How To Repent Of Marriage
I recently learned that regret is not the same as repenting and remarrying makes me an adulterer. I've been with my second husband for 9 years. I'm committed to my new marriage and don't want to go back. Yet, I don't want to be an adulterer in the eyes of Christ. How do I repent?
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---Angela on 12/4/09
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I am in a similar situation, as my wife became depressed and beleived the only way to sort things out was to divorce me. I spent five years trying to work out whether it was or was not acceptable to remarry.... In the end I did, but I am still uncertain whether that was correct. For you, there are two questions: did he (your former husband) leave you, or did you leave him? and was he a Christian? For (taking the comments in (is it 1 or 2) Corinthians we are told that if we have a non-beleiver who leaves, then we can remarry.
---peter3594 on 3/9/10|
There are some things that I don't know about you. Were you saved before all of this? If you are saved now, God already knows about your plunderings. Be open with Him. Ask Him for His input. He will forgive you.
---catherine on 12/31/09|
David said that a man is blessed that God does not impute sin upon. He knew something about this Because God commanded that the Kings of Israel would not be like the kings of other nations and take many wives. But they did and God overlooked it. When God Forgives some one
he does not impute that sin upon them but frees them from it. It does not mean that we take advantage of this as David did. Because that will lead to serious consequences. God knows when people have no power over their lives and he gives them second chances.
---exzucuh on 12/31/09|
You will not Go to hell for getting a divorce.
You may experience chastisement from the Lord or the consequences of the sin of divorce. Many do not realize that all sin can be forgiven except blasphemy of the Holy Ghost but people that do that are already bound for hell. If you have a conscience and have asked the Lord for forgiveness you must be confident that he will forgive you. Seek the Lord for a closer walk with him and over look those that are ignorant and try to keep you in sin. They are in sin themselves for trying to hurt on of God's little ones. The only sin that sends people to hell is not believing on Jesus as God's Son. And obeying his word.
---exzucuh on 12/31/09|
Since you cohabit with your new husband, God may not want you to go back to the first Jer3:1(HE calls going back POLLUTION). Divorce & remarriage is ungodly if the divorce if based on any reason contrary to the Bible prescriptions. To repent, accept before God what you have done is wrong: ask for HIS power & grace so that you will never repeat such a thing again IJN.
---Adetunji on 12/31/09|
Divorce is a sin, Marriage is not a sin. It is Holy and undefiled before God between a man and a woman. A person forgiven of divorce can not be in sin if they marry, because they are not under the sin of divorce anymore. The. only way that would be possible is if they were under the law of Moses. The people that Jesus was quoting the Law of Moses to about divorce were Jews and they were under the Law so naturally Jesus quoted the Law to them.
Sins forgiven are not remembered by God. So he will not hold the sin of divorce against someone who remarries unless they are not forgiven of divorce. ARE YOU UNDER MOSES LAW OR ARE YOU UNDER THE NEW TESTAMENT LAW OF THE SPIRIT? YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS.
---exzucuh on 12/30/09|
She ... So will the desertion of the second wife not be a sin?
---alan8566_of_uk on 12/30/09|
You cannot be committed to living in your present adutery, and also be committed to Christ also. Do not be deceived, for God is not mocked. Repentance requires cessation of the sin in order to be forgiven for that sin, but if you remain in that sin then there can be no forgiveness granted. As for your first marriage that is destroyed, God can forgive you for that if you truly repent to him and ask him to forgive you for that destruction. But as to your second adulterous union, you know what you need to do to be right with God, and you will get no permission nor blessing from him for adultery. It is your choice, and it is plain for you to make: Do you want Jesus? or, Do you want adultery? but you cannot have both, for the Lord is holy.
---Eloy on 12/30/09|
Matthew 19:9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife,except for marital unfaithfulness,and marries another woman, commits adultery.
Forgiveness for committing a sin involves repentence, turning away or stopping from doing the sin.
---She on 12/28/09|
You can't undo the past. Just ask forgiveness for the divorce from your previous husband. I mean you can't divorce this one to go back to the first or that would be even worse.
He will forgive. (1 John 1:9) Have no doubts. God doesnt hold grudges. He delights in forgiveness.
---JackB on 12/28/09|
You need to repent of the way you were relating, that made you able to get the adulterous divorce. It won't be any good, if you get away from your present husband but you are still relating the way that got you into that divorce. You need to get with God so you are loving and relating the way He wants you to relate with all people in His love. And with this you can get His honest sense for what to do . . . along with others to help you > a pastor who can communicate with you and your two men about this, about what to do. You all can pray and find out, together, how God would have you take care of this . . . if you all are able to obey the LORD.
---Bill_bila5659 on 12/5/09|
Cluny ... Do you suggest that Angela breaks the promises she made to her husband?
---alan8566_of_uk on 12/4/09|
What's usually involved in repenting of a sin?
Stop doing it.
---Cluny on 12/4/09|