• Neil Novotnak

    Blended families are only “in the Lord” if the marriage was “in the Lord”. (1 Cor 7:39) The sad truth is that many in the Evangelical world believe that a person can divorce or believe that a divorce ends the one-flesh covenant of a living sposue with freedom to “remarry” another. Unfortunately, these “remarriages” are adulterous unions. Thus, most “blended” families or step-families, are not to be celebrated, but must be dissolved. Do not believe everything men like Ron Deal tell you, believe what the word of God tells you.

    Step-families and blended families are only possible when one or both spouse’s previous marriage ended by the death of a one-flesh covenant spouse.(1 Cor 7:39) A “remarriage” after a divorce of a living one-flesh covenant spouse is not a marriage in the Lord as this union is adulterous which requires repentance. (Mt 19:9. Mk 10:11,12;Luke 16:18; 1Cor 7:10,11, 39; Ro 7:2-4; Heb 13:4) Teaching that a “remarriage” after divorce is a marriage in the Lord is a lie and causes people to remain in the sin of adultery.

    There is no such thing as an “ex-spouse”. A one-flesh covenant marriage can only end in death. Divorce is no longer applicable in the New Testament as the Lord defines marriage as it was in the beginning. (Gen 2:24. Mt 19:4-6; Mk 10:6-9, Eph 5:31,32) Do not believe that lies that marriage was handed over and governed by civil governments or traditions of men (Westminster Confession of Faith) Marriage is one man and one woman for life, no excuses, no exceptions.