Has polygamy expired?

Discussion in 'Marriage Issues' started by sun, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. sun

    sun New Member

  2. aineo

    aineo Well-Known Member

    @sun - I was going to begin disputing the article, but when I read it was referencing the Qur’an, I stopped reading. It is simply not worth my time when the beginning of their assumptions starts with something I don't agree with.
     
  3. Mojo

    Mojo Well-Known Member

    Not trying to be mean, but this is an Islamic-centered post, so it's not something we can dialogue on very easily.

    However, the argument that I read (I didnt read the whole thing) was that polygamy is outdated by modern circumstances. I don't think most on here would argue the "necessity" of polygamy. We tend to dwell on God's permissiveness, acceptance, even promotion of it ( in certain circumstances)

    In our socialist, welfare state, the "necessity" of any woman to marry is probably outdated because she can have an instant monetary provision when she births a child. The State becomes her husband providing food, shelter, and medical care. So, why not argue that marriage is outdated!

    In or godless society, we hinder biblical marriage in favor of de facto polygamy through no fault divorce, and encourage harlotry under the guise of a sexual revolution.
     
  4. steve

    steve Well-Known Member

    While a woman can seek provision of material needs from a State "husband", that would still leave her without the spiritual covering and relationship for which she was created.
    Any mandate against polygyny leaves many women either at the mercy of men who don't qualify as husband material, or bereft of the relationship that they were designed for. Is. 4:1 refers to that state of being as a reproach, or shame.

    So until we "progress" to the place where we have more genuinely qualified men available than women, poly will not be outdated.
     
  5. cubanito

    cubanito Active Member

    Most people out there don't understand or care about spiritual covering.

    "In our socialist, welfare state, the "necessity" of any woman to marry is probably outdated because she can have an instant monetary provision when she births a child. The State becomes her husband providing food, shelter, and medical care. So, why not argue that marriage is outdated!

    In or godless society, we hinder biblical marriage in favor of de facto polygamy through no fault divorce, and encourage harlotry under the guise of a sexual revolution."

    So true and hard for people in our society. Uncle beastie is the default husband. Beastie wants to be out daddy and hubby. We have to obey and pay him our dues. Hmmm, sounds like Lucy is allowed to be lord by us obeying and paying tribute to him. Are we a conquered people?
    I heard by many before, as long and we obey and pay, we are free. The church and state thru their media told us we are very free, as long as we obey and pay them. Morbidly funny how people buy that...
     
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  6. cubanito

    cubanito Active Member

    The more "advanced" a society claims to be, the more controlled the subjects. Things like this don't really change when we read history..
    Last several months I kept hearing, we need to choose the lesser evil, our new ruler. lol
    "Normal" people don't see it for the most part. Since most don't know our creator, people choose man to rule over them to feel a covering of sorts.
     
  7. cubanito

    cubanito Active Member

    I wonder if shopping and other entertainment is used to compensate... Faith in uncle beastie too.. Daddy and hubby.. Then, some send their sons to die for beastie, or are proud when they become beastie enforcers. Just some thoughts.. We have been programmed with many disfunctional mind sets. Only the mind of Christ can help us clean up.
    We live in something like the Matrix.
     
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