What Does the Bible Say About Polygamy?

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Each week, Pastor Mark addresses one of the questions sent in from the readers of the Mark Driscoll Ministries newsletter. Thanks to all who continue to send in their questions from all around the world – you can send in your question to hello@markdriscoll.org.

This week’s question: What does the Bible say about polygamy? In the Old Testament, there are examples of polygamy, but should this be embraced today? Is it permissible and/or encouraged to have more than one spouse?

For more on the topic,  watch the video above and visit Pastor Mark’s blog post “How Many People Should Go On the Honeymoon.”

Start the 1 John Bible Study Today!

At The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Pastor Mark Driscoll recently taught a Bible study series to the core launch team entitled “1 John: The Father Heart of God.” Recorded in black and white as the church plant was in its infancy, this intimate 13-week Bible study is now available for free. You can sign up for the new series here.

Along with the teaching series, we’re releasing the resources below at markdriscoll.org to those who sign up for our special new “Leaders List”:

  • 1 John Study Guide – As a companion guide to Pastor Mark’s sermon series, we’ve compiled a 22,000 word study guide with notes, study questions, and group materials.
  • 1 John Research Brief – Many of the partners of Mark Driscoll Ministries are pastors and leaders in need of more in depth teaching resources. To that end, we’ve prepared a 240,000 word research brief through the book of 1 John.

Stay tuned and follow the Mark Driscoll Ministries newsletter to find out when more content will be released.

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