Jews, back in the time of Jesus and on into today, have had a practice of building fences around the Torah. The commandment says to not boil a kid in the milk of its mother, and by successive layers of this building fences, the modern Jewish practice is to not eat ice cream after a steak dinner.KiMare wrote:
Matthew 19:4-6 (NASB)
4 And He answered and said, "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE,
5 and said,'FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH'?
6 "So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate."
Jesus uses the OT to affirm in the NT that marriage is only between a man and woman.
Jesus QUOTED the Torah exactly.
Moreover, the usual 'practice' was divorce. And he condemned it. When he said "from the beginning", he was literally talking about God's design from the beginning.
You are a perfect example of why faithless idiots have no idea what they are talking about. Go eat something and leave things above and beyond you alone reprobate.
Another example is the Babylonian Talmud: Shabbat 13a "To a Nazarite we say go out round and round, but don't go past the vineyard." Not only was a Nazarite not supposed to drink wine or strong drink, they should make it a point to avoid anyplace that sold wine so as to not be tempted.
Jesus is also claimed to have said
Matthew 5:21 Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment...
but trying to enforce that would have the courts filled with the entire population.