Bible Polygyny

God's original intention. So arrogant of Christians to claim they know God's "intention" by looking at particulars in the Garden but ignoring the changes after the fall.

 God commanded, made laws for polygamy and in fact destroyed one man who refused to practice it. I think God tells us clearly in His or that polygyny is acceptable to Him. Pity the modern churches can't agree with God.

And Joash did the right in the eyes of Jehovah all the days of Jehoiada the priest. And Jehoiada took two wives for him, 2Ch 24:2-3

 

God only made one wife for Adam so that is God's original intention and God's ideal.

Following the same logic we should all attend church naked, since obviously God made Adam and Eve naked and so that was God's original intention.

Woman was created from man’s “rib” thus being created from man to be reunited with him as one flesh and they were both naked & unashamed.
Gen 2:23-24 Adam said, This is...bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. She shall be called Woman because she was taken out of man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife and they shall be one flesh.

Then the traditionalists smirk and say but after the fall God made clothes for people which is correct and after the fall, God made laws for polygamy as well. We can't use an argument for one view and disallow the same reasoning for another.

Here are some other things about the Edenic administration.

Adam was limited to a garden which he was to work and guard from something. Was it God's original intention that all people live in the Garden of Eden? No.

Adam was forbidden to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil but not the tree of life, in other words a tree was available to sustain him in life, that is, NO DEATH existed when Adam, then Eve were created (Gen.2:15-17). How ridiculous to say today we should not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil since it was God's  original intention.

Are you beginning to see how stupid this argument really is?

When we have no plain statement of Scripture to support monogamy only, we have to resort to such loose and wicked handling of God's Word.

Further, man was limited to a vegetarian diet, given dominion over the animal kingdom, told to be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth. But they had no children in Eden.

If the above was Gods original intention, why aren't we all vegetarians, attending church naked and all childless? But God changed things after the fall, right? And God blessed those with more than one wife and called them His friends. Would you consider calling polygamists your friends?

In Eden before the fall they had endless life at hand, bountiful provision, direct communication with God and a life without pain. On the other hand, they were directly exposed to the enemy, inexperienced, without precedence and practice and came into the world as adults. Adam was limited to one area and one Law. In this sinless and deathless war zone, one companion was created.

Do the same conditions exist today? In that environment God made one partner for Adam.

Those conditions of Genesis 1-2 do not exist anymore. After the fall, when this plethora of particulars changed, men took other wives and our Heavenly Father said nothing to condemn the practice and in fact used such marriages for His purposes.

Christians can't demand monogamy from Gen.1-2. The fact that God's Word never uses these chapters against polygyny should be proof enough for those who compare spiritual with spiritual.

Show from one passage of Scripture God claiming that one wife was His original intention and so all men should have one wife?
We can't. Gen.2:24 is used in the Bible against divorce and to show the closeness of marriage, it is NEVER used by God against polygyny in His Word.


Christians are not in Adam, they are in Christ, a new creation living in the dispensation of the grace of God without any of the original conditions of Eden
in existence.

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