Klauzula rozwodowa a „większa sprawiedliwość” według ewangelisty Mateusza (5, 31-32; 19, 3-9)
Divorce clause versus „major justice” according to MatThew evangelist (5, 31-32; 19, 3-9)
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The submitted case study indicates further arguments for Matthew’s authorship of the divorce clause which is found in Jesus’ logia about marriage (5, 31-32; 19, 3-9). It refers to combined marriages in which one of the parties professed Judaism but became a follower of Jesus. Such relationships were deemed null and void by the Judaism party, who demanded a divorce from the Judo-Christian party on the grounds that faith in Jesus was regarded by the former as something abhorrent, i.e. adultery and a betrayal of the only God, Yahweh. Permanent collapse of those marriages and families caused by ultimate differences between Jesus’ Church and the pharisees-rabbinic Synagogue, exacted evangelic regulations of ex-spouses. Matthew places this problem in the centre of evangelic appeal to serve major justice in terms of salvation through His Son – Jesus the Messiah. It is such a precious treasure and pearl (13, 44-46) that one shall comply and sacrifice everything even rejecting – God’s gift – a spouse and family. Performed actions should be the same as the first disciples’ who responded positively to Jesus’ vocation, leaving their workplaces and families behind and following Him to live according to His Gospel (4, 18-22). In the age of the evangelist, such actions were fully justified as the Jewish party had made an independent decision for the marriage’s destruction and collapse of the family by delivering a divorce document to the Judo-Christian party.
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