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Is polygamy commanded?

I was considering the following verse:

1 Corinthians 7:8-9 To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am. But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

If an unmarried or widowed woman was to fall in love with a married man, would this not be a command for them to enter a polygamous marriage?

Also, if a married man (I realize the verses above state "unmarried") fell in love with an unmarried or widowed woman, would it not be better for him to marry her also rather then "burn with passion" and perhaps participate in fornication with her?


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It Is Better To Marry Than To Burn

1 Corinthians 7:9 reads,

But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

I would like to get some feedback from some as to what Paul was saying in this passage, especially as it relates to plural marriage.

I have my own views on this, but as I research some commentaries, finding a wealth of information in this verse.

Any takers?



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Opposite gender friendships

So some of this might be personal opinion and some of it might have Biblical basis. Anyway I will just state the following, whichever it is.

If I was married to a woman, I would be ok if she had a certain type of friendship at a very shallow level with some men, who she happens to meet occasionally by necessity, such as coworkers, in a common project or ministry, etc., but avoids meeting during unnecessary situations.

But I would feel it is an inappropriate friendship if she regularly starts going to events with a man, such as lunch, movies, etc in which I am not present.

And there are other types of friendship that I would consider appropriate or inappropriate. And it could be completely non-physical and I could still feel it is inappropriate.

Should men follow these same boundaries of friendship toward women. Or are their boundaries different because they can have more than one woman but woman can only have one man.

Would it be appropriate for instance for a man to be friends with many women he is not married to but forbid his wife from having the same kind of friendship with men?

Would it be OK for a man to want to marry a woman who has never had a boyfriend but at the same time, have multiple girlfriends because of polygyny. Or would that be a heartless and inappropriate double standard if he wants to marry a woman who has never had a boyfriend (other than possibly himself, and even then he might prefer to marry her without dating the old fashioned and debatebly purer way.) I am assuming that he does not do anything physical not even kiss or hold hands with the girlfriends. If a man wants to marry a woman who has never had a boyfriend does that mean he should never have a girlfriend (or does polygyny change that?)

If a man really likes a woman who has never had a boyfriend but she is still trying to decide if she is going to be his girlfriend or wife yet, is it OK for him to get a girlfriend without telling her but still expect her not to get a boyfriend if she i…


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Can men only marry virgins and widows?

So I have this question.

If a woman has sex with a man is she instantly married to the last man she had sex with?

Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, "The two will become one flesh."
1 Corinthians 6:16 NIV

If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay the girl’s father fifty shekels of silver. [c] He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.
[c] That is, about 1 1/4 pounds (about 0.6 kilogram)
Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NIV

"If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife. If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he must still pay the bride-price for virgins.
Exodus 22:16-17 NIV

If so does this mean that if another man marries her at a later time she has committed adultery against either the previous man or her husband?

If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the girl’s virginity can be found, she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done a disgraceful thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among you.
Deutoronomy 22:20-21 NIV

But if out in the country a man happens to meet a girl pledged to be married and rapes her, only the man who has done this shall die. Do nothing to the girl; she has committed no sin deserving death. This case is like that of someone who attacks and murders his neighbor,
Deutoronomy 22:25-26 NIV

So if a man INTENTIONALLY marries a woman who is not a virgin, widow or rape victim, is that adultery because she would have been married to the previous man? Or would it be fine because she committed adultery against her future husband with the previous man and therefor okay for the man to marry her, if he just keeps her pa…


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