Is A Spouse Still Married “In The Eyes of God” When He/She Divorces Her Spouse For Unscriptural Reasons?


We must speak as the oracles/utterances of God (1 Peter 4:11). This man-made phrase “married in the eyes of God” is a foreign idea to the Scriptures. The Bible makes a distinction between being “bound” (Romans 7:1-4; 1 Corinthians 7:39,40) and being “married.” The wife is not "still married in the eyes of God" when she divorces her husband. She is unmarried as 1 Corinthians 7:11 states, “let her remain unmarried”. She is still bound to her spouse though (Romans 7:1-4).

A woman cannot "remain unmarried" if she is "still married in the eyes of God." When a divorce occurs, the woman is unmarried. She must now be reconciled to her former husband if possible and if reconciliation is impossible, she must remain unmarried for the remainder of her life. (study also Matthew 5:32; 19:9, “marries” another; Jesus “sees”/describes the marriage as an adulteress marriage; He recognizes it as a marriage but deems it unlawful – it is a marriage that is not God-joined).

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