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Is It Right For A Chisten To Have More Then One Wife?

is it right for a chisten to have more then one wife?

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Is there a particular time when I'm not supposed to quote from the old testament?Is it no more partt of the Bible?Have I at any time said the old testament is irrelevant?If any body says that,its kunle,because he doesn't want to pay tithe

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The quotes i posted above from you.

Old convenant - then you go to use incorrect old convenant interpretation again to prove your point

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When it suits you you say it is old testament and old covenant when it pleases you you quote from there when it is even glaring the prophets of God at the time practise polygamy and there is NO place polygamy was prohibited.

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Excuses.titus na old testament,abi old testament no be Bible again?

@kunle

did you see first peter there?did you read philippians well,or you were in your usual addiction of typing without reading?

James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

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These verses you quoted are all in the old testament and as far as i know most of the prophets of God had several wives so these verses dont imply it is illegal to marry more than one wife.

Deutoronomy if written by moses then that verse doesnt mean what it meant because he had more than 1 wife.

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Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Deuteronomy 17:17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

Malachi 2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

Tit 1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

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No one on this thread had qouted a verse from the scripture condemning Polygamy or forbidding polygamy that is the issue here.

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@lagosboy and kunleOshob

Is it not commonsense that if you follow someone's example,you'll do as he does?I said others like JeSoul and co had quoted some scriptures that impled one man,one wife.Do I have to repeat them before you know that those scriptures make sense?The church leaders were expectd to live and practice monogamy.Are you not supposed to be like them?Thats why I quoted those scriptures.Here again

1Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Believers had examples by which they patterned their life.That's why they were encouraged to be followers of the apostles.

1Corinth 4:16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.

Philippians 3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an example.

1Peter 3:13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be[b] followers of that which is good[/b]?

Its common sense that it is wrong to eat rat poison.There're scriptures that even suggest that.There's no point arguing and asking for definite scriptures that say that.must you argue for argument's sake?

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No mind am na so e dey always twist scripture to impose his opinion on the bible.

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@lagosboy

1Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Believers had examples by which they patterned their life.That's why they were encouraged to be followers of the apostles.

1Corinth 4:16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.

Philippians 3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an example.

1Peter 3:13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?

Monogamy is good and that is wat the early church saints practised.thats wat their leaders and workers practised as some have already shown on this thread.Thats what was from the beginning.

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Any reference for this new covenant condeming the practice?

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It is not right for a christian man to have more than one wife.He is a christian man,subject to the new covenant.He is supposed to follow the examples of the early christians.

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a very clever optimist.

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You dont have to like it for it to be right or wrong and there are many muslims who dont like it either and dont engage in it as it is a personal choice and muslims dont have to marry more than one wife and God forbade them from doing it if they fear they wouldnt be able to deal in justice with them. We should note here that justice here is not equal love as this is impossible for a mortal to do, even a mother cannot love her children equally but she can do justice between them to the best of her ability and fear God in doing so.

Then judaism and christianity cannot be right and all the prophets of God that practised it were on the wrong and their faith cannot be right. The religion of Moses could not be right and Solomon,David Abraham,Elijah,Jacob (Israel) were all on the wrong according to your analogy.

Your grand dad was on the wrong for having wives he couldnt afford and your grand mums were on the wrong for marrying him when they knew he couldnt afford to take care of them , it is not islam that taught them that. We should learn to know d difference between a faith and the followers. How can i generalise that christianity is religion of killers because of the witch kids of akwa ibom been killed by men of god, I would be foolish to make such a generalised statement and i urge you to reflect again.

We should also separate our emotions from this kind of issues so we could make unbiased analysis.

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nothing u have stated here says polygamy is wrong for any reason. You have only exoressed a personal statement that monogamy is good.

I havent seen anything from the master himself Jesus (peace be upon him) that says polygamy is wrong.

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@ Kunle, Pastor know it all

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Even the muslims are running away from ploygamy and you christian want it?

1Cor.7: 2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

So where do u place this Kunle?

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1 Corinthians 7:2

But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.

1 Corinthians 7:33

But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife—

1 Corinthians 9:5

Don't we have the right to take[b] a believing wife [/b] along with us, as do the other apostles and the Lord's brothers and Cephas ?

Ephesians 5:31

"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh."

Re: Is It Right For A Christian To Have More Then One Wife? -  from the above passages what do you think? is there a reason "wife" is singular in the above verses?

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Never understood it myself. Dont know why they fool themselves thinking that they can

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1 Timothy 3:2:

2Now a bishop (superintendent, overseer) must give no grounds for accusation but must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, circumspect and temperate and self-controlled; [he must be] sensible and well behaved and dignified and lead an orderly (disciplined) life; [he must be] hospitable [showing love for and being a friend to the believers, especially strangers or foreigners, and be] a capable and qualified teacher,

   

1 Timothy 3:12:

12Let deacons be the husbands of but one wife, and let them manage [their] children and their own households well.

   

AMPLIFIED BIBLE

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Personally i am not a fan of two or more wives

You cant love the women equally so what is the point?

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Moses,David Solomon,Abraham all had more than 1 wife yet they were great prophets of God in the bible and God never reprimanded them in the bible. I also dont know of any statement of Jesus prohibiting the marriage of more than 1 wife from the mouth of the master himself in the bible.

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the bible said happy is the man that have his house full of children not wives.  there are loads of people sincerely wrong about their interpretation of the bible.

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As far as i know there is no biblical commandment oppossing marrying more than one wife. The few verses people use is sibject to various interpretations. Several prophets of God in the bible had more than one wife. i leave this subject to the clergy men in da house but lots of women who go any length to prove it is unchristian.

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http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-37902.96.html

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