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S/O Remarrying after a divorce equals living in sin

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Question: Have you been married by a pastor for a second or more marriage or have attempted to get married? Did the pastor refuse you for no other reason that the fact it is not your first marriage?


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So according to the scriptures if you remarry after you divorce for non sexual immorality (or if the spouse leaves you) then you are living in sin. So if they church is head set on condemning homosexuals and not allowing their marriage why does the church not do the same to those who are divorced and possibly remarried?

1 Corinthians 7:15 ESV / 81 helpful votes

But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or sister is not enslaved. God has called you to peace.

Matthew 5:32 ESV / 64 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Matthew 19:9 ESV / 45 helpful votes

And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”

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EDIT TO ADD: These or NOT my beliefs. I myself is on my 3rd marriage and according to these scriptures that would mean I'm living in sin. So I'm not bashing anyone in any shape or form. Although I am a Christian I don't take the bible literally and find it very subjective. I personally think it's more than ok to divorce an remarry. My only point is to suggest that the majority of Christian American's are condemning one lifestyle to the point of refusing to allow them to be married even out side the church while practicing help others according to the literal scripture to live in sin.

A couple things I see that are being said. People are saying it's ok to divorce an abusive husband. Why I certainly believe that is true I have been unable to find literal scripture for it. If you know a scripture then please share. Second thing is people are saying you can divorce a non believer. Like many of you I was raised being told that too. But I have read scripture that actually says NOT to leave the unbeliever. If you have a literal scripture you would like to share that says otherwise please do.

To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her. 13 And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him. 14 For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy. 1 Corinthians 7:12

I would also like to add this verse for those that think it's a forgivable sin to remarry and stay with that spouse.

To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife. 1 Corinthians 7:10-11

And there is one person in here that's a little hung up on the word adultery being used opposed adulteress. Ok so here you go. It gets used here. And this verse also tells you how you will be free of this sin. Your 1st husband dies you will then be allowed to be with your second therefore able to receive forgiveness. It was also stated that the bible doesn't tell what to do. The verse I posted above says to the woman to remain unmarried or reconciled with her husband.

For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law that binds her to him. 3 So then, if she has sexual relations with another man while her husband is still alive, she is called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is released from that law and is not an adulteress if she marries another man. Romans 7:2-3

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by on May. 18, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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by New Member on May. 29, 2012 at 12:26 PM

you shall forgive, as your Father forgives; 7 x 70 x 77 times. We are a relationship with God, we are regifting this forgiveness.

by Silver Member on May. 29, 2012 at 7:17 PM

In all honesty, if something were to happen to my husband, I'd NEVER marry again.  Could never find another guy as good as yes, I do believe in the Christian version.

by Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 7:44 PM
As addendum to my original post. There was infidelity so a divorce was permitted. But I will give praise to God because he answered this question for us on March 3rd this year. My husband and I remarried thst day recognizing after 3 years of divorce that God put it together and we had no right to tear it apart.
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