LDS: Polygamy Stops Christian Whorehouses

LDS: Polygamy Stops Christian Whorehouses

Journal of Discourses 5:364“A gentleman, with whom I came in contact while at Washington, made this objection against Mormonism. Talking about the institution of plurality of wives, said he, “It never will answer; it will break up all the whore­houses in the country;...

Polygamy the Most Holy Doctrine Ever Revealed

Polygamy the Most Holy Doctrine Ever Revealed

John 5:26 “For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself:. The Historical Record 6:226“From him [Joseph Smith] I learned the doctrine of plural and celestial marriage is the most holy and important doctrine ever revealed...

LDS: Anti-Polygamy Laws Unconstitutional

LDS: Anti-Polygamy Laws Unconstitutional

Journal of Discourses 14:267 “It is the violation of the natural rights of man that has deluged the earth with blood in all ages. These principles were enunciated also by Joseph Smith, he believed in them, so do we, in the right to think, in the right to speak, in the...

The Mormon World of Polygamy

The Mormon World of Polygamy

Sorry about the throwback to an old soap opera my grandmother used to watch…however, we thought it might be useful to put things in perspective regarding the evolving world of Mormon polygamy. The examples we’ve listed here today are but a small drop in a very large...

Women Need not Worry about Doctrine, Polygamy is Good

Women Need not Worry about Doctrine, Polygamy is Good

Journal of Discourses 12:312 “Our sisters need not be worried about any doctrine. Brother Penrose said it would be better for them if they believed in the doctrine of polygamy. But they do believe it; they know it is true, and that is their torment. It perplexes...

Retrofitting Polygamy Prophecy for Adultery

Retrofitting Polygamy Prophecy for Adultery

Doctrine and Covenants 132: Intro, 52 “Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Nauvoo, Illinois, recorded July 12, 1843, relating to the new and everlasting covenant, including the eternity of the marriage covenant and the principle of...

Joseph Smith’s Polyandrous Marriages

Joseph Smith’s Polyandrous Marriages

While updating an article from 2012 on Smith’s polyandrous marriages, we came across even more info that needed to be included – not a surprise I’m sure! During our seemingly endless research one message kept presenting itself. The Church’s writings...

Joseph Smith: No Celestial Kingdom for Adulterers

Joseph Smith: No Celestial Kingdom for Adulterers

Journal of Wilford Woodruff, November 25, 1843, p. 204 “On this day in Mormon History — 175 years ago today – Nov 25, 1843 — [Wilford Woodruff] … I found the High Council sitting on a case of Harrison Sagers for some improper Conduct or offer towards some female. …...

‘Obnoxious’ Polygamy Works Out Moral Salvation

‘Obnoxious’ Polygamy Works Out Moral Salvation

“Our calling is not primarily to be holy men and women, but to be proclaimers of the gospel of God. … Personal holiness is an effect of redemption, not the cause of it…” ~ Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, January 31 Journal of Discourses 12:261 “There is a...

LDS: Penalty for Sin is Polygamy

LDS: Penalty for Sin is Polygamy

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...