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Jay Guin

Jay Guin, in his blog post, MDR: A Question From An Elder, affirms the continuity of Scripture and immutable morality of God in his examination of biblical divorce and remarriage.

“Jesus is not writing new legislation but explaining how the Torah should be interpreted in light of Kingdom ethics. And this forces us to interpret in light of Deuteronomy 24 and all the rest of the Old Testament — and the Old Testament plainly allows remarriage after a divorce.”

“Jesus is not banning remarriage, but teaching the wrongfulness of divorce — and more importantly — the attitudes that lead to divorce.”

Guin, Jay (2014). MDR: A Question From An Elder.

Dr. Eve Levavi Feinstein

In her article, Remarrying Your Ex-Wife, on, Dr. Levavi Feinstein concludes the sexual defilement (Tame 2930.) in Deuteronomy 24:1-4 is demonstrative of adultery.

“Philo appears to see the woman’s abandonment of her husband as adulterous (arguably foreshadowing Jesus’s equation of divorce with adultery) and thus sees the second husband as partaking in this sin by marrying her.”

“If the first husband were to remarry his former spouse, the second marriage could be seen as having interrupted an ongoing relationship, introducing something foreign. As Carolyn Pressler puts it, it is ‘structurally similar to adultery,’ in which a woman, once bound to one man, has sex with another and then potentially returns to the first.”

Feinstein, E. L. (2017). Remarrying Your Ex-Wife.

Kevin Pendergrass

Kevin Pendergrass contextualizes Jesus’ divorce and remarriage teaching in, A Position Paper: Marriage And Divorce, and biblically demonstrates the legitimacy of remarriage.

“Those who are guilty of adultery (covenant-breaking) according to Jesus are those who treacherously divorce his/her spouse and the third party he/she leaves their spouse for.”

“The fact of the matter is that there is no historical, biblical, internal, or external evidence of anyone being told to leave his/her subsequent marriage after a treacherous divorce in order to repent.”

Pendergrass, Kevin (2014). A Position Paper: Marriage And Divorce.

David Servant

David Servant deconstructs the traditional or marriage permanence doctrine in a series entitled: The Problem With “Marriage Permanence Doctrine.” (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

“When that second marriage was consummated, yes, an element of adultery existed in that because of what transpired before. At that act, that in some sense adulterous act, that ended the covenant that existed with the first husband. That’s proven by not only in Deuteronomy Chapter 24, which forbids the twice married woman from going back to her first husband, but also by what Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount. He made an exception for the man who illegitimately divorces his wife, there’s an exception to that rule if she’s been unfaithful. The covenant’s been severed, and there’s freedom to remarry.”

Servant, David (2018). The Problem With “Marriage Permanence Doctrine.”