It Was American Idol Star RUBEN STUDDARD Who Said “I NEED AN ANGEL.” CAM NEWTON Says, ‘I am a man who needs an extra wife or two and some concubines like Abraham, David, and Solomon. And I can justify it from the Scriptures.’ Former Football Players DERWIN GRAY and BENJAMIN WATSON Quickly and Eloquently Rebuke the Heisman Trophy Winner and Preacher’s Son, by Saying, ‘No, you can’t have multiple wives and concubines.’ Daniel Whyte III has thought about asking three great scholars who he respects to answer the question: Is it okay for Christian men to have multiple wives and concubines?–DR. RUSSELL MOORE, DR. TONY EVANS, and DR. JOHN PIPER; he surmises their answers in the same order. He believes Dr. Russell Moore would say ‘NO! I don’t even have to think about it.’ Dr. Tony Evans would show more compassion and say, ‘I understand what you are saying, brother, but, NO, you can’t do that and be right with God.’ And Dr. John Piper would say, ‘Let’s see . . . Let me think about it.’
Dr. Derwin Gray and Benjamin Watson have each taken issue with NFL quarterback Cam Newton’s recent statement implying that the Bible condones polygamous relationships in some cases. Newton made his comments in a frank conversation with Megan Brooks and B. Simone on his Funky Friday interview series.
Cam Newton Comments on Polygamy
“I believe that in our religion, it has got lost in translation,” said Newton in the interview, which premiered Sept. 16 [Editor’s note: This video contains language some may find offensive.]. “People say, ‘Oh, that’s in the Old Testament, this is the New Testament and things like that. There are some high-value men in the Bible that had a lot of favor from God by having multiple wives and multiple concubines. So you can’t sit up here and say you want a man of God and not acknowledge the fact that, oh, in this society it’s socially accepted, but in the Bible—when you talk about David, when you talk about Solomon, the wisest person in all of earth—he had the most wives anybody has ever had, and concubines.”
Cam Newton, B. Simone and Megan Brooks Discuss Relationships
Cam Newton is an NFL quarterback who is currently a free agent, but is best known for playing for the Carolina Panthers. One of his guests was B. Simone, a comedian, actress, and businesswoman who was a cast member on MTV’s Wild ‘N Out for six seasons. Joining her was Megan Brooks, who has been friends with Simone for 20 years and has been her assistant in the entertainment industry. The two women recently launched the podcast, Know for Sure.
During the conversation, Newton, Simone and Brooks revealed that they are all pastor’s kids and have experience with the church, although Newton and Brooks were more familiar with the Bible than Simone. The three spent the majority of their time discussing the struggles that people have with modern relationships.
Source: ChurchLeaders, Jessica Lea
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