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.........luke ch 16 vs 18 ....."if a man divorces his wife and marries another woman, he is guilty of adultery .and the man who marries a divorced woman is also guilty of adultery"...................?????????????????/////.ahhhh any comments ???/

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Not necessarily. There are some questions that need to be answered first and even if it was wrong at the time, forgiveness, healing and wholeness can be found now in Jesus.

1) Your salvation is not based upon any work, including getting remarried. It is based upon the work of Jesus through His blood and resurrection. We are saved by grace, through faith and that salvation is maintained by grace, not works.

2) If your first husband committed adultery, which encompasses sexual relations with another while in the marriage or after the divorce prior to you remarrying, he is guilty of adultery and you are free of the first marriage and freed to remarry. The same principle applies to your current husband if he was previously married.

3) If you entered this marriage on grounds that are not biblical then there is need for repentance and forgiveness in order for healing and wholeness, not unto salvation, but unto usabilty and blessing. Repentance in this case simply means recognizing that entering into a marriage that is not biblical is sin and requires agreeing with God that it was wrong based on His Word. That does not mean one must separate, now that the marriage has been consumated, but rather one desires to be forgiven of the guilt associated with the sin that occured through such a marriage. When one comes in repentance and asks for forgiveness God is faithful to forgive us of all unrighteousness (1 Jn. 1:9).

This is not an easy teaching or a popular one, but it follows the biblical guidelines for divorce and remarriage. The key is that a one can find forgiveness and healing, but it must be sought on God's terms, not man's.

Lord Bless,
LT

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