Graduation is in sight, just one more looming obstacle in my path. My assignment: write an exegetical paper on Matthew 19:1-12 with emphasis on verse 9.
Initially I was inclined to take the majority position among commentators, namely, that divorce is allowed in the case of marital infidelity and that remarriage is also allowed after a legitimate divorce.
However, after conversations with three of my godly mentors, and after reading two excellent pieces by Jones and Piper, I don’t feel inclined to take the majority position any longer.
I don’t want this post to turn into a divorce debate; however, I do want to point out the sources that have been beneficial to me in this endeavor.
2. On the academic level, David W. Jones wrote a January 2008 BibSac article entitled, “The Betrothal View of Divorce and Remarriage.” Online subscription can be purchased here.