχεύσεις” , it is the men who are rebuked not the women.

All πας who look at a woman desiring her are adulterers.

Nothing about women tempting men.

He also condemns divorce for causes other than adultery but gives as a reason that such a act can cause sin the original meaning of σκανδαλιζω.

Perhaps he was addressing men who divorced wives for barrenness or disability or loss of beauty or to marry younger wealthier women with more useful political or business connections.

There are men who do that to this day, “trading up” or “rewarding” themselves with trophy wives.