Mormon polygamy dating sites
a very limited practice among the early members." True, although polygamy was always illegal when the saints practiced it beginning with Joseph Smith when he introduced the practice in Nauvoo, Illinois in the 1830s.
Today, many Latter-day Saints believe that polygamy was legal when the Saints practiced it.
As proof, the essay's third paragraph states: ..plural marriages were performed between 18, especially in Mexico and Canada, outside the jurisdiction of U. law; a small number of plural marriages were performed within the United States during those years...
Church members, including members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, continued to marry polygamous wives for 14 more years.
By 1870, 25 to 30 percent of the population lived in polygamous households...The article states, "Latter-day Saints do not understand all of God's purposes for instituting, through His prophets, the practice of plural marriage during the 19th century." It is mostly a historical recap of the Church's treatment of polygamy in Utah before 1890 and few things are really explained.It is found here: Plural Marriage and Families in Early Utah Hopefully, the Church will release an essay discussing the polygamy in Nauvoo, including Joseph Smith's polygamous and polyandrous relationships.The Book of Mormon verse (Jacob , 30) actually condemns polygamy.
In other Bible verses not referenced in the article, the God of the Bible did not seem to necessarily disapprove of polygamy but he did not command it either.This is probably accurate but is at odds with statements by prophets of the Church such as Gordon B.