Bible Polygyny

... in the last days grievous times will be at hand. For men will be self-lovers, money-lovers, boasters, proud, blasphemers,
disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2Ti 3:1-2.

 

1Ti 6:9-10  But they who will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts which plunge men into destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all evils, of which some having lusted after, they were seduced from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Pro 18:2 Whoever finds a wife finds good and gets favor from Jehovah.

Who can afford polygamy? Is this supposed to be some sort of legitimate argument against it? Since when did costs negate love, peace, joy and union in the Lord? Marriage is not love at a cost.

Some husbands joke about how expensive wives are thus “who could afford more than one” and some wives see their husbands as being overvalued. If one wife is enough because afford is used in the sense of relationship value, then work needs to be done and marriage reassessed. The perceived value or worth of a spouse is not an argument against polygamy but an indictment against the individual using the argument.

Whatever financial position families experience (we all need to budget) money should not void or destroy marriage. Practicing polygamists argue that large families present opportunities for huge savings, but money is not the primary consideration for or against any marriage.

1Tim.6 speaks to those who “will” be rich, the emphasis being the desire for riches. If the desire for riches is more important than the riches of love and fellowship and all else Christian marriage provides then such marriages will be poor and wanting in lots of areas. Love is not necessarily an allowance and an abundance of beautifully wrapped gifts.

Christian polygamy can be a wealth of goodness and love, wives of great value, what husband would not desire such families.

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