What the scriptures really say about marriage,
putting away ("divorce"), adultery and the relationships
between men and women as a type
of our relationship with
LORD JESUS CHRIST
Do you desire to
see the Power of God manifest in this world? Is your desire for Godly
marriages in the Body
of Christ rather than escalating marital strife, division and putting
away ("divorce")? Would you like to see
a church in which men are equipped and empowered to be the men God
created them to be and women are
empowered and equipped to be the women God created them to be and both
are fullfilled in their respective
roles? Would you like to see husband and wife united as Jesus and His
Father are united? Would you like
to see the Body of Christ united as never before?
As I was completing
the first draft of this book I was given an article entitled "Wow! So
that's how Jesus
loves me!" published in the October 1999 issue of Joy Magazine. This
article states that "Marriage was meant
by God to be a prophetic sign and wonder to the world,". The article
confirms many of the points in this book
regarding marriage as a type of our relationship with the Lord Jesus
Christ and some of what is written about
marriage traditions. It is reproduced in appendix Q, page 280. Readers
are encouraged to read this
article as a powerful demonstration of the incredibly beautiful plan
that God has for
In this book I will
present a wealth of scripture which will show you how the Body of
Christ can overcome
marital strife and separation (putting away - commonly referred to as
"divorce") AND learn to live together
in unity in a manner which will give power to the Gospel such as we
cannot currently imagine. In order to
do this it is necessary that we understand what scripture REALLY says
about marriage, divorce, putting away,
adultery and other matters which impact this objective. This book seeks
to present scripture on these topics
in a framework intended to assist you to evaluate and decide for
yourself the extent to which that contained
in this book indeed lays the foundation for this objective.
Do you desire at
the time of your judgment not to find yourself to have been a Pharisee
and to have been
opposing God (Acts 5:34-40)? In the process of reading this book you
will discover false teachings which
are literally responsible for the eternal damnation of millions if not
billions of souls. You will have the
opportunity for the Holy Spirit to unlock truths which are of immense
importance to the end time church and
to the age which is to come. You will also have many opportunities to
be offended but I urge you not to
stumble on the rock of offense which is Christ for the truths herein
are ignored at our peril (1 Peter 2:8).
In early 1995 I
became greatly concerned about the high level of what is generally
referred to as "divorce"
in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. I was particularly troubled by
the number of hurting and abandoned
women and I started to seek God to know the reason. Since then He has
been exercising my faith and my
understanding with regard to what is contained in His Word on the
subject of marriage and related subjects. He has also shown me that
most of what we today refer to as divorce is, in fact, according to
away" - separating from a spouse for unscriptural reasons. He has also
shown me that the principal factor
behind the high level of putting away in the church and the world is a
series of wrong beliefs which affect
many areas of church teaching.
WE ARE ONE BODY IN CHRIST
As a starting
point, consider that 2 Corinthians 11:2
2 For I
am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For
I have betrothed you to one
husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. (NKJ)
Who is the "you"
referred to here? Surely it is all those who have accepted Jesus Christ
Romans 12:4-5 states:
as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have
the same function,
5 so we,
being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members
of one another.
MARRIAGE IS A TYPE OF OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS
also Ephesians 5:25-33:
Husbands, love your wives, just as
Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for
26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by
27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having
wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without
husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who
loves his wife loves himself.
29 For no
one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as
the Lord does the church.
30 For we
are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.
this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to
his wife, and the two shall
become one flesh."
is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as
himself, and let the wife see
that she respects her husband. (NKJ)
together clearly establish a very close and intimate relationship
between marriage between man
and woman and the marriage between Jesus Christ and His Church. Surely,
while His bride is so riven with
putting away (divorce) and we do not even know how to live together in
harmony as man and wife, we can
never approach being a bride without "spot
or wrinkle or any such thing, but ....... holy and
WHEN THE WORLD SEES TRUE CHRISTIAN UNITY THEY WILL BELIEVE THAT THE
FATHER SENT JESUS
do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me
through their word;
they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they
may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.
the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one
just as We are one:
Does this not
clearly state that the world will believe that Jesus Christ was sent by
God the Father when we
all are one? Does this not indicate that
unity in the church is a prerequisite to preaching the Gospel with
real power and effect?
WE ARE WARNED OF DOCTRINES OF DEMONS FORBIDDING TO MARRY
Timothy 4:1-3 further states:
the Spirit expressly says that in
latter times some will depart from the faith, giving
heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,
speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a
to marry, and commanding to abstain
from foods which God created to be received
with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. (NKJ)
Given that there
appear to be reasonable grounds to believe that we are indeed in the
latter times, we must
also ask ourselves what the relevance is of "doctrines of demons" to
"forbidding to marry" and whether it
has any relevance to the level of putting away (divorce) in the church.
I have no doubt that it does and
in this book I will present scriptures in support of my argument.
are presented only after many hours of prayer and Holy Spirit guided
research and much
persecution and personal loss which has brought me to a point of
sincere and utter conviction that what is
written below is an accurate reflection of the Word AND Will of God on
this matter as best I understand it
I fully appreciate
that most readers will find this book extremely challenging and many
may well be offended
and reject it. For this reason I will endeavour to make maximum use of
scripture and minimum use of my
WE MUST EACH PREPARE TO BE JUDGED
of us will be judged according to the revelation knowledge of the Word
that was available to us and what we did with it.
James 3:1 states:
brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we
shall receive a stricter
Accordingly, I urge you not to summarily discard what is written here
prayerfully take note and seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Should
further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER THIS INTERPRETATION?
You may ask why you
should read this discourse and why you should analyze the
interpretation is correct then those who are teaching another doctrine
are causing many to sin and many
others to be turned away from Jesus Christ. If this is so then surely
they can expect to find much blood on
their hands when they stand before the Judgement Seat of Christ.
why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your
brother? For we shall
all stand before
the judgment seat of Christ. (NKJ)
It is my earnest
desire not to find myself in such a position and I am certain most
readers will have the same
MANY BELIEVERS ARE CURRENTLY TAKEN PRISONER BY THE ENEMY
The book, the Final
Quest, by Rick Joyner, which reports a series of visions in which the
author was taken
up into the third heaven, clearly shows that many in the Body of Christ
are currently prisoners of the enemy. Part of this vision is quoted in
appendix R, page 288. This . This is graphically confirmed in a further
reported by Joyner in his sequel, The Call. This vision is quoted in
IF WE LOVE GOD WE WILL KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS
I John 2:1-5 states:
little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin.
And if anyone sins, we have
an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
2 And He
Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but
also for the whole world.
by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.
4 He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a
and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in
him. By this
we know that we are in Him. (NKJ)
John 5:3 states further:
3 For this
is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments
are not burdensome. (NKJ)
Can there be any
doubt that if we love God we will seek to keep His commandments and
that if we do not
keep His commandments we are not in Him?
GOD'S STATUTES ARE RIGHTEOUS AND WE MAY NOT ADD TO OR TAKE ANYTHING
AWAY FROM THEM
shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take anything from
it, that you may keep the
commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. (NKJ)
what great nation is there that has God so near to it, as the LORD our
God is to us, for
whatever reason we may call upon Him?
what great nation is there that has such statutes and righteous
judgments as are in all this law
which I set before you this day? (NKJ)
Surely, if God's
statutes and judgments are righteous we would not want to add to or
take away from them? Surely He knows far better than we do how things
were created to be? If you can truly agree with this I urge
you to read on, no matter how difficult you may find some of the
sections that follow!
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE TEACHER
us also consider 2 Peter 1:20-21:
knowing this first, that no
prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation,
prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as
they were moved by the
Holy Spirit. (NKJ)
scripture is open to private interpretation by man, no matter how many
men may agree. It is
only the interpretation of Scripture which is God's interpretation
which carries any
Furthermore, in Matthew 23:8-13, Jesus Himself states:
you, do not be called 'Rabbi';
for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you
are all brethren.
9 "Do not
call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in
10 "And do
not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ.
he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.
whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will
woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the
kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do
allow those who are entering to go in. (NKJ)
It is quite clear
that no man on earth is to be given a title which suggests that he is a
teacher, the teacher is
the Spirit of Truth.
John 14:15-31 Jesus states:
you love Me, keep My commandments.
I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He
abide with you forever--
Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot
receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows
Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see
Me. Because I live, you
will live also.
that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in
who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he
who loves Me will
be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him."
(not Iscariot) said to Him, "Lord, how is it that You will manifest
Yourself to us, and not to
answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word;
and My Father will
love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you
hear is not Mine but
the Father's who sent Me.
things I have spoken to you while being present with you.
the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He
will teach you all things, and bring
to your remembrance all things that
I said to you.
I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I
give to you. Let not
your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
have heard Me say to you, 'I am going away and coming back to you.' If
you loved Me, you
would rejoice because I said, 'I am going to the Father,' for My Father
is greater than I.
now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass,
you may believe.
will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is
coming, and he has nothing in
that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave
so I do. Arise, let us go from here. (NKJ)
Jesus refers here
to "the Spirit of truth" and also to "the
Holy Spirit" as being a helper whom He will send
to those who love Him and states that this Helper will "teach
you all things"
we are not to rely on men to interpret scripture. They may share with us
they believe God has shown them BUT we are each accountable for
determining whether that
interpretation is of God or not.
Remember that the
Mosaic Covenant (the "Old Covenant") provided for Priests, Levites and
interpret the Law and they were anointed with the spirit of God. This
is demonstrated in Numbers 11:24-29:
Moses went out and told the people the words of the LORD, and he
gathered the seventy men of
the elders of the people and placed them around the tabernacle.
the LORD came down in the cloud, and spoke to him, and took
of the Spirit that was
upon him, and placed the same upon the seventy elders; and it happened, when the
rested upon them, that they prophesied, although they never did so
two men had remained in the camp: the name of one was Eldad, and the
name of the other
Medad. And the Spirit rested upon them. Now they were among those
listed, but who had not gone out
to the tabernacle; yet they prophesied in the camp.
27 And a
young man ran and told Moses, and said, "Eldad and Medad are
prophesying in the camp."
Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' assistant, one of his choice men,
answered and said, "Moses my
lord, forbid them!"
Moses said to him, "Are you zealous for my sake? Oh,
that all the LORD'S people
were prophets and that the LORD would put His Spirit upon them!" (NKJ)
With the coming of
the New Covenant, which was to be taken to the Gentiles, it would no
longer be practical
to retain the Temple Service and the Priestly order. Accordingly, God
unfolded the next step in His plan of
redemption and gave His Holy Spirit to dwell in every born again
believer in order to teach them. Since we
have been priviledged to receive greater and more precious gifts than
those under the Old Covenant, we must
be that much more diligent to ensure that we rely on the Holy Spirit to
interpret the Word of God for us.
WE ARE TOLD TO BEWARE OF DOCTRINES OF DEMONS IN THE LATTER TIMES
Timothy 4:1-3 warns us:
the Spirit expressly says that in
latter times some will
depart from the faith, giving
heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,
speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a
forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God
created to be received with
thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. (NKJ)
We are certainly in
the latter times and this scripture clearly applies to people who are
in "the faith" who
depart therefrom by "giving heed to deceiving spirits and
doctrines of demons". Surely it is clear that this
refers to believers who listen to deceiving spirits and / or accept
doctrines of demons? Clearly we must be
on our guard!
THE FATE OF FALSE WITNESSES AND LIARS
word of God is pure; he is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
not add to His words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar. (NKJ)
21:28 in the NIV states:
witness will perish, and whoever listens to him will be destroyed for
Revelation 21:8 states:
the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral,
sorcerers, idolaters, and
liars shall have their part in
the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second
There are various
other scriptures which indicate that the preaching or teaching of false
doctrine or lies will
lead to a harsh judgment against those who utter such teachings AS WELL
AS those who listen to (accept?)
would seem to be good grounds to test all teachings carefully before we
ADULTERY SENDS PEOPLE TO HELL
Consider also that
Proverbs 7:27, referring to an adulteress, states:
house is the way to hell, descending to the
chambers of death. (NKJ)
Surely, if adultery
can send a person to hell we should be clear what the scriptural
definition of adultery
actually is. We should also be diligent not to define something as
adultery when it is not or to define
something as not being adultery when it is. As you read this book you
will find a number of instances where
current church doctrine is doing both of these things.
all readers to take careful account of what is written here in the
light of these
SHAME OF THE CHURCH AND EMPTY THRONES : PREPARE YOURSELF FOR
In the book, "The
Final Quest", Joyner reports a number of incidents during his
experience in the Judgment
Hall of heaven which should profoundly influence the thinking of every
Christian who reads this book. The
three passages that follow seem to me to be of cardinal importance:
THE CHURCH IS WITHOUT JUDGES AND THEREFORE COVERED WITH SHAME
On page 128 to 129
of "The Final Quest", the Lord Jesus is reported as saying:
is a freedom that comes when you perceive truth, but whoever I set free
is free indeed. The freedom of My presence is greater than just knowing
truth. You have experienced
liberation in My presence, but there is yet much more for you to
understand about My judgments. When I judge I am not seeking to
condemn, or to justify, but to bring forth righteousness. Righteousness
is only found in union with Me. That is the righteous judgment,
men into unity with Me.
church is now clothed with shame because she does not have
judges. She does not have judges because she does not know Me as
the judge. I will now raise up judges for My people who know My
judgment. They will not just decide between people or issues, but to
make things right, which is to bring them into agreement with Me.
"When I appeared to Joshua as the Captain of the
Host, I declared that I was for neither him
nor his enemies. I never come to take sides. When I come it is to take
over, not to take sides. I appeared as the Captain of the Host before
Israel could enter her Promised Land. The
church is now about to enter her Promised Land, and I am again about to
appear as the
Captain of the Host. When I do I will remove all who have been forcing
My people to take
sides against their brothers. My justice does not take sides in human
conflicts, even those
of My own people. What I was doing through Israel I was doing for their
enemies, too, not
against them. It is only because you see from the earthly, temporal
perspective that you do
not see My justice. You must see My justice to walk in My authority
and justice are the foundation of My throne.
"I have imputed righteousness to the people I have
chosen, but like Israel in the wilderness,
even the greatest saints of
the church age have only aligned themselves with My ways a small part
of the time, or with a small part of their
minds and hearts.
I am not for them or against their
enemies, but I am coming to use
My people to save their enemies. I love all men, and desire for all to
I could not help thinking of the great battle that we had
fought on the mountain. We did wound
many of our own brethren as we fought against the evil controlling
them. There were still
many of them in the camp of the enemy, either being used by him, or
kept as his prisoners. I started to wonder if the next battle would be
against our own brothers again. The Lord was
watching me ponder all of this, and then He continued.
"Until last battle is over, there will always be
some of our brothers who are being used by the
enemy. But that is not why I am telling you this now. I am telling you
this to help you see how
the enemy gets into your own heart and mind, and how he uses you! Even
now you still do
not see everything the way that I do.
"This is common with My people. At
this time, even My greatest leaders are
seldom in harmony with Me. Many are doing good works, but very few
are doing what I have called them to do. This is the result of
among you. I am not
coming to take sides with any one group, but I am calling for those
who will come over to My side....."
clearly indicates that there are currently few, if any, Christians who
are really in the will of God
much. It also clearly indicates that the church is not walking in
justice and integrity. Until we become
acutely aware of the coming judgment and measure ourselves against what
the Word of God tells us awaits
us on the day of judgment, few will be concerned about the possibility
that their doctrine is false. As you
read this book I urge you to become judgment minded. It is likely that
you will find much in this book to
offend you, however, I truly believe that most of what is presented
herein is a reasonably accurate reflection
of the Word of God AND the Will of God and, accordingly, I urge you to
examine yourself closely in the
mirror of the Word any time you are offended by what is contained
THE MINISTRY AND THE MESSAGE OF THE MODERN CHURCH IS HARDLY
RECOGNIZED BY THE EARLY APOSTLES
On page 135 to 136
of "The Final Quest", Joyner reports an interview with the Apostle Paul.
he continued, "There are two more things that we attained in our time
that were lost very
quickly by the church, and they have not yet been recovered. You must
"What are they?" I inquired, feeling that what he was about
to say was more than just an
addendum to what he had already said.
"You must recover the ministry, and the message," he said
I looked at the Lord, and He nodded His affirmation, adding, "It
is right that Paul should say
this to you. Until this time he has been the most faithful with both of
"Please explain," I implored Paul.
"Alright," he replied. "Except for a few small places in the
world where there is great
persecution or difficulties now, we can hardly recognize either the
ministry or the message that
is being preached today. Therefore, the church is now but a phantom of
what it was even in
our time, and we were far from all that we were called to be. When we
served, being in
ministry was the greatest sacrifice one could make and this reflected
the message of the
greatest sacrifice that was made - the cross. The cross is the power of
God, and it is the
center of all that we are called to live by. You have so little power
to transform the minds and
hearts of the disciples now because you do not live, and do not preach,
the cross. Therefore,
we have difficulty seeing much difference between the disciples and the
heathen. That is not
the gospel or the salvation with which we were entrusted. You must
return to the cross."
With those words he squeezed my shoulders like a father, and
then returned to his seat. I felt
like I had received both an incredible blessing and a profound rebuke.
Here we clearly see
that the ministry and the message of the church are far removed from
those of the early
church. While I do not mean to suggest that the message of this book is
central to bringing the church back
to where she belongs, I believe that it is a critical component of what
must be addressed before the church
can serve God as He has called her to serve. From personal experience I
must also warn you that spreading
the truths contained in this book is likely to bring intense
persecution. In the light of the above passage I
would encourage you to recognize that the very occurence of persecution
with regard to these truths serves
to indicate how important they are and therefore how much energy Satan
has expended and continues to
expend to prevent the publication and teaching of these truths.
MANY THRONES IN HEAVEN ARE CURRENTLY EMPTY YET THEY COULD HAVE
BEEN FILLED BY ANY GENERATION
through the judgment experience, and met many people whom he had
understood to be
prominent men of God yet who are in the lowest rank in heaven, Joyner
finds himself standing before the
Lord Jesus Christ:
Lord then looked at the galleries and said, "Those
empty seats could have
been filled in any generation. I gave the invitation to sit here to
who has called upon My name. They are still available. Now
the last battle
has come, and many who are last shall be first. These seats will be
filled before the battle is
over. Those who will sit here will be known by two things: they will
wear the mantle of humility,
and they will have My likeness. You now have the mantle. If you can
keep it and do not lose
it in the battle, when you return you will also have My likeness. Then
you will be worthy to sit
with these, because I will have made you worthy. All authority and
power has been given to
Me, and I alone can wield it. You will prevail, and you will be trusted
with My authority only
when you have come to fully abide in Me. Now turn and look at My
I turned and
looked back in the direction I had come from. From before
His throne I could see the entire room. The spectacle was beyond any
comparison in its glory. Millions filled the ranks. Each individual in
lowest rank was more awesome than an army, and had more power. It
was far beyond my capacity to absorb such a panorama of glory. Even
so, I could see that only a very small portion of the great room was
I then looked back at the Lord and was astonished to see
tears in His eyes. He had wiped the
tears away from every eye here, except His own. As a tear ran down His
cheek he caught it
in His hand. He then offered it to me.
"This is My cup. Will you drink it with Me?"
There was no way that I could refuse Him. As the Lord
continued to look at Me I began to feel
His great love. Even as foul as I was He still loved me. As undeserving
as I was He wanted
me to be close to Him. Then He said:
"I love all of these with a love that you cannot
now understand. I also love all who are
supposed to be here but did not come. I have left the ninety-nine to go
after the one who was
lost. My shepherds would
not leave the one to go after the ninety-nine
who are still lost. I
came to save the lost. Will you share My heart to go to save the lost?
Will you help to fill this room? Will you help to fill these thrones,
and every other seat in this
hall? Will you take up this quest to bring joy to heaven, to Me and to
My Father? This
judgment is for My own household, and My
own house is not full.
The last battle will
not be over until My house is full. Only then will it be time for us to
redeem the earth, and
remove the evil from My creation. If you drink My cup you will love the
lost the way that I love
From this passage
it is clear that the thrones in heaven are largely yet unoccupied and
even the throne room
in heaven is largely empty. In other words, billions of souls who might
have spent eternity in heaven with
Christ are burning in Hell for eternity. I truly believe that the
heresies and false teachings exposed in this
book account for a large percentage of the souls who are not in heaven
today. Accordingly, I urge you, if
you desire to have the Lord's heart for the lost, earnestly examine
what is written here and challenge yourself
to take the truth and broadcast it to the world, I have no doubt that
God requires this of every one who reads
At the same time,
many are heaping up wrath for themselves on the day of judgment by
heresies despite having more access to the written Word of God than any
generation that has ever lived. I
implore you, as you read further, consider well what is written in this
book and prayerfully consider what
you should do before you respond to whatever offence Satan may bring
THERE ARE MANY MORE WOMEN IN HIGH OFFICE IN HEAVEN THAN MEN
In the last
paragraph on page 117 of The Final Quest, referring to the High Thrones
in Heaven, Joyner states:
it seemed that faithful,
praying women and mothers occupied more
thrones than any other
In the first
paragraph on page 23, referring to those in the forefront of the battle
against the enemy, Joyner
my further suprise, the
great majority of these soldiers were women and
This confirms a
point that is developed in section 9.j, 9.j, page 33 and section 55,
page 157 regarding Isaiah
4:1. There are many more women than men in the Body of Christ today and
this is God's intention. It is
time that the church comes to understand how this apparent imbalance is
to be accommodated in a manner
that is in accordance with the Word of God AND the Will of God. This
book seeks to develop the
understanding of what this entails.
WORD OF CLARIFICATION - NOTHING IN THIS BOOK IS INTENDED TO UNDER-
THE DELIVERANCE PURCHASED FOR MANKIND THROUGH JESUS' SACRIFICE AT
knowledge of the Word of God in the modern church, as we have seen in
the extracts from the
Final Quest in section 3.a, 3.b, page 10 is not nearly what it should
be. Accordingly, in my experience of
seeking to share the truths in this book with other believers, many
think that in some way this teaching is
seeking to dilute what Jesus did at Calvary.
I would like to
make it quite clear that this is not the case. The knowledge of the
church has diverged so far
from the truth of scripture that our paradigm results in things which
are entirely scriptural appearing
unscriptural and things which are entirely unscriptural are regarded as
scriptural. As you read this book you
will find numerous instances of this phenomenon. As you encounter such
instances I urge you not to be
offended but rather to examine how your personal knowledge and
experience, when closely examined in the
light of what is written here, in fact corroborates what is written
and, likewise, the extent to which you have,
over the years, compromised your understanding in deference to the
doctrines of men whom you thought were
more knowledgeable than you.
Let me sum up:
a. Jesus Christ is
the Son of God, incarnate through the virgin, Mary.
b. He was crucified
at Calvary, He died and was buried.
c. On the third
day, He rose again and sit's on the right hand of the Father in heaven.
d. He will judge
the living and the dead.
e. He will return
to gather his church to Him and to rule the world.
f. Through His
sacrifice on the Cross He purchased for us:
i. Salvantion and
eternal life for those who believe in their hearts and confess with
their mouths that Jesus
Christ is Lord.
ii. Healing for our
from the works of Satan and his demons on earth.
g. Jesus Christ is
King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is the Alpha and the Omega. He is
the Word of
h. There is NO
OTHER NAME GIVEN BY WHICH MEN CAN BE SAVED!
Christ made a great and terrible sacrifice on the Cross for our
went to the cross, not to purchase licentiousness and laxity but to
spiritual wherewithall for us to become priests to God and to serve Him
and to become Son's and Servant's of God. He expects us to lay down our
take up our cross and follow Him daily. This book is about some of the
for doing this in order to prepare His church for His return.
If you Love Him and Reverently Fear Him, you will not turn to the left
or the right
from discerning the truths contained in this book and putting them into
your life and preaching them from the mountain tops.
WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE CONVICTED OF SIN BY THE
TEACHINGS IN THIS BOOK
There are many
teachings in this book which will convict many readers of sin in their
If you are
convicted of sin, remember above all things 1 John 1:1-10:
which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen
with our eyes, which we
have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of
life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to
you that eternal life which
was with the Father and was manifested to us--
which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have
fellowship with us; and
truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.
these things we write to you that your joy may be full.
5 This is
the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God
is light and in Him is
no darkness at all.
6 If we
say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and
do not practice the truth.
if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with
one another, and the
of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is
not in us.
we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we
say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in
all things, as you become aware of your sin, give no heed to any lies
may tell you. Turn your eyes upon Jesus, LOOK FULL IN HIS WONDERFUL
FACE, confess your sins, repent of your sins, ask for AND RECEIVE His
forgiveness, purchased for you at Calvary, and receive your deliverance!
If you do not have
a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ or are not "born
again", "The Message
of Salvation" is presented for you on page 218.
If you are
uncertain how to pray to receive salvation, to recommit your life to
the Lord, to receive forgiveness
for sin, to receive deliverance from certain consequences of sexual
sin, "Prayers for salvation, repentance,
deliverance and Spirit Led guidance" are presented on page 219.
Our contact details
are presented at the beginning and end of this book and the internet
addresses of various
Christian ministries which may be able to help you are listed on page
all, do not let the knowledge of any sin, no matter how desperate the
which may follow from reading this book, get you down. The more sin you
of in this life, the more pleasing your life will be to your precious
Saviour and His
Father and the less judgment you will face in the life to come. See all
sin in your life as a wonderful opportunity to please Him. After all,
He died on the
Cross to take your sin, do not slight Him by refusing to give it to
Him. He is waiting
with open arms to receive YOUR BURDENS. Right now, His word to you is
to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will
give you rest.
My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart,
and you will find rest
for your souls.
My yoke is easy and My burden is light." (NKJ)
Remember also that
Jesus said in John 10:10:
thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I
have come that they may
have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (NKJ)
Above all things,
the message in this book is about abundant living for those who have
been oppressed by
heretical doctrines and deliverance from bondage to the sin resulting
from these heresies!
I encourage you to
read on expectantly and see what the Lord will do!
SUMMARY OF SOME OF THE KEY POINTS IN THIS BOOK
This book addresses
two main issues, the first is the truth about marriage doctrine in
terms of God's plan for
marriage, the second relates to the practical scriptural guidance
relevant to learning to live this life style.
SCRIPTURE PERMITS A MAN TO HAVE MORE THAN ONE WIFE
21:15 states:"If a man has two
wives, one loved and the other unloved, ...." (NKJ)
This is quite
clear, a man may have two wives.
Exodus 21:10 states : "If he
takes another wife, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, and
marriage rights." (NKJ)
Clearly a man is
permitted to take another wife subject to certain conditions.
ENFORCED MONOGAMY IS A STUMBLING BLOCK TO THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
What are the
implications of the current doctrine of enforced monogamy which denies
that a man may have
more than one wife?
i. Millions, if not
billions of Jews and Moslems recognize the books of Moses as given by
God, they know
that these passages of scripture are given by God who never changes.
Therefore they cannot accept that
Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Messiah.
ii. Millions of
people around the world live in societies which recognize that a man
may have more than
one wife. Monogamy has destroyed the very fabric of family life in
Africa and elsewhere. The spread
of AIDS in Africa can largely be attributed to this breakdown.
iii. Millions of
government and world leaders including one of the most powerful men in
the world, business
executives and ordinary men in the street in the Western world have
sexual relationships with more than
These people cannot
accept the yoke of monogamy and therefore they cannot accept the
"Gospel" of Christ
as preached today!
monogamy is a stumbling block to the Gospel of Jesus Christ that is
sending billions of souls to hell!
THE CHURCH HAS LOST ALL RECOGNITION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF VIRGINITY
Deuteronomy 22:20-21 states:
"But if the thing is true, and evidences of virginity are not found for
the young woman,
they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father's house,
and the men of her
city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has done a
disgraceful thing in Israel, to
play the harlot in her father's house; so you shall put
away the evil from among you." (NKJ)
This passage of
scripture clearly identifies that a woman must be a virgin when she
gets married. If she is
not she is a harlot. There is no scriptural basis to
determine that the man who takes a woman's
virginity should not have another wife!
enforced monogamy makes a mockery of the Word of God!
THE CHURCH INCORRECTLY DEFINES ADULTERY AND CAUSES MILLIONS TO FALL
Corinthians 6:9 states: "Do you not know that
unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom
of God? Do not be deceived.
Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor
adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor
An adulterer is
anyone who has had sex with a woman whose virginity has been taken by
another man and
who is not a widow or scripturally divorced.
doctrine of enforced monogamy is keeping millions of people out of the
THERE ARE FAR MORE WOMEN THAN MEN IN THE CHURCH, GOD INTENDED THEM
TO HAVE BELIEVING HUSBANDS
Isaiah 4:1 referring to the church in these days states:
And in that day seven women shall take hold of
one man, saying, "We will eat our own food and wear our
own apparel; only let us be called by your name,
to take away our reproach."
In other words,
there will be seven times more women than men in the church. This is
being fulfilled before
our eyes in many congregations. Hundreds of thousands of devout
Christian women are desperately seeking
mature Christian husbands who are unmarried and not finding them.
lives of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of devout Christian
women is made a misery
because they cannot find a Godly husband! Many fall into sin or
CONCLUSION : ENFORCED MONOGAMY IS HERESY OF THE WORST KIND!
Timothy 4:1-3 states: 1 Now the Spirit
expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith,
heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in
their own conscience seared with a hot iron, 3 forbidding
to marry, ..... (NKJ)
monogamy is one of the doctrines of demons referred to here.
ENFORCED MONOGAMY IS HERESY OF THE WORST KIND!
BUT : GOD HAS A MUCH BETTER PLAN
God's vision for
marriage in these last days is a pattern and a type of the wonderful
lives those who overcome
to the end will live with Christ for eternity. A life filled with love,
peace and joy. A life in which men and
women are truly fulfilled as the men and women that God has called them
to be. A life in which the world
will see Christ in whole families and come flocking to the light. A
life in which every Christian family will
be a spiritual power house able to do greater works that Jesus did, as
stated in John 14:12:
assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he
will do also; and
works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. (NKJ)
Read on and see
what treasure is contained for you today in the Word of God. I do not
have all the answers
but The Holy Spirit does and, if we trust Him and walk by faith He WILL
lead those who desire it into all
truth on these issues.
POLYGAMY IS AN ABOMINATION IN THE SIGHT OF GOD
Many people today,
particularly in the Christian church, use the word "polygamy" to refer
to a man having
more than one wife. However, the word polygamy, translated literally,
means "many either sex" - poly
meaning many and gamy referring to the reproductive cell or gamete of
either sex. Polygamy is therefore
used to describe any plant or animal in which sexual reproduction takes
place within the context of multiple
male sexual organs exchanging seed with multiple female sexual organs.
In other words, in worldly terms,
an orgy, in scriptural terms fornication.
The definition of
adultery in section 11, page 37 clearly shows that in scripture a
situation in which a female
mates with multiple males is adultery and fornication and is an
abomination in the sight of God. Polygamy
is therefore a sin and an abomination in the sight of God and it is quite possible for any
spiritually sensitive person to discern that this is so. This does not,
however, in any way indicate that
"polygyny", the marriage of one male to more than one female, as
described throughout scripture, is in any
way a sin.
This book IS about
what the Bible, taken as the Holy Spirit inspired Word of God, says
about marriage. No
more and no less. It is my profound belief that if you
hold the Holy Scriptures sacred you
will have no option but to agree with what is written here and to
discard what I truly
believe is a "doctrine of demons" which has been espoused in the name
of Christ for
about 1,700 years.