Can a man, converting to Islam marry another wife?

Question: My friend married a Christian in a church wedding. After 20 years of marriage, her husband converted to the Muslim religion and married again to a Muslim woman. Is his marriage to a Muslim woman legal? My friend and her husband still have not separated. Thank you. Answer: “And He answered and said to…

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Didn’t God support polygamy by offering David more wives?

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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Why do you teach that a man can only have one wife?

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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What Bible Passage Teaches Monogamy?

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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Why did God allow polygamy under the Old Testament?

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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Why did God allow polygamy and concubines?

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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