Bible Polygyny

 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers;
for what fellowship does righteousness have with lawlessness?
And what partnership does light have with darkness? 
2Co 6:14.

 

Rom 13:13-14  Let us behave decently, as people who live in the light of day. No wild parties, drunkenness, sexual immorality, promiscuity, rivalry, or jealousy! Instead, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not obey your flesh and its desires. ISV

The flesh can be put for that fallen nature of man which desires to sin and which is hostile to God. (Roms. 8:7). Husbands pursuing other wives are seen as being “lustful” and seeking greater satisfaction for their fallen fleshly nature. What is monogamy if marriage is just men pursuing the flesh and are all women mindless objects? Intimacy is a wonderful gift of God, but sadly many believe the marriage bed is wicked and lustful but God provided it as a mutual expression of love and affection, a very gift from Him.

To enter into marriage is a joy and blessing to be embraced as a means of comfort, mutual strength and love. To classify any woman who engages in marriage as being weak willed is so poor a remark as to be left to its own self condemnation, though women who belong to plural families will have plenty to say against this heinous accusation.

Another insinuation against pro-polygamist men is in the throw away line "go beat your wives", the assumption being that such men are brutal and have dragged subdued women kicking and screaming into polygamy. Does everyone believe that only monogamy has equality of intelligence and alone prevents incest, rape, brutality, murder, and abuse? Polygamy is as much a gift of God as monogamy.

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