It is absolutely amazing to me how many Christians are utterly unwilling to accept the very simple premise that something God explicitly decrees as *lawful* cannot simultaneously be a sin (ie. a man taking multiple wives). There is no such thing as a "lawful sin"; the very notion is an oxymoron. God doesn't tell His people how to "sin lawfully". ...To unashamedly and confidently assert that God has, in history, decreed a sin as explicitly *lawful* is to effectively reduce His moral nature to absurd hypocrisy, and make a mockery of His holiness. And to be clear...no, I don't think that's anyone's intention whatsoever. But it is the unavoidable logical consequence of taking such an indefensible position. There is a massive difference between God *tolerating* sin, and God decreeing sin *lawful*. The former happens all the time. If God didn't tolerate sin, I would have been dead long before I came to Christ! The latter, however, never happened. Not even once. The theological cognitive dissonance is real out here. Traditions of men and feminist rebellion have united to form quite the powerful, unholy tandem. And in the body of Christ no less! Very sad. It's honestly more an issue of cowardice, selfishness and fear. People understand that God can't deem objecitve sin as lawful. They are just scared of (or just don't like) the ramifications of doing so.