First TTGM will describe
what polygamy is and then we will share from the word of God to determine
if it is sin. Please note this has absolutely nothing to do with Mormon
polygamy. Here we have several
presentations given by Rev. William F. Luck. Also listen to Pastor
Dowell giving a straight talk on the subject - CLICK HERE.
The purpose of this study
is to show what the word of God says about the topic and compare it to what
man has done. We will look at what the word of God says as well as the
history in the context of “monogamy only” relationships.
Let us begin..
TTGM will state some facts
GOD AND SIN
In God’s word people are
judged for their sin. For example, homosexuals and adulterers are stoned to
death for their sin. Whenever Israel started to move away from the
commandments of God, the nation would go into decline and at times was
captured and put into bondage by other nations. God is Holy and He never
tolerated sin in the camp of Israel.
Polygamy - The practice
or custom of having more than one wife or husband at the same time.
Polyandry - The state or
practice of having more than one husband or male mate at a time (This is
sin in God’s word – A woman that does this is an adulterer)
Monogamy - The practice
or state of being married to one person only at a time (This is approved by
God – eg. Adam and Eve)
Polygyny - The state or
practice of having more than one wife or female mate at a time (This is
what was practiced in God’s word – Abraham, Moses, David etc). This is the
relationship we will be addressing in this module.
In scripture God gave His
law to Moses (Torah). When we break the law of God we have sinned.
IMPORTANT: As you read on try not to
apply your standards to God’s word. Why? God is who sets the standard by
His law, NOT US (man).
IS POLYGYNY SIN?
If a man is already married
and he decides to take another woman/wife (2nd, 3rd etc, it is the same),
what does God’s word say? From the Torah you will note that God says that
what is due to her (2nd wife) should not diminish. In other words the
second wife should not have less in the marriage; in fact this applies to
both women (they should be treated equally). THE PERFECT LAW DOES NOT CALL POLYGYNY SIN, RATHER IT
INSTRUCTS/REGULATES THE RELATIONSHIP. (Psalms 19:7 – the law is
If he take him ANOTHER wife; her food, her
raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish.
To help you to think, TTGM will give a question, possible
answers and then scripture.
If a man already has a wife
and he goes unto (has sex) another woman, what is the second woman called
Choose your answer (from
scripture) – She is called…
1. A side chick
2. An outside woman
3. An Adulterer
4. A Mistress
5. A Wife
THE ANSWER CAN BE FOUND HERE:
Here we see one wife
(Sarai) giving another woman (Hagar) to her husband (Abram) and the second
woman is called a wife. If you study scripture you will see that the
following repeats itself. What repeats in scripture? Wherever a man goes
with a second woman, she is called a wife (the answer is 5 – eg: Study the
following men, Abraham, Moses, David and let us not forget Solomon).
(Gen 16:3 [KJV])
And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the
Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave
her to her husband Abram to be his
Here we have God PROMOTING
the giving of more wives to David, by saying, if he (David) wanted more, He
(God) would have given him more. This is due to David taking the wife of
And I (God) 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.
The purpose of this study
is not to get into what Paul wrote concerning the husband of one wife etc,
TTGM will deal with these misguided doctrines in another study.
Should you want to do a
more in depth study on the topic, visit
Also, you can watch these presentations by Rev.
William F. Luck.
WHY IS HAVING MORE THAN ONE
WIFE “NOW” CALLED SIN TODAY?
As mentioned before, in the
year 1563 at the Council of Trent, what is called the “Decree Concerning
The Reform Of Matrimony” was published by the Roman Catholic Church
(overseen by pope Pius IV). This decree moved away from God’s word by
stating that Concubinage (having more than one wife) was sin and severe
punishment would be given out if it was practiced. In short Polygyny was
called sin by man… NOT BY GOD.
Proof Document: Read an
extract of the law here. Links will take you to more information. Again,
should you want to study further, all documents found on truthgospel.org
are free for download. Click
More on pope Pius IV - Click Here.
Why was this topic on
Concubinage included in this Roman Catholic document?
The reason is that, having
more than one wife was the practice of the day; from the time of the
Biblical Patriarchs in the Old Testament, the New Testament times and up to
1563. The Catholic Church had power
and control over much of the world, there was little or no resistance to
this change in the law of marriage (from God’s precept to Man’s law).
Eventfully overtime this law permeated to the far reaches of the planet. In
part 1 of our document it covers the history on how the Catholic Church
Priest lost their wives. It makes for an interesting read.
Over the years the Roman
Catholic Church has moved away from the doctrines of God. Watch
presentation 5 in
this link – very revealing.
In conclusion, the word of
God did not condemn or prohibit polygyny – IT WAS NOT SIN. The Kingdom of God has order and man (pope Pius
IV) has no rite to change it; man’s ways that
conflict with God’s law brings disorder and destruction. In the year 1563
we moved away from the precepts of God to man’s way; and what do we have
now in our “monogamous only” relationships?
On our last check it is over a 50% breakup rate etc… Imagine what
would happen if a business like FedEx had a 50% delivery failure rate.
Again, TTGM has several
presentations on this subject given by Rev. William F. Luck.
When we as people of God
get back on His track, it would be to live righteous. God requires us to
worship Him in Spirit and in Truth (righteous living).
(John 4:23 [KJV])
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall
worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Finally, the decision is
yours to abide by God’s precept (way) or continue to follow on after man’s
way (pope Pius IV).
Questions to Men:
- At the moment how many women (wives) do
you have in your life? You need to stop telling lies and come clean with
- Are you treating all of your women
equally as God requires? You need to come clean and do your best to treat
these women equally.
- Are you going to share this truth with your
women? (Children, church, family etc). Bring them out of the darkness.
DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THIS WORLD. IT IS BETTER TO STAND WITH
GOD AND BE JUDGED BY THE WORLD, THAN TO STAND WITH THE WORLD AND BE JUDGED
Questions to Women:
- Are you angry at this study and what it
shares? Maybe you should be angry at pope Pius IV.
- Does your man have another woman and are
you trying to get him to “break it off”?
Remember what our Lord said, “let not man put asunder” (it will be a
sin to demand separation).