Your Bible question was:

>>I was wondering about divorce.  Is there any reason that a person
>>could be divorced and be part of the services at church?
>>Lead singing, prayer, wait on the table, teach bible class?

First of all, it is imperative that we remember that God hates divorce (Mal.
2:16).  Jesus said, "Therefore what God has joined together, let not man
separate." (Matt. 19:6)  Whenever divorce occurs, sin has been committed by
at least one of the parties involved.

Jesus allows an innocent person to divorce ("put away") a mate who has
committed fornication (Matt. 19:9).  In such a case, he (or she) does not
commit adultery if he remarries.  In every other case, adultery occurs when
the parties involved remarry (Matt. 19:9; 5:32; cf. Rom. 7:3).

If one is living in sin (such as adultery) he should not be participating in
worship, for God demands that we approach Him in holiness (1 Tim. 2:8; Jas.
4:8; Jno. 4:23-24).  This principle had been taught in the law of Moses (see
Lev. 21:16-23).

Joe Price

Joe R Price

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Mt. Baker church of Christ