Marriage & Divorce, & Re-Marriage..What is the non-catholic position?

What position does the non-catholic/protestant hold on marriage? Especially on divorce and remarriage? Any info you can provide would be helpful.

God Bless…

[quote=matthew1624]What position does the non-catholic/protestant hold on marriage? Especially on divorce and remarriage? Any info you can provide would be helpful.

God Bless…
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I am no longer a Protestant. To say that there is one Protestant position would, I think, be misleading. Generally speaking though, the Protestants I have known regard marriage, divorce, and re-marriage as OK. Of course, divorce is frowned upon, but, when push comes to shove, the belief seems to be that divorce can be God’s will for you. Once you are divorced, though, there doesn’t seem to be much of a restriction on re-marriage. As with most things Protestant, it seems to be left to the individual conscience, whether that conscience be well formed or not.

I have talked to one of my Protestant friends who was considering dating a divorced woman. Our mutual friend, also a Protestant, had prayed about it, and felt that there was no way God wouldn’t bless their union, should they ever have married. All of this despite what Jesus and Paul say. Sola scriptura, my keyster.

It’s true that Protestant views on this are probably as varied as Protestants themselves/ourselves. I do know that certain denoms, some Baptists in particular, will not ordain men to preach/pastor if they’ve been divorced. Some won’t even let them get up and speak in church at all much less ordane them.

In the charismatic-y, non denom circles I’ve been in, divorce is sort of breezed over. It kind of doesn’t matter because certainly God wouldn’t want you live in misery, they say. And if you made a mistake in who you chose to marry would God want you to have to suffer for that the rest of your life, they say?

And true…it’s pretty much an individual choice. Some Protestants are very Catholicesque in their views on divorce. And some aren’t.

[quote=John_Henry]Of course, divorce is frowned upon, but, when push comes to shove, the belief seems to be that divorce can be God’s will for you. Once you are divorced, though, there doesn’t seem to be much of a restriction on re-marriage. As with most things Protestant, it seems to be left to the individual conscience, whether that conscience be well formed or not.
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Why do they allow so much flexibility on Marriage but come across so strong on other issues? It appears very clear in scripture that God hates divorce and if/when you marry a divorced man/woman you are committing adultery which can endanger your salvation. Unless of course the former spouse has passed.

Peace…

[quote=Curious]It’s true that Protestant views on this are probably as varied as Protestants themselves/ourselves. I do know that certain denoms, some Baptists in particular, will not ordain men to preach/pastor if they’ve been divorced. Some won’t even let them get up and speak in church at all much less ordane them.
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Well that’s good news…

In the charismatic-y, non denom circles I’ve been in, divorce is sort of breezed over. It kind of doesn’t matter because certainly God wouldn’t want you live in misery, they say. And if you made a mistake in who you chose to marry would God want you to have to suffer for that the rest of your life, they say?

And true…it’s pretty much an individual choice. Some Protestants are very Catholicesque in their views on divorce. And some aren’t.

This is the part I don’t understand. Non-denom Christians hammer us for things like “Call no man Father…”, “Making the sign of the cross” and such but they glance over the adultery part. I’m having alot of trouble understanding this especially from those that hold to the Once Saved Always Saved position. Do you think that they hold to this OSAS position out of convenience? In other words, If I believe that I am saved, then I can continue to live in adultery and be happy. Otherwise, I’d have to change my lifestyle…

God Bless…

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