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is remarriage a sin?

  • Question: is remarriage a sin?

    I know someone that believes or says that in the bible it talks about being married more than once is a sin. Is this true? They refuse to come and hear my father in law preach because he has been married twice. I feel like it more of an excuse not to come to church but I would like to know more about this. Thanks in advance.

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  • Just a question Christa,

    Was your father in law saved after the divorce or before?

  • If it is a sin God will judge him that is man's problem we take it upon our selves to judge others.


    Matthew 5:32:
    But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

  • mathew 19 and 1 cor 7 teach only two reasons for divorce and/or remarriage. adultery or abandonment. if your father in law had experienced one or both of those issues, he has a right to remarry. otherwise jesus terms a new marriage as adultery. mathew 5. groundwire.net

  • Yes, it's true.. but remind those people who won't hear your father-in-law preach that they have sinned as well in their lives and no one has turned their back on them for it. It's God's place to judge. If we didn't want anything to do with people who have sinned, well, we'd all be very lonely. But yes, it is a sin if it's not for the reasons that the bible tells us.

  • shirleydaughteroftheking no he was not saved both of them were in sin and were only 18 or 19. There were only married about 6mths to a year. About 2 years after that is when he married my mother in law which is the mother of his children adn they have been married 32 years.



  • Then you are right. The Bible tells us that once we are saved, we are forgiven of all of our sins. Our life has a new page to it once we are saved. We are accountable to God for what we have done after Salvation.

    1 Tim Chapter 3 gives us the qualifications of a preacher.
    v.5 "If a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the house of God?"

    Other's claim that if a man has been married and divorced regardless of Salvation, they are no longer qualified to be a deacon or preacher. To them I ask: What is the purpose of Salvation if you can't be forgiven of it? A man can be forgiven and remembered no more for the lust and fornication he committed before salvation, but he can't be forgiven and remembered no more for a divorce? Clearly this teaching is hypocritical.

    If your father-in-law was called of God to preach and has ruled his house well since he has become a man(saved), then indeed, he is God's man.

  • Not to mention, if these hypocrites even look and lust, Jesus said they have commited adultery already in their hearts. Matthew 5:28

  • God does not like divorce, but if Christ has forgiven him who are these people that think they are better than God ?

  • Re-Marriage on the grounds of 1) adultery of the spouse 2) death.

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