Without hesitation we joyfully affirm that it is God’s Word which “is a lamp to our feet, and a light to our path” and like the Psalmist we “have taken The Lord’s testimonies as an inheritance forever, for they are the rejoicing of our heart”. Ps.119:105, 111. What a wonderful picture, an enlightened walk of service with the accompanying heart of joy, and all through the instrumentality of God’s wonderful book, the Bible.
In the matter of the paths of marriage and especially polygynous marriage, the Lord’s testimonies will also bring enlightenment and rejoicing in our hearts. That is, if we have studied the Lord’s testimonies about marriage and especially polygynous marriage. How much do we know about polygyny from God’s Word? If we only know jumbled bits and pieces then we are not ready to defend this truth or consider living it.
Remember the techniques used when Eve was seduced by the enemy? He questioned with some surprise the Words of the Lord when he asked her;
….. And he said to the woman, Is it so that God has said, You shall not eat of every tree of the garden? Gen 3:1
Notice the cunningly convenient exclusion (freely), inclusion (not) and altering (you shall not) of the words so as to present the Lord’s liberality as a prohibition. Our Lord actually said this;
And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, You may freely eat of every tree in the garden, but you shall not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. For in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. Gen 2:16-17
The Serpent jumbled God’s words to present them in a negative suppressive tone and why was it that Eve stumbled at God’s Words and opened the door for Satan to attack Adam? Eve followed the enemy’s pattern. She jumbled and stumbled at the Words of the Lord and responded thus to the enemy’s seditious question;
And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden. But of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, You sh…
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