Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Deuteronomy 24:1-4

Deuteronomy 24:1-4

When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's wife. And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife; Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.

When I read this scripture, it seems pretty clear to me that once a couple divorces and one or the other or both remarry other people then they are not free to marry one another again for any reason. Is this scripture really that cut and dried, or is there more to it than meets the eye and the couple ARE free to marry each other again?

What say some of you? Why do you think that the Lord does not want the couple to remarry? Why is this an abomination?

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