Then He told the woman: He in no way condoned her sin, but He did forgive her sin, when she gave evidence of godly sorrow and determination not to sin again in this way.
Under such conditions, His followers would do well to follow His example.
n earlier generations, this question was very seldom raised, simply because divorce was almost never encountered among Christians and was unusual even in the general population.
Today, however, it has become a very real problem in evangelical Christian circles.
When He was asked this very question, “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 shall be one flesh? What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder” (Matthew 19:4-6).
By extension, these principles could be applied to other situations that the Scriptures do not cover explicitly.
In either case, there is an unequal yoke, and the Christian husband or wife may come to desire release from this yoke.
The Apostle Paul commands in this case: “…If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
The Lord made this very clear in His dealing with the woman who “was taken in adultery, in the very act” (John 8:4).
He reminded her accusers that they also were sinners and had no warrant to punish her.