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Originally posted by ben91069
Can any Christian explain to me why it is an incorrect practice when Abraham had multiple wives and a concubine, as well as Jacob (Israel) whom had two wives and two concubines, in addition to many others in the Hebrew ancestry.
Originally posted by Jovi1
As to what Boondock stated here while in most things I would find myself in agreement with you this is one of those things a truly enlightened society would reject as not being good for the common welfare of the population. It is very easy for anyone to see that this practice would be very harmful to all the women and children involved and is lust and power based and not an arrangment based on love at all.
Originally posted by Jovi1
It is very easy for anyone to see that this practice would be very harmful to all the women and children involved and is lust and power based and not an arrangment based on love at all.
Originally posted by MajorMalfunction
why else do the extreme LDS marry little girls as young as 14?
1 Timothy 3:2, 12
"A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach. . . . Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well."
Originally posted by dgtempe
It should be the same for women.
Originally posted by dbates
These laws were set up to organize the society of Israel and don't actually apply to a Christian's realtionship with God. So you can breathe easy if your brother dies leaving behind a childless old hag. You don't have to marry her.
Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill,
Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of the disciples a yoke that neither we nor our fathers have been able to bear?
37 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
24 Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and have children for him. 25Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his wife to his brother. 26The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. 27Finally, the woman died. 28Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?"