Marriage and Divorce
Written By Bishop V. Bush
Is it right to divorce and remarry?
This has been
the practice among religious people for many years. But this is not right.
Many people get married and when something goes wrong, they will get a divorce
and marry someone
else, and confess to be saved and living a godly life. No one can put away
his/her wife or husband and be right. This is contrary to the scripture.
"But 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
You cannot get into the kingdom of God in adultery.
Some will say
that they put their wife away for committing fornication after they have been
married for years. That is not so, because married people cannot commit
fornication. This is only among unmarried people.
What Jesus meant when He said
"whosoever shall put away his wife
except it be for fornication"
is, if a man marries a woman with the intention of marrying a virgin, and she
deceives him as such and they get married and he takes her in and discovers she
is not a virgin, he can divorce her and marry someone else. That is what Jesus
Christ meant in Matthew 5:32, 19:9. Also in Deuteronomy 22:13-19
"If a man
take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her, and give occasions of speech
against her, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and
when I came to her, I found her not a maid: Then shall the father of the damsel,
and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel's virginity unto
the elders of the city in the gate; and the damsel's father shall say unto the
elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her; and, lo, he
hath given occasions of speech against her, saying, I found not thy daughter a
maid; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter's virginity. And they shall
spread the cloth before the elders of the city. And the elders of that city
shall take that man and chastise him; and they shall amerce him in an hundred
shekels of silver, and give them unto the father of the damsel, because he hath
brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel; and she shall be his wife; he
may not put her away all his days."
reader, that is the only way a man can put his wife away and remarry, not for
adultery but for fornication only.
that if you got married while you were a sinner and get saved and your wife or
husband did not, that marriage does not count. That is not the truth. Hebrews
is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled, but whoremongers and adulterers God
So if you got
married while out of the church or in, it is honourable. After you get in church
you cannot put away your unsaved wife or husband. Romans 7:1-3 says,
ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath
dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 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 and 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."
that after you have left your wife or husband you can get married to someone
else using the scripture in 1 Corinthians 7:9 saying,
"It is better to marry than to
understanding that do not mean if you have left your wife or husband you can
marry someone else. Let's look at this scripture for what it means. This
scripture is talking to unmarried and widows, not to married people. 1
"I say therefore to the unmarried
and widows,.....it is better to marry than to burn."
This is for the unmarried and widows. Now the 10th and 11th verse will deal with
the married people.
unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, let not the wife depart
from her husband; but and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be
reconciled to her husband; and let not the husband put away his wife."
So you see dear reader, divorce and
remarriage is totally contrary to God's word. You will never get into the
kingdom of God that way.
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