When Christians are married, what does it mean for them to be married? In other words, can Christians have more than one wife or husband? There are two schools of thought on this.
Many people looking to get married in the Christian church want to know how many wives a Christian can marry, as it is not something that is taught in the Bible.
Many people looking to get married in the Christian church want to know how many wives a Christian can marry. It is not something that is taught in the Bible, but there are some verses that mention it.
Exodus 21:10–11 states, “If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, or her marriage rights.” “And if he does not do these three things for her, then she may go free without giving him any money.”
Deuteronomy 17:17 says, “Neither shall he multiply wives to himself nor great numbers of horses; nor shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.” (Deut 17:17)
In 1 Timothy 3:2, it states, “A bishop then must be blameless…” (1 Tim 3:2). The Greek word used here means “not having more than one wife.” This verse doesn’t tell us that a bishop couldn’t have more than one wife, but at least it tells us that those who lead should not have more than one wife so as not to cause controversy over their decisions.
The Answer to This Question Really Depends on How You Read the Bible and If You Believe that God Has Revealed All His Will Concerning Marriage in The Bible.
The Bible does not say how many wives a man can have, but it does tell us that he must treat them equally and fairly (1 Corinthians 7:3). If he chooses to marry more than one wife, then he cannot be unfair or partial to either of them.
There is nothing in the Bible about divorcing your spouse for any reason whatsoever during the marriage. However, if your spouse commits adultery against you with another man or woman, then divorce is allowed according to Matthew 19:9; Mark 10:11–12; Luke 16:18; 1 Corinthians 7:10–11; Romans 7:2–3; 1 Timothy 4:1-2; and Hebrews 13:4. You see, the Old Testament allows multiple wives for a man, but in Matthew chapter five, Jesus said a man might divorce his wife for any reason whatsoever. The Bible tells us that when a man divorces his wife, it is because she has committed adultery and that he can never marry her again. It also says that a man can put away his wife for any reason at all.
When We Add This Together with What Paul Said About Adultery, It Becomes Very Clear that A Woman Can Have Only One Husband at A Time, and Men Cannot Marry More than One Wife.
The Bible is clear on this matter. It teaches that a man can have only one wife at a time, and a woman can have only one husband at a time. The number of wives a Christian can marry is one. The Bible teaches that it’s adultery if you commit sexual immorality with another person while married to someone else (see Matthew 5:32).
If you’re committed to God and are living under the authority of His Word, then it’s important for you to understand how this teaching applies in practice today so that you don’t fall into sin or inadvertently cause others around you—who love God—to sin as well by engaging in sinful behavior such as polygamy or polyandry (which is when both men and women marry multiple partners).
From the above discussion, we can conclude that a Christian can marry only one wife. However, it is also true that there is no law against polygamy in Christianity. If you want to get married again, you need to follow the proper procedure as laid down by your church.