Wifes How Many Can I Have?

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In the OT many wifes, in the NT one only. In the old it was not a sin to have more then one. In the new you can have only one, more then one is sin. When did God change His mind and why? This is not about divorce.

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It is nowhere commended in the Old Testament.
Wherever it is spoken of it is either neutral or negative.

It happened - the Bible records it as happening - even with God's servants on occasion, but God doesn't appear to like it very much....

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Abraham took Hagar and that was against the will of God; Abraham sinned.

Solomon had 1000 wives and concubines when God specifically told him not to do that; that was sin too.

David took him more wives  and he paid for it dearly, as did Solomon and Abraham.

Jacob took two wives which caused resentment and strife, then had more kids with concubines. Their family was a messed up mess.

 

Where do you get the idea it wasn't sin?

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Not only is it sin, but good grief how much trouble does one man need. :hide:

 

God bless,

Larry

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AAAAAMAAAN!!!      :runforhills:

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Ugh! I could not imagine having to share my husband with another woman or two - or more. I'm afraid I'm pretty possesive. And yes, there would be trouble. :-D I cant see the draw of polyandry, either (multiple husbands...ick!).

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Ugh! I could not imagine having to share my husband with another woman or two - or more. I'm afraid I'm pretty possesive. And yes, there would be trouble. :-D I cant see the draw of polyandry, either (multiple husbands...ick!).

 

That is because it has never existed anywhere at any time nor ever will. Except in the imagination of feminists.

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That is because it has never existed anywhere at any time nor ever will. Except in the imagination of feminists.


What hasn't? Polyandry?

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I think it was a sin in the OT to have more than one wife. God just tolerated it. Matthew 19:8  Acts 17:30

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Just think!  1000 mothers in law.  

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Just think! 1000 mothers in law.






You're giving me a head aches. ... :(

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Just think!  1000 mothers in law.  

:bigshock:   :runforhills:  

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In the OT many wifes, in the NT one only. In the old it was not a sin to have more then one. In the new you can have only one, more then one is sin. When did God change His mind and why? This is not about divorce.

 

God didn't change his mind, you are wrong in your assumptions.  One man, one woman, for life, has always been God's plan for marriage.

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God didn't change his mind, you are wrong in your assumptions.  One man, one woman, for life, has always been God's plan for marriage.

 

As one of my former pastors used to put it - "God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve, or Eve and Anna, or Adam and Eve and Anna and Julie...one man and one woman for one lifetime."

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One Man and One Woman. Change any one of the words and anything goes.

1 man 2 women

2 men 2 women

1 man 1 dog

1dog 1 woman

1 man 1 man

 

Lord help us to see the importance of the definition of marraige as one man and one woman and let us fight to keep it.

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What hasn't? Polyandry?
HP - I never heard of this what is it?

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Never mind. I just googled it. Thanks anyway.

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Never mind. I just googled it. Thanks anyway.

LOL - it's not real popular, but it has happened. I don't know if or how much here in the states, but it seems it was an eastern thing for a while (still in just a few cases). 

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As one of my former pastors used to put it - "God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve, or Eve and Anna, or Adam and Eve and Anna and Julie...one man and one woman for one lifetime."

 

Not according to the modern church today... :verymad:  Love is Love...  :coffee2:

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Not according to the modern church today... :verymad:  Love is Love...  :coffee2:

 

The "modern church" as you describe in no way resembles a biblical New Testament Church of the kind that Christ founded and died for.  They are synagogues of satan.

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Not only is it sin, but good grief how much trouble does one man need. :hide:

 

God bless,

Larry

I hear ya Larry, one is definitely enough.

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Well Solomon, you can have 700 wives and 300 concubines...oh, your name isn't Solomon...sorry. :)

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Not according to the modern church today... :verymad:  Love is Love...  :coffee2:

today they have changed it in the secular world to one person plus one person.

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Don't worry, it will soon be a virtual free for all with folks able to marry virtually anyone they want, along with marrying whoever else they want.

 

One state pointed out since they don't recognize same sex marriage it would be possible for a someone who was married to someone of the same sex in another state to then come to their state and legally marry someone of the opposite sex. In effect, that person would legally have a same sex and an opposite sex spouse. This sort of thing, as well as other matters, is part of what will eventually lead to the federal government, either by ruling of the Supreme Court or an act of Congress, claiming full authority over the matter and dictating marriage laws from DC which every state will have to abide by.

 

In another state it's been ruled one can have as many spouses as they like so long as only one of them is legally sanctioned by the state.

 

More and more shrinks are jumping on the bandwagon proclaiming consensual adult/child "love" is good for both the adult and child. They also claim that children of very young ages are able to reason well enough to decide as to whether or not they consent to sexual relations with an adult.

 

Even advocates of bestiality have made some progress towards having their perversion considered normal and acceptable.

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Considering Brother John's post above, I wish to present a verse from my devotional study time today, expressing my unity with the category of individuals that were mentioned therein.

 

Ezekiel 9:4 -- "And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof."

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