Polygamy

What is it that many single Christian men fear so greatly?

  • They fear falling into temptation because they do not have a mate who can fulfill their desires.
  • They fear being alone in the world because there is none who shares all the things that they hold most dear.

What is it some married Christian men fear so greatly?

  • They fear falling into temptation because they do not have a mate who can fulfill their desires.
  • They fear being alone in the world because there is none who shares all the things that they hold most dear.

What do they have in common?

  • Both these men fear the same thing.

– Loneliness and unsatisfied desires.

  • Both these men have the same lacking.

– A woman who can satisfy their desires and need for companionship.

  • Both these men are at risk of falling into temptation.

– The temptation of extramarital relations.

   What is the solution? For both men the solution is to take sufficient wives to prevent loneliness and unsatisfied desires from leading them into temptation. Paul stated, “It is better to marry than to burn.” Paul did not qualify this statement by saying that it applied only to single men. The fact that this wise saying, “It is better to marry than to burn” occurred in a paragraph written to the unmarried and widows does not change the truthfulness of the saying nor does it limit to whom it can be applied. Paul was a Jew and well aware of the teachings of the Bible (which at that time included only the Old Testament – Torah.) The Torah did not forbid a married man from marrying an available woman. Paul did not say, “It is better for a single person to marry than to burn.” Moreover, Paul did not say “it is better to commit adultery than to burn” which is what would occur if a woman were to be taken by more than her one and only living husband according to the laws of the Torah which he knew so well. He wrote the letter in which this was found to the all the Christians at Corinth which included all of the men in Corinth, not just the single men. In most cases, there is nothing lacking in the first wives of men that have a need for additional wives. They have all the wondrous attributes that God has bestowed on them. It is simply that God did not create a super race of women and there are some men for whom one woman simply is not enough. In most cases, there is nothing lacking in men who do not have a need for additional wives. They simply have been created by God in such a way that their lives are complete without additional wives. Some men however are driven by the very nature that God placed in them to “go therefore and multiply.” Others are driven by that same nature that God has endowed them with to have more physical exchange than is comfortable for their current wife or wives, as the case may be. God did not create such men to have just one wife. He created them to have many wives and many children. For them not to follow this path is to follow a path of asceticism, a path of self denial. Shame on you if you dare judge men who have been given by God an extra high level of testosterone; Men in their 30s, 40s, and 50s, and older, who feel no less desire for women then they did when they were 20 and whose drive in their 20s was triple the average man’s drive. You cannot imagine what it is like to go through life with the drive of an 18 or 20 year old and be yoked with someone who has one seventh that drive. We are called upon to judge righteously. Make a right judgment concerning this. The Bible allows a man to have more than one wife and there are ways the law permits this as well. See our legal section concerning this.