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September 29, 2014

The Truthseeker Forum

Filed under: Uncategorized — truthseekerny @ 11:33 am

We posted that we would be discussing such topics as “Should a man have more than one wife?” etc. recently.   As far as the topic of Polygamy goes, it is known that most Christian religions do not practice polygamy. However men of God having more than one wife was tolerated by God in the past so, is it okay today? In the days of the old testament after Adam Godly men took more than one wife and God (Yahweh or Jehovah the God of Abraham) even instituted measures to assure proper relations in such instances by Mosaic law.  Even back then however, Gods followers (men) saw that this was not an easy task though.

It is said that Jacob became a polygamist because of deception by his father in law.  The Bible tells of the unhappy rivalry between his wives at Gen.29:18-30:24.  When a man takes more than one wife it can become stressful because of the bickering back and forth between wives. This should be taken into account. Even  Abraham for example had problems with his wife when he chose to marry and sleep with his wives maidservant. Sarai actually requested that Abraham do this because she was having trouble conceiving a child.  This decision led to a lot of friction in his household as well. Gen.16:1-4.

Because of fornication or adultery, accumulating wives can be detrimental in many cases.  You might have a lot more plates of food but the stress or consequences may just not be worth it (also take into account std’s).  It is also well known that Solomon had many wives and concubines.  In doing so he was in violation of Gods law at Deut.17:17 which is part of the law, there it says in regards to the king,” He should also not multiply wives for himself, that his heart may not turn aside; nor should he increase silver and gold for himself very much.”  Because of the influence of foreign wives, Solomon eventually turned from following God (Yahweh or Jehovah) and ended up worshiping false gods and doing what was bad in Gods eyes.  1 Ki. 11:1-9.

The New Testament of the Bible written for Christians has many scriptures indicating that God wants his servants to have one mate.  (1 Tim.3:2,12) At 1 Cor.7:2 it says “yet, because of prevalence of fornication, let each man have his own wife and each woman have her own husband.”

That concludes this topic this time around. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures was used when referencing the bible for this article.  We hope it was informative and insightful for you all and we would like to see your comments on these topics.

 

Tattoo Marking, is it for you and what does God think of it?

Many religious persons choose not to cover their bodies in tattoo marking.  This is probably because of what it says at Lev.19:28.  There it says, “And you must not make cuts in your flesh for a deceased soul, and you must not put tattoo marking upon yourselves.  I am Jehovah.” This is basically the only scripture in the Bible that speaks about tattoos.  It is noteworthy that this is written in the Old Testament. It is written in the law.  The law was given to Gods people to show them that not even Gods people could live up to Gods standards and that they were all still sinners.  It was also written to keep them safe and give them guidelines but the point I am getting at is that we are no longer under the law or binded by it, even though it does show us Gods viewpoint.  (Heb.10.1) (Gal.3.19,24,25) At Galations 3:24,25, it says that “the Law has become our tutor leading to Christ, that we might be declared righteous due to faith.  But now that the faith has arrived, we are no longer under a tutor.” So you see the Law is good for seeing Gods viewpoint on certain things but we are not binded word for word by the Law.

Since tattoo marking is only spoken of in the Law and not outlawed in the New Testament for Christians, it is my opinion that getting tattoos is a personal decision.  God can change his mind on things.  Just as he once tolerated polygamy and then spoke against it later, who’s to say that he can’t change His mind on something as simple as body art.  It is up to you to use your discretion.

Once again this is an open forum and we invite you to comment on what is being said. Thank you for reading and we hope these articles were enlightening.  Look through the archives on the right of the web page to see past articles.

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3 Comments »

  1. It is not so important whether a person is married to 1 or 10,000 people, or whether or not someone decides to get a tatoo. It all depends on what kind of glory a person desires. It could be the glory of marriage, the glory of tatoos, or the one I think is best…The glory of the Most High God! In other words, We are free to do whatever we want and we will still be loved by God. However not every thing we choose to do contributes to His Kingdom.

    Comment by J.D Sanders — October 17, 2014 @ 3:09 am | Reply

    • In your comment you said that we are free to do whatever we want and still be loved by God. The bible shows that we are created with free will. This means we are not robots and our lives are not mapped out for us. We can carve out our own paths so to speak. Those paths or decisions we make are not always loved by God however. We all must take that into account. Take Solomons life into account. You said that not everything that we choose to do contributes to His Kingdom and that is true. Certain things that we choose to do are not in line with Gods will and we do want to be doing Gods will so as to reach His Kingdom.

      Comment by truthseekerny — October 17, 2014 @ 6:53 pm | Reply

      • -Thanks for responding to my post. Continuing, some things are good, some things are acceptable, and other things are perfect. It just depends on what a believer desires. Good, acceptable, or perfect?

        Comment by J.D Sanders — October 18, 2014 @ 6:48 am


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