This verse says God was a HUSBAND to
Some Christians say God had no wives but what part of husband or them is difficult to understand?
Oh, and do not hastily conclude that God was
married to Israel's fathers, that would make God a homosexual or
"Them" in Jeremiah 31 refers to the two kingdoms of Israel seen as two sisters who both bore God children. This is all figurative but God does not engage in figurative wickedness.
"Christ only has one Bride", the monogamy only traditionalists cry but this makes the monogamy only position worse. Most Christians would acknowledge that Christ of the NT is Jehovah of the OT so it is Christ embracing the two sister Kingdoms of Israel as His wives in Jeremiah 31 and the Christians today as well? What about the 5 virgins of Matt.25 who enter into the marriage supper?
Oh dear, God's own Word would thus ascribe about eight wives for Christ, the two sisters of Jeremiah and "the church" of the NT and the 5 virgins. This tally does not including the New Jerusalem which is called "the bride, the Lamb's wife".
Then Jesus said to the Jews who
believed on Him, If you continue in My Word, you are My disciples
indeed. And you shall know the truth,
A recent survey shows 65%
of worshippers are women; Christian women outnumber Christian men but as
a married lady recently observed that if the widows and single mothers
were lonely then let them live together. Obviously she had her husband.
Then we have the nonsense promoted by some that God gives the gift of being single. Guess that makes the lonely women out there feel much better, but not if they check their Bibles for such a "truth".
We are not encouraging anyone to practice polygyny, we are defending the truth of it. However, there are now Christian couples opening their doors to the lonely widows and single mothers of faith. Polygyny is an action of love and for love, never forced.
Consenting adults are free before God to make marriage choices which only offend those who are heavily indoctrinated with the monogamy only eisogesis which abounds in Christian and cultural circles.
The rapid growth in polygamy accepting Christians is due to the infallibility of God's Word which proves monogamy only a falsehood. This growth improves the options for the Christian single and single with children ladies out there. On one dating site there are 310 men and 849 couples available for consideration for the 257 single ladies. Now that's a positive thing, these ladies do not need to take the leftovers but can consider Christian single men or especially Christian families where the husband has a proven track record affirmed by his wife or wives who are ready and willing to accept and love another lady in the household.
We have been accused of hurting the Body of Christ which really means, for whatever reasons, the subject offends the one making that accusation. Truth never hurt any saint of God and since when did a true lover of the Lord and His Word reject any subject found within it's pages?
The need is great, and praise the Lord many Christians are now discarding the usual traditional but non-Biblical arguments against this lifestyle. Below are many links which will help demonstrate that this is true.
Helpful Polygyny Web
Join this forum and meet many fundamental, orthodox, mainstream pro polygyny Christians http://www.biblicalfamilies.org
Blaine Robinson Polygamy and a concise overview including
Monogamy is evil.
numbers of Christians are showing more Biblical balance to the subject
Hondo Solomon's Polygamist Papers
Utah's DA comments; No intention to end polygamy.
Religious Tolerance U.S. Laws and Senate hearings on polygamy
Canadian Content Polygamy laws repealed? Also search Canada Polygamy
Polygamy dating sites
are growing daily. As with all dating sites, great care must be
exercised especially when some cater for but are not Christian owned and
Jay Michaelson "It's Not Just Tiger: Monogamous Marriage is an Anomaly"
A man fathers many children but it's only an oddity because he didn't' marry all the mothers.
Here is a TV commercial
designed to break down bigotry and prejudice in certain areas but avoids
the remotest suggestion that a family could also be one Dad and three
Moms. I guess "so many combinations" excludes polygyny and "it doesn't
matter" if Gays and Lesbians have families but it does matter if
Polygynists have families.
Some light reading;
Any crime committed by anyone living any lifestyle is equally as
criminal. But unfortunately the media has dollar eyed
thinking, showing monogamy in a bad light is not newsworthy and who wants to poke the
accusative finger at the majority.
Most child pornography sites are run by monogamists
Most rapists are monogamous
Most genocidal maniacs are monogamists
Marriage structure does not produce evil within families. Evil people in some marriages produce evil, and social services departments are hard pressed to deal with all the abuse in monogamous families. Let's be serious, who was the worst sinner? Adam who by disobedience opened the door for sin and death to enter the world or Lamech who was only a sinner because of Adam's disobedience? Which is worse, Adam the monogamist or Lamech the polygamists? Silly illogical questions I know but makes us think, yes? Oh, and please note, not once did God condemn Lamech as a sinner but the Word sure levels failure against Adam. Perhaps we should argue that polygamy is better because Lamech was the less sinner? Stupid, but hey, maybe it will make someone think.
Marriage structure does not produce good or evil, people do. Some monogamous people are evil, some polygamous people are evil and some single people are evil. Monogamy is not the lesser of two evils.
It's time to stop numbing and dumbing the faithful and the Word of God in our attempts to argue against polygamy.
All Scripture quotes on this site MKJV unless otherwise indicated.