A SAD STORY
(John 6:66) "From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him."
These disciples had heard something from him that they could not or would not accept. They considered it "a hard saying." Many today will not receive him because they, too, consider something he has said as being "too hard."
For instance, some think his law concerning marriage, divorce and remarriage is too severe. Here's what he said, "The Pharisees also came unto 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 therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 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, 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." (Matthew 19:3-9). This goes back to the beginning of creation. He made one woman for one man and no one but God or death could separate them. So, many of today's people turn from him and look for an easier way.
Notice; it is one MAN and one WOMAN. Not two men or two women. They come together as husband and wife and in this relationship bring forth children thus producing the happy situation we call the FAMILY, the HOME. What can be better than what God through Jesus ordained?
There are literally hundreds of other scriptural situations that man turns his back on but this one is enough to make my point. It's always the same sad story when people turn their back on Christ. They forfeit eternal bliss in heaven.
The bottom line: "Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God" (John 6:67-69).
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