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bpmcgee1228
New Testament

I am struggling with something. I've heard arguments on how polygamy is a sin, and how its only acceptable in the Old Testament. How can we prove to prospective wives/sister wives that it is Biblically acceptable even if our society says its not?

Pluto8
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This site is all the ammo you'll need

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http://www.biblicalpolygamy.com/

If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything

"Be ye faithful unto death and I will give you a crown of life"

bpmcgee1228
thanks

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This is an awesome link. I have been reading since you posted the link, and have a long long way to go.

FamilyLife
I get what you mean, it's a

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I get what you mean, it's a toughie. Not because biblical polygamy is hard to defend, it's really not, but because in our zeal to prove it's truth we walk the fine line of putting a woman we care about on the defensive and basically scaring her away anyway.

Is there a particular person you have in mind? If so, is it someone you already have a friendship with? In that case, it makes the conversation less about busting out bible verses, and more about if that person trusts that you are someone who wouldn't go off half cocked, but would actually research the stuff for yourself.

When I talked to my pastor, I had my personal research notes handy, and even included a section on common arguments against polygamy with the rebuttals. I didn't force the issue of going over each one or anything, but just talked to him organically and then offered for him to keep the notes to look stuff up on his own. I also didn't force him to make a descision about it right then, without time to research and pray on his own. It seemed pretty effective. I'm still on the worship team, still leading a bible study, etc etc. Things might have played out quite differently if I'd gone in with the attitude of "this is biblical, and you have to accept that, rawr!"

Similarly, my wife did talk to one of our dear friends about it recently, and while she didn't suddenly go "Oh right, that's what I've been waiting for all these years!", we're still friends, and I don't feel that she is scared of us or anything. Incidentally, the wife brought the notes with her then as well, but our friend didn't take them.

Your milage may vary, but my advice, as someone going through it right now, is be prayerful, be patient, and don't be pushy. Polygamy is something that seems more about somone's heart acceptance than their head acceptance. Facts might change the head, but the heart will believe what it wants anyway.

Imlooking41more
Very nice!

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Your statement was very well put! 

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bpmcgee1228
thanks

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3 great posts gentlemen. Thank you very much. I am still reading on biblicalpolygamy.com. What a wonderfully informative site.