If Adam and Eve were the "ideal" monogamous
marriage, then there sure were some
Using the "bad consequences" argument and using it only against polygamy is a pathetically subjective and imbalanced view.
..Abraham prayed to
God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife
This refutation says that there have always been bad consequences of polygamous marriages in the Scriptures. Always? I mean truly always?
Aren't most evil doers in our societies monogamous?
Why are the bad consequences
of monogamous marriages ignored? See what
the TV will tell you about polygyny.
These amount to the most spurious and profane arguments any one can present. In both cases the positive results of Scriptural plural marriages are put to one side and the abuse and "bad consequences" of monogamy are conveniently ignored.
Those who resort to the “unfortunate consequences” argument are in the main inflicted with endemic selective vision. They ignore the “unfortunate consequences” of monogamous marriages. The writer was raised in a monogamous family which, by the "bad consequences" argument, would be "evidence" enough to ban monogamy for ever. I am certain that many readers will have experienced similar horrendous childhoods in traditionally acceptable monogamous families.
Don't expect most media to "promote" the fact that some murderer was monogamous, it is sufficient that they were a murderer but it is of extra sensational value if the murderer was a polygynist. This is the spirit of self serving, subjective imbalance.
Most media, seeking ratings through sensationalism, trumpets the hurts, jealousies, abuse, incest, and child neglect of polygamous families because obviously these things are much worse when carried out by polygamists . When reporting the same criminal activities in monogamous families it never crosses their minds to emphasize monogamy. We must conclude that these things in monogamy are less evil and sensational in their view.
Have we ever seen the
following headlines when these things occur, and they do occur;
"Monogamy on trial for incest."
Naturally most media avoids
making the majority of its audience uncomfortable. They are after all
self promoting. It is an axiom of
reporting that old news does not make a headline and neither does
Do you know how many
concubines Abraham had? One Jewish
lady told me Abraham only had one wife at a time until she read
Gen.25:6. Abraham had
many wives but remained a friend of God and was written in scripture as
a wonderful example of faith.
Did not God declare He would bless all families of the earth through Abraham and Jacob, two great Bible polygamists? Is not our Lord Christ the seed of Abraham and David, two great Bible polygynists?
Please don't stand in front
of Christ and confess that only bad things come from polygamy, He might
Let us not be children in
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