Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Is adultery any less of a sin than murder? Someone has recently given me the argument that if a Christian goes out and gets divorced for a reason other than the spouse being unfaithful, that it's not wrong to remarry. The reason he gave was the verse that says "it is better to marry than to burn with passion." (1st Corinthians 7:8) According to him, this verse is also to a man who has left his wife for another woman as well. This man was upset at the ministers who counsel divorcees (for other reasons than unfaithfulness) not to remarry. He said it puts them in too much bondage for a mistake they have made, possibly years ago. In the case of an ex mudererer, prison would be bondage as well, I assume. Does adultery carry the same weight as murder, or is it one of the 'lesser sins' that doesn't seem to mean much to the Christian community?
Could it be possible that there are consequenses for what we do? Maybe I have not reasearched this fully enough, but it seems to me that any Christian minister would be well within Biblical guidelines if he was to counsel a divorcee to stay single.