FAQ Highlight — What about divorce?
Our position on divorce: We believe that marriage is a covenant, the terms of which are the vows. Habitual, unrepentant, violation of those vows destroys the covenant and entitles the wronged spouse to divorce, though does not require it.
The Bible sets out covenant-destroying sins:
- desertion and abuse (1 Cor. 7:15) – abuse is a form of desertion because the evil conduct violates and repels the victim
- adultery (Mat 19, Mk 10).
God doesn’t hate the legal process of divorce; he hates the sins of desertion, abuse and adultery that cause marriages to break down.
We believe that a wronged party, after divorce, is free to remarry, only in the Lord (i.e., another believer).
Our FAQ page “What about divorce? reiterates our position on divorce and gives over 20 links that address issues such as: Does the Bible allow divorce for domestic abuse? Does God hate divorce? and Will I be sinning if I divorce my abuser?