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Overcoming Objections To Plural Marriage: Topic 1

When God created mankind, He did not create humanity en masse, rather, He created one male and one female, and from this He commanded they be fruitful and multiply. God solemnized this union (Genesis 1:27, 2:22). This union was monogamous. Since this was the first marriage, it was the measuring rod for all future marriages. Therefore, polygyny is a lower form of marriage than monogamy, and not the ideal.

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Overcoming Objections To Plural Marriage: Topic 2

Polygamy and its practice inevitably create conflict and crisis among families who practice it. The obvious examples of the terrible consequences of polygamy are Abraham, Jacob, Elkanah, David and Solomon. Abraham’s bearing a son by Hagar brought nothing but trouble for everyone involved. Jacob loved Rachel more than Leah, creating competition. Elkanah loved Hannah more than Peninnah, showing favoritism to Hannah and creating bitterness for Peninnah, and stress for Hannah. David has numerous wives and concubines, but is still not satisfied, pursung Bathsheba. Finally, Solomon’s spiritual bankruptcy is brought about by his many foreign wives who turned him from the Lord and into idolatry.

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Overcoming Objections To Plural Marriage: Topic 3

1 Thessalonians 5:22 tells us that as Christians we should abstain from all appearance of evil. Since much of church history, most major Christian fellowship groups, and even most of the secular world considers polygamy to be wrong, then as Christians we should not participate. Therefore, even if there is nothing wrong Biblically with polygamy, the fact that it appears ‘evil’ means it should be avoided at all costs.

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Overcoming Objections To Plural Marriage: Topic 4

Polygamy was only allowed as a ‘necessary evil’ in times past because certain conditions existed. For instance, in times of war where many man may have been killed, producing a surplus of women, it became necessary. Also, in many cultures where property or rights were extended through male lineage rather than law, it was necessary to protect those rights through the allowance of polygamy. However, in our world today these ‘supply and demand’ and ‘property’ issues are not a concern, therefore the reasons for polygamy no longer exist. Those who practice polygamy today do so either by choice based on available wealth, or by coercion through tightly-controlled communities who create false ‘supply and demand’ scenarios (example: FLDS communities forcing younger men out of their communities).

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Overcoming Objections To Plural Marriage: Topic 5

There is no evidence in the New Testament that plural marriage was accepted as a normal practice. There is no evidence from history that plural marriage was practiced by Christians during the first century.

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Overcoming Objections To Plural Marriage: Topic 6

Just because the Bible mentions a trait or act of an individual, even a godly person, does not necessarily mean that the Bible endorsed such. The mentioning of Noah becoming drunk and disgracing himself is mentioned, but certainly not condoned. Another example was the half-truth that Abram said regarding Sarai being his sister, and not his wife. Thus, just because the Old Testament patriarchs practiced plural marriage, that does not mean that God condoned it. In fact, God regulated it.

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