Are the divorced/remarried folk going to hell?

So, what about the divorced/remarried folks, they too are going to hell, unless they turn from their sin by remaining celibate? Correct?

Matthew 5:32, " anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Matthew 19:9 states the same thing

Luke 16:18 same thing

1 Corinthians 6:9 says homosexuals AND adulterers will not inherit the kingdom of God.

So, considering the divorce rate is over 50% in our country...why aren't the religious folks railing against this sin.

This is over 50% of our country doomed for eternity in hell unless they turn from their sin by remaining celibate. I think you fundies need to start preaching the word...dontcha think?

Churches rail against the gay part of 1 Corinthians 6:9 but, skip right over this part that affects so many more of their church members...why the double standard? Afraid of alienating over 50% of your congregation?

7 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    BUT also note that there are TWO contradictory passages about divorce and remarriage being adultery. One passage (Matthew 5: 31-32) states that there IS AN EXCEPTION, namely for "proneia" which is probably best translated as "sexual immorality." There is ALSO ANOTHER exception to divorce and remarriage in 1 Corinthians, Ch 7.

    Therefore if PAUL believed that there were possible EXCEPTIONS to this rule, why not OTHER exceptions?


    And CHRIS: who wrote: "Divorce and remarrying are forgiven by believing in Jesus alone for salvation."

    Wow! Just what Bible are you reading? Please explain exactly where it says that? Your concept of "believing" is purely self-serving, is NON-Biblical, and is totally ignorant of the true values and teachings of Christianity.

    You added: "The sin of homosexuality . . ."

    Homoesxuality is NOT a sin, any more than heyterosexuality is. There is NOT a single place in the Bible where homosexuality or sexual orientation is spoken of. The term and concept of homosexuality and sexual orientation did not exist until less than 200 years ago, therefore this term could NOT have apperred in the Bible. Any translation which does have this term is an INCORRECT translation.

  • 1 decade ago

    Now that you know how many are sinners, know that you too were once like them.Read Matthew 13:18-30 about the farmer and know that Jesus Christ himself will separate the wheat from the tares at the end of the age. All you can do is be like Christ and spread the seed. We don't tear up the weeds lest we pull up the wheat by mistake.

  • MikeM
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I notice you have a habit of not reading far enough.

    1 Corinthians 6:11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

    Would you like to accept Christ as your savior? Being washed and sanctified is a really great thing!

  • 1 decade ago

    The Catholic Church forbids remarriage after divorce, but permits divorce without remarriage (in cases where safety etc. is an issue). To remarry after divorce without obtaining an annulment from the Marriage Tribunal bars you from the Sacraments and puts your soul in grave danger.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This is you trying to usurp God's mercy and it is very foul.

    Deuteronomy 29:29

    “The secret things BELONG TO THE LORD OUR GOD, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law."

    You have no idea who has sinned mortally in that respect. Absolutely none.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There is no hell. Those who violate God's laws unrepentantly will die with no more hope for the future.

  • 1 decade ago

    Didn't read the verses, but no. Nor are gay people for that matter.

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