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Polygamy...Was Never God's Plan

Discussion in 'Ethics & Morality' started by The Narrow Way, Jul 3, 2021.

  1. The Narrow Way

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    All you have to do is read the Bible story of Abraham or Jacob and see the misery that having MULTIPLE WIVES brings into a home, to KNOW that POLYGAMY was never God's plan. It brings no more happiness today than it did back then.

    As Christians, if we want God's blessing on our family, we need to follow the PLAN He gave us from Creation ~ ONE MAN & ONE WOMAN
     
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    The only tempting aspect of it is sexual greed. Everything else about it appears to be too much drama.
     
  3. The Narrow Way

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    It all boils down to selfishness. A man who is a polygamist only thinks of himself. He doesn't think or care about the women and children that he is harming because he cannot control his lust.
     
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    2 Samuel 12:8 " I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more."

    God gave David wives; his master's wives (as if they were property). If were not enough, God would have given him more.

    Sure sounds as if David having multiple wives was part of God's plan.
     
  5. The Narrow Way

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    It never ceases to amaze me how much of the Bible many Atheists know.

    From the beginning of the Bible, right at Creation, God gave Adam ONE wife, to the end of the Bible where Timothy said that the Bishop and leaders in the CHURCH should be the husbands of ONE WIFE. Yet, those who want to follow their carnal desires search high and low to find ONE VERSE that APPEARS to contradict the entire rest of the Bible! And I say APPEARS because I don't believe the Bible EVER contradicts itself. The "apparent contradictions" are our fallible human misunderstandings.
     
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    Not an argument for whether or not polygamy is permissible today.
     
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  7. Tinker Grey

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    Yeah. But the OP indicates that it was "never" God's plan. So did God's morality change?
     
  8. Sketcher

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    His didn't. He gave different orders to different people, and with that comes with different moral permissions. If I was a Jewish high priest before Jesus came, I would have a different set of instructions to live my life by than I do today as a Christian after Jesus came.
     
  9. The Narrow Way

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    Tinker, I don't believe it was EVER God's plan for POLYGAMY to exist. Just as it was NEVER God's plan for people to eat meat...He created us in the beginning to be vegetarians and when it's all over, in Heaven, NOTHING is going to die, so everyone who makes it to Heaven will be vegetarians....but due to sin, people have gotten off track, way off track, in many areas of their lives, including what they eat and how they live their lives....and God meets people WHERE they are....and does His best to lead them back to where they should be :)
     
  10. Tinker Grey

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    So where's the "thou shalt not marry more than one person" or "thou shalt not eat meat". Seems your god is a poor communicator.

    I mean he had commands for "thou shalt not eat shrimp".
     
  11. The Narrow Way

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    Tinker...what speaks more, WORDS or ACTIONS???

    God Himself set the EXAMPLE for us by giving Adam ONE wife. And here in Timothy, not once, not twice but 3 times, God speaks through Timothy and CLEARLY tells us that a husband should have ONLY 1 wife.
     

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  12. Tinker Grey

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    No. It says a bishop and/or a deacon should have only one wife.
     
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    If you're going to be a good Christian, you should strive to qualify as a bishop or a deacon.
     
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    OK...last I knew Bishops and Deacons in Bible times were MEN...so MEN were told to have only 1 wife. If you are going to play games, you will have to play with someone else. I like honest discussions, but I don't like wasting time when people refuse to admit they are wrong.
     
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  15. Tinker Grey

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    That's as may be. But, that doesn't prohibit polygamy.
     
  16. Tinker Grey

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    But not all men. Nothing in the Bible prohibits polygamy. So, admit you are wrong.

    All bishops and deacons maybe men (sexist much!) but not all men are bishops/deacons.
     
  17. Sketcher

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    Between the standard for bishops and deacons, and also adultery the way Jesus defined it, there's no room for polygamy in Christianity.
     
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    They were at David's disposal. Please by all means show where David taken them to his bosom and bed.
     
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    General Apologetics: This is not a forum where Christians are asked to defend their faith against objections and criticism from non-believers. Non-Christian members who would like to challenge Christian theology, beliefs and practices, should start a thread in the Christian Apologetics forum.
     
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    No they are even more. They are Priests
     
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