You have no need to repent of something that was done to you.
Judy, that's about one of the few things you said in relation to the subject~You cannot remarry
that has some truth to it....but even that saying, could come down to pointing fingers at who's at fault. I truly believe many men have put their wife in a very vulnerable situation by the way they treat them with emotional and verbal abuse, etc. and also a "few" women~as our brother said:
because in most cases it is not clear who is the "innocent party" in a divorce. A lot of times we "think" we know but I admit one has to be rather nosy to ferret out those answers and I usually don't go there
The bottom line are we going to follow the way of the Pharisees in the NT and allow men to put away women for every cause
Chosenone, let it be very clear a woman was never allow
to put away her husband for any cause
~she did indeed have a right to leave her husband
but never to divorce him. If you think otherwise then show me the scriptures supporting your beliefs, not just your personal opinion.
1st Corinthians 7:10,12~"And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife."
A woman is free to depart from her husband for many different reasons which we could name, but if she departs she is not
free to seek another husband based on the law of marriage explain in Romans 7:1-4.
Romans 7:1-3~"Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law (the law of marriage~RB),) how that the law (the law of marriage~RB) hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man."
The law of marriage instituted by God in Genesis 2 was for life with NO EXCEPTIONS for divorce none whatsoever, not even adultery~David prove that by going after Michal and bring ing back to him after she married another man! Jesus made it very plain that he also understood that marriage, as it was ordained of God, was until DEATH the ONLY thing that frees both husband and the woman from the bond of marriage.
Matthew 19:3-9~"The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery."
BEFORE the fall of man there was NO EXCEPTIONS to the law of marriage as far as allowing divorces, or for a man to put away his wife.
Chosenone it seems to me that you have fallen into to the doctrine of the Pharisees that allows a man to put away his wife for just about any clause. You said:
then so can adultery, sexual immorality, abuse, abandonment or whatever it was that lead to the marriage ending.
The only exception is given by Moses after the fall of man
is the sins of fornication, and there are NO other exceptions.
Again, as I said above a man can easily remarriage (BUT, he would still be under scriptural obligation to fully support his wives and children~we need to get to Ezra ten) and NOT be living in adultery, but not so is the case with women! The reason why is that Moses ALSO allows men to have more than one living wife at a time without it being a sin of adultery~but we will leave that be since I have already dealt with that subject. Do you find it hard that Paul said........
let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband
and NEVER said the same to the man? I understand why he did, but you reject it.
You clearly haven't been reading my posts.
That something you cannot accuse me of~I read them very carefully proven by the way I answer all thread, which you do not~you are pointing the finger at the wrong person~look into the mirror and you will see who is the guilty one. Well, you may read them that I give you credit, but you refuse to hear me carefully and judge my words with the scriptures. You keep saying that you have studied this subject out...well, so have others and maybe in greater details and with more light and without any bias whatsoever since some still have the same spouses as Jaime said that he does and so do I. It is very hard not to try to protect your marriage as being approved of God, than approach the scriptures to accept ONLY what God said about the law of marriage. Let it be clear, NO ONE has a right to judge another man's salvation based on the law of marriage for ONLY God knows the details we do not and cannot know. Now that being said~there is only one exception to marriage and divorce and that be the sins of fornication ONLY, there are no others. If so, prove it with using scriptures. If I'm wrong then I will repent and confess that I'm in the wrong~ I rather have the truth than thinking I'm right when I'm wrong and fighting against God.