ANSWERS: 23
  • Until death do us part, it means if you are to week to stay married that the marriage was a frud in the first place. 1 time is supposed to be it but yet that is laughed at these days.
  • Here, maybe this definition by the Devil's Dictionary can give you some perspective on the subject: "CHRISTIAN, n. One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbor. One who follows the teachings of Christ in so far as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin."
  • Why is a book written by a barbaric bronze age tribe supposed to be fair compared with modern standarts?
  • What it is saying is that if you get a divorce for any other reason but adultery and then remarry, that remarriage or having sex with someone else other than your original spouse, is adultery. Adultery doesn't have to end a marriage, but it can. When someone has sex outside of marriage, then that makes a break or divorce possible. If the one that was innocent takes them back, has sex with them again, then they are still married. If you seek a divorce because your mate commited adultery, you can remarry and it's not a sin for you. It's not adultery because that marriage was broken by the other person. If you divorce someone for other reasons, then the marriage isn't biblically broken and it would be adultery on your part.
    • Anoname
      This is Biblically correct. The one that cheated is barred from future marriages. The non cheater is free to remarry.
  • I think you are oversimplifying what the New Testament says. It's a little deeper than that.
  • I don't think that is commiting adultery - however I am too young to understand marriage and divorces, I know what adultery is. I don't think that should be counted as adultery though.
  • Fairly simple point here. Divorce is not allowed in the Bible and neither is it officially tolerated by the Catholic Church for that reason. It is taught that a marriage in the Bible is for life and the words. "What God has joined let no man put asunder." Actually is meant exactly as it is stated. A marriage once made, can'rt be unmade in the eyes of God according to the Bible. Therefore relations with another person after marriage is adultery.
  • God's word is law. We must accept it. The Creator must be obeyed wheather you see it fair or not.
  • Christ is quoted as saying when responding to a question why a written bill of divorce was written into the law of Moses, (Matt 19 vs. 8) 8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. This means that because the people had hard hearts Moses wrote the law to include this but this was not included in the law before that time. He taught a higher law.
  • Don't get married unless you think it will last. Don't take the bible too seriously.
  • Well you've gotten several answers from Christians, so here is the atheist perspective. Despite what some folks may lead you to believe, atheists are normally very moral folks. However they derive their morals from their character, their upbringing, and the inherent sense of right and wrong built into all of us. That being said, I think this is a matter of practicality. People aren't always going to make the right choice in a marriage. Or, what may initially be the right choice may not be later as things change at no fault to either party. Therefore, although divorce is unpleasant it is necessary and doesn't have to be looked at so negatively. Sometimes two people just agree to do separate things, and peacefully part. If you believe the Christians you are going to live a life of unnecessary guilt and fear. Getting a divorce because its the right thing for everyone is much better than cheating. We can all agree cheating is not a good thing to be doing, but if you are divorced there is nothing wrong with finding someone new.
  • If you believe in the bible then yes it is a sin to get divorced. Most people however pick and choose what is or is not a sin according to what is going on in their lives. Thats why all of this is so confusing to me.
  • The bible sets out marriage as a permanent arrangement. Wise of our Creator, since children are often the result of the union, and they need both parents. According to the Bible, the ONLY grounds for divorce WITH THE PROSPECT OF REMARRIAGE is adultery. To 'adulterate' something is to pollute or contaminate it. If one mate cheats, he/she has contaminated the marital relationship. It's up to the innocent mate to decide whether to salvage the marriage. This doesn't mean a Christian is required to stay in a relationship if they're being physically abused, or there is willful non-support,...however, biblically, a divorce on these grounds does not free one to remarry.
  • Where does it say that 2nd half of that? Please cite so I know what you are talking about. For the life of me, I can't remember anything in the bible about remarrying someone that you already divorced being adulterous.
  • I just think it's funny that some people still actually believe The Bible is the word of God.
  • This issue can be confusing so after researching this matter some years ago I tried to come up with an easy to understand way of explaing it. Here's my take on these scriptures, but if you disagree follow what you believe God would expect of you. It's true that God only acknowledges divorce by infidelity as valid, and even then He'd prefer the couple work it out rather than get divorced. This said - when a divorce occurs (for infidlity) then the person who cheated and caused the break up to occur doesn't have the right to ask God to accept thier marrying anyone else EVER. The cheated on spouse on the other hand is free to remarry any ELIGABLE person they wish. Those who are divorced in man's eyes for other reasons remains married to thier original spouse in God's sight. Therefore any remarrying is adultry towards thier true - first - spouse.
  • Seriously, no joking, people really need to stop taking the bible so literally. It's old and outdated, this is 2008 not 7B.C. there are different morals and laws in place. You get divorced, you turn in your papers, if you want to marry another person, you go through the same process, you are then married and that is your faithful concubine, it is not adultery once the divorce is final from the first marriage.
  • The law is there in Matthew 5:32 "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." One's thoughts, if one is being frank, are that it is not very practical, that if strictly adhered to it would tie many into marriages that are not working or have ceased to work, for whatever reason, and that can mean misery. The Islamic approach is slightly different. Marriage is regarded as a social contract between two parties, they can terminate it when there is an irretrievable breakdown. If there is no injustice involved then there is no sin associated with it. It seems more mature and more practical.
  • that is not quite what it says....there are biblical grounds for divorce and as long as they are followed, then re marrying is not considered adultery. 99% of divorces are not biblically sound.
  • Matthew 23:31-32 31 “Moreover it was said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 However, I say to YOU that everyone divorcing his wife, except on account of fornication, makes her a subject for adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. Here is the scripture... it's not too hard to follow.
  • i dislike this topic and the topic of do we know our loved ones in heaven, people are very touchy.... Moses said u could divorce...not God , he never intended this...Jesus said u could put away, divorce, but could not marry another and if u could remain single , go back....a widow and a widower can marry, they fullfilled their vow, til death do u part...a widow/widower cannot marry a divorcee, his/her spouse is still alive..he/she would therefore committ adultery, cause the widow/widower and the ex to committ adultery...a bachelor marries a woman who has been divorced and the woman committs adultery, causes the bachelor to committ adultery and if the ex remarries, she caused him to committ because he would not of committed if she had not divorced in the first place.... Genesis 2:23,24,25 God's Intentions & the 1st marriage= "This is it!" Adam exclaimed. "She is part of my own bone and flesh! Her name is 'woman' because she is taken out of a man." This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his WIFE in such a way that the TWO become ONE person.Now although the man and woman were both naked, (had not eaten of tree yet)neither of them was embarrassed or ashamed... God intended to become ONE and ONE cannot divorce itself.... these are not only my thoughts,they are my reasonings of the Word...which like I said most ask and when I speak it most are very mad.....but hey..the truth only hurts the guilty party as my grandma always said....
  • 8-28-2017 Chapter and verse, please. We can not discuss bull-oney that you made up, and what we do discuss has to be in context. So state the chapter and verse where you found this material.
  • For a Christian (aside from death, which automatically breaks the marriage tie) the only other way it may be broken is on the ground of “sexual immorality,” which causes the offending one to become one flesh with an illicit partner. It therefore may be used -by the innocent party- as a ground for dissolving the marriage if that one chooses to do so, and the innocent one may then remarry. (Mt 5:32; Ro 7:2, 3) Sincerely E

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