His two previous marriages were held only at city halls.
marrriage of fifty years was also
held at a city hall done by a woman, who was legally approved by the law of the city in which our marriage took place. Some believe that a woman cannot perform marriages, but nowhere do we read in the scriptures that they cannot.
The ONLY problem I see so far is that he had two previous marriages that failed and a person who professes to be a believer is considering marrying this person~not very wise decision on the surface regardless
as to why
is two previous marry ended in a divorce. But on top of having two marriages failed, it IS important why they failed, because she may NOT marry such a person without living in adultery before God. There is ONLY one
case/sin where a person can divorce his or her spouse and be FREE to marry again without living in adultery
and that sin, is the sin of fornication~per Jesus in Matthew 5 and 19
, which includes many UNNATURAL ACTS OF SEXUAL SINS
, the list is longer than one would first think...... Just to name a few: Sodomy
~would be one of them, see Jude 7; going after STRANGE flesh
, other than that which is natural! Incest
~would be on that list, see 1st Corinthians 1-5;
laying with someone of very near kin, would fall under the sin of fornication.bestiality
~which the OT speak of as a sin men/women commit which is a ground of divorce, for it is going after STRANGE flesh and so unnatural. Pedophilia
~which is a sexual preference for prepubescent children. This is unnatural and is a grounds for divorce.
There is more, but enough to prove the ONLY exception granted by Jesus to divorce and remarry being fornication which includes a list of UNNATURAL SINS~if once a person is married and LATER such sins surfaces, then the innocent party is FREE to divorce and remarry WITHOUT the burden of thinking that they cannot. Who wants to live with a pervert, NOT ME.