1. 0:00 Intro and explanation
2. 1:56 In Jeremiah, God divorced Israel but didn’t marry someone else – he offered them restoration! Doesn’t this undermine your case for remarriage?
3. 6:08 If a person who illegitimately divorced their spouse is unmarried and repentant and if their former spouse has remarried, may that person marry someone else?
4. 9:04 If the punishment for adultery was death under the law then how can adultery be a cause for divorce?
5. 19:49 Is addiction to porn considered sexual immorality and therefore, grounds for divorce?
6. 22:54 Does the requirement for leaders to be the “husband of one wife” mean that a divorced man can’t be a pastor?
7. 44:20 What do you do when a spouse wants to separate but not divorce, leaving you in limbo?
8. 50:33 What about domestic abuse such as verbal/spiritual abuses?
9. 55:42 If a person becomes a Christian after an invalid divorce, and reconciliation is not an option (former spouse is remarried), is that person free to remarry?
10. 57:42 Mike, you’re saying marriage isn’t really for life. Two don’t become one-flesh?
11. 1:00:06 If adultery justifies divorce and the man who divorces his wife commits adultery then why is the innocent woman in Luke 16 vs. 18 not allowed to get remarried?
12. 1:06:28 What’s with the jar of gummy bears in the background?
13. 1:07:14 What about the mass divorce that God commanded in Ezra and Nehemiah?
………………………….. Conclusion of Pt. 1 …………………………..
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14. When are two people considered “married” in God’s eyes? Is living and sleeping together enough?
15. What if a polygamist gives his life to Christ? Do they stay married to all their wives?
16. Can you please elaborate on what is meant by “still being morally obligated” after a divorce?
17. Can you explain what Jesus meant by “because of the hardness of your hearts” and comment on Roman Catholic annulment?
18. Some teach that the key to understanding the Bible is knowing the difference between “putting away” and “writ of divorce”. What’s up with that?
19. Is not one of the highest laws to forgive? Doesn’t Jesus say to forgive 70 times 7? If Jesus forgives Israel (see Romans 11), shouldn’t we, in our marriages, be forgiving all the time and never divorce?
20. What about a spouse who keeps draining the bank account and refuses to stop?
21. You have said adultery, abandonment, and abuse (lots of ways out of a marriage) are exceptions to divorce and remarry—why would the disciples be shocked in Matthew 19 if that’s what Jesus truly meant?
22. If you can justify divorce with adultery then why not just go commit adultery to get out of a marriage as some people have?
23. Is it possible that Jesus was just talking about king Herod and we’ve misunderstood?
24. Since priests are forbidden from marrying a divorced woman does this mean it was allowed for everyone else under the O.T. Law?
25. Could Deut. 24 really be showing us that second marriages are invalid and adulterous, which is why she can’t go back to her first husband?
26. Given Deut. 24, should we also say today that remarrying an ex-spouse who you filed a certificate of divorce for is also not allowed?
27. Can I tell you whether to divorce or not?
28. Why I’m concerned about saying “abuse” justifies divorce.
29. Should ANY second marriage be broken up?
30. Have I changed my mind on my teaching?
Here’s the playlist on divorce and remarriage which includes my LONG video on the topic.
Here’s my video on a biblical view of “interracial marriage.”