Divorced Christians Who Married Again
Are NOT In Adultery! (Adultry)
A christian who needs a divorce and considers remarriage will not be in adultery! Divorce from a bad or unrighteous marriage is a right from God to His children. Christians who were divorced and remarried have been wrongly labeled to be in adultery. It's just not true!
They Say We Have A Spouse Yet We're Unmarried
We have been incorrectly taught and blindly believe that once a person is divorced, they somehow still have a spouse. They cannot get married again. This lie is designed to keep people in bondage their entire lives. To see how much your mind has been conditioned, answer the following questions:
If you were divorced or your spouse was deceased, would you still have a mate? Of course not! Let me ask the same question a different way. If you are a woman and your husband was divorced from you or deceased, would you have a husband? And if you are a man and your wife was divorced from you or deceased, would you have a wife? To seek answers to these simple questions may seem silly, but if we have answered them as Yes, thats what weve been taught.
We have been told that a person cannot get married once they have been divorced because their spouse is alive, even though after the divorce they dont have a spouse; but once that spouse dies, they can then get married. In the case of a woman who has been divorced, it is NOT true that their HUSBAND is alive, but it IS true that their FORMER HUSBAND is alive. To put it another way, we were told that we were bound (married) to someone when we werent. We were quoted that a wife is BOUND by law as long as her husband lives [thats if she has one, but a divorced woman doesnt have a husband]; but if her husband dies, she is at liberty to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord (1Corinthians 7:39).
This isolated Scripture was used as an illustration by the Apostle Paul to give an example of when a person dies; they are no longer under the law. Paul was NOT teaching about divorce.
How then can we accept that we have a spouse when were not married? When a person is divorced, they dont have a husband or wife. This means they are not bound to someone. This Scripture is for the person who is MARRIED and wants to marry someone else while they are still married to another. You cant be married to two people at the same time. If youre divorced, you CAN get married again BECAUSE YOU DONT HAVE A HUSBAND OR WIFE. Simply, youre single or unmarried, if divorced.
I say to the UNMARRIED and widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I [the Apostle Paul] am; but if they cannot exercise self-control, LET THEM MARRY. FOR IT IS BETTER TO MARRY THAN TO BURN WITH PASSION (1Corinthians 7:8,9). Who would burn with passion the most: the person who was NEVER married, who never knew a close intimate relationship and the pleasures of sex, or the person who had been married? God knows the power and pull that a sexually intimate relationship has on a person once they are separated from their spouse. Thats why He said concerning prayer and fasting, Do not deprive one another [sexually] except with consent for a time, that you may give yourself to fasting and prayer; AND COME TOGETHER AGAIN SO THAT SATAN DOES NOT TEMPT YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR LACK OF SELF-CONTROL (1Corinthians 7:5).
Also see Article: Christian Divorce and Remarriage, The Lost Truth.
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