Remarriage After Conversion (Divorce and Remarriage)

If you have experienced divorce, take heart and know that even God has been divorced.

And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also. Jer 3:8


Yes, God divorced Israel for your adultery! ( later he divorced Judah as well ) 

Also did you know that God told the Israelites to divorce their pagan wives in Ezra?

Yet there are men that will tell you God NEVER allows divorce under any circumstance.

There is a lot of false teaching out there as Jesus said it would be (Matthew 24) and it not only comes from those who are blatantly easy to recognize, it also comes in the form of what people think Christianity should look like via the anabaptist type/kingdom people today. 

 Denominational religions and most of the Mennonite, Amish, German Baptist, Kingdom (etc) groups all have false teachings in their theology.  See links exposing them at the end of this post.

 One very dangerous teaching is that if a person was divorced prior to becoming a new creation in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5), they teach that sin is not forgiven by God and a person must never marry anyone after conversion AND if they have, they are to divorce that person and some say, go back to the prior person.  

In this they and many other kingdom groups are hypocritical as they hold marriage is a life long bond that cannot be broken for ANY reason. But as we will show you, that is a lie or how else did God become divorced, why did God order it in Ezra or why did God ever allow divorce as He did with Moses? ( these same groups rightly reject "once saved always saved" because they say you can break your agreement/covenant with God for salvation yet they say a marriage ...which is a covenant... that can NEVER be broken ) 

They cannot have it both ways!
  
 Note: our stance is just as the Word instructs, we are against divorce if both parties are believers unless it be for fornication (Matthew 5:32).  The other situation would be if an unbelieving couple married and one became a believer (born from above John 3:3) and the unbelieving spouse was not pleased to dwell with them and divorced them, they are not under bondage as per 1 Corinthians 7. 

Jesus in his teaching on divorce was speaking to the belieing Jews. 

This particular article is for those who have had divorce PRIOR to being a born again believer and made a new creation in Christ. 
  
So let's look at 1 Corinthians 7:8-11 and see if Paul addresses anyone who has been divorced prior to conversion. Note: Corinth was a cess pool of seuxal sin so divorced people were surely part of the NT body there.
  
8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, it is good for them if they abide even as I. 
9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. 
10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: 
11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife. 
  
The greek word for 'unmarried' is: 
agamos and it means 'unmarried'. Not married.  In some cased, not married anymore.
  That means the person is not currently married. It does not mean 'never married' because let's look at verse 11. Paul just finishes instructing these born again believers that they are to stay married and the wife is not to depart from her husband…. 
  
11 But if she depart, let her remain unmarried (agamos) 
In today's language that would mean 'divorced'.
  
So verse 11 says if a woman who is married, (remember he's speaking to the born again believers) departs from her husband, let her remain 'unmarried/agamos' or be reconciled to her husband. So if a married woman departs from her husband, she is now agamos/unmarried/divorced.  
  
Didn't Paul just address the unmarried prior to that in verse 8. He said 'to the unmarried/agamos'...that would mean people who are not currently married and could have in their unregenerate state departed from their spouse, or been departed from. 
  
So let's look at all these verses together. 
  
8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, it is good for them if they abide even as I. 
He is instructing the unmarried (those who could have been previously divorced) and widows that it's best not to marry. 
  
9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. 
He gives those who are unmarried/agamos/divorced permission to marry. 

10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: 
11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried (agamos/divorced) or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife. 

He tells the born again believing wives and husbands not to depart or put the other away. 
So if it is a sin for a person who was divorced (put away or departed from) to remarry after conversion, then the theology of the plain people teaches that Paul (who was inspired by the Holy Spirit) is a liar. 

Note: they teach marriage is ALWAYS for life but that cannot be true as we showed God was divorced and even Jesus told the woman she had 5 husbands. How can this be if you can not have multiple marriages in a lifetime? Did Jesus lie? 

But back to the point here:
It is a dangerous theology to teach people that if they have divorce in their past and they become born from above (John 3:3) that they must leave the spouse they are with whether it was a spouse before the conversion or after. 

 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17) 

ALL THINGS ARE NEW. 

Hebrews 8 and Hebrews 10 tells us that He remembers our sins no more. 

So if a woman was divorced prior to conversion and a man marries her, he is not marrying a divorced woman, he is marrying a 'new creation' as in 2 Corinthians 5:17

God and Moses dealt with divorce as did Jesus and Paul. The truth is that it is not the unforgivable sin these groups have made it based on the situation of course, as we have explained. 

Note: After Jesus/Paul taught on divorce, there is no indication that people of that day then began to divorce there current husband or wife to go back to a past one. Imagine the turmoil. At 1 pm Tuesday, Jews could divorce and remarry per Moses law. Then at 2 pm that same day Jesus says, NO; so they all ran to divorce their current partners? No, it was not so! 

This is a man made false way so do not be deceived by it. These groups look past MANY sins but they hone in on divorce and remarriage like a pack of vultures as it is their pet doctrine as Pharisee's of the day!  

Do not be deceived by them!

See some of these groups exposed for their other false ways:

Kingdom Fellowship Weekend Exposed
https://bewareoffalse-unbiblicalteachers.blogspot.com/2018/04/kingdom-fellowship-weekend-exposed.html

Mennonites are unbiblical
http://bewareoffalse-unbiblicalteachers.blogspot.com/2016/12/mennonites-are-they-biblical.html


See Sattler College tested to God's Word here:

See Followers of the Way ( Boston ) Tested to God's Word here:


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