by Ron Young
Hey Lovers! Are you in a constant battle with your spirituality and Polyamory? Our society has conditioned us to shame and guilt others for being anything outside of what is considered “normal” when the fact is that the basic tenets of Polyamory are very much in line with Christianity. In the spirit of this “day of rest” (Sunday) for many that come from spiritual or religious backgrounds, I thought I’d take this time out to share with you a brief breakdown of scripture that has been presented to me on a few occasions from our fellow Christian brothers, and sisters, that engage in shaming or guilting us for our lovestyle.
This passage comes from the book of 1 Corinthians 7: 1-9. Keep in mind that in verse 6 Paul makes it a point to mention that these are RECOMMENDATIONS for being a good faithful Christian, and NOT COMMANDMENTS FROM GOD (something that most Christians habitually overlook when attempting to shame our Polyamorous approach to loving others). Essentially, these “recommendations” were merely the opinionated views of the apostle Paul and did not come from Jesus, or God himself, as Paul pointed out.
1 Corinthians 7:1 Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” 2 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. 3 The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. 4 For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 5 Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
6 Now as a CONCESSION, NOT A COMMAND, I say this. 7 I WISH that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another.
8 To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am. 9 But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
This section of the New testament has been used by many Christians as a reason to defend “traditional marriage”, but they never acknowledge or choose to practice the act of Paul’s recommendation in verse 1 of NOT HAVING SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH A WOMAN AT ALL. But barring that fact, if those concerned would like to stick to what the apostle “recommends”, it would be smart to make mention of the fact that if you were born with the UNIQUE ability as a Polyamorous being to love more than one person, according to the apostle Paul himself, in verse 17-20, these “recommendations” do not apply to you, and are as reads:
1 Corinthians 7: …17 ONLY LET EACH PERSON LEAD THE LIFE THE LORD HAS ASSIGNED TO THEM, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches. 18 Was anyone at the time of his call already circumcised? Let him not seek to remove the marks of circumcision. Was anyone at the time of his call uncircumcised? Let him not seek circumcision. 19 For neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but keeping the commandments of God. 20 EACH ONE SHOULD REMAIN THE THE CONDITION IN WHICH HE WAS CALLED. So according to the these scriptures, and the apostle Paul, if you were born Poly,… STAY POLY
Written by Ron Young
Edited by WritetoMind