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Kevin wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Why do some people (namely polygamists) believe that polygamy is God's will?
  • Are they mistranslating the passages in the Bible?

Also I have heard of a children's Fantasy Christian Book series called Dragons in our Midst, where some Dragons are good and from what I can understand Christian, and that a Christian-based film company called Christian Friends Productions are planning to make a low budget movie based on the first book of the series.

  • What if a book and or a movie was made where magical, and mystical creatures where also Christian and worshipped God?

Thank you for your time.

Kevin

  { Why do people believe polygamy is God's will and are stories involving fantasy and magic wrong? }

Bob replied:

Kevin,

Polygamists derive their rationale from the fact that the Bible does not explicitly say you can only marry one wife, and since they look to continuing their spousal relationships beyond the grave, the man with more, is considered more greatly blessed. They find justification for polygamy
in the Bible through figures like Solomon, and see those paradigms setting the way.

That being said, Christian tradition has always condemned polygamy through the authoritative Magisterium of the Church. Marriage is a Sacrament that is meant to witness Christ's love for His Church (See, for example, 1 Corinthians 7) but it does not remain in effect after death, for then we are all His bride, spiritually speaking (Christ himself answered that question. See Luke 20:33).

You said:
Also I have heard of a children's Fantasy Christian Book series called Dragons in our Midst, where some Dragons are good and from what I can understand Christian, and that a Christian-based film company called Christian Friends Productions are planning to make a low budget movie based on the first book of the series.

  • What if a book and or a movie was made where magical, and mystical creatures where also Christian and worshipped God?

Movies and stories that involve fantasy and magic are not automatically wrong simply because we condemn the use of real magic.

C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, and others used the written medium effectively to convey ideals that belong to our Faith, while capturing the imagination and interest of both the young and old. Such endeavors are rare but Christian organizations today follow in a noble effort.

Peace,

Bob Kirby

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