Martin Luther (Not MLK) on polygyny:
“I confess that I cannot forbid a person to marry several wives, for it does not contradict the Scripture. If a man wishes to marry more than one wife he should be asked whether he is satisfied in his conscience that he may do so in accordance with the word of God. In such a case the civil authority has nothing to do in the matter.”
– (De Wette II, 459, ibid., pp. 329-330.)
Evidence that the current aggressive secularism (aka ‘muscular liberalism’) though undoubtedly aimed at Muslims can affect others as well. ›
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Reblogged this on Islamic Archives.
Christian arguments against polygamy are really secularist in nature and, as Luther recognised, are not supported by the Bible itself. All of which does not leave any room for Christian criticisms of the legalistic allowance for polygamy in Islam.
Some Chistians complain about Islam allowing a man to take four wives, and convieniantly forget that most of the Biblical prophets had more than one wife. According to Bible King soloman had 1000 wives.
Actually the Christian argument comes from
Christ and his affirmation of the original marriage before sin entered the world.
Luther isn’t right on everything. No one is.
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“sin entered the world”
what nonsensical gobbledygook
The “Christian Argument” flies in the face of the example of virtually every Prophet in the Bible.
If Jesus had truly prohibited polygamy, Paul would have advised his followers not to practice it, However, there is not a single verse in the NT that prohibits polygamy, and we see that Jesus himself even condoned it:
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