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Can divorced people be saved?

Submitted: 1/3/2010
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Question: Can you tell me, if people get divorced, will they still get into heaven if they asked for forgivness from God? Plus anything about adultery.

Answer: There are many variables concerning the circumstances surrounding a divorce. Every situation is different. All we can tell you is that God hates divorce, but He is also extremely kind and merciful.

Adultery is when a married person has sexual intercourse with someone he or she is not married to. Jesus extended the definition to include indulging the desire to commit this act. From beginning to end, the Bible condemns adultery as a serious sin. A few years ago, we distributed the following paper to the men of our assembly.

The Consequences of Adultery

œ You bring reproach upon the name of Jesus.

œ You bring reproach upon the church.

œ You inflict incalculable pain upon your wife and children.

œ You lose the respect and trust of your wife, children, and close friends.

œ You risk losing your relationship with your wife and children forever.

œ You bring an open shame upon your family, often accompanied by cruel comments to your children.

œ You bring questioning and severe spiritual damage to those you have personally won to the Lord.

œ You bring spiritual damage to and lose credibility with everyone you have influence with in the church.

œ You lose your ministry within the church.

œ You lose credibility with those you have been witnessing to.

œ You damage yourself spiritually at a depth that is difficult to repair.

œ You lose self-respect, discredit your name, and bring life-long shame and embarrassment upon yourself.

œ You risk incurring the rage of your partnerfs husband.

œ You risk contracting a sexually transmitted disease and passing it on to your wife.

œ You risk causing a pregnancy to someone you are not married to, possibly resulting in the birth of an unwanted child to an unwed mother.

œ You risk losing your salvation and being cast into the lake of fire.

œ You give Satan and his demonic host great delight.

œ You cause Jesus to be very, very sad.