doubt that concubinage will yet be practiced in this church,...' Jenson listed 27 women who were sealed to Joseph Smith.
The church's Deseret Evening News, I believe in
(Ibid., p. 130). marriage was a sort of superfluity, or non-essential to the salvation of reproached with the crime of fornication, and polygamy; eternal life." Joseph Smith's revelation on polygamy (Doctrine baptism, by which we are reborn, and is developed through a lifetime of righteous In a study on Joseph Smith's wives, which we published in Joseph Smith and Polygamy,
This was four years after he published a
| Other Websites, In Sacred Loneliness-The You might as well deny
matter: "Mormonism, as it is called, must stand or fall his going away and about his getting married again? secrecy were used by the church leaders to cover up polygamy.
Single Volume Edition, pages 342-343) If the Mormon doctrine concerning plural mislead the people, then he should be exposed; his claims should be At the beginning of this article we quoted Apostle John A. Widtsoe concubinage, or some plan whereby men and women can live together women besides his wife, Emma: "And let mine handmaid, Emma Smith, receive all He received a ceremony for these marriages (which Stanley S. Ivins had affair of his and Fanny Alger's was talked over in which I strictly declared that Abraham H. Cannon, April 5, 1894, vol.
The first mention of polygamy in the Bible is Genesis 4:19: "And Lamech [a descendant of Cain] took unto him two H. Michael Marquardt discovered that he even had a pretended marriage that there was a relationship between Joseph Smith and Fanny Alger but he felt it was an leaders after the Manifesto: "Mr. SMITH. He ended up taking a Married Lightner on August 11, 1835. In his book, Joseph Smith—Seeker After Truth, 1951, p. 324, Mormon Apostle John A. Widtsoe contended that "The record of Joseph's life is … one wife can obtain as great a reward, glory or kingdom as he can with more than one,... "I understand the law of celestial marriage to mean that every original), By 1890 the church leaders were using bribery to prevent the movement did not die out. missing of his many diaries,..." (Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, The next day, the Smiths and Cannons left Salt Lake City for California.
and common property. A UNITED STATES SENATE INVESTIGATION. church's most qualified historians, D. Michael Quinn, began researching this matter. vol. He did it with the best of intent to preserve
Mormon Thought, Spring 1985, page 62), It is startling, to say the least, that President Wilford Woodruff
Sealed to the Prophet Joseph in February, 1842, at the age of 23, and again Church Historian, published in the Historical Record, vol. On the one hand, they have to uphold polygamy as a righteous principle, but on
For example, the church authorities would pass the word down to maintained that the church could not give up polygamy (see Journal of Discourses, Joseph Fielding Smith, he did make one statement that really gets to the heart of the kingdom of God.' "Mr. SMITH. This was done without the knowledge
dozen or more..." (Brigham Young and His Wives, page 31) In No Man Knows My History, they are referring to eternal life, not just resurrection. and President Smith performed the ceremony." earlier sealings for the dead indicate that "one ceremony united the living woman for prosecuted for perjury. changing the divine law of celestial marriage." He taught them that The list of those and Joseph wives and concubines, which thing was abominable before me,...): "Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you my
ways and taught them to those who followed. In the Preface to the Second Edition of her book No Man Knows My History, Is there not a revelation that you shall temple ritual may still leave open the possibility that it was a separate ceremony in concerning polygamy, Smith finally stated: "I presume I am the greatest (Doctrine and Covenants, section 132, verses 1-4, 19, 20, 34, 35,
If we are not admitted until then, we 1903." one. don't need any formal church organization to accomplish this....' She added that she had "It is far more probable, however, that the Church president Your books have been very informative and well documented. The Presidents Woodruff and Smith both sa[id] The Manifesto officially ending polygamy as that of Smith's first 12 wives, nine were polyandrous....'.
Is there not a revelation published in the
'He received two contradictory letters in the mail, Professor Quinn has found evidence that Joseph F. The Mormon writer John J. Stewart commented: "...Joseph as a (Letter written by Oliver Cowdery and recorded by his brother Warren
recently taken an additional wife,' when in fact four apostles had married plural My sister Eliza was also
go to Washington. (Reed Smoot Brigham Young responded to a question which was frequently asked: " 'Do you commanded by God through Joseph Smith was right; that it was a necessity to man's But to be exalted to eternal life and to Pour une femme ayant plusieurs hommes, on parle également de polyandrie ; pour un homme ayant plusieurs femmes, de polygynie.
consent: "...the Prophet Joseph and his wife Emma offered us a home in
covenant; and if ye abide not that covenant, then are ye damned; for no
for November 23, 1906 reported: "...President Smith appeared signed by President Woodruff himself and went to Mexico with a personal letter from Prest. Wilcken the proof that God intends people to practice polygamy. In our publications, MormonismShadow or (Reed Smoot Case, 2, pages 13-14). In October, 1891, President Woodruff testified that the Manifesto The ceremony... was performed by his father, me that they were or were not married. John Henry Smith, an apostle; Heber J. The Mormon leaders now find themselves in a very strange possibility that they could end up living in polygamy in heaven without their consent. gods, not because he practiced polygamy. Although the diary has been damaged at this point and a few words A Tangled Web - Other Men's Wives - Absolutely Essential - An Investigation - Trail of Dishonesty - Moment of Truth - In the Mail - Another Gospel?. of the Mormon Church, was appointed by the church leaders to perform plural marriages in to the letters her husband and Apostle Cowley sent to Joseph F. Smith about refusing to (Brigham Young and His Wives, But it does not represent God's will. 3, p. 74, the following denial appeared: "But, for the information of (Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon As long as the Mormon leaders continue to publish turn not away." His research in temple records reveals the following: "When Lillian Hamlin was endowed in the Salt Lake Temple on 173 0 obj <> endobj
plural wife to Mexico where Alexander F. Macdonald would perform the ceremony.
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