Question: Hello I stumbled on a website about polygyny being biblical still, which stunned me.  It’s not the only one out there promoting this.  The author claimed his insight came from I Corinthians 7:2 when two different words are used to show possession of respective spouses. The words are: heautou  (Strongs #1438) idios  (Strongs #2398)…

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Question: Did God change? How is it that God that was so quiet about fornication, adultery, and polygamy in the Old Testament and then suddenly changed in the New Testament? Answer: It is in the Old Testament that we learn that a man is to leave his family, get married, and become one flesh with…

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Question: I’ve heard many ministers respond to why God allowed polygamy by saying that it’s like divorce. God allowed it but it wasn’t His will. I disagree with that response. After King David sinned with Bathsheba God said to David if you had only asked “I” (God) would have given you more wives.  Now, why…

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Question: I just read “What Bible Passage Teaches Monogamy?” by George Hutto. It has to do with men having only one wife. While I agree with most of what is written, I have a problem with the intent. Since most men, of any measure of success, in the Old Testament, had wives known as maidservants,…

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by George Hutto via Tidings, Vol. 23, No. 7, July 2008. Monogamy is the marital rule of having only one spouse. Polygamists say that a person can have more than one spouse at the time, such as the Muslim practice. The teaching of the Bible on this subject will be considered in a moment, but…

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Question: Wondering if anyone has any materials on “multiple marriages” in the Old Testament? Would like to hear your views on why this was tolerated among God’s people. I understand this was not God’s choice, however, there is no outcry from the prophets against such. The practice of multiple wives and concubines in the Old…

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Question: I have been wondering for a while about why polygamy and concubines were allowed.  Why was God okay with this stuff? Answer: We are not specifically told, but I can make some reasonable guesses. But to put it into context, as you were growing up were there not things that you did that your…

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Question: I believe that every word in Scripture is there for a reason. I don’t think God plays around with the words in Scripture unless there’s a good reason to do so. With that said, have you ever wondered why Matthew 19 is the only quotation of Jesus that includes an exception in his teachings…

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Question: I’m replying to a question I asked earlier, to which you posted your answer as “If a country permits polygamy, is there a biblical reason not to have multiple wives?” You said this: “Mankind often practices things of which God disapproves. God regulates the practices, but it would be a mistake to say that…

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