What I hear from you….is that some of you are still referring back to what seems like a concrete notion.
The notion that remarriage is a sin of a perpetual nature. With this fixed concept
You are having to restructure your theology that this 'sin' is covered by the blood of
Christ. I keep hearing that divorce is a forgivable sin but in the same paragraph I see that
remarriage seems to be the more serious problem. This is why I feel we should all
restudy the entire situation from a fresh perspective.
Jesus did not look favorably upon oaths. However He did go on to tell us that marriage
was an arrangement that God had sanctioned. We need to look at the reason(s) that
He revealed this to us, instead of relying upon our inherited Council of Trent imported
Consider for a moment that you have rented an apartment. Several things are included
in the contract. You agree to pay the rent, not destroy the property and be a good tenant,
Not disruptive to the others living there. Your landlord agrees to keep the place safe, to
Make necessary repairs, etc.
Now within this contract is a provision for breach. But unless that breach is caused, if the landlord were to evict you, then he/she would be guilty of bad faith practices.
And since that contract is not considered officially broken, if another person were to move into that apartment ,then they would be guilty of bad faith also, even without them knowing it.
I know the above scenario sounds outlandish and maybe naïve, but I believe if we adopt the view of marriage being a set of vows then we can see more clearly what Jesus was
talking about in His discourse.