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Married Four Times 15 Kids

A man has 4 wives. He is legally married to his first wife whom he shares 1 child with and spiritually married to the other 3 whom he collectively shares 15 children with. According to scripture, is he committing adultery with the 3 wives he's spiritually married to and are 15 of his children bastards?

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Old saying - There is no such thing as an illegitimate child, just illegitimate parents.
---KarenD on 10/20/10


And I really don't care about your opinions concerning me.
---Cluny on 10/20/10

Caring for others is your godly responsibility but then it is not all people who serve the same God.

The bible speaks about us having care one for another, your answer speaks for itself, we are told ''Ye shall know them by their fruits, I don't care for the fruits you display, you trail around the site calling on others criticising them without a godly intent, to be able to mentor and care for people are not your traits and it shows!

PEACE be with you!
---Carla on 10/20/10


Sorry sis I thought you were a guy ,0)
---Carla on 10/20/10


**// But why are YOU worried about this, unless you are one of the "spiritual wives" or real children resulting therefrom?
---Cluny on 10/18/10 //

this is a very irresponsible ungodly answer and if you disagree pray tell me the implications of your response?

Me thinks..... you have lost your godly mind!
---Carla on 10/19/10**

I was not aware that this question was referring to a reality TV show based on an especially repugnant premise.

To many times I've seen questions from people who love to meddle in other's affairs (no pun intended).

And I really don't care about your opinions concerning me.
---Cluny on 10/20/10


term "bastard" means "illegitimate, born out of wedlock" as translated from nothos

if born out of wedlock a child does not ever become legitimate in eyes of God ...however mankind is not perfect and even though we are chastised Heb 12:6-8 for breaking His Spiritual Laws EVERY child of God is begotten by the same Spiritual Father Matt 3:17

Holy Scripture does not identify spiritual marriage and clearly states husband of ONE wife ...seeing adultery is explained as a sin then why would this question be a concern for Christians?

non-christians can define their lives how they choose and as someone already pointed out adultery is no longer a crime in most states
---Rhonda on 10/19/10




Carla,

I apologize to you for the offensive phrasing of the question. Please know that I don't personally believe that ANY child is illegitimate, nor am I ever inclined to label a child as a bastard. In asking the question, however, I realize that some are of the exact opposite point of view regarding the children of unmarried parents and it was so phrased to include this viewpoint.

Also, I'm not sure if you were referring to me with the "lil bro" comment, but I am a woman. :)
---AlwaysOn on 10/19/10


// But why are YOU worried about this, unless you are one of the "spiritual wives" or real children resulting therefrom?
---Cluny on 10/18/10 //

this is a very irresponsible ungodly answer and if you disagree pray tell me the implications of your response?

Me thinks..... you have lost your godly mind!
---Carla on 10/19/10


Well I find this post very offensive towards illegitimate children if all children belong to the Lord then we ought to be mindful how we address them for the entertainment of a few. God loves all children regardless that is why there is grace, you are responsible for what you do and yes sadly you can put your children in the direction of losing their god given right to salvation.

However God said he will have mercy on whom he shall have MERCY SO A FEW OF YOU WHO JUDGE WITHOUT MERCY''may just find yourselves out of gods plan and those in whom you condemn in your places.

Mercy is God's own plan for those he feels he wishes to pardon, careful how you mash up God's lil children bro!
---Carla on 10/19/10


The father should be castrated and the "wives" need to develop brains and self-respect!
---Mary on 10/19/10


\\This is about the reality television show which is about polygamy. That's why the term "spiritualy married" is used.
---KarenD on 10/18/10\\

OH, yes.

The thing is, according to the laws of most states, adultery is not illegal.

But this is typical of the garbage called "reality TV".
---Cluny on 10/18/10




There is God's order, and then there is mankinds disorder. We can follow God and his righteousness and be blessed, or else not follow God's order and not be blessed.
---Eloy on 10/18/10


What he is doing is wrong & having extra marital affairs. the children are all innocent of this, for this was their parents responsiblity. They are not bastards for they have a father.In some cases if the wife knew & accepted the other women it would be either polygamy or an open marriage, both God doesn't approve of.
---candice on 10/18/10


"The man is a pastor. He is faithful to his wife. In the Holy Spirit, he is in Jesus Christ's love that has us all engaged to our Groom Jesus. So, the Holy Spirit is his marriage, in Christ's own marital love, to these three ladies who are platonic and pure with him as the spiritual father of their kids. Paul has clearly said, 'you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.' (in 1 Corinthians 4:15) So, there are spiritual fathers."
---Bill on 10/18/10


This is about the reality television show which is about polygamy. That's why the term "spiritualy married" is used.
---KarenD on 10/18/10


It doesn't matter how one portrays the three other women even calling them wives,it is living in sin. We are told to honor the Civil Laws of our Country and they forbid more than one wife at a time. There isn't any such thing as spiritual marriage to take the place of obedience to the Laws of the Land. The man is commiting adultery since the only woman he is legally married to is the first one. I think the women are commiting fornication. People can go through all the window dressing trying to cover their actions,including going through all the motions of a Christian,but it is still plain old sinning. I think any man who does this has a harem with concubines not wives. If you notice its a lot better deal for the man than the women.
---Darlene_1 on 10/18/10


If a "spiritual marriage" to someone produces real children, it ain't spiritual!

And where in the Bible or Christian tradition do we find "spiritual marriage"? Sounds mormonoid to me.

Illegitimacy of children is an outdated legal concept. At one time a bastard could not inherit from the father at civil law. This has changed in recent years.

But why are YOU worried about this, unless you are one of the "spiritual wives" or real children resulting therefrom?
---Cluny on 10/18/10


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Clarification: what does it mean of be, "Spiritually married"? Are these children his? Are they real, or are they, "spiritually his"?
---wivv on 10/18/10


It's mess I'll surrender that, however without knowing all the details who am I to make a judgment on any of it. None of my business really.
---peter on 10/18/10


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