Yes God meant for marriage to be between one man and one woman for life. The LORD also meant for all people to be saved and for that abiding relationship to be for life, right? Right (John 15:1-6). Jesus taught that is one of His people does not “abide” (remain) in Him, they will be cut off and burned in the fire, right? (John 15:6) But did the LORD also give all men a free will – for their whole life? Yes. So, in this fallen world, some exercise that free will by sinning against the LORD and therefore breach that covenant (especially when they do not repent, confess and return to Him). The same principles apply here for a marriage covenant. The LORD got a divorce – which HE initiated due to the incessant sin of His people (Jeremiah 3:8). So is God a sinner?
While God ordained marriage to be for life, we live in a fallen world and people violate covenants. Think: Many violate (by sinning) their relationship with God – just as Israel did and the LORD divorced them (Jer. 3:8) Also, Question: What is the one sin that is not forgivable? is it adultery, fornication, divorce ? …. or is it blasphemy of the Holy Ghost? (Matthew 12:31)
THERE ARE MANY FALSE TEACHERS FURIOUS ABOUT THIS POST. Apparently these people serve the sadistic, demon god who is a cruel taskmaster that reflects their own evil hearts.
Beware of the novice dupes who run around teaching this bondage of no-remarriage-no-matter-what …. who’ve been schooled by devils who isolate a verse to two to the exclusion of the whole counsel of God’s Word!
BEWARE! THESE ARE SOME OF THE VILEST, MOST SADISTIC WOLVES OPERATING in the body of Christ today … un-biblically putting people in bondage which is the work of SATAN himself …… If we don’t believe God is gracious and merciful, why are we feigning to know Him???? (Psalms 86:5, 15) …..
Yes God hates divorce AND WANTS ALL MARRIAGES TO BE FOR LIFE AND YET HE ALSO hates abandonment and adultery (Malachi 2:16). Did you know God got a divorce? (Jeremiah 3:8) You going to call GOD an adulterer?
Just because God fully intended for marriage to be permanent (for life) doesn’t negate that fact that He graciously made provision for those victimized by the evil offences of a betraying spouse – especially via adultery or abandonment.
What kind of clueless person is surprised that there are divorced people in the world due to the sinful, ungodly treatment of their former spouses? Did Jesus not foretell us that in these last day the love of “many” would wax cold? (Matthew 24:10-13) What about how Paul told us that in this last days “evil men and seducers” would be completely self-centered and “wax worse and worse”? (2 Timothy 3:1-7, 13)
These sadistic, hard-hearted devils are intentionally out of touch with the compassion of Christ as is the testimony of the LORD from Genesis to Revelation.
One of the “heavy burdens” false leaders lay on especially victimized saints who are divorced is the lie that they can’t remarry – which is one of the specifically named “doctrines of devils” … “forbidding to marry.” (1 Timothy 4:1-3) These evil workers paint a dismal picture inconsistent with what the whole of Scripture reveals about a loving, gracious, merciful, and compassionate LORD and Savior. These beguilers are using their own evil hearts and intentionally limiting Scripture to insist that there is no such thing as remarriage unless the first mate is dead. Nonsense! In short: There are biblically stated offense that if committed, break the marriage bond. The offended party can either 1) forgive, or 2) divorced. At that point the victimized party is free to remarry and has “not sinned” by doing so (1 Corinthians 7:27-28).
Eliset Igat writes:
“In the issue of divorce and remarriage… I believe that if legitimate divorce does dissolve a marriage, remarriage is not prohibited, as in the case of Matthew 19:9 with the sin of adultery…. And the innocent believer is free of the marriage and free to remarry. In the first place those who committed adultery against their spouse are not save and if they are saved, they fell away…. so the believer spouse can divorce and remarry. Divorce, with the option of remarriage, is a biblical position. The statement about remaining unmarried or being reconciled is not an exceptionless statement whatever its form, for PAUL himself almost immediately adds an exception! After all believers are prohibited to marry unbelievers. “God demonstrated His grace by permitting a hurting innocent believers the option of divorce and then remarriage… God’s grace is displayed in that He gives us permission to leave and permission to try again…Matt 19 also reminds us that if we are to go on with life we must confess our sins and accept the forgiveness God so richly pours out on sinners…. God is so gracious to forgive and to let us.” Eliset Igat
God wants us to show mercy and not be looking for ways to condemn others ….. “For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.” James 2:13
“But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Matthew 9:13
The tares today are no different than in Jesus’ day. They pride themselves on what THEY do and don’t do instead of admitting their own utter depravity and only righteousness being that of CHRIST! Most of these diabolical divorce dictators are married and self-righteously seek to destroy the lives of others who aren’t as elite as they are – that is, in their own delusional, reprobate minds. Just like the two religious leaders who refused to help the man who’d been robbed and beaten, these self-righteous moral cowards have no mercy on those who have fallen on hard times. But Jesus and His true followers are that Good Samaritan who shows compassion (Luke 10:25-37).
So God is going to damn the soul of the Christian man or woman who is victimized by their mate, divorced, and then remarries?
This whole no remarriage cult absolutely defies and contradicts the Savior’s compassion for humanity.
“And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. 36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:35-38
“When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. 2 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man’s wife (remarriage allowed). 3 And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife; 4 Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife (remarrying former spouse divinely forbidden), after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.” Deuteronomy 24:1-4
The no remarriage dupes say remarriage is sin because they are self-righteously defining what true holiness is in their own narcissistic, self-centered minds. Committing sin does not include doing something God told us He allows (especially the victim). Deuteronomy 24:1-5; 1 Corinthians 7:15-16, 27-28.
The idea perpetrated by the MDR wolves is that every person who goes through a divorce is absolutely simply out to flippantly or crassly go from one marriage to another. Such an assumption is nonsense. Sure there are those who do this but no true Christian fits this category. This makes me wonder how dark their own hearts may be to assume something like this. Perhaps these filthy, self-serving devils who teach no remarriage are the very ones who have unrepented of evil in their own hearts and they are telling on themselves. Perhaps they are projecting their own inner darkness on all others. At least in some cases, THEY personally would leave their wives if they could and so THEY impose this no-remarriage stance on others (Romans 2:1-3). So, they assume that men would leave their wives if they thought they could remarry and so they impose the no remarriage falsehood.
“You will expect attack and misunderstanding from people who insist on no remarriage at all … their hearts are full of pride… but if the motives of a person’s heart and thoughts is right, you will treat people, especially those who are suffering and hurting, with compassion and not condemnation. Those who harshly teach the un-scriptural no remarriage at all don’t model Jesus. Church or Christians must extend truth, grace and mercy to those divorced and remarried believers. Grace is a fact! God deals with us in grace and mercy rather than recrimination… Mercy and grace are His great gifts to us. And we can receive His mercy and find His grace if we will boldly come to Him… Heb. 4:15-16” Eliset Igat
They pretend to be modeling Jesus’ teaching and yet defy them by not teaching and dealing with compassion and “mercy.” (Matthew 23:23-25)
RECENTLY I was approached by a member of what I call the “No remarriage cult.” This guy poses as a minister and yet, he never said “hello” or “how are you” but rather he abruptly stated “You know that you can’t remarry since you’ve been divorced, right?!” ….. That’s all he cared about was perpetrating his own little agenda to attempt to steal the joy of another. Jesus says “Your joy NO MAN taketh from you.” (John 16:22) Well he was given numerous biblical truths that disprove the no remarriage no matter what false teaching he learned from another false prophet. He refused to listen and so based on Titus 3:10-11 rejected him in order to shut out that evil, sadistic spirit that he is controlled by.
The Almighty Himself divorced Israel (His first wife) and remarried the Gentiles! Jeremiah 3:8; Acts 10:45; 11:18; 13:46-47;22:21; Romans 11, etc.. You have a problem with that?!
“These no remarriage people still insist that you cannot remarry because you’re still married to your first husband/wife even though you are divorced … they say that even God even He divorced Israel, and He still calls her His wife…. that’s why it is a sin to remarry… if that’s the case, they’re also saying that God committed adultery because He remarried to the Gentiles.
and these no remarriage ‘experts’ said that God did not dump (divorce) Israel to get a new wife because He still called Israel His wife….the ‘old’ and ‘new’ were grafted in together… isn’t it confusing? When you remarry, you will not call the woman you marry a wife? That’s why there’s an ex-wife and new wife… if they didn’t want to call the new wife a ‘wife’ then what do they want to call her….a mistress? Israel was ‘cut off’ and will not be united as one with Gentile believers till later (Romans 11).” Eliset Igat
God specifically grants a betrayed Christian permission to remarry if our spouse leaves/abandons the marriage. Read 1 Corinthians 7:15-16, 27-28. Such an action is consistent with the whole counsel of His Word in defining His gracious, merciful, loving nature. The LORD doesn’t punish the victimized spouse in a marriage by sadistically making them not able to be married based on the actions of another person. That would contradict His own Word. Deuteronomy 24:16. Let’s get a clue.
“But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. 13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” 2 Corinthians 11:12-15
These filthy, diabolical animal wolves are putting divorced people in bondage and have an agenda that is rooted in the false worship of the god of self. Get this … this is how it all works in their Christ-rejecting, willingly deceived minds: They see divorce going on all around them as all of us do to a degree. They read the statistics and then they pretend to be the answer – instead of honoring Jesus as the only “Head” of the body of Christ and letting Him deal with it (Colossians 2:18-19). They are under the spirit of antichrist having replaced Christ. In their delusional minds they believe it’s THEIR responsibility to police everyone else’s lives while they have not even cleaned up their own garden (hearts/lives). Jesus calls them “hypocrites.” (Matthew 7:1-5)
Jesus and Paul and all the Holy Ghost anointed writers of the New Testament canon had all the time and ability in the world to come out and tell us that “If you divorce, you cannot remarry, no matter how it happened.” Did they? Not once. Such a simple fact makes it obvious that Jesus is not inspiring them to do what they do to purposely put people in bondage by presenting half truths, intentionally ignoring Bible passages which contradict their false teaching. God made provisions for those victimized in divorce by their spouses.
“Jesus did not say in any way that God had lowered His standard. Jesus did not say that divorce and remarriage are right. In fact, in going back before the Law, Jesus demonstrated conclusively that divorce and remarriage have never been right. In making his pronouncement in Matthew 19, Jesus was not adding something new to the Law. He was affirming a reality that had always been true – from the creation on through the age of Law – and now as well. But still God permitted divorce! God allowed the certificate of divorce to be drawn up, witnessed, and presented to a spouse. It was God who spoke of the individual’s remarriage after divorce. It was God who gave the “sin” of divorce and remarriage its social legitimacy. WHY? Because God understands the “hardness of the heart” that sin’s existence causes. God understood the dilemma faced by the innocent victim. God understood that in a sin-tainted human society, many men and women would not follow the path to greatness, and that for some the hurt would be too great to bear. Jesus’ statement about man’s hardness of the heart is not a statement of condemnation. It is a statement of compassion and mercy. Knowing our need, God showed Himself willing to meet us in the reality of our lives, coming to us with grace. He did not demand that we meet Him only in that storied and desirable land of the ideal.” Eliset Igat
This truth is no license at all to divorce. The Bible is clear about two things that break up a marriage covenant and grant liberty to the victimized partner to remarry … 1 ) adultery, and 2) abandonment (1 Corinthians 7:15-16, 27-28).
Remember saints that false teachers pass on their false teachings to other gullible dupes who refuse to study God’s Word thoroughly for themselves.
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.” Matthew 23:15
This is a sick, satanic trend we see and I want to warn all of Christ’s saints to unfriend and perhaps block all those who are running around teaching this “no remarriage for any reason” system of lies. They cannot possibly be being led by the Holy Spirit of God because they are contradicting His Word and “a little leaven leaveneth (ruins) the whole lump.” (Galatians 5:6) Such devils needs to be rebuked sharply and if they don’t repent at once, they are to be rejected. See Titus 1:13; 3:10-11.
Not only is this “no remarriage” cult teaching against the full counsel of Holy Scripture, it clearly and obviously contradicts what all of the testimony of Scripture tells us about the nature of our God.
I am fully convinced that when we test/try this spirit we will find that such people who teach and intentionally harass people with this evil doctrine, are under the control of the spirit of antichrist (1 John 4:1-3). Do you realize that these vile wolves are telling people they have to go back to their first spouse if they are remarried? See Deuteronomy 24:1-5.
Please feel free to read and share this following post which has been instrumental in setting many free from these diabolical divorce dictators who grab onto one or two verse to the exclusion of the complete testimony of Scripture and thereby greatly harm others. The evil spirits that control such people are ruthless and sadistic at best and caring out their master Satan’s mission “to steal, to kill, and to destroy.” (John 10:10) ….
Please share and I say up front that I wear the scorn of these ruthless devils as a badge of honor for my LORD Jesus Christ who came and brought “grace and truth.” (John 1:17) ….
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“”I like your post on marriage and divorce. Yes I see it this way. Many Christians are against remarriage. My ex husband committed adultery and later married. I don’t date nor am I looking, I devote myself to my children, but it’s a comfort to know that I am a free woman indeed.”
“God is gracious amen sister…… The whole counsel of Holy Scripture reveals that the LORD doesn’t further punish His victimized children – Those who have been violated by an adulterous and/or abandoning mate. Yes and beloved sister if you choose to you’re completely free in the eyes of God to remarry.”
“Christians need to take divorce and remarriage very seriously! Divorce shouldn’t be in our vocabulary within our marriages. But are to condemn those who have divorced and remarried, calling them adulterers? Is such a judgment from God? I think God wanted to get the point across to us that divorce is not right, and we should never look for the easy way out of a bad situation. But rather that we would seek Him, died to self, learn to love and sacrifice, and find healing in Him. But condemnation is not of God or His will. Repentance is His will. Holding to all present and future commitments is His will. We need to learn from our past experiences, and commit to our repentance to never do it again. God is merciful! He does not hang the past sins over our heads, but takes them away. With a clean slate, we can start over and do things right now. To divorce again is not the answer! To return to a previous marriage is not only impossible in most cases, but not right when people are being hurt a second time around. Especially if kids are involved from the new marriage.
I find it interesting that people who have divorced and remarried before coming to Christ are given a pass, because they didn’t know better. But Christians who did the same are condemned. It may not have been right, but it was done. Now is the time for healing, maturity in Christ, and new commitments. God wants our hearts more than anything. And if He is finally placed in the center of a marriage, everything will work out. There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus!” Lyndon Connn
“Jeremiah 3:8 is an example of figurative rather than literal speech. I’m not commenting on the correctness or incorrectness of your post. I would rather you not take scripture out of context though.” Dan
Dan, it lends toward the point at least ….. God is not unconditionally obligated to keep anyone who rebels and refuses to repent and such is illustrated here and all through Scripture. God does not hold any one of His people accountable to remain with someone who is violating that marriage covenant, namely by abandonment or adultery (1 Cor. 7:15-16, etc.).
“God called us to live in peace if your spouse cannot live peacefully you are not obligated to stay. If you do remarry it must be a believer. To say you can never remarry is the letter of the law legalism and it killeth while the Holy Spirit quickeneth and maketh alive. God will honor the new marriage covenant.” Cheryl
“But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases (no longer bound): but God hath called us to peace.” (1 Corinthians 7:15) EVEN in the law Moses says both parties can remarry but CANNOT remarry each other and yet you have devils running around on the net teaching this garbage and telling people to go back to their first spouse! Can they read???? Deuteronomy 24:1-4.
“Romans 7:2-3 KJV
 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.  So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.”
Concerning this passage, Eliset Igat writes:
“Our union with Jesus in His death means that through Him we “died” to the law as a principle of relationship… Our union with Jesus in His resurrection means that our new life with God is based on totally different principles than our old life under law. We are now related to God and seek responsiveness to God through the Spirit and not under the old written code” (Rom 7:1-6). Paul using the “law of marriage” and the freedom of a surviving partner from that law to show the basis on which a Christian’s freedom from law itself can be claimed. We are not under the law but grace.”
Paul is speaking of the law there and showing how the New Testament believer is dead to the law and married to Christ. The law is dead. Even the law permitted divorce and remarriage but never remarrying first spouse – it was forbidden. Deuteronomy 24:1-4
“It’s crazy the doctrines people come up with who refuse to study the context and culture in which scripture was written. The true character of God gets lost in their religion of works somehow.” Mark
Exactly Mark. To think that God is going to punish someone for life (by telling them they cannot remarry) is to complete miss the character of Christ revealed in the full testimony of His Word and to grossly oppress the lives of others. God forbid that there should be a divorce. And yet, God is merciful. He Himself divorced Israel and we could say remarried the Gentiles! Jeremiah 3:8; Romans 11
“Should remarriages that don’t fit your two exceptions also leave that adultery in repentance? Do you love God enough to live out and *BE* the gospel metaphor to and with your first, covenant, never again two, but one flesh till death, spouse of your youth? As a witness and testimony to your world? Or is your access to future sex and intimacy more important? Your link has so much wrong with it. And it also contains lies about those marriage permanence holders. Many, many, of them are divorced from their first, lawful, covenant, till death spouses, and are *being* the gospel, and a light, through it, for God. Myself included. It is the only view that remains standing after all testing, in passage, and principles. Just because it’s a hard saying, by no means makes it untrue. Sometimes repentance, and following Jesus, is very costly. It’s not legalism to obey or repent. “Go and sin no more”. Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth *and forsaketh* them shall have mercy.”
Hi …. perhaps you are projecting the lust that may be in your own heart to assume that someone who gets a divorce has such a focus …. “Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. 2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. 3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?” Rom. 2:1-3 …. it’s not a sin to remarry in every case (1 Cor. 9:27-28; Deut. 24:1-5). God doesn’t punish those victimized by an adulterating or abandoning mate.
“Did you know that the central sin of the legalists or the law keepers is the neglect of mercy?… Even in divorce and remarriage they insisted that the law must be keep and follow… but we must not depend on the popular evangelical law of no divorce and no remarriage. Law was never meant to enable us to achieve righteousness, nor was law meant to punish us when we don’t… Law was meant to show us our need of grace, that we might turn to another way to achieve…legalists forget that God is merciful and have a great compassion and is not afraid to meet those people lovingly where they are. We must have to follow God and not to be afraid of His lead.”Eliset Igat
“Thank you Thank you for this! I have been back and forth in bondage about this subject, actually had a conversation a month ago with my husband about we may have to divorce. We have been very stressed about it. You have no idea how pleased I am for your post! I’ve read other verses about divorcing because of fornication ect. I never knew about these verses , I am a new born again Christian so I’m still learning. I’ve learned a lot in the last 1 1/2 but this subject has always been a stress factor to me. “God bless you and we need to pray for those filthy wolves for sure!” Keri G.
Velda Lyons writes: “Amen brother! It is so refreshing that you posted this. My first husband left because he was not a believer and due to adultery. My second husband told me he was “a secular Christian” – a backslidden Christian – and left as well. He was a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Whether the Lord wants me to remain single until His return, or remarry, it is refreshing to know that it is possible for me to get remarried to a born-again Christian and not have the legalists pound me with cult doctrine. It truly reminds me of the self-righteous Pharisees walking around holier than thou.”
People whom the LORD saves who then turn away from Him and fall away is never God’s will either. All liar, fornicators (even if in their mind only), and adulterers are going to hell. God is going to reject them and ALSO gives the victims of adultery freedom to divorce and remarry.
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