Polygamy in the Old Testament

God did not approve the polygamy of the fathers or commend it, but did only tolerate it as a lesser evil for the preventing of a greater. Marriage is the indivisible conjunction of one man and one woman only. This Christ of purpose teaches (Matt. 19) where He says that “God created them at the first man and woman,” and not women (v. 4), “that a man must forsake father and mother, and cleave to his wife,” not to his wives (v. 5), that “they twain shall be one flesh” (v. 6). And in all this Christ makes no new law, but only revives the first institution of marriage made in paradise. And Moses having set down this divine institution, adds withal that Lamech was the first that broke it by taking many wives.… Read More Polygamy in the Old Testament

Family Religion Part 1: What Is Family Religion?

A Church in the House A Sermon Concerning Family Religion Preached in London, April 16, 1704 by Matthew Henry Full sermon pdf here. “With the church that is in their house.“ 1 Corinthians 16:19 Among the salutations presented by the Apostle Paul in his first epistle to the Corinthians, was that from Aquila and Priscilla,… Read More Family Religion Part 1: What Is Family Religion?