Divorce and remarriage are two of the most misunderstood Bible Lessons around the world today.
The main reason why people divorce is because the devil has entered the marriage and caused both parties to become hateful to each other.
Two people cannot live together if the love they once shared has died. The root of divorce and remarriage is that married couples do not put God first, they put themselves first. This gives the devil power to enter and tear apart their marriage.
The devil knows that when we focus more on the gratifications of the flesh, and less on the spirit man, we wont be able to resist his temptations.
Married couples are quicker to go through with the sin of divorce, than to humble themselves and repent together before the Lord.
Because of their reluctance to work things out with each other, they follow the devil into his plan of divorcement.
The devil doesn't like marriages, and he will do anything in his power to get us to divorce. Jesus said: "From the begining it was not so."
Because of the flesh.
The sexual need of the flesh can become overwhelming and overbearing, to the point where you believe that the only way out is to remarry.
When you got a divorce, you automatically stop having sex. This is the weak spot that the devil uses to get you to remarry.
But think about it, if you were not able to remain married to that first wife or that first husband, why do you think you can do so if you remarry?
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Most persons believe in divorce and remarriage, but at the end of the day it's not about our belief, it is about what the Bible teaches.
In Matthew 19:3 when the Pharisees came to Jesus on the topic of divorce, they were not genuine about it, they were tempting Jesus. They already knew that from the beginning it was not so, but they wanted to condemn Jesus if He had concented to divorce.
Jesus however, knowing their hearts (because nothing is hid from Him) He said 'From the beginning it was not so.' Jesus said that God made male and female and a man should leave his mother and father and CLING to his wife.
The word cling is a action word and it means, 'to hold tightly to.'
This means that when a man leave his mother and father and marry a woman, he is supposed to hold tightly to her until death.
He cannot divorce her and remarry another woman, and she cannot divorce him and remarry because death is the only thing that breaks the marriage vow. Romans 7:2-3
The reality is that when the two come together in marriage, they are no longer two, but one flesh. And the only thing that can break this bond is death.
Because of the closeness of the bond between a married man and woman, Jesus further said; who God joined together, let not man put asunder.
The term 'put asunder' in the verse is talking about divorce. When Jesus said this, the Pharisees tempted him even further with this other question; 'why did Moses commanded to write a letter of divorcement and put her away?" Matthew 19:7
Jesus responded to this question and said: "Moses commanded the people to do this because they were a very tough hearted people." Matthew 19:8
The people in the days of Moses were very rebellious, so when Moses told them to write the bill of divorcement and put her away, he was only telling them what they wanted to hear, not what the Lord told him.
The Bible did not say that God told him to say it.
When we utter the marriage vows at the altar, we vowed to cling together: "for better or worse." "in sickness and in health." "till death do us part."
From my understanding, these vows does not support divorce. The vow did not say till divorce do us part, it said 'till death do us part.'
These vows are very serious, because they were spoken at the altar in the presence of the Lord. The only one who has the right to separate the union is mr death.
Jesus continued with His answer to the question and said: "Whosoever shall (PUT AWAY) his wife, except it be for (FORNICATION) causeth her to commit adultry. Matthew 19:9
Notice the words in bracket.
This scripture did not mention divorce, it says to 'put away.' To put someone away, is not the same as divorcing someone.
When you divorces someone, you have to go through some paper works and give your signature in agreement to the divorce.
However, when you 'put away' someone, you do not put your signature on anything. You are separated from each other, but both of you remains wife and husband.
The next word is 'fornication', Jesus said the man can put her away if there is fornication involved. However, fornication is not committed by married people. People who are married commit adultery.
Fornication is committed by them who are engaged to be married but not yet married. So at this stage, if the woman or even the man went out and commit fornication, this is the perfect time to 'put away.'
The man is bound to the woman and the woman is bound to the man because that's what marriage does, it binds a man and a woman together until death. The Bible said if you are bound to a wife, you should not seek to be loosed.
1 Corinthians 7:27
Divorce is for the flesh, it is not for the spirit.
To be loosed means to be divorced. People seek divorce so that they can get somebody else and remarry. This is disobedience and rebellion against what the Scripture teaches.
When you divorce your partner and sign off on that divorce paper, the Lord still sees that person as your marriage partner. The marriage vow and the sexual connection are spiritual connections; and once they were done, they can only be undone at death.
Marriage is a beautiful thing in the eyes of the Lord, so God said marriage is honorable and the bed is undefiled.
The devil doesn't like marriage and because of that, he has implimented divorce. The devil is trying to make it look as if divorce was instituted , but Jesus said: "from the beginning it was not so."
Remarriage is considered adultry when it is done while the first partner is still alive, and divorce is strictly not of God, it is of the devil.
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