Monday, June 15, 2015

Did They Really Say That?!?

Monogamy, or restrictions by law to one wife, is no part of the economy of heaven among men. . . . this monogamic order of marriage, so esteemed by modern Christians . . . is nothing but a system established by a set of robbers, . . .  Why do we believe in and practice polygamy?  Because the Lord introduced it . . . and the Lord’s servants have always practiced it.  “And is that religion popular in heaven?”  It is the only popular religion there.
Brigham Young, Desert News, 6 August 1862

The only men who become Gods, even the Sons of God, are those who enter into polygamy.
Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, Vol. 11, p.269.

So is monogamy really the invention of men?  What about Genesis 2:21-24 where God made ONE woman for Adam? See my article, “God’s View of Polygamy” for the correct information as to God’s desires.

Additionally, Jacob 1:15 in the Book of Mormon calls polygamy a “wicked practice,” and Jacob 2:24 has God saying having multiple wives and concubines is abominable.  In Jacob 2:27 it says, “For there shall not any man among you have save it be one wife; and concubines he shall have none.”  This is reiterated in Jacob 3:5.  

So did the Mormon god change his mind?

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