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Marry Twice In A Church

Can you get married in a Church Twice? Of course after you get divorced.

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 ---Anthony on 4/6/06
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\\Cluny, what does the word say?
---Carla on 9/4/10\\

This is what I'm asking.

Please tell me the Biblical criteria (BCV, please) that, when fulfilled, allows us to be certain that a given couple was in fact joined together by God.
---Cluny on 9/4/10

Cluny, what does the word say?
---Carla on 9/4/10

It all depends! If you were lost the first time and you got a divorce, but, later God saved you, then I see no reason why you wouldn't want to be married in a church. If you remain lost, I doubt seriously, if this question would even come up in your mind. Now, I you are saved and you divorce without the blessings of God in that divorcing episode, then I might would not want to.
---catherine on 9/4/10

\\Well some people marry and the saying is to let not man put asunder. Well, how will you apply to a court of nonsaved people to divorce you both when you went to a church in front of witnesses to get married?

Because if you go infront of the church you will have to give account for the first wife of course... well you did in the good ole days!
---Carla on 9/3/10\\

Can you give any historical back up for what you claimed happened in the "good ole days"?

In any case, how can you prove that God joined a couple together to start with? What are the criteria?
---Cluny on 9/3/10

Church or no church, God's design for marriage is for a lifetime. That is precisely why the Old Testament demands virginity for marriage. If not, the person was forced to marry the one they went to otherwise death by stoning. If it is permissible to remarry (church or outside) why must people remain virgins waiting in good hope to honor their spouse? Violating this principle violates every aspect of mankind: spirit, soul and body. If you're unmarried, fiercely guard yourself, patiently wait till God brings the one for you. If married, seek God's help to pull through. If you just can't, and are forced to separate, remain single. Fill your life with the affairs of God. The Bible is amply evident. You can't rewrite it.
---hop on 9/3/10

Well some people marry and the saying is to let not man put asunder. Well, how will you apply to a court of nonsaved people to divorce you both when you went to a church in front of witnesses to get married?

Because if you go infront of the church you will have to give account for the first wife of course... well you did in the good ole days!
---Carla on 9/3/10

Anthony: Most churches don't follow the Bible anyway, so I have no doubts that you could divorce and remarry 100 times in a church if you want too. The attitude towards marriage is no different between non-Christians and Christians for these churches anyway. Same divorce rate too.

But if your a Christian then you should go to God, seek His counsel in the Bible. You will find God hates divorce and there are very limited exceptions for divorce. Many Christians are hard of heart and divorce and remarry in churches regardless. Perhaps it's to follow tradition or maybe it's wanting their marriage to 'appear' acceptable because of the church's involvment. That's their problem. But God has no part in it.
---Haz27 on 8/7/10

I would not. If I married in a church the first time. I would be married at home,somewhere else or at the courthouse with the Justice of the Peace. Why all of the extravagance?Perhaps a honeymoon and reception. I would quietly be praying for a miracle that this marriage will last,also.
---Robyn on 8/7/10

Please read all the verses together. Matthew 19:9 concerns divorce and remarriage for any other cause than adultery, not for all divorce(s). A divorced person could always remarry, except when the Lord prohibited it. Otherwise it would have been a separation only. Occasional, a husband would separate from his wife, and neither support her, nor divorce her, which violates Deuteronomy 24:3. God may have allowed bigamy, but he never sanctioned it. One of the ways a man would covereth violence with his garment is to marry one woman while still being married to another. In the first century, Bigamy was almost unheard of both in Israel, and in Greek society.
---Glenn on 8/21/09

Both Matthew 19:9 and 1Corinthians 7:27-28 allow remarriage.
---Glenn on 8/16/09
Actually, a literal reading of Matt 19:9 does not literally say that remarriage is permitted, rather, it invokes an except clause for the MAN in the case of an unfaithful wife. AND, the second part of the passage implies that ANY marriage to a divorced woman is adultery.

I think it read this way because the original scriptures were written to a patriarchal society. It could even be said that women did not get a fair shake. It was permissible for a man to have more than one spouse at the same time, but not so for a woman. But, God allowed it to be that way.
---obewan on 8/17/09

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.
---Glenn on 8/16/09

Are you re-marrying your divorced hubby/wife or someone else?
---glrs on 10/10/07

It would depend on the church as to whether they would do it. Some would and some wouldn't.
---john on 4/12/07

Amen Exzucah! Alex, the "propagation only" idea is a man made rule, expounded by the Catholic church I grew up in. It is not scriptural. As for the original question, churches have various rules, many man made. Look to the word. Matthew 19 shows that when divorced because of adultery one is free from the rule to not remarry
---christina on 4/19/06

Respectfully: I really don't agree with throwing out any scripture unless it was added after the original text was given and it's somewhat far from the meaning.

Correct me if I'm wrong and I maybe. The additions are not too far from the original text the original, (probably) endorses exceptance for (re-marriage) in the case of the innocent party in the first marriage(my words) ?. Read it again but try the old versions and compare!
---Carla on 4/19/06

Alex ... How old are you? Consider if you will, a friend of mine, an unmarried lady, who at age 58 has at last found the man she loves, a widower. Marriage, or sex, is for propogation only?
Grow up, man.
---alan8869_of_UK on 4/18/06

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"Propagation only" Alex? What planet did you fly in from?
How about when you are past child bearing years, do you close the book on sex with your spouse? Couples should enjoy each other in love for as long as physically possible!
---NVBarbara on 4/18/06

Are you asking God or man? Do you want to follow God's ways? or man's ways? Man says it's okay, Jesus said: "If a person marries a divorced person, then they are committing adultery." It's in the gospel of Mark, Chapter 10 and Luke, forget the Chapter and in Matthew. I think the real question is: What way do you want to follow? Man's? or God's way?
---Donna9759 on 4/10/06

Alex, Sex inside the marriage is not only to have children. That is a very narrow and unbiblical view. Scripture says that husband and wife are never to deny each other, unless for mutually agreed upon time. It also says the marriage bed is undefiled. If you hold to your view, you'll have to throw out the whole book of Song of Solomon from the OT.
---daphn8897 on 4/7/06

1Co 7:27Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife. 1Co 7:28But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; under Grace divorce is forgiven like any other sin but it is not a license to commit fornication and adultry. God knows our hearts. exzucuh
---Exzucuh on 4/7/06

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Yes, One can get merried twice in a church after divorced.Most people regard marriage as sanctioning unlimited license for the gratification of sexual desires, reason for many divorces, but is not so,It must be based on propagation only, Then it would be respected, protected, and be maintained,for the benefit of raising the children.each person owns his or her body and is responsible to the law of consequence for any misuse resulting from the weak-willed abandonment of that body to another.
---Alex on 4/7/06

Yes you can!
---A_Catholic on 4/7/06

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