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Christians Remarry After Divorce

Is it against Christianity to marry again after a divorce? Or is it regarded as adultery? I know the Bible states that one is still married to your spouse after divorce whilst he/she is still alive.

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james,

don't sweat it. there are temporal repurcussions to our sin(s), but the Lord has forgiven much more haneous things.
---aka on 8/25/10


Unless you grew up without being able to read and write, I doubt that anyone would not know that divorce is against the church.

Why if you chose a church some churches want proof that you were not divorced previously and that you have been christened or baptised for those that baptise children.

If you chose a registry office it is either because you have no faith or cannot afford a church wedding hither or either, it's hard to believe you did not know living in western society.
---Carla on 8/25/10


Many of us grew upseeing our parents together then divorced,and out of ignorance fallowed the same pattern. My issues is that many people want to say its wrong to divorce and remarry. But these things are not explained to us before a lot of us marry. Its great lack of reasponsibility that's been going on for to long. Someone needs to teach us these things before we tie the knot.
---james on 7/30/10


Cynthia: Since you already know the Word of God why did you ask the question, to begin with? Do what God said to do and forget about what the rest of us has said. That is simple enough to do. Some of these people on this blog is not even saved. Keep that in mind. Some are so self-righteous, even the devil don't want them in Hell. And they are to sanctified and righteous to live down here, among us sinners! So go with the bible(Gods Word). You will not go wrong there.
---Robyn on 7/27/10


As I read through the posts on this particular subject, I'm not sure if I should cry. I DO know that I will definitely PRAY for all of those out there agonizing over this topic. This, like all other issues we face in life, is not very difficult to understand. The problem arises when we choose to interject our personal feelings in the place of God's commandments.

The biblical teaching on marriage and divorce happens to be one of the "hard" sayings. It may not go along with what you want to hear, but since when did God ask for man's opinion on ANY matter?

I would love to post more on this and hopefully help to increase the knowledge of those desiring to follow the Word, but lacking in understanding. God Bless.
---Paul on 7/27/10




Cynthia: That is not what the bible says beloved. If one is caught in adultery, you can divorce. You can remarry in such cases. You can leave your marriage, if you so choose, but you cannot remarry,(if you did not catch your spouse in adultery) until he/she dies. The death breaks the marriage contract. You can separate but not remarry(while spouse is alive). Or go back home, if the other spouse, agrees to that. I would not leave unless I was really fed up and serious about never coming back. The devil is always on his job. Beware! Know the truth and the truth will set you free.
---Robyn on 7/25/10


Ken,

Mat 19:3
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?


Mat 19:8
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.


Mat 19:9
And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
---Carla on 7/20/10


Carla. you spoke of "sin" and "defiling the temple..."
God gives us definitions to help us understand.

1John3:4 Sin is transgression of the law. But Jesus set us free from that law Rom8:2, hence 1John3:6-9 says that Christians do not sin.
Christians might still do wrong such as the adultery this blog discusses, but under the law it was sin and the penalty was death. Christians are no longer under the law of sin and death and "where no law is, there is no transgression" (sin) Rom4:15. Instead we are now chastised by God.

As for "defiling the temple" this is done not by physical adultery but by spiritual adultery.
---Haz27 on 7/20/10


This is really confusing. You can't really say: considering the fact that people have different situations that lead to divorce and are bound to face different situations after divorce.

God help us.
---ken on 7/20/10


A sin by which one is only sinning against oneself defiling the temple of the Holy Spirit which in-dwells within you.

Lust is where it all starts and it ends up looking and feeling like love but love comes first by knowing Gods will for your life and sin has no place where the Holy Spirit Dwells. You kick him out your life when you commit sin and so how will God be able to dwell when sin abounds, First of all clean up your Adulterous heart and then you will see what is Gods perfect will for you, without these things.
---Carla on 7/19/10




LEE:The church ruled in this circumstances in Matt 19 when the scribes and Pharisees provoked the question if it were Lawful for a man to put away his wife for any cause?

He SAID: although Moses said they could, and to just write a bill to divorce, JESUS said Moses ruled so ONLY because they were hot headed and wouldn't listen. Hard of hearing so.... HE RULED IN FAVOUR (but this WAS NOT OF God) therefore Divorce is permitted only if your wife commits a sexual sin . Divorce for Any other Reason YOU,

COMMIT adultery!!!!
---Carla on 7/18/10


Carla is right. There is no confusion as to what stealing is and no one argues it is ok with God.

Many within churches want to believe somehow divorce and remarriage is different. They want to believe in some biblical loophole ( which they can never seem to find) which supports divorce and remarriage. It's very much a belief of the world and not of the love God wants to us live by.

When people do wrong they justified doing it at the time. We have all been there before. But if we grow as Christians we no longer justify wrong. Sadly the rate of divorce and remarriage within churches reflects how many selfish immature Christians there are. No doubt it's the pastors failing in their teaching that is one of the main causes.
---Haz27 on 7/17/10


Well if it wasn't Adultery why is it classed as Adultery if one remarries with their first spouce still alive?

Funny how no one wants to be an adulterer yet married again spouce is still alive!

Matt 19:9. 1Corin 7, Romans 7.

There are no questions of the confusion with someone stealing and not understanding the act of stealing....

Is that because you have to STOP stealing,

So don't marry again until Ur spouce is dead.


SIMPLE!
---Carla on 7/17/10


Cynthia, you answer your first sentence with your third sentence.

Let no man divide what God has put together.


People get married and divorced and remarried on their own and just ignore what God has to say on it because its so common.

We make our own plans and then ask God to bless them.
We can't wait on God which means we don't trust him, and considering the gift of salvation that is very sad.

The divorce rate among Christians and pagans is the same and that's a terrible witness.
---larry on 7/15/10


Lee1538 is right. Christians should be guided by Holy Spirit as to what is right and wrong.
But many have their conscience seared with a hot iron 1Tim4:2 no longer knowing right from wrong.

It's normal within affluent cultures to be selfish, and divorce and remarry. God defines this as adultery Mark10:11,12, which many (including pastors) in churches ignore. This then perpetuates the belief that it is ok with God to divorce and remarry. And so the cycle of selfishness perpetuates itself. People tempted to divorce look to examples in the churches that divorce and remarriage is somehow ok with God.

All in contradiction to God's command that we love one another, and "love worketh no ill to his neighbour" Rom13:10
---Haz27 on 7/15/10


matt says fornication is a cause for divorce.this is during engagement period.such as joseph wanting to divorce mary.but the marriage hadnt been consumated yet.jesus gives no allowcation for divorce for any reason ever..we arre amrried for life, even if a civil court allows a divorce.remarriage is adultery.we can stay singler,reconcile or WAIT TILL THEY DIE.the apostles then said maybe it isd better not to marry!divorce isnt the sin..remarriage is! he who has ears listen
---pat on 7/13/10


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Those who claim the Jesus promotes the Law over love is mistaken. Romans 7:2-6, Matthew 5:31-32, Luke 16:18, and Matthew 19:3-9 all refer to bigamy, meaning getting remarried without divorce. Putting someone away does not equal divorce. Matthew 19:7 ...Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? That doesn't make any sense unless putting away and divorce are different. The original term used for putting away did not mean divorce!
---Chris on 6/24/10


trav - ... Nor have you contributed anything worthwhile to anyone on this forum.
---Lee1538 on 4/7/10

This seems true judging by response and vote, scripture is not intended for all to understand, as in your case. I do not deal gracefully,with outlaws of/on scripture.
GOD through your hardened heart/mind made many opportunity's to share scriptures and witnesses supporting. So the "Lost Sheep" may hear or see and respond on their own to the shepherd. Not me. Thank GOD, for you in his understanding of your outlaw doctrines. May he have mercy on both of us, and his sheep....we all fall short in truth.
Matthew 15:24
But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
---Trav on 4/9/10


My lawyer friend advise one not to re-marry a former spouse as it has been his observation that such a thing never works out.
All too often the things that caused the original divorce are still there..
---Lee1538 on 3/28/10

Lawyers....lawyers....seems like there is scripture in the New Covenant about lawyers....
Well, if this was the case in scripture....we would not have Heb8:8. GOD is following the law he laid down....All Israel is Widowed now. But, he is remarrying her.
Isaiah 62:4
Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken, neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
---Trav on 4/7/10


Wal-rev //There are no exceptions for a professing christian to remarry but for the one justifiable case for the MAN, if and ONLY if his wife was unfaithful to him. Matthew 5:32.

Does the church have any authority to make rulings on cases of this nature?

Say for instance, one believing spouse simply will no longer desire to be married and there are needs of the other spouse that have to be meet?

Historically the church has ruled on these kinds of problems.
---Lee1538 on 4/6/10


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All Christians who have ever glanced over the bible know that jesus taught Mark 10:12, if any woman divorces her husband and marries another man she COMMITS ADULTERY. This is the same for men, but for the cause of fornication. Jesus said in Luke 16:18 Any man who marries a divorced woman commits ADULTERY. Romans 7:3 So then, if she marries another man while her husband is still alive, she is called an ADULTERESS. AND 1 Corinthians 7:10 To the married I give this COMMAND A wife must not separate from her husband. 11But if she does, she must remain UNMARRIED or to reconcile. There are no exceptions for a professing christian to remarry but for the one justifiable case for the MAN, if and ONLY if his wife was unfaithful to him. Matthew 5:32.
---Wal_Rev on 4/4/10


It is IF it is the person who divorced the spouse who remarries. The matter of the divorced spouce, who wanted to remain married, is quite a difficult matter, and it is more complex. Christ said 'causes her to becoma an adulteress'. But whose soul is blamed for this? For if it was merely the divorced person who was blamed, why would Christ even say that? Perhaps the blame is shared? Still unknown to me
---peter3594 on 4/2/10


Mima //Is there no forgiveness for the act of adultery? What say you?

I say that according to the Scripture the Christian is not under the law but is in under the higher authority namely the Spirit of Christ.

Ga 4:4-5 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

As such the Christian has the internal guidance of the Holy Spirit and comes under that discipline. Hebrews 12:5f
---Lee1538 on 4/1/10


Matthew 5:27-28 says" 27-Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

28-But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart."

It is my contention that every heterosexual person is guilty of violating the above verse.

Therefore I believe every adult person is guilty of adultery.

Is there no forgiveness for the act of adultery? What say you?
---mima on 4/1/10


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Mk. 10:11-12 And he said to them, Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her,and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.

I have often wondered (as have others), if what is in view here is the intent behind a divorce.

Could we believe that Jesus actually said that whoever divorces his/her spouse in order to marry another commits divorce?

I realize that divorce can be simply a means of achieving justice against one who does not honor the marriage.
---Lee1538 on 3/31/10


My Bible teaches that there is not anything impossible for God to do. People who use Deut to keep a man and wife from returning to each other need to go read the gospels concerning the gentiles being separate at the time of Law.

However like I said before in Gods sight your only given over if your husband don't wish to have you back because you committed Adultery, but love says God gives everyone a second chance(for reconciliation) of the first marriage and grace is forever.
---Carla on 3/31/10


My lawyer friend advise one not to re-marry a former spouse as it has been his observation that such a thing never works out.

All too often the things that caused the original divorce are still there and will arise to cause the same problems as in the first divorce.
---Lee1538 on 3/28/10


Cynthia, we know from Malachi 2 and other scripture that God hates divorce. If you are going to do something God hates questions on committing adultery are befuddling.

You need to stop any foray into the next romance and spend 40 days in prayer and fasting.

I am not scolding you because as said before, I am the worst of all sinners, but I do know the flesh hates holiness.

You need soberness and discernment for which there are no shortcuts. Get private and get on your knees.
---larry on 3/28/10


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No it is not adultery if you re-marry your first husband although the signs are not good if you went off with another man!

But if he loves you and is willing to repent you also then Love will always find away, to seal your relationship back together, although I'm not saying it is going to be easy.

I never understand why the unlearned use a mosaic Law to shoot the wrong prey.

Christ came and fulfilled the old Law and what he says in the gospels is final, not various chosen Jewish laws that people did out without Wisdom!
---Carla on 3/27/10


Janet,
I question if your husband was a believer if he had an affair and divorced you for it.
Deut 24:1-2 is pretty clear that since he divorced you, you may go and be another man's wife.
Wal-rev is another of those people that only sees scripture that supports his view NOT all the scripture and form a good doctrine out of it.
Also, since it is apparent by his actions he was not a true believer, he decided NOT to stay with you making you not responsible and able to live in peace as 1 Corinthians teaches also.
You have 2 scripture references to go by. Be free sister. Don't let half doctrine put you back under bondage.
---miche3754 on 3/10/10


I am in a similar situation (though I write this too late).... nine years, when she was deeply depressed (she had a long history of depression), my ex wife divorced me and five years later, I did remarry. In passage in Matt 5:31-2, there is the assumption that the divorced wife will remarry, as at that time a single woman more or less had to remarry. But I did not HAVE to remarry. Should I have remained single? Any comments?
---peter3594 on 3/10/10


Wow, Wal Rev, that sounds pretty harsh. I am divorced, but not by my choice. Both my ex and myself are believers but he chose to have an affair and leave me for her. He divorced me and now you are saying that I can't remarry? What if he repents - he can remarry but not me?
---Janet on 1/30/10


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Jesus prohibited divorce except for adultery, that included lying about ones virginity. The non adulterer could remarry. The adulterer was not free to marry, and anyone marrying one is entering a prohibited marriage. A divorce without cause, was no divorce, and so, another marriage was a type of bigamy. The exception is in 1Corinthians 7:15. If the unbeliever departs, the Christian can remarry because the marriage was not 'in the Lord'. Both Matthew 19:9 and 1Corinthians 7:27-28 allow remarriage.
Deuteronomy 22:17-19, 28-29, 24:1-4, Proverbs 2:17 (forsaketh husband), Isaiah 54:4-8, Jeremiah 3:1, Malachi 2:14-16, Matthew 5:31-32, 19:3-12, Mark 10:2-12, Luke 16:18, 1Corinthians 6:15-16, 7:10-17, 27.
---Glenn on 8/17/09


The innocent party whether male or female can remarry. The guilty party must remain single.
---Jon on 7/13/09


Renee, Only the man can divorce his wife and remarry - and christ specifies this in cause of infidelity. That clause was clearly not the case for women. Women of god are called to remain single after divorce and dedicated to god, instructed not to remarry. No acceptions were given by christ or the apostles. Any women who divorces her husband and remarries commits adultery.

1 Corinthians 7:10-12 A wife must not separate from her husband. 11But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband

Romans 7:3 So then, if she marries another man while her husband is still alive, she is called an adulteress.

Mark 10:12 12And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery."
---wal_rev on 7/11/09


Greetings Renee, your boyfriend's wife cheated on him and your husband cheated on you. So you are both divorced because of adultery. Adultery or unfaithfulness is biblical grounds for divorce.
Jesus said, "I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery." Matthew 19:9
And obviously the same goes for a woman who divorces her husband for adultery as you did. So anyone who divorces an unfaithful partner can remarry. It's great to hear you are both happy. Best wishes to both of you. God Bless
---Gary on 5/20/09


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Jeremy, I think you are reading too much into 1Cor 7:26-28a. Loosed can also mean that you are not bound to care for the whole family. Not Divorce.
Virgin has not been married.
For you to link these two together isn't want he said.
You skipped the verse 27, Are you bound(married)Do not seek a separation.
Matt 5:31-32...divorces his wife...causes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
---Nicole on 4/27/08


Part II-I have been divorced now for a year and began am dating a wonderful, loving, honest, and trusting man who is also divorced. His situation was very similar. His wife cheated on him and, in fact, had a child with another man. He too, went back to her trying to live by God's word and not divorce. Her cheating and lying only continued until he finally filed for divorce.
---Renee on 4/27/08


Part III-We have been dating almost a year and are very happy together. We think about our life together as a married couple. I am torntorn.. I do know that I love him but I want to make sure it is right with God. Can someone point me to a scripture or a verse that says it is ok to remarry? Neither of our exspouses are remarried YET. I just feel like we were both victims in our own marriages and it seems that God would not want to punish both of us by not allowing us to marry and not live in sin.
---Renee on 4/27/08


I was married to a man who committed adultry several times. I tried to stay and make things work but his decietful ways only worsened. Eventually he struck up an inapropriate relationship with an underage girl and I ultimately filed for divorce.
---Renee on 4/27/08


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Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed [for selfish reasons]. Are you loosed [divorced] from a wife? [In my opinion says Paul, the Apostle] do not seek a wife. BUT EVEN IF YOU DO MARRY,YOU HAVE NOT SINNED, and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned (1Corinthians 7:26-28a)Notice the virgin AND the person loosed [divorced] are both put in the same category they have not sinned by getting married. BOTH THE PERSON WHO WAS NEVER MARRIED AND THE PERSON WHO WAS DIVORCED ARE WITHOUT SIN IF THEY MARRY.
---Jeremy on 4/7/08


The erroneous doctrine of forbidding one to marry after a divorce has been preached and taught in many churches. It has violated the conscience and hearts of those who have been divorced, driving them into a constant state of confusion and negatively impacting their lives. Not only do they leave the church to remarry, they also need to be able to make the right decision to divorce when its necessary in order to save themselves and their families before all is destroyed.
---Jeremy on 4/7/08


Now the Spirit [of God] expressly says that in latter times [the days we live in now] some will DEPART FROM THE FAITH, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies ...FORBIDDING TO MARRY (1Timothy 4:1,3).
---Jeremy on 4/7/08


3#
What God is saying is Eve sinned and because she did she fell under the power of her husband and then became subjected to being in his care he should look after his wife and should never divorce her, but she does not have the rights to divorce him and remarry. He is to behave properly towards his wife. However if he does behave improper you can separate but you should do so looking to reconcile.
---Carla5754 on 3/5/08


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If you are not clear on divorce and remariage don't you think you should be reading the relevant scriptures to make sure you know what is permissible from what is not not. It's easy to be mislead because of the Law of the Land, which states you can divorce and marry period. Yet all reccomendations according to marriage Vows states until death you part.
---Carla5754 on 3/5/08


Of course it makes sense to run for your life, does that mean you divorce? well you may need to do that too if it means your hubby will leave you alone, but the bottom line is he did not commit Fornication, he is obviously sick in his head, but it doesn't say divorce for any reasons even abandonment you are still his wife and another man cannot cannot marry another mans wife it's Adultery!
---Carla5754 on 3/5/08


It talks about divorce in the Bible. I understand it to a point. My issue is I divorced my husband because he would have killed me if I didn't. I was beat verbaly abused and my children saw all of this they wanted me to divorce there father as much as I did. I truly do not believe God wanted me to stay in a marriage like that with no hope of repair. I still asked for forgivness of divorce so why if I was to marry again I would be in sin
---dee on 2/27/08


remarriage always has been an automatic right after divorce. God doesn't lock people into their moral failures forever. There is a just divorce or an unjust one...an unjust divorce is not the unforgiveable sin.. check out christian divorce 1hwy dot com
---john on 1/21/08


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My brother is isn't that bad, our God is a God of second chance and most importantly God knows your heart. What you need to do is to understand the purpose and the will of God for Marriage. Ask God for forgiveness, fast and pray for God to show you your wife and he will. I was married and i messed up and I am married again because God is a good God. He will do it for you as well.

Please keep in touch.

Regards
Toye
---Toye on 1/14/08


LEE
Not every church practices what the bible teaches some churches go by the law of their land and if that means one can divorce for any reason remarriage is permitted. Wisdom go's with Gods perfect will which is in his word and that is the will of the church not a church that go's along with it's own opinions and perspectives.
---Carla5754 on 10/23/07


2#

Churches have their own interpretation of the bible so this matter is not down to what Churches allow. Who is the church, what is the church and how can you define what a church should be saying? Through the Holy Bible thats what decides Gods word, Of which (ONE) scripture defines an exception Matt 19:9 of which most choose to ignore.
---Carla5754 on 10/23/07


TS - *There you go again providing the wisdom of a man over the Word of God. ...*.

In other words, you believe the church has no authority to decide issues between individuals?

1 Cor.6:3-4 Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? ... How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life!

Of course, EGW was kicked out of her church bec she refused God given authority.
---lee on 10/23/07


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Adultery/Fornication are the only reasons permitted to divorce and remarry for the innocent spouse. However if a unbelieving spouse wanted out of the marriage it would not be a reason to remarry unless Fornications involved. If that person remained unmarried you would have to remain single faithful to God in view to reconcile if possible back to spouse. This is what I understand from the scriptures. If you were unfaithful you would not be permitted to remarry you are an Adulterer if you do .
---Carla5754 on 10/23/07


Lee, I agree with you up to a point. The Church does make special provisions for the case of invalid marriages, and she has all the authority the Moses had with respect to divorce and remarriage. But we are supposed to be more mature in our faith than the Jews before us. A valid marriage is joined by God and no man (or woman) can break this vow without damaging a relationship with God.
---lorra8574 on 10/22/07


First and foremost divorce isn't something that the Father is in favor of. Due to the hardness of mans heart it was given to Moses to present to men of the earlier testaments see Mark 9:2-12. We are to live our lives by Gods word the bible. Today we are under the contract of the New Testament when Jesus became the sacrificial lamb and died for our sins. Jesus was against divorce, but in cases where adultery and abandonment was concerned these were reasons.
---Sherry on 10/22/07


Lee: There you go again providing the wisdom of a man over the Word of God.

"The Carnal Heart is at emnity with God"..and will justify all sorts of things contrary to His Word.
---TS on 10/22/07


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I do not believe we can look at the Bible as a rule book when it comes to matters of divorce & re-marriage. The Lord has given to His church the authority to judge in these matters.
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1Co 6:5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

We should look to the authority of the church in these matters as they can far more complex than the rural society of yesteryear.
---lee on 10/21/07


In answer to your questions yes and yes. But Cynthia here is the thing. If your husband left and remarried, then he is envolved in adultery which frees you from the bond of that marriage according to Biblical New Testament ways. If this isn't the case, than you are still bound and you are not supposed to remarry as it would be adultery. My interpretation of the situation:not God's:)
---jody on 10/19/07


Jesus spoke propheticly when He said that one may not marry a woman who has been divorced. NT says only for Adultery is divorce allowed.

Jesus was showing that His divorce from the Jewish Church would take place because of her repeated spiritual adultery.

Then Jesus chose a new spiritual bride: All those who are one in Christ Jesus.
---TS on 10/18/07


Cynthia, should a Christian follow the Bible or their personal desires?

I believe that there may be cases where a marriage was never valid in the first place. But all proper and valid marriages are for life and cannot be nullified by divorce. Divorce allows for separation, not remarriage. For this reason, it is important to choose wisely and to have your marriage blessed by your church, family and community. If your family and friends express doubt - do not marry until you have sorted out why.
---lorra8574 on 10/18/07


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At 26 I made an immature choise for a bride.I Married for all the wrong reasons.She was a young woman with a child. I married her with intentions of adopting. We were immature in resolving our differences to the point of hopless frustation/divorce. She later remarried.I never married again (now 25yrs) mostly out of shame for what I caused. My question is After all these years,and shame, Would it be aceptable in Gods eyes to ever remarry, dispite my personal shame of my first marrage?
---Terry on 10/18/07


I know that there are rules, and I was the first to look down upon people who divorced, until I went through one myself. I know my desires, and so does God. People who have never been through a divorce are the first to jump on those who have. I say it's between that person and God. You know your convictions.
---myrose on 6/4/07


God provided human-rights within Christian marriage. There is a right to divorce for "just-cause" --- check out an online examination of the text regarding the teaching of Jesus and Paul on divorce rights.
---JHamilton on 8/15/06


Jesus said, Moses, "...permitted you to divorce [separate from] your wives, but from the beginning it was not so (being separated without a divorce)" Matthew 19:8. Moses commanded a certificate of divorce be given to guarantee that the wife could remarry. Matthew 19:9 "And I say to you whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery." The Christian husband or wife that has divorced because of immorality is at liberty to remarry.
---Gabrielle on 3/21/06


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Judith: WHAT?
---Jamey on 9/30/05


When two nonbelievers divorce and one becomes a Christian, can Christian remarry? Yes, 2 Corinthians 5:17. A divorced Christian due to their spouse committing adultery can marry another Christian? Yes Matthew 19:8-9
---Judith on 9/10/05


in bible times there was no jails so people who did some thing wrong were put to death. many of the reasons people got divorced also = death. leaving remaining spouse, free to marry.if a person needs a organ transplant should they not get it? God allows new hearts and organs, why would he not have mercy else where? I know that some people take better care of a new heart/spouse.
---Laure5469 on 9/9/05


if you marry no sin if you are married God forgives 1 cor 7:27,28,maybe come another mans wife Deut 24:2,best to marry 1 Cor.7:2,better to marry then burn 1 cor.7:9, can't control Passion 1 cor 7:36,
---Laure5469 on 9/9/05


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God made male and female Gen 1:27, not good to be alone Gen 2:18, two better than one Eccl 4:9, unequally yoke 2 cor.6:14, abandon/denied faith 1 Tim.5:8, let unbelievers leave not under bondage 1cor.7:15, new creature 2 cor 5:17,not servant to men 1 cor7:23,adultery relieves spouse Matt5:32,Matt19:9 mark 10:4,5,11,Knows needs Matt.6:8, gives good things to those who ask Him Matt7:11,God promises every GOOD thing Ps.37:4,85:12,1 Tim.6:17,nothing refused if thankful prayers 1 Tim.4:4,5
---Laure5469 on 9/9/05


PT3: Those couples that divorce& remarry commiting a sin ,therefore brings more people into the tangled web that cannot be untangled for the adulteres,fornicators,drunkerd,men laying w/other men do not enter into Gods kingdom.
---canda5398 on 9/7/05


PT2: Therefore both were in the wrong nomatter whom started, & in Gods eyes adultry is wrong. so no matter whom gets married, their "adultry"life is still there. ,bt w/coulpe #B Victoria being married to Jack w/4children for 14yrs knew of his adultry ,but never acted on her own. God loves us,but doesnot accept our sin.So those whom marries after a divorce wehre it is not their fault,nor did they commit any wrong he is ok with
---canda5398 on 9/7/05


While he does look down upon divorce, he does understand the true reasonings for one.For ex: lets look at couple A & B.
"Rob"husband A;"Katie"wife A. "Jack"husband B & "Victoria"wife B...
O.k. Rob has been married to Katie for 6yrs. they have 2 children. they divorce over adultry that Rob has commited, Katie decides to get even with her DH & she does the same thing. 2wrongs donot make a right..
---canda5398 on 9/7/05


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Mr 10:11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away His wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against Her.Mr 10:12 -
And if a woman shall put away Her husband, and be married to another, She committeth adultery. The marriage covenant is broken by adultery. My X left me 11 years ago, and remarried, he was adulterous. He remarried twice, I never remarried, I did nothing wrong, and am looking forward to remarriage.
---anon on 9/7/05


There are many ways to look at it. In my case I do not believe that God would sentence me to a life alone because my ex wanted another women. I do not believe God would make me and son suffer for what someone else did.
Bible says that he will give us desires of our heart if we believe and trust in him.
He created man and women to be helpmates and to love one another in a marraige arrangement. Also he forgives the past.
---Marla on 9/7/05


the only thing God don't forgive is blaspheming the Holy Ghost! I was raised in a church that taught divorce is the unpardonable sin too, and I stayed with a man who cheated on me and lied to me and tried to kill me many times, almost succeeded,for 5 years. When I got divorced I figured if I am going to hell I may as well enjoy getting there, so for 2 years I tried, Till a real christian told me God could forgive even me! God even loves a divorcee!!
---PAT on 9/7/05


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