Larry Kirkpatrick

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Q and A -- Divorce and Remarriage


QUESTION: Does a divorce decree from the state grant one the biblical right to remarry?

ANSWER: "There is only one sin, which is adultery which can place the husband or wife in a position where they can be free from the marriage vow in the sight of God. Although the laws of the land may grant a divorce, yet they are husband and wife still in the Bible light, according to the laws of God" (Adventist Home, p. 344).

QUESTION: Who is involved in a marriage covenant?

ANSWER: The husband, the wife, and God.

QUESTION: Does "removal from church membership" mean one is lost?

ANSWER: Seventh-day Adventists neither disfellowship nor excommunicate. Seventh-day Adventists simply "remove from membership," implying nothing concerning one's salvation status. To disfellowship or...