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Fornication And ReMarriage

Matthew 19:9 explains that except for fornication (marital unfaithfulness) can a person re-marry. What if the person married someone who did not separate because of marital unfaithfulness? Bible scriptured based answers please this is very serious.

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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, 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'. Please read Matthew 5:31-32, 19:3-12, Mark 10:2-12, Luke 16:18. Both Matthew 19:9 and 1Corinthians 7:27-28 allow remarriage. Living together may be an act of marriage.
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, 1Corinthians 6:15-16, 7:10-17, 27.
---Glenn on 8/16/09


Please write me at Elder2291 and I will help you in this problem.
---Elder on 12/1/07


Christina, it is very hard to find the "wrong" party.
I never arrested a criminal or saw one in jail that was guilty. They were always innocent. Everyone was running the speed limit and only had two beers. They didn't know the license was expired they were never notified and on and on.
Spend time getting to know this guy but not physically. Make time work for you so you don't go through the same thing.
Either his marriage was a mistake or the divorce was. You need to know which.
---Elder on 8/26/06


There's a guy I want to marry.Was married for 7 months.Both believers different denoms. She felt like she made a mistake,went home and he recvd divorce papers 2 weeks later.She's remarried with a baby on the way. I searched the scriptures to for understanding for remarriage seems so unfair! She even thought he was having an affair which he wasn't. He didn't want to divorce,but doesn't want to live single. I would like to hear your guys' thoughts.
---Christina on 8/26/06


Although a lot of people use the terminology it is better to marry than to burn, read the scripture properly and it gives advice to the widows and unmarried. So what we should look at in detail is the fact that the desciples asked if your going to be committing Adultery should both you and your husband remarry, if the divorce is not based on one committing fornicartion, both partnes will commit Adultery if they re-marry!
---Carla5754 on 5/15/06




Scripture gives authority in these matters to judge.... to contine in verse 9 Adultery.....still remains an objective whereby such ones will not inherit the kingdom of God.So while we have the right to judge we do not have the right to change what Jesus or Paul has said!
---Carla5754 on 5/15/06


Jesus said that (except for fornication) if you marry another you commit Adultery, he go's on to explain that not every one will recieve this only those to whom it is given. Therefore you need to understand that the desciples then said if the case is the same for both man/woman should both re-marry Except For fornication they both commit Adultery and So ''It is Better Not To Marry''.Matthew 19 1:11.
---Carla5754 on 5/15/06


Chris - "...I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I." (1 Cor. 7:8)

But one should recognize the fact that under the law, divorce makes one "unmarried".

The Scripture leaves open the right of one to re-marry simply bec each case has to be judged on its own merits. Scripture gives authority to the church to be a judge in these matters between individuals.1 Cor. 6:1-7
---lee on 4/24/06


I have wondered about this too. Is it adultry to marry a divorced person? My husband left and moved in with another woman.
---Ulrika on 4/19/06


See Exzucuh,
This is where you lose me because you use a scripture that explains that sin can be forgiven and you do not understand that this does not mean That you go and do the sin you have just ask forgiveness for?
Sounds like to have your cake and eat it, b/cos ur sins are forgiven.????
---Carla on 4/19/06




Jesus is making an exception for fornication. If you leave your wife for any reason other than fornication and remarry, it is adultry. If you marry the wife that was left for a reason other than fornication you are committing adultry.

Matthew 19:9
And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
---chris on 4/19/06


Remarriage after widowed:
1 Corinthians 7:8,9,39
8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.
9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.
---chris on 4/19/06


There is no forever sin all sin is paid for by the blood of Jesus, when it is repented of all things become new. under the law this was not true but we are not under the law but grace, if divorce cannot be forgiven then no sins are forgiven
---Exzucuh on 4/19/06


There is no exacting scripture that permits or denies one to re-marry after a divorce.

The church has authority in matters that pertains to individuals (1 Cor. 6:2) and each case must be weighed on its own merits.

Often one is a victim of another's sinfulness and there can be no righteous reason to penalize the victim in such cases.
---lee on 4/19/06


In another blog I said;
In the Book of Ezra chapter 10 God told the men to divorce from their wives because they had strange mates.
In Matthew 5:27-32 Jesus is speaking about cutting off offending things v29-30. He includes a sinful fornicating mate here also. He goes on to say that the innocent party is not under bondage but free. A person that is free from bondage is free from bondage.
---Elder on 4/13/06


donna9759, If I wrote the letter Z on a piece of paper would you say it was a T? I believe you might.
---Thomas on 4/13/06


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I don't believe God joins all marriages together. I do believe he allows marriages because he doesn't go against our free will. If you ASK God about remarrying, He will tell you the truth. When Israel cried out "We want a King" God said "I want to be your king." When people cry out "I want a husband." God is saying "For your maker is your husband, the Lord of Hosts is his name." This has always been a controversial subject. I am sorry.
---Donna9759 on 4/13/06


Friends, Where does Jesus say it's okay to remarry? Neither does Paul. But like I said, it's the level of conviction you're at with God. You can do whatever you want, I choose to ask God if I can remarry or would I be going against His word if I did...and last year he answered me, he closed the door, and the relationship ended because I am a divorced woman. God said I will Betroth you to me. HE wants to marry us. You will not be alone if you are married to God.
---Donna9759 on 4/13/06


I realize this is a controversial subject, but here are some scriptures: Romans 7:2 - For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.

Romans 7:3 - So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
---Donna9759 on 4/13/06


Donna9759, Is there any scripture in the bible that seems to be in conflict with any other scripture in the bible?
---Thomas on 4/12/06


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Donna9759, Read Mat.19:9 There are different scriptures on marriage and divorce. I suggest you read some of them. PAUL had much to say about it. Mat.5:32 1Cor.7:15 1Cor.7:27 WHAT GOD JOINS TOGETHER LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER Donna, do you believe God joins all marriages together? Did God join all the sinners together that are in marriage today?
---Thomas on 4/12/06


Donna: My exhusband divorced me for reasons of incompatability, and then married someone else. Are you saying that I must resign myself to a life alone because of my husband's sin? I don't think so. He is the one who broke the marriage vow and is living in adultery. I am free to move on and remarry.
---Madison on 4/12/06


Man's interpretation of the divorce scriptures is that if you divorce for reason of adultery, you can remarry. Where does Jesus say you can remarry? Please give scripture reference. In every mention of divorce, it says, if you remarry, no matter what the reason for the divorce was, you are committing adultery. Man needs to see things the way God sees them.
---Donna9759 on 4/12/06


Mark 10 and Matthew 5 specifically state if you marry a divorced person, you are committing adultery. No matter what the reason for the divorce. God hates divorce, but he allows it for reasons other than adultery (domestic violence) but he doesn't allow one to remarry. It's wrong in God's eyes. In man's eyes, man sees things differently than God sometimes. Do what GOD says to do, now what MAN says to do.
---Donna9759 on 4/12/06


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