The Biblical View On Divorce And Remarriage.


Shared by Apostle James R Winfree Sr,


First of all, marriage is of GOD alone and His perfect plan was the man and the woman would become one flesh, just as GOD took on the flesh of Christ and became one with Jesus, you remember in John 10:30  the Lord Jesus said I and My Father are One and our heavenly Father's Name is One, JESUS. Is 9:6. Amen.


The Bible gives very sound guidance regarding remarriage after a divorce. 


In Matthew 19:9, Jesus says, "And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery." Some interpret this to mean that if a marriage ends because of infidelity on the part of one party, the innocent party is free to remarry.


Divorce and remarriage are also allowed if a born-again faithful spouse was sent away, remained single, and the divorcing spouse died. First Corinthians 7:39 says, "A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord." Like a widow, if a man or woman remained faithful to their wedding vows before and after the marriage, death releases them.


Finally, remarriage is Not GOD'S perfect will for mankind, Nor is it encouraged, even, between the couple that originally divorced (1 Corinthians 7:11). Deuteronomy 24:1-4 gives the stipulation that neither party marries someone else in the meantime. A reconciled marriage is one of the great blessings God grants those who follow Him. Would GOD ever divorce Jesus so why do some many Ministers and Pastors of our day remarry because their flesh is weak and out of control and they still try to lead GOD'S people being out of biblical order?


There are more verses that explain when it is not appropriate to remarry after divorce. Matthew 5:32 says that if a man divorces his wife, he causes her to commit adultery (assuming that she remarried). Mark 10:11 says that any man who divorces his wife and remarries commits adultery against his first wife. And 1 Corinthians 7:11 says that if a wife leaves her husband, she should remain unmarried or reconcile to her husband.


The Bible is clear that remarriage is permitted to the innocent spouse whose divorce was due to ( Unfaithfulness before they were married, meaning fornication ) adultery and to the faithful spouse who is released by death. But Scripture does not command people to remarry. First Corinthians 7:32-35 was written to Christians who were about to go through horrible persecution, but the words are still worth considering today:


I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord. But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife, and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband. I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.


The grounds for divorce given in the Bible feel incredibly strict. Tenderer hearts wish to allow remarriage for abused spouses, people who became believers after the divorce, and even Christians who have grown more mature in their faith. It is entirely possible that GOD will call those in such circumstances to remarry. Such specifics just aren't found in Scripture. At the Judgement  Day GOD, Himself will be the Judge of all marriages, we may get by here on earth, But at the Judgement, we all must give an answer to GOD the Judge. Amen.


We Are Leading All Souls To GOD Our Blessed SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.


Apostle James R Winfree Sr, Online Love Fellowship Jesus Christ Nations Media Ministries.


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