OneLovelyBabe

Polygamy in the Bible?

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Okay. So you know how there's that story of the 10 virgins, 5 wise 5 unwise? Only the 5 ready with oil were able to marry the guy (Matthew 25: 1-13). Well what Im wondering is, why would that be promoted in the bible to have multiple wives? Then another story talks about Jacob loving one wife more than the others, then another wanting to marry Rachel and then the sister tricking him and him marrying the sister after working for the dad for 7 years then another 7 just to marry Rachel and have them both as wives. (Genesis 29:18) Point being, how can God be okay with allowing a man multiple wives? I wouldn't feel comfortable in a polygamous relationship at all.

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It's important to note that just because polygamy is in the Bible does not mean God endorses it. Remember that David and Solomon had hundreds of wives and yet it brought them nothing but trouble as they have failed to be obedient to God on numerous occasions.

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Different religions and cultures allow different ideas, polygamy being one of them. As long as you and your spouse are comfortable with it, that's all that matters. And I agree w/Vince, although it may be allowed, it may not be encouraged/endorsed.

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