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Remarry His First Wife

John married Linda who already had sexual relations with some man and they got divorced. Linda remarried to a man who already divorced two wives. John remarried for the third time. Does John need to break-up with his third wife and live with Linda (his first wife) to be forgiven from his sin?

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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'. 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. No!
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


obewan, you are wrong.
---Eloy on 3/12/09
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I could be. It was just an opinion, and my opinion is not cast in concrete. My point is that yes, divorce is PERMISSIBLE under certain circumstances, but the Bible is silent on the remarriage is OK part. It only says that whosoever divorces and remarries commmits adultery - with no conditions if ands or buts placed on that verse. I would rather be safe than sorry, so in my old age have refused (so far) to marry a divorced woman - my only choice in most cases.
---obewan on 3/13/09


Is that a word problem? Anyway if the church was preaching the full gospel , christians would have learned by now, how to obey sound doctrine, such as that one , 1corinthians 14:34-35 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak, but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.

35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
---eddy on 3/12/09


obewan, you are wrong.
---Eloy on 3/12/09


First: One man one wife for Life!
The fact that John remarried(2) then yes he would or not be married at all. I am confused by the first line did she cheat or was that before? If she cheated then the second wife would be the first wife.The bond of marriage would be "broken".(personal opinion that bond is only broken by death)
---adrienne on 3/11/09




I might get flamed for saying this, but in the OT is was permissible to have more than one wife. So, if it was legal, he could remarry the first two wives and have three current wives. That would be the only way to avoid the Old Testament sin of adultery. Now, if he wanted to be involved in church leadership, it would be a different story since NT says must be a husband of one wife.
---obewan on 3/11/09


Trav .. Please don't thank me.

I give no support whatsoever to your racist views ...---alan8566_of_UK on 3/10/09

Well according to you and a few who create confusion.
For thousands of years and documented scripturally GOD's plan kept millions true .....and caused the death by GOD of millions more that were not.
Thank you anyway for the testimony above.

Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies: the fire shall devour thy bars.
Nahum 3:12-14
Matthew 7:13
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Matthew 7:12-14
---Trav on 3/11/09


Trav .. Please don't thank me.

I give no support whatsoever to your racist views which are biologically & genetically unscientific, objectionable, abhorrent, and unChristian and unBiblical.
---alan8566_of_UK on 3/10/09


However....
---Carla3939 on 3/6/09
Perhaps to some. Others have Heb 8:10.

For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.
Isaiah 48:10-12
And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD, and they shall be afraid of thee.
Deuteronomy 28:9-11
So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel, and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
Ezekiel 39:6-8
---Trav on 3/9/09


Alan wrote:

Nor does the fact that we find them offensive prove they are wrong.
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"chosen race".
---Carla3939 on 3/6/09

Thanks Alan. I see any race can have pride openly except pale faces. Can promote, host, TV shows, beauty pageants, groups, churches etc. Being proud they feel GOD created them special. I feel like all races are.....wouldn't exist otherwise.

Will show verses that might get Carla over the bump here....
Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD, I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.
Ezekiel 36:21-23
---Trav on 3/9/09




If salvation was dependent upon people marrying and remarrying... Jesus would not have had to die.

Confessing our sins to the Lord and accepting His forgiveness is the only way to be forgiven.
No act of the flesh saves anyone.

Legalistic people look to the rules and miss the freedom of God.
---Richard on 3/7/09


Carla ... before you attack someone for what they say, you should make sure you have read them properly. You said, and I quote ...

Alan wrote:

"Trav's race-related comments shows they are not tolerated here, but does not prove they are incorrect"


I DID NOT WRITE THAT.

I said the deletion of his comments does not prove them wrong.

I have said on numerous occasions that Trav's racist views are wrong, unBiblical, and abhorrent ... Why do you condemn me?
---alan8566_of_UK on 3/6/09


Carla ... I do wish you would read what others say before you condemn them

Of course Trav's views are wrong ... they are abhorrent, as I have said before times now .. and again as I have said before, they are not supported by anything in the Bible.

I have said a few times, those are the things that prove he is wrong. You are now confirming what I said about that ... but implying I had said otherwise.

Why do you condemn me when we are in agreement?

But the fact that the other blog has been closed or deleted is not proof that his view is wrong. Indeed, Trav could claim that the blog was closed because (to his mind) obviously the Mods did not like the anti-racist views that we were all putting.
---alan8566_of_UK on 3/6/09


Alan wrote:

Trav's race-related comments shows they are not tolerated here, but does not prove they are incorrect. Nor does the fact that we find them offensive prove they are wrong.

However, Trav has never been able to provide any Biblical evidence that mixing of different races & ethnicities is wrong, nor that whites & causasians are descended from the "chosen race".

That is what makes his racist views incorrect and offensive.

Either it was correct or incorrect.
---Carla3939 on 3/6/09


Carla ... I've thought since as to how I can make clear what I am saying.

All we know is that the blog has been deleted. Do we KNOW that was because Moderators did not approve Trav's view? It MAY (although I hope not) have been because they did not like the anti-racist views that we were putting forward.

(A few decades ago, the Christian church in Southern USA had very racist elements)

So the deletion of the blog in no way proves that Trav's views are wrong.

The other aspect is that now the blog has been deleted, we are not able to argue against his obnoxious ideas. Would it not be better that we could fight them?
---alan8566_of_UK on 3/4/09


Carla ... I don't know how you can think I support Trav's views ... Did I not write "That is what makes his racist views incorrect and offensive"?

And did I not on the deleted blog vigorously oppose his deplorable views?

But let's not forget, our present awareness of the brotherhood of all races is relatively new. Unfortunately, human feelings obtrude into public morals too easily.

There is nothing wrong with someone saying they personally would not marry someone of different race, than there is in me saying I would rather not live next door to a person who polluted the air with ultra-loud pop music.

It goes wrong when someone says inter-racial marriage is wrong, or attempts to ban pop music
---alan8566_of_UK on 3/4/09


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Alan,

I don't know from your post if you are both supporting or agreeing with Trav's finding as being correct but Racist, not wrong but worth listening to?
---Carla3939 on 3/4/09


Alan,

I can say with all conviction that Trav was categorically WRONG throughout the scriptures he misinterpreted the differences that occurred before grace and even after grace. what he showed was Miriam's prejudice but God saw none.

I served where we had black bishops/ pastors/deacons with degrees of all types and I'm sure one of them would have preached through out the 40 years on how could we possibly serve a God that speaks out against marrying ONE race of people namely Black people, I've Never Ever it.

It's just not true and I challenge anyone to provide N/T doctrine to show this!
---Carla3939 on 3/4/09


Carla ... You are right and if you read the whole of my post you would understand what I was saying.
---alan8566_of_UK on 3/4/09


The rights to debate is one thing to openly run down a particular race is not Godly, especially without sound doctrine. Jesus called a woman a dog what was the difference?

Christs ability to forgive bless and restore!
---Carla3939 on 3/3/09


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This scenario sounds like the story the Sadducees approached Jesus with. The 1 brother married and died, leaving no sons, so brothers 2-7 each also married the same woman and left no sons... This is somewhat extreme, though not by much in today's society. It is a hypothetical nightmare.
---tommy3007 on 3/3/09


I think it does say if you are divorced and husband remarries,you are never to go back to him.Not sure exactly why.But it does.My ex basically financially and emotionally abandoned my children and married another,and consequently has two more children from her.I often wonder in my prayers if I should pray for God to bless their union or not,as my ex was supposedly a Christian at the time of divorce.His new wife now claims to be too.I still feel resentful as he does not help our children.Should I pray for his new replacement family to be blessed?
---judy on 3/3/09


Carla ... There are other comments made on these blogs which are not incorrect, yet they are deleted. So the deletion of Trav's race-related comments shows they are not tolerated here, but does not prove they are incorrect. Nor does the fact that we find them offensive prove they are wrong.

However, Trav has never been able to provide any Biblical evidence that mixing of different races & ethnicities is wrong, nor that whites & causasians are descended from the "chosen race".

That is what makes his racist views incorrect and offensive.

Whehter is it right to delete them from here, and so prevent discussion is something I doubt... I feel we should be able to deny all the hatred he spews out.
---alan8566_of_UK on 3/2/09


Trav,

from the deletion of your responses on race/marriage should tell you, your doctrine on ethnicity and marriage is both offensive inappropriate and won't not be tolerated.
---Carla3939 on 3/2/09


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The word adultery comes from to adulerate.

...I honestly do not understand how people dont feel that in their souls. You hear even some christians saying how blessed and pure this is with their new spouses.
It is wrong.. and god says it is wrong. I would say stay single in the lord.
---Wal_Rev on 1/8/09


Your a minority, being man of GOD enough to state the truth above. I don't know about all your %'s but, will look/study sometime.
It is still felt in the hearts of those who have them written in.
Adulterate also applies to mixing of different ethno's,races.
Which infuriates some who are against GOD, or anything he's established versus their doctrine of error.
---Trav on 1/10/09


The word adultery comes from to adulerate. If a man and a woman marry, and they divorce but do not remarry and remain singles..as the bible says.. tey are whole in god 100 percent.

If one remarries that whole is now cut in half 50%. If there is infidelity even just once.. that whole is now 25%. If that person divorces and remarries again he is now 12.5%. And, if he marries a woman who divored.. then the purity of that union is 6% with 94% adulteration of impurity or defiled. I honestly do not understand how people dont feel that in their souls. You hear even some christians saying how blessed and pure this is with their new spouses.
It is wrong.. and god says it is wrong. I would say stay single in the lord.
---Wal_Rev on 1/8/09


A yolk once pierced cannot be restored to its originality.Only the creator has this jurisdiction.The only other answer is repentance to the end of the line, which is the best bet and hope for mercy.He is Just and always forgives the repentant.IMHO.
---MIC on 12/31/08


Linda is an Adulterer and so is John.

Both need to split up it is not a marriage it's a Violation of marriage vows in the name of self gratification.
---Carla3939 on 12/28/08


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(I.)"John married Linda who already had sexual relations with some man and they got divorced. Linda remarried to a man who already divorced two wives. John remarried for the third time. Does John need to break-up with his third wife and live with Linda (his first wife) to be forgiven from his sin?" ---Kim, Do these people profess to be Christian's? God does weigh how much "light/knowledge of His Word" that a person had at the time of the re-marriage, in His Perfect judgment...
---Mrs._Morgan on 11/27/08


They all need to be whipped with very heavy wet ropes. Their behavior is atrocious and outrageous. Any woman in her half right mind would avoid John like leprosy. This man is a ball of confusion and is incapable of offering love to anyone. All of them need to seriously give their lives to the Lord then they might be fit to do something worthwhile for themselves and someone else.
---Robyn on 5/31/07


(2.)kim, ...without being a "respecter of persons". Many Christian's "have enough light/knowledge" in regard to the re-marriage issue, Yet still go against God's Word, in regard to those, Yes, they must leave their current "unholy union", going back to the original spouse,OR live alone. God hates hypocrisy, people can't repent of something while still remaining in error. The Discipline of the Holy Spirit is ignored by many Christian's. God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 5/31/07


What about a person who was married multiple times prior to salvation?

1Corinthians 7:20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.
---Pharisee on 12/24/06


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What about a person who was married multiple times prior to salvation? Then after she is born again she marries a Christian man. The last marriage has lasted for years. Is this marriage of God?
---Susie on 12/23/06


Scripture states that, after divorce and remarriage, a person should NOT return to their previous spouse.
---m.p.a. on 12/23/06


Breaking up another blood covenant to try and straighten a previous one out is just adding more sin and problems to the whole situation. Ask for forgiveness and smarten up.
---john on 12/22/06


If John just got saved scripture is clear. 1 Corinthians 7:21

If John is a Christian he has no burden to Linda because she had extra marital affairs. Matthew 19:9

The only thing left to discuss is John's 2nd wife, and if she's dead or faithless he is again off the hook. Jesus died so we would not be punished for our failures. Don't cheapen grace with legality.

John has made vows to his third wife and defrauding her now is as bad as what's been done. Don't add more sins to this mess.
---Pharisee on 12/22/06


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You cannot unscramble eggs.
---Bruce5656 on 12/22/06


Forgiveness comes from repenting, not from any deed we do. And know that repentances comes from the heart; it is not lip serves.
---Shawn.M.T on 12/22/06


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