Concordia Theological Monthly

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Divorce and Remarriage

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marriage, divorce, christian, church, guilty, innocent, wife, husband, forgiveness, fornication, heathen, adultery, luther, reconciliation

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The written discussion which has centered around Matthew 5:31, 32; 19:9; Mark 10: 11, 12; Luke 16: 18; and 1 Corinthians 7:12-16 is certainly voluminous, sometimes biased, mostly tentative. It is our conviction that much of the labor expended through the years in an effort to develop a modus operandi for dealing with divorce and remarriage has resulted in more ambiguous conclusions than certain ones. It is also our conviction that these passages need to be studied anew by our Lutheran Church. In no area of pastoral care is there more need for clear doctrine and practice.


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Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Matthew 5:31-32; Matthew 19:9; Mark 10:11-12; Luke 16:18; 1 Corinthians 7:12-16; Deuteronomy 24:1-4; Mark 10:5; Matthew 19:8; Matthew 19:6; Matthew 18:21-22; Luke 6:35-37; Luke 17:3; Romans 12:17, 19, 21; Ephesians 4:32;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars