Today, divorce and re marriage have become socially acceptable in our society. Everyday, we come across a lot of people including our families, friends, neighbors who have been divorced and remarried. Jesus explained how God had made marriage in the beginning and instructed that “what therefore God has joined together, let no man separate” (Matt 9:6). In a true marriage husband and wife are one because they are both parts of the body of Christ and are to reflect The unity of Christ and the church, The sacrificial love of Christ for the church The headship of Christ over the church, and the submission of the church to Him and The perfecting of the church by Christ. As Christ perfects the church, the husband perfects the wife and the wife perfects the husband.
Bible is clear that God hates divorce, that He considers the marriage vow as a sacred covenant. The divine and Gods standard for marriage is lifelong commitment to one's spouse. In an news article called “Americans Marry too much” By Pat Wingert
NEWSWEEK we see that We are quick to divorce, repartner, and remarry faster than people in any other country. We don’t see in biblical times remarriage occurring very frequently as occurring in our country. Every individual is created differently just because we have different opinions and disagreements in the marriage , it should not be a ground for divorce and remarriage as no one can find a perfect partner.
Divorce causes remarriage and remarriage causes repeated and continues adultery. Remarriages also equally considered a sin. In Mark 10:11, 12 says “Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery”. Divorce e/remarriage/adultery is not just a one time act but a continuous state of adultery and will exclude one from the kingdom of God. Yet, divorce and remarriage is a sin that can be forgiven just as murder or lying, if one confesses and forsakes it.
The Bible is clear that only unmarried and the widows can remarry.
1 Cor 7:8-9 “Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I am. But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.”
Rom 7:2 “For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law of marriage.”
As more and more people divorce, the church too easily accepts divorce as normal. Our laws now make obtaining a divorce an easy thing, thus encouraging many to give up on the marriage and choose what looks like an easier solution.