The architects of the house of cards that is the “gay” agenda often refer to polygamy in the Old Testament to support their view that marriage was not always defined as being contracted between one man and one woman. However, they have no foundation on which to build, not even something as flimsy as a house of cards!
Polygamy in the Old Testament involved one man marrying several or multiple wives, it did not include men marrying men nor vice versa, so even polygamy recognised that marriage was between opposite sexes,never same sex. When God created Adam, and saw that it was not good for him to be alone, He made ONE WOMAN for him, not two (or more) women and not another man (or more than one) man for him. The LORD clearly showed that, at the beginning, marriage as He intended it to be, was between one man and one woman and this cannot be emphasised enough these days.
God never commanded polygamy. He did, however, tolerate it, and we do not claim to understand His sovereign purpose in this matter. However, in many cases, it brought grief and spiritual collapse. Consider Hannah, the mother of Samuel, the OT prophet. She was one of Elkanah’s two wives. The other wife, Peninnah, provoked her and made her fret because she was childless whereas she, Peninnah, had many children. See 1 Samuel ch. 1 vs. 1-7.
Solomon with all his wisdom, sinned in that he took many wives. We read in 1 Kings ch. 11 vs. 3 & 4, “And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart. For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.”
In Deuteronomy ch.17 v. 17, we read, “Neither shall he (the King) multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away….” This was written before Solomon was born.
Solomon penned the following words under inspiration of the Holy Spirit in Proverbs ch. 5 v. 18, “Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.” So we may assume he saw the folly of polygamy.
In conclusion, we are told in Paul’s Epistle to Timothy that a bishop (elder) must be the husband of one wife, see 1 Timothy ch. 3 v. 2. There is no doubt that God’s original match was one man with one woman in an exclusive, faithful relationship and that is still the template today, nothing else is real marriage.