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Mormons And Polygamy

Why are we just now fighting the Mormons in Utah for polygamy, even though it has gone on for decades and everyone knew about it?

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I believe there has been other cases....the police has their hands full, courts too. Also, many looks the other way as if their faces are to the north
---catherine on 7/28/08

As for the LDS located in Utah they no longer practice this, i know because i was a member & left, but they even said they're against it. ,but there are break offs from the lds like rlds(reformed) not linked to lds that do practice this.
---candice on 7/28/08

7th does this sound like the bible you read?

"Three years previous to the death of Adam, he called Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, and Methuselah, who were all high priests, with the residue of his posterity who were righteous, into the valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman, and there bestowed upon them his last blessing. And the Lord appeared unto them, and they rose up and blessed Adam, and called him Michael, the prince, the archangel.
---Andrea on 9/17/07

2)And the Lord administered comfort unto Adam, and said unto him: I have set thee to be at the head, a multitude of nations shall come of thee, and thou art a prince over them forever. And Adam ...., notwithstanding he was bowed down with age, being full of the Holy Ghost, predicted whatsoever should befall his posterity unto the latest generation."

Before Judgment Day, it is said that Adam will convene another meeting there to turn the government of the human family officially to Jesus.
---Andrea on 9/17/07

7th - thats neat - thanks. I go on answers in genesis and get Creation magazine.
I graduated in 2000 with a BS in Psy - some of my professors really chided me about being a christian in science courses, it gave me a chance to witness to them.
And science - even MATH!!! I understood why Newton thought God had a code - beautiful - when you get into ions and electrons - its like God explaining Himself - loved it!
---Andrea on 9/17/07

Andre: The PBS show NOVA "SUPER VOLCANO" shows that man almost went extinct only a few thousand years ago and showed that the DNA evidence reveals everyone on Earth today is related to a group of 8 Souls that survived some world wide cataclysm.

NOVA never made the tie in that 8 Souls got off the Ark.
---SeventhSeal on 9/17/07


With all due respect, surely you jest. There is no way to prove by DNA that Jesus never existed. Also to say it is proven by carbon testing means you are being misled. Carbon testing is for dating something. Carbon testing has shown to be erratic at best in a lot of cases. Tree bark from trees was said be millions of years old when taken from a current tree.
---denna7667 on 9/15/07

Ge 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he A woman(sigular not plural), and brought her unto the man.

Ge 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife(not wives): and they shall be one flesh.

Eph 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Our Lord is not a polygamist, and he is not an adulterer. He has one wife, his church.
---trey on 9/15/07

1ti 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach,
Did you notice that the Apostle Paul states that a bishop (preacher) is to be the husband of one wife. He is to be a man above reproach.
---trey on 9/15/07

Last of all, having lived in Utah for a few years, I would like to state this observation. By far the majority of the population is LDS, something like 65% in Salt Lake, and 90 plus % in the rural areas. All the politicians are LDS. All their friends and family are LDS. Their "roots run deep". The politicians are not going to rock the boat.

If Gordon Hinkley, the President of the LDS, decided tomorrow it was OK to have multiple wives the church would again practice it.
---trey on 9/15/07

i just need to know if frank is a christian because his anwers are misleading.God did not intend marriage to be between a man and more than one woman,if he did he would have created more than one for him at creation.peopl who muddle things just want to satisfy thier flesh.
---sarah on 9/15/07

you just make up stories as you go along - nothing is too big a lie

you must have learned it from Joseph Smith he lied too
go to Josephlied

7th -go to 'youtube magic mormon underwear' and you won't even believe what they do!
---andre5846 on 9/14/07

andrea: scientists have proven through DNA and carbon testing that Jesus Christ didn't exist too. I guess millions of Christians are living a lie too in your eyes. You can't use one theory to condemn one without using that same theory to condemn yourself too. fact. it is proven when your church originated in 1906. the men who started it wanted to profit from their ideas. that too is fact. why are you not condeming yourself too for following a man's church and not the one Jesus Christ placed on earth.
---ashley on 9/14/07

Contrary to the misinformation, SDAs are not like Mormons who use other Books equal to or above Scripture. EG White claimed to be a lesser light pointing to the Greater Light of Scripture and admonished the SDA Church to hold doctrine to the Bible and the Bible Only. Can Joseph Smith and his church do that? Not if they pray and baptize the dead and sleeping who await resurrection. "Endless Genealogies" were a warning.
---SeventhSeal on 9/14/07

MikeM - its beginning to look like DNAm will confirm that man is no more then 20000years old and you know this too.

They are finding "million" yr old dinosaurs with meat on the bones and the DNAm only replicates back 10-20000 yrs ago. But I don't trust ahheists to define the creation for me.
There are many christian creationists - have you spoken to any - I'm sure BYU is full of them
---andre5846 on 9/14/07

The DNA proves conclusively that Joseph Smith lied. Thats all - these are LDS scientists, who struggled personally testifying that it is a scam.
If you agree with the LDS - you should just be aware that its a fairy tale - then do what you want.

Remembering that these are LDS (mormon) bishops and professors explaining the DNA evidence would convict JS of fraud
---andre5846 on 9/14/07

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DNA proves evolution
---MikeM on 9/12/07

andrea, are you listening to the words you say yourself. it makes you look so foolish. Yes, I can see it now. men in 2007 are digging up graves of people living in 1820 to try to find DNA matches to prove things false. men have said they have DNA proof Jesus Christ never existed. I guess you believe them too and now you don't know what to say. according to men, you and half the world are believing in a lie. are you going to join islam now. you joined everything else.
---ashley on 9/12/07

Ashley - have you checked the DNA evidence I showed you was on youtube?
go to youtube -mormon DNA
it shows bishops in the lDS church acknowleging that Joseph Smith would be prosecuted for fraud with the evidence they have today.
---Andrea on 9/11/07

Jody: as a LDS, I have attended for over forty years. I have studied in detail every prophecy, doctrine from 1820 when Joseph Smith was first visited by our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. you say changing, show me one thing that changed. if you are referring to the revelation received in June 1978 allowing all men to now hold the priesthood, you are right. these are the last days. everyone now has the opportunity to receive the gospel. everything else is the same as when it was restored to the Earth.
---ashley on 9/11/07

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Jody: you and everyone else here loves to condemn apostate groups calling themselves mormon, even though they are NOT LDS's. the church does not condone anyone practising polygamy. anyone that says they do is wrong. I can call myself a baptist and have ten wives. that doesn't make me a baptist. the same thing. muslims practise polygamy, islam permits polygamy. David had many wives, Solomon. they were old testament prophets of God. the last days would see a restitution of all things. polygamy included.
---ashley on 9/11/07

3- people here say they know mormons with ten wives. sorry, but they are not a LDS. they would be excommunicated immediately and banished from the church, losing all blessings and ordinances they received. every church has the same problem, including baptist, pentacostle, church of christ, methodist, anglican, etc. people break away, invent their own doctrines and still call themselves by those names, but in reality the churches they form are cults and deny the truths of God.
---ashley on 9/11/07

#1 The issue of polygamy goes beyond women's equality and the constitution and should be looked at from a spiritual sense without regard to Mormonism.
I'l give some examples to try to show Christ and multiple wives in the proper context.
Bear in mind the word states that only Bishops and Deacons must be the husband of one wife.
Christ, the Bishop of our soul and help in times of trouble.
His one wife is a oneness of Spirit.

---Frank on 9/11/07

David, a type and shadow of Jesus, the son of David, rescued two wives just as the Lord shall return for the Jew and Gentile churches. Two wives, or churches that are of one Spirit.
As a part of the bride of Christ I do not mind the Lord having two wives.
If he only had one only the Jews would be saved because he would not have had mercy on us Gentiles.

---Frank on 9/11/07

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#3 Elkanah had two wives. Hannah and Peninnah.
One was baren and one was not.
Hannah gave birth to a child of promise. One that would be given to God all the days of his life.
Peninnah persecuted Hannah and vexed her for being baren.
The children of the flesh always persecute the children of promise.
Had Elkanah only had Peninnah there would be no type and shadow of Jesus, who like Samuel, would anoint David king of Israel.

---Frank on 9/11/07

#4 There are more types and shadows of multiple wives bearing witness to Jesus.

As Christians we honour one wife as a type and shadow of one bride of Christ.

That bride is made up of many members just as we are his body made of many members.

The actual oneness is a unity of the faith and Spirit. To be one as Jesus said in John 17.

Christians need to stop looking on what is seen in the natural and look on the Spiritual things that glorify Jesus.

---Frank on 9/11/07

#5 As a Christian I do not mind being as Esther and being one of many wives and knowing that my King will make another gathering of virgins after I come into the house of women, or church.
I don't mind being the second wife that he showed mercy on and will rapture, or rescue, should I endure unto the end.

---Frank on 9/11/07

#6 Conclusion: What the Mormons do is between them and God.
Everyone must answer to their own master (Christ) for what they believe.
We Christians need to see spiritual things in the scriptures that glorify Jesus.
If polygamy for them glorifies Jesus, so be it.
I personally believe in having one wife but will not use equal rights for women or the constitution of the United States to blasphemy scriptures that glorify Christ in spiritual matters that carnal minds can't comprehend.

---Frank on 9/11/07

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To my knowledge it's not against the law anywhere in North America for a man to live with more than one woman and have children with many of them. To be "legally" married to more than one would be against the law. Those with multiple wives are only "legally" married to one and have many more that they call wives. This isn't against the law. It's just crazy, but not unlawful.
---john on 9/11/07


Polygamy is only one of many issues.

After reading the Book of Mormon and speaking with their missionaries I find nothing that impresses me nor can compare to what the Lord has given me.

I did discern an evil spirit on the "elders" that were rather young.

I did see a lot of blasphemy.

I do wonder if multiple wives are only among the poor girls though.

Is Marie Osmond a fourth wife to anyone?

---Frank on 9/11/07

andrea: is there no end to your hatred and lies you love to tell others here. I have told you many times to study yourself and not believe what you read on the internet. Satan is having a party at your expense and you are either too blind or stupid to realize it. Judgment day will reveal all and you my dear have missed the boat and you don't even know it. God have mercy on your soul.
---lori on 9/10/07

Mormans have allot of secrets. As you can see from these blogs, even the Mormans can't keep track of the inside scoop. Prophecies suddenly are contradicted so why are you surprist to learn of some group of polygamists? They think they are saving the women by marrying them becaurs a single woman can't go to heaven. Gotta have a man. Unless this doctrine has changed like they often do.
---jody_martinj on 9/10/07

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So would David, Soloman, Abraham be criminals today for bigamy.

My great Grandfather,21, a protestant married an Indian gal 14 off the reservation in Oklahoma, (as indians then had no rights) They had 7 children, and was married 55 years, an assistent pastor. I am told he was hen-pecked.

Shall we condemn his denomination? See my point?
---MikeM on 9/9/07

Best forget a minor cut and focus on a bleeding artery. Forget about past plural wives, biblical or otherwise, as the courts are about to santion adam and steve.
---MikeM on 9/9/07

Joseph Smith would have been charged with child abuse today too.
he married a fourteen year old as one of his 33 wives.
Ans 10 or more of his wives were married to his own followers. One husband was on a mission trip.
Polygamy - more like adutery.
And he didn't get his vision to approve of polygamy till after he'd already lied about it. Then all of a sudden "God told him to do it"
his god anyway
---Andrea on 9/9/07

I cannot even believe that these practices(Religions, cults,Etc..) really exist in our days !...Especially in our country! It is like lets all go back in time and behave like our cavemen ancestors... they were moslty monagamous...
I'm soooo very sad...and sick...
---beate on 9/7/07

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Umm... Polygamy is Adultery.
Even Abraham suffered heart wrenching consequences because of it.
---TS on 4/1/07

Polygamy is NOT practised by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. There are many splinter groups, just as their are from every church. Anyone caught practising polygamy is instantly excommunicated from the church. Fact. They do not belong to the church and tarnish the name by following their own lusts. There was a reason it was practised in the 1800's, but that reason no longer applies. As much as he says he is mormon, Jeffs is not nor ever has been a member of the church.
---ashley on 4/1/07

Yes, Dave/Ashley/Robert, Mercedes, it is.
---Chicory on 4/1/07

Rachel, what is an FLDS. you stumped me on that one. There are many people following satan that go against everything the church teaches and they are not members, but do call themselves mormon. why, who knows. Perhaps it is self glorification. It is just another tool used by satan to spread lies and false gossip to deceive many from the truths Jesus taught during His life on the earth. men are carnal and devilish and will do anything to destroy faith in Jesus Christ.
---ashley on 4/1/07

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Ummm...polygamy is illegal?????
---Jane on 3/31/07

FLDS church purposely settled in obscure towns to practice polygamy. Law enforcement, medical facilities, stores, etc. all run by FLDS. They'll run you out of town if you don't belong. This cult is run by a "prophet" that lays the law down. You don't deviate one iota or you are in the street. There are 1000's of them, US can't arrest entire towns. But W.Jeffs is now screaming religious persecution for his arrest like Joseph Smith, but his charges are for abuse against children.
---Rachel on 8/31/06

The charges against Warren Jeffs are not for polygamy but child abuse/incest/sodomy. He has been sexually abusing young children. Polygamy is not the focus for his arrest. This splintered polygamy sect has carried on for 100 years. Crimes against children are what is bringing this man down.
---Rachel on 8/31/06

Candice, I don't know what they accept off the record, but I, too, have heard the main church speak out against it many times.

Frank, marriage has changed faces many times throughout history, but God created it as being between 1 man and 1 woman. The Patriarchs were the first to deviate from the original plan. Jesus also referred to them as having hard hearts on the topic of marriage and divorce.
---AlwaysOn on 8/31/06

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Having a bunch of wives is just weird. I don't get it. Seems like an excuse to get your groove on with as many women as possible while u are married without calling it cheating. U say people compain about what marriage ISN"T instead of what marriage IS. Well, I'm here to tell u what it IS.....marriage is the union of TWO PEOPLE IN LOVE!!! Marriage is about LOVE...real love, it's not about having so many wives or husbands.
---hello on 8/31/06

Candice, the RLDS does not practice polygamy.

This Mormonoid group headquartered in Independence, MO, doesn't have the time of day to give what it calls the "Utah church."
---Jack on 7/9/06

David had multiple wives. Even in the law it said if a man took a second wife his duty should not diminish to his first one. These are types and shadows of us being many betrothed to the Lord. Single marriages are honered from the new testament of one bride of many parts. We are supposed to be part of a kingdom and "me only" shouldn't be a concern. We are to please the Lord and not ourselves. But then again, that drives women out of the church and makes preachers get jobs instead of tithes.
---Frank on 7/9/06

I think polygamy has been illegal for some years. But I'm not sure what statute actually says so. It does seem strange, doesn't it, that people are again rising up against polygamy (this is not the first time) at the same time others have decided that same sex marriage should be legal. Don't want to start another political battle here. But, to me, it does seem sensible, for moral reasons, to define what marriage IS instead of all the things it ISN'T.
---Donna2277 on 7/8/06

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Well, marriage is a subject under scrutiny right now. Same sex marriage. Polygamy. There is a push in our nation to define marriage. Those who do not fit the standard that most Christians accept will definately buck. Insurance is also an issue with marriage definition. It isn't just about polygamy or same sex anymore. People who are not set free with the truth... fight to preserve their own greed and perversion.
---Amy9384 on 7/7/06

The states of Arizona and Utah "wink and nod" at the practice, as observed by the news, and one FLDS guy is on the FBI's 10 most wanted list.

Candice: I am not being nasty, but that "testimony" needs a reality check! Deseret News just ran a series on polygamy starting March 12, 2006. Did you read it? it is also available online
---John_T on 7/7/06

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