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Is This Marriage Legal

I divorced my husband on the grounds of him commiting adultry. I was told I would be free to marry again and he wouldn't be for that reason. He is married to the woman who broke our marriage up now. Is their marriage legal in the eyes of the Lord?

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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.
p.s. Pray, Titus 2:3-5.
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.
---Glenn on 8/16/09

No. He is not free to remarry. It sounds like you put him away. The inversion of this scripture would apply.

(Luke 15:18) Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
---Mr._Graham on 9/21/07

What difference does it make to you? You are divorced now. His business is no longer yours unless it has to do with child support or something along those lines.

She broke up your marriage?? It takes two to tango. He was the one who was married and cheated on you. Give the credit where it is due.

There is no justification for remarriage in scripture with or with out adultery. I know this is not a popular point of view but there are many who do not find any such justification.
---BRUCE5656 on 9/21/07

our Lord said one sin is no greater than the other, divorce is a hurtful thing to all invalved,the devil orchastraited this,if your ex. has repented and his wife also Jesus said he would forgive,now however my friend ,you must forgive, God is faithful to heal the hurt . just continue loveing and praiseing Jesus . jesus said he would never leave you or forsake you.
---alice on 4/5/07

**According to scripture it is unlawful for both of you to marry. You continue to walk in adultery and God does not honor the second marriage as the covenant marriage.**

It must be WONDERFUL to be Ninon and know so well what God does and doesn't do.

Especially when both Jesus and St. Paul gave exceptions to remarriage after divorce, according to what's recorded in Scripture.
---Jack on 3/31/07

According to scripture, Mark 10:5 Jesus replies to the Pharisees that it was because of the hardness of hearts that Moses wrote the commandment. According to scripture it is unlawful for both of you to marry. You continue to walk in adultery and God does not honor the second marriage as the covenant marriage. That is also if both of you were believers during the first marriage. Also, you were told by whom, that you would be free to marry again. That is not biblical at all.
---Ninon on 3/30/07

Hey, been there and seen that, ex-wife had five affairs with five different dogs (men don't act that way). She lived with the last one and then they decided to get married after 2 years. As I was going through the divorce there was a nagging of "'til death do us part"... and then the Lord gave me the verse ITim. 5:6 "But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she yet liveth." Also Heb 13:4.
---MARK on 3/30/07

**Marriage is just a Civil Contract;**

According to Jesus and St. Paul, marriage is more than just a civil contract.
---Jack on 3/30/07

To add: or an misrepresented scriptural thing!
---Carla5754 on 3/30/07

The comments you'll receive will need putting under the microscope of the word or you will feel intimidated, don't feel inferior to some of answers flavored with a sharp response IT'S a MAN thing! I asked the same question some time back and had to study real hard to stand after some of the answers I received, I had to trash loads of the nonsense many were pulling off as biblical. Read the word it helps!

I have never seen the righteous forsaken or his seed ever begging bread!
---Carla5754 on 3/30/07

If him and his new wife get convicted of that sin, and ask God to forgive them, that sin is under the blood. But until they do that, their marriage is a sin in God's eyes. but hey he's your ex right? Why ask such a question unless you are planning on talking about him and his wife.
---Rebecca_D on 3/30/07

Marriage is just a Civil Contract; Divorce is a Civil tool to dissolve the former contract. After a divorce both parties are free make new contracts if they wish to do so. End of discussion.
---notlaw99 on 3/29/07

If he has committed adultery both will not enter the kingdom of heaven. I would not say it is not legal because he has married again In the sight of God Their life is unholy. The only way he will be forgiven would be to leave the woman he has chose the adulterous life with ask forgiveness and remain single (Woman?Man) 1 Corin 7:39 FANTASTIC choice, Many would disagree Matt 19:9:10:11, I have paraphrase from scriptures Matt 19:2:11, Matt 5, Mark 10, Romans 7, 1 Corin 7, Revelation 21, 22.
---Carla5754 on 3/29/07

My understanding is that you are free to marry but he is not. His marriage is legal in they eyes of the court, but not in God's eyes. He and his new wife are still committing adultery. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, I don't have a bible here at work.
---Nan on 3/29/07

Forgive him and her. Don't allow bitterness to set in. Ask God to heal your heart. He will, and the in end you will experience freedom, peace, and thankfuleness. One day you will probably look at your ex-husband and his new wife and feel very sorry for them, along with love and a willingness to pray for them sencirely . Leave them in Gods hands.

Let no man (or woman) put asunder what God has joined together. Oh oh
---Chris on 3/29/07

Why are you so concerned with the actions of your ex. Your relationship is svered, move on.
---Ryan on 3/29/07

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The answer is simple. Can God bless sin? No, then He wouldn't be God. God has never blessed sin.
---MARK on 3/29/07

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