As Ordained by God in the Garden of Eden

If God Made Two Wives For Adam

If God Made Two Wives For Adam
Then pious men would say;
“Upon two wives each Christian man
Must certainly lay claim!”

Now if a Christian man
Would take himself but one,
They’d charge him with monogamy
And soon he would be hung.

Dare he take more than two, such shame
For Adam took but twain.
They’d hang him high upon a tree
‘For two made He, not three.’

If God made two wives for Adam
Then Christians would make war
On heathens who dared take just one.
“Two wives!” the cry, “Not less! Not more!”

So God in his great wisdom tells
Of just one wife for Adam.
If more there were, kept secret still
Lest men misread God’s perfect will

What helpmeet could God have created
To prove some men be unequally mated?
Should He have made a fraction more
Yea, 1.1 or 1.4?

Nay, He created one
No precedent to set
And if today one’s not enough
There’s plenty more than that.

So finally, I am left to ask,
If you cannot read minds,
How do you know our Lord’s intent
Of God – Creator of mankind?

Note: Copyright 2007 – Don Milton – All Rights Reserved
Pastor Don Milton is an Evangelical Christian

Admonitions

“The Gospel hath neither recalled nor forbid what was permitted in the law of Moses with respect to marriage.”

— Martin Luther, Philip Melancthon, Martin Bucer, Antony Corvin, Adam, John Leningue, Justus Wintferte, and Denis Melanther., From the translation of a notorized letter dated 1539 approving of the polygamous marriage of Philip, Landgrave of Hesse, and signed by the above.