Does 1 Corinthians 7:15 justify divorce and remarriage in certain cases?

Does 1 Corinthians 7:15 justify divorce and remarriage in certain cases?

1 Corinthians 7:15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.

What is “bondage” in verse 15?

Look up the word “bondage” in that scripture. It doesn’t contradict the rest of scripture at all. It simply means “servitude” and it doesn’t justify remarriage and adultery at all. It fits perfectly with the rest of the context of the chapter, and it fits with the witness of Paul and Jesus.

The word translated “bondage” in that scripture is “doulos” which means servitude. It simply means you can’t serve your spouse if they leave you.

Instead, you serve the Lord and hope for their salvation of your spouse so they can come back to you. (This is covered in verse 16). It does not tell you to look for a new spouse (adultery). It says to serve God while praying for salvation for your covenant spouse.

1 Corinthians 7:16 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

What is “bound” in verse 39?

If you go down to verse 39 you will see the word “bound” which means the marriage covenant is a binding until physical death. This is consistent with all of the doctrine of Christ and His apostles.

People that use this one verse (1 Corinthians 7:15) to try and contradict the rest of Jesus Christ’s and His Apostles’ doctrine are called unlearned, and unstable.

2 Peter 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

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