Joseph Smith’s Secret Marriages

15 May

Proverbs 24:28 “Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; And deceive not with thy lips.”

TodayinMormonHistory.com; “175 years ago today – May 11, 1843 — Joseph Smith marries Emily and Eliza Partridge, youthful daughters of deceased church bishop Edward Partridge. They have been living in Joseph’s house as housekeepers and nannies. This is a second ceremony done with Emma’s permission. Emma had given Joseph permission to take plural wives and chose Emily and Eliza without knowing that Joseph had previously married them in secret. It is unclear that Emma knew exactly what was implied by the ceremony since Joseph later had to forcibly and secretly hold the door to Eliza’s room shut to keep Emma from finding them together. Emily later remembered that “Emma was present. She gave her free and full consent. She had always up to this time, been very kind to me and my sister . . .but ever after [the ceremony] she was our enemy.”” 

Leviticus 18:18; “Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.”

Clearly, Joe Smith was in the wrong on this one. Nowhere in the Bible does it condone such behavior, and in fact, condemns it!

We pray historical proof of Smith’s past will give Mormons pause before placing their souls in the hands of such a man.

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor. 1:18

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