Making Right the Wrong of Adultery
Have you found yourself contemplating committing adultery? Are you currently in an adulterous relationship? Have you been affected by an act of adultery? If you answered yes to any of these questions, No Innocent Affair: Making Right the Wrong of Adultery is the tool you need.
An avid student of the Word, Ed Mrkvicka addresses the fact that adultery is one of the main contributors to the destruction of the American family and seeks to reverse this terrifying statistic. Mrkvicka posits that few who engage in adulterous relationships realize the enormity of the cost of infidelity, both to themselves and innocent people in their lives.
Beginning by comparing God’s view of adultery to society’s view, No Innocent Affair explains in frank yet loving terms that unrepentant adultery is more than just an innocent affair. It is choosing Satan over Jesus and death over life. Mrkvicka desires to lead adulterers to repentance and eternal life with Jesus Christ.
Most importantly, No Innocent Affair takes you on a step-by-step biblical progression that leads to the sin of adultery being forgiven and salvation reclaimed.
Infidelity is no easy subject to discuss, but it is one that must be addressed. Follow along on this exploration of the consequences and ways out of adultery.
Edward Mrkvicka is a lay minister and counselor, and life-long Bible student. His religious writings have been awarded Best Christian Book of the Year, Best Christian Study of the Year, named a National Best Book Awards finalist, and a winner in the Christian Choice Book Awards. He has also been awarded the prestigious Faith Writers Seal of Approval.
His efforts on behalf of families, understanding adultery, and the devastating effect of divorce on children have earned him a United States Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition.
Marriage is sacred and binding. “Whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.” Matt 5:32. A “certificate of divorce to dismiss her was permitted by Moses because of the hardness of your hearts. But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female … to leave and cleave and become one …Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” Mark 10:4-9.
This is the basis of Edward F. Mrkvicka Jr.’s book, No Innocent Affair: Making Right the Wrong of Adultery. He contends that adultery is one of the main contributors to the destruction of the American family, and he seeks to reverse this statistic, to which I agree.
He compares God’s view of adultery/divorce to society’s view. And this is where the big differences lie, particularly in our society today. This book was written to help lead adulterers to repentance and have their salvation reclaimed.
No Innocent Affair includes a very intense and thorough discussion of the issue of sexual immorality and divorce, and how some churches distinguish the interpretation of the Matthew 5 Scripture, whether it is okay or not to remarry after divorce. The differences clash as to whether sexual immorality includes adultery. The author does not agree that adultery is included in sexual immorality. Looking up the Greek, I find a different definition than the author. I find the author is thorough in most of his interpretations, but I believe some are askew.
Included are the repercussions of adultery, whether divorce is the result or not. I found the author’s book to be very comprehensive on this issue of adultery, but isolates the other sins included in other Scriptures that he delineates. All of them preclude us a place in heaven if we are not repentant. But having counseled for so many years with people caught up in adultery, he chose to limit his book to that specific sin.
I think this book could be somewhat controversial and at best, educational, as different interpretations come into play. You will have to determine, with the help of the Holy Spirit, if or when remarriage is allowable.
Take note: the main issue is adultery and how it grievously affects everyone involved, including their families and relatives, let alone grieving the heart of God and precluding one from heaven if unrepentant.
This book was provided by the author in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was received.