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All Articles For Divorce and Remarriage

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The problem of divorce and subsequent remarriage is becoming a subject of serious discussion amongst our young people. This is understandable. Strained or even broken marriages are becoming more frequent, thereby bringing the problem into the passionate consideration of people who are directly involved in such a sad state of marriage. Anyone personally involved in the breakdown of a marriage, or closely related to someone who is, quite naturally discusses the question of divorce and remarriage in a serious manner. Is divorce, as the dissolution of marriage, unscriptural?

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In this article we will pay close attention to the argument put forth by those who believe that the Bible allows for divorce and remarriage. Our emphasis is upon their Biblical reasoning. We will not deal with many of the emotional arguments involved in divorce and the sad consequence it brings upon an individual who has to either live alone or raise the family alone. These are indeed difficult experiences and we will have something to say about this later. For now our interest is in what the Word of God teaches.

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One of the beautiful Reformed principles for determining truth is sola Scriptura, only the Scriptures. This must be our guiding light as we now explore the Biblical principles concerning the duration of marriage, how to handle difficulties if they arise within marriage, and what to do if a marriage breaks down. Is divorce a Scriptural option for the believer? And if so, is remarriage proper in any circumstances? We may not be guided by our emotions, even though they inevitably run very high in dealing with such a sensitive subject.

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