I have a story i bet none of you have heard. Recently my hus

I have a story i bet none of you have heard. Recently my husband has found God. He has been studying the bible and even taking a hebrew class to learn to translate. I thought that was really good..... Till the other day. He said he wanted a second wife. Said it wasnt cheating cause God did not punish the people in the bible for doing it. He literally said he feels God is calling him to have multiple wives. And that i can leave if i want. Because if i leave he wont be breaking the law of divorce because it will be my fault i left.

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11 hours ago

@Jesstaylort08 I am sorry to hear your trouble s and haven't read all of your story but have you read Malachi 2:14 or 1 Timothy 3:2? I am a Christian man but I don't believe in polygamy or that the Bible encourages it. Good luck!

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FreeWill2Go's picture
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6 hours ago

Is he studying the book or Mormon? I have been told that Mormons are permitted to be Polygamists, but I'm not sure if that's true. It sounds like he's reading some Old Testament Scripture and using it to make excuses and manipulate your mind by capitalizing on your absence of knowledge regarding the Bible. There were a lot of crazy things done in the Old Testament, but it's a history book, and nothing more than that, and it doesn't mean that those acts are permitted in modern times.

Once upon a time, I too was a Christian, and I wanted to be a missionary. Then, I opened my eyes to the World and saw reality. The Bible is a 2,000+ year old manuscript that was written by humans in the infant stages of our existence, based on human perception, and I'm sure that humans are always perfect, right? Just because it's the Bible, doesn't mean that everything in it is correct, and it doesn't mean that it wasn't written from an unbiased perspective either. Most of my family members are Christian, so I don't argue perception, or try to initiate a debate, and religion is for each individual with the intention of nourishing the person's emotional, psychological, and spiritual well being, if it's done with an ethical perspective in mind, regardless of which religion it is.

If you want to see something interesting, you should read Deuteronomy 20:16-18, in which God commands his followers to destroy whole civilizations, pitting humans against other humans, and that was after Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the 10 Commandments, one of which was "Thy shall not kill" in the book of Exodus. Obviously, that instruction would not be appropriate for modern times. Likewise, whatever instructions your husband is following, I don't think it was intended for modern times either.

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Scat's picture
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3 hours ago

@FreeWill2Go It is true that those passages have to be taken in context. So you're correct to say (I'm a scholar in Bible) that yes, those passages have to be looked at historically rather than as present-day doctrine for correct behavior in the literal sense. Although some of it can be taken as in principle for correct behavior. Such as what is in the ten commandments about Loving God and having no other Gods, treating others well by not stealing from them, not murdering, etc., though Jesus summed these up in the Gospels when He said to love God with all your heart and love our neighbors as ourselves. However, people get confused and take a lot of the New Testament as current-day direction when much of it clearly isn't and was only cultural. What you said about those instructed to kill and then the ten commandments say not to kill, has to do with the difference between what is considered a just war of a nation and individual behavior, which are two different things. Which is why our government shouldn't use the Bible to justify taking our money in taxes for some purpose of their own when clearly the purpose according to the Bible is for individual behavior of an individual's conduct. And yet we let them because we know feeding the hungry is a good thing to do and God said to help the poor as a nation. So when we look at cultural, historical, and literal context, one has to be careful. For example, what was written for Israel wasn't for the USA. I wish people would see these differences when they interpret Scripture. Sadly even many pastors do not differentiate these contexts properly.

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