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Am I Bound To My Husband

Divorce and remarriage. As my husband of 23 years walked out the door he said, if the unbeliever departs, then the believer is no longer bound. This was a reference to a partial scripture that he found. What does the Bible really say? A person in this condition remarries is it adultry?

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Jesus prohibited divorce except for adultery, that included lying about ones virginity. The non adulterer could remarry. The adulterer, 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'. Matthew 19:9, 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 8/16/09


1 Corinthians 7:13-16 - And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband ...etc. But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace. For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband ...etc?
---M.P. on 2/5/08


i took the test and u said i got 75% rite,but i got a 100% rite,because u guys never mentioned the advocate with the father i have in christ for forgiveness.i dont agree with some of the things u said or the way u asked them because according to bible i can be forgiven with any thing except blasphemy against the holy spirit.divorce is not rite except for adultry or fornication i agree,but i can be forgiven and so can any other christian according to bible.

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---chris on 6/19/07


I believe it means that you're not bound to wait around on him to come back and be reconciled, or bound to chase him all over the country. BUT, in God's eyes you are still married, made a vow, & it may be that you are to remain single now. 'what God hath put together let no man put asunder.'
---R.W. on 11/11/06


it is true it is not the unforgivable sin, not being bound by your spouse, means you are under no obligation, an longer ie . if he /she has walked out, seperated from you obviously submission one to another, but you should reamin un married unless the other departs in death if you do marry you will have a lot of trouble in the flesh, as marriage is a covenant,
---corinne on 5/13/06




1 Corinthians 7:15 1 Corinthians 7:27-28 Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife. But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you. divorce is forgiven by Grace and a person is not bound to that sin it is forever forgotten same as any sin, your free to remarry.
---Exzucuh on 5/6/06


The bible says you can depart but there is no scripture that suggests re-marriage in corrinth apart from if one or the other committs fornication, (with someone outside the marriage) very difficult subject Matthew 19:1:10, note the 9th 10th verses they are important, not everyone will (recieve this as it is written) But my encouragement it is God knows our every trials and temptations and he will Guide us to the truth if we recieve his words.
---Carla5754 on 5/5/06


My husband is abusive in many ways. It grew worse and worse, til I died inside. I have been away from him for a year now. I want a divorce. I am to afraid to be near him. He will not divorse me so, I guess I need to do it. I don't want to date right now. I belive I will have the awnser in time from our lord. I don't know though if he says it is alright or not.
---Alexandra on 3/16/06


No, not seeing anyone. Like you, can't quite get a handle of what is Biblical in my situation. Always believed in "death do us part". I will continue to pray for the understanding to clarify this in my own heart.
---Pam on 3/16/06


1 Cor 7:9 better to marry then burn.15 is the one you mention above. 27&28 talks of if you marry God forgiving 36 to marry if you can't control your self. are you seeing some one that you even need to worry about this?
---laure on 3/12/06




I got 100% on the quiz.I agree with the bible verses.In my wedding vowes,"Till death do us part",and "forsaking all others" these were vows I made to God as well as my spouse.when he left I beleive God still held me to them. I would like to marry. I beleve on many levels I can biblicaly. but do not worry about marrage as God hasn't opened my heart to any one yet. will cont...
---laure on 3/12/06


Chris, God forgives. He forgave Adam and Eve. He forgave Abraham for His sins. He forgave Moses, and every other person on the earth. Yet forgiveness does not mean there are no consequences. Adam and Eve had to now live outside the garden. Abraham suffered in the banishment of Ishmael at God's command. Moses was not able to enter the earthly Caanan as leader of the Israelites because of sin at Meribah. His forgiveness is the outflow of redeeming love that purifies the soul of everyone that believeth.
---Wayne87 on 3/11/06


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