Divorce and Remarriage
What does the Bible teach about divorce and remarriage? I don’t really want to cover this subject, but divorce is so common in our culture today, and even quite common in the church, that it is appropriate for us to review what the Bible says about it. And the Bible says a good bit about this unpleasant topic.
Young people who will potentially be married in the near future should be well aware of what the Bible says about divorce. Young people especially should make a commitment well before marriage to avoid the conditions that lead to divorce.
As a church, we need to know the biblical teaching on divorce so we know how to deal with it should it come up. Some of you know that we excommunicated someone from the church a few years back for an unbiblical divorce. We should take it seriously and we do take it seriously. Our culture is very casual and tolerant regarding divorce, but the church should not be.
There are many views on divorce and remarriage among Christians. I’ll be giving you my view of the subject today. If you disagree with me, that’s OK. I don’t demand that anyone holds the exact same view as I do. I think my view of divorce is true to the biblical teaching on the subject. And it’s the view endorsed by many solid biblical scholars. But I recognize that good people disagree. If you’ve done the study, the reading, and the research, and you come to a different conclusion than I do, that’s OK. There are good people on various sides of this issue, and it is a very complex subject. So I don’t expect everyone to come to the exact same conclusions I do. Still, I believe that my position is true to the biblical evidence.
What does the Bible teach about divorce?