Are you committing
The Sins of the Cults?
How to know if you’re actually committing the sins of the cults in order to justify your forced monogamy dogma.
You put the authority of man and traditions over the authority of God’s word.
You quote a verse but ignore the verses that precede and follow that verse in order to change the intended meaning. For example Malachi 2:14 has been quoted against polygamy while in fact Malachi 2:16 clearly explains that this refers to divorce! See the actual verses below.
Malachi 2:14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.
2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
2:16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously
Notice that this is speaking of dealing treacherously with the wife of your youth by divorcing her, not by taking another. You must keep your first wife and not use a second wife as an excuse for divorcing your first wife.
Another verse used in the above fashion out of context is Deuteronomy 17:17 however if we read Deuteronomy 17:16 first we realize that this isn’t limiting kings to only one wife unless it also limits them to one horse! Read both verses. To quote the second verse without the former is to participate in the sins of the cults for you would be twisting scripture from its intended meaning!
16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.
17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.
This is speaking of multiplying such that you keep a running count of them so that they are something of which you can boast. This is so elementary. The arguments of the pro-forced monogamy advocates are so weak as to make me wonder how much they know about other subjects.