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Am I Damned To Hell

If I divorce my first husband because he was not a Christian and then married a Christian man, am I damned to hell?

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well since the bible said if he wishes to dwell with you you should not Divorce him, how are you going call a man who is about to commit Adultery or who already has Christlike?????/



It don't say you can re-marry for ANY reason!

---Carla on 9/7/10


David8318* Jesus' reference to 'fire' is symbolic of eternal destruction with no hope of return. Many translations use the word 'hell', in place of the word Jesus actually used- 'Gehenna'.

Tell us David, why would Jesus us a place(Gehenna) that burns night-day but mean symbolic.


David8318* 'The dead are conscious of nothing at all'- Eccs.9:5

Next verse reads "neither have they any more a reward," I guess you don't believe what Rev 20:12-13 says "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God, and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works"

---Ruben on 9/7/10


No you are not dammed to hell because the idea of a 'hell-fire' is not a Bible teaching.

Jesus' reference to 'fire' is symbolic of eternal destruction with no hope of return. Many translations use the word 'hell', in place of the word Jesus actually used- 'Gehenna'.

Everlasting life is a 'gift' not given to the wicked. Everlasting life is only given as a 'gift' from God to the righteous (Ro.6:23). Thus, no wicked person is given eternal life to experience anything, let alone a hell-fire. 'The dead are conscious of nothing at all'- Eccs.9:5

Hell-fire is a Babylonian teaching found in all churches of modern day 'Babylon the Great', of which Christendom is a major part (Rev.18:2-4).
---David8318 on 9/7/10


cluny,

my point is stop following people around running them down looking for clear definitions when they also paraphrase or explain without you having to call them out.

You called me out for the same paraphrasing on another blog, where I refused to look up the one scripture if you got married your pastor/priest/ bishop or minister would have probably used if you are indeed married.


My pastor when I married in the Caribbean and Blessing in Britain used the very same scripture, now if you have a bible you can go look it up, I just cannot comprehend your personal contentious Spirit.
---Carla on 9/6/10


\\St. Paul in 1 Cor says that in a mixed marriage (Christian to a non-Christian), if the non-Christian spouse is not pleased to remain married, the Christian spouse is free to marry a Christian. Cluny on: 9/4/10

Oh He did: You call people out if your are not satisfied with their answer not being the exact word of God yet you yourself error in the same way.Me thinks.... You got some serious Back yard cleaning to do........Ignorance at it's best....

1Cr 7:15 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.\\

Carla, if you were born of the Spirit properly, you would have a sound mind and know that I was paraphrasing St. Paul.
---Cluny on 9/5/10




I hope that your reputation with God is so GOOD.
---catherine on 9/4/10


Im not good at all Catherine. Nor would I ever claim to be.

I just simply believe in Gods promises.

He would rather forgive. Forgiveness is a good thing.
---JackB on 9/5/10


St. Paul in 1 Cor says that in a mixed marriage (Christian to a non-Christian), if the non-Christian spouse is not pleased to remain married, the Christian spouse is free to marry a Christian. Cluny on: 9/4/10

Oh He did: You call people out if your are not satisfied with their answer not being the exact word of God yet you yourself error in the same way.Me thinks.... You got some serious Back yard cleaning to do........Ignorance at it's best....

1Cr 7:15 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.
---Carla on 9/5/10


\\This did not give you the choice to marry someone unsaved, so your assumption is biblically incorrect.\\

I never said it did, now did I?

Please don't charge me with saying things I never said. This is to bear false witness against me.

All I said was that St. Paul gave the permission for the Christian spouse in a mixed marriage--HOW it took place is never specified, btw--to remarry.

But don't forget: marriages were usually arranged by the families involved in these days. The wishes of the two immediately concerned were seldom, if ever, considered.
---Cluny on 9/4/10


cluny,

The bible makes no such statement, where does it say word for word what you wrote?

More to the point if you were unsaved and got married later then you would be the people who married yet have an unsaved spouse OR

Your Spouse/you backslid and therefore you are in this situation of wanting to remain married to a christian.

The word cannot lie, either God is saying that you cannot marry the unsaved or He is saying it is alright to marry the unsaved(as a Christian) that is!

This did not give you the choice to marry someone unsaved, so your assumption is biblically incorrect.
---Carla on 9/4/10


I was trying to convey that I would not judge her in that. That is all I was doing. But, you my friend sound good. Well good for you. I hope that your reputation with God is so GOOD.
---catherine on 9/4/10




//Whether you end-up in hell over this, I cannot say. //
---catherine on 9/4/10

I can.

Our God is "faithful and just to forgive us" if we "confess our sins" to Him.

Think of all the sins that we commmitted before when we were 'ungodly' and how God forgave us of those things and washed them away forever to adopt us as His own children.

Would He even not be more willing for forgive us now as His adopted children through the Lord Jesus Christ? Absolutely!

Confess your sin to Him, sister, and ask for His forgiveness. Then ask for your ex-husbands forgiveness (and children if it applies) and move on with your life.

Divorce is not the unpardonable sin.
---JackB on 9/4/10


\\There is no reason for divorce, except adultery, we all know this, right? Whether you end-up in hell over this, I cannot say.
---catherine on 9/4/10\\

Once more catherine shows her ignorance of the Bible.

St. Paul in 1 Cor says that in a mixed marriage (Christian to a non-Christian), if the non-Christian spouse is not pleased to remain married, the Christian spouse is free to marry a Christian.
---Cluny on 9/4/10


There is no reason for divorce, except adultery, we all know this, right? Whether you end-up in hell over this, I cannot say.
---catherine on 9/4/10


michael e, People go to Hell because of SIN. Unbelief, itself, is a sin, but, SIN itself is what gets people into Hell. Backsliding christians will end up in Hell if they die in their UNREPENTED sins. I know what you mean by "....going to Hell only for unbelief." But, it really does need to be clarified, what it all encompasses. Because, there is a false gospel of "easy believism" being rampantly taught in the Laodicean Church today, and it enables more souls to wind up in Hell, than not.
---Gordon on 9/3/10


People go to hell because of unbelief, no other reason
---michael_e on 9/3/10


I Corinthians 7:14-17, "For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband:...But, if the unbelieving depart (wants, gets a divorce), 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? Or, how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife? But as GOD hath distributed to every man, as the LORD hath called everyone, so let him walk..."
---Gordon on 9/3/10


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All sinners are damned to hell, and all saints are raised to heaven.
---Eloy on 9/3/10


Er.... In Adultery Yes,

However,



Romans 7Rom 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.

Rom 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.

1Cr 7:39 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.
---Carla on 9/3/10


The Scriptures say we are not to be unequally yoked. A Christian who is really serious about following the LORD should only marry another devout Christian. PERIOD. The Scriptures do say that if one of the mates is unsaved and wants to divorce the Christian mate, they are free to do so. BUT, if that unsaved mate wants to stay with the Christian, it is then okay, because, the Bible says, "who knows" that the unsaved one may become saved by the Christian's living testimony. Truly seek GOD's Will and HIS Guidance FIRST!
---Gordon on 9/3/10


Christina, we are all sinners. Except for the grace of God none of us would make it to heaven. Rom3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
We have all made mistakes, and we have all sinned.
If you are feeling guilty ask your heavenly Father for forgiveness.
1John2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
1John1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Christina, you cannot undo the past, but you can do better now.
John8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
---trey on 9/3/10


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You worship God by helping creatures made by him. U've hurt your previos husband, thereby have sinned. So apologise to him.
---Michael_averton on 9/2/10


The Bible says that you should not divorce someone just because they do not convert with you. If you were already a Christian and you married a non Christian there is less excuse to divorce him.
---frances008 on 6/21/09


we are not supposed to be married to unbelievers..... but this one could be complex
eg. were you non christian when you got married to the first man or were you a christian?

if you were both non christians, then you shouldn't have divorced him... but either way you have and should move on with your life... confess to God and let him direct you

i remember reading that bible forbids that you return to marry your former husband.. whether the current is dead or alive....

so if i were you.. i will seek peace and forgiveness and direction from the Lord
many blessings to you
---patience on 6/19/09


No, you are not dammed to hell! You made some bad choices and so all you have do is to confess them to the Lord and ask Him to forgive you and He will clear your record!
---Pierr5358 on 6/18/09


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No. Abraham was married to two women. How could you possibly be dammed to hell?
---tonne on 6/17/09


Receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior prevents damnation, yet sin has its' consequence.
Jesus prohibited divorce except for Adultery, that included lying about ones virginity. The non adulterer could remarry. The adulterer must not, 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 3:2, 12, Titus 1:6.
---Glenn on 6/16/09


i am not the lORD, i do not know.
if i were you, i would ask HIM by prayer.
---dsda on 6/16/09


You are still his wife, dammed to hell I cannot damn anyone to hell but you can damn yourself by not reading and understanding Gods will for your life and taking the appropriate way to put yourself in the situation where you are not committing Adultery (Biblically) you both are committing Adultery because your husband is still alive, pray about it (don't listen to the (So what party) and fast allow the Holy Spirit will show you which way to go he will but it's up to you, its your soul!
---Carla3939 on 6/16/09


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If your husband committed adultery, the Bible says you can divorce him. Also, if your husband is beating you or threatening to kill you, you ought to divorce him to avoid being murdered. Especially if you have children that may be in danger, too. If he hangs out with other women, consider it that he's committed adultery with them already in his heart. Some kill wives because of the other woman.
---Betty on 6/16/09


No, you are not damned to hell. Repent and accept forgiveness.

However, your husband not being a Christian was not a good reason to divorce him. Even as an unbeliever, he was in a better position when you two were married, as he was sanctified by you (see 1 Cor 7).

In fact, had you two stayed together, it is very likely that he would have become a believer as 1 Peter 3:1,2 says he may have been persuaded by your submissive behavior toward him.

Is it too late to reconcile the marriage?
---AlwaysOn on 6/16/09


Christ answers this question for every sinner in John 3:18. It is faith in Christ alone, who received judgment for every one of your sins and mine. No person would ever have been saved throughout the entire Bible, if their salvation related to sin. David was a horrible sinner, yet God said he was a man after his own heart. Why? David had faith in God and the coming Christ who would cover his sin. Look at the malefactor on the cross for ALL ANSWERS to who can be saved, regardless of their sin. Those who learn to please God through morality are those who are already saved by FAITH ALONE, and do the will of God in appreciation for His GIFT of eternal life, which cannot be earned or deserved.
---David on 6/16/09


I don't think that you will be damned to hell, but the Bible says that even if the person is not a Christian, you should still stay with them. If your faith is not strong at this point, invest time in making it stronger, since the person you are living with might start or has been trying to challenge your faith.
---amand6348 on 6/16/09


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Christina, Did you become a Christian BEFORE or AFTER you married your current husband? You are free to divorce your husband if he is not a Christian ONLY if he agrees to it. If you divorce your husband without his consent, then that would be Adultery, and that is a sin, which could lead to Hell. I would caution that you do not do something that is this huge on the scale, that which you know is wrong, thinking that GOD would forgive you for it later on. For, that is like provoking GOD and would be presumptuous on your part. Just make sure you're really wanting GOD's Will for you in this, rather than your own in this matter.
---Gordon on 6/16/09


GOD deals in forgivness. You need to repent of making the mistakes you have done and do your best to rectify them where you can.

But do not divorce your current husband. That would make matters worse.

GOD will and is wanting to forgive you.
---Samuel on 6/16/09


Sorry not to answer the question, but I doubt you have told us everything.

Do you love him?

If you did, I think you would not want to divorce him for not being a Christian.
---alan8566_of_uk on 6/16/09


The prodigal son's father did not damn his son. The prodigal son learned the error (mistake) of his way, returned home to trust in the loving kindness of his father, and confessed that he had "sinned against heaven"/properness (but also gave recognition to his dad for being THE VICTIM).

From the dad's point of view, forgiveness never even became an issue (love covers a multitude of sin). The dad reacted the same as God because he was simply overjoyed at his son's sincere and repentant return.

Can you be sincere and trust your heavenly father's loving kindness?
---more_excellent_way on 6/16/09


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According to the Bible, divorcing your spouse for not being a Christian is NOT allowed.

Only the unbelieving spouse is allowed to initiate this ("If he wishes to depart, let him depart"), and this case the believing spouse is free to remarry a Christian.
---Cluny on 6/16/09


I don't think you are asking the question you need to be dealing with. First, as Christians, we need to be concerned about being pleasing to our Heavenly Father, and becoming compatible with Jesus our Groom so we can spend eternity with Him and one another. Whether or not you are "damned to hell" can be just a *decoy* issue to get your attention away from what you really need to be dealing with. But, without making a Heaven or Hell issue out of this, you might look at 1 Corinthians 7:12-16, and mainly be honest about how God wants you to love each person in your life.
---Bill_bila5659 on 6/15/09


Why would you divorce your first husband just because he is not a Christian? That's not a good enough reason to leave him.

As for Hell, that is reserved for the unsaved, unbelievers.

What I think you need is marital therapy and a female to disciple you in your faith and mentor you in your walk with the Lord.
---Trish9863 on 6/15/09


Are you damned to hell? If you are a Christian, you know that God can forgive all your sins. If you are sorry for whatever sins you committed and ask God's forgiveness through Jesus Christ, you needn't worry about Hell.
---Donna66 on 6/15/09


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"If I divorce my first husband because he was not a Christian and then married a Christian man, am I damned to hell?" No. Divorce is not unforgivable.
At most, you may have done your children, if any, a disservice.
"'But to the rest speak I, not the Lord':...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: 'else were your children unclean, but now are they holy'.
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." 1Cor 7:12-15
---Josef on 6/15/09


Christina, no, you are not. If you believe in a God that would do that to you, you should find some new beliefs. God is Love.
---eric1968 on 6/15/09


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