Currently I basically believe polygamy is probably biblical acceptable, but there is one last question I need answered before I can know it is certainly acceptable.
Basically I have seen three types of arguments against polygamy, only the third one is potentially valid in my opinion[/size]
1. Someone did something in history
A. Adam married only one wife
B. Bad things happened to polygamists
2. Polygamy is forbidden for some people therefor it should be forbidden for all people
A. Certain specific Church leadership positions
Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
1 Timothy 3:2 NIV
A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well.
1 Timothy 3:12 NIV
An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient
Titus 1:6 NIV
B. The King
The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the LORD has told you, "You are not to go back that way again." He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold.
Deuteronomy 17:16-17 NIV
3. There is no written rule against polygamy but it is still morally wrong. It is an unwritten moral rule.[/size]
What is wrong with objection 1.
We should not do something just because someone did something what they did may or may not be a sin and may or may not be a sin for us even if it is or is not for them. Bad things happened to Job when he was doing good and all who want to live a godly life will suffer persecution. Solomon got punished for idol worship rather than purely polygamy. (By the way a few wives is not many wives but is still more than one wife.)
What is wrong with objection 2.
A. Commands that apply…
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