Question: Is polygamy allowed in Christianity?

Although the Old Testament describes numerous examples of polygamy among devotees to God, most Christian groups have historically rejected the practice of polygamy and have upheld monogamy alone as normative. Nevertheless, some Christians groups in different periods have practiced, or currently do practice, polygamy.

Is polygamy allowed in Hinduism?

Thus polygamy became illegal in India in 1956, uniformly for all of its citizens except for Muslims, who are permitted to have four wives and for Hindus in Goa and along the western coast where bigamy is legal. A polygamous Hindu marriage is null and void.

Who was the first polygamist in the Bible?

Lamech The first polygamist the the Bible is Lamech, a descendant of Cain. He appears in Chapter 4 of Genesis. Lamech had two wives; their names were Adah

How many wives can a Brahmin have?

Brahmin men can marry Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and even Shudra women but Shudra men can marry only Shudra women. Although Brahmin, Kshatriya, and Vaishya men have been allowed inter-caste marriages, even in distress they should not marry Shudra women.

Why is polygamy banned?

Because state laws exist, polygamy is not actively prosecuted at the federal level, but the practice is considered against public policy and, accordingly, the U.S. government does not recognize bigamous marriages for immigration purposes (that is, would not allow one of the spouses to petition for immigration

What did Jesus say about polygamy?

In the Christian Covenant, a woman shalt not covet another womans husband just like in the Mosaic covenant a man is shalt not covet another mans wife. Many critics of polygamy also point to the Pauline epistles that state that church officials should be respectable, above reproach, and the husband of a single wife.

United States. Polygamy is the act or condition of a person marrying another person while still being lawfully married to another spouse. It is illegal in the United States. The crime is punishable by a fine, imprisonment, or both, according to the law of the individual state and the circumstances of the offense.

Can a Kshatriya marry a Brahmin girl?

Brahmin men can marry Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and even Shudra women but Shudra men can marry only Shudra women. Although Brahmin, Kshatriya, and Vaishya men have been allowed inter-caste marriages, even in distress they should not marry Shudra women.

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