The Problem of Divorce and Remarriage in The Congregations of Our Day
The Holy Bible clearly commands that the wife is bound by the law to her husband until death.
“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 Corinthians 7:39)
Know 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 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.
Therefore, there is not to be divorce and remarriage under any situation ever.
There are no exceptions!
Passages such as Matthew 5:32 and Matthew 19:9 are being used currently to teach that divorce and remarriage are permissible by fornication.
Congregations traditionally in the past have correctly understood this, but especially in recent years, this rule has been completely set aside, and the result is that divorce rates are as high within the church bodies globally as with the lost outside secular world.
Marriage is God’s holiest instutition by far.
Virtually every denomination has made provision(s) for divorce, and the result of this has been grave and severe upon society as a whole.
There are broken homes, mixed-up children, single parents, etc.
The solution is to go back to the Biblical statues and commandments of God pertaining to no divorce and remarriage, but we do not see this happening for a lack of Godly leadership in most pulpits.
By R. Dean