Should A Divorced Woman Remarry Her Husband, Who Wants Her Back, Or Marry The Other Man She Is In Love With?

By Dr. John R. Rice (1895-1980)

       The following quotation concerning remarrying is from Evangelist John R. Rice's excellent book. DR. RICE... HERE ARE MORE QUESTIONS. ...

“Should A Divorced Woman Remarry Her Husband, Who Wants Her Back, Or Marry The Other Man She Is In Love With?

She should remarry her husband. You see, when she was married first, she took a solemn vow to love, honor and obey . . . until death do us part. And the Bible clearly teaches that divorce is wrong. Even if the husband mistreated the wife (and of course all husbands and wives are human and fail in some degree), still she was his wife, she had promised to be with him until death, and God wanted her to obey her husband and love him and be true to him.

I think that if a wife will set out to obey her husband, she will find that love will increase. She will have to confess to God her sin of loving another man, and if in her heart she will honestly turn from that in repentance, then God will help her to love her husband and help the husband to forgive and love her. If things are not always easy, still the only way to happiness is to do right and have God's blessing.

Satan always has some very attractive ways in sin. Sin is always attractive at first, but it always ends bad. The Bible says, 'The way of transgressors is hard' (Prov. 13:15). And, again, the Bible says in Numbers 32:23, 'Be sure your sin will find you out.' And Romans 6:23 says, 'The wages of sin is death.'

First Corinthians 7, verses 10-13, says, '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. But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.'

Now the thing to do is to believe that God will restore happiness and that He will help straighten things out. So give Him a chance to do that.

SOURCE: DR. RICE... HERE ARE MORE QUESTIONS, page 327, by Dr. John R. Rice; copyright 1973 by Viola M. Walden; Sword Of The Lord Publishers, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

I couldn't agree more with Dr. Rice. Divorce is rooted in the sins of unforgiveness, hatred and self-righteous pride. Divorce is breaking one's vows to remain together until death.

Everything about divorce is ungodly from beginning to end. The court system in America is saturated with evil corrupt judges, greedy lawyers, sickos, lesbian feminists and a Communist agenda to steal, kill and destroy families. God hates the sin of divorce (Jeremiah 3:20; Matthew 19:8).

Thank God that He has promised never to leave nor forsake His own in Hebrews 13:5. Interesting, Hebrews 13:4 is about marriage. Clearly God had broken hearts from broken marriages in mind when He promised never to leave nor forsake His own...

Hebrews 13:4-5, “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

~Added comments by David J. Stewart

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