is polygamy allowed in christianity

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  • What does the Bible really say about polygamy?

  • Admittedly, the Bible seems to send mixed messages regarding polygamy. One the one hand, Genesis strongly implies that God intended marriage to be between only one man and one woman (Genesis 2:23 – 24). On the other hand, however, we find several individuals (many of whom had great faith) who had more than one wife at a time.

  • Is polygamy OK as a Christian?

  • Yes, the Bible approves of polygamy There are many polygamists in the Bible. Some of them were God’s favorite people (including Abraham, Jacob, Gideon, Solomon, and David). God didn’t seem to mind. And Lamech took unto him two wives. Genesis 4:19

  • Is polygamy a sin in the Bible?

  • Although most Christians would agree that polygamy is a sin, always was a sin, and always will be a sin, many disagree. Some claim polygamy was allowed in the Old Testament, but not in the New. Others say that nothing in the Bible forbids polygamy.

  • Does God condone polygamy?

  • The Bible clearly and decidedly states that God does not condone or allow the practice of polygamy over and over again.