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    • +aFreeman0409 Ok, I thought there was one Babylon

      The mother of harlots isn’t that also similar to Sodom, because they had perversion, but rather than reduce it, they increase in it, and worse spread it to others

      I don’t think the pope’s words are the things that would corrupt kings or others nations, people believe money would do that, some Western culture, others oil

      I recall of purple being a royal color meaning something like royalty

      Yes the West is attacking the Middle East most likely than not it is for oil

    • Sadly I am not able to see all of your comment, but I noticed from history, that Christmas is a Roman belief (giving dolls which were in place of a sacrifice / Germanic pagan custom (Yeulitde festival/winter solstice festival, it takes place at the end of the year)

      The pope sitting on billions, from what times and offerings? I doubt Muslims would want to listen to him, besides those who are sympathetic, certain Christians see the guy as the anti Christ, because he seem like a replacement for Christ. I don’t think other beliefs have much to do wi a pope. That pope’s influence goes far as people who care to listen

      Sadly the Vatican having that much money, might give ideas there could be corruption, kinda like religious fraud, people who act as priest, take money from people in the congregation or people who are sympathetic

  1. The most high saw it fit to give adam one wife and one wife only, so that was his original plan for marriage, one man with one wife, it is because of sin man decided to go agains that original plan.

    • spell check and its a prerogative type thing the wise virgins and the foolish were all going to be married to one (allegory for us and the master ) if Yah sees fit to use that example of how he sees himself than its a perfect thing in his eyes when properly used like a fire arm can be ur best asset when used properly rather than done away with all together. Peace

    • isaac and rebekah bare as much good as bad depending on how you look at it so depending on how you look at monoligamy can be considered as sin by that logic think about it. peace.

    • TIMBO!! theISREALITE don’t you find it strange that the first time the word of the most high mentions anything about polygamy it’s from the sons and daughters of Cain not the children of Seth.

    • TIMBO!! theISREALITE So if we are to follow the trend of this practice the sinfully race of Cain would be considered the progenitors of this life style.

  2. Brother, you said some truth, you’ve said some personal opinion but you have not given ANY biblical truth on the topic in which you speak. I have not heard “so said The Lord” on this matter. You are quoting your conjecture on this subject without any quote from the bible. Noah had one wife that’s a fact, and his sons had one wife each! What others did after the flood as in Abraham, Sarah gave him her permission to lay down with for the purpose to conceive a child, period! He was not having sex with her beyond giving birth to Ishmael. Just show or “prove” in scripture where God said it was ok beyond Genesis. Come on. Love your “wife” as Jesus loves the church. Settle down, stick to scripture. Don’t be going on like this, it’s rediculious frankly. I’m not mad, shocked or offended. I’m just sick and tired of pastors getting ahead of them selves on biblical matters. Ya Read Your Bible and do read into it that which is not there. Brother just stop it now. Please, what your saying, not true

  3. Your teaching that plurality of wives is now acceptable because man is fallen & sinful is ridiculous. Unlike your video conjecturing, here is some actual Bible on the matter.

    The clearest evidence that monogamy is God’s ideal is from Christ’s teaching on marriage in Matthew 19:3–6. In this passage, He cited the Genesis creation account, in particular Genesis 1:27 and 2:24, saying “the two will become one flesh”, not more than two.

    Another important biblical teaching is the parallel of husband and wife with Christ and the Church in Ephesians 5:22–33, which makes sense only with monogamy—Jesus will not have multiple brides.

    The 10th Commandment “You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife [singular] … ” (Exodus 20:17) also presupposes the ideal that there is only one wife. Polygamy is expressly forbidden for church elders (1 Timothy 3:2). And this is not just for elders, because Paul also wrote: “each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband” (1 Corinthians 7:2). Paul goes on to explain marital responsibilities in terms that make sense only with one husband to one wife.

    The example of godly people is also important. Isaac and Rebekah were monogamous—they are often used as a model in Jewish weddings today. Other examples were Joseph and Asenath, and Moses and Zipporah. And the only survivors of the Flood were four monogamous couples.

    Polygamy’s origins and consequences

    It is very important to remember that not everything recorded in the Bible is approved in the Bible. Consider where polygamy originated—first in the line of the murderer Cain, not the line of Seth. The first recorded polygamist was the murderer Lamech (Genesis 4:23–24). Then Esau, who despised his birthright, also caused much grief to his parents by marrying two pagan wives (Genesis 26:34).

    Skeptics often try to discredit this teaching by pointing to examples of multiple wives in the Bible. But what does the Bible really teach?

    God also forbade the kings of Israel to have “many wives” (Deuteronomy 17:17). Look at the trouble when Israel’s kings disobeyed, including deadly sibling rivalry between David’s sons from his different wives (2 Samuel 13, 1 Kings 2); and Solomon’s hundreds of wives helped lead Solomon to idolatry (1 Kings 11:1–3).

    What about godly men who were polygamous?

    Abraham and Sarah would have been monogamous apart from a low point in their faith when Hagar became a second wife—note how much strife this caused later with Ishmael and Isaac and their descendants to this day (Genesis 16, 21). Jacob wanted only Rachel, but was tricked into marrying her older sister Leah, and later he took their slave girls at the sisters’ urging, due to the rivalry between the sisters. Jacob was hardly at a spiritual high point at those times, and neither was David when he added Abigail and Ahinoam (1 Samuel 25:42–43). Also, Hannah, Samuel’s mother, was humiliated by her husband Elkanah’s other wife Peninnah because of Hannah’s previous barrenness (1 Samuel 1:1–7).

    Why did God seem to allow it, then?

    God’s permitting of polygamy seems more like the case of divorce, which God tolerated for a while under certain conditions because of the hardness of their hearts. But it was not the way it was intended from the beginning (Matthew 19:8). Whenever the Mosaic law had provisions for polygamy, it was always the conditional: “If he takes another wife to himself … ” (Exodus 21:10), never an encouragement. God put a number of obligations on the husband towards the additional wives, which would discourage polygamy. In view of the problems it causes, it is no wonder that polygamy was unknown among the Jews after the Babylonian exile, and monogamy was the rule even among the Greeks and Romans by New Testament times.http://creation.com/monogamy-bible-one-man-woman

    • You said: The example of godly people is also important. Isaac and Rebekah were monogamous—they are often used as a model in Jewish weddings today. Other examples were Joseph and Asenath, and Moses and Zipporah.

      My reply: The Scriptures are clear that polygamy was, and still is today, a valid form of marriage. God nowhere condemns godly men for having more than one wife. Abraham had a wife, and then he married her maid (Genesis 16:2-4); Jacob married Leah and Rachel (Gen.29:23-30; 31:17; 32:22) and then he married Leah and Rachel’s handmaids, Zilbah and Bilhahand (Genesis 30:1-24; 37:2). From Jacob came the 12 tribes of Israel.

      Elkanah married Hannah and Peninnah (1 Sam.1:2); David married Abigail and Ahinoam (1 Sam.25:42-43; 30:18), then later took more wives (2 Sam.5:13) at Jerusalem (1 Chron.14:3); In 2 Sam.12:7-8, God gave David these multiple wives as a blessing. That is something you ignored completely, we have God saying David I give you wives (plural)

      2 Samuel 12:7 And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man.
      *Thus saith the Lord God of Israel*, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;

      8 And I gave thee thy master’s house,
      *and thy master’s wives into thy bosom*,
      and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too
      little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.

      you said: God also forbade the kings of Israel to have “many wives” (Deuteronomy 17:17). Look at the trouble when Israel’s kings disobeyed, including deadly sibling rivalry between David’s sons from his different wives (2 Samuel 13, 1 Kings 2); and Solomon’s hundreds of wives helped lead Solomon to idolatry (1 Kings 11:1–3).

      my reply: You messed up bad here Morris, and it’s fixing to come back and haunt you

      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.

      chapter 17 is speaking of Guidelines for a King. V17 is saying
      The king must not take many wives for himself, because they will turn his heart away from the Lord. This goes hand and hand with Solomon, and 1 kings 11, the passage you did not understand. This is talking about taking wives from Paganism, and there Paganism could cause a king to fall into idolatry, the focus is on idolatry, not Polygamy

      1 Kings 11:1 But king Solomon loved many *strange women*, together with *the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites*, *Zidonians, and Hittites*:

      (Solomon married strange women i.e. Pagan women such as Pharaoh’s daughter EGYPTIAN,A moabites, Ammonites, Edomites etc.)

      11:2 *Of the nations concerning which the Lord* said unto the children of Israel, *Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you*: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.

      Q.God said what?
      A. *Of the nations concerning which the Lord said unto*
      *the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they*
      *come in unto you*

      Q. BUT WHY?
      A. *for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods*

      So the issue wasn’t that Solomon was committing Polygamy, no the issue is that he was marrying Pagan women, and Pagan women will cause a man to follower after Idolatry i.e. there gods.

      You said: Another important biblical teaching is the parallel of husband and wife with Christ and the Church in Ephesians 5:22–33, which makes sense only with monogamy—Jesus will not have multiple brides.

      my reply: First off, Jesus is not talking about literally marrying people and having sex with them, so no this passage won’t work for you, bride of Christ is simply in contrast to the harlot, it is not talking about a literal marriage, with literal sex with millions of believers.

      When we study the Old Testament law concerning polygamy, we find that
      when the singular “wife” is used, those laws could apply to monogamy or
      polygamy (Deut. 22:13, 22), and when the plural “wives” is used, those
      laws only apply to polygamy. (Deut. 21:15-17). The Law stated that a man
      could take another wife as long as he still provided for his first wife
      (Exo.21:10). This is what the apostle Paul calls “due benevolence”
      (1 Cor.7:3). The law protected the rights of the first born son
      concerning his inheritance in the case where the father preferred
      another wife over his mother (Deut. 21:15-17).

      The law commanded that any man who had sex with a virgin was to marry
      her (Deut. 22:28-29). There is nothing in this text that supports the
      idea that only single men are to marry in this instance. This law
      protected and ensured the woman that her food, clothing, and marital
      rights and duties would not be diminished. This also protected the woman
      from the reproach of not being able to find another man to be her
      husband because she was no longer a virgin and, furthermore the reproach
      of possibly never being able to have children. The man, single or
      married, needed to be responsible for his fornication and the woman
      needed to be protected.

      The law commanded a man to marry the widow of his deceased brother’s
      wife if he had no children with her (Deut. 25:5-10). Again, there is
      nothing in this text that supports that this law was limited to only
      single brothers.

    • Biblical, new covenant marriage reflects the relationship of Christ to his church. It was to be a Holy and chaste bride. Christ will have but one bride. Never messed up at all. Because God allowed something doesn’t mean he endorsed or that it was his ideal. If you can thank God for multiple wives, so be it. I couldn’t. I am thankful for my helpmeet, not helpmeetS. When it gets down to the nitty gritty those who believe in multiple wives simply cannot control their vessel with honor. They are defrauding their wife.

    • +Morris Starkey I agree
      💯 %💯TMH allowed that in those times to Build to expand/Add to cover
      uncovered women to set & promote order on the land….Polygamy does devolves a women spirit & hinder her to perform @ her best as a Wife!!!
      New covenant is more Profitable to Mankind!!

    • Morris Starkey thank you for this explanation so much because I was so close to walking away from the faith because I was reading 2 Samuel and wanted to know what the word concubine meant searched it up and I felt heart broken that God even allowed this for a season and felt a huge contradiction because God has said countless times he never changes but you have explained this very well

    • +Jazzy Jose A concubine is a female servant or slave married in bondage

      ?…there were mentions of concubines way before you hit 2nd Samuel, like Hagar in Genesis, or the two concubines of Jacob

      This was widespread long ago, in many cultures…God regulated what happens to servants and slaves, around like Exodus, in Exodus 21:7-11, a man may be seeking his daughter in to servitude/hand in marriage, because they were having a challenge in economical living

      Concubines became more seen as bad as time went by in the West. By 1000 AD concubines most likely the church declared it was some sort of sin/taboo.

      It is also believed the Greeks and Romans were against it, but they had some form of concubinage also, but polygyny

      The French around I think the 1700’s mentioned of concubines recently as mistresses, which happened in both polygynous and monogamous cultures

  4. God allowed polygamy but he did not command it. And he does not condemn monogamy. That is Truth

    If any religion says it is mandatory that people of God practice polygamy that is not biblical truth.

    • Many Godly people are devorced. Devorce is not Godly. Polygamy is not Godly. Marriage is Godly. If a man feels comfortable with polygamy, this doesnt automatically end up the case with the many wives, even if they start out agreeing to it. The woman falls in love and decides the love they feel is worth entering into polygamy. But later on trouble, the love is questioned. Monogomous love can fall dire and needs affirmation, but much easier to fall apart with polygamy. There is a difference between swingers and polygamy, polygamy is intended for life the same as monogamy. Most find monogamy much preffered. Unfortunately most people divorce and remarry, but even that seems prefferable to polygamy. Long story short, monogomous marriage is Godly, polygamy and divorce are not Godly, but circumstantial.

  5. Polygamy has always been a man made tradition. God allowed it in the old testament.That was the only thing Jesus changed, when he declared “one man, one wife”. There never wasAdam and Eve, plus Michelle, and Jane. nevertheless, it is a good excuse to have an affair.

  6. I rarely comment on these things…but the perversity in this doctrine is amazing. How do you all listen to this and still read the Bible. Is the Holy Spirit speaking through this man? Or is it just man speaking through his finite wisdom to gratify his own flesh?

  7. I will just stick with one. I think more is just plain dumb and shows you the true weakness of men nothing good ever came out of polygamy in the bible except giant curse seedlines LOL.

  8. Finally, a pastor who speaks the truth. I’m agnostic myself, but there’s always the hope God exists. I’ve debated this issue on other threads with Christians, but was pleasantly surprised to see Pastor Dowell didn’t tap dance and say biblical marriage is one man and one woman. This man told the truth and what the bible really says.

    Most of the great men of the bible had multiple wives and I know some people will try the example of Adam and Eve to Pastor Dowell, but what choice did they have?

    If you look at history, the church didn’t consider marriage to be a sacrament until the 13th century AD. The Catholic church didn’t require the marriage ceremony to be performed in the church, by a priest until the 16th century AD.

  9. I appreciate your passion, as well as the  video. I do not, however, accept your claim to be sin free. Cannot be accomplished by man. If you honestly believe that you are sin free, then you are the one who is foolish.

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