Polygamy is the practice of marrying multiple spouses. When a man is married to more than one wife at the same time, sociologists call this polygyny. When a woman is married to more than one husband at a time, it is called polyandry. A marriage including multiple husbands and wives can be called a group marriage.
You wouldn’t doubt that in Christianity there has always been a problem with polygamy and this is largely due to the fact that it is not actually accepted by Christianity as a religion. Even if Islam does not disapprove of polygamy, it is only when a man may look after his wives and baby.
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While it is common to see a man who is married to only one wife in Christianity, you wouldn’t see a case easily, while a man marries over one wife.
The key message you would find if you were to go through the Bible is the message of monogamy and such a message is generally intended to be followed by all Christians. While there might be some exceptions, such as in the case of Solomon, you should remember that having only one wife is easier.
This is Patrick Kimera, a Ugandan pastor who preaches in the Gospel Church of the End Time Message. He has four wives, and as such, the act of polygamy in marriages seems to have been recognized. After having made his controversial doctrines public during an interview he had with the Daily Monitor some years ago, Pastor Patrick became famous.
Pastor Patrick claimed that it was intended to support women with polygamy and he also stressed that it was not a punishment. Although monogamy over the years has not been a success, polygamy is just out of the question.
(A photo of the fourth wife of Pastor Patrick, whose name is Jennifer Kimera, is shown above)
Pastor Patrick believed that as long as the husband doesn’t neglect his first wife when marrying another the Bible isn’t against the act of polygamy.
What are your opinions on this?