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Sir,

I have attempted to look into the state of the church today and I realised that today’s church leaders have allowed a lot of dangerous pagan beliefs to creep in.


I am now writing to express my concern over the increasing number of church leaders who consciously ignore the matrimonial commandments of God through divorces and re-marriages.


Over the past years, the church’s leadership has been badly hit by divorces and re-marriages and the church has consciously failed to pursue such issues further but rather found comfort in keeping them safely locked-up in its closets of hypocrisy. There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death (Proverbs 16: 25).


The issue of divorce and re-marriage is slowly filtering down the Christian society to form a foundation of a well-accepted practice. Just because our religious role models are slowly accepting such beliefs, does it then mean it should be embraced by the church whose foundation is based on the teachings of Christ?
Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced from her husband commits adultery (Luke 16:18).
I have carefully studied the aforementioned scripture and I am convinced that it is not a command directed to a selected number of people but it refers to everyone because it says ‘whoever’. 


This scripture was recorded by Luke from the teachings of Jesus and it makes it clear that the issue of divorce is banned from the kingdom of God. This is not the only scripture in the Bible that makes reference to such a case and because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13: 8), He brings the issue up when H revealed his greatest council to Paul.


The principles of the gospel of Christ are very clear and conclusive in that if any man divorces his wife and remarries, he commits adultery and awaits the harsh judgment of God.  The issue of divorce and remarriage is not a stand-alone sin because the Bible dictates that it leads to another sin on condition that the divorcee re-marries while his or her spouse is still alive.


In Luke 16:18, it is mentioned that the termination of marriage on such conditions will automatically result in adultery, which is listed as one of the greatest sins under sexual immorality.
I am fully convinced through authority from the Bible that the issue of divorce and remarriage is a sin that should not be condoned by the church. Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.


For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14).
Divorced church leaders who intend to remarry while their spouses are alive should not do it in the name of the Lord Jesus because they are causing judgment onto themselves.


These people are what the Bible describes as clouds without rain, who choose to serve the creature rather than the Creator and whose end is nothing but destruction.

Clive M

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