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Can Christians Divorce

Can two Christian people that get marriad be out of God's will and should they or can they get divorced, so they will be back in gods will?

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 ---Phillip on 4/9/10
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How would a couple in such a scenario know if they married out of God's will to start with (unless of course they were divorcees whose subsequent marriage fits the description of adultery)? Some will seek any type of justification to divorce even claiming it is God's will (one of the most lame excuses ever).
As Christians we love one another so divorce is against God's will. If someone isn't capable of love and they leave their partner then 1Cor7 tells us that they should remain unmarried.... Don't think the grass in greener on the other side and marry another. That is against God's will
---Haz27 on 6/24/10

Your question is confusing. Divorce does not put you back in the will of God. God hates divorce. Adultery is the only reason given in the bible,for divorcing one's spouse. You can separate but cannot remarry while spouse is alive.. But pastors,church leaders, divorce and remarry every day. Pray on it.
---Robyn on 6/23/10

God doesn't hate marriage but he hates divorce, so why go to the absurd suggestion something holy will come out of divorce. Puleeze.
---larry on 6/22/10

I am very disappointed that nothing is writen in this blog regarding on-going physical abuse, even by a so-called believer. Abuse kills and destroys many human lives virtually every minute of the day. As a Christian, God has taught us that our body is the temple of God and is not to be used for sinful and destructful ways. To stay in a relationship or marriage which attacks, kills, and destroys the temple of God (our human body) is living in sin.
God has greater plans for our lives, praise His Holy name!
---Bonnie on 6/22/10

IF you have married out-of-God's-will you have to remain in it as a Christian. If the 2 of you are truly Christians, you can sincerely submit yourselves and the union to God and HE will repair all the breaches in the marriage. But this may be difficult if one party does not believe. It is only an unbeliever that can ask for divorce not the Christian.
---Adetunji on 4/16/10


The Pharisees are trying to trap Jesus with a question of divorce. Jesus answers by talking about adultery instead. 19:9 is a difficult verse cause the prepositional phrase "except for sexual immorality, and marries another" falls in between divorce and adultery.

He is saying that if a man divorces and remarries, he commits adultery except for reasons of fornication.

In every situation presented to Him in that discourse, He takes a harder line. However, we want to believe and teach He was giving us an out.

please re-read all of Matt 19:3-12 and not only 1-10 and avoid the verse or half-verse deception that is rampant in Christianity today by reading 19:9a, and justifying more sin.
---aka_joseph on 4/13/10

Yes the bible tells that two can get a divorce. Jesus taught in matt. 19:1-10 that a person can divorce another for adultery meaning that if someone steps outside the marriage but that and death is the only reason that the teaches a person get a divorce.
---nicholas on 4/12/10

The bible teaches death is the only way a married person is free from their spouse!
Any other reason is Adultery!!
But the bible does state grounds for separation. If you have a spouse that is abusive and mean.But it doesn't give you grounds for dating someone else during the separation!!!
---Mike on 4/12/10

to not let = to let

---aka_joseph on 4/11/10

Did they switch the question or did I just jump at the title?

Phillip, that is so much a convoluted question that I am thinking that you are a tare. If you are not, are you trying to make a right out of two or more wrongs? Please pray and read your Bible and stop slopping up the doctrinal junk-food on which you choose to feed.

The only way to be out of God's will is to not let God deliver from your own sins through the blood atonement of His Son, Jesus Christ. God's will is based on commitment and sacrifice and not ridiculous doctrine which is born out of a very selfish heart.
---aka_joseph on 4/11/10


Adam and Eve was arranged. The important thing is to cover yourself with God's provision and hang on. The ride will get bumpy!

If you think someone other than Jesus can "save" you or you think that someone equally yoked you enough to get married, do not get married.

"Born again" is now terribly distorted and mixed with man's ways.
---aka_joseph on 4/11/10


Is your OT different than mine? In this Bible time, people had gotten so evil, they were eradicated by the Great Flood. Do you think they were doing better?

Remember, Isaac and Rebeka? They should be the poster children for a dysfunctional family that was arranged. Even if, by God.

Isaac was not over his mom until he slept with Rebekah. EUWWW! Isaac lied to Abimelech about the nature of his relationship to Rebekah to save his own skin. Double Euwww! Rebekah deceived her own husband to help advance her son, Jacob. Triple-dog Euwwww!

My point is it is not the arrangement that makes a marriage, it is the ability to work out our trash together that makes the difference.
---aka_joseph on 4/11/10

Back in Bible times, and even up to early modern times, marriages were arranged by the bride's and groom's families. People these days often do an extremely poor job in picking their own spouses.
---ger.toshav on 4/9/10

Cluny, I apologize for the flippant Melchizedek answer (joseph on 4/8/10). It in no way was my answer meant that way, but because of my flippant answer, I did not answer the question in the Spirit.

Please forgive me and I ask this of any who read it.

Sincerely, I try to blog.

Formerly joseph, Joseph, and joseph_n.
---aka_joseph on 4/9/10

there are more areas which give us guidance towards separation if necessary. In Gal 4, it is written to be sure not to devour each other. Also, Jesus says, "Do not cast your pearls before swine."

Separation is not a sin. However, separate wisely and for the right reasons. Otherwise, you might open a whole new Pandora's box of sin.
---aka_joseph on 4/9/10

Depart from me I know you not: is something no believer wants to hear so read what the bible is saying not what the bible is not. Marriage is something that if you get it wrong you better know about forgiveness and work it out Adultery is committed by both christians and non christians.
---Carla on 4/9/10

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Before we beat a dead horse again, please read all of Matt 19:3-12 and avoid the verse or half-verse deception that is rampant in Christianity today by reading 19:9a, and justifying more sin. Let him who can hear, hear.

Phillip, I am in a "marriage" that Bill has described. Legally, for the protection of my children, I have to. Is divorce as sin?... yes 100% of the time. Would I be committing adultery?... not in this case. Ironically, I cannot divorce because of finances.

However, during this time of stalemate, God has let me get over myself and any venom towards anybody else, and He is keeping me from repeating 40 years of stupidity especially the last nine.

Formerly joseph, Joseph, and joseph_n.
---aka_joseph on 4/9/10

Phillip are you asking:

If two Christians having an affair with someone else, get divorced, so they can marry the other and then be in God's will, because they are not now committing adultery but married?

Answer NO!!!
---kathr4453 on 4/9/10

God says in Malachi He hates divorce, but it doesn't mean he doesn't allow it.

If you are planning on getting divorced, if I were you, I'd go to God in prayer and ask Him, "Lord, is it your will that I get divorced?"

I would state your reasons to Him. The word says, I will counsel you with mine eye upon you. Let the Lord guide you on this.

We really can't tell you if you get divorced, you'll be back in God's will - we don't know God's will for your life, only God knows that, amen?
---Donna5535 on 4/9/10

Of course Christians can divorce but what we cannot do is control the consequences of of divorce in terms of emotional scars, children and certainly our witness to the unsaved world.

---larry on 4/9/10

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The real question is can Christians get married to other people after a divorce.
---Cluny on 4/9/10

God hates divorce,but adultery is grounds for divorce.
---tom2 on 4/9/10

Hi, Phillip . . . I understand that if someone is a false teacher, a wolf in sheep's clothing, and you discover this, that now you are not obligated to continue with that person. So, what *if* you fooled yourself into marrying the wrong person who turned out to have deliberately lied, etc., in order to marry you? Or, if you both fooled your own selves into believing things about each other so you married? Could we call that a "false marriage" that you are not obligated to?

If you could get into something that is a hoax, your real issue is not what to do about the marriage, if you are so able to fool yourself and not know this until you become each other's proof.
---Bill_bila5659 on 4/9/10

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