Recently I found myself disturbed. I have been follow a certain Christian twitter account for some time now. I agreed with the posting and I thought this person was a good one to follow. Then I noticed a series of tweets supporting polygamy. I was shocked to say the least. For those of you who don’t know polygamy is act of one man having many wives.
Now some people would like to point out that polygamy was practiced in the Bible. I can pretty much sum this up in one sentence. God invented monogamy and man invented polygamy. The invention of polygamy was a sin! God created man and woman so that they could become man and wife. Not man and wives. Thy TWO shall become one in the flesh. Not thy three or thy four. God did not invent, approve, encourage or endorse polygamy in any way. Polygamy is adultery. What about King Solomon? Deuteronomy instructed the King not to “multiply wives”.
Moses’ law said, the king “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” (Deuteronomy 17:16-17)
Well, why didn’t God lash out at those committed polygamy? God was lenient because that is his grace. His grace of which we can never really grasp.