The nation of Israel sprang from Jacob's polygamous marriage with four women. In plainer words, God does not agree with your absolutist view and never states your absolutist view in the Bible.God never encourages us to believe that the only marriage acceptable to Him is a one man with one woman marriage like Adam and Eve.The orthodox Jewish position since 1450 BC when Moses wrote the Pentateuch has been that Genesis and do not teach absolute Complementarity - one man with one woman for life - as the only marriage paradigm God will bless.
This belief is based on 1 Corinthians 7:1-9 where the principle of partnership is stated.
"To avoid fornication, everyone (except those gifted with celibacy) should have an orientation compatible partner." I believe scripture is clear that the Jewish men He addressed did not understand Him to be prohibiting polygamy.
Isn't it time you repented and lined up with God's view instead of championing your own opinion? Jehovah Himself affirmed polygamy through His prophet Nathan in 2 Samuel 12:7-8."And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man.
Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul; And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things."At the point in time when Jehovah gave additional wives into David's bosom, David already had at least seven wives whose names are given: Ahinoam, Abigail, Maacah, Haggith, Abital, Eglah, 2 Samuel 3:2-5, Michal, v. Because God affirmed polygamy, that is clear testimony from God that He does not agree with your opinion that one man with one woman is the only marriage relationship God will bless.e.
” He answered, “Have you not read that He Who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?
” (Matthew 19:3-7, ESV): "Rick, Jesus has just defined marriage as a male (man) to a female (woman), and that's how the men to whom He was speaking understood it.That's always been the orthodox Jewish position as well as that of the historic orthodox Christian Church.Even John Shelby Spong admitted homosexuality cannot be defended from Scripture.There is no way Jesus intended His words to convey the meaning you give them - that the only marriage acceptable to God is one man with one woman. The first polygamous marriage is recorded in the Bible in Genesis , only 44 verses after the marriage passage in Genesis .b.God and Moses, in Deuteronomy -17, made provision in the Law for polygamous marriages.There is no scriptural evidence that any early Christian who heard Jesus speak in person or who read Matthew 19 understood Jesus to be outlawing polygamy when He spoke of "two becoming one."Events in Matthew 19 occurred around AD 29.