Biblical Christianity

Polygamy – A Cultural and Biblical Perspective

Polygamy... sin, means of subsistence, special privilege or simply a practice as old as mankind?

Some church leaders strongly condemn polygamy as adultery; others believe that a polygamist cannot be a true Christian; still other non-Western church leaders point out that polygamy was accepted by God in the Old Testament and that there is nothing wrong with Christians today having more than one wife.


Quote from Dr. Laura Schlessinger

"In the polygamous society of the Bible, adultery is defined as sexual intercourse between a man (whether married or unmarried) and a woman married to someone else. In biblical times, most societies allowed men to marry more than one woman."