Marriage is more than a marriage certificate from the civil government. God says about the being made one aspect in Malachi : “And did not he make one? A couple may go to the church to get married, but they have to go to the civil government to get a divorce. Although divorce can end the legal aspect of a marriage, it cannot end the “one” aspect of the marriage which God has joined together.
Once divorce occurs, a person is not single again in God’s judgment, and therefore not free to marry another person even if their first spouse has remarried.
We find this true on the doctrine of marriage and divorce. God says in Malachi that “: for one covereth violence with his garment.” No only does God tell us that He hates divorce, but He says that divorcing one’s spouse removes a person from fellowship with Him.
He will not receive the worship of a person who has divorced their spouse.
As I look at the interesting truths that I found in Scripture on divorce and remarriage, I have to ask myself, “Why didn’t we see this before?The subject of divorce and remarriage has not been exhaustively studied in the Bible, even though it has been extensively studied and written about.The Bible is a rich gold mine of spiritual truth and there is even more to be learned.In fact I am still learning more as more and more of the puzzle pieces are revealed.On many doctrines, God speaks His will as clear, and sometimes more clearly, in the Old Testament than in the New Testament.Everyone has an opinion about it, and everyone is entitled to hold an opinion about divorce and remarriage.