[Bible Question from Sweden about remarriage] Hi. First of all I want to thank you so much for declaring God’s truth in a world where people have corrupted & twisted His word so much. So far I really respect your faith as I see the fear of the Lord in all your texts and teachings. They are in accordance with the scripture. I want to know… about remarriage while the other spouse is alive? Both after a divorce in a case of adultery & after a divorce for any other reason. And if you believe it is a state of adultery, what do you suggest should be happening. Does a true repentance mean to leave the current spouse/adulterous relationship? Thanks so much & many blessings.
Truth About Remarriage
[Bible Answer] Greetings in Jesus’ name. Thanks for the encouraging words. If a person remarries while their spouse is alive, the Biblical evidence regarding it points to adultery! I would prefer to teach otherwise, but the weight of Biblical evidence doesn’t support such. People who disagree tend to hang on Mt. 19:9 and Mt. 5:32, but both passages could have a totally different way of viewing the exceptional clause in those verses, especially in light of Rom. 7:2,3 and 1 Cor. 7:39. Please see Divorce, Remarriage and Adultery. Without doubt, ALL divorces and subsequent “remarriages” are adulterous when sexual immorality wasn’t the cause of the divorce. God would see such a couple like any unmarried couple just “living together” in sexual sin. True repentance for them or the illegitimately married church goer (those in an adulterous marriage) would mean the sexual contact must cease and forgiveness found. This subject of divorce and remarriage is probably the most volatile issue of our day because there have been so many families affected by it. Many preachers refrain from addressing this subject out of fear of offending their supporters, but imperil their SOULS by remaining silent in our adulterous day.
Adultery Is Spiritually Lethal
Clearly, the sin of adultery will exclude one from God’s kingdom (1 Cor. 6:9,10; Rev. 21:8). Christian singles need to be instructed on this topic before they get entangled by it. John the Baptist was martyred because he preached against that type of adultery (Mark 6:17-27)!