Skip to comments.Does God Endorse Polygamy? Why does 2 Samuel 12:8 say that God gave David wives?
Posted on 05/13/2021 8:33:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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The stories of Abraham and Jacob suggest that the Old Testament is a little more complicated than that.
No, original intent with Adam and Eve was one man, one woman. Yes, he allowed some cultural influence to come into play, but as another Freeper pointed out, more than one wife caused trouble each and every time it happened. Jesus reiterated that point in the New Testament.
One man-one woman is a sound ideal and should be the default baseline assumption, but other factors do intrude.
“One man-one woman is a sound ideal and should be the default baseline assumption, but other factors do intrude.”
Indeed they do. In that regard I have suspected without proof that low birthrate societies destined for the discovery of demographics have a tendency to have more out of wedlock births to make up for the stupidity of society.
Except for Covid where no one seems to think closeness of any kind is warranted.
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