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Rev. Samuel Rutherford writes in Lex Rex that a husband could divorce his wife and be free of punishment before other men but not free from the guilt and sin before the tribunal of God. Jesus says this in Matthew 19:4-6,“Haven’t you read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall join to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh? ’So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, don’t let man tear apart.”
Genesis 2:24 :Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh.”
This law does not come from the positive laws of Moses but is considered divine law in the law of nature. In constitutional interpretations this law is Expressio Uniu Est Exclusio Alterius (the expression of one thing is the exclusion of the other). A violation of this law is if a man is made one with another man outlawing homosexuality. Man made one with an animal outlawing bestiality. Man made one with more than one woman outlaying polygamy. Man will not separate from his wife outlawing divorce. Man made one with his wife share equally in mutual assets.
Justinian Digest ” Natural law is that which all animals have been taught by nature; this law is not peculiar to the human species, it is common to all animals which are produced on land or sea, and to fowls of the air as well. From it comes the union of man and woman called by us matrimony, and therewith the procreation and rearing of children. ” 39
Genesis 2:18-20 Yahweh God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to him.” Out of the ground Yahweh God formed every animal of the field, and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them….but for man there was not found a helper comparable to him.”
Note: This is natural law concerning suitable relations with man. God seeing man was alone sought for Adam a companion. By God’s decree animals are not suitable, and since God made a woman to be Adam’s wife, all other options are a violation of the law of nature.”