Is Divorce Itself Without Remarriage A Sin?

Some say it is scriptural for a man to divorce his wife (or vice-versa) for reasons other than fornication as long as he doesn’t remarry.

But notice how Matt 5:32 reads – “… whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery …” The NKJV has it this way – “… whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery …”

Notice that the remarriage on the part of the one doing the putting way (divorcing) is not even contemplated by the verse. In other words, if a man divorces his wife “for any reason except sexual immorality” he sins (he “causes her to commit adultery”) – even if he never remarries.

Conclusion: Divorce itself is wrong.

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