Divorce

The legal dissolution of marriage, which has for the Christian believer not only a social and a psychological impact but also a religious one. The following 11 points state as clearly as possible the position of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on the subject of divorce and remarriage: “1. ‘In the sermon on the mount Jesus declared plainly that there could be no dissolution of the marriage tie, except for unfaithfulness to the marriage vow.’ -Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing , p. 63. ( Matt. 5:32 ; see also Matt. 19:9 .) “When Jesus said, “‘Let not man put asunder,’ He established a rule of conduct for the church under the dispensation of grace which must transcend forever all civil enactments which would go beyond His interpretation of the divine law governing the marriag...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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