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Messianic Judaism

I was just wondering how many people on this site that are Messianic Jewish come from a Jewish household or converted later in life? I’ve always felt some kinship to Judaism; however, it seems very hard to follow if not raised up this way. I mean regards to the holidays and laws. Sorry if the terminology in this post is off. I don’t mean to offend anyone due to my lack of the proper words.



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Greets Folks,

Just a note to introduce myself. My name is Steven. After many years of running around in the world behaving like a pagan, our Lord quite mercifully saved me from my foolishness and my well-deserved condemnation when He dropped His Spirit upon me in May of 2003. It was a very brief day, particularly in the scope of all that had gone before, but it is a long and interesting story (at least I think so) nonetheless. You all know the story; mine is no different except for the details. Quite a variety of interesting things have happened since then, and no doubt will continue to happen until He returns or calls me home; more stories for a different thread I suppose.

But as if this salvation weren’t enough, He also chose to give me the most incredible gift of a godly wife! I’d been praying for a wife and marriage for about 4 of those 7 years since He first called me. And just when I had completely convinced myself, in sadness, that He had other plans for me that did not include a wife and family of my own, He dropped my Love on me. Quite to my amazement, she was not what I thought I wanted, but was instead far superior to anything I could have imagined. She loves AND believes God, she is beautiful (waist-length blonde hair, blue eyes, perfect skin, lovely shape), she is smart (she was in the research phase of a Ph.D program in Molecular Pathology when she found me), and for some completely inexplicable reason (aka divine intervention, miracle, etc.) she decided she should become my wife. And I don’t mean wife in the sense that the world means it. I mean wife in the sense that God means it. I mean a wife that got on her knees in front of the pastor and witnesses when we were married and submitted herself entirely to me with her head to the ground at me feet. I mean a wife who left her Ph.D program to spend her days in my home tending to whatever I asked her to tend to. I mean a wife that takes joy in simply belonging to me and knowing she brings me joy. Once aga…


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If the one wife verses really applied to everyone…..

1 timothy 3:2 and 3:12 and titus 1:6 make references to certain Church job/leadership positions and one wife

Someone has been trying to tell me that these verses mean all people should not have more than one wife

I have been telling that person it means some people at best, that is it only applies to people in the listed Church positions that go with those verses (deacons, elders, bishops or whatever it is translated to) and that it does not apply to other people.

I asked something like what if two would be okay because it is at least one?

That person told me something like, "no one can only mean one."

I responded something like if one only means one and it applies to all men then it is a sin for anyone even Jesus or Paul to be unmarried at any moment in time because 0 wives is a different number of wives than one. But if you tell me it does not apply to all people so that some can be single then you can not say that other people (than deacons, etc) could not have another number of wives like two based on those verses. And if one does not mean one than you can not restrict the number of wives with these verses.

So in summary no matter what they can not use these verses to make a reasonable argument against polygyny, if it applies to everyone all unmarried people are sinners and if it does not apply to everyone they have no argument against polygyny for other people.

They tried to claim that the word "but" could possibly mean no more than one. The word "but" appears in NIV but the word "but" does not appear in King James which is a word for word translation.

However they did say something like they will have to do more research on the topic.


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