Polygamy: Why Did God Allow It? (Ep. 122)

June 3, 2023

In this episode, we want to examine how the Word of God frames the issue of marriage, sexual relationships, and polygamy and how this all relates to the nature of the gospel of Jesus Christ and his marriage to the church. While Jesus Christ makes it clear that from the beginning, God designed marriage to be between one man and one woman, man’s rebellion against God has resulted in many sinful situations that must be regulated. And this is what the law of God does. As Paul says in Galatians, the law was added because of transgressions. As we will discuss in this episode, because of our sin, men often ignore the obligations of the law, choose their own ways, and then declare themselves righteous. We would do well to remember what Paul goes on to say, “Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law.” May we look to God’s law to understand the righteous way that he constrains sin in the world, and by it, to better understand how Jesus Christ has come to destroy the works of the devil.

Listen to the audio version here: https://theconqueringtruth.com/2023/06/polygamy-why-did-god-allow-it-ep-122-audio/

00:00 Intro
03:25 Redefining Marriage
08:10 Body Count
12:13 Cultural Constraint on Sin
19:28 Gospel Pictures
25:56 Regulation in Old Testament
40:34 Shotgun Weddings
44:14 Problems when Dealing with Polygamy
45:50 Christ was as Polygamist
50:00 How the Church gets this wrong
53:32 Conclusion

Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

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