Why am I going here? Good question. If you read my first post on polygamy I stated that the same sex marriage advocates have changed (re-written) the laws of marriage and thus have opened the door for others to rewrite marriage even more. Society doesn’t currently want to hear those arguments – they are currently happy with the change that was made. My point is that other changes are coming and it is only a matter of time for the doors to be opened.
The Bible clearly speaks against homosexuality but it doesn’t clearly speak against polygamy. Polygamy is not described as sin. It is common in the Old Testament – even by Godly men. Monogamy is implied as the correct marriage but I have not found polygamy cursed.
Should society push for this change? How will the church respond? There are clearly some benefits – I know far more single women that desire a husband than single men looking for a wife. Polygamy can be a hurtful, lonely institution. Hurtful, but is it a sin? I am not an advocate for polygamy but I could have assimilated it quicker than same sex marriage simply based on scripture.
1 Corinthians 7
“It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband. The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. …
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.