Woo Hoo! Those of you that have always waned more than one wife you are in luck! Apostle Malm has decreed that at the end of the tribulation and into the early years of the millennium you will be able to have more than one partner. I guess the Fundie Mormons had it right after all! Who knew!
The tribulation will be especially hard on the men and very many will die, leaving only one man for every seven women. At the end of the tribulation perhaps God will relax the marriage of monogamy for a short time out of mercy or the people.
4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.
When one of his readers called him to task for his comment he had this to say:
James, I do not think such speculation is helpful. This verse is only saying a population imbalance will occur in the last days, and that women will be clamoring for a husband. It does NOT imply God will throw out the 7th commandment. If He were to relax on that, then why not relax on idolatry too? The whole system falls apart if you go by this speculation. Why would God come to the earth to punish man for sin, only to relax on the law which condemns sin? I suggest you remove this statement.
The statement is no new thing as God permitted such practice in ancient times and
Apostle Malm then ads this. I would never have thought I would agree with him on something but he is right!. The only issue is the mercy and compassion of God; would he leave 6 of every 7 women marriageless and childless? That is HIS decision to make!
Do you not perform acts of mercy on the Sabbath, breaking the Sabbath because the law of mercy over rides other laws? Did not David eat the Bread of Presence when he needed mercy? I am simply saying; if that is God’s will: Who are we to object.
Christ is boss and he will do his will, he is not concerned with our hang ups and our ideas. Personally I hope to be among the chosen and would probably be dead anyway, so this is not an issue for me.
It is because of such issues [there are many in the COG who still have HWA's Quaker hang ups regarding matters of sex and marriage, even though HWA himself totally reversed his attitude after Loma died. HWA's early positions dictated to him by Loma, has caused immeasurable unhappiness and suffering in very many marriages in the WCG and LCG] that I posted the comment and it will stay.