In MATTHEW 5, Jesus said that a man that puts away his wife, & marries another, for any reason EXCEPT when she doesn’t confess fornication to him prior to their marriage, causes her to commit adultery, & he that marries her will also live in adultery.
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The Levitical laws say she’s somebody else’s property. You’ll defile & make yourself worse off. If you ARE FREE, STAY FREE! I said, NO to my BROTHER when he asked me to marry him after being married before & havin a child by a good woman. I did marry a couple that had divorced each other over a spat, but BOTH LIVED SINGLE & TRUE until they deciced to marry each other again.
W M B ~ QUESTION Brother Branham, I was married to a woman that had been married before. We divorced, and she has been married twice since. The Bible states that if we desire to marry—if we desire to marry, to turn to…first wife. Now, could I turn to her who has been married before or could I be free?
ANSWER Well now, my brother, here’s THE ONLY WAY THAT YOU COULD DO IT.
Now, this is a great subject, and someday I—I want to if—if the church ever gets organized and straightened up into the place where it should be or…I—I say this with reverence, I…
There’s two factions of this marriage and divorce in the churches, one holds one faction and one another.
And to my opinion, WITH GRACE IN MY HEART before God and His Bible, THEY’RE BOTH WRONG. See? But there’s a truth lays there.
If you notice what Jesus said…Now here, I got a brother, MY OWN BLOOD BROTHER, that’s fixing to marry a woman.
And MY BROTHER HAS BEEN MARRIED BEFORE and got a child BY A GOOD WOMAN.
And HE COME TO ME TO MARRY HIM. I SAID, “NOT AT ALL!”
Jesus said in Matthew 5, “Whosoever puts away his wife, and marries another, saving the cause of FORNICATIONS (which she had to do BEFORE SHE WAS MARRIED AND DIDN’T TELL HIM ABOUT IT), CAUSES HER to commit adultery: WHOSOEVER MARRIES HER that is put away LIVETH IN ADULTERY.”
So don’t do that.
No, YOU CANNOT GO BACK TO your—TO YOUR FIRST WIFE IF SHE’S BEEN MARRIED AGAIN.
But if you—she divorced you and put you away…
Then you said, “Am I free?” Let me read it again.
“I was married to a woman that had never been married before. We divorced, and she has been married twice (I suppose this person has remained single.) The Bible states that if we desire to marry to turn to…first again.”
Get over in the Levitical laws. You go back to that woman, SHE’S SOMEBODY ELSE’S PROPERTY. You’ve DEFILED and MADE YOURSELF WORSE OFF than ever.
NO, you should not take a wife back WHO’S BEEN MARRIED TO SOMEBODY ELSE.
Now, “Could I turn to her who has been married before or should I—or should I be free?”
YOU ARE FREE! STAY FREE!
Yeah, you DON’T GO BACK AGAIN. No, sir! SHE’S MARRIED SOMEBODY ELSE; stay away from her. That’s right! Don’t…That defiled…?…You understand.
If we had a little more time, I won’t get into that, but just for your question, my brother, whoever you are: NO, SIR!
DON’T YOU GO BACK AND TAKE THAT WOMAN WHEN SHE’S BEEN MARRIED TWO OR THREE TIMES SINCE SHE MARRIED YOU. THAT’S WRONG.
I married a couple here not long ago that’d been married before, and they divorced and went away, and—old couple.
Well, they was Brother and Sister Puckett; that’s exactly who it was. They just couldn’t get along and had a little spat between them; they divorced.
She lived just as TRUE AND SINGLE as she could be, and HE LIVED THE SAME WAY. And after while, they seen how silly they was, and THEY COME BACK AND WANTED TO BE MARRIED.
I said, “Sure!” See? “THAT’S ALL RIGHT, that’s what you should be.” So they…Well, THEY WAS MARRIED ALL THE TIME.
They never had been divorced; just give them papers to live together as husband and wife; that’s all, ’CAUSE THEY WAS MARRIED IN THE BEGINNING.61-1015Questions & Answers
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