Does the bible allow Divorce?

June 1, 2011 4:07am CST
I read in the New testament that a man can divorce his wife on the ground of unfaithfulness.Can they remarry? I am searching for an answer from the bible but have not found it yet.
3 responses
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
Hello my friend, in the bible mentioned a diverce yes in the ground of unfaithfulness which during that time should present a paper for divorcing with some witnesses I think, even in the Old Testament allowed to diverce - but I tell you that this action is not God's will, only God allows it for people who are always stubburn. But in the New Testament the person involved in divorce should NOT allow to RE-MARRY to another, unless one of the party is die. I hope answer your question.. see you around
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
therefore, divorce is only good if both of them will not engage to marry again.... true?
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
Yeah divorce is intended only for those couple not intention to re-marry again to other, because they must know the consequences of it..
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
if they only concentrate on their studies instead of making dates in the malls, that when time has come to the girl to get pregnant, they immediately fix it by marriage.... so you see? the foundation of marriage is not that strong.... as in time, they wish divorce soon to implement legally....
@JohnRok1 (2051)
2 Jun 11
There are books for and against remarriage to others within the lifetime of the former spouse. The best book I know against is Leslie Hyde's "Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible", but there is a C of E Synod report from the 1930s and books by Hoeksema, Engelsma, Cornes and Heth and Wenham. Permitting remarriage are "The Westminster Confession of Faith", put together by Puritans in the 17th Century, Stephen Clark's "Putting Asunder" and books by John Murray, Guy Duty, Jay Adams and Frank Retief, and writings by David Instone-Brewer. Arguments I have put in letters to the English Churchman and British Church Newspaper are, briefly: 1. If remarriage by the innocent party is adultery, it is forced adultery - Matt5v32. 2. Divorce and remarriage can result from hardness of heart in just one of the partners. 3. A divorcee is unmarried - 1Cor7v11. To forbid remarriage, therefore, is to forbid marriage and to depart from the Faith - 1Tim4v3. 4. Christ did not say that man CANNOT put asunder what God has joined, only LET his not.
@JohnRok1 (2051)
2 Jun 11
Sorry, typo at end: "LET him not" is what I meant to write.
• United States
12 Dec 11
In Matthew 19:9 "I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery." Infidelity is grounds for a divorce. However, it is not required. Not all marriages failed due to simply lack of commitment to work through problems. Certainly if the wife or the husband is physically and/or verbally abusive and children are in harms way, then it should be unthinkable for a christian to send him or her back home. Then there are cases were one spouse wants out and the other don't. There is little they can do about it if one spouse's heart is set on leaving. You are free to remarry in those cases. In 1Corinthians 7:12-13 This allowance in cases of abandonment but not include all abandonment cases though. If you continue onto verses 15 and 16 where Paul added another exception: If the unbelieving spouse has left then let he/she do so because God calls us to live in peace. In this case, remarriage is justifiable, next time it has to be a believer. I hope this clears things up for you.