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Ethics In Practicing Your Faith

Once you know polygamy is not a sin you can't unknow it.
Pastor Don Milton

If a husband does not resolutely maintain dominion over his woman she will at once become his master and he her hated slave.
Pastor Don Milton

Custom is a costume and when we're unaware we've put it on, it puts us on.
Pastor Don Milton

And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.
Genesis 30:18

Adam's sin is committed daily by men who refuse to take authority over their wives.
Pastor Don Milton

Better [is] the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this [is] also vanity and vexation of spirit. Ecclesiastes 6:9
Solomon

When Cajus was accused of Bigamy, Confessing, he professing did reply, A Bishop Husband of one wife may be: May not a Lay-man have two or three?
Owen's Epigram 134 of Book 1 translated from Latin to English in 1667 by Thomas Harvey. I first heard this from my father who learned it either in his high school or college Latin class. It is a favorite of Latin teachers to break up the monotony of an otherwise dry subject.

A wise old teacher with many wives was once asked to answer a question for the wife of one of his monogamous students. Believing he could stump the teacher, the monogamous student read his wife's question for the entire class to hear.
"Is it not true, teacher, that your wives are always bickering with one another? And that they argue about which one shall prepare your dinner?"
"That is absolutely true," said the wise teacher. Then he asked the student, "And who does your wife bicker with? And who does she argue with over who should prepare your dinner?"
Pastor Don Milton Dec. 1998 or earlier.

To offer a woman equality is to offer her shackles to bind your soul.
Pastor Don Milton

"In the universities [seminaries] they have ordained that no man shall look on the Scripture, until he be noselled [nursed or trained] in heathen learning eight or nine years, and armed with false principles; with which he is clean shut out of the understanding of the Scripture." William Tyndale From an 1849 printing of "Expositions and notes on sundry portions of the Holy Scriptures together with The Practice of Prelates"
William Tyndale - Martyred 1536

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Jesus -- Matthew 10:16

They claim Adam as the model on which we should base our marriages and say that he was a monogamist. Ok, let's accept that at face value. Look what horror befalls Adam, the monogamist. He has but one wife, so not wishing to lose her he commits the original sin in accepting the forbidden fruit, thereby causing untold suffering not to mention the sacrificial death of our Lord and Savior Jesus in order to wipe that original sin away. Then his tiny monogamist family which is limited to just one birth per year, turns inward upon itself with the first born of a monogamist murdering the second born of a monogamist and then going out to be a monogamist himself! Oh what horrors monogamy causes! Of course I'm jesting. You know and I know that such arguments are ridiculous but no less ridiculous than the silly arguments of anti-polygamists against the polygamists.
Pastor Don Milton

The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
Solomon -- Proverbs 29:25

As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so [is] he that giveth honour to a fool.
Solomon -- Proverbs 26:8

A husband who is limited in the number of wives that he may have is no longer a husband but has in fact become a wife.
Pastor Don Milton

A man who is forbidden from divorcing an adulterous wife has been put lower than a slave.
Pastor Don Milton

When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good [is there] to the owners thereof, saving the beholding [of them] with their eyes?
Solomon -- Ecclesiastes 5:11

The more words, the less meaning, and what good does that do anyone.
Pastor Don Milton

A kind thought is worth repeating.
Pastor Don Milton

You who claim to be enlightened, the great pride that you take in your humility reveals your true nature.
Pastor Don Milton

The influential speak only when all are listening and the people think they have charisma. It's just timing.
Pastor Don Milton

Those who give from the heart are satisfied with the Lord's silent approval while the stingy want loud praise for empty words.
Pastor Don Milton

Learn the rules.
Pastor Don Milton

Distrust those who brag about their good deeds.
Pastor Don Milton

A real man gives to his family and community while a wimp takes all for himself.
Pastor Don Milton

One foolish friend can do more harm than seven enemies.
Pastor Don Milton

Teach your kids how to do right in your eyes and they will find contentment.
Teach your kids how to do right in the eyes of God and they shall find salvation.
Pastor Don Milton

Don't pay attention to every word that is spoken or you may hear the curses of those who serve you.
Solomon -- Ecclesiastes 7:21

No flood can put out the fire that is true love nor can it be bought.
Pastor Don Milton

Don't confuse age with maturity nor confidence with ability.
Pastor Don Milton

Great men are not [always] wise: neither do the aged understand judgment. Job 32:9
Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram

A man's acceptance of his role as protector is the true measure of his manhood.
Pastor Don Milton

Disciplining your kids means making them disciples to your beliefs. Make sure you know what you believe.
Pastor Don Milton

There exists no place where two wrongs make a right. NONE!
Pastor Don Milton

The wise choose their friends.
Pastor Don Milton

Walk in thanks, not in pride.
Pastor Don Milton

Do not let your gifts be so extravagant that they shame the recipient.
Pastor Don Milton

If (A = B) and (B = C) then A = C. EVERY TIME!
Pastor Don Milton

Distrust those who are easily angered.
Pastor Don Milton

Success: To do well and right.
Pastor Don Milton

Excellence defines what is common, never the reverse.
Pastor Don Milton

Wisdom is better than many friends.
Pastor Don Milton

Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
Solomon -- Ecclesiastes 9:16

The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
Solomon -- Proverbs 10:21

A heart full of pride is empty, while a heart full of thanks overflows.
Pastor Don Milton

Don't pay attention if someone grumbles behind your back, have you never done the same?
Pastor Don Milton

Don't excuse unkind remarks by saying, "But it's true!"
Pastor Don Milton

A man who has three wives is a polygamist. A man who has two wives is a bigamist. A man who has only one wife is a monotonist.
Cardinal Jaime Sin - Philippines

No sense of a text in the New Testament, which renders the passage contradictory to, or inconsistent with the Old Testament, can be the true one. Regardless of how it might coincide with popular opinion, or flatter our own preconceived notions of things, it is to be rejected.
Reverend Martin Madan
[Note: "however it may" has been edited to "regardless of how it might" for Modern English readers.

Beware of searching for truth anywhere but in the blessed word of God; dread as much to leave it for an instant, as a blind man would dread to walk amidst pits and precipices without a guide, or a mariner to sail among rocks and shoals without a pilot. Remember what the Psalmist says, 'Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.'
Reverend Martin Madan

Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.
1 Corinthians 14:20

If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the LORD, to do [either] good or bad of mine own mind; [but] what the LORD saith, that will I speak.
Numbers 24:13

Making human opinion the standard of truth, is like making the chameleon the standard of color.
Reverend Martin Madan

Christ only, is the Spouse of souls, and Bridegroom of His Church: And if we, who are ministers, be His friends, we ought, with John the Baptist, as the friends of Christ, the only true Spouse of souls, to send them to Him, their Bridegroom; and not to draw them to ourselves.
From Bernardino Ochino's "Dialog On Polygamy"

To condemn polygamy, is for man to prefer himself to God, Who never did condemn it, and to assume a greater degree of perfection than He.
Telypolygamus from Bernardino Ochino's Dialog on Polygamy

"The Gospel hath neither recalled nor forbid what was permitted in the law of Moses with respect to marriage."
From the translation of a notorized letter dated 1539 approving of the polygamous marriage of Philip, Landgrave of Hesse, and signed by Martin Luther, Philip Melancthon, Martin Bucer, Antony Corvin, Adam, John Leningue, Justus Wintferte, and Denis Melanther.

Among the Reverend of the Romish Creed, we see, that Matrimony, in any Sort or Degree, is utterly thrown out of Doors; though we daily see Persons, most Sir-Reverendly noted for Filthiness, promoted to their chiefest Church Dignities!
Telypolygamus from Bernardino Ochino's Dialog on Polygamy

When men once depart from the scriptures, where will they stop?
Reverend Martin Madan

I will, therefore, that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
The Apostle Paul speaking Scripture in 1Timothy 5:14

You can't live your life to please the wife without committing the original idolatry; putting Eve before God.
Pastor Don Milton

Do not fear the false teachers with silver tongues for their mouths are always open and silver tarnishes when exposed.
Pastor Don Milton

Wives unprovok'd think not of Sway,
Without commanding they obey.
But if your dear Ones take the Field,
Resolve at once to win or yield,
For Heav'n no Medium ever gave
Betwixt a Sovereign and a Slave.
Samuel Wesley (Father of John Wesley, Founder of the Methodist Denomination)

True Britons all, I'll lay my Life
None here is Master of his wife
Samuel Wesley (Father of John Wesley, Founder of the Methodist Denomination.) As part of a poem concerning his fellow Englishmen. For those of you who have been thoroughly feminized, it was meant as an insult.

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
King Solomon - Proverbs 15:17

All wise men know it's the woman who chooses. Only a fool chases a woman whose heart is not already his.
Pastor Don Milton from The Prince of Sumba, Husband to Many Wives

"We should take care that we do not make our profession of religion a receipt in full for all other obligations."
Reverend John Newton who wrote the hymn Amazing Grace

And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart [is] snares and nets, [and] her hands [as] bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her. Ecclesiastes 7:26
King Solomon



Note: Copyright Pastor Don Milton 1997-2012 All Rights Reserved

Posted by: Pastor_Don_Milton on Sep 02, 2006 - 10:00 PM  

Ethics In Practicing Your Faith

It's not surprising that we live in a nation of harlots since most ministers can't even define the word harlot or tell you where it first occurred in the Bible. The primary reason for this is that they fear teaching chastity from the Bible because it requires them to teach from the Old Testament and if they teach from the Old Testament they'll have to admit that polygamy is not a sin or lie by claiming that it is. In order to avoid either of those, they just don't teach chastity from the Bible. Instead, they rely on societal taboos but today, those taboos have vanished and without "the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God"* their flock is defenseless against the onslaught of permissive messages from American society.

The first use of the word harlot concerned Dinah, Jacobs daughter. She had been taken for sexual relations without the benefit of marriage by a Hivite prince named Shechem. Genesis 34:2 Shechem dearly loved Dinah for the Bible tells us, "his soul cleaved to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young woman, and spoke kindly to the young woman. And Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, Get me this young woman for my wife! Genesis 34:3,4

Now when the sons of Jacob discovered that Shechem, the Hivite prince, had defiled their sister by having sex with her without marrying her first, they killed all the Hivite men, and explained the reason to Jacob their father, saying:

"Should he deal with our sister as with a harlot?" Genesis 34:31

Let's look at what happened to cause Jacob's sons to say that Dinah had been dealt with by Shechem as a harlot? What had Shechem done with Dinah? He'd had sex with her without the benefit of marriage. That's it. There are no claims that she resisted or that he forced himself upon her. Now you have the definition of harlot; a woman who has sex without the benefit of marriage, so let's look at how much worse it is to have sex with a boyfriend than to be paid to have sex.

"And the contrary is in you from other women in your whoredoms, whereas none follow you to commit whoredoms: and in that you give a reward, and no reward is given to you, therefore you are contrary." Ezekiel 16:34

So we have the Lord stating here that a woman who gives a reward to the man who she has sex with is worse than the woman who is paid to have sex. This doesn't mean it's not a sin to have sex for money. It is a sin. But horrible sin that selling your body is, it is a worse sin to give it away! Do you know any women who give presents to their boyfriends? Have you given gifts to your boyfriend? Has your girlfriend given gifts to you? When women have sex with their boyfriends and give them gifts they are the worst kind of harlots according to the Bible.

The Lord says of such women:

Ezekiel 16:35,36 Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD: Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations, (today - materialism) and by the blood of thy children, (today - abortion) which thou didst give unto them; Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all [them] that thou hast loved, with all [them] that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness.

There is no difference between the women of today who have abortions or take RU-486, the abortion pill, and the women in Old Testament times who sacrificed their live newborns at the alter of Molech. Today's woman has simply switched gods. Instead of sacrificing to Molech, she sacrifices to the god of materialism and convenience.

This nation is full of women who have sex outside of marriage (the Bible calls them whores and harlots) and who give gifts to the men who fornicate with them. Half of the country is or has been a harlot or fornicator. If you still haven't understood what the Bible teaches concerning harlotry, let me make a final attempt to clarify. If you are a woman who lost her virginity prior to marriage and it was not due to rape, you are a harlot; a whore. You've heard of Rahab the harlot? Well if you're what I just described then you're ___________ the harlot. Just fill in the blank with your name.

Why have I focused on American harlots and fornicators in this article? Because the United States has one of the highest percentages of "Christians" of any nation in the world and yet it also has one the highest percentages of harlots and fornicators in the world. Our ministers, however, are not the only ones responsible for this decline. Every person who considers their self a Christian is responsible for their own behavior. Most homes have more than one Bible. Anyone reading this as an Internet article has online access to hundreds of Bibles. There is no excuse for any Christian not to know what the Bible teaches about chastity. Paul said, "Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body." 1 Corinthians 6:18 But you can't flee fornication if you don't know what it is. This is why it is absolutely necessary that all Christians familiarize themselves with all the teachings in the Bible concerning chastity.

In addition to the the sin of harlotry and fornication, harlots and fornicators who call themselves Christians are causing others to stumble by their poor example of what Christians are.

Now if you're a harlot or a fornicator, or a minister or brother or sister in Christ who has failed to teach chastity in accordance with the Bible, I'm telling you this for a reason. I want you to know that you have sinned and you have sinned greatly. I want you to know this so that you will be led to turn from your sins, turn to God, and begin reading and teaching from the bible. The American form of harlotry, where women give their boyfriends presents and shack up with them, even paying rent and car payments, is the WORST kind of harlotry as I have outlined here but the Lord is still able and anxious to forgive. Are you able and anxious to accept that forgiveness? Can you accept what is taught in the Bible that there is a right way and a wrong way to have sex and that the right way is in marriage? Are you ready to turn away from sin and turn to the Lord? Maybe you're already saved but just don't realize the depth of forgiveness that the Lord has given you. If you'll think about how He has forgiven you for crimes worse than those that a prostitute commits then you can experience the great love and thankfulness that those of us who have sinned greatly feel toward the Lord when we accept His forgiveness. Don't try to hide your sins from yourself no matter what those sins have been. Let the Lord "hide His face" (psalm 51:9) from those sins and cleanse you from all unrighteousness. He'll not only hide His face from them, He'll take them away as "far as the east is from the west." Psalm 103:12  It is His power and His grace that is made even more awesome when we see the great sins that He has freed us from.

If you are a harlot or fornicator let it be said about you:

Such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:11

For:

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

Rom 8:1 There is therefore now, no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1

May the psalmist's prayer be yours:

"Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me [with thy] free spirit. [Then] will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee." Psalms 51:9-13 Praise the Lord!

Will you join me in teaching transgressors the ways of the Lord so that sinners can be converted?

Shame on those ministers who read but don't preach the Bible. They are stumbling blocks. May each of us know the greatness of God's salvation by understanding the depth of our own depravity. In this way we can know His great love for us. May you and I learn every day how great the Lord's love is when He shows us the error of our ways. Better yet, may He deliver us from temptation!. Amen? Amen!

A final word:

You alone are responsible for the path you take. Despite the guilt of any minister or other Christian in failing to teach you from the Bible, you have a Bible yourself and may read from it at any time.

May your prayer again be as the psalmist's:

Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. Psalm 119:35



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* Ephesians 6:17b "the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God"


Posted by: Pastor_Don_Milton on Jun 13, 2006 - 02:39 AM  

Ethics In Practicing Your Faith
Big Love, the HBO hit show about a polygamous family is a big hit with women. Much like a Soap Opera, Big Love has grabbed women's attention. Forums about the show are filled with women. If the ratio of men to women outside those forums were the same then polygamy would indeed be part of our daily lives, and not just on the TV screen.

As for the show? I don't subscribe to HBO or any cable TV provider. It's important for Christians not to subscribe to cable providers that make their money from pushing R rated trash. That said, it's important when a show such as this catches the attention of the TV watching public that those of us who accept only what the Bible teaches on marriage share what we know about marriage with the newly curious and that we do so in a way that shows them we're serious about our faith and that our decisions are based on what we understand the bible to teach.

There is no reason that the big interest in Big Love can't give us ample opportunity to share the true Big Love of Jesus Christ and explain to others how it is our relationship with Jesus that determines our path in life. Let's take this opportunity to share the gospel and bring Christians back to the bible.

Note: Pastor Don Milton is author of The Prince of Sumba, First of its kind Christian Polygamy Romance Novel Copyright 1998

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Posted by: Pastor_Don_Milton on Apr 28, 2006 - 03:38 AM  

Chastity
Single men have very strong urges. Being Born Again does not change this. If those urges are not met they will usually lead to sin. The Bible does not say, "in order to avoid fornication*" take a cold shower. The Bible says, "it is better to marry than to burn*." Let's face it, a cold shower doesn't work! That's craziness. When a man has tremendous desires that he cannot control (he's burning) and he'd better get married.

Which is better; to marry young and have a hard time supporting your family, or to not marry and lose control some evening and end up with a child by a harlot? God tells us that He will provide. It's time for single men to trust God and marry within the church and to do so at an early age in order to avoid fornication.

Note: *But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. 1 Corinthians 7:9

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Posted by: Pastor_Don_Milton on Aug 05, 2005 - 08:57 PM  

Get Involved

Senate Joint Resolution 1, introduced in the United States Senate o­n 1/24/2005, without further change, does not interfere with Christian polygamy.

Here is the text of the amendment:

"Marriage in the United States shall consist o­nly of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman."

Notice that the amendment doesn't forbid concurrent unions between o­ne man and o­ne woman.The result of the Marriage Protection Amendment will be that homosexual "unions" will not be called marriage. In my book, that's good. My book by the way is the Bible. I hope it's yours.

The Marriage Protection Amendment does not regulate marriage, it prevents the redefinition of marriage and places the biblical definition of marriage into the constitution.The Bible does not give the government authority over marriage but defining marriage correctly in the constitution is certainly a good thing. Let's do it!

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Posted by: Pastor_Don_Milton on Mar 12, 2005 - 06:37 PM  

Member's Lounge

According to Louis Utermeyer in A Treasury of Laughter (Simon & Schuster) "Once when Mark Twain was lecturing in Utah, a Mormon acquaintance argued with him o­n the subject of polygamy. After a long and rather heated debate, the Mormon finally said, “Can you find for me a single passage of Scripture which forbids polygamy?” “Certainly,” replied Twain. “‘No man can serve two masters.’""

Now I ask; what makes this funny? It's funny because we know that a woman is not supposed to be the master of her man but in the case of polygamy she is made master by giving her veto power over the God given right of a man to have more than o­ne wife. The Love Not Force* crowd apparently agrees with Mark Twain!

One of the favorite ways that the Love Not Force* crowd gets you to believe that they're right in saying you have to ask your wife's permission to marry is by confusing you into believing that your marriage ceremony included the phrase, "forsaking all others." Many, if not most, of today's marriages in Christian Churches do not include those words. You can view a link to many wedding vows here and none contain those words:

http://www.bible.org/page.asp?page_id=2436

Now, let's accept the straw dog that the Love Not Force* crowd puts forth and say that our wedding vow did include the term, "forsaking all others."Most men, not for the slightest moment thinking that those three words were meant to be a ban o­n polygamy, would think that the line forsaking all others referred to not letting in-laws, parents, siblings, or society intrude into that most awesome relationship called marriage. Most men would not even think about the words they were saying. After all, they were simply repeating the standard vows of a marriage and if they were Christians they would not for the slightest moment think that they were inserting words that were dreamed up by popish ministers as a ban o­n polygamy. They simply would not know the theological history of the insertion of those words into the vows. So the words that a man repeats in a marriage ceremony mean nothing more than what he understands them to mean at that moment. They do not mean what the wife thinks they mean and they do not mean what society thinks they mean but they mean exactly what the man thinks they mean at that moment as God witnesses his thoughts and most men aren't thinking ANYTHING when they utter those three words before saying "I Do."So that brings us back to o­ne fact. The man does know what marriage is and he is agreeing to marriage. If he is a strong believer then he is agreeing to Biblical Marriage, nothing more and nothing less. The fact is that popish ministers began inserting the words, "forsaking all others", a few hundred years ago in order to clarify that they were against polygamy. The fact that they did this, however, means nothing today if you were not specifically taught that you were agreeing to that.

A final note. Many if not most of the ceremonies that include the phrase "forsaking all others" follow it with a question to those attending the wedding. The question goes as follows:

"All of you who have witnessed these promises, will you do everything in your power to support and uphold these two people in their marriage?"

Doesn't this sound to you like the "forsaking all others" clause has to do with loyalty to the marriage and forsaking the intrusion by those in-laws, friends, and family that might try to wreck the marriage? That was the way I always understood it. I'd witnessed many marriages with those vows and the idea that polygamy was being spoken about never entered my mind. BE HONEST! You're telling me that whenever you heard the man's "forsaking all others" clause at a wedding you thought to yourself, "now there's the anti-polygyny clause" and whenever you heard the woman's "forsaking all others" clause that you thought to yourself, "now there's the anti-polyandry clause." C'mon! Whoever would guess that in a monogamous society that there would be an anti-polygyny and anti-polyandry clause in wedding vows? Does that make sense? Furthermore, those of you who use the argument that Paul couldn't have been writing against polygyny in 1 Timothy 3:2 or against polyandry in 1 Timothy 5:9 because such relationships were not common must either agree with me on the above argument concerning the forsaking clause or take back your argument concerning 1 Timothy 3:2 and 1 Timothy 5:9. Either the wedding vows and 1 Timothy 3:2 & 5:9 are against polygyny and polyandry or neither of them are against polygyny & polyandry. If the "forsaking all others" clauses of the wedding vows are not meant to be anti-polygyny and anti-polyandry then what are they meant to be? They are clearly understood to mean that neither the husband nor the wife would let another intrude into the marriage in such a way as to destroy it. Remember, the "forsaking all others" clause is repeated by the woman as well. If you claim that it is an anti-polygyny clause then you must also claim that it is an anti-polyandry clause.

Now the question comes up; what if you were knowingly making a vow not to take other wives and you want to get out of that vow so that you can have an additional wife. Is that vow binding considering the Bible allows a man to have more than o­ne wife and if it is binding can it be "renegotiated." How about trying this. Your wife promised to love, honor, and obey you. Try getting her to fully obey you for just one day, let alone a lifetime. You know that she will not be able to obey you and in most cases not even for an hour. Since she cannot, in fact, will not keep her vow of obedience then certainly you can renegotiate what you perceive as your anti-polygamy vow since she has already broken the covenant. I still think you're mixed up in thinking that you were vowing against polygamy.

That said, the easiest way to "renegotiate" your vows is to take your wife out to a beautiful restaurant with music and all and have your vows written down so that you may repeat them but without the words that you believe are preventing you from taking another wife.

Another more elaborate method would be to have an actual ceremony with a minister wherein he reads the words and the two of you repeat them. This way she'll easily read them back without even realizing the words have been rewritten. The key is that you must trust and be certain that whichever minister you use for this purpose reads your exact words.

There is one thing I need to mention. If you and your wife have been discussing polygamy in conjunction with the forsaking all others clause then she's bound to figure out what you're up to. Also, what about your children? If you have children you must always consider the consequences to them if your current wife destroys every part of your life and theirs. Seek God's guidance brother.



Note:

Love Not Force* is the false doctrine that says a man must ask his wife's permission to marry additional wives. I refer to it as Permission Slip Polygamy.



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Posted by: Pastor_Don_Milton on Feb 16, 2005 - 11:07 PM  

Food For Thought
How many do you go to when you seek spiritual advice?

According to the Bible you should not o­nly seek the advice of many but the advice of those who put the Lord's Word above all else. Let's take a look at what the Bible says about "Wise Counsel." Click the Read More text link below to read this entire article.

Note: Pastor Don Milton supports the Biblical teaching of Marriage. His position o­n marriage is that not o­nly must we know what the Bible teaches to have a greater understanding of our own marriages but we must understand Christian Marriage to understand the very nature of our relationship with the Lord.

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Posted by: Pastor_Don_Milton on Jan 09, 2005 - 08:27 AM  Read full article: 'Wise Counsel' (336 more words)

Food For Thought
Pastor Don: If you know anyone with a work visa for the United States we would hire them as a nanny. We'd pay for their ticket too.
Sally: Hmmm getting a US visa is soo difficult Don. Is it hard if you sponsor the visa? I mean provide the supporting documents?
Pastor Don: I don't know what documents you'd need but I think it's very hard.
Sally: Yes I think so too. I mean not for me, but for your nanny
Pastor Don: You can't really petition for a nanny from a third world country.
Sally: Well, I couldn't be a nanny anyway. I like kids so much, but it's a tough job. Ha ha.
Pastor Don: I'm a nanny and a ceo.
Sally: Ha ha.
Pastor Don: And a CDO
Sally: CDO?

Note: This discussion took place between Pastor Don and a friend of his, Sally. Some clarifications were made in this article that were not found in the original discussion. Sally is not the real name of the friend.

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Posted by: Pastor_Don_Milton on Jan 08, 2005 - 08:53 PM  Read full article: 'A friendly conversation.' (1351 more words)

Food For Thought

The flag, improperly used, can become an idolatrous image. Keep in mind that Christians are not even to pray to images of our Lord, how much more are we forbidden from pledging to an object that represents a country which certainly is not God. The Pledge of Allegiance must be rewritten so that it is not an idolatrous act. Christians should demand this. Not one of the Founding Fathers of the United States said the Pledge of Allegiance.



Note: Regardless of recent events, Pastor Don Milton insists that we cannot break the Ten Commandments in order to look patriotic. There is no excuse to pray to anyone other than God nor to pledge to anyone other than the Lord or those who follow him as a people or to pledge oneself to the ideals represented in God's word or those documents that are based on His word such as the U.S. Constitution. To do more is to commit idolatry.

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Posted by: Pastor_Don_Milton on Jan 07, 2005 - 08:11 AM  Read full article: 'The Pledge of Allegiance - Socialistic or Patriotic?' (727 more words)

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