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09-15-2015 12:54 AM
EndTimesAlliance
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Originally Posted by cnpiso View Post
Yes, but since the SCOTUS not long ago stated that a corporation (i.e. a body of multiple members) is legally "a person", i.e. a single person, a polygamist could justify marrying multiple spouses by stating that he/she didn't marry multiple spouses but a single corporate entity, i.e. a single body comprised of multiple members.



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Good luck getting Christ (Who is infinitely above the SCOTUS) to sign off on it.
09-14-2015 03:36 PM
merlinfire
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Originally Posted by cnpiso View Post
Yes, but since the SCOTUS not long ago stated that a corporation (i.e. a body of multiple members) is legally "a person", i.e. a single person, a polygamist could justify marrying multiple spouses by stating that he/she didn't marry multiple spouses but a single corporate entity, i.e. a single body comprised of multiple members.



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that's....actually....a brilliant idea.

still, i'm told the chinese symbol for bad luck is two wives living under one roof, and i'm not willing to test the theory
09-10-2015 02:16 PM
cnpiso
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Originally Posted by EndTimesAlliance View Post

Now, I make my case against polygamy this way: Jesus showed how marriage is to be between one man and one woman. That was His description when He said "the two shall become one flesh"....
Yes, but since the SCOTUS not long ago stated that a corporation (i.e. a body of multiple members) is legally "a person", i.e. a single person, a polygamist could justify marrying multiple spouses by stating that he/she didn't marry multiple spouses but a single corporate entity, i.e. a single body comprised of multiple members.



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09-10-2015 01:54 PM
robkenpo
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Originally Posted by DANKELLY125 View Post
Talmud and Gilgamesh are not in my Bible, hence they are not the Word of God.
Seriously? They are what "your Bible" is based on... Jesus was a JEW... Just because some Romans dictated what went in and what got left out doesn't mean they are not THE WORD OF GOD.... As to poly it is pretty much the accepted way of the Bible. I think Paul in talking to the Leaders was saying the church should be their only wife... But that was Paul's personal opinion not a mandate from GOD.
09-10-2015 01:42 PM
EndTimesAlliance
PS to previous post:

My case against polygamy isn't that it will send you to hell; simply that it is not what God wants for us in this life.

Also, to say that all homosexuals go to hell is to say that all liars go to hell.

1 Corinthians 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

We are all sinful. None of us will inherit the kingdom of God - unless we are covered by the blood of Christ. To be covered by the blood of Christ does not mean that we cease to sin. Sanctification is a lifelong process which is never complete before death.

See also 1 Timothy 1:8 We know that the law is good when used correctly. 9 For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who kill their father or mother or commit other murders. 10 The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders, liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching 11 that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God.
12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve him, 13 even though I used to blaspheme the name of Christ. In my insolence, I persecuted his people. But God had mercy on me because I did it in ignorance and unbelief. 14 Oh, how generous and gracious our Lord was! He filled me with the faith and love that come from Christ Jesus.
15 This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all. 16 But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life. 17 All honor and glory to God forever and ever! He is the eternal King, the unseen one who never dies; he alone is God. Amen.
09-10-2015 11:18 AM
EndTimesAlliance
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Originally Posted by Watchingtheweasels View Post
Unlike sodomy, there isn't a single scripture that calls polygamy a sin.

Now it certainly makes things complicated and because of such complications bans polygamists from church leadership. It is perhaps this that has led the overwhelming majority of Christian teachers from the time of Christ to disagree with polygamy.

However if you're strictly going on what the Bible has to say, all homosexuals go to hell. This is clear from the old and new testaments. You cannot even begin to make such a cause against polygamy.
Not only did I begin to make a case against polygamy, but I did make a case against polygamy (see post #56). I'll recap it for you here.

When Jesus was questioned about divorce, he said about marriage that "the two shall become one flesh" (Mt 19:5). And He also said that "whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery."

Now, I make my case against polygamy this way: Jesus showed how marriage is to be between one man and one woman. That was His description when He said "the two shall become one flesh".

He also said that a person commits adultery when they have more than one spouse (even when one or more is an ex). This is the net affect of what He said about marrying another woman after divorcing the first. The only difference in polygamy is that the first wife was not divorced, she is still with the husband. However, although not explicitly stated that polygamy is forbidden, when one looks at what Jesus was actually saying, marriage to more than one person at a time is forbidden. By "more than one at a time", I mean that the former spouse is still living. In other words, Jesus does not consider divorce to be valid as a means of removing the nuptial bonds of matrimony, except in the case of the spouse cheating on you. So, again, the heart of His quick lesson to those who were (are) listening was that marriage is between a single man and a single wife FOR LIFE. Even divorce does not remove the bond.

See also Mark 10:2 Some Pharisees came up to Jesus, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to divorce a wife. 3 And He answered and said to them, “What did Moses command you?” 4 They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.” 5 But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. 6 But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. 7 For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother, 8 and the two shall become one flesh; so they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”

Paul expounds on this teaching in his letter to the Californians (I mean, Corinthians). Paul said that it is better to not marry at all. Because we can better serve the Lord when our attention is not divided between Him and a spouse (7:32-34). He also said that the body belongs to the Lord (6:13). However, so that procreation may continue and so that we might keep from burring with lust, marriage is permissible for the follower of Christ (7:9).

So, I submit the following case for biblical guidelines concerning marriage for God's people:
  1. It's best to not marry so that we can wholeheartedly serve the Lord without distraction.
  2. If we cannot keep from burning with lust, it's better to get married so that our urges are satisfied.
  3. Marriage is to be between one man and one woman for life.
  4. Divorce does not remove the restriction of one spouse for life, except in the case of infidelity.
  5. Since polygamy is the taking of more than one spouse for life, it is forbidden.
  6. Since one wife divides our attention from the Lord, how much more divided are we with two, or three, or more wives?

With this I contend that polygamy is instant adultery, pure and simple, because the man has taken on another wife for a reason other than infidelity on the part of the first wife.

That's what I call "a case". If you would like to present your case to the contrary, I'll check back again and we can begin the debate. Before you do, though, you might want to reread the Sermon on the Mount to get a good impression of Jesus' thoughts on adultery.

Matthew 5:27 "You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery’; 28 but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart."

This tells me that adultery was committed even before the polygamous wedding took place!

Clearly, polygamy is going in the wrong direction regarding holiness (abstaining from sensual pleasures).

If you wish to engage in debate on this, you might want to first try finding an example in the Bible of a follower of Christ who had two wives, which was sanctioned by God. That would bolster your position quite a bit I would think.
09-10-2015 10:53 AM
Rubyyarn I've always wondered about this. Polygamy is all through the Old Testament and nowhere to be found in the New. I wonder when it changed and why?

Then again, there is a long stretch of time between the Testaments and the Nation of Israel was scattered to the winds during that time.

It is an interesting question.
09-10-2015 02:50 AM
Watchingtheweasels Unlike sodomy, there isn't a single scripture that calls polygamy a sin.

Now it certainly makes things complicated and because of such complications bans polygamists from church leadership. It is perhaps this that has led the overwhelming majority of Christian teachers from the time of Christ to disagree with polygamy.

However if you're strictly going on what the Bible has to say, all homosexuals go to hell. This is clear from the old and new testaments. You cannot even begin to make such a cause against polygamy.
09-09-2015 09:13 AM
bamadeb
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Originally Posted by EndTimesAlliance View Post
Deb, read post #56 again.
I did, makes sense, the Bible always made sense, and truth, thanks,, I enjoy your post, bless you.
09-08-2015 03:14 PM
merlinfire If you look into it, you'll see that while God tolerated this behavior from David and Solomon, he was not well pleased with it, and both David and Solomon came to much grief as a result. God chose to tolerate certain things in the old testament for reasons unknown to us: just as a husband could write a bill of divorcement against his wife for any cause and remarry "Moses suffered you for the hardness of your hearts". Jesus said that in the beginning it was not so, and all of that comes full circle in the new testament. God let some things slide in the old testament, but you'll not find an example of a Christian man or woman having multiple spouses in the new testament. I challenge you to find one.
09-08-2015 10:04 AM
EndTimesAlliance Deb, read post #56 again.
09-08-2015 09:53 AM
bamadeb
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Originally Posted by 13ella View Post
So was it acceptable before Christ died on the cross, and then became unacceptable after but someone forgot to write it down?
that is worth wondering about ain't it?, for the Bible teaches that what Gods says goes for always and forever, he never changes. If one man can keep several wives happy who's to say it is not right ,,, only God knows that, it might be nice to have help for the children and the cooking and cleaning and if you don't want to be the one he sleeps with send him to the next one,,, mmmmm
09-07-2015 08:53 AM
esheldon
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Originally Posted by swamppapa View Post
Lilith God made Lilith,Adam then Eve.
I have heard of that before too. But here is some more info from the Judaic side of the house: http://www.myjewishlearning.com/arti...g-in-darkness/
09-07-2015 08:48 AM
esheldon Genesis 2:24 This is why a man is to leave his father and mother and stick with his wife (singular), and they are to be one flesh.

Mark 10:7 For this reason, a man should leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, 8 and the two (not three, four, five, or ten) are to become one flesh.

Leviticus 18:18 "You shall not take a woman who is a rival to her sister, uncovering her nakedness while she is still alive".

Here is a good discussion on this subject: http://www.therefinersfire.org/multiple_wives_myth.htm
09-06-2015 12:18 PM
allye Of the three types of polygamy, scripturally I see no prohibition for polygyny (man with multiple wives) just because of singular or plural in the New Testament; that could just as well be because the discussion is about a husband and his relationship with a wife. I do think you can argue that an elder has to have only one wife based on 1 Timothy 3:2.

I do not see anywhere that polyandry (woman with multiple husbands) or polyamory (group marriage) is biblical by edict or example.
09-06-2015 12:11 PM
EndTimesAlliance
Jesus on marriage

Matthew 19:1-12New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Concerning Divorce

19 (A)When Jesus had finished these words, He departed from Galilee and (B)came into the region of Judea beyond the Jordan; 2 and [a]large crowds followed Him, and (C)He healed them there.

3 Some Pharisees came to [b]Jesus, testing Him and asking, “(D)Is it lawful for a man to [c]divorce his wife for any reason at all?” 4 And He answered and said, “Have you not read (E)that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, ‘(F)For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and (G)the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” 7 They *said to Him, “(H)Why then did Moses command to give her a certificate of divorce and send her away?” 8 He *said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to [d]divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way. 9 And I say to you, (I)whoever [e]divorces his wife, except for [f]immorality, and marries another woman [g]commits adultery[h].”

This seems to make having multiple spouses and act of adultery. I would say whether the former spouse is divorced or not.

10 The disciples *said to Him, “If the relationship of the man with his wife is like this, it is better not to marry.” 11 But He said to them, “(J)Not all men can accept this statement, but (K)only those to whom it has been given. 12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it.”

Footnotes:

a. Matthew 19:2 Lit many
b. Matthew 19:3 Lit Him
c. Matthew 19:3 Or send away
d. Matthew 19:8 Or send away
e. Matthew 19:9 Or sends away
f. Matthew 19:9 Lit fornication
g. Matthew 19:9 Some early mss read makes her commit adultery
h. Matthew 19:9 Some early mss add and he who marries a divorced woman commits adultery

Cross references:

A. Matthew 19:1 : Matt 7:28
B. Matthew 19:1 : Matt 19:1-9: Mark 10:1-12
C. Matthew 19:2 : Matt 4:23
D. Matthew 19:3 : Matt 5:31
E. Matthew 19:4 : Gen 1:27; 5:2
F. Matthew 19:5 : Gen 2:24; Eph 5:31
G. Matthew 19:5 : 1 Cor 6:16
H. Matthew 19:7 : Deut 24:1-4; Matt 5:31
I. Matthew 19:9 : Matt 5:32
J. Matthew 19:11 : 1 Cor 7:7ff
K. Matthew 19:11 : Matt 13:11


1 Timothy 3New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Overseers and Deacons

3 (A)It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the (B)office of [a]overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. 2 [b](C)An overseer, then, must be above reproach, (D)the husband of one wife, (E)temperate, prudent, respectable, (F)hospitable, (G)able to teach, 3 (H)not addicted to wine [c]or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, (I)free from the love of money. 4 He must be one who (J)manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity 5 (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of (K)the church of God?), 6 and not a new convert, so that he will not become (L)conceited and fall into the (M)condemnation [d]incurred by the devil. 7 And he must (N)have a good reputation with (O)those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and (P)the snare of the devil.

Footnotes:

a. 1 Timothy 3:1 Or bishop
b. 1 Timothy 3:2 Lit The
c. 1 Timothy 3:3 Lit not
d. 1 Timothy 3:6 Lit of the devil

Cross references:

A. 1 Timothy 3:1 : 1 Tim 1:15
B. 1 Timothy 3:1 : Acts 20:28; Phil 1:1
C. 1 Timothy 3:2 : 1 Tim 3:2-4; Titus 1:6-8
D. 1 Timothy 3:2 : Luke 2:36f; 1 Tim 5:9; Titus 1:6
E. 1 Timothy 3:2 : 1 Tim 3:8, 11; Titus 2:2
F. 1 Timothy 3:2 : Rom 12:13; Titus 1:8; Heb 13:2; 1 Pet 4:9
G. 1 Timothy 3:2 : 2 Tim 2:24
H. 1 Timothy 3:3 : Titus 1:7
I. 1 Timothy 3:3 : 1 Tim 3:8; 6:10; Titus 1:7; Heb 13:5
J. 1 Timothy 3:4 : 1 Tim 3:12
K. 1 Timothy 3:5 : 1 Cor 10:32; 1 Tim 3:15
L. 1 Timothy 3:6 : 1 Tim 6:4; 2 Tim 3:4
M. 1 Timothy 3:6 : 1 Tim 3:7
N. 1 Timothy 3:7 : 2 Cor 8:21
O. 1 Timothy 3:7 : Mark 4:11
P. 1 Timothy 3:7 : 1 Tim 6:9; 2 Tim 2:26

1 Corinthians 6:12-20 (NASB)

The Body Is the Lord’s

12 (T)All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 (U)Food is for the [g]stomach and the [h]stomach is for food, but God will (V)do away with both [i]of them. Yet the body is not for immorality, but (W)for the Lord, and (X)the Lord is for the body. 14 Now God has not only (Y)raised the Lord, but (Z)will also raise us up through His power. 15 (AA)Do you not know that (AB)your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take away the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? (AC)May it never be! 16 Or (AD)do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with her? For He says, “(AE)The two shall become one flesh.” 17 But the one who joins himself to the Lord is (AF)one spirit with Him. 18 (AG)Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the [j]immoral man sins against his own body. 19 Or (AH)do you not know that (AI)your body is a [k]temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from [l]God, and that (AJ)you are not your own? 20 For (AK)you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in (AL)your body.

Footnotes:

g. 1 Corinthians 6:13 Lit belly
h. 1 Corinthians 6:13 Lit belly
i. 1 Corinthians 6:13 Lit it and them
j. 1 Corinthians 6:18 Or one who practices immorality
k. 1 Corinthians 6:19 Or sanctuary
l. 1 Corinthians 6:19 Or God? And you...own

Cross references:

T. 1 Corinthians 6:12 : 1 Cor 10:23
U. 1 Corinthians 6:13 : Matt 15:17
V. 1 Corinthians 6:13 : Col 2:22
W. 1 Corinthians 6:13 : 1 Cor 6:15, 19
X. 1 Corinthians 6:13 : Gal 5:24; Eph 5:23
Y. 1 Corinthians 6:14 : Acts 2:24
Z. 1 Corinthians 6:14 : John 6:39f; 1 Cor 15:23
AA. 1 Corinthians 6:15 : 1 Cor 6:3
AB. 1 Corinthians 6:15 : Rom 12:5; 1 Cor 6:13; 12:27; Eph 5:30
AC. 1 Corinthians 6:15 : Luke 20:16
AD. 1 Corinthians 6:16 : 1 Cor 6:3
AE. 1 Corinthians 6:16 : Gen 2:24; Matt 19:5; Mark 10:8; Eph 5:31
AF. 1 Corinthians 6:17 : John 17:21-23; Rom 8:9-11; 1 Cor 6:15; Gal 2:20
AG. 1 Corinthians 6:18 : 1 Cor 6:9; 2 Cor 12:21; Eph 5:3; Col 3:5; Heb 13:4
AH. 1 Corinthians 6:19 : 1 Cor 6:3
AI. 1 Corinthians 6:19 : John 2:21; 1 Cor 3:16; 2 Cor 6:16
AJ. 1 Corinthians 6:19 : Rom 14:7f
AK. 1 Corinthians 6:20 : Acts 20:28; 1 Cor 7:23; 1 Pet 1:18f; 2 Pet 2:1; Rev 5:9
AL. 1 Corinthians 6:20 : Rom 12:1; Phil 1:20

1 Corinthians 7New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Teaching on Marriage
7 Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is good for a man not to touch a woman. 2 But because of immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband. 3 The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 5 Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. 6 But this I say by way of concession, not of command. 7 Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am. However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that.

8 But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I. 9 But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

10 But to the married I give instructions, not I, but the Lord, that the wife should not leave her husband 11 (but if she does leave, she must remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband), and that the husband should not divorce his wife.

12 But to the rest I say, not the Lord, that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he must not divorce her. 13 And a woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he consents to live with her, she must not send her husband away. 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified through her believing husband; for otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are holy. 15 Yet if the unbelieving one leaves, let him leave; the brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases, but God has called us to peace. 16 For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?

17 Only, as the Lord has assigned to each one, as God has called each, in this manner let him walk. And so I direct in all the churches. 18 Was any man called when he was already circumcised? He is not to become uncircumcised. Has anyone been called in uncircumcision? He is not to be circumcised. 19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but what matters is the keeping of the commandments of God. 20 Each man must remain in that condition in which he was called.

21 Were you called while a slave? Do not worry about it; but if you are able also to become free, rather do that. 22 For he who was called in the Lord while a slave, is the Lord’s freedman; likewise he who was called while free, is Christ’s slave. 23 You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men. 24 Brethren, each one is to remain with God in that condition in which he was called.

25 Now concerning virgins I have no command of the Lord, but I give an opinion as one who by the mercy of the Lord is trustworthy. 26 I think then that this is good in view of the present distress, that it is good for a man to remain as he is. 27 Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you released from a wife? Do not seek a wife. 28 But if you marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Yet such will have trouble in this life, and I am trying to spare you. 29 But this I say, brethren, the time has been shortened, so that from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none; 30 and those who weep, as though they did not weep; and those who rejoice, as though they did not rejoice; and those who buy, as though they did not possess; 31 and those who use the world, as though they did not make full use of it; for the form of this world is passing away.

32 But I want you to be free from concern. One who is unmarried is concerned about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord; 33 but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife, 34 and his interests are divided. The woman who is unmarried, and the virgin, is concerned about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit; but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how she may please her husband. 35 This I say for your own benefit; not to put a restraint upon you, but to promote what is appropriate and to secure undistracted devotion to the Lord.

36 But if any man thinks that he is acting unbecomingly toward his virgin daughter, if she is past her youth, and if it must be so, let him do what he wishes, he does not sin; let her marry. 37 But he who stands firm in his heart, being under no constraint, but has authority over his own will, and has decided this in his own heart, to keep his own virgin daughter, he will do well. 38 So then both he who gives his own virgin daughter in marriage does well, and he who does not give her in marriage will do better.

39 A wife is bound as long as her husband lives; but if her husband is dead, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord. 40 But in my opinion she is happier if she remains as she is; and I think that I also have the Spirit of God.


According to Paul and Jesus, being single and pure is best, but if a person cannot control their lusts, they should get married. They should stay married to the one spouse. If they divorce the spouse, to get remarried is to commit adultery (unless divorced because the spouse was unfaithful); how much more of an adultery is it to get married while still married? If serving the Lord is divided by one wife; how much more divided with more than one wife??

In all of these verses, marriage is to a single spouse and marriage to more than one person is not allowed (except as already pointed out). Therefore, according to Jesus and Paul, polygamy is a sin. (That's the way I read it.)
09-06-2015 12:05 PM
STREETREBEL Seems to me that Adam was perfect in Gods eyes, until Eve violated the garden.
So if a woman ruins everything, why would you want even one! Much less 2 or more.
09-06-2015 11:35 AM
13ella I can't believe I am the only one who admits that I don't know.
09-06-2015 11:27 AM
TitanRX8 I found another passage that may answer the question:
1 Corinthians 7:1-2
1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
09-06-2015 11:12 AM
13ella Sloth, thanks for posting that. That is the traditional Judeo-Christian belief going back a long way, but what I'm really looking for is what the Bible says about it. God is very specific about sins like homosexuality, adultery, fornication, stealing, murder, lust...even gluttony, but seems uncommonly silent about polygamy if it is something that He considers to be a sin.
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