Bible Polygyny

So men ought to love their wives as their own bodies.
He who loves his wife loves himself.
Eph 5:28

 

Another argument used against polygamy is the “no ‘church’ approves” position. In other words, because the majority of “orthodox” believers disapprove of polygamy Christians are to acknowledge that the weight of "evidence" must be with the majority and stand accordingly. The Catholic “church” is in the majority world wide so by this reasoning we should all be Catholics.

While this nonsense argument might sound good to some it is another terrible refutation because most Christians recognize that the Bible (which must be above all "churches") is full of examples where the majority was in fact wrong and in opposition to the Word of the Lord.

The entire nation of Israel were brought by signs and wonders from Egypt to the southern border of their promised land but only two, Joshua and Caleb, had faith enough to believe that God would help them take their inheritance (
Num.13-14).

The Lord Christ witnessed to the nation of Israel 3 years, His word confirmed with mighty signs and wonders and only 120 had the faith to obey His command and tarry at Jerusalem (
Acts 1:15). At the end of Paul’s life only Luke was with him (2 Tim.4:11).

The Bible clearly says the following but does the majority really believe only Christ has immortality and we put on immortality at the return of Christ?;

1Ti 6:15-16
  For He in His own time will reveal who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in light which cannot be approached, whom no one of men have seen, nor can see; to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.
1Co 15:54
 ..when this mortal shall put on immortality, then will take place the word that is written, "Death is swallowed up in victory.

Polygamy is not a sin because churches don't approve, God alone defines sin, not any priest or pastor. The seeker of truth will ask, “what says the Lord”? The Lord has made His position very clear, polygamy is approved by Him.

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