What is about the marriage that you feel salvation annuls it. You are still married in the sight of God.
If the marriage is inconsolable you did it. Therefore you have to undo it.
Does that mean salvation gives you the right to abandon you first wife no it does not. Unless you were a non believer and left because there was no peace, you are bound to that marriage.
Either you return or you remain single. You cause the woman you are married to be in the state of fornication and Adultery, you are committing Adultery,
You are saved not a victim of infidelity.
---Carla on 9/21/10|
If you got divorced because of your adultery, you being the adulterer, I doubt that your current marriage is valid in the sight of God.
---francis on 9/20/10|
This blog is old so I don't know if this still applies:
If your wife committed adultery/fornication with another while you were married to her then if you felt that you could not forgive her then you were permitted to divorce her and remarry.
However if the case was You committed adultery I don't think the wife is permitted to remarry,as scripture speak about the man, not the woman.
It was never the done thing in scripture women were accused of having more than one husband. Men cannot commit Adultery either and remarry. Only through the wife infidelity.
---Carla on 9/17/10|
i am baptized since i was 14 years old, i am 39 now! i married a girl who decsided to leave me for God Know what, then three years later i met some one who was married as well, but she did not want to go back to him, we dated a few times, then desided to stay together, then she seperated from him completely and we have been together for over 20 years now and we have children and grand childred now! to repent and turn from one another is what we need to do? LEAVE Eachother? or what do you mean repent? please eplain IN DETAIL that i may understand as a four year old child! i am a very slow person and don't understand well thanks
---Danny_Adams on 9/16/10|
You are not forgiven if you haven't repented. And you both need to do so. You committed adultery. And she committed either adultery of fornication.
Now determine to be faithful to each other from here on out.
---Donna66 on 8/3/09|
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'. 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.
---Glenn on 8/3/09|
The bible said let him who can receive it receive it, because there are eunuch who make themselves such( men who have their body parts removed) and there are those that make them selves eunuch for their own purposes.
So the issue is either you adhere for the kingdom of heaven or you do as you like for the world!.
---Carla3939 on 8/2/09|
There are people who were able to fool themselves into marrying cheaters, then they are acting like it is so terrible what those cheaters are doing. And ones can *tempt* their spouses to cheat and divorce them. How might you be tempting your spouse to cheat or get a divorce? The person is wrong, but don't help to tempt the person, or the person might give in to how you are tempting the person . . . by arguing, for example, though we clearly are told "Do all things without complaining and disputing," (Philippians 2:14) >
*arguing*, then, is not being faithful to our Groom Jesus. Don't *you* cheat on Jesus, by having relationships with arguing . . . or worry . . . or unforgiveness.
---Bill_bila5659 on 8/1/09|
My husband left me for another woman I know he is commiting adultery, what you are telling me is that I cannot have any other relationship, (not that I want to) until he is alive eventhough the bible said that I am allowed to right him divorce if he commits sexual immorality?
---LALA on 7/31/09|
You need to repent if you didn't & your wife needs to repent. You're both guilty of adultery.
---Betty on 7/31/09|
Rick, Baptism doesn't forgive anything. Repentence of your sin with remorse and the blood of Jesus cleanses you from all sin IF you confess it, repent of it, and TURN AWAY from it and STOP doing it.
Don't mean to be so blunt here, but I'm trying to get you back on the right track.
REPENT - means to turn away from. You and your wife both need to repent in sackcloth and ashes meaning do it with remorse, and seriously. 1 John 1:9 says if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness. Yes, your wife needs to repent. Baptism has nothing to do with being cleansed from your sins-only the Blood of Jesus can do that.
---anon on 7/31/09|
If your wife committed sexual relations with another person other than you Christ said Except fornication. So there is an exception.
If you both decided to part and both of you committed sexual relations with other people then both of you are in Adulterous relationships if you both remarry.
If you waited until your wife committed fornication before you decided to take another wife, but as you say you did not wait for the decree absolute?
you have to be more specific when you took another woman and why?
---Carla3939 on 7/31/09|
If you have children, you need to relate with the mother of these children the way a husband and wife relate in honest love, so your kids have your example of how to love and how to make a marriage work. And repent of whatever keeps you from loving your children and their mother, like this. Or you are betraying how God wants you to love, and it won't matter if or how you were baptized. And whoever ministers you to do this is likely the one chosen by God to baptize you. Or, you can choose to leave your children with no real example, so they do not find out how to love and be honest. And forgive those who have not done this with you.
---Bill_bila5659 on 7/30/09|
The woman as is guilty as the man in an affair. Both parties MUST repent, to have God's forgivness, and see blessing in their marriage. Otherwise, there will be curses in the marriage that both parties brought on.
---Leslie on 7/30/09|
Rick....Welcome to the family.
---SusieB on 7/30/09|
God does hate divorce I believe, but he is also a forgiving God. He forgave David and he had a man murdered for his adultrous affair. THe blood of Jesus covers all sin except for the unpardonable sin which we all know is rejecting Christ. Don't be so hard on your brothers and sisters in Christ, but for the grace of God there goes you or I.
---kathie on 7/30/09|
Sorry Susie, I just learned how to add to the blog that I have started. So thanks for the comment.
---Rick_Lambert on 7/30/09|
The noun is "adultery"
The adjective is "adulterous".
The persons involved are "adulterer" and "adulteress."
Note in all cases the E after the letter T!
Look at it this way:
If you were both of the same sex, would it be ok to continue living this way as long as you said, "I'm sorry, God"?
If not, why is it any better if you are opposite sexes?
---Cluny on 7/30/09|
Somebody needs to tell Rick how to go back to his posts because he is posting the same question over and over.
---SusieB on 7/29/09|
Not to sound terrible but yall need to read your bibles a little more carefully. Marriage is until death do us part! As long as your first spouse is living you are commiting adultery in the eyes of the lord!
---cole on 7/29/09|
Are you a born again Christian? Have you specifically confessed your adulterous relationship of dating while you were still married? If the answer is "Yes" to both of those, then you have nothing to worry about. Move on and live for the Lord.
---Trish9863 on 7/29/09|