Deseret News ~ “…Joseph received a revelation on celestial marriage. You will recollect, brethren and sisters, that it was in July, 1843, that he received this revelation concerning celestial marriage. …there are some who say it is very hard. They say, ‘This is rather a hard business; I don’t like my husband to take a plurality of wives in the flesh.’
Just a few words upon this. We would believe this doctrine entirely different from what it is presented to us if we could do so. If we could make every man upon the earth get him a wife, live righteously and serve God, we would not be under the necessity, perhaps, of taking more than one wife. But they will not do this; the people of God, therefore, have been commanded to take more wives…
Now, where a man in this church says, ‘I don’t want but one wife, I will live my religion with one.’ He will perhaps be saved in the Celestial Kingdom; but when he gets there he will not find himself in possession of any wife at all…. and he will remain single forever and ever.” ~ Prophet Brigham Young, September 17, 1873
Matthew 15:9 “But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
If this weren’t so tragic, it’d be laughable. What warranted God Almighty to change His mind on polygamy, aka adultery, not to mention all the other things He’s said about the consequences of sin? His word tells us the result of sin is death (Romans 6:23), so why is polygamy suddenly a punishment for other sins?
And if polygamy is the penalty incurred for sin here on earth, why is monogamy a sin in heaven?
Ask the Mormon you know if Brigham’s doctrine makes any sense. If it doesn’t this time, how can anything he said be trusted?
With Love in Christ;