Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage Situation # 2
Years ago a couple divorced unscripturally (not for the cause of fornication - Matthew 19:9) and neither of them remarried. One of them wants to reconcile with the other, but the other mate does not want to reconcile. The mate that wants to reconcile wants to become a Christian. Can the mate who becomes a Christian be forgiven for the past and then remarry another individual?
No. It is true that the person can be forgiven of their past sins if they trust and obey Jesus Christ's gospel (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Hebrews 5:8,9). The person who wants to become a Christian is already bound to the laws of God on marriage, divorce, and remarriage with the first mate that he/she married (Matthew 5:32; 19:6, 9; etc.). He/she needs to make every effort possible to try to reconcile to their first mate or remain unmarried (1 Corinthians 7:10,11).
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