Some adherents of Christian plural marriage use the Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25) as a justification by Jesus for the endorsement of polygamy. A few things need to be pointed out:
1. The parable is being used by Jesus to show an example of the end times, not to etablish a doctrine on marriage.
2. The use of a parable as a standard for living would be akin to saying because Jesus said He would come "as a thief in the night," means we should follow that exampleand be thieves ourselves.
3. Most importantly, there is no indication that the ten virgins are marrying the bridegroom, rather, they are part of the wedding party that has been invited to the wedding feast AFTER the wedding.
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