... in the last days
grievous times will be at hand. For men will be self-lovers,
money-lovers, boasters, proud, blasphemers,
disobedient to parents,
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.
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
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
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.
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
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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