by Adrian Rogers

The Carpenter Is Still Building Houses
Adrian Rogers

Take your bibles please and turn to Matthew chapter nineteen, we begin our reading in verse one, Matthew chapter nineteen, the first book in the New Testament. And it came to pass that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judea beyond Jordan; and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them there. The Pharisees also came to him, tempting him, and saying unto him, is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? And he answered and said unto them, have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female and said, for this cause shall a man leave father and mother and shall cleave to his wife and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they, are, no more twain, but one flesh. What there fore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. But they say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement and to put her away? He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. And I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife except it be fore fornication, and shall marry another committeth adultery, and whoso marrieth her which is put away must commit adultery. Is marriage obsolete? Is marriage like the kerosene lamp and the Model T Ford, a thing of yesterday? There are those who are telling us that that is so. There are those who are telling us that we have come through a moral and a sexual revolution and marriage as we knew it is no longer a viable institution and we're being told that by Hollywood, we're being told that by newspapers, we're being told that by journals, we're being told that by sociologist and God help us, we're being told that by some so called religious and spiritual leaders and so we need to go back one more time as always to the word of God. Because Americans who do not kn ...

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