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Call No Man Unclean

It is written,

The voice spoke a second time, “Never consider unclean what God has made pure.”

Acts 10:15 (Common English Bible)

When you stop and truly consider polygamy, one has to wonder why people persecute a form of marriage that was commonly practiced among the most revered Patriarchs of old.  Such bigotry really makes no sense.  There are certain denominations that practice “foot washing” with far less biblical support and, though some think it quaint, they are not persecuted for it.

Here is a truth,

 

“The reason why Lucifer rebelled against God in Heaven is because He was about to take a second wife.”

 

Lucifer, who according to the scripture was perfect in beauty and who was to be the covering cherub for God’s new creation, was on board with God’s plan up until He created Eve.  Until then Lucifer felt secure in His position and felt that Adam was no threat because he was not something entirely new. In fact man was created lower than the angels.  However, when God formed Eve Lucifer saw someone even more beautiful than himself and totally lost control.  Eve, you see, could do something Lucifer could never hope to do, bring forth children for God.  Instead of rejoicing in God’s new creation Lucifer, out of jealousy, hated her and determined to destroy her and the whole of the mankind through her.  Lucifer changed from being full of wisdom to being full of hatred and became a murderer.  Tempting Eve in the Garden of Eden to eat of the forbidden fruit was Lucifer’s attempt to force God to kill her (like was to be his fate) because of sin.

Thankfully, God is far wiser and more merciful that Lucifer counted on and He made a way of salvation through the Lamb, Jesus Christ.  Like Haman’s gallows, a decedent of person Lucifer sought to entrap and kill ended up sealing His doom by dying for all mankind’s sin upon the cross and resurrecting the third day.

Like all marriages in a fallen world plural marriage along with monogamy is only as good as the people that make them up.  Neither is inherently bad or good.  The fury that many have against polygamy comes not from reason or scripture, but from a fallen angel and his demons that hate what God created and called very good.

We, of all people, should not despise that which God has made. We, of all people, should have mercy and compassion upon others. We should not despise a form of marriage which God has sanctioned and blessed on many occasions throughout many generations.  Doing so only leads us down the path of Lucifer and will cause us, like him, to become a accuser of the brethren.