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You will NOT find one instance of GOD allowed re-marriage in the Bible — except in the death of a spouse. Moses allowed it because of the hardness of the hearts of the Jewish men — but NOT God. God issued His Bride Israel a spiritual bill of divorcement BUT He has not gone away to find another to marry but will bring His Wife to be with Him forever in splendor and glory. How about the unfaithfulness of the Bride of Christ — the Church? For all our unfaithfulness to our heavenly Husband, we will be presented to Him at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb washed clean; sanctified and glorified. . . .
The reason there is divorce and remarriage in the Church is because of the hardness of men’s hearts. Folks remarry because they will not forgive — because we are not willing to admit we are wrong. The hardness of a man’s heart is pride. Pride is at the root of all sin. However, when we walk in humility, there is no pride because we are walking the way Christ walked. Christ is our example in everything. Do you have an unfaithful spouse? Love them and Forgive them. Do you have an abusive spouse? Move to safety, but Love them and Forgive them. Love them and Forgive them. Pray that they will be delivered from their bondage. Pray for their salvation! And then Pray them back home!! In Jesus’ Name, folks. In HIS Name!
Below are Scriptures taken from the KJV Bible. I took them from there as the modern versions of the Bible do not contain some of these verses below. These are not all inclusive but they are a very clear and Biblical stance on the Marriage relationship; Husband to Wife, God to His Bride Israel, and Christ to His Bride the Church. Use God’s Word in your prayer time. Hold His Word up to Him! God says His Word will not return to Him without accomplishing that for which He has sent it!
What GOD Says on Marriage, Divorce and REmarriage —
Marriage [is] honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his WIFE: and they shall be one flesh.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s WIFE
Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour’s WIFE, to defile thyself with her.
And the priest shall charge her by an oath, and say unto the woman, If no man have lain with thee, and if thou hast not gone aside to uncleanness [with another] instead of thy HUSBAND, be thou free from this bitter water that causeth the curse:
Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour’s WIFE. . . .
And her HUSBAND arose, and went after her, to speak friendly unto her, [and] to bring her again, having his servant with him, and a couple of asses: and she brought him into her father’s house: and when the father of the damsel saw him, he rejoiced to meet him.
Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the WIFE of thy youth.
A virtuous woman [is] a crown to her HUSBAND. . . .
[Whoso] findeth a WIFE findeth a good [thing], and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
They say, If a man put away his WIFE, and she go from him, and become another man’s, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD.
[But as] a wife that committeth adultery, [which] taketh strangers instead of her HUSBAND!
Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbour’s WIFE: and shall ye possess the land?
And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find [them]: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first HUSBAND; for then [was it] better with me than now.
Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the WIFE of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet she is thy companion, and the WIFE of thy covenant.
And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the WIFE of his youth.
27Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
28But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
29And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.
30And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.
31It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
32But 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. (See An Argument on Fornication vs Adultery here)
33Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:
The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his WIFE for every cause?
And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his WIFE: and they twain shall be one flesh?
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.
For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother’s WIFE.
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his WIFE;
And if a woman shall put away her HUSBAND, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from [her] HUSBAND committeth adultery.
For the woman which hath an HUSBAND is bound by the law to [her] HUSBAND so long as he liveth; but if the HUSBAND be dead, she is loosed from the law of [her] HUSBAND.
So then if, while [her] HUSBAND liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her HUSBAND be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
1 Corinthians 7:2
Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own HUSBAND.
1 Corinthians 7:3
Let the HUSBAND render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the HUSBAND.
1 Corinthians 7:4
The wife hath not power of her own body, but the HUSBAND: and likewise also the HUSBAND hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
1 Corinthians 7:10
And unto the married I command, [yet] not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from [her] HUSBAND:
1 Corinthians 7:11
But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to [her] HUSBAND: and let not the HUSBAND put away [his] wife.
1 Corinthians 7:12
But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a WIFE that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
1 Corinthians 7:13
And the woman which hath an HUSBAND that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
1 Corinthians 7:14
For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the WIFE, and the unbelieving WIFE is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
1 Corinthians 7:16
For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save [thy] HUSBAND? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save [thy] wife?
1 Corinthians 7:27
Art thou bound unto a WIFE? seek not to be loosed. . . . .
1 Corinthians 7:39
The wife is bound by the law as long as her HUSBAND liveth; but if her HUSBAND be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.
1 Timothy 3:2
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one WIFE, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
1 Timothy 3:12
Let the deacons be the husbands of one WIFE, ruling their children and their own houses well.
If any be blameless, the husband of one WIFE, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
1 Peter 3:7
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with [them] according to knowledge, giving honour unto the WIFE, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; [so] that your prayers be not hindered.
Question: Can anyone tell me why they think the sin of REmarriage atones for the sin of Divorce? Can you tell me why we think that the SIN of Divorce and REmarriage are the only two sins that man commits against his relationship with God and against his own body that are ALLOWED by God? I mean we seem to think that God will look the other way. After all God forgives us for our sins, right? Galatians 5:13 says that while we were called to be free (forgiven), we are not to use that freedom in order to indulge our sinful nature! In other words, we think we can sin now and then just ask for forgiveness later. Divorce was not God’s plan for his creation. Divorce is an evil that still continues as it has since the days of Moses — because of the hardness of men’s hearts. REmarriage is an indulgent and perpetual sin! How so? It is a relationship where adultery takes place CONTINUALLY. One cannot continue to repent of a sin they are NOT willing to remove from their life. Without true repentance, there is no forgiveness for sin.
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