Thou shall not commit adultery. One of the 10 Commandments of God. Jesus said that what God has joined, let no man break.
Having said that - what is in the spirit of the law? For me, adultery is the act of having relations with someone other than your spouse in a “secretive” matter without the other’s knowledge - this leads to pain inflicted on the other when the other finds out. But what happens when one’s spouse is no longer considered one’s spouse and they divorce (not annulled, but civil divorce). Jesus said for no man to try to break the marriage. In other words - don’t even try to break the marriage up. But it has been broken - emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It has been broken - now what? How would Christ have responded to this question?
If a man or woman goes through a civil divorce and both go their own way, is the spirit of the law of adultery implied to include those individuals? Add another point - my new relationship is built on mutual love and understanding. We both continue to be close to God and ensure that God is part of our lives. I have never felt more closer to God than the last few years. But this doubt in my actions continue to plague my thoughts. Am I doing the right thing according to Word of God?
I don’t think that God’s mercy would allow an individual who has sinned in the past, divorced, repented for their wrong doings, and then allow that person to live out their life in sorrow and loneliness. As a parent, I would never subject my children to this. If I wouldn’t, why would God, in all His mercy, allow this pain on His children?
Thank you for reading my question and please pray that I could one day be fully in God’s graces.