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Divorce and Remarriage

August 14, 2015
Divorce and Remarriage

One day I began to pray for God to open my eyes to His truth and not let me believe any false doctrine/lies I may have believed. To my surprise, I was convicted almost right away in the area of my current marriage of twelve-plus years. We are both divorced from spouses. I was divorced twice before I was 22 years old.

In the last year or so, whenever I have asked God for confirmation, I have been consistently and repeatedly convicted from scripture that my husband and I were never meant to have been married and are, in truth, adulterers.

Our church is not convinced and we have been encouraged, admonished and lectured to continue living as married, even by other Christian leaders to whom I’ve spoken about this issue.

We have two young children and we still live together in separate bedrooms; we have lived like this for about ten months. The scripture the different “churches” use to support a remarriage after divorce are vague. The scripture against remarriage after divorce are not even slightly vague; they are clear and concise.

Reading your marriage stuff makes me emotional; I feel like I’ve only done well ignoring or suppressing any “wife” feelings. Usually I pray that God remove unclean thoughts and feelings from me and I don’t think about the marriage part much at all. Of course there is stress, and tension...well, I’m sure you can guess this has not been smooth sailing.

I’m wondering if you are willing to offer me a glass-full of that vinegar you specialize in — i.e., your thoughts in terms that most sane people would shy away from using — because for some reason I feel compelled to ask for it. Thank you.

— A Concerned Wife

Mike answers…

This couple is going to be very happy to read my new book The Bible on Divorce and Remarriage.

Historically, Christians have been divided on the issue of divorce and remarriage, many institutions and theologies coming down on the side that it is adultery to remarry while one’s former spouse is still alive. This is consistent with the words of Jesus in Matthew 5:32, 19:9 and the words of the Apostle Paul in Romans 7:1-3. Others stand by the words of Paul in 1 Corinthians 7:15, 27-28 where he clearly declares that it is not a sin to marry again if you were “put away” (abandoned or divorced) by an unbelieving spouse. There seems to be a conflict in Scripture regarding divorce and remarriage. You do not have to pick a side to the exclusion of the other. There is harmony. In this book you will see Scripture like you never saw it before.

This $9.95 book will be available Nov. 1st, 2015; you can also pre-order now—just call our order line at 866-292-9936 and ask for Item #2350-10.

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2 comments on “Divorce and Remarriage”

  1. So wish your new book was available NOW! It may come too late for a dearly beloved son considering-planning marriage to a divorced young woman who is a growing new Christian.

  2. Thank You, Lord, that we are under your grace. It is not the laws that make us holy. It is your righteousness placed upon us thru faith in Jesus’ completed work of justification. The law brought us to your love, grace and mercy.
    This wife needs to rest in the grace of The Lord. He doesn’t demand law-keeping. He will not be pleased with a wife who neglects her husband and along the way harms her children by doing so all in the name of keeping the law. What kind of a merciful, loving, gracious God will they see if she does that? Falling from grace is a terrible thing.
    Sure, she should not have divorced etc, but that is already done. All that is left is the grace she has been called to live in. Oh, Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me! A wretch is not always a prodigal. Sometimes it is the pharisee....trying to please The Father by their own works.
    NOTHING will please Him apart from FAITH. Faith in His righteousness, His goodness, His love, His mercy. Oh, may this wife know His great love for her, find rest in it, and overflow with love for her husband and children!!!