Lamech was a murderer.
Therefore polygamy is bad and all polygamists are murderers and in the line of Cain.
Ok, let's assume
God called and blessed Abraham.
Abraham was a polygamist.
Therefore all polygamists are called, blessed and named the friends of God.
Lamech and Abraham are featured in the same book written at the same time.
Husbands, love your
wives, even as Christ also loved the church
This refutation falls in the “always bad consequences of polygamy” category. It is one of those desperate arguments the logic of which is abhorred in the discussion of any other subject.
The first recorded polygamist was Lamech;
But wait! there was a murderer before Lamech, Cain was the first to shed blood.
Cain, the first murderer, was
monogamist it seems and a farmer;
The first murderer was a man, thus following this reasoning, only men are murderers?
Cain was Adam's firstborn son, ahhhhh, so following this stupid logic, all first born sons are pre-potent for murder.
Perhaps country women should avoid marrying monogamous farming men, especially first born sons because there is a threefold potentiality they will be murdered by their husband.
Let me explain;
Now, if the man is the firstborn son of a polygamist farmer, then there is a fourth compounding factor, namely the first polygamist was also a murderer therefore this extra consideration should just about tip the scales against any sound thinking woman to marry any man.
Even I am confused trying to write according to this "Christian argument".
All this reasoning is outside the Word of God and logic. At no point does the Lord judge Lamech for having two wives, only an observation is made.
What will we now do with Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Gideon and King David who were not in the line of Cain? Are these all pre-potent for murder?
If monogamy only Christians are going to be consistent, then they must conclude that since these men of God are not in the line of Cain, and were good men for the most part and God's faithful servants, then polygyny must be good.
Good and bad people marry with good and bad consequences. Many non-Christians do not murderer, in fact some Christians marry non-Christians with no negative consequences.
Monogamy and Polygamy are Biblical marriages neither of which are the result of sin. There are good and bad things recorded in God's Word within both monogamy and polygamy but marriage structure is not the basis of good or evil. People do wicked things because of sin, not their marriage structure.
Please recognize the Lamech argument for the nonsense it is.
Polygyny is not sin or the
result of sin. If one verse could be found to name polygyny as sin there
would be no need of this website.
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