Polygamy

A talk given an evening seminar at the Moore College Priscilla and Aquila Conference in 2016.


Talk Outline

  1. Raising an Issue
  2. The Problems
    • Definitions
      • poly (gamy, gyny, andry, amory)
      • marriage  
      • how is marriage defined? 
    • Biblical Examples and Silence  
      • silent assumption
      • examples of what?  
      • relationship of Testaments
      • wives, slaves and concubines  
  3. Biblical Data
    • Creation narrative
      • God’s purpose  
      • sin’s impact  
      • creation’s fulfilment 
    • Biblical Presuppositions
      • laws
      • warnings 
    • Examples of Polygamy
      • patriarchs
      • leaders
      • kings
      • commoners 
    • Levirate marriage 
  4. Biblical Integration
    • Nature of the Bible
      • united under the inspiration of God
      • a progressive Christ centred revelation
      • appeals ethically to decree, intuition and utility   
    • God in History
      • sovereignty
      • patience, long-suffering
      • giving people up
      • law for the lawless
      • governments
      • fulfilling his plans in Jesus
      • regenerating his people 
    • Reading the Bible
      • examples that illustrate principles by propositions  
      • moral propositions  
      • moral consequences  
      • Jesus’ logic
    •   The Genesis of Marriage
      • creation of humanity   
      • fulfilled in Christ and his bride
      • overseers, deacons and widows
      • God’s way and Our way  

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