With this 200th article (plus quite a few FAQs, interviews, books, etc.), I conclude my witness of the New Covenant Christian/Messianic testimony of Echad polygamy. Since the first article was penned in March 1998, a little over 5 years ago, a tremendous amount has happened in our family and Order. At that time the Assembly (Church) to which we belonged numbered about a dozen souls in Europe, and today consists of several thousand in every continent except South America. As a result my own calling and witness has gradually changed from being an educator to primarily becoming an evangelist. When this ministry was started, my ministry was confined to pastoring one small congregation here and fulfilling a commission which launched this website.
Back then I stated: "This site is about us - the Królewiec family - and about the theological views and practices of the church / assembly we belong to", and over 5 years I have tried to elucidate this as succinctly and fully as possible. Our calling has never been to "take polygamy to the churches" (as one ministry believes its mission to be) but to prepare those of our own people called to live this lifestyle to eventually live it and to invite others to come to what we believe to be the purest Gospel message being taught today. We were never in the business of proclaiming polygamy for polygamy's sake and that remains our position still. Our function was, and is, as an appendage of the work of our international mission.
Of course, many have come here and to our many clubs for a variety of reasons, and mostly for all the wrong reasons, and the time and energy of the ministry devolved into defending our beliefs and practices against those not remotely interested in the 'HEM vision of polygamy' but only in their own private polygamy or varieties of the gospel. We feel, therefore, that our purpose has been served, the case has been stated, and it is time to move on.
We do of course treasure the many friendships we have made in the wider Christian/Messianic polygamy community and wish to cultivate these. Many have added to our understanding and helped us refine our vision, and to these many people we owe a debt of gratitude. The Truth of Christian Polygamy Club has likewise served its purpose and has now been discontinued. Our ministers are always happy to receive emails from those interested in going beyond Echad polygamy and into the wider work of the Gospel. These, we hope, will join others of our people in the our various online discussion groups to learn and share about the 'bigger picture'.
My family and I are now actively involved in planting communities around the world, and whilst our ministry is not principally about 'polygamy' per se we shall, of course, be counselling those coming into our communities around the world who are called into polygamy.
Though my wives have said they will be adding one or two more articles to the webpage, I shall probably be adding very little from now on as the theological case has been (I believe) fully stated and the concept of echad fully expounded. For those genuinely called, it is a question of moving from theory into practice, and in avoiding all the disasterous mistakes that have been made by polygamists who have either not sought to put the Kingdom of Heaven and Yahweh's righteousess first in their lives and left Elohim (God) to take care of the rest (including polygamy) but also those who have tried to set up private 'kingdoms' that have degenerated into cults like many of those in the fundamentalist Mormon religion. From these we have totally and unreservedly distanced ourselves and openly condemned as harmful to mind, spirit and body.
Yah'shua (Jesus) said to those who were concerned about the things which the gentiles (unbelievers) seek for:
What do the unbelievers seek for that the believers seek for too? Yah'shua (Jesus) mentions food, drink, and clothing, but we could add many things to this like shelter, warmth, security, and - of course - marriage. The drive to find a mate and raise families is common to everyone no matter who they are, what there status, religion, or sex is. Everybody is looking for these things in some way or another.
"Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' "For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of Elohim (God) and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble" (Matthew 6:31-34, NKJV)
Yah'shua (Jesus) tells us that we should, however, not be anxious about any of these things. Instead, He says, seek for:
If we will do these two things, everything else - including divinely directed marriage - will follow suit.
- (1) The Kingdom of Elohim (God); and
- (2) The righteousness of Yahweh.
Over the years in the polygamy ministry I have received hundreds of enquiries from folks wanting marriage and polygamy who were, frankly, either only vaguely interested in - or totally disinterested in, the Kingdom of Elohim (God) and His Righteousness. Christian/Messdianic polygamists and apologists who seek to minister to such people without first pointing them to the Kingdom and to the Righteousness of Elohim (God) are totally wasting their time. We might as well become atheistic humanists, New Agers or those from other religious persuasions and join UNESCO or some other worldly charitable organisation. There are millions of people who need feeding and clothing, and now (sadly) thousands of carnal men (for the most part) who want to become polygamists. And whilst feeding and clothing the poor, and less fortunate - and giving marriage counsel to singles and monogamist couples wanting to enter polygamy is an essential and inseparable part of our Gospel labour, it is always secondary to the Great Commission (Mark 16:15). Any 'gospel' that puts these things before the Kingdom and Yahweh's Righteousness IS A FALSE ONE, and when we partake of it, we are committing idolatry by reversing the Two Great Commandments (Love Yahweh, and Love Your Neigbour) or completely striking the first one out.
I have, of course, to be polite as well as to learn myself, answer non-Christian and nominal Christian equirers when they have come to me for understanding about Christian/Messianic polygamy, and especially echad Christian/Messianic polygamy. As I did, I built up this webpage. That work I now consider to be largely done. If there is anything left, it will simply be to tie a few loose threads here and there.
Those who wish to know more about this lifestyle - if they are sincere - can sift through the website. From now on I shall only be answering enquirers about the wider Gospel and any ladies who are led by Yahweh to our family to be a part of it. And of course I shall be maintaining fellowship with our many friends.
I shall also be adding to my non-polygamy site, Ezion-Geber's Homepage, and furthering one of my callings to propagate the Hebraic-roots of New Covenant Christianity. I have a number of things 'cooking' and waiting to be written there though I shall not be as prodigious as I have been here. My work is now in Africa and elsewhere.
The call to build up the Kingdom of Elohim (God) means to witness and evangelise by bringing the unsaved to Christ and integrating them into the Family of Christ - the local assemblies (churches). To do the latter requires that they be taught the righteousness of Yahweh, and the means to educating them in that has always been - and will always be - Torah and its embodiment in the Messiah, Yah'shua (Christ Jesus):
Marriage and polygamy can never assuage the soul's deep seated need for righteousness. Without the righteousness of Yahweh polygamy is, in any, case meaningless, and serves no useful purpose other than to satisfy some carnal lusts and cause enslavement. Without the Kingdom and without righteousness, echad is but a dream - a whisp 'o the air.
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled" (Matthew 5:6, NKJV).
We must hunger and thirst for the righteousness of Yahweh through Yah'shua (Jesus) and make it a part of us through faith and obedience. We must eagerly seek to win lost souls for Christ and make that an integrated part of our lives - to be done joyously and not as a burden. And then we must disciple them and, through the power of Christ, integrate them into the uniplural Bride of Messiah (Jesus). Only then can we even start thinking about polygamy even.
I no longer regard myself in any way a counsellor for aspirant polygamists who are not wholeheartedly seeking the things Yah'shua (Jesus) speaks of. I have to say that I am just not interested. Neither do I consider I can be of much help to polygamous families who are not seeking the Kingdom of Elohim (God) and His righteousness. If these tools are rejected I do not see how I can be of any help to them now or in the future.
I wish, as always, the richest and most plentiful blessings of Yahweh upon everyone reading this article and website. I desire for all that their all-consuming desire be the Kingdom of Elohim (God) and the Righteousness of Yahweh. If these are your twin passions, then I promise you that all your needs will be met, including those of marriage and - to those who are genuinely called - specifically to polygamy. Amen.
Continued in Part 2
"All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light" (Matthew 11:27-30, NKJV)