Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo, a popular clergyman and marriage counsellor, has said Jesus Christ is not against divorced people getting married again.
During a sermon in his church recently, Pastor Okonkwo said he doesn’t know where people got the notion that the Bible is against divorcees remarrying.
According to him, Jesus is only against couples who are separated but not fully divorced getting married again.
“Jesus never said you can’t remarry when you are divorced. I don’t know where people even got it from. So what confuses people is that Jesus said if you put away your wife and you go and remarry, you are committing adultery
There is putting away and there is what is call giving a bill of divorcement. Putting away is separation. Giving a bill of divorcement is the proper divorce. When you are seperated you are not divorced. Some couple separate so they can work on the marriage. Some times they come together.
In counselling we call it controlled separation, so you are separated but working with a counsellor.
Separation is not divorce. You can separate and come back. When you are separated, you can’t go and remarry. That is what Jesus means that when you separate and go and remarry you are committing adultery because you are not divorced and if you go and marry somebody that is just separated and divorced, you are also committing adultery because the person is not preperly divorced. That is what it means.
The bible is clear that once you divorce someone you can remarry.”
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