SCRIPTURALLY... THE TRUTH
OF IMPORTANCE TO MEN
“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it” (Eph.5:25).
“And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife” (1 Cor.7:10-11).
“And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery” (Matt.19:9).
“For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. And he saith unto them, whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery” (Mk.10:7-12).
Man respect your wives; you respect your homes, bring them together.
If your wife is doing something wrong, then you got a right to tell her. And she's supposed to listen to you, but you haven't got no right to beat her or drag her around — God made her a helpmate, not a doormat.
[Questions & Answers Book 4]
Adam, the man, has the rule over his wife and he's responsible solely for his wife. God makes a man answer for his wife.
[Questions & Answers, Oct.'57]
Don't try to preach now until God, you know, calls you.
[The Influence of Another]
[Note: A man who divorces his wife “except it be for fornication” must remain single. If he should remarry he would be deemed to have commited adultery. That was what Jesus taught, so did Branham. Jesus knew that many Jews were using all sorts of excuses for divorcing their wives so that they could marry another. Bro. Branham also knew that many of those who attended his meetings were doing the same thing.]
Now, we are found in this mess because of misinterpreted theology. Is that right? That's why you women married the second time, and you men — because of misinterpreted theology. Now, I want to show you something that He told me. And if God, our Creator, was questioned the question when He was here — Jesus Christ, and when His delivering prophet came forth — Moses, down in Egypt to bring the children out of Egypt to put them in the Promised Land; and Jesus said here that Moses seen the people in this condition, and he granted them a writing of divorcement because the situation was what it was! …God permitted Moses — that prophet sent to the people — to grant them a writing of divorcement to them.
It wasn't so from the beginning. But Moses was permitted it, and God recognized its righteousness! And Paul also had a right when he found his church in that condition.
Now, you believe this to be true and believe it to come from God. And by the vindication of His Cloud and His Message that's brought me this far, should not God upon the mountain permit me to do the same thing to suffer you to go on the way you are and do it no more! Go with your wives and live in peace for the hour is late! The Coming of the Lord is at hand! We haven't got time to break these things up. Don't you dare try to do it again!
It wasn't so from the beginning. That is right. It wasn't so, and it will not, will not be at the end!
[Marriage and Divorce]