Christian Men Can Marry More Than One Wife, No Bible Verse Is Against Polygamy – Pastor

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Rev Vincent Mulwa, a theologian and G.O of Christ Pilgrim Restoration Centre, Kenya, has come out to challenge the widely-held Christian doctrine that men should only marry one wife.

In an interview with Kenya’s The Daily Nation, Rev. Mulwa said Africans bought the world views of European missionaries who brought Christianity into Africa and abandoned polygamy, a practice that was rife even among the people who lived during biblical times.

Rev Mulwa said he wants Christian leaders to review teachings on monogamous marriages, claiming there is no verse in the Bible supporting it.

He says this is necessary to “save a generation of women who are ageing in church without husbands”.

Rev Mulwa added;

“I have been in the ministry for 38 years, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ but now I have realised that we ministers of the gospel have lost our believers,”

“I have never seen anywhere in the Bible where prophets and preachers prayed for single ladies to get married. The Bible people were polygamous and everyone had a husband,”
he says, adding that widows were allowed to become concubines.

He says polygamy was commonly practised by many African traditional communities and the Jewish culture was also polygamous, adding that it only began to fade with the introduction of Christianity.

“As far as the Bible is concerned, the number of wives or concubines that one has does not matter and is not a standard of holiness. I have come out to tell Christians that we must preach the true gospel and allow our men in the church to marry as many wives as they want. Polygamy is not about men needing many wives but it’s about women needing husbands.”

According to the cleric, the Bible has only come out strongly to condemn adultery, which is taking another man’s wife.

The reverend argues that the fact that the missionaries, who mostly came from Rome, began to preach monogamy does not mean that this is what the Bible teaches.

“It is unfortunate for the Church that today, when our dear brothers and sisters attend theological schools, they are fed with so much gentile-tilted theology that upon graduation, they are well equipped to vigorously convince the world to buy into the Roman immigration of Christianity,”

He says Christianity is not an American or European culture. Rather, it is God’s way of reaching and dealing with humankind.

Rev Mulwa, who says he is officially married to one wife, says he was preaching in a church he started 20 years ago but had to leave the church because his wife and members disagreed with his polygamy teaching.

“I told my wife that as much as she doesn’t want to agree with me, I will continue preaching the gospel of polygamy until the whole world hears of it because that is the true gospel,” he says.

When asked if he has secret wives he responded:

“The number of wives I have is not an issue. If I have one wife or more, I will not be holier than the other. That’s why I am saying Christian men should be allowed to marry many wives.”

His interpretation of the Bible is that it has not condemned polygamy. Rather, it was practised widely by men of God in the Bible.

“Polygamy is an acceptable practice. No lady should stay without a husband. Christianity remains the most holy faith, but when preached from the perspective of the European and American gentiles, then it is definitely the filthiest religion on earth.”

He gives the example of some of the men in the Bible like Abraham and David who married more than one wife and had concubines with whom they got children.

“The holiness was in how these men dealt with their many wives and concubines and God had no problem with them,” he says.

The reverend says it is wrong to imagine that God would have created two wives for Adam as “God created them so that they may fill the world”

He noted that in the Bible, some women seemed to have been in a complex situation such that remarrying was out of thought. They ended up being concubines.

But even for concubines, there was discipline, he says, and a man found with another man’s concubine was to be beaten.

“This was a lesser punishment compared to when you were found with someone’s wife where the sentence was death by stoning,” he adds.

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kacylee at 08:14 AM, 17/02/2018 (9 months ago)
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una don come again oooo
cypanyahucha at 08:16 AM, 17/02/2018 (9 months ago)
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That type of preaching can only come from a kenyan pastor.
xspraise at 08:53 AM, 17/02/2018 (9 months ago)
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freedom of speech........ but no talk the one wey thunder go take fire ur mouth ooo
slimber at 09:19 AM, 17/02/2018 (9 months ago)
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Kenya people self can think upside down please look for something good to do with your  life hissssss
willyking at 09:38 AM, 17/02/2018 (9 months ago)
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There is no place in the bible where it was writhing that a man who marry two wives will go to hell, bible said men who commit adultery will go to hell, and the bible make us understand that u cant commit adultery with a woman u paid her bride price, and there is no place in the bible that give men the actual limit of women bride price they should be allow to pay..u see i think the wight people took advantage of christianity to sale their own culture to we africans, and africans accepted everything just like that now look at women every no men to marry them baby mama every where single mother every where, are we now better than the time of our grate gran father where they marry many wives, now what all these wight people could come up with after destroying our culture is sex doll  Grin to finnish what they have already destroy and africa men are very happy mumu they want to reduce u guys to nothing..
fineboy77 at 12:05 PM, 17/02/2018 (9 months ago)
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I will look seriously into this matter,if true,i will have to pay Ruthies bride price next weekend.
maizaxx at 02:31 PM, 17/02/2018 (9 months ago)
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For starters, the people he mentioned in the Bible what happened to them after doing that? Because of Abraham taking Hagar as wife has led to the present conflict in the middle East. David who slept with Beersheba his children who were to come for his lineage had them the disqualified.
Of all the people that married more than one wife had one problem or the other.
Even the Koran is clear also on that, to which people will tend to avoid the comment: "You can marry more than one wife provided you can satisfy them equally" Equality does not just rest on giving them everything they want, but also love to which no human being can love two things equally.
So I suggest the man should go back to his Bible and study very well. Some things the Bible is silent over but when you look at the side effects of things you don't need a soothsayer to tell you it's bad.   
Patode at 03:46 PM, 17/02/2018 (9 months ago)
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"Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same" - Oscar Wilde.
OkeEyitayo at 04:21 PM, 17/02/2018 (9 months ago)
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Vincent mulwa, acquisition of knowledge is driving u crazy. Heresy .
ruthie at 11:27 AM, 19/02/2018 (9 months ago)
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foolish ones will be deceived by this clown....fake ass ...
osarobo62 at 06:18 PM, 19/02/2018 (9 months ago)
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it is the truth. the Bible only recommend that would- be bishops and Deacons should only have one wife.