As Ordained by God in the Garden of Eden

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All material on Website Copyright 1997-2021 Don Milton – All Rights Reserved except for KJV Bible verses. Wherever context allows, we will not use the English title “wife” as it is not found in either the Hebrew or the Greek and brings to mind rights that a woman was never given by God and which destroy marriages. It will take time to go through all the articles to make these changes. In the Bible, when you read the word wife/wife’s/wives/wives’ the underlying word is simply female. Greek gyne and Hebrew ‘ishshah. Yes, the word “wife” was invented and has come to assign nonsensical privileges, even rights, not found in the Bible.

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Adam’s sin is committed daily by men who refuse to take dominion over their wives.
Pastor Don

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

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

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

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

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.

Once a man knows that holding dominion over several women is not a sin, he can’t un-know it.
Pastor Don

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 Dec. 1998 or earlier.

To offer a woman equality is to offer her shackles to bind both of your souls.
Pastor Don

“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

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

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

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

A kind thought is worth repeating.
Pastor Don

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

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

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

Learn the rules.
Pastor Don

Distrust those who brag about their good deeds.
Pastor Don

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

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

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

Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee:
Solomon — Ecclesiastes 7:21

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

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.
Song of Solomon 8:7

Don’t confuse age with maturity nor confidence with ability.
Pastor Don

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

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

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

The wise choose their friends.
Pastor Don

Walk in thanks, not in pride.
Pastor Don

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

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

Distrust those who are easily angered.
Pastor Don

Success: To do well and right.
Pastor Don

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

Wisdom is better than many friends.
Pastor Don

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

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

Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee: for oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.
Ecclesiastes 7:21-22

Don’t excuse unkind remarks by saying, “But it’s true!”
Pastor Don

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

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

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 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

If a man has several wives, and there is no agreement among them, the fault lies not in polygamy, but in the fractious dispositions of those discording females.
Bernardino Ochino, Dialog on Polygamy – from the mouth of Telypolygamus

A Maiden’s Footprints
In The Sand

A poet’s words though many
And his descriptions grand
Cannot contain the message
Of a maiden’s footprints in the sand
His English that of kings
And his pen as many swords
Before a maiden’s love
Seem faint, somehow untoward
And when at last in one attempt
To say what’s in his heart
He gives a thrust with pen and soul
Yea, nearly comes apart
Now smitten sore and left undone
Knows he is just a man
Before the maiden’s love
Before her footprints in the sand
Pastor Don – Prince of Sumba

I’d rather have a woman burn my toast than burn my money.
Pastor Don 04/28/2019

“I don’t mean to be rude here, but” always precedes a rude statement.
Pastor Don 04/29/2019

“I have long been accustomed to plead at the Bar the cause of man; I stand here to plead the cause of God, and to beseech sinners to be reconciled to Him.” Martin Madan from a sermon on Zechariah 9:12

“A good woman practices Servant Followership.”
Pastor Don 03/17/2021

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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.

— King Solomon, Ecclesiastes 7:26