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Around 1:29:00 the discussion turns to unbelievers divorcing their believing spouses. It is put forth that, in such a case, a believer can be remarried without sinning. There are many reasons why this cannot be the case. Let’s look into this a little.
1 Corinthians 7
12 To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her.
13 If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him.
14 For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.
15 But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or sister is not enslaved. God has called you to peace.
16 Wife, how do you know whether you will save your husband? Husband, how do you know whether you will save your wife?
First, Paul is not telling us what YHWH or Messiah are allowing. He is speaking his opinion.
Second, He says that the believer is not a slave, not that they may be remarried. And Paul does finalize his discussion with this:
39 A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.
So it would seem that Paul allows for the separation if it is unavoidable and suggests that we live peacefully with what the unbeliever wants instead of fighting them or trying to force them to stay with us. But he in no way says that we may remarry in this instance.
Third, Messiah and YHWH through Moses say very specifically that there is only one reason that there can be a divorce and a subsequent remarriage that is not actually adultery. The unbeliever leaving is not that reason. Paul cannot be contradicting this, or he would be disqualifying himself as an apostle.
Fourth, Paul tells us:
10 To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband
11 (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife.
Just because a person is married to an unbeliever does not undo what “the Lord” commands. It does not allow us to put asunder what YHWH has joined. So the wife is not to leave and the Husband is not to divorce his wife. The wife must remain single or be reconciled to her husband. Verses 12 -16 are not negating what YHWH commands. They are explaining that we cannot expect unbelievers to adhere to YHWH’s commands and that we are not supposed to try to force them to do so. Just because an unbeliever refuses to keep YHWH’s commandments does not allow a believer to break them.
Ro 7:2 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.
3 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.
1Co 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Paul, in the chapter before he teaches about marriage, says that adulterers will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. He equates remarriage while the first husband is living to adultery in Romans. There is good reason, given the context, to believe that Paul is trying to keep us from becoming adulterers and adulteresses and not trying to excuse us from obeying YHWH.
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