is it Biblical to have Either a Christian or Christian minister Divorce/remarry?

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    is there different rules concerning this depending IF one is a lay person or a Minister?

    Can one be from the Bible perspective divorced and remarried and have it validated in the 'eyes of the Lord?"
     
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    There are no different standard for clergy vs laity in this, and a host of other issues.
     
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    Are you saying that any person who remarries is living in adultery; without exception?
     
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    I was only trying to respond to the OP title question.
    "is it Biblical to have Either a Christian or Christian minister Divorce/remarry?"
    As well as the OP question;
    "Can one be from the Bible perspective divorced and remarried and have it validated in the 'eyes of the Lord?"

    I know of no passage where God validates marriage after divorce. By validate I mean a stamp of approval. I do think your question would be a good topic however.
     
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    1 Cor. 7:12 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.

    13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

    14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.

    15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.

    Here looks like a good case. Now, I am talking about a marriage where only one of the married couple is saved(I have a hard believing two CHRISTians divorcing), and the sinner being the one who left. It says that if they depart, let them depart, a Brother or Sister is not in bondage in such cases. If they are not in bondage, then they are free.

    I have used this scenario before. You're driving down the road, and get pulled over. The police officer places you under arrest for DUI, eventhough you haven't had a drink in years. You explain that to the officer, but he says that your spouse is a lifelong sot, and you're going to jail for him/her. That is exactly what is happening to the innocent people involved in these types of divorce. You can not, and will not, be held accountable for the sins of your spouse. If your spouse cheats on you, and you choose to divorce them, or they leave you, then how's that your fault? It's not. If it's they who broke the marriage covenant you took before God Almighty, then that sin is laid to their charge, and not yours.

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    Yes they are not in bondage to stay, but there is no permission to remarry.
     
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    Brother, where does it say that they can't remarry?
     
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    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.
     
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    True free at last but you are incorrect in your application. This applies to those whose divorce is un-Biblical.
     
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    If she is divorced, he is no longer her husband. He broke the covenant of their marriage, and not her. In infidelity, he broke the covenant, and not her. She is freed from that covenant because of his evil doings. She is free, and if she marries, she is then to only marry in the Lord.
     
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    Convicted, you and I better watch out. We are about to be declared "in rebellion."
     
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    Thanks for the warning Brother. Some are saying that we are to be held accountable for the sins of our spouses, where the bible clearly states otherwise. That's the point I am trying to get across.
     
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    First the passage does not say what you are saying. It only states what is written. You are assuming something not there. Second what is a biblical divorce?
     
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    That may be your take on divorce and remarriage but scripture never suggests what you are holding as God's intent.
     
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    So we are to be held accountable for the sins of our spouse?
     
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    First the passage does not say what you are saying. It only states what is written. You are assuming something not there. Second what is a biblical divorce?

    Context trumps your opinion.
     
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    No we are accountable for our own sin. Our sin would be marrying someone divorced. There would be no sin until the marriage.
     
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    You are tossing the baby out with the bath H2O, Brother. Listen, I am against divore as much, if not more than, most CHRISTians. If they broke the covenant, they were the one who sinned, and not the innocent party. It was they who were unfaithful. By stating they can not remarry due to their spouse's infidelity, you are, in essence, holding them accountable for someone else's sins. If my wife tells me she is no longer happy, and that I have to leave, if I make her stay against her will, that is kidnapping, which is a sin. If she tells me to leave, I must leave. So, in your stance, if I remarry, I am in adultery. That is not correct.
     
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    I think you are trying to rationalize the issue. It is not up to me to take a position outside what is written.
    And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her
    And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
    If you have not done so read this article.
    http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/articles/divorce-remarriage-a-position-paper
     

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