i really want to be a poygamis. but i dont understand hoe. i mean me and my spouse belive in god . but i need to understand what are the diffrencese in polgamy belifs and normal religon if some  coul please help
ibelive ibelive
22-25, F
4 Responses Aug 7, 2007

Girl i feel the same way BUT we are not religious at all so how crazy are we? I am so confused but very intrigued and curious to what it would be like having another girl with me every day !

Polygamy (actually Polygyny since the concept is based on multiple wives not husbands) didn't start with Joseph Smith and the Latter Day Saints in the 19th century. It's biblical roots go deep into the Old Testament, the list of Patriarchs in the OT is both long and illustorious. Passages even declare that God is well pleased with them. The Song of Songs is written as a love story to one of Soloman's rather numerous wives. <br />
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Nothing in the New Testament condemns polygamy, one passage related to church leadership might be interpreted as meaning that church leaders should only have one wife, however even that is open to debate as the then in use Greek word for one is also used as an article with the same meaning as our a or an. <br />
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Lamech (GEN. 4: 19); <br />
Abraham with Sarah, Hagar and Keturah(Gen. 25:1-6); <br />
Nahor (Gen. 22:20-24); <br />
Hezron's Caleb (1Chronicles 2:46); <br />
Esau and his son (Gen. 26:34,35;36:12); <br />
Jacob with Rachel and Leah (Gen. 29 & 30); <br />
Jacob’s son Ashur had two wives (1Chron. 4:5); <br />
Jacob's son, Manasseh, had a concubine (1 Chron 7:14); <br />
Benjamin’s Shaharaim (1 Chron.8:8); <br />
Gideon (Judges 8:29-32); <br />
The Levite's concubine (Judges 19); <br />
King David (2 Samuel 3 &12:7); <br />
King Solomon (1 Kings 11); <br />
King Rehoboam (2 Chron. 11 & 12); <br />
Godly king Abijah (2 Chron. 13); <br />
Godly High Priest Jehoida gave two wives to godly king Joash (2 Chron 24); <br />
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Exodus 21: 7-11 And if a man sells his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do. If she does not please her master, who has betrothed her to himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He shall have no power to sell her to a strange nation, since he has dealt deceitfully with her. And if he has betrothed her to his son, he shall deal with her as with daughters. If he takes himself another wife, her food, her clothing, and her duty of marriage shall not be lessened. And if he does not do these three to her, then she shall go out free without money.”<br />
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Deuteronomy 17:15-17 You shall only set him king over you whom Jehovah your God will choose: from among your brethren shall you set a king over you; . . . Only he shall not multiply horses to himself, . . Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away; neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.” Multiply here is meant to take not several, but an over abundance of something or to take greedily.<br />
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Deut. 21:15-17 If a man have two wives, one beloved, and one hated, and they have borne him children, the beloved and the hated, and the first-born son be hers that was hated; then it shall be, in the day that he makes his sons to inherit which he has, he may not make the son of the beloved first-born before the son of the hated, who is the first-born; but he shall acknowledge as first-born the son of the hated, by giving him a double portion of all that he has; for he is the firstfruit of his strength: the right of the firstborn is his.<br />
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Matthew 5:17-19 Clealy indicates that Christ came not ot overturn the Law of the Old Testament, but rather to renew it.<br />
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Only in 1 Timothy 3:1-2 and 1 Timothy 3:12 is there perhaps a restriction placed on Church leaders.

I would be happy to answer some questions about it, dont listen to people like ''angeleye'' they dont know the first thing about it.

If you've ever read the bible it states that if someone believes that an angel has come to them and told them to live differently that what the bible states, don't listen to that person. That's what happened to the people who believe in Poligamy. A man said that an angel came to him and told him to write a book and one of the things that angel told him to put in the book was that men should have more than one wife and have several children. People that believe in Poligamy have been brainwashed to believe what some man believed he was told by an angel years ago. Just read the Holy Bible and you'll know the truth.