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    Part 2: Defeating the Critics

    The majority, as we all know, is not always right. And the majority of Christians (as well as modern Jews) happen to believe that a man is not allowed to marry more than one wife at a time. They're wrong, and in the second part of this little book we will show them why they are wrong.

    But before I do, let me say this: the fact that a man is allowed to have more than one wife doesn't mean that everyone should, any more than someone who has turned 16 or 18 (depending what country you live in) must get married at once. It is my belief - and many who subscribe to the doctrine of plural marriage agree with me - that most men are quite incapable of successfully managing a marriage with more than one wife. As I look at the moral degradation everywhere it is also becoming painfully obvious to me that an increasing number of men and women aren't even capable of living monogamously. Your average 21st century man or woman lacks the basic skills of relationship-building. Most people need to become human first, and that requires intensive discipling and healing.

    I have been involved in marriage apologetics now for a very long time. The arguments advanced by those who reject plural marriage are always predictably the same and always weak. Because they are in a minority, those who practice plural marriage have been forced to dig into their Bibles with a motivation that the majority, preferring the support of numbers rather than facts, rarely have.

    I wish to briefly look at the most commonly used arguments now. People come up with novel twists which I shall not be examining but which are all treated on the main Plural HEM web page. By the time you have finished you will come to realise that plural marriage is built upon a solid, biblical doctrinal rock.

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