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Sin To Marry Divorced Person

If a man or woman is divorced and remarried to a person who never has been married before, are they living in sin?

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The reason for divorce is the issue. Not divorce itself.

The stated reason is adultery.

One of the spouses does it. That person was unfaithful.

The Biblical advice is, don't marry that unfaithful one.

The faithful one is re-marriageable. They should not suffer for their spouses indiscretions.

I have not ever divorced. But family members have.
---jan4378 on 12/8/12

People who claim otherwise are not reconcilling the Scriptures, rather they are adhering to the erroneous teachings of the early church on this subject. Divorceandremarriagecults.blogspot
---katie on 10/10/12

Katie you are so very wrong and have no idea what you are talking about.

you are not quoting scriptures you are only here for your sales pitch to get a plug in for your website for marriage cults.
---Follower_of_Christ on 10/12/12

They are not living in sin. What Jesus declared as an ACT of adultery has been so since the beginning. God doesn't change and people need to remain in the marriage they are in when they come to salvation. People who claim otherwise are not reconcilling the Scriptures, rather they are adhering to the erroneous teachings of the early church on this subject. Divorceandremarriagecults.blogspot
---katie on 10/10/12

What do we really mean when we say "a marriage was not in the Lord" and use that as a biblical ground for divorce? Every marriage Christian or not between a man and woman is bound by the Lord otherwise all marriages before Jesus Christ and outside of Christ are not real marriages and could be broken at anytime. For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. Romans 14:10

Many say 1 Cor.7:15 gives permission to the believer to re-marry. I will want to believe that but I see no permission in the passage to interprete it definitively as such. The believer is not in bondage means the believer is not held accountable for the break up and should not put up a fight to against it. "God has called us to peace".
---Dell on 8/23/09

2 Corinthians 3:13-17 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament, which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
---exzucuh on 8/23/09

Divorce is a sin! The blood of Jesus covers all repented sin no matter what ever it is.
Anyone that teaches Judaism and the laws of Judaism is making the Gospel and the Cross of none effect,The Vail of Moses is still blinding them and they are leading others to fall into the ditch with them. They count the blood of Jesus as weak and tread upon it to their own destruction, they lead weak brethren into the sin of unbelief committing the sin of Balaam and causing their brethren to live under a curse. Their blood will be upon their hands because they will not allow them to be forgiven and their chains of bondage to be removed. The faithless will not inherit the kingdom of God.
---exzucuh on 8/23/09

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'. Matthew 19:9, 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, Matthew 5:31-32, 19:3-12, Mark 10:2-12, Luke 16:18, 1Corinthians 6:15-16, 7:10-17, 27-28.
---Glenn on 8/18/09

The prophet Hosea was told to marry a harlot, while Solomon was told he should not take a strange woman as wife, Abraham was married to his father's daughter, Saria who gave him her servant girl, Hagar and she became his wife. Sarah being the dominant wife became resentful of Hagar and insisted that Abraham put her away. Is that to say that harlots make the best wives or a man should choose wives from within his own family and divorces the one that the dominant wife disapproves of? since sin is as much a thought as it is a deed. Therefore, to thyself be true and may you be kept by the grace of God.
---Welton on 4/27/09

The only way that I can think of where one could remarry after divorce is if the original marriage was not valid in the first place. There are circumstances where a contract or convenant cannot be entered into legally, and would not be binding on the parties.

In the early Church, if two pagans were married and one converted to Christianity, the marriage might not be valid from a Christian perspective - Pagan brother/sister marriages are not legal in Judaeo-Christian marriages.
---lorra8574 on 6/3/07

Robyn, what is the chapter and verse that says anyone can remarry after divorce? There are passages that show possible reasons for divorce, but I have yet to find one for remarriage.

1 Corinthians 7:10-11 Paul says that if a woman departs her husband, she is NOT to remarry except to her husband. And Husbands were not to put away their wives at all.
---lorra8574 on 6/3/07

Not really. You need to find out why the divorced person had to divorce. According to the word of God we can divorce in a case of adultery and remarry someone who is a believer...only. You need to read your bible and you want have need of these type questions. It clearly shows you do not know the Word of God. Are you a believer? Christians can also separate from their spouses when the marriage is not going well or in trouble but we are not to remarry unless a spouse dies, in a case of this sort.
---Robyn on 6/2/07

I have to say yes and no. If the divorced couple are Christians and they divorced for whatever reason, then if either one of them remarries, I would have to say: Have they remarried another Christian believer, or an unbeliever. The Bible says not to be unequally yoked. God allows for divorce because of man's or woman's hardened heart.
---Pat8399 on 6/2/07

Mt 5:32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

If one is married to a partner who decides to backslide and have 4-5 or more affairs with as many other partners we are given the right to divorce them. Fornication gives this right to the faithful partner.
---MARK_N on 4/29/07

Mt 19:9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
---MARK_N on 4/29/07

uh oh lorra may have laid out a conversation stopper. how are you folks gonna get around that one?
---r.w. on 4/29/07

Matthew 5:32," But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery."
---Mima on 4/29/07

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i know there are reasons for divorce in the bible they are the ones that can remarry with no worry
marriage is forever in the eyes of God
---judy6645 on 4/29/07

1 Corinthians 7:10-11 "And unto the married I command, [yet] not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from [her] husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to [her] husband: and let not the husband put away [his] wife."

Paul wrote many things on marriage and specified whether they were commanded of God or of his own opinion. This item was commanded by God, not Paul, and this was after Jesus died for our sins. Read the Bible.
---lorra8574 on 4/28/07

No, it is not a sin; that was the old conv.
Pray and seek the lord for God to bring revelation to you about this and release to you. We can give you an answer from the scriptures but it has to become Rhema to you.
Remember you are saved by grace not works. eph2:8.
The letter Killeth but the spirit maketh a live.
---Valerie on 4/26/07

Acts 5:1-10, note especially verses 3 and 9. This couple sinned against the Holy Ghost (lying and tempting or testing). They deceived themselves and died for it. Do not be deceived, wanting something to be ok does not make it so. Go by what Jesus said, not by some man or woman's personal interpretation.

Matthew 5:32; Matthew 19:9; Galations 5:19-21.
---lorra8574 on 4/26/07

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No. People seems to forget the fact that God can forgive anyone for anything, except blaphemy against the Holy Ghost. And that has nothing with divorce or remarriage.
---Rebecca_D on 4/26/07

Sin is in the eye of the beholder. God is an idea in your mind. The god you believe in is not the same as anyone else's. Essentially, God is imaginary, like a unicorn. Some people choose to believe in unicorns some do not. Divorce rates are the same for religious-and not religious alike. The key is to live with the person for at least a year before getting married, this will reduce the chance of suprises which lead to divorce.
---Scholar on 4/26/07

NO, that was under the old law (before our Lord Jesus), and has historically been taken out of context.
---becky on 4/26/07

NO. Not if the divorced person became divorced because their spouse committed adultery.
---Claire on 4/26/07

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---Mima on 4/26/07

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