[quote="Ben_Sinner, post:3, topic:320679"]
"And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things."
2 Samuel 12:8.
NAB: I gave you your lord’s house and your lord’s wives for your own. I gave you the house of Israel and of Judah. And if this were not enough,** I could count up for you still more.**
"More" doesn't necessarily mean more of the same things. It could, of course. It still says that God gave him multiple wives.
God is quite a bit smarter than we are. He has not asked for wholesale overnight changes, as far as I can recall. He has mercy on us, allows us to grow and change and choose at a rate that makes sense to us. This kind of subtlety is lost on the prosaically non-religious mind, as is the depth and breadth of God's regard for His creation: us. So, people who argue are cherry-picking Scripture and looking for the ten-word answer. No such thing.
The answer is always the same: Jesus Christ, Who said we don't put old wine into new skins or patch old cloth with new. Who told us God allowed divorce before Jesus came to explain, and that informs this question of your and theirs.
There is only one relevant thing: Jesus Christ is our Lord and our God and He gave us some very specific commandments. So, once we have all assured ourselves we are doing everything He asked, maybe we'll have time to nitpick the Word. Ask your questioners what hungry people they fed this week. Then they will understand the meaning of "relativity."