This is really bothering me.
I was Sola Scriptura for so long. I am a Catholic now.
I know that I was divorced by my X, a pentecostal for no good biblical reason, other than he didn’t love me anymore.
I caught him this week spending the night with a woman. (His Cell phone accidentally rang me at 6 in the morning, I asked him about it and it’s true)
We have children together that I’m trying to raise in the Lord, as Catholics. Catholics absolutely may not divorce and remarry.
As an evangelical, I knew that since there was no adultery, I was to remain celibate and not remarry according to the Bible.
It doesn’t seem any other “sola Scriptura” types actually follow scripture in this area.
This is absolutely tearing me up inside, and I can’t sleep at night. Will someone please share your interpretation of 1 Corinthians 7 with me about your take on divorce and remarriage?**
10To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. 11But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.
12To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her. 13And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him. 14For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.
15But if the unbeliever leaves, let him do so. A believing man or woman is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace. 16How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?
39A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.