Please read and discuss the plea for reassessment of polygamy at http://nazarenespace.ning.com/profiles/blogs/2182335:BlogPost:6715 where i have posted authentic questions of concern in which I am unsure about the correct nature of this ruling and these questions have yet to be given a full adequate answer. Not to be annoying about this, but this is an extremely divisive issue in the Nazarene community, and if we are wrong about polygamy, and condemning those who support polygamy, then that is a real shame and detriment to the full restoration of the Nazarene movement. Let me say that if polygamy is wrong, then condemnation of those who support polygamy is justified. If polygamy isn't wrong, then condemnation of those who support polygamy isn't justified.
i would disagree Serkan. While I have not yet condemned polygamy, Trimm has every right to say what his beliefs are. He is in full realization that just because he believes something is wrong doesn't mean it is wrong, but the whole idea of halacha is how do we know what is sinful when the torah doesn't quite say it. But, here's the thing: the Torah gives us principles and a mind to reason and search out the truth and discover what is sinful. Just because the Torah has no saying about something does not make something not mentioned in the Torah acceptable. The Torah is the foundation of how to know everything that is sinful, including what is not mentioned in the Torah. The Torah strengthens and sharpens our reasoning. We can search for the truth, by using the Torah. We examine the truths in the Torah, and we can apply them to what is not mentioned. Trimm is not judging. He is using the Torah to determine whether or not polygamy is sinful. This is commendable, and whether or not he is right in his answer, I absolutely do not believe that this is the type of judging Paul or Yeshua was speaking of. Trimm is not judging the Torah and he is not disregarding it. Rather, Trimm is entirely respecting the Torah by testing the issue of polygamy against it to see if it holds up to the truth of Torah. He recognizes that the Torah gives us what we need to make definitive judgements about issues that are not directly stated in Scripture, but can be arrived at through sound reasoning and open-mindedness to the word of Elohim.