Now that you have surrendered Deuteronomy 17:17 as a defense of your monogamy-only position let's deal with this article you cut and pasted.
If God is opposed to polygamy, then why does 2 Samuel 12:8
say that God gave David wives?
That is an excellent question! And one your article never wrestles with.
I do believe God is opposed to polygamy.
Truth is what matters. Right? It doesn't matter what you or I believe, the real question is what the Bible teaches in its pages. At least, that is the way Christians look at it. I am assuming you're a Christian marke. Please correct me if I am wrong.
God’s creation account indicates that God intended for one man to marry one woman, and become one flesh for one lifetime.
The phrase "one man and one woman" does not exist in the Bible in any context. It is a replacement by liberal Christians for the actual words "male and female".
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
This speaks to what we call heterosexuality. When you supplant the text with extra-Biblical phrases like you've done here, even more, liberal Christians make it about monogamy (one man and one woman), then so-called LGBT Christians come along screaming, "We believe in monogamy too." (Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell, lesbian) Eventually, churches split over the issue.
Jesus even quotes that definition in Matthew 19 and upholds it as valid.
Male and female marriages are valid. There are no other kinds in the scripture. David married Michal. (male and female) David married Abigail (male and female). Abigail is not married to Michal. They are both declared to be wives by the text, and thus one flesh with him.
He adds his own commentary by claiming that monogamous marriage is a God-ordained institution.
That is a lie. The word "monogamy" is not in the text and this seriously bares a false witness against it.
parts of Scripture are descriptive, not prescriptive. And the Bible often records what happened, not necessarily what should happen.
Absolutely, so perhaps you will look to God's Law when making further judgments.
Lastly, I think it is interesting that your cut and paste ends where the writer is engaging in the same error about Deuteronomy that you did. One would think that would have ruined your confidence in his ability to exegete the scripture.
I see the little bell, indicating responses. I will bet that is you.
Embrace the truth within scripture,