A Correction

by shammahworm

It’s been brought to my attention that the post titled “Yes, There is Biblical Divorce and Remarriage” contains some portions which imply Matthew 19 applies to women as much as men. Such as this paragraph,

“These passages demonstrate that in cases of sexual sin a man has the right to divorce his wife. He also has the right to marry another wife. It’s not adultery. God recognizes divorce in the case of fornication. He also recognizes remarriage of the wronged party in such cases. He recognizes divorce and remarriage in these cases the same way He recognizes divorce and remarriage of a new convert who was abandoned by an unbelieving spouse.”

To be clear. Matthew 19 applies to men only. My apologies to anyone to whom this has caused problems. Women DO NOT have the right of divorce that men do. I don’t think a woman who’s a believer can remarry if she’s divorced from a husband who’s a believer while he is still alive. Upon further study, it appears the only occasion where a woman can remarry while her ex is still alive is in the case of a new convert who’s divorced by her unbelieving husband. She DOES NOT have the right to initiate divorce.

1 Corinthians 7: 15, “But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.

Unless bondage means something other than marriage, this verse seems pretty straight forward.