Guide to True Christians with Correct Opinions
True Christian Wives and Concubines
*NOTE: Corporal punishment is currently prohibited by Finnish law, which we
strictly follow; so True Christians are not allowed to fully practice
their religion in this country and thus no forms of chastise may be executed.
Women can be married about as early as the law permits.
- 13 years is allowed for example at certain states of USA. The younger the bride is, the better it is for her to be married to a slightly older, mature and experienced man, preferably already with other wives.
- The Bible says: whenever girl's breasts are visibly developed (not necessarily fully grown), and pubic hair can be seen, she is ready for marriage.
- Ezek. 16:7-8: "I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare." / "Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine."
There is no limit to number of wives a man can have. Common
men should have one wife, but wealthy and important men have more.
- Exodus 21:10: "If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish."
- In the Bible, we find that Lamech had 2 wives, Esau 3 wives, Jacob 2,
Ashur 2, Gideon many, Elkanah 2, David many, Solomon had 700 wives of
royal birth, Rehaboam 3, and Abijah 14.
Jehoram, Joash, Ahab, Jeholachin and Belshazzar also had multiple wives.
From the historical record, it is known that Herod the Great (73 to 4 BCE) had nine wives.
- Job got three new wives (see Job, chapter 42)!
- Also, according to the Bible, man can also have concubines.
Abraham had two concubines, Gideon at least 1, Nahor 1, Jacob 1, Eliphaz 1,
Gideon 1, Caleb 2, Manassah 1, Saul 1, David at least 10, Rehoboam 60,
Solomon 300, an unidentified Levite had 1, and Belshazzar, more than 1.
About Deuteronomy 17:16-17
- Deut. 17:16: "But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way."
- Deut. 17:17: "Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold."
These verses do not prohibit polygamy in any way. Only the first
king of Israel was prohibited
from marrying too many wives. The limit is not "one wife",
it is "multiply wives", meaning at least three, probably more. This
becomes very obvious from the previous verse. The king was certainly
not limited to owning only one horse! Also, these verses are for the
current king of Israel - speficially, the first king of the Promised
Land. He certainly had too much to do and should not get too many
wives. This did not apply to other people and not to the later kings.
Other verses prohibit priests from having more than one wife - the
reason is the same, priest (rabbi) had too much obligations and no
time to satisfy more than one wife. But these limitations don't apply
to most people.
Concubines are often a misunderstood concept. Here I explain
what it is all about.
- Concubines are married to a True Christian man. Concubine is a woman living in a lawful marriage arrangement with a man, but whose status is regarded as being less than a wife. A concubine is especially recommended by the Bible if the wife is unable to have children (e.g. Sarah suggested that her husband Abraham take Hagar as a concubine i.e. Genesis 16:1-3).
- We True Christians have a simpler, quicker marriage for adding concubines to a man. The concubine is expected to be equally chaste, submissive, and loyal to the man as any true wife! However, concubines are not actual wives, so they can be released from service, or traded to another concubine with another True Christian man (not just anyone!) if so desired.
- A woman who wants a True Christian husband but is not a virgin has the option to become a concubine. Of course, health check and STD tests are required.
- The concubine was a wife of secondary rank. There are various laws recorded providing for their protection (Ex. 21:7; Deut. 21:10-14), and setting limits to the relation they sustained to the household to which they belonged (Gen. 21:14; 25:6). They had no authority in the family, nor could they share in the household government.
- There are no passages in the Bible that condemn concubines. God was displeased with Solomon's approximately 1,000 wives and concubines. But it was not because of the polygynous arrangement. God was concerned that many of the women were foreigners, and worshiped foreign Gods. They eventually lead Solomon to stray from worshipping Yahweh. (1 King 11:1-6).
- There is no indication that Jesus indicated disapproval of any other forms of marriage. He never criticized polygnyous marriages, levirate marriages, or any of the other marriage types mentioned in the bible.
- John the Baptist criticized Herod's polygynous marriage to Herodias. (Matthew 14:3). But the criticism was based on the inappropriate choice of Heodias, since she was the wife of his brother Philip. John did not criticize the fact that it was a polygynous marriage.
- Some interpret Jesus' comments on divorce in (Mark 10:2 & Matthew 19:3) as proof that Jesus supported only the usual "one man, one woman" type of marriage. But his response "So they are no longer two but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate" was in answer to a specific question from the Pharisees: whether "a man" was allowed to divorce "his wife." (Matthew 19:3). Jesus' response, which denied a man the right of a man to divorce his wife, does shows that at least Jesus acknowledged the nuclear, one-man-one-woman marriage. But it does not exclude support for the other types of family structure, listed above. Polygyny was less common during the 1st century CE than it was in earlier times, but it was still practiced. For example, Herod the Great had nine wives.
True Christian Wives
It has always been natural for the wifes to enjoy each other when the man
was away. Also, wifes may have sex with each other for the pleasure of their husband who is present.
- The Bible does not directly mention this, but it must be obvious, since there is no way that, say, Abijah - not to mention Solomon - could have satisfied all their wives themselves.
- So, this "lesbianism" is perfectly fine for wifes of their own husband. Of course, it is UNNATURAL to have two women living together. That is ALWAYS a deadly SIN! Only when a man has MANY WIFES, may women to women sex be practiced for the pleasure of the man.
- Pleasure of sex can be enjoyed only in marriage, and so there's nothing wrong in getting the most of it. This is obvious, since the Bible tells us that the most important and wealthy men also had concubines - to increase their pleasure!
- Let's clarify this - some people seem to be really confused and unable to read the facts: whatever happens in a lawful marriage between a husband and his wives is never lesbianism or homosexuality! True Christian marriage NEVER includes the vile SIN of homosexualism!!!
Chastising your wives
- Christian wife (or concubine) can be chastised* by her husband if she is disobedient. Here we should note that so-called "sado-masochism" is a horrible sin! But when a man disciplines his wives, there's nothing wrong if he gains pleasure when their nude bodies, glistening in sweat, writhe under the lash and they moan in pain. That should not even be called sado-masochism. Discipline for man's wives should always be in the nude so that man can avoid causing any harm accidentally.
- Only chastise* on the hands, thighs, back, or buttocks. Chastising a wife on the head or face can cause extreme physical and emotional harm.
- As the English law (the "Rule of Thumb") said: "Man can chastise* wife with a whip or rattan no bigger than his thumb, in order to enforce domestic discipline."
- Eph. 5:22-24: "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord." / "For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body." / "Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing."
- Col. 3:18: "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord."
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