According to Matthew 19:9 can a man divorce his married wife and marry another if he finds her to be immoral.

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asked Oct 5, 2014 by Richard Dowridge (120 points)

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answered Feb 28, 2015 by Praisethelord (290 points)
Matt.19:9

If a Christian were to get a divorce, he or she may or may not be Scripturally free to get married again.Jesus said: “Whoever divorces his wife, except on the ground of fornication, and marries another commits adultery.” (Matt. 19:9) Here, “fornication” includes adultery and other serious sexual sins. It is vital to weigh prayerfully any thought of divorce when neither mate has been guilty of sexual immorality.
A failed marriage may cast doubt on one’s spiritual state. The apostle Paul raised this serious question: “If indeed any man does not know how to preside over his own household, how will he take care of God’s congregation?” (1 Tim. 3:5) In fact, when both mates profess to be Christians and yet their marriage fails, observers may think that such individuals do not really practice what they preach.—Rom. 2:21-24.
When baptized marriage mates are planning to separate or to divorce each other on unscriptural grounds, something surely is spiritually wrong in their life. Scriptural principles are apparently not being applied by one partner or perhaps by both partners. If they were truly ‘trusting in Jehovah with all their heart,’ there would be little reason for believing that they could not avoid a failed marriage.—Read Proverbs 3:5, 6.Some have desired to forgive the offense  imposed on them.this is recommended especially, if the guilty mate is sincerely repented.This is something not to be taken lightly.Seperation, divorce, is painful to everyone involved.Especially if there is  children involved.Pray about it?If  there is reason to be merciful? Be merciful.
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