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    Chapter 11

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

    Chapter 11: Conclusion

    In conclusion, we can see that whereas there is no Scripture anywhere in the Bible that indicates plural wives marriages are wrong or sinful we cannot condemn such marriages. And even though initially God gave Adam one wife, Eve, we find many men of God who had plural wives and these men are never condemned for it.

    In most cases one man - one wife will probably continue to be the most common arrangement. No man should be condemned for only having one wife. Neither should we condemn those involved in plural wives marriages.

    All of Western culture is based on one man - one wife scenarios. Even the fairy tales told to children such as Snow White, Cinderella, The Three Bears and others have us in the West geared only for one handsome prince and one beautiful princess who will meet THE right one, fall in love, and live happily ever after. There is no wonder that there is strong resistance to the idea that the handsome young prince might find several princesses to his liking and marry them all.

    I know of spiritual people who condemn religious practices based on tradition rather than the Word of God. Some examples are Christmas and Santa Claus, Easter and bunny rabbits and colored eggs [1]. These people have dropped these practices as theyíve held them up to the Light of Godís Word and found them to be outside of Godís will or inappropriate for those seeking to go on with God. Will these spiritual people be able to accept plural wives marriages as scripturally legitimate and cease to unwisely condemn their brethren who are functioning in scriptural order before God with plural wives?

    As Iíve said before, you and I may not feel called to be involved in a plural wife marriage, but letís not condemn those that do.

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    [1] For more examples see, The Pagan Infiltration of Christianity. (SBSK)

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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
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