Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Ken Ham uses quote in Matthew 19:8 that blames divorce on Jews being stubborn. Problem of Patriarchs on Polygamy
I saw this article on Ladies against Feminsm.
It is bothersome to me that he has to use a quote that is very divisive. Divorce was allowed because of the hardness of the hearts of the Israelites (Matthew 19:8), From this site. http://blogs.answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken-ham/2013/06/12/do-we-have-the-definition-of-marriage-wrong/
I learn something new every day. The Christian bible does slander Jews and Mr. Ham supports passages in the Christian bible that do this. It is quite disturbing to learn of this as it is suggesting that God felt less of Jews and allowed Jewish men to divorce specifically for this reason. God recognized there is a time for divorce although he has to compensate the woman. If a man marres a woman and lives with her and it will be that she will not find favor in his eyes for he found in her a matter of immorality, that is how stone chumuch translates “Ervat Davar”. To suggest this has to do with the hardness of an Israelites heart doesn’t make a lot of sense. Obviously it is a major thing that the man finds distasteful to which God feels the man has the right for there to be a consequence. And of course after this this man can’t remarry this woman if she gets divorced a second time.
He then also goes into a link about Polygamy and blames all problems that happened in the Jewish bible on polygamy which is very anti-intellectual since you could point to similar problems without polygamy being there. http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2011/05/24/polygamy-in-the-bible Cain and Abel and Jacab and Esav family problems but no polygamy. Let us be clear. I agree the ideal is one man and one woman and from what I see most men were not interested in polygamy. Abraham, Issac, and Jacob really loved one woman but circumstances dictated otherwise. Polygamy is still better then a woman being unmarried at all but it isn’t an ideal and isn’t the best situation for woman and/or for men for that matter if men wanted multiple wives which would cause some men to have no wives. But to blame the problems of Genesis on Polygamy is absurd. Mr. Hamm links to an article that does this posted above. Again, it isn’t an ideal but this clearly is agenda driven as most of these problems the origin of the problem could have existed in many of the cases if there was no polygamy. It bothers me this dogma that defies common sense and is an insult to Jews. There are those Jews who think Polygamy is normal and that is disturbing to me although no second wife should ever want to marry a man with that mentality in the first place. Comments.