The Garden and Monogamy…

The Garden is first a desired location for Christians. The garden serves as a blessed rest after elect humanity fulfills the Great Commission and Christ brings His enemies under His feet. But the garden continues to be a source of stability for our society as Christ continually makes heaven earth. The garden is a source of morality. The ethics of the garden plays a significant role in restoring sinful humanity to renewed humanity. In the beginning God created male and female. This was the norm for those who are to abide in the garden. If mankind breaks that pattern, then the garden is farther and farther away. After the fall humanity invented a new ethic, an ethic unlike the one in the garden. As a result great curse and misery fell upon the earth. Polygamy came as an attempt to override Biblical ethics. The monogamous beginning of Adam and Eve were replaced with Solomon and his many, many wives and concubines. The result is disastrous. Solomon pursued the gods of his wives. The curse of polygamy is implicit in the Older Covenant. Those who adopted it, suffered for it. Once again the ethic of the garden was lost.

About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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