Is it ok for a church to knowingly break one of the 10 Commandments?

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    Mark 10:9-12 NIV - Therefore what God has joined together, - Bible Gateway

    Mark 10:9-12
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    9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

    10 When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. 11 He answered, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. 12 And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.”

    Exodus 20:14 NIV - You shall not - Bible Gateway

    Exodus 20:14
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    14 “You shall not commit adultery.





    The first quote is from Jesus in the New Testament, so there's no getting around it, no gray area, no need for interpretation.

    Are you ok with a church performing someone's 2nd+ marriage, that wasn't to his/her original wife/husband?
     
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    I thought this was a good question :(.
     
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    It is a good question.

    I didn't think my mother would approve my husband, since I was his second wife. But she said that since his first essentially set him aside, and he fought it for two years, he was free to remarry.

    Just as I assume I would be, as he set me aside.
     
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    No.
     
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    So - all those couples are committing adultery? They're all going to hell? Why isn't the church focusing on that? It's a MUCH bigger issue than gays!
     
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    My perspective is I think divorce is immoral if you have kids together, but I don't think remarriage is immoral.
     
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    Why do kids make the difference?

    I think adultery is the immorality in this picture. I'd really like to know how many marriages end due to an outside relationship.
     
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    Yeah for sure, cheating is certainly the worst.

    Divorce is wrong with children in my opinion because the parents are selfishly putting their inability to work things out above their children's need to have both parents around full time. If I ever stop loving my future wife and we have kids, it'll be too bad for me and i'll be able to live civilly with her for the kids sake.
     
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    Staying in an abusive marriage when you have kids is immoral. Staying together for the sake of your religion when the marriage is toxic and abusive is religious abuse.
     
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    True, but that's the exception.
     

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