Divorce & Remarriage

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Marriage Divorce Remarriage Critical Questions | James Newheiser

Counseling Harmed Spouses as They
Contemplate Divorce | Strickland

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Luke 16:18, Matthew 5:31–32 , Matthew 19:4-12, Mark 10:9, 1 Corinthians 7:1-15, 1 Corinthians 11:9-12, Ephesians 5:22–32, Colossians 3:18-19, Hebrews 13:4, 1 Peter 3:7
Marriage is Indissoluble Union
Permanence View
Initiate divorce – No
Rem after divorce – No
Rem after spouse died – Yes
John Piper, J. Carl Laney,
Daryl Wingard, Roman Catholicism
Marriage is Dissoluble Union
Impermanence View
Remarriage – Yes
WCF (24.5-24.6)
God joined permanently, covenanted,
one-flesh, unto death;
Divorce & remarriage is sin of adultery because marriage is not ended by divorce.
Desertion or unfaithfulness frees a spouse for remarriage. Adultery is a severe violation of the marriage covenant, innocent spouse is free to remarry.
Marriage covenant is not unbreakable (1 Corinthian 6:16)
Mark 10:1-13
(Gn. 1:27, 2:24, Dt. 24:1)
God divorces Israel (Isaiah 50:1)
Matthew 19:3-12 is betrothal
not marriage (Mt.1:19)
Exception doesn’t negate general & general doesn’t negate the exception e.g. Mt.5:22 anger. (Luke 16:8, Mark 10:11-12)