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Rich & Nuray: Polygamy not acceptable with God

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Submitted by Peter (Canada), Nov 30, 2005 at 21:25

Here are some verses that Jesus said about marriage, divorce remarriage. As you will notice, the difference in the Bible is it records man's failures. Jesus clearly teaches it is wrong to divorce your wife. He also teaches one wife. David, Solomon, etc. were wrong for having more wife but they were following their own desire. Great men of God but they still sinned. God never condones marrying more than one wife except by death of one of the spouses. See verses below:

Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife and they shall be one flesh.

Matthew 19:3-8 The Pharisees also came unto him (Jesus), tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? 4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away 8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

Matthew 19:7-8 They said to Him, Why did Moses then command to give a bill of divorce and to put her away? 8 He said to them, Because of your hard-heartedness Moses allowed you to put away your wives; but from the beginning it was not so.

Here Paul compares returning to the law with marriage and death.
Romans 7:1-5 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. 3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. 4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. 5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
It is obvious that the marriage is only separated by death. Divorce and remarriage is adultery and so is polygamy.

Pologamy was done in the past but it was not condoned by God but condemned. The Bible never lies to hide the failure of men. It shows we are all sinners in need of a Saviour.

Peter
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