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  1. Genesis 12:17-18 Acknowledging law that one should not commit adultery

  2. Genesis 20:1-9 Acknowledging laws that one should not commit adultery

  3. Exodus 20:14 Commandment you shall not commit adultery

  4. Leviticus 18:20 You shall not lie with your neighbors wife

  5. Leviticus 20:10 Judgment that an adulterer and adulteress shall be killed

Defining Adultery
Christian doctrine proclaims that the law was “fulfilled through Jesus,” yet the Christian tenet for adultery continues to be taught in this religion. The doctrines of Christianity reference sin in connection to eternal life in heaven or hell. In order for judgment to be rendered, laws and statutes must exist. This judicial system is the determining factor for eternal life, whether it is heaven or hell. Therefore we must have LAW! The Christian canonical system hypocritically and antithetically teaches that the law has been nullified.
The Most High commands that one should not commit adultery. Is the Most High’s definition of adultery in accordance with the Western/Christian concept of adultery? Adultery is defined in Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language as: “voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her lawful spouse” (Random House, 2001). We have been taught that a married man or a married woman who has sexual relations outside of their marriage is labeled as an adulterer/adulteress. If we rely upon scripture we can clearly see and understand the meaning of adultery.
Genesis 12:11-18: “And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon; 12:12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive. 12:13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister; that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee. 12:14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair. 12:15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house. 12:16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels. 12:17 And YAH plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife.”
Pharaoh was afflicted with plagues because he was in the process of committing adultery with a married woman. Scripture does not state that Pharaoh himself was married; however, plagues were inflicted upon his household because he took a married woman. One act of adultery occurs when a man sleeps with another man’s wife. Another act of adultery is when a woman sleeps with a man besides her husband. These conditions bring about a violation of the marriage covenant made between the man, the woman and YAH.
Adultery: In today’s society, several definitions of adultery exist. According to Zondervan’s Pictorial Bible Dictionary, “In the OT, sexual intercourse, usually of a man, married or unmarried, always with the wife of another,” (Zondervan Publishing House, 1967). According to the Jewish Study Bible, “adultery is defined as sexual relations between any man, married or single, and a woman betrothed or married to someone else. Both parties to the crime are guilty” (Oxford University Press, 2004).
If the woman’s status is married or betrothed (engaged), she engages in sexual intercourse exclusively with her husband of whom she is in covenant. “Adultery is an act of unfaithfulness in a marriage that occurs when one of the marriage partners voluntarily engages in sexual intercourse with a person other than the marriage partner,” (Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, 2003).
The aforementioned statements and definitions for adultery are partially correct. However, it does not denote the biblical rendering of adultery in full accordance to biblical cannon (rule or law). Yes, adultery is when a woman steps out of wedlock to have intercourse with another man and when a man married or single engages in sexual intercourse with a married woman, he becomes the adulterer and she becomes the adulteress, na'aph {naw-af'}, Strong’s Concordance number 05003, which means a woman who breaks wedlock.
Ezekiel 16:38 And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.
The rule for adultery is specific to an act between a married woman and another man, not a married man and another woman. Yahshua tells us that in addition to a man having intercourse with a married woman, he also commits adultery when he divorces his wife to marry another woman or divorces his wife for any reason other than sexual immorality and marries another:
Mark 10:11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. 10:12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
This is going to hurt a little, so married women please do not be offended. The idea of a man committing adultery by sleeping with another woman while he is in wedlock is an ecclesiastical precept and not a biblical dictate or definition given by YAH our creator and father, this idea cannot be ascertained any where in the Holy Bible. In other words, this concept was created by the Christian Church and not by YAH. Reader, the purpose of studying the bible is to see what the word of YAH has to say on a matter or practice without the interpretation or the intervention of man. This scriptural perspective is not popular, and in many cases it is adversarial to church teachings; however, the purpose of this book is to present biblical truth and not traditions or ecclesiastical agenda’s. Under no circumstances is this book endorsing sexual activities between a married man and a single female.

The purpose and motivation for including the aforementioned passage and subsequent secular information with commentary is to fully educate the reader on the biblical definition of adultery so that it is clearly understood. Here is more confirmation on the evolution and redefinition of adultery by Christianity and its civil legislature.

Although it seems to be more common today than in the past, adultery still makes headlines, as we are seeing this week in the case of the Lakers' basketball star. In proclaiming his innocence with regard to sexual assault, Kobe Bryant confessed to committing adultery. Whether the charge of sexual assault holds, the labeling as an adulterer still threatens his formerly unblemished image. A Los Angeles suburb recently made adultery "legal" by repealing its municipal laws against adultery. And five years ago, our country was captivated by the revelations of Bill Clinton's adulterous relationship, and famed questions such as, "What does 'it' mean?” We might well ask, "What does adultery mean?" since the meaning of adultery has changed so much in the course of the last 3000 years (A sermon on the sixth commandment, 2007).

In ancient Hebrew society, and indeed most societies until very recent times, women have been treated as their husband's or father's property. Adultery, then, was viewed in ancient Hebrew society as a crime against the man's property and not a crime of betrayal between husband and wife. Women were seen as little more than another part of the household equipment, like a man's donkey, ox, servants, or anything else belonging to the house, even trivial things. This is still prevalent in some societies today. A wider understanding of adultery in the Hebrew wisdom tradition is expressed in Proverbs: "Whoever commits adultery lacks understanding; he, in so doing, destroys his own being" (A sermon on the sixth commandment, 2007).

According to the Levitical code, men who were married could lawfully have sexual relations with single women or slaves without incurring the penalties for adultery; only married women were off limits, and the punishment for both the man and the married woman for adultery was death. Under no circumstances could a married woman have sexual intercourse with someone other than her husband, without facing the death penalty. Our understanding of adultery has shifted in our own day to being, not essentially a property crime, but a crime of indecency, or a crime against one's marriage. We still understand adultery chiefly to mean sexual intercourse by a married person with someone other than his or her partner. According to a 1998 Gallup poll, 90% of those polled considered adultery to be "always" or "almost always" wrong. And in fact adultery is a crime in many states, and a felony in five states. Most of us have in some way shape or form been affected by adultery: some of us have committed it, some of us have helped others to commit it, and some of us have been hurt by others committing it. But the loneliness, sense of alienation, wish for thrill or danger or power that might lead to committing adultery, is common to us all” (A sermon on the sixth commandment, 2007).

The history of Christianity and her precepts are evolutionary and not based upon biblical cannon which we have been instructed to consult for doctrine, reproof, correction and the instruction on how to recieve salvation:

2Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of YAH, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
There is a major difference between religion and biblical cannon. Again the objective of this book is to explore current theological practices and ideologies in comparison to the word of YAH. “In the Mosaic Law, as in the old Roman Law, adultery meant only the carnal intercourse of a wife with a man who was not her lawful husband. The intercourse of a married man with a single woman was not accounted adultery, but fornication” (New Advent, 2007). Christianity is an evolutionary theology with movable parts and bodies as the ecclesia sees fit. However, YAH says: Malachi 3:6 For I am YAH, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
While this chapter addresses and defines adultery, it is also necessary to digress in order to address the perception that a married man who has intercourse with a woman other than his wife is in fact committing adultery or fornicating. This section of the book is not promoting, suggesting or encouraging males or husbands to seek other partners outside of their wives and current partners or to engage in what is ecclesiastically called limited fornication. This book is merely used to articulate the biblical view on multiple covenants or multiple marriages, systematically called polygyny or polygamy. The attempt is to expose YAH’s word on such an act without indoctrinating or inculcating various religious doctrines which has been used to reform biblical cannon for 1,900 years. As a result of the biblical reformation which has taken place over the course of 1,900 years, people who seek to enjoy the purity of YAH’s word has become more confused than a rabbit running backwards because of what the scriptures cite and because of what the church states.
Psalm 12:6 The words of YAH are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Every word that has proceeded out of the mouth of YAH is pure, clear and righteous. They are the instructions of how to live righteously and how to receive eternal life, which was YAH’s plan for mankind from the beginning. Psalm 119:140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. The word of YAH is his law and the testimonies that follow it. The laws of YAH show us his mind and will and by them a person is made whole and wise. Psalm 119:97 O how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day. But the laws which explain adultery and fornication are attacked, rejected or misunderstood by the clergyman, who has sworn an oath to teach the purity and sovereignty of YAH oracles on life matters and righteousness.
Psalm 19:8 The statutes of YAH are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of YAH is pure, enlightening the eyes.

How, could something so pure become so nebulous and ambiguous and create points of contention and strife amongst the people who read it, study it and teach it, unless there was some intervening agenda and ideology working in the background, which was not endorsed by YAH? Today the word polygyny or polygamy is a most detested and unrighteous practice in Christendom and is condemned as adultery if a man who is married engages in such an act. But is this according to biblical rule? No it isn’t! According to Microsoft Encarta polygyny means “simultaneous marriage to multiple wives: the custom of being married to more than one wife at the same time. See also polygamy. Fact of having multiple female mates” (Microsoft Encarta, 2007). The question is, is having multiple wives, concubines or mistresses a trespass against the laws of YAH and is it considered adultery? Reader this book is in no way encouraging men to engage in multiple concubinage relationships or multiple wives. This book only seeks to clarify YAH’s position on this behavior!

Exodus 21:10 If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish.21:11 And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out free without money.
The initial commandments that were given unto man was spoken by YAH and was not just communicated to Moses but was heard by all of the children of Israel and strangers who were in the Sinai desert at that time. What this does is alleviate the rebuttal and argument that this was Moses law. Moses did not make this statement, YAH did. Exodus 19:9 And YAH said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto YAH. In the book of Deuteronomy Moses says, 21:10 When thou goest forth to war against thine enemies, and YAH thy Elohim hath delivered them into thine hands, and thou hast taken them captive,21:11 And seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and hast a desire unto her, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife;21:12 Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house, and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;21:13 And she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in thine house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife. Moses also says in Deuteronomy 21:15 If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated:21:16 Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn:21:17 But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.
There are several references to legal polygyny in the bible all endorsed by the Most High; however, we place special emphasis where the Most High spoke of polygyny and not Moses in Exodus 21:10, the Most High spoke this to Moses in front of millions of people for ALL to hear! After the covenant of Sinai which was made to a mixed multitude of people, there are several citations given in the scriptures where polygyny was the common practice. However, for the sake of time, one major citation will be given to illustrate YAH’s position on this behavior. David broke commandments and was rebuked for it, because he coveted his neighbor’s wife, he committed adultery with his neighbor’s wife, impregnated his neighbor’s wife and then killed his neighbor. Now notice YAH’s response.
2Samuel 12:7 And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith YAH Elohim of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;12:8 And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.
It is clearly evident that YAH has never had an issue or concern with polygyny. Not only did YAH anoint David, saved him from Saul, gave him Saul’s throne, but he also gave to him Saul’s wives. David had approximately five wives when he dwelled at Hebron not including Michal, Saul’s daughter, which made six. 2Samuel 3:2 And unto David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; 3:3 And his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite; and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; 3:4 And the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; and the fifth, Shephatiah the son of Abital; 3:5 And the sixth, Ithream, by Eglah David's wife. These were born to David in Hebron. When he was crowned in Israel YAH gave him more wives from Saul’s house as mentioned in 2Samuel chapter 12 and verse 8. We also see in the following scripture that David took him yet more wives out if Jerusalem and was not labeled as an adulterer 2Samuel 5:13 And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.
David, a man who YAH ordained to be a King and a leader as well as a man who YAH said that he would not leave in the grave, a man cited in the New Testament Acts 13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will.
Not only is David mentioned as a man after YAH’s own heart but notice what the prophet said about Abraham and YAH in Isaiah 41:8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend. Here is another piece of scripture that confirms the relationship between YAH and Abraham; 2Chronicles 20:7 Art not thou our Elohim, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever? Let’s bring Abraham into question for analytical purposes. Genesis 25:6 But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

How many concubines did Abraham have? The scripture speaks of Hagar and Keturah during and after Sarah’s death. Abraham was a polygamist but yet called a friend of YAH, and why is that? Here is the answer. Genesis 26:5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws. The question that has to be asked is, is polygyny against the laws of YAH? And are we breaking the laws of the Most High by having a concubine or mistress, or is it eating animals that YAH has said not to eat, or slandering your neighbor when YAH said no to do so, maybe not observing YAH’s Sabbaths and Holydays as he has instructed, which can be found celebrated in the New Testament?

Why would YAH not only endorse, but participate in something that the clergy of various religious bodies, mainly Christianity labels as unclean, unholy, unrighteous, immoral and ungodly? And why would YAH have close relationships with men who engaged in such activities. The following are rebuttals found amongst the clergy for the practice of polygyny:

  1. That wasn’t god’s doing that was man’s doing;

  2. It was allowed to populate the earth then god changed it;

  3. Moses wrote that law;

  4. We have to obey the laws of the land and that law is one wife;

  5. That was back then; Jesus nailed that to the cross;

  6. Man wrote that law to subjugate women;

  7. That was the practice of the Old Testament, not the New testament;

  8. Good Christians do not practice polygyny because god does not like it, and;

  9. The people who practiced polygyny in the Old Testament did it out of ignorance, they didn’t know any better.

These are the common rebuttals that are often used to negate and nullify a precept that was given by YAH to the sons of men if they choose to use it. Sadly these rebuttals are from religious leaders who read and teach the bible, who say that these laws were nullified or created by a man. Notice what Paul says to Timothy. 1Timothy 1:8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully. The problem reader is not YAH’s law regarding polygyny but the abuse of it; this is why YAH gave a law to govern these types of relationships. However, this is not the main reason why there is such an attack on this legal precept and why it is outlawed in only 16% of the world. The real reason is once again the Christian Church lead by Catholicism and her leaders. Notice the following quotes from the church leaders after the death of the apostles:
Justin Martyr (c.160) rebukes the Jews for allowing polygamy: "Your imprudent and blind masters [i.e., Jewish teachers] even until this time permit each man to have four or five wives. And if anyone sees a beautiful woman and desires to have her, they quote the doings of Jacob." (The Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol. 1, p. 266). Who is Justin Martyr? Saint Justin Martyr (100?-165?), philosopher, theologian, and one of the earliest apologists of the Christian church, who sought to reconcile Christian doctrine and pagan culture. He was born in Flavia Neapolis (now Nābulus, West Bank), a Roman city built on the site of the ancient Shechem, in Samaria. His parents were pagans. As a young man Justin devoted himself to the study of Greek philosophy, notably the writings of Plato and the Stoic philosophers (Microsoft Encarta, 2007)
One of the first known antagonizers of YAH’s commandments was an early Christian church leader named Justin Martyr; he was a pagan that tried to indoctrinate paganism in what is known today as Christianity.
Tertullian (c.207) was also explicit: "Chapter II.-Marriage Lawful, But Not Polygamy. We do not indeed forbid the union of man and woman, blest by God as the seminary of the human race, and devised for the replenishment of the earth and the furnishing of the world, and therefore permitted, yet singly. For Adam was the one husband of Eve, and Eve his one wife, one woman, one rib. (The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Tertullian, To His Wife). Tertullian (160?-220?), the first important Christian ecclesiastical writer in Latin, whose work is remarkable for its blunt sarcasm, epigrammatic phrasing, aggressive partisan spirit, and skillful—though sometimes specious—reasoning. A zealous champion of Christianity, Tertullian wrote many theological treatises, of which 31 have survived (Microsoft Encarta, 2007).
Methodius (cf.290) was clear on the issue, arguing that it had stopped at the time of the Prophets:

"The contracting of marriage with several wives had been done away with from the times of the prophets. For we read, 'Do not go after your lusts, but refrain yourself from your appetites'...And in another place, 'Let your fountain be blessed and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.' This plainly forbids a plurality of wives"(The Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol. 6, p.312).

The early church fathers of Christianity spoke against the practice of polygyny regardless of how YAH viewed it according to his word. However, there were no clear and concise authorities on this subject during this period as many of the Gnostics, also know as Christians were divided on this subject as many of them practiced it themselves. The church continued to show their level of hypocrisy by dibbing and dabbing in it, but when it began to become a financial impact they slowly modified it. “Due to the widespread illiteracy of the scriptures, especially that of the Gentile believers who were totally ignorant of the Torah, whatever the Catholic priests said were considered as God’s Law and divine truths. One area of total distortion was that of marital relationship. Surprising to almost all of us, it was common for Catholic priests to have multiple wives and mistresses. In 726AD, it was acceptable for a man with a sick wife to take a second wife so long as he looked after the first one. With concerns for protecting Church property from inheritance however, offspring could not inherit church property and it was later declared that all sons of priests were illegitimate. In 1022, Pope Benedict VIII banned marriages for priests. Finally in 1139, Pope Innocent II voided all marriages of priests and all new priests had to divorce their wives. All these were done to possess and protect money and church property making polygamy a sin and marriage unacceptable for a priest and was a slow and purposeful process” (History of Monogamy, 1998).
For thousands of years even in the beginning of days polygyny was a social and theocratic practice. Genesis 4:19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. The ideal relationship is between one man and one woman; however, no one can judge the reasons why a man may choose more than one partner in the form of a wife, concubine or mistress. Here are a few questions for you, is it a crime against YAH and a crime against humanity? Is it a trespass against YAH’s commandments, and did YAH command everyone to cease and desist from the act of concubine relationships at Mount Sinai as he did for incest and marrying immediate family members such as aunts etc?

It is very strange that YAH changed certain acts that were taking place before Sinai but did not change a man’s desire or need to have multiple wives.

Monogamy never gained worldwide attention until the last few centuries. The should-be monogamy idea was not popular in previous generations, not until its strong uprising in the last 150 years or so. In fact, polygamy was still openly practiced in the last generation in non-western countries, and is today still practiced in modern societies, even though not so openly because of the outcry of the Western Feminism movement. How quickly the should-be monogamy concept has taken over, such that it makes polygamy appear sinful and wrong ever since the beginning. A worldwide ethnographic survey of 849 human societies show 708 whose customs are polygamous 84% (more than 1 wife), 4 polyandrous (more than 1 husband) and 137 monogamous. Other than the religious and supremacy factors, there can be a few other reasons for this (History of Monogamy, 1998). “Until the 11th and 12th centuries, Catholic priests were allowed to have multiple wives and mistresses, and leave their property to their children. First, the Church banned inheritance to the children of clergy, so the property could become the Church's. Then it banned marriages and mistresses for priests, and in 1139, it voided all marriages of priests while ordering all new priests to divorce their wives” (Sharon Smith, 2004)

Paul stated that a Bishop and a Deacon must be the husband of one wife. This clearly illustrates that polygyny was the social norm during this time period; however, Paul stated that those in leadership had to have one wife. Did Paul speak against YAH’s law? No! If he had he would have stated that every man is to be the husband of one woman. This decision was made by Paul due to the publics of Asia Minor whom Paul was appealing to. “It was not until the writings of Tertullian (A.D. 160?-220?), over two centuries after the death of Christ, that the "institutional" case for monogamy within what became the Catholic Church was set forth. 

This was in response to the "heresy" of the Psychics, who in part followed the same logic of a "strict constructionist" interpretation of Paul's writings noted above.  Strangely enough, this doctrine was written by Tertullian after he became a heretic himself, having rejected his earlier Christian beliefs and having been excommunicated.  Tertullian's "psychics" actually were the lineal ancestors of the Catholic Church he had abandoned.  Marriage would not even be recognized as a sacrament for another 1,000 years; divorce would not be absolutely proscribed for another 500 years after that,” (Isn't Monogamy the Normal Way for Humans to Relate?, 2007).

YAH is creating, endorsing and allowing a man to have multiple covenants or wives; however, he has given them a law to govern this act which allows the individuals to maintain order, harmony and righteousness in this practice. Today this practice is deemed unholy, unrighteous and immoral but by whom? All of the information thus far points to one culprit. That’s right! The creators of the Christian Church led by Catholicism 100 plus years after the death of the Messiah.
Polygyny has been a practiced in many cultures throughout history. It was accepted in the Hebrew society, in classical China, and was accepted in many traditional African and Polynesian cultures. In India, polygyny was practiced from ancient times onward. It was accepted in ancient Greece prior to the Roman Empire and the Roman Catholic Church, but after the introduction of the Roman Empire and Roman Catholicism, one wife, but multiple lovers was acceptable. Sub-Sahara Africa was never under the influence of Rome, and has had polygamy legalized for the majority of the past two millennia. Messianic Christianity allowed and still allows polygyny in most non-western or non-Catholic controlled countries; it is regulated in the New Testament but not banned. Polygyny was banned in the United States in 1890 as a result of laws passed concerning Mormon polygyny. It was allowed in the early Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon -- LDS) church, but was ended in 1890 after government coercion was given that prohibited Utah from becoming a state as long as they allowed Polygyny. Due to the political and economic rise of European nations from the sixteenth to the twentieth century there was a steady decline in polygyny as Catholicism gained influence.

The church has chosen to adopt and create an ecclesiastical mandate of their own on marriages and chose not to adopt YAH’s mandate that is ordained to establish peace, harmony and salvation, which is YAH’s law. The Church and Christendom has created so many parts over the centuries that she has no other choice but to continue in her transformation due to spiritual deviations. To continue with the moving parts, pay close attention to the redefining of adultery through the church, not YAH’s word, but through the church. “But the notion that obligations of fidelity rested upon the husband the same as upon the wife is one that has not always found practical exemplification in the laws of Christian states. Despite the protests of Mr. Gladstone, the English Parliament passed, in 1857, a law by which a husband may obtain absolute divorce on account of simple adultery in his wife, while the latter can be freed from her adulterous husband only when his infidelity has been attended with such cruelty "as would have entitled her to a divorce a mensâ et toro." The same discrimination against the wife is found in some of our early New England colonies. Thus, in Massachusetts the adultery of the husband, unlike that of the wife, was not sufficient ground for divorce. And the same most likely was the case in Plymouth Plantation (Howard, A History of Matrimonial Institutions, II, 331-351). At present, in our States there is not this discrimination, but divorce, when granted on the ground of adultery, is obtainable by the wife just as by the husband (New Advent, 2007).

Now that it is clearly understood that polygyny is not a crime against YAH, a trespass or a crime against humanity, but a civil and ecclesiastical (church) decree passed by the church through church canon, lets rejoin the topic to clearly understand the biblical meaning of adultery. Again this book is not encouraging men to engage in multiple covenants or relationships respectively, but was merely an attempt to address biblically and secularly one of the most controversial and debated elements in religion. This book is not meant to offend, but, to give spiritual and scriptural clarity on the subject of adultery.
Attempted Act of Adultery

Genesis 20:1-9: “AND Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: an Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah. 20:3 But Elohim came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man’s wife. 20:4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, YAH, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation? 20:5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? And she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this. 20:6 And Elohim said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her. 20:7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine. 20:8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid. 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? And what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? Thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.” King Abimelech was spared from committing adultery with Sarah, Abraham’s wife. He heeded the warning from Elohim and returned Sarah back to her husband.
Act of Adultery
Genesis 49:3-4.Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: 49:4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.” Reuben, son of Jacob, committed adultery when he slept with his father’s wife. Reuben’s transgression was adulterous and abominable. Leviticus 18:8 “The nakedness of thy father’s wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father’s nakedness.”

Punishment for Adultery

Leviticus 20:10 And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Israel’s Covenant with YAH

Exodus 24:7-8: “And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that YAH hath said will we do, and be obedient. 24:8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which YAH hath made with you concerning all these words.”

YAH made a covenant with the sons of Israel on Mt. Sinai and this covenant resulted in a marriage between YAH and the nation of Israel. Israel was considered the adulteress wife when she stepped outside the bonds of the covenant in turning to other gods. Adultery, whether physical or spiritual, transgresses the laws that the Most High has established in his covenant with Israel.

Israel’s relationship with YAH is structured as that of a man and a woman under a marriage covenant. YAH is the husband or head and Israel is the wife. Man becomes the head of his wife upon marrying her. When a man engages in a sexual act with another man’s wife, he dishonors her headship, and violates the sanctity of the union which YAH has ordained and trespasses a holy and binding covenant. If a woman engages in a sexual act with a man besides her husband, she dishonors her headship which is her husband. When an act of adultery is committed, the individuals involved dishonors YAH, who is the head over all mankind.
1Corinthians 11:3 “But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.”
Genesis 17:7-10 “And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be an el unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. 17:8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their El. 17:9 And Elohim said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. 10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee. Elohim established a covenant with Abraham and his seed to serve him.” Elohim is the originator of establishing covenants. He told Abraham if he and his seed would serve him as their god, that they would receive possession of the land of Canaan.
Covenant –1: Usu. formal, solemn, and binding agreement: COMPACT. 2 a: A written agreement or promise usu. under seal between two or more parties’ esp. for the performance of some action. b: The common-law action to recover damages for breach of such a contract. (Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, G & C Merriam Company, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1979).

Testimonial of Adultery

David’s act of adultery
II Samuel 11:2-5And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. 11:3 And David sent and inquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bath-sheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? 11:4 And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house. 11:5 And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child.”

“David was a giant among righteous leaders, but he remained human as his sin with Bathsheba and Uriah showed. He spied Bathsheba bathing, desired her, and engineered the death of her faithful warrior husband, after committing adultery with her,” (Holman’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary, 2003, p. 393).

Adultery can only exist if a covenant has been broken. When a man commits a sexual act with a married woman, he breaks a covenant relationship. If a woman engages in a sexual act with a man other than her husband, she breaks her covenant relationship. Christianity spuriously indoctrinates the laws of adultery, with amendments. The Christian religion, philosophical in nature, is theory based, subjective and designed to placate and pacify its audience. This canonical system has created its own definition of adultery and alludes to the fact that YAH simply does not care whether covenants are dishonored or not. The law should be taught as instructed by the Most High. Therefore, we MUST rely upon biblical canon versus ecclesiastical (church) canon in order to understand the purity of YAH’s word.

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