Can someone help me understand Biblically with scripture why Polygamy is Adultery?My wife is having a "discussion" with another individual who thinks that it's not clear in scritpure for men to NOT have one wife. HELP! :eek:Thanks.Grace,Doug
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And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder..Hi Bro. Doug,I hope this answer wil help, though simple it may be. Twain shall be one. God intends that we be one woman men . Though there may have been men with more than one wife in the New Testament era, the pastoral epistles tell us they could not serve in as Deacons as such. Husband of "one wife" the KJV reads; yet a local Greek scholar reminds us that the passage could be translated; "One woman man."God Bless,-Robert
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at the beginning
philologos wrote:Be careful here doug. They do say that the real penalty for bigamy is two mothers-in-law. :-P
The common thread in the sin of adultery, appears to be the married woman. By this, an assumption could be made, that a man can only commit adultery by sleeping with someone elses wife. Thus allowing (by technicality) for polygamy. However, Jesus didn't leave us there, because He stated that the married man is equally guilty of his wife's adultery, if she goes off with some else, do to his actions.