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Strongax, God made each of us to have a place in our hearts for the Lord, and sinners may seem like they are not looking for God, but the drive they have to get drunk and get high and do all similar sorts of things is because they have a hunger and thirst inside of themselves which can never be filled with temporal things because our hearts were made for God. "Sex, drugs, and rock and roll" are only the world's euphorias which can never replace God, and which worldly behaviors also have damaging consequences. So they are seeking, seeking relief from the burdens of life, et cetera, and if they would only look in the right place, instead of in all the wrong places, then they would find peace and blessings for their souls.
---Eloy on 3/17/12

Eloy, when we are told "seek and you shall find" that command is for believers only. The lost do not seek God. (Romans 3:9-12) tells us "For I have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under the power of sin, as it is written, none is righteous, no not one, no one understands, "no one seeks for God"
When someone is seeking, it's because His been born of the Spirit already. They seek Christ and hear the gospel and believe it by faith which comes from hearing and are guided by the Spirit to Christ. "God who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ" (Eph. 2:4,5).
---Mark_V. on 3/16/12

Strongax, True Christians let our Light shine. Recall how Saul, before becoming a Christian himself, was prominent in persecuting Christians? Christ Almighty himself, and not any Christian, shined out of heaven upon him and said, "Saul, that hard for you to kick against the prickles." For God's Spirit sees and hears and knows all, and there is a judgment in this life and in that to come, some people call this karma, and I know that the Father of me will not tolerate the abuse of his children. My Papa's desire is that none perish, but instead that all souls, including those whom spitefully hurt us, should come to repentance and be saved.
---Eloy on 3/16/12


This assumes people are, in fact "looking for God" in the first place. There is much anecdotal evidence of people who were not looking for God at all, but they saw Christians somewhere and were impressed by them, and found God through them. Such incidents can't easily happen if Christians aren't around (and visible) in the first place.

We are the salt of the earth, but it's a lot harder to work if the salt is kept in the salt shaker and kept out of public view.
---StrongAxe on 3/15/12

Strongax, Yes brother, but God's Spirit is omnipresent: thus if a soul is truly seeking for God instead of the manifested dead ways, then they would find a Christian and be accepted into the fold. "For the one that seeks finds: And you all will seek me and find, when you all will search for me with all your heart."
---Eloy on 3/15/12


In times of persecution, Christians went underground, so they would not be discovered and persecuted. They met in secret. The used secret signs (like the ichthus) so they could recognize each other, but others wouldn't.

So of course, if the Christians are all hiding, it would be difficult for a non-Christian to find even one, don't you think?
---StrongAxe on 3/13/12

Strongax, I also took history courses in college, and inspite of the inquisition there were always us Christians living from genertion to generation. And the more the catholics persecuted us, and driven us underground, the more we thrived with our ichthus. Our spilt blood was seed for those coming after. And during the dark ages when they tried to gather all the Bibles in the land and burn them, and arrest us for sedition for having the Bible, we would memorize whole books of the Bible by heart, and there was always one of us Christians whom had a Bible hidden away from the evil and foolish oppressors.
---Eloy on 3/13/12

The divorce rate is atronomical not just in America, but around the world, and crime is also on the rise around the world because we are going through that what is prophesied in the Bible, the period which is called the apostacy: The falling away from the faith. I do not favor speaking on other religions, but I believe that the Hindus call this time that we are going through as the age of Kali, or darkness. And this is prerequiisite for making way for the appointment of the AntiChrist.
---Eloy on 3/13/12


In America, the majority of the population call themselves Christians (even though over 50% of marriages, Christian and non-Christian alike, end in divorce). In Europe, the number is much smaller. In the middle east, the number is very very small indeed.

Also, in previous centuries, the number was much smaller. How likely do you think someone living in Europe during the Inquisition 500 years ago was to find a Christian who wasn't part of the (oppressive at that time) Roman Catholic church? Not likely.
---StrongAxe on 3/13/12

Strongax, Christians are not a minority, we are scattered throughout Christ's world. And I do not judge all spouses harshly. I have learned that there are good woman and evil woman, there are good men and evil men, there are good children and evil children. When we go through the damage and abuse it appears that all are evil, but afterward when God does his healing we can see that one evil person whom has afflicted us and destroyed us and spread their evil poison of hurt and hate throughout our holy temple, does not make all people evil, but only that one person or persons reponsible for their evil. There is a Judgment Day, and each will be held accountable for what they have both done and said. Thank God!
---Eloy on 3/13/12


That may be true in parts of the world where Christianity is popular, but not where it is a minority religion, or where many Christian groups are the culprits. An infamous example is the Inquisition. Anyone who fell into its clutches would run away screaming (if they could run at all), and would consider Christianity the most evil of religions, and by extension, its god the most evil of gods.

My point is, IF someone knows the "Christian" who abused them is not typical, they may seek out better ones. But unfortunately, they often have no opportunity to learn better.

And with your spouse situation, shouldn't an abused spouse know other people have good marriages, so not judge all potential spouses harshly?
---StrongAxe on 3/12/12

Cluny, Lying is a sin.
---Eloy on 3/12/12

Strongax, I understand that people are abused by evil people which lie saying they are Christians, and therefore the victim has NO INCENTIVE to know real Christians or to read the Holy Scriptures. But as they go through their daily lives surely they will have good experiences with true Christians and then will want to know Christ and the Holy Scriptures. I think a victim after finding out that it was a NonChristian whim abused them will want to change their mind about their misjudgments.
---Eloy on 3/12/12

\\Cluny, Yes, enjoy my good fruits and be blessed.
---Eloy on 3/12/12\\

Youm have none, though I know youm want credit for it.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/12/12


You STILL miss my point. If an unbeliever's first impression of Christians is people who are abusive, he will have NO INCENTIVE to search out others to find that they aren't the same. He will have NO INCENTIVE to read scriptures, perhaps reasoning that if people who follow the Bible are evil, the Bible must itself teach them to be evil, so it is an evil book to be avoided.

How can they be disabused of this notion? Not easily, since the very ones who could do it are ones they would avoid. And this is the fault of the abusers.

As Paul accused such people "'It is because of YOU that my name is abused among the nations', as it is written" because they drive other people away from God.
---StrongAxe on 3/12/12

Cluny, Yes, enjoy my good fruits and be blessed.
---Eloy on 3/12/12

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Strongax, What is the difference? None. Where will NonChristinas learn that Christians are good? From a Christian's witness, or reading the Scriptures. How do you know what something's nature is? learning it from word-of-mouth or from writing or from experience.
Your 4th question does not apply, in knowing abusive Christians, because there's no such thing, as I have previously stated. To your question, How does one learn the gospel? answer, Get a Bible and start reading. And to your last question, If people persecuted YOU, would you believe anything they said? answer, Yes, because someone being cruel, does not negate their valid knowledge of things. Though I would be more inclined to hear from the kind-hearted, rather than the evil-hearted.
---Eloy on 3/12/12


Spouses who abuse their spouses, and people who call themselves Christians but aren't really - both have bad fruits. What is the difference?

If you expect unbelivers must "know" bad so-called Christians aren't real because they aren't "good", this implies they must somehow know that Christians are SUPPOSED to be good by nature.

But where will they learn this? How do you know what something's nature is? By observing it. And if the ONLY CHRISTIANS THEY KNOW are abusive, how can they possibly know Christians are SUPPOSED to be otherwise? From the Gospel perhaps? And how would they learn the Gospel? From those same "Christians"? If people persecuted YOU, would you believe anything they said?
---StrongAxe on 3/11/12

\\Strongax, The fruits. Jesus said we will know them by their fruits.\\

We certainly know the fruit that youm bear, Eloy.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/11/12

Strongax, The fruits. Jesus said we will know them by their fruits. "Do people gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? A good tree cannot bring forward bad fruit, neither a corrupt tree bring forward good fruit. Every tree that brings not forward good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits you all will know them."
---Eloy on 3/11/12

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And just how is somebody supposed to know that someone who calls himself a Christian may not really be one? Where is one supposed to learn that?

The Bible says "faith comes by hearing". Frequently, it is mentioned that faith must be affirmed verbally. I.e. the PRIMARY WAY one can demonistrate one's faith is by a verbal declaration. We find out what people believe based on what they say.

If someone says he is a Christian, what are we supposed to believe?

Or, let us turn this around. If we are NOT supposed to just believe people when they say they are Christians, how can you expect us to believe YOU when YOU say you are a Christian?
---StrongAxe on 3/11/12

Strongax, Yes he can. It is called Knowledge, Knowing that not all who "Say" they are Christian are Christian, and knowing that there are both "truth-tellers" and "liars" in the world. Even nature teaches us that there are both wild and tame animals, both evil and good people in the world: not all are wild, not all are evil, not all are cruel. When we are hurt and traumatized by another person, of course we are not quick to open up and let another maltreat us again, that is our survival mechanism built into us to shy away from damages. Depending on the damage inflicted upon the person, that person may never trust another human as long as they live, and that again is wisdom for survival.
---Eloy on 3/11/12


I wasn't talking about trusting Jesus. I was talking about trusting people who claim to be Christians.

If one betrays a person because he claims to be a Christian, but isn't, and that person meets another one who claims to be a Christian, how can he tell whether to trust that person? The first time he trusted someone called a Christian he was betrayed. How can he expect to be treated differently by the next person who claims to be a Christian? He can't.
---StrongAxe on 3/11/12

Strongax, I already elaborated this out to the end, but you do not seem to understand that, not trusting someone is not the same as misplacing a mistrust: because there is nothing "mis-" in the trusting, for there is no trust being placed in the person at all. Therefore rightly withholding trust from another is righteous wisdom, and not misplacement. There is only one person that I trust, Jesus, for he has proven himself to be worthy. And as far as putting any trust in anybody else, to me it would be unwise. I rightly place my trust where it belongs, this is righteous wisdom.
---Eloy on 3/10/12

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If one person (say, your ex-wife) betrayed you, it would be reasonable for you to mistrust HER. However, for you to mistrust ALL WOMEN as a result would be understandable, but such mistrust was misplaced. This is how prejudices develop (e.g. "one black person robbed me, so all black people must be bad").

If a unbeliever was betrayed by someone calling himself a Christian, it would be reasonable for him to mistrust that one person. A resulting mistrust of ALL Christians as a result would be misplaced, but it would be understandable.

Again, for the third of fourth time, how are these two situations different?
---StrongAxe on 3/10/12

Strongax, A person whom is reluctant or slow to trust another person because of being hurt by people, this does not mean that their reluctance is equal to misjudging others as bad, instead it only means that the reluctant one is not willing to be hurt by another person again, and that is wisdom. Once a person betrays me they will never have another opportunity to violate me again. And they will give an account of what they have done to me to my Father. The same goes for those whom do well, they also will be rewarded for their actions.
---Eloy on 3/10/12


If, as you say, it is our responsibility to learn the truth, and you consider it is the duty of a non-believer who is abused by a so-called Christian to learn what REAL Christians are like, and to overcome his fear of Christians, why do no you not impose this exact same burden people hurt by abusive spouses, to learn that not all spouses are bad?

I still do not understand why you think it's fine for the spouses to hold the abuse of one against all others, but it's NOT OK for non-believers to do the same. Either they both should, or neither shouhld. Why are you not consistent?
---StrongAxe on 3/9/12

Strongax, Many people are led to believe in lies. It is our responsibility to learn the truth, and not God's responsibility. We are instructed, "Be as wise as serpents, but as harmless as doves." We are to be as equally smart as the deceivers. When you know the wiles of your enemy then you are less likely to be deceived and suffer by them. But if we walk around carelessly, then how will we arm ourself against the evil ones when they come against us? We need to take off our rose-colored glasses so that we can safeguard ourselves and fight against the strategies of our adversaries. "My people perish for lack of kowledge". Beloved, get knowledge, and be wary of the evil doers whom are ravenous wolves in sheeps clothing.
---Eloy on 3/9/12

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You keep missing the point. When people are abused by people who CALL themselves Christians, and there are NO OTHER kinds of Christians around, how are they SUPPOSED to know that these aren't real Christians? Who is going to tell them? God?

No. They will assume these evil people are Christians, and they will thus judge Christ to be evil.

And this is what Paul wrote about when he accused such "Christians", "My name is blasphemed BECAUSE OF YOU".

We are put here on earth to be witnesses for God, not the other way around.
---StrongAxe on 3/9/12

//This is not some general statement made to ALL mankind, but a specific situation to a specific people!
---kathr4453 on 3/8/12//
---michael_e on 3/8/12

"Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of you father you want to do."

They sin because they want to do the desires of their father the devil. He is not making them, they desire to do his desires. MarkV////

BUT let's remember WHO Jesus was talking to...pharisees who rejected Him as God and THEIR Messiah.

This is not some general statement made to ALL mankind, but a specific situation to a specific people!
---kathr4453 on 3/8/12

I understand Jesus just fine, MarkV. Youre the one that puzzles me.
---CraigA on 3/8/12

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Craig, can you not think of something to edify another Christian with? One thing you do is give credit to man's free will when it comes against the Will of God. Here you say I defend satan. I don't give credit to satan he does not deserve. Man is responsible for your own actions and desires. He does not make you sin, you sin because you love to sin.
Why do you not understand Craig?
Jesus said,
"Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of you father you want to do."

They sin because they want to do the desires of their father the devil. He is not making them, they desire to do his desires.
---Mark_V. on 3/8/12

Strongax, Your confusion is that you think people are abused by Christians, when in fact they are not, because Christians do not abuse people, only NonChristians and those without Christ abuse people. True Christians are born-again, and have Christ living inside of us and therefore we do good to others and not abuse others. As I explained before, imposters whom "say" they are Christian, but in truth and in deed they are proven to be NonChristian, their impersonation does not make real Christians NonChristians.
---Eloy on 3/8/12


So I'm still confused as to how you can believe that it's understandable for people abused by spouses to feel cautious about other spouses, but it's NOT reasonable for people abused by Christians to feel cautious about other Christians?

What is it that makes one situation fundamentally different than the other?
---StrongAxe on 3/8/12

Strongax, We discern the good from evil by the fruits they bear, by their actions and their words. It is our responsibility to "Get the facts" in order to make an informed judgment, else if we be hasty then we will suffer the consequences. Many of us have been betrayed and cheated by those posing to be our friend, or to be one of us: and after they do their evil to us then we realize that they are indeed not one of us, because if they were, then they would not have been a Jezebel or a Judas Iscariot to us. Beware of the "fungus among us", for they speak sweet words of honey and soft words of butter, but war is in their heart and deceit is under their tongue: all their ways are evil, and they are quick to shed innocent blood.
---Eloy on 3/7/12

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---It does not mean that satan is somehow responsible. If we blame everything on him, we exclude ourselves from responsibilty to God--- MarkV

I find it disturbing indeed that you are quick to defend satan, but are so insistent on making "Gods will" the reason some men never repent.

Just what DO you blame satan for Mark?
---CraigA on 3/7/12


Are poeple "smart enough to know that spouses aren't supposed to be abusive and unfaithful?". If your argument applies in one place, why doesn't it apply in the other?

And just HOW are "people supposed to be smart enough to know Christians don't hurt others"? How are they supposed to learn this? By observing people who call themselves Christians. And when those people behave in an evil manner, people conclude that if some Christians behave thus (and other Christians let them), it must be how Christians normally behave. So, they reject God because of the bad apples (hence Paul's indictment).
---StrongAxe on 3/7/12

Eloy, you are right, it is not the habit of true Christians to hurt others, but many times they do. It does not mean that satan is somehow responsible. If we blame everything on him, we exclude ourselves from responsibilty to God. People just fail in life, and some many times. I remember that you hurt a lot of people by condemning them, but it didn't mean you were not saved, it just meant that you also failed. Some faill worse then others, but you asked for forgiveness with a sincere heart. The person that hurt you now has to ask for forgiveness from God for her own self. She is responsible for herself.
---Mark_V. on 3/7/12

Strongax, People should be smart enough to know that true Christians do not hurt others, this is not magically knowing the truth, but common sense. Satan can disguise himself as an angel of light, just as there are Christian imposters, but it is up to us to discern that he is the adversary and the devil whom is pretending to be an angel, and this he does in order to get us to welcome him onto our own destruction. As a fish swims by the bate, his eye captures the bate and bites down upon it, not knowing that there is a hook hidden inside of the bate, which is set to seize the life of the fish, and before the fish can change his mind or even comprehend what is happening, he is being yanked mightily out of his life.
---Eloy on 3/7/12

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I totally agree - there's an old Scottish proverb: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me".

What I don't get though, is how you think it's reasonable for people who are hurt to be cautious about being hurt again - BUT - this does NOT apply to people who are hurt by so-called Christians, and their victims are expected to somehow magically know that these people aren't really Christians.

It is this very reason why Paul issued the scathing indictment, "'My name is blasphemed among the nations BECAUSE OF YOU' as it is written" - that many people curse God because they think he's evil, based on the evil done to them by those who claim to be speaking for God.
---StrongAxe on 3/6/12

Strongax, Most of us have been persecuted by someone, and the evil they inflicted on us changes our behavior towards them. In my hurt I learned to hate that evil woman, and everyone associated with her, then all women, then the whole human race, then God for letting it all happen- all because of one evil person. We are built to survive, and defend ourselves against the cruelty of others. And I know that forgiving an offender whom has hurt and destroyed us changes many things. We do not have to understand it all, we only have to practice it, to forgive that is. Forgiveness is a component of compassion, which is awesome, to actually care for someone whom has persecuted us. This is what Jesus commands us to do, and then let him do the rest.
---Eloy on 3/6/12


EXACTLY. And once a non-Christian is betrayed by someone who is a Christian (whether that person really is, or is just calling himself a Christian but not living by the principles Christ taught), that person will NOT be interested in interacting with anyone else calling himself a Christian either, for fear of being betrayed AGAIN.

So how are the two situations different?

How is the first person's recitence to be betrayed reasonable, while the non-Christians reticence to be betrayed unreasonable?
---StrongAxe on 3/6/12

MarkV, Thank you. Jesus told me to not be so hard against the posters, and not to always reply defensively but to go slower, and some words do not need a reply: and I always obey whatever he tells me to do. But make no mistake Mark, my God still requires justice: Jesus did not tell me to set aside righteousness, for I am still commanded to lift up the standard. I post the truth, but I am to do it more palatably which he says will help more. "Put up again your sword into his place, do you think that the Almighty needs defending?" Praise God, I will not be so quick to war, but I will foster love.
---Eloy on 3/6/12

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strongax, You asked if what I posted, is the same thing as what you posted. And the answer is No, it is not the same.
My word is: Once betrayed, there is no desire for another betrayal.
And your word is: Eloy says it is right to mistrust all spouses.

Because NonChristians lie saying they are Christians and then they persecute Jews, does not mean that Christians persecute Jews. And if they "assume" so, then that is those Jews misjudgment for believing the lie. And the Jews are responsible to know Christ and Christians before misjudging them as NonChristian persecuters.
---Eloy on 3/6/12

Eloy, I just wanted to say that I have seen your answers for the past three or four weeks and I'm so proud of you. I really am. You are not coming down on anyone. I truely believe God has made a miracle we all have so much prayed for. You have changed. I always knew you would. I thank the Lord for bringing you this conviction and change. I might not agree with all your answers, but the way you answer others is awesome. Praise God.
---Mark_V. on 3/6/12


You said: I never think nor said treat all spouses as suspect, that is what you are posting and not me.

Oh? Earlier you said: Once betrayed, why would a person ever trust to join with another spouse? for whom is to say that another man would not cheat against her the exact same way?

Isn't this saying that, once someone is betrayed by one bad spouse, they are right to mistrust ALL spouses?

Also, if (say) Jews were persecuted by people calling themselves Christians, and from this assumed all Christians are evil, how could they possibly know not all Christians do this, or that these aren't real Christians at all? Who could correct them? Even if their perception is incorrect, it is reasonable.
---StrongAxe on 3/6/12

Strongax, I never think nor said treat all spouses as suspect, that is what you are posting and not me. Also I have not said it is unreasonable to treat all Christians as suspect because of their experience with a bad Christian, as a matter of fact I never said there is such a thing as a bad Christian: for there is no such thing as a bad Christian. There are good Christians and there are NonChristians, and there is no such thing as a bad Christian.

And you ask what makes one situation different from the other? I do not know, for I have not stated either situation that you have posted.
It stands to reason if an evil spouse betrays and destroys you then you will not be quick to join again with another- "Once burned, twice shy."
---Eloy on 3/5/12

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OK, let me rephrase that. You think it's perfectly reasonable for one mistreated person to treat all spouses as suspect because of their bad experience with one bad spouse.

Yet you say it is UNREASONABLE for ons mistreated person to treat all Christians as suspect because of their experience with one bad Christian.

What makes one situation different from the other?
---StrongAxe on 3/5/12

strongax, Not so. I am rightly judging as to WHY a betrayed spouse would ever be quick to remarry again, when the betrayed one truly loved their spouse. It makes no sense to me. I speak from experience. My God hates divorce.
---Eloy on 3/5/12


You say that one should not judge all Christians by the actions of one bad one. But aren't you doing exactly the same thing, by judging all spouses by the actions of one bad one?
---StrongAxe on 3/5/12

strongax, Once betrayed, why would a person ever trust to join with another spouse? for whom is to say that another man would not cheat against her the exact same way? You see marriage is sacred, where the two become one flesh, not three or four or five fleshes, but one flesh: and whenever a spouse sleeps with a third party they are defiling that holiness of union, which often times brings in all manner of disease both physical and spiritual and psychological, and not only a curse of lifelong disease, but sometimes contracting fatal disease. I am not sure if any stats have been run, but I would strongly venture that divorcees have a higher incidence of contracting cancer, than nondivorcees. My God hates divorce.
---Eloy on 3/5/12

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Perhaps because she wants to be with a husband who WON'T defile the marriage bed?

Also, while adultery is one reason for divorce, many people divorce without either party having committed adultery beforehand.


Perhaps you overlooked the "except for" clauses in the two verses you quoted?
---StrongAxe on 3/4/12

Widowers are free to remarry, and whomever he chooses to marry onto himself is the widower's affair. The question I have is, Why would a divorcee remarry another man if the first man she married defiled her marriage bed? And why are people so quick to jump from relationship to relationship? does not anybody truly love their spouse, seeing how that they are so quick to replace them with another?
---Eloy on 3/3/12

you know something? If I fell in love and wanted to get married I would do exactly that. My husband passed going on 5 yrs ago and I can tell you I would marry if I wanted to.
---shira4368 on 3/3/12

God is full of grace and mercy. Ask Him if you should remarry. I don't agree with everything that people are writing here. Follow the voice of the Shephard and don't be concerned with what others say.
---Ann_Leidel on 3/3/12

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I've known many men, and women, in exactly the same situation as this.

As soon as they got married, the couples fell away from the church. Not sure about just WHY.

Maybe the adultery became too much to handle. Or, maybe the couples got tired of being questioned about their sinful living.

Adultery IS sin, in case you've forgotten. And sinful adultery is NOT at all pleasing to GOD our Father. Ever.

I'd advise men, and women, in this type of situation to just be Friends. And keep it that way.
---Sag on 3/2/12

Here's your answer direct from Jesus Christ and may He open your heart to the understanding of His Word.

"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." Matthew 5:32

"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." Matthew 19:9

Do not justify that because her husband is cheating on her, it's ok for you to marry her. Regardless, she's still married before the eyes of God.
---christan on 3/2/12

But what I find funny and Nana dont get too mad!
If you dont want to commit adultery with her dont marry her.
But if all your worry about is adultery.

Look here! James the lord brother said:
For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
So are you keeping the whole law? If not!

Christ said:
If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?

Look at what Paul said:
If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.

If he can, love her with all his heart.
---TheSeg on 3/2/12

"Yes & No"! "Yes", you are free to get married if your wife has died, but "no", you shouldn't consider marriage to a divorced woman regardless of her situation.
---wivv on 3/1/12

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The rules for marriage are Civil only, governments simply allow clergy to perform marriages in their respective jurisdictions [Clergy are free to refuse to perform a marriage the deem elastically inappropriate but the parties are free to find other clergy or non clergy who are lawfully qualified to perform the service.] General if she is of legal age, has a divorce recognized in the jurisdiction where you will be married, is not a close blood relative, and free form communicable disease there should be no legal problems in a marriage to her.

You still have significantly less than a 50% chance that it will be successful as both parties have been previously married, but marriage success statistics are not germane to the question.
---Blogger9211 on 3/1/12

Tricky question.

Not all MSS of the NT have the escape clause "except for adultery."

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/1/12

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