So says Jehovah, the God
I anointed you (David) king over Israel,
and I delivered you out of the hand of Saul.
.... I gave you your ......master's wives into your bosom...
Moses, the inspired author of Genesis 2:4, had two wives, Zipporah a descendant of Abraham and the Ethiopian woman a descendant of Ham. Moses, the entire nation of Israel and our Lord saw no "implied command" or "creation ideal" to be monogamous in Gen.2:24
Did you read the verse
Gen.2:24 does not demand monogamy only, Jacob was one flesh with each wife. The fact that Adam and Eve were monogamous must be understood in the light of other marriages in the same book, given at the same time to the same people and written by Moses who had more than one wife. When Israel read Gen.2:24 did they cease polygamy? NO! After Gen.2:24 God gave extra wives to David.
God blessed David with wives but condemned him
How many wives did David
David did not commit adultery with each of his wives, adultery is intimacy with a wife not your own.
Polygyny is not adultery if it is, then God promoted adultery by giving David extra wives. It is time to face the truth; polygyny is Biblical.
Welcome to Christian polygamy
God does not condemn polygamy, never calls polygamy adultery, wickedness or a fleshly perversion. Polygamy was not abolished in the New Testament as is commonly assumed. Christians practiced polygamy for 300 years after the NT. As God's children we need to accept God's Word on this subject. Our Heavenly Father did not ask us to like His Word but expects us, as His obedient children to believe it. He did not create the dislike for polygamy since He is a friend of, and loves polygamists.
Are all Christians against polygamy? No, man made religions teach monogamy only. Are there Bible verses, any Scriptures against polygamy? No, not one verse can be found which plainly condemns polygyny; figuratively God Himself has more than one "wife".
Many Christians are seriously misinformed on the subject of polygamy, or better still polygyny. Some reactions against it are purely emotive; in ways unknown this subject touches deep personal issues. If this Bible subject brings fear, then the real causes of that fear should be carefully sought. Truth will liberate such Christians from fear, insecurity and the emotional bondage that the monogamy only tradition has promoted. Forced monogamy is a failure for many, and has brought about divorce deceit and hypocrisy in the Christian community.
This website is not promoting
polygyny lifestyles, it was created to defend the Bible truth of polygyny against the horrors of half
truths and out of context Scripture used against it.
Moses, the inspired author of Genesis 2:4, had two wives, Zipporah a descendant of Abraham and the Ethiopian woman a descendant of Ham. Moses and the entire nation of Israel saw no "implied command" or "creation ideal" to be monogamous in Gen.2:24. Paul uses Gen.2:24 in the matter of a harlot in 1Cor.6:16 so Paul didn't think Gen.2:24 meant one man and one woman only.
It would horrify believers to know that God is a polygynous God in His relationship with Israel and Judah (Jer.31:31-32, Jer.3 & Ez.23) but they are only horrified because they are deceived by our false traditions; by reading into Scripture the western cultural concepts of monogamy only.
When our God speaks of marriage He does not differentiate. He calls a husband a husband if the man has one wife or four. He calls a wife a wife whether she is alone or with sister wives. Monogamy and polygamy are words not found in the Scriptures of truth; Gen.2:24 is not offended by polygamy else God contradicted Himself by giving King David multiple wives (2Sam.12:8) and had instructed the Israelites how to sin in Lev.18:17-18 and Deut.21:15-17.
So much blessing comes to us and the world through polygyny. In Matthew 1 three out of the first four men in our Lord's genealogy were polygamists so please don't tell the Lord "only bad things come from polygamy", you might offend Him. Since our Lord came through polygamy and if God calls polygynists holy it is time His children stopped resisting God and His Word. There is nothing to fear in agreeing with our God of grace.Praise the Lord, many theologians in the upper echelons of Christian academia are now writing against the monogamy only tradition. Here is such an appraisal and see also "By the Power Invested in Me".
Polygamists, both ancient and modern, are part of God's family as the day of glory will show. Any Christian standing for this truth might be condemned, marginalized and rejected as not having any value as a friend or servant of the Lord yet God loved, fellowshipped with, used and blessed polygamists and was not ashamed to be called their God, Hebs.11:16.
The "church" has tried, condemned and murdered polygynists and one wonders what they would do with Abraham, David and many other friends of God if they were in the assemblies today. Would Abraham be admitted as a deacon or left in the car park? Zealous missionaries are breaking up polygynous families, forcing mothers and children into desperate situations, this zeal is religious but not Scriptural. It defends church traditions, it does not defend God's Word.
We present the Word of God regarding polygyny accompanied with the prayer that rampant fear, ignorance and prejudice will melt away in the light of God's Word and polygyny will be seen
for what it is; holy, acceptable to God, Scriptural, a sanctioned marriage option
as much a choice as monogamy or remaining
Ken Ham debates Bill Nye
Why were there bishops after the NT era with more than one wife? How come the Greek speaking Christians back then, did not see 1Tim.3 as an abolition of polygamy?
1Tim.3 and Titus can not be used against polygamy,
There is NO
injunction in the NT for the husband
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