The King’s Law on Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage

Young people especially need to be taught Jesus’ law on marriage, divorce, and remarriage before they get themselves into regrettable, spiritually deadly situations. When God joins a man and a woman together in marriage, the only authorized reason for them to ever divorce is if one of them commits fornication (having sex with someone outside the marriage relationship). The original word translated as “fornication” means “illicit sexual intercourse,” according to Thayer’s Greek Lexicon. The spouse innocent of fornication may then divorce the spouse guilty of fornication and remarry an eligible person of the opposite gender. Those eligible to marry would be: 1) someone who has never been married; 2) someone who put away the former spouse because of fornication; or 3) one whose spouse has died. People not eligible to get married would be: 1) someone who is currently married; or 2) someone who did not put away the former spouse because of fornication. References: Malachi 2:14-16; Matthew 5:31, 32; 19:3-12; Romans 7:1-3; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Gal. 5:19-21.

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