Bible Study—Divorce & Remarriage

Scripture Reading:  Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.  —Luke 16:18

Summary:  Marriage, from the beginning, was a lifetime union between one man and one woman.  This union was polluted with polygamy and divorce and remarriage. Jesus restored the sanctity of marriage. Remarriage while the first spouse is living is adultery.

I. In the Beginning

A. Gen 2:18 God created an help meet for Adam.
B. Genesis 2:23-25 Union of one man and one woman.Read more

Divorce & Remarriage

In the beginning of time, God created man. He saw that it was not good for man to be alone, so He created a woman to be his help meet (Genesis 2:18). Thus began the institution of marriage. It was created and or-dained of God. “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Gen. 2:24).

The marriage union is the closest of all human relationships and is second only to the relationship with God Himself. Marriage was instituted by the Creator; His plan was for marriage to be a lifelong, committed union between a man and a woman. Read more