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Can I Be Remarried In Church

Can a divorced person get married again in the church? If no please give me scripure to back this up. If yes the same please.

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Yeah, you should become a sister in the order of the Lillie's.
---Nana on 6/14/09


The Bible Matt 19:9 is clear on the exception for divorce and specifies that neither parties can just divorce for any old reason or both will commit Adultery if both remarry and so to the partners, but if The MAN of God finds that his wife has committed Fornication during the marriage he can divorce and marry again ONLY for her Marital unfaithfulness.

If for any reason you decide that your marriage is not working you can divorce for peace sake but you are not permitted as a woman to remarry because you the WOMAN without a husband belong to the Lord and he will take care of you just as he does the sparrows, Lillie's etc.
---Carla3939 on 6/13/09


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'.
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.
1Timothy 3:1-15, Titus 1:6-9, 1Peter 5:2-3.
---Glenn on 6/11/09


Would someone with a lot of the "proper" kind of knowledge tell me and probably others on here if a Christian divorces as I did, remarries a Christian man (my first husband was not saved) and I am damned to hell, how do I repent of this sin other than to ask for God's divine grace and forgiveness in my situation? God hates divorce so am I supposed to divorce my second husband, once again doing something God hates? If divorce and remarriage were unpardonable sins, than it would surely be stated in the Bible that there is more than ONE unpardonable sin and we all know that is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Any GODLY answers?? Not just opinions, please!
---kandee on 6/10/09


It depends on the rules of a given church.
---Jack on 3/1/08




Ashley, there are circumstances that might allow for remarriage, however, anyone who has read the entire New Testament knows that generally anyone who divorces and marries someone else is guilty of the sin of adultery and therefore damned to Hell. It is possible to repent of this sin, however, if one commits this sin knowing that it is wrong and with the impression that they can just repent with lip service is on dangerous ground.
---lorra8574 on 7/3/07


Ashley, P2: The laity might not know any better, but if a priest or pastor or anyone claiming to be a Christian minister in this service were to marry a couple who was not eligible for remarriage would not only be allowing them to be damned, but would be damned themselves for not warning the couple. That is what the Bible says, and that is the authority you must follow, not some man-made tradition that transgresses the Word of God.
---lorra8574 on 7/3/07


Betty. If you read all these answers here you will get some good ideas on the subject. Go to your church and see what rules they have for this. I'm sure it will depend on the circumstances surrounding your divorce but it would be up to them.
---john on 7/3/07


I was married, divorced and remarried in the chapel. Why wouldn't you be able to unless you belong to a holier than thou church that condemns instead of forgiving everyone that makes mistakes in life. Any pastor, minister or priest that refuses to marry a couple in their church is not worthy of the office they hold because they are not living the teachings of Jesus Christ. marriages in most churches are till death do ye part. they have nothing to do with your eternal salvation.
---ashley on 7/3/07


Select the marriage button up above. We've answered various scenarios up above.
The non Christian and Christian
The two nons before and after marriage
The Christian waiting on the non to be saved
The Christian who hates her rotten non husband and can't wait for divorce
The Christian who can't stand her Christian pastor husband because he has the brains of a flea and makes rotten decisions
You name it, it's there
---Brad on 7/3/07




i want to know if i can get married again in a church when i am divorce
---betty on 7/3/07


Emcee, I've been busy.
---Kay6588 on 2/21/07


KD:where have you been missed you thought you had left the country.You asked some question & that was my reply Forgedarboutit
---Emcee on 2/21/07


"Evidently My Quotes were like red hot Coals to hot to handle."

Emcee, what are you talking about?
---Kay6588 on 2/21/07


Nana::The passage you are equating with Remarriage is & was also a custom in those days That if the Eldest Bro Died,The next in line was duty bound to marry the brothers wife.& so on & that is how the brothers scenarioo of being Married came to pass.That is why Jesus Dedicated His Mother to ST John & the human race. His mother had no other siblings to care for her.
---Emcee on 2/14/07


Emcee, Hehe- don't worry about the punching!
Matt22;23-32 I am not equating with divorce
but rather with remarriage. Just wanted to make
clear that remarriage is not a Sin and that point
is made clear in those verses.
---Nana on 2/14/07


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As for the rest that I stated, I stand behind it. You
had your fortune with your partner for 54 years and
not only that you had, but that you still have for your
life with your wife still is a treasure to you and to all
that behold it. Nevertheless, there are many others
that have experienced or are still in the midst of a very
unloving relationship.
---Nana on 2/14/07


Emcee...Now I have another octogenarian friend!
---Susie on 2/13/07


Emcee...I also know people whose spouses have died who have no interest in remarrying for one of two reasons. Their first marriage was either wonderful and they couldn't imagine being with anyone else or it was terrible and they are afraid they will get one worse.
---Susie on 2/13/07


Nana::How do you equate Matt22;23-32 with divorce.This was about Resurrection Jesus was explaining about whose wife she would be if she married 7 Brothers legitimately.Matt22;29-33 explains this.no marriages in heaven,only angels.Please don't punch my lights out for disagreeing
---Emcee on 2/13/07


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Matthew 22:23-32. Jesus had no issue with a woman
married 7 times.
As concerning divorce for other reasons than adultery,
there are other causes that may fall quite well under the
unbrella of adultery. Physical abuse is one for it adulterates
"what God has joined...". Whoever says no to this one, I
would like to punch your lights out daily and shortly thereafter
ask for forgiveness day-in and day-out till the end of time.
---Nana on 2/13/07


Mental and Spiritual abuse fall under adultery for if Jesus
said to "shake the dust" for less than that, he would not
condemn one for departing from such as do that. We are
commanded not to cast our pearls before the swine; then,
how can we celebrate an animal that beats the pearls of
an innocent aground Physically, Mentally or Spiritualy?
Marriage is a one way street for two but Amos 3:3: "Can
two walk together, except they be agreed?"
---Nana on 2/13/07


Oh - Man make so many unfair rules. By all means do what the spirit leads you - God bless you.
---brene7657 on 2/12/07


Susie ::I Do I'm 82.I also love my Family of10+22 +23.My priorities are different Including Needs.I can spend my time more profitably.Thank you I presented the opposite side of the coin, to serve My God.
---Emcee on 2/12/07


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Emcee....If you knew my friend, you would know that all her marriages were wonderful. None of them were for convenience. I know many octogenarians who are married because they are very much in love with their spouse. You think because someone is older they don't have the same feelings and drives that younger people do???
---Susie on 2/12/07


Susie:: This is the other side of the coin.When one has completed His Duty & pledged his devotion to one,who has been called away. The other marriages IMHO are one of Convience.However,AGE & demanding need, plays an important role to legalise appearances.But the fact of the matter is more is gained by disengagement Or the Pauline Privelege.
1 Cor.7:40.
---Emcee on 2/12/07


Susie:: This is the other side of the coin.When one has completed His Duty & pledged his devotion to one,who has been called away. The other marriages IMHO are one of Convience.However,AGE & demanding need, plays an important role to legalise appearances.But the fact of the matter is more is gained by disengagement Or the Pauline Privelege.
1 Cor.7:40.
---Emcee on 2/12/07


I have a wonderful friend in her 80's who has outlived three husbands and married to her fourth Christian husband. For her, marriage has been more than a one-time thing.
---Susie on 2/12/07


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Kay::Only time will tell. I do not need to find out,it is for you to discover. I spent mine by His Blessings for 54 years 2in one Flesh.Evidently My Quotes were like red hot Coals to hot to handle.
---Emcee on 2/11/07


"Marriage in the eyes Of God is a one time thing"-Emcee

There are times when marriage in the eyes of God is more than a one time thing. Maybe a two or three times thing.
---Kay6588 on 2/11/07


John::Marriage in the eyes Of God is a one time thing& in the catholic Church this Sacrament is taken very seriously.People undergo a course To view Compatability& other aspects of this joining of 2 in one flesh.Tobias616-22p-Tob8:9. Heb13:4 Eph 5;31-32Mark,10:2-12;Lk.16:18.
---Emcee on 2/11/07


Rebecca,I respectfully differ from you about wearing white.It's a choice,not in scripture.Personally,as a born-again,Blood-washed,celibate for Jesus,whose sins are "as far as the east is from the west"..am as pure as I know how to be.Tho,married and divorced I will wear white when I marry if I still want to.(He was the adulterer,not me)Bless yall.Lovable Linda
---lovable_linda on 2/11/07


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"I don't think I've ever read any scripture that says the couple has to get married in a church."-Rebecca_D

Adam and Eve got married in a garden, right?

"But the bride shouldn't wear white. For it is a symbol of purity"

I don't think it has to be a symbol of physical purity. It could be a symbol of spiritual purity for women who are on their second trip to the altar. I think any bride who is born-again can wear a white gown, virgin or not.
---Kay6588 on 2/11/07


Yes white is usually seen as a symbol of purity but what do you mean by purity Rebecca? You could go 'pure' to your first marriage and also go 'pure' to a second. Is a widow considered 'impure' and is the wife who divorced the husband who deserted her or who committed adultery 'impure'. I think not necessarily.
---m.p.a. on 2/11/07


I don't think I've ever read any scripture that says the couple has to get married in a church. My first marriage was in a church, but my second marriage was at my mom's house. But to answer your question it is up to the Pastor of the church. But the bride shouldn't wear white. For it is a symbol of purity.
---Rebecca_D on 2/11/07


The scripture in 1 Corinth 7 which talks about the unbeliever 1 Corinth 7:15 ...but it the unbelieving depart let him depart a brother or sister is not under bondage in such cases...
NOTE:
Vs 39 states: 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.
---Carla_5754 on 2/9/07


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Vs 16 For What knoweth thou, oh wife, whether thou shalt save thou husband, or how knoweth thou oh man whether thou shalt save thy wife?

Vs 14 For the unbelieving Husband is sanctified by the wife and the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the Husband....

Therefore before you decided on re-marriage work on your sanctification, not misquoted scriptures.
---Carla5754 on 2/9/07


Matthew 5:32
But I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife,saving for the cause of fornication, causes her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

Matth 19:9
And I say unto that whosoever shall put away his wife, except for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery and whosoever marrieth her which is put away committeth adultery.
---Carla5754 on 2/9/07


PART ONE:
Lin,
"does divorce carry penalities with it that forgiveness cannot erase?"

Penalities? No. Consequences? Yes.

The issue with remarriage has nothing to do with forgivness of sin. It has to do with the fact that the divorcee still has a one-flesh relationship with the person they divorced.
---Bruce5656 on 2/9/07


PART TWO:
Divorce is a civil proceeding that removes/limits legal responsibilities of the couple. It does not disolve the one-flesh relationship God spoke of in Gen 2:24 and Jesus spoke of in Matthew 19:6, "Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."and this is why Jesus said that to remarry is to committ adultery - even though there has been a divorce.
---Bruce5656 on 2/9/07


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PART THREE:
God may accept a person getting a (civil) divorce if their mate has been unfaithful but that does not mean that He no longer views them as "one-flesh."

Consider this: Someone committs murder. He is serving a life sentence (the consequence of his actions) and gets saved. Should he be released from prison because he has been forgiven?
---Bruce5656 on 2/9/07


PART FOUR:
There are consequences to his actions that being saved does not remove.

Now, I am not trying to say that marriage is prison (although for some it may be just that) but the one-flesh relationship is only ended with the death of one of the two in that relationship.
---Bruce5656 on 2/9/07


The bible says judgement begains at the house of God that means what happen before you were saved is forgiven. but if you have been borned again.and you say you ask forgiveness but you plan to remarry well then who ever you marry you are going to comit adultry and who every you marry will be living in sin also The bible tell the window if they remarry marry only in the Lord which means a person that is a christain
and never been married are is a widower
---Betty on 2/9/07


Why don't you get some music, a preacher, a Bible, some people, food ofcourse, and do it at home. More relaxing too. And have fun.
---catherine on 2/9/07


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A Minister is not a hired gun and he shouldn't shrink back at telling someone he refuses to marry them. He's individually responsible for the conviction of his heart.

Neither should that couple then get offended but should at least do some soul searching in Humility to see if God would reject it for them. You need to ask the church what you asked us.
YOU have to answer for if you walk out on God's will for your life.
Don't rush it.
---a_minister on 2/8/07


We should consider the fact that in any divorce at least one partner has sinned. God will forgive any repented of sin. Would not this allow remarriage? Or does divorce carry penalities with it that forgiveness cannot erase?
---Lin on 2/8/07


In order for a divorced person to remarry (according to scripture), there would have to absolute proof that the spouse committed adultery. No minister could actually ever know this for sure unless they had a tape of the act or saw the act committed. My own personal opinion is that if we ask forgiveness for our sins and they are then forgiven, then we have a clean slate. A divorced person who remarries after receiving forgiveness for divorce is free to marry.
---Susie on 2/8/07


Anonymous, it says if SHE leaves her husband, let HER remain single. It doesn't say if her unbelieving husband leaves her, let her remain single. Why should the innocent believer suffer for the sins of the abuser?

And so your answer is that Jesus expects a victim of abuse to stay with her abuser or else remain alone for the rest of her life?
---Kay6588 on 2/8/07


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"I believe KAY6588, that I have to agree with you on this one."

catherine, thanks for agreeing with me. The example that I gave actually happened to me. My ex abused me and then divorced me. I had prayed for years that God would deliver me from that situation. I thought He would change my husbands heart, but instead He delivered me out of that situation by divorce. My divorce was a blessing from God. Now I'm waiting for God to bless me with a godly husband.
---Kay6588 on 2/8/07


Show the Scriptures that say that churches have any authority to dictate the permission for a person to get married or not or even to perform a marriage ceremony.
---john on 2/8/07


Kay, you said, "I believe in this case the victim is free to remarry, especially if the abuser was the one who filed for divorce."

Here's the problem with mankind, the I BELIEVE in your response is just that, your opinion, what YOU believe, NOT what the bible says. Paul says, "if she does leave (her husband) LET HER REMAIN SINGLE.
Let's stop giving our "I BELIEVE" opinions and let's start quoting what the Bible says, that is what we live by, isn't it?
---Anonymous on 2/8/07


Divorce is only permissible when one's spouse has committed adultery. The one who did not commit adultery is then free to marry again. However, individual church rules vary and some churches will NOT marry any divorced person regardless of why they divorced whilst some other churches WILL marry divorced people regardless of why they divorced. Both are wrong because biblical rules apply not their own opinions.
---m.p.a. on 2/8/07


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Although I think it's a good idea to get married in a church, there is no Scripture to support getting married in the church even for the first time.
I think it depends on the decision of the local church in question as to whether or not they would perform the ceremony.
---john on 2/8/07


I believe KAY6588, that I have to agree with you on this one. However, God always knows the circumstances of each of His people. I know of a case, where God took A woman on home to Him to get the poor woman out of an abusive marriage. "In my timing WATCH and see what I can do."thus saith the LORD.
---catherine on 2/8/07


Anonymous, do you think Jesus would approve of a divorce due to an attempted murder or do you think Jesus would expect the victim to remain in such a life threatening situation? I believe in this case the victim is free to remarry, especially if the abuser was the one who filed for divorce.

"But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or sister is not under bondage in such cases."-1 Cor 7:15
---Kay6588 on 2/7/07


(II.)John, I also want to mention that many Christians were taught wrong about re-marriage issues, it depends on how much "light/knowledge" they had at the time of their re-marriage, in regards to if they have to leave their current spouse or not. Some had enough "light" and still willfully defied God's Word, repenting while remaining in a situation like that would be hypocrisy. God is JUST, and weighs each situation on His perfect scale. I hope this helps. God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 2/7/07


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Corinth 7, Romans 7, Matt 19, mark 10, etc and you will find your answer then check out Rev 22, also read the struggle Israel and Judah had during this time read how God personified marriage in relation to them having false Gods as Adultery and Judah being a whore (further reading) he divorced them for a time married us Gentiles and gave us an honorable place at the wedding( Not to Boast) and we accepting are now part of his wedding The most important position The Bride....
---Carla5754 on 2/7/07


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.
Jesus said you can divorce for reason of adultery, but Where in scripture did Jesus say you can remarry if you got divorced for reason of adultery? He didn't.
---Anonymous on 2/7/07


Wrong question. It's not rather I should get married in the church, but rather should I get married again. "I command the married not I, but the Lord a wife is not to leave her husband. But if she does leave, she must remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband...." 1 Cor 7:10-11 (HCSB)However, I've seen many Christians re-marry and they appear to be very successful in their marriage. Each denomination has it's own rules as to whom can get married in the church.
---wivv on 2/7/07


Dosnt make any difference if you are married in a church or the backseat of your car! The issue is whether it is legal with god! Jesus makes it clear that divorce is acceptable in Adultrey.
---JEB on 2/7/07


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John, Everything must be done decently, be in [harmony] with the Word. Re-Marriage, Divorce, Abandonment,Separation Issues are covered in the Word. Jesus plainly said except for [adultery] a person isn't eligible to re-marry(Matthew 5:32), Keep in mind that one must keep themselves clean( regardless of what the defiant spouse does) AND have [Biblical Grounds]for Re-marriage in regard to Abandonment and Separation, with the Biblical Grounds ONLY being Adultery&Death.God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 2/7/07


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