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Question --  Is Polygamy equal to adultery?  --                      Is polygamy a sin?

See below that many Christian Religious leaders think that Polygamy is Adultery and a sin.

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These religious leaders have wrong sexual teaching that is NOT from the Bible but from Corrupt indulgence Catholic Church who a long time ago made sex a sin, so they could get more indulgence sin money to pay for their sin. And from satanic evil Muslim pagan religion.

They use the same wrong, corrupt , sex word definitions today.  They are  coming up with the same wrong and corrupt thinking about God’s designed nudity and God given sexual freedom that God gave all people , all creation,  at creation.


Wrong Bible Sex Word definitions


They have the wrong definition for all the sex term words (adultery, fornication , lust & etc ) in the Bible to come up with the wrong conclusion about nudity and sexual freedom.


Polygamy is NOT adultery and is NOT a sin at all.

GOD,  himself,  promoted polygamy many times in the Bible.


2 Sam 12:8  I  (God) gave you (King David)  his (King Saul) house and his (King Saul)   WIVES   and the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. And if that had not been enough, I (God)  would have given you(King David)  much, much more.”(UNLIMITED)


SOS 6:8  (King Solomon)  There may be sixty wives, all queens, and eighty concubines and unnumbered virgins available to me. (Unlimited)


Ex 21: 10   If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, (Polygamy) he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife. (Meet her sexual needs)   11 If he fails in any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment.


Ex 21:4   "If his master gave him a wife while he was a slave, and they had sons or daughters, then the man will be free in the seventh year, but his (master’s)  wife and children will still belong to his master.


Master sexually LOANS one of his wives to his servant to meet his SEXUAL needs, and lives with the servant as his loaner wife, The master owns both his wife and the children his wife makes as being a loaner " live in loaner WIFE" sex partner to the servant.

Similar to swinging today, when a man sexually LOANS his wife to another man to meet his sexual needs. SHE IS ONLY A LOANER


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 Nu 31:18 “Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves.”  

12,000 soldiers get 16,000 virgin young girls as sex partner concubines from God as a reward for fighting in the Battle.  God promotes polygamy and promotes sex with many girls as a reward from God.


 (Young virgins because this proved that they did not join in with the sex orgies to worship the pagan fertility god worship as they did in Nu 25: 1-9 and 1 Cor 10:8 this was called fornication. Fornication – the worship of pagan fertility god,  is all over the Bible both OT and NT. Hebrews and Christians were always surrounded by the major religion of the day who worshiped the pagan fertility god.  

All others were killed because they did join in with the pagan worship of the fertility pagan god. (Nu 31:14 – 18) (Nu 25: 1-9)  Here is where Paul defines the word fornication of the Bible.)


Nu 31: 14 But Moses was furious with all the military commanders who had returned from the battle. 15 "Why have you let all the women live?" he demanded. 16 "These are the very ones who followed Balaam's advice and caused the people of Israel to rebel against the LORD at Mount Peor. They are the ones who caused the plague to strike the LORD's people. 17 Now kill all the boys and all the women who have slept with a man. 18 Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves.

Nu 31:35 and 32,000 young girls.  31:40 16,000 young girls


God gave 12,000 soldiers  16,000 virgin girls as  sex partners concubines  as a reward for fighting in the Battle. The best fighting soldiers got more then the lesser soldier as a reward for fighting harder.


This clearly shows that  God is  promoting polygamy (many sex partners)  by giving  more sex partners concubines  as a reward for fighting good in the Battle.

Another way God promotes polygamy is force a brother to marry his brother’s wife to get her pregnant. If he had 7 brothers and they all die in battle, he would have to marry all 7 wives. God promote polygamy. (Deut 25:5) (Gen 38:6)


Deut 25:5 "If two brothers are living together on the same property and one of them dies without a son, his widow must not marry outside the family. Instead, her husband's brother must marry her and fulfill the duties of a brother-in-law. 6 The first son she bears to him will be counted as the son of the dead brother, so that his name will not be forgotten in Israel.

Gen 38: 6 When his oldest son, Er, grew up, Judah arranged his marriage to a young woman named Tamar. 7 But Er was a wicked man in the LORD's sight, so the LORD took his life. 8 Then Judah said to Er's brother Onan, "You must marry Tamar, as our law requires of the brother of a man who has died. Her first son from you will be your brother's heir." 9But Onan was not willing to have a child who would not be his own heir. So whenever he had intercourse with Tamar, he spilled the semen on the ground to keep her from having a baby who would belong to his brother. 10 But the LORD considered it a wicked thing for Onan to deny a child to his dead brother. So the LORD took Onan's life, too



Most all the Great and Godly men of the Bible were polygamist and God greatly blessed them.

Check this web site for a list of all the Godly men.


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The reason there is less polygamy in the NT is because the Pagan Roman Empire outlaw Hebrew Polygamy because they feared that they would over populate and over power them. Also they were not conquering other nations, killing all the men and keeping  the young virgins girls for themselves as in Nu 31. (32,000 girls in one battle)

I heard a Christian say in the  NT had less polygamy because Jesus came.  ----  WRONG.----

Remember Jesus lived under the OT Age of the Law, the same Age of the Law that King David and King Solomon was part of. The Age of Grace and Law of Love did not start until after Jesus rose from the dead.

Christian have more sexual freedom in the Age of Grace  then in the Age of the Law had, NOT less. Jesus said "my yoke is easy" NOT harder,  Christians are a NEW CREATION in Christ,  just like Adam and Eve were NEW CREATION in Christ at the first creation where God gave all creation 100% public nudity and sexual freedom to have unlimited sex partner over a life time, Jesus came to reverse what Adam and Eve did.

Also at Creation God was very pro-incest, Adam and Eve were brother/sister  with the same DNA. Abraham and Sarah were Brother and Sister, sister/wife God greatly blessed. Adam and Eve were NOT married at creation but only after they sinned, sinners “marriage” started at Gen 3:16. They were unmarried sex partner at creation.

All animals and humans were made "one male, one female", God programed all creation to have many sex partners over a life time, NOT only one male, one female.

God is pro-polygamy, pro-nudity, pro-sexual freedom, pro-masturbation, At creation very pro-incest for all  God's  creation, including all humans


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Christian leaders have the wrong teaching on polygamy, it is NOT from the Bible as you see from the above Bible verses.


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Why isn't polygamy considered adultery? 

Ok..I am not knocking people who are polygamist as long as you don't bring that idea into my marriage or my family, but I don't understand how polygamy is separate from adultery. Enlighten me someone. 

From my research in Christianity (not Judaism), if you even look at someone the same way you should view your wife (being a reference to a single women) then you have committed adultery in your heart which is equal to the actual act of infidelity. So if you marry one woman and later find another woman you would like to marry as well, wouldn't that mean you were committing adultery in your heart if you desired the other woman like you desired your first wife regardless if you want to make her your wife of equal status? 


Serenity answered 3 years ago

In my viewpoint polygamy is not any different than committing adultery....



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polygamy.JPGDoes polygamy equal adultery? This week's Ethics and Religion Talk considers the question. 

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Last week's Ethics and Religion Talk responded to a reader's question about sex before marriage. This week's column covers another aspect of sexuality: adultery.

Specifically, if ancient Israel's King Solomon wasn't adulterous in taking hundreds of wives and concubines, then what's wrong with polygamous relationships today?

Ethics and Religion Talk, by Rabbi David Krishef

Q: “Given that the Bible does not see multiple wives and concubines as a problem, if a married couple decides to bring another wife into the family, is this considered adultery?”

The Hebrew Bible defines adultery as a sexual relationship between a man and a married women (to whom he is not married). Later Jewish tradition (at the beginning of the 11th century for European Jews, and in approximately 1948 for Jews from Middle Eastern countries) forbade multiple wives or concubines. Jewish law never made an effort to categorize such relationship as adulterous, however, because the consequence would be condemning the children as mamzerim, Biblical bastards, who could not marry other Jews.

So while Jewish law would not sanctify a relationship between a man and more than one woman, it would not technically be adultery. However, even the Hebrew Bible sees multiple wives as a problem. While the Hebrew Bible does not go into detail and give us many instances of marital happiness and love, it does tell many stories of marital strife and discord between wives and concubines. Abraham, Jacob, Moses, David, Solomon, to name but several, are implicitly criticized for taking a second wife or concubine, and neither the families nor the children are happy. On the other hand, Isaac and Rebecca, alone among Genesis' patriarchs and matriarchs to be monogamous, has what the Bible describes as a loving relationship.

While the Hebrew Bible permits multiple wives, it also tells us that such relationships are not likely to be happy. It is clearly recommending monogamy.

  • The Rev. Laurie Haller, pastor of Aldersgate and Plainfield United Methodist churches in Grand Rapids (Note: This is Rev. Haller's last contribution to Ethics and Religion Talk. She and her husband will be moving eastward to become co-pastors of First United Methodist Church in Birmingham, Mich. We thank her for her service to this column, and wish them all the best.)

"I would respectfully disagree that the Bible does not see multiple wives and concubines as a problem. Christians view ethical questions through the lens of the teachings of Jesus and the high value that he placed on all human beings, including women. Although we read of places in the Old Testament where men have more than one wife, Genesis 2:24 clearly states that God created human beings to be in life-long monogamous relationships: 'Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh.'

"Jesus echoes this view of marriage in Mark 10 where the Pharisees ask Jesus if it is lawful for a man to divorce his wife. Jesus emphasizes that a husband needs to honor his commitment to his wife as well as to God’s intention for marriage. After repeating Genesis 2:24, Jesus adds, 'Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.'

"Christian history has affirmed from its earliest years that monogamy is the standard for marriage and that a man who has more than one wife is committing adultery. Furthermore, we see clearly in the gospels that Jesus loved women and treated them with respect as individuals to be valued rather than objects for men to use. I Timothy 3:2 affirms the practice of the early church by stating that a spiritual leader ('bishop') in the church must be the husband of one wife.”


  • The Rev. Fred Wooden, senior minister of Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids

    "This simple question has many aspects to it. By the time of Jesus, multiple wives were all but nonexistent. Most polygamous examples are from the earliest periods in the Bible, but that is also where the prohibition on adultery is stated.

    "I defer to Rabbi Krishef to define adultery more precisely, but one thing I know is that it means sexual intercourse that violates an extant marriage. Even in a polygamous household someone could commit adultery by intimacy with someone not in that household. As adultery is no longer a secular crime, the questioner is thus asking whether legal monogamy prohibits any kind of polygamy, sacred or secular. This was exactly what those who opposed the Mormon practice of plural marriage believed.

    "To answer the question - no, it is not adultery if all the parties involved are consciously creating a single household, legal or not. By adultery, I mean the religious sin as defined above. As monogamy was the norm in Roman times, adultery meant having sexual intercourse with anyone beyond one's single spouse. And that is the sense of the term most people have. But as the questioner suggests, there is nothing Biblical that categorically prevents multiple wives, and therefore at least abstractly nothing adulterous about such a relationship in itself.”


Ethics and Religion Talk is compiled and written by David Krishef, rabbi at Congregation Ahavas Israel in Grand Rapids. Krishef takes questions from readers and shares them with a panel of clergy, then provides the responses in collaboration with reporter Matt Vande Bunte. The views expressed are those of the panelists and do not necessarily represent the official perspectives of their congregations or denominations. Please submit questions from your own day-to-day encounters to

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The Bible states in the New Testament that polygamy should not be practiced [by certain church leaders]. 1 Timothy states that certain Church leaders should have but one wife: "A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach" (chapter 3, verse 2; see also verse 12 regarding deacons having only one wife). Similar counsel is repeated in the first chapter of the Epistle to Titus. 1 Corinthians (chapter 7, verse 2) also writes, "Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, letevery man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband."[43]

Periodically, Christian reform movements that have aimed at rebuilding Christian doctrine based on the Bible alone (sola scriptura) have at least temporarily accepted polygyny as a Biblical practice. For example, during the Protestant Reformation, in a document referred to simply as "Der Beichtrat" (or "The Confessional Advice" ),[44] Martin Luther granted the Landgrave Philip of Hesse, who, for many years, had been living "constantly in a state of adultery and fornication,"[45] a dispensation to take a second wife. The double marriage was to be done in secret, however, to avoid public scandal.[46] Some fifteen years earlier, in a letter to the Saxon Chancellor Gregor Brück, Luther stated that he could not "forbid a person to marry several wives, for it does not contradict Scripture." ("Ego sane fateor, me non posse prohibere, si quis plures velit uxores ducere, nec repugnat sacris literis.")[47]

"On February 14, 1650, the parliament at Nürnberg decreed that, because so many men were killed during the Thirty Years’ War, the churches for the following ten years could not admit any man under the age of 60 into a monastery. Priests and ministers not bound by any monastery were allowed to marry. Lastly, the decree stated that every man was allowed to marry up to ten women. The men were admonished to behave honorably, provide for their wives properly, and prevent animosity among them."[48][49][50][51][52][53]

The trend towards frequent divorce and remarriage is sometimes referred to as 'serial polygamy'.[54] In contrast, others may refer to this as 'serial monogamy', since it is a series of monogamous relationships.[55] The first term highlights the multiplicity of marriages throughout the life-cycle, the second the non-simultaneous nature of these marriages.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, there has often been a tension between the Christian churches' insistence on monogamy and traditional polygamy. In some instances in recent times there have been moves for accommodation; in other instances, churches have resisted such moves strongly. African Independent Churches have sometimes referred to those parts of the Old Testament that describe polygamy in defending the practice.

Roman Catholic Church[edit]

The Roman Catholic Church clearly condemns polygamy; the Catechism of the Catholic Church lists it in paragraph 2387 under the head "Other offenses against the dignity of marriage" and states that it "is not in accord with the moral law." Also in paragraph 1645 under the head "The Goods and Requirements of Conjugal Love" states "The unity of marriage, distinctly recognized by our Lord, is made clear in the equal personal dignity which must be accorded to husband and wife in mutual and unreserved affection. Polygamy is contrary to conjugal love which is undivided and exclusive."

Saint Augustine saw a conflict with Old Testament polygamy. He refrained from judging the patriarchs, but did not deduce from their practice the ongoing acceptability of polygyny. On the contrary, he argued that the polygamy of the Fathers, which was tolerated by the Creator because of fertility, was a diversion from His original plan for human marriage. Augustine wrote: That the good purpose of marriage, however, is better promoted by one husband with one wife, than by a husband with several wives, is shown plainly enough by the very first union of a married pair, which was made by the Divine Being Himself.[56]

Augustine taught that the reason patriarchs had many wives was not because of fornication, but because they wanted more children. He supported his premise by showing that their marriages, in which husband was the head, were arranged according to the rules of good management: those who are in command (quae principantur) in their society were always singular, while subordinates (subiecta) were multiple. He gave two examples of such relationships: dominus-servus - master-servant (in older translation: slave) and God-soul. The Bible often equates worshiping multiple gods, i.e. idolatry to fornication.[57] Augustine relates to that: On this account there is no True God of souls, save One: but one soul by means of many false gods may commit fornication, but not be made fruitful.[58]

As tribal populations grew, fertility was no longer a valid justification of polygamy: it was lawful among the ancient fathers: whether it be lawful now also, I would not hastily pronounce (utrum et nunc fas sit, non temere dixerim). For there is not now necessity of begetting children, as there then was, when, even when wives bear children, it was allowed, in order to a more numerous posterity, to marry other wives in addition, which now is certainly not lawful."[59]

Augustine saw marriage as a non-sacrament-friendly covenant between one man and one woman, which may not be broken. It was the Creator who established monogamy: Therefore the first natural bond of human society is man and wife.[60] Such marriage was confirmed by the Saviour in the Gospel of Matthew (Mat 19,9) and by His presence at the wedding in Cana (John 2:2).[61] In the Church—the City of God—marriage is a sacrament and may not and cannot be dissolved as long as the spouses live: But a marriage once for all entered upon in the City of our God, where, even from the first union of the two, the man and the woman, marriage bears a certain sacramental character, can in no way be dissolved but by the death of one of them..[62] In chapter 7, Augustine pointed out that the Roman Empire forbad polygamy, even if the reason of fertility would support it: For it is in a man’s power to put away a wife that is barren, and marry one of whom to have children. And yet it is not allowed; and now indeed in our times, and after the usage of Rome (nostris quidem iam temporibus ac more Romano), neither to marry in addition, so as to have more than one wife living. Further on he notices that the Church's attitude goes much further than the secular law regarding monogamy: It forbids re-marrying, considering such to be a form of fornication: And yet, save in the City of our God, in His Holy Mount, the case is not such with the wife. But, that the laws of the Gentiles are otherwise, who is there that knows not .[63]

In modern times a minority of Roman Catholic theologians have argued that polygyny, though not ideal, can be a legitimate form of Christian marriage in certain regions, in particular Africa.[64][65] The Roman Catholic Church teaches in its Catechism that

"polygamy is not in accord with the moral law. [Conjugal] communion is radically contradicted by polygamy; this, in fact, directly negates the plan of God that was revealed from the beginning, because it is contrary to the equal personal dignity of men and women who in matrimony give themselves with a love that is total and therefore unique and exclusive."[66]

The illegality of polygamy in certain areas creates, according to certain Bible passages, additional arguments against it. Paul of Tarsus writes "submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience" (Romans 13:5), for "the authorities that exist have been established by God." (Romans 13:1) St Peter concurs when he says to "submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right." (1 Peter 2:13,14) Pro-polygamists argue that, as long as polygamists currently do not obtain legal marriage licenses nor seek "common law marriage status" for additional spouses, no enforced laws are being broken any more than when monogamous couples similarly co-habitate without a marriage license.[67]


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