But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. (Matthew 5:32 ESV) I am sure this topic has been exhausted and there are dovided opinions but Recently Ive been thinking about the topic of remarriage after divorce. Options on remarriage 1. It is always ok to remarry after divorce 2. It is sometimes ok to remarry after divorce 3. It is never ok to remarry after being divorced Personally, i have never been married, but the topic seems important. I have read the following arguments: - take mathew 5:32 at face value, jesus stated that remarriage is adultery and he didnt say sometimes, he completely bans it so its never ok - mathew 5:32's context is jewish people who abused moses certificate of divorce and took the subject lightly and remarried at will without seeing the great tragedies of divorce. Therefore jesus' main point is that divorce is a big deal and the passage is not intended to be taken that remarriage is never ok. - God is forgiving, therefore remarry if you wish he will forgive you. Yes jesus says remarriage is adultery but he will forgive you (so presume upon his forgiveness) The above are three common arguments of the three views on mathew 5:32. Currently im in the middle on the subject. I dont see jesus leaving any room for the possibility that remarriage is ok. He didnt say remarriage is sometimes adultery, he said it is. He also didnt say go ahead and remarry ill forgive you in advance. Just a few lines before he stressed that remarriage is a sin he said, " And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell. (Matthew 5:30 esv) i see jesus magnifying the consequences of taking sin lightly. Yet, i also see that he is most likely speaking to people who have been taking remarriage lightly ( like many do today), therefore he may not have intended to box his statement against remarriage in to such a degree that it is never his will. Furthermore, I have reminded myself that Jesus always has meaning that comes from His nature when He commands. All of his commandments are there for good and for relationship to be good. With that said, If he did totally outlaw remarriage completely there must be affects he is trying to protect us from. Clearly remarriage is never ideal and always carries consequences. If one has been remarried or had any sexual sin that consequence will be carried over. God does heal and forgive but I would never presume upon his grace and test Him. A question that arises to my mind is, is marriage possible a second time or is a soul completely divided until death? I dont necessarily latch on to that view but is a possible theory. What are your thoughts?