Marriage, Divorce, Remarriage

Marriage, Divorce, Remarriage

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Heath

United States

#1 Apr 17, 2008
Marriage Is For Life
By Ron Boatwright

Marriage was the first institution, which God established in the beginning for all mankind. Since God is its author, God has given the regulations to govern it. Concerning marriage, Jesus said in Matthew 19:5-6, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So then they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate." Marriage is a lifelong commitment. Marriage is one man, for one wife, for life.

A proper observance of the principle of "shall be one flesh" will solve most every problem in the marriage relationship. Each will treat their spouse, as they would treat their own flesh. When a man and woman marry the union is spoken of as "what God has joined together." Marriage is a covenant made with both one's spouse and with God. What should the husband and wife relationship be? In Ephesians 5:24-25 we read, "Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her." Love causes us to be kind. Love knows no limit to its endurance and no end in its trust.

When two people marry they are bound together by God for as long as the other shall live. As we read in 1 Corinthians 7:39, "A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband dies, she is at liberty to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord." God placed strong protective laws around the home. Also notice that she is to marry only a Christian. Marriage is sacred and holy, because God instituted marriage, not man. In our permissive age, let us hold fast to the sacredness of marriage and the home. Our wedding vows must be "for better, for worse, till death us do part". The Bible clearly spells out exactly what our Lord expects of us in marriage. Man cannot put marriage asunder except at the risk of his own soul.

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Heath

United States

#2 Apr 17, 2008
God Hates Divorce
By Ron Boatwright

In todayís society divorce has become an epidemic. In the United States today the divorce rate is about 53%. This means that for every couple, who get married, they will more likely get a divorce than stay married. This is a tragedy! It is impossible to get a divorce without sin being involved. What does God think of divorce? In Malachi 2:13 God is telling Israel why He is not going to accept their worship. Their worship to God had become vain. Why? God says in Malachi 2:14, "Yet you say, for what reason? Because the Lord has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, with whom you have dealt treacherously; yet she is your companion and your wife by covenant." Then Malachi 2:16 says, "For the Lord God of Israel says that He hates divorce." God never intended for a married couple to divorce.

In the above scripture we see, when two people get married, a covenant is made and God is witness to that marriage covenant. So when one gets a divorce, he breaks that covenant. But what does God say about covenant breakers? In Romans 1:31-32 we read, "Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death." Is it sinful to be a covenant breaker? Yes. Is it sinful to break the marriage covenant with a divorce? Yes. Will those who break the marriage covenant be subject to the judgment of God and be worthy of death? Yes, unless they repent.

Even if the two divorce, they continue to be bound to the obligations God placed them under when they married. 1 Corinthians 7:39 says, "A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives". In Matthew 19:4-9 Jesus is not only condemning the sin of an adulterous marriage, but He is also forbidding a divorce, "except for fornication". Marriage is a sacred and a very serious undertaking. To vacate a marriage is to ignore what God says and flaunt our sacred responsibilities. Letís not get ourselves into situations that will cause us to lose our souls in eternity.

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Heath

United States

#3 Apr 17, 2008
The Question of Remarriage
By Ron Boatwright

A preacher was asked what his stand was on Marriage, Divorce, & Remarriage. His reply was "Whoever divorces his wife, except for fornication, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery." He was accused by his questioner of being a legalist. No, he was only quoting what our Lord said in Matthew 19:9. This means that those marriages which do not agree with God's word are not legitimate marriages in Godís eyes, for how could they be both adultery and a marriage? It is not possible that God would join two people in marriage through the act of adultery. Too long we in the Lordís church have tiptoed around the subject of the remarriage of divorced persons. Peopleís souls are at stake!

But what if one does divorce and remarry? The Bible says in Romans 7:2-3, "For the woman who has a husband is bound by law to her husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband lives she marries another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from that law, so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man." Notice if she is married to another, the adultery continues all the "while her husband lives". That which is sacred and holy in marriage is immoral and sinful outside of a scriptural marriage. So, if two people remarry while a former spouse lives the two live in a continuous state of adultery.

The Bible says that an adulterer will not go to Heaven (1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Galatians 5:19-21). Our number one priority in this life must be to go to Heaven. The eternal destinies of souls are involved. As long as a person is living in adultery, this removes all hope of his going to Heaven. We cannot help but have compassion for adulterers in their lost and sinful state, but in our compassion we dare not change clear Biblical teaching lest we also lose our own souls.

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Heath

United States

#4 Apr 17, 2008
The Sin Of Adultery
By Ron Boatwright

Marriage is sacred and holy, because God instituted marriage, not man. There are many perversions of what God intended in marriage: adultery, homosexuality, incest, fornication, lewdness, pornography, etc.

What does God think of adultery? In Genesis chapter 20 Abraham had journeyed to Gerar. Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah as a wife, because Abraham had said that she was his sister. In Genesis 20:3 we read, "But God came to Abimilech in a dream by night, and said to him,ĎIndeed you are a dead man because the woman you have taken, for she is a manís wifeí." Even though Abimilech had innocently taken Sarah, not knowing that she was Abrahamís wife, God almost struck him dead. God told Abimilech, "YOU ARE A DEAD MAN". Here we see Godís wrath being stirred up because Abimilech was about to commit adultery.

Can an adulterer go to heaven? In 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 we read, "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomitesÖ.will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you." This is a great price for an adulterer to pay by being lost in the burning fires of eternal Hell. An adulterer can repent. Notice again verse 11, "And such were some of you". Some of the Corinthians Christians were at one time adulterers before they became Christians, but they apparently had repented and were forgiven. They had given up their adulterous relationships.

The word "adultery" comes from "adulterate" which means "to pollute by adding a foreign substance." Adultery can be committed by having an extramarital affair or "whoever divorces his wife, except for fornication, and marries another commits adultery" (Matthew 19:9). If one continues in his adultery, he will meet the wrath of God. As we read in Hebrews 13:4, "Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge." Do people really realize how serious the judgment will be? In Proverbs 6:32 we read, "Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; He who does so destroys his own soul." Letís not destroy our souls.

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tiniert1

Bryan, OH

#5 Apr 17, 2008
find the contract in the bible, the marriage license, than ill believe it hehehhahahhehehhee
tiniert1

Bryan, OH

#6 Apr 17, 2008
devorce is wrong,according the bible,why ,heres one foregive 900 and ninty times,who is with out sin cast first stone, turn the other cheek,hate not your enemys but pray for them and help them
tiniert1

Bryan, OH

#7 Apr 17, 2008
devorce is one of mans doings,thats why the bible is so contraditing to the true word of god,man added that clause and text
tiniert1

Bryan, OH

#8 Apr 17, 2008
for all come short of the glory of god, another
tiniert1

Bryan, OH

#9 Apr 17, 2008
when two come together is naturally married by gods eyes not some stupid paper that keeps people in sin
tiniert1

Bryan, OH

#10 Apr 17, 2008
god does not put chains or bonds on any body its a choice
tiniert1

Bryan, OH

#11 Apr 17, 2008
these are evil lies of some religions,better wake up fools
Heath

United States

#12 Apr 17, 2008
tiniert1 wrote:
these are evil lies of some religions,better wake up fools
divorce not "devorce"

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rose

Armada, MI

#13 May 31, 2008
Heath

United States

#14 Jun 1, 2008
Beware of the false teaching of David Lusk of Union Valley on the subject of divorce and remarriage. He teaches that Matt. 5:32; 19:9 only applies to a person AFTER conversion. This is a lie. Marriage was given to the WORLD (Gen. 2) and Christ has authority over ALL FLESH (John 17:2).

I challenged him to a public debate on the subject and he refused.

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william

San Bernardino, CA

#15 Jun 1, 2008
It's no wonder.
We've all seen your debating skills.

That Matthew 5 passage says that "Anyone that marries a divorced woman commits adultery".
Has anyone in YOUR church married a divorced woman Heath? Ask around.
Have YOU ever "looked at a woman with lust in your heart"? Then you've committed adultery as well, Heath.
Heath

United States

#16 Jun 1, 2008
william wrote:
It's no wonder.
We've all seen your debating skills.
That Matthew 5 passage says that "Anyone that marries a divorced woman commits adultery".
Has anyone in YOUR church married a divorced woman Heath? Ask around.
Have YOU ever "looked at a woman with lust in your heart"? Then you've committed adultery as well, Heath.
What's the exception Jesus gave?

Matt. 5:32
Matt. 19:9

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PS23LAH

Royse City, TX

#17 Jun 1, 2008
Heath wrote:
Beware of the false teaching of David Lusk of Union Valley on the subject of divorce and remarriage. He teaches that Matt. 5:32; 19:9 only applies to a person AFTER conversion. This is a lie. Marriage was given to the WORLD (Gen. 2) and Christ has authority over ALL FLESH (John 17:2).
I challenged him to a public debate on the subject and he refused.
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I thought all COC are to be united. There is only one body. How can the true "church" be diveded? Mark 3:22-27; Matthew 12:22-30
PS23LAH

Royse City, TX

#18 Jun 1, 2008
Not only is Heath attacking the Baptist, Presbyterians, Methodist..... He is attacking COC.
A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

Heath, I have some crutches we are not using. Would you like to have them
CharltonHeston

United States

#19 Jun 1, 2008
PS23LAH wrote:
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I thought all COC are to be united. There is only one body. How can the true "church" be diveded? Mark 3:22-27; Matthew 12:22-30
Nice point LAH! However, there will be some comeback or new article or new topic coming from Heath to avoid this revelation.
Nova

Quinlan, TX

#20 Jun 1, 2008
Touchy Subject for many.

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