Question:

Shalom,

Prior to becoming a Christian, I was a born Muslim and married two women. My question is what is the status of my second marriage and what shall I do with it? I have a child with my second marriage. I appreciate very much your biblical answer.

Thank you and God blessed.


Answer:

"And He answered and said to them, "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate"" (Matthew 19:4-6).

The rule is that a man may marry a woman. Any other relationship outside of that marriage is adultery. Though the Muslim religion recognizes multiple marriages, it is not moral by God's law. The second marriage is not truly a marriage recognized by God.

You do owe the child you conceived support. It is not the child's fault that you violated God's law, even though it was through ignorance of what the Bible teaches. You also owe your second wife support until such time as she can find a job or a husband.

Thank you and God Blessed for your very quick and biblical answer.