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Can Christians get remarried?

Quick Answer: Can Christians get remarried? Some Christians believe God forbids remarriage after a divorce. However, this is not an accurate view of the whole of Scripture. God’s grace is big enough to handle any failed marriage and to empower us to have a new and healthy marriage going forward.

Diving Deeper: Some Christian leaders teach that if we are divorced and get remarried, we are perpetual adulterers in God’s eyes. Yet, a brief look at the promises of the Gospel directly contradicts this idea.

Believers are totally forgiven for all sins (Hebrews 8:12; 14; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13), and we are the righteousness of God in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21). Why would divorce change this reality? If we have been divorced, any sins committed, including adultery (1 Corinthians 6:9-11), have been completely taken away by the finished work of the cross. This frees us to marry again and form a healthy, Christ-centered relationship with our new spouse.

If your past includes a marriage that ended in divorce, it is important to know that God’s grace meets you where you are. You are not righteous because of your marital status. You are righteous because of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.

You are fully forgiven, completely loved, and never forsaken (Hebrews 13:5).

Let’s Make It a Conversation!
1. Some claim remarriage after divorce puts you in a state of “perpetual adultery.” Have you heard this? What did you think?
2. How does God’s grace enter into the discussion on remarriage? How does God see a divorcee?
3. How does our understanding of this issue speak to the larger issue of total forgiveness and righteousness of the believer?

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