Matthew 19:9 (ESV) And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery. Note that Jesus does not say this is the only reason for divorce. We find other reasons for divorce in Scripture.
- 1 What did the Bible say about divorce?
- 2 Is divorce and remarriage a sin?
- 3 What are the biblical reasons for divorce?
- 4 What is God’s law on divorce?
- 5 Can divorce be forgiven by God?
- 6 Can a man remarry after divorce according to the Bible?
- 7 Is it OK to marry a divorce man?
- 8 What does the Bible say about marriage problems?
What did the Bible say about divorce?
The New American Bible translates this passage as: But I say to you, whoever divorces his wife (unless the. marriage is unlawful) causes her to commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
Is divorce and remarriage a sin?
No. Although we may want to personally exercise “grace” and say remarriage after divorce is not a sin, the Bible clearly calls remarriage after divorce a sin because marriage only ends in death, not in divorce. The ends (a godly remarried couple) does not justify or rationalize a sin (remarriage after divorce).
What are the biblical reasons for divorce?
There are two clear biblical reasons where divorce is allowed. The first one being adultery/sexual immorality. The teachers of the Jewish law, who were the Scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees, had applied Moses’ teaching on divorce in extremely general terms and avoided understanding God’s heart on the matter of divorce.
What is God’s law on divorce?
And, as Jesus said, this creation law still governs all humankind. Jesus said in Matthew 19:9, “I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery.” Jesus restored God’s creation law rather than merely commenting on the law of Moses.
Can divorce be forgiven by God?
The truth is, God is more for the divorce than He is for the marriage. But He IS able to change a heart to stop the unclean and unrighteous acts if that person will call out and yield their life totally to Him. There are also many helpful articles for Christians facing divorce at this site.
Can a man remarry after divorce according to the Bible?
Whether a Christian who has divorced their mate on biblical grounds is free to remarry is a question of scripture. Their spiritual status has not changed in any way in the eyes of the Lord or the church. Jesus gives permission for someone to remarry when adultery has taken place.
Is it OK to marry a divorce man?
All the relationship advice around agrees that it is perfectly fine to date a divorced man. Sure, a divorce happens when two people agree they cannot be together anymore, but you are not his ex, and it’s entirely possible that you can have long term relationships with this man and maybe even marry him.
What does the Bible say about marriage problems?
Constant Conflict – ( Ephesians 5:33 ) If your marriage is filled with conflict, don’t give up. “If your marriage is filled with conflict, don’t give up.” This scripture instructs a husband to love his wife as he loves himself and that his wife must respect him.