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by Hugh McBryde
Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:10 am
Forum: Morality
Topic: Polygyny: Can a man Scripturally have multiple wives?
Replies: 52
Views: 95013

I wouldn't do that if I were you.

"I cannot help if that is being taken incorrectly as a personal attack, that is certainly NOT my intent." I do not see what you are writing as an attack and am not responding to you in that way. What I am rejecting is Christ's remarks in Matthew 19 as being an "anti-Polygyny Rant". Christ certainly...
by Hugh McBryde
Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:25 am
Forum: Morality
Topic: Polygyny: Can a man Scripturally have multiple wives?
Replies: 52
Views: 95013

We're going to have to call in Chubby Checker

"1) 'Leave and cleave' and as alreaqdy pointed out in the original Greek the word cleave means 'to glue to'." I don't know what to tell you sled, so it means "to glue to". Are you telling me we can only glue one thing to another? If you are a trinity adherant, obviously not. I can conceive of no cl...
by Hugh McBryde
Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:03 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: Polygyny: Can a man Scripturally have multiple wives?
Replies: 52
Views: 95013

Plain?

"I will be clearer. No, they are not IDEALS of behavior, they are simply qualifications. There is a big difference and not at all equivalent." Thank you, few people admit that on the Monogamy side of the argument. This means we have to look to some other passage to establish monogamy as an Ideal. T...
by Hugh McBryde
Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: Polygyny: Can a man Scripturally have multiple wives?
Replies: 52
Views: 95013

One Flesh does NOT say ANYTHING about Monogamy.

"The context is qualifications for the person to serve as a deacon. You cannot establish the basis of a condition or act on what the passage does NOT say but on what the entire Bible says on a given subject." I thought that was my point. If indeed all things on the list for qualification to office ...
by Hugh McBryde
Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: Calvinism
Topic: Hyper Calvinism
Replies: 1
Views: 7259

Hyper Calvinism

**Moderated - Dec 7, 2005** Spun off from the following thread: calvinism question ________________________________________________ First of all, a disclaimer. Calvin was arguably not a "Calvinist". The 5 points of Calvinism, "TULIP" actually were put together in response to refutations of "Calvini...
by Hugh McBryde
Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: Polygyny: Can a man Scripturally have multiple wives?
Replies: 52
Views: 95013

Short answer?

m273p15c wrote:"Can a man Scripturally have more than one wife in the New Testament?"
Short answer? Yes. In fact Paul's restriction of Deacons and Elders (Overseers) to one wife virtually screams that such practices did continue.

Hugh
by Hugh McBryde
Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:45 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: Polygyny: Can a man Scripturally have multiple wives?
Replies: 52
Views: 95013

Per the dictionary.

"Ok - now I am really confused. To me, 'polygamy' is the simultaneous marriage to multiple people - for example, a man married to two wives. Please define the words you have used and list any Scriptures that might be relevant examples or commentary." I can find no references to "Polygamy" or "Polya...
by Hugh McBryde
Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: Polygyny: Can a man Scripturally have multiple wives?
Replies: 52
Views: 95013

First, a minor clarification...

I take all your references to "Polygamy" or "Polygamists" to be a reference in fact to Polygyny and Polygynists. There is a difference. Polygamy includes the practice of several forms of marriage not even mentioned in scripture, if in fact you can call those sorts of relationships "marriages". Polya...
by Hugh McBryde
Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: Morality
Topic: Polygyny: Can a man Scripturally have multiple wives?
Replies: 52
Views: 95013

Polygyny: Can a man Scripturally have multiple wives?

**Moderated - Dec. 6, 2005: Split off from the following thread ** qualification of deacons - "husband of one wife" ______________________________________________________ "How can a husband of 2 wives be the 'husband of one wife'? He is the husband of 2, not 1. By stating the exact number of wives,...
by Hugh McBryde
Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: The Church
Topic: qualification of deacons - "husband of one wife"
Replies: 15
Views: 31436

Yes, yes it does.

"Now no one jump all over me and call me Sexist but it cleary states a deacon must be male, hence husband." I agree, it does call an official office holder of the office of deacon, a man. I would not call you sexist for pointing that out. I would go so far as to say there is nothing whatsoever wron...
by Hugh McBryde
Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: qualification of deacons - "husband of one wife"
Replies: 15
Views: 31436

Divorcing Delilah

"A person that divorces his wife for any cause, other than fornication ( Matthew 5:32 ), cannot be considered blameless and therefore, cannot fulfill the other qualifications. Consequently, this 'path' to 'one wife' would be excluded by other prerequisites." So, men who have divorced their wives fo...
by Hugh McBryde
Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: The Church
Topic: qualification of deacons - "husband of one wife"
Replies: 15
Views: 31436

What does it mean?

I am inclined also to believe that it is a restriction of Elders (Overseers) to one wife. The question unresolved is whether it is a restriction on men becoming elders that have had more than one wife and if so is it to men that have only one wife now? That raises two other questions. Does it mean a...