Marry – Remarry
Marry – Remarry Facts from the Bible.
1. First group: “never married before”.
Marrying to help cope with sexual immorality is only for ‘newlyweds’ & “not for the divorced”. Please also take note the “singular” individuals (both man & woman) indicating “literally” that Biblically, “one man has one wife only”.
“But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband.” (1 Corinthians 7:2)
2. Second group: “unmarried” and “widow”.
Marrying is an act reserved only for “the unmarried” or the “widow” (female or if he’s a male, he’s called a widower) only; and I repeat, it’s “not for the divorced” (the Bible does not contradict itself when taken truthfully & literally):
“Now to “the unmarried” and the “widows” I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do. But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.” (1 Corinthians 7:8 – 9)
Note also that in the verse above:
(i) If one wants to “stay unmarried” (in apostle Paul’s words, “as I do”), it’s good as well (freewill choice).
(ii) Again it’s reiterated here that it’s “better” to “marry” (not for the divorced but again, this command here is only for the widow/widower or the unmarried) rather than to “burn with lust/passion”.
3. Third group: Married & divorced.
Immediately after the verses above, apostle Paul address the marriage rule for the “married”.
As Christ also said, Paul reiterates that this command is “from the Lord” (not his opinion) that the “divorced” (or separated) are to “remain unmmaried” (cannot remarry!) or return (“reconciled back”) only to “her husband” (initial spouse) only, literally.
That is why is said that a husband “must not divorce” his wife so that both have this “opportunity” to “reconcile back”!
“To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.” (1 Corinthians 7:10 – 11)
1. Unmmarried = Anyone who has never married before (not necessarily a virgin).
2. Married = Anyone who is married.
3. Divorced = Anyone who was married but is now separated from his/her spouse.
4. Widow/widower = Anyone whose spouse has “died”.
I hope it’s clear.
If the Bible mentions this conduct, true Christians follow it literally (obedience).
If it’s not important, neither our Lord Jesus nor apostle Paul would have written above under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
Don’t be deceived by cunning pastors & leaders who teach “otherwise”!
“…Keeping God’s commands is what counts.” (1 Corinthians 7:19)
“If you love Me (Jesus), keep My commands.” (John 14:15)
There are “no difficulties” here. Only the “false teachings & traditions of men” make these simple and literal rules “difficult”.