It seems that there are “Christians” who are engaging in, supporting, and encouraging the idea of “Christian polyamory,” claiming that it’s ok to have multiple sexual relationships between consenting adults in a marriage. And they point to the fact that famous biblical people had polygamous relationships as support for this view, while dismissing the biblical truth that marriage is to be between one man and one woman.
Hmm? Sounds to me like a classic case of “Wouldn’t it be fun to read about the mistakes that other people made in the Bible … and then go out and make them myself, even though I read all about the problems and consequences it caused and even though I know that Jesus Himself said that marriage is between a man and a woman?”
And if Jesus even said that anyone who divorces His wife and marries another commits adultery … how much more so is it adultery to open the marriage bed up to others?
Unfortunately, there’s really no point in confronting them with what the Bible really says because I don’t think any amount of reasoning from Scripture will change their minds. They will not listen because they want what they want and they will find ways to excuse it. They will twist Scripture in whatever way they can so that they can sleep well at night (next to multiple people, of course).
I wonder what Bible passages they will point to when they stand before God trying to find an acceptable excuse for why they chose as they did?
“For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 4: 3-4)
- Heather K (Joshua 24:15, Psalm 46:10)