Both my husband and I were previously married.  I cannot tell you if my first husband committed adultery or not.  I initiated the divorce and I had been guilty of adultery.  My current husband initiated his divorce and had been guilty of adultery in his first marriage too.

Now that I am remarried both my current husband and I have been baptized into the Church.  We were baptized about 10 years ago and are faithful to each other.  Is our relationship adulterous because of unscriptural divorces on both our behalf’s?  Must we divorce to end a perpetual state of adultery?


"But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery" (Matthew 5:32).

"And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery" (Matthew 19:9).

"Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her. And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery" (Mark 10:11-12).

"Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced from her husband commits adultery" (Luke 16:18).

In each of these verses, the word "commits" is in the present state; it is not a one time past event but an on going sinful state.

Paul points out: "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God" (I Corinthians 6:9-10). Very simply, you cannot remain in adultery and expect to enter heaven.