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The 12 Books of Abraham

    Chapter 9

    Truth or Tradition?
    A Closer Look at the
    Plural Wives Question
    by Andy Nonymousman

    Chapter 9. The Woman for the Man

    As we read I Corinthians 11:8-9 we find it says “For the man is not of the woman, but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman: but the woman for the man.” We don’t hear many sermons on this. Why? Could it be that women would rise up in rebellion and leave any church where anyone dared preach this truth?

    There are some Scriptures that believers tend to like and there are some Scriptures that believers tend to dislike and therefore ignore. This is one. With the push for equal rights for women in the United States and other countries, there is an emphasis on a woman being equal to men in every way and able to do what every man can do. But what does God say?

    At this point many will point to Galatians 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” Many would say ‘See, men and women are equal!’ However, these people forget to read the passage in it’s context. The next verses read “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise.” There is no difference between men and women as far as our inheritance is concerned.

    Men and women have different roles to play here on the earth. As we perform the functions that God has called us to, we can qualify for that inheritance.

    The woman was made for the man. Women in the Bible are never told that they can have more than one husband, but as we have already shown there are many places where men had two or more wives.

      Is this unfair?

    Because to say it is unfair is to accuse God of the unfairness. We can never accuse God of being unfair. In Jeremiah 18:6 God says “O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.” God can do with us as individuals or all of us collectively as He desires. When God allows men to have more than one wife but does not allow women to have more than one husband (unless the first husband dies), we must abide by His rules.

    Some men need more than one wife. When a woman is the wife of a man (even if she is one of several wives), and she submits to her husband and reverences him, she can receive God’s highest reward because of her obedience to God’s command. The woman is made for the man.

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    First created on 27 September 2001
    Updated on 20 June 2016

    Copyright ©1999 Andy Nonymousman
    Reproduced by permission and with thanks by HEM, 2001
    Endorsement of this book by HEM does not necesserily mean
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