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Divorce A Second Time

Should a remarried Christian who discovers from the Word that remarriage is wrong and repents of having remarried stay in the marriage, or separate?

Moderator - Remarriage isn't always wrong. However if in your case that your remarriage was against the Word, tell God you are sorry and yes stay in the marriage.

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Adam, concerning your question as to whether you should "stay in the marriage, or separate" consider this verse as your answer until you know for a fact that the Father Himself is calling you to do otherwise. 1 Corinthians 7:24
"Brothers, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God." (KJV)
"Brothers and sisters, you should remain in whatever circumstances you were in when God called you. God is with you in those circumstances." (GWT)
"Let each one remain in the domestic and social condition in which the call of God found him." (PNT)
"In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you." Matthew 7:12 (NIT).
---Josef on 8/16/09


"Should a remarried Christian who discovers from the Word that remarriage is....?"

The answer to your inquiry is simple. Forget those things which are past, and reach forth unto those things which are yet future. The past can not be changed, we are to learn from our mistakes and move forward. For no one, having started their journey within the kingdom of God, doubting themselves, is suited for that journey. Do not concern yourself with yesterday or tomorrow, do what you believe, by faith, to be the proper thing today. "Happy is he that comdemns not himself in that thing which he 'allowed' (discerns after the fact may not have been correct or worthy)."
Ref. Phl 3:13,14>Luke 9:62>Mat 6:34>Rom.14:22
---josef on 8/15/09


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.
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, 1Timothy 3:2, 12, Titus 1:6.
---Glenn on 8/14/09


Carla of course my response is based upon the scriptures, however I don't have the time to write a mini book on the topic of marriage. If you are truly serious and attempting to learn more about God versus attempting a foolish debate, please click the appropriate Bible Quiz links that ChristiaNet has prepared for these types of issues. If you are still confused on the topic of marriage, then open up a specific blog question.
---Moderator on 8/14/09


Wait a minute, Wait a minute,

Moderator,

Did you base your opinion on scripture if so what scripture did you use to answer the question scripturally and why?
---Carla3939 on 8/14/09




Moderator:

The Bible says that we should not waste time in foolish arguments. Like I mentioned earlier, I think that you answered the question correctly. Thanks for your input.
---Sag on 8/14/09


Saq....The question is this: Does a person stay married or divorce their spouse when they realize that divorce and remarriage is a sin? What about new Christians who have been married multiple times?

SusieB:

The answer is in the Moderator's response to the original question.

John 8:1-11 is Jesus' command to "Go And Sin No More"

When people find themselves in this situation, they should STAY in that remarriage. God could use them to reach an unbelieving spouse. Unless the unbeliever departs, they should STAY.
---Sag on 8/14/09


Cluny & Clara,

What should the blogger do? Divorce a second time? Without more specific details from the blogger, there are two general answers which are to either repent or to divorce. Those details are needed to give a definitive answer. I gave one of those general answers and you guys the other. Without the details, it is a waste of time to debate.
---Moderator on 8/14/09


cluny,

I could not have said that better myself,


I don't always see eye to eye with your comments but I have to agree with you ALL the way on that one.

Being a moderator does not make you a Moses we know Moses never made the promise land from

the beginning God said marriage was intended for life based around his plan not ours we cannot change the Law of marriage!

He because of the stiff necked people gave them >NOT GOD < the clause to remarry!
---Carla3939 on 8/14/09


\\ Cluny please tell us what the blogger should do?
---Moderator on 8/13/09\\

Why don't you answer my question first and explain why it is or is not ok for the same grace to be extended to a same-sex couple, which apparently you were afraid to post?
---Cluny on 8/14/09




Moderator:

I think that you answered this question correctly.

While remarriage might not be as God had originally planned things, nothing in this world is perfect. Only God is perfect. He understands that we'll have trouble in this world.

Jesus Christ was sent to save us and help us see that God's ways are better than the world's ways. I believe that true followers of Jesus Christ should offer love and support to those who have been wounded by sin. Including divorce. I've been guilty of not doing that. Well, I've confessed and been forgiven for being that way. Thank You Jesus!

John 8:1-11 "Go And Sin No More"
---Sag on 8/13/09


Saq....The question is this: Does a person stay married or divorce their spouse when they realize that divorce and remarriage is a sin? What about new Christians who have been married multiple times?
---SusieB on 8/13/09


SusieB:

I believe that God created Marriage to involve ONE man and ONE woman for life.

However, God permits "sin" in this world. Why? I believe that it is so people can SEE the difference between God's ways, and the world's ways, of doing things.

God's ways for "everything" are always the "best". However, with sin permitted in this world, sometimes things get tarnished. Like when marriages end before the partners die. Sin causes the "unexpected" to happen: Divorce.

And so, I believe that re-marriage is the world's way of accommodating the possibility of: adultery, death, and other premature endings of a 1st marriage.

John 8:1-11 "Go And Sin No More"
---Sag on 8/13/09


Cluny please tell us what the blogger should do?
---Moderator on 8/13/09


I'd like to hear answers to this question from all those who say you should not get remarried after a divorce. What does a multi-married person do when they get saved? Tell us what the Bible says about this.
---SusieB on 8/13/09


\\Moderator - Remarriage isn't always wrong. However if in your case that your remarriage was against the Word, tell God you are sorry and yes stay in the marriage.\\

How does saying, "I'm sorry God," turn adultery into a valid marriage?
---Cluny on 8/13/09


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You cannot unscramble an egg. The person should stay in the marriage, and be the best spouse they can be to honor God.
---Trish9863 on 8/13/09


Are you sure you are not just looking for justification for getting out of a relationship which you are no longer enjoying?
---alan8566_of_uk on 8/13/09


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