Mark 6:16-18 But when Herod heard, he said, “This is John, whom I beheaded; he has been raised from the dead!” For Herod himself had sent and laid hold of John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife; for he had married her. For John had said to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.”
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Mark 6:17,18, 19 we could answer the question, Would God ever command that a marriage be broken up because two people weren’t eligible to be married to one another?
Well, the answer’s yes. Not only do we see it in the Old Testament, we see it in the new testament because John the Baptist comes to Herod and says, Herod, it’s not lawful for you to have your brother, Phillip’s wife. And he commands Herod to correct the situation. The only way Herod could correct the situation was to put away Herodias and no longer be married to her because she still was the wife of Philip. You know… We ought to obey God rather than man, and we ought to obey God’s laws rather than man’s laws.
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