Once, I saw a very heart touching episode of the Jerry Springer show. It was about a woman (Amanda) who wanted to divorce her husband (Chris) only because he (Chris) was not rich enough and could never keep a job. She also cheated on him with another man. Nowadays, when I think of Scripture and what it says about remarriage, and especially if Chris read the scriptures and realized what it was saying, assuming Amanda divorced Chris and was getting married to another man, I could easily imagine Chris showing up at Amanda's second wedding with a large homemade wooden vat filled with gasoline topped with roses to conceal it's true identity, and then just as the second vows were being made, I could easily imagine Chris lighting the vat and simultaneously tipping it over right on bride, groom, and pastor, engulfing all three and sending a massive fireball over the altar and into the air, and at the same time, Chris shouting; "Burn in Hell, you partners in adultery!"<quoted text>
Take a look at our church's history and present practice concerning divorce and remarriage.
Once the church started to ignore God’s Word on that, they are now trying to ignore His Word on homosexuality.
Twenty-five years ago, the clergy was not allowed to perform weddings for people who were divorced.
While there are many scriptural references
"forbidding the remarriage of divorced persons," the clearest is found in the gospel of Luke;
“Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another, commits adultery.”
What's more, in Luke’s gospel, these are not Luke's words, they are not Moses' words, or Peter's or Paul's. These words are attributed straight from the mouth of Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God.
Hence, the Church did not perform remarriages, because it believed that to do so, would be to bless a union that Jesus Himself describes as adulterous.
In the gospel of Luke, Jesus makes it clear that the new marriage is viewed by Him to be adultery. So what happened?
Our culture changed. While divorce was rare 50 years ago, it is no longer rare anywhere.
The result is; now our pews are being populated by couples in second, third and fourth marriages. We stopped seeing these marriages as Jesus Himself sees them, as adulterous unions.
How can the Church join unions that Jesus Himself, according to Luke, defined as adulterous, I ask you? The Word of God will not change, even if the Church does!
Of course, seeing how proud families of second marriages are capable of being, I would also imagine Chris would likely get arrested, and if he escaped, his name and face broadcast in the news, wanted posters with his name all over the place, and such. I can also imagine Chris likely even getting sentenced for any of 2 scenarios.
Scenario #1; Amanda, new husband, and pastor survive; 60 years minimum to possibly life without parole, up to 3 mile radius restraining order.
Scenario #2; 1, 2, or all 3 die of their injuries; the death penalty.