Plural Marriage Will Always Be Practiced?


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D&C 132 was interpreted by Brigham Young to mean that the principle of plural marriage, once it had been made known, had to be lived and practiced by anyone to whom it had been made known, or that person would be damned, and only by living in plural marriage could one receive the highest exaltation. Verse 3-4: “all those who have this law revealed unto them must obey the same. For behold, I reveal unto you a new and an everlasting covenant; and if ye abide not that covenant, then are ye damned, for no one can reject this covenant and be permitted to enter into my glory.” See also verses 6, 21, 33. The principle of plural marriage is referred to as a “new and everlasting covenant.” John Taylor, third president and prophet, interpreted this to mean that the church could never give up the principle of plural marriage.

FULFILLED?: Plural marriage was practiced by the Mormons secretly until 1852 (and the church lied during that time, vehemently denying any such doctrine or practice), then openly until 1890, when the church announced to the world that it had stopped performing plural marriages (although they continued to be performed secretly by high church authorities for about another 15 years). Any Mormon who now enters into a plural marriage is likely to be excommunicated by the church, even if the Mormon lives in a jurisdiction where polygamy is not illegal. The attempt by God to institute plural marriage among the Mormons was frustrated and abandoned by them.


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Doctrine and Covenants (an official compilation of revelations, accepted by the Mormons as scripture)


#3

Even in current politically-correct Mormon teaching, plural marriage will be practiced in the Millenium (the 1000-year reign of Christ following His Second Coming).

Mormons also currently practice plural marriage in another way - they seal many women to the same man by proxy in their temples. They have always taught that many more women than men will be worthy of exhaltation, but cannot be exhalted without husbands. Therefore, all these extra females must be sealed by proxy (along with their children) to the faithful males that are available. Hence the Mormon “gods” will have a slew of wives in eternity.

If you a female ancestor who never married (i.e.: a nun), she has likely been sealed by proxy to a deceased Mormon.

Also, when a Christian man is widowed, his marriage is considered to be ended ("'til death us do part") and he is free to marry again. Not so for Mormons. They believe that their marriages continue after death. Therefore, when a Mormon man remarries in the temple after the death of his 1st wife, he then has two wives (one dead and one alive), both of whom he will have throughout eternity if he is good enough to achieve godhood.

An LDS woman, of course can have only one husband, so if she has already married in the temple, she cannot do so again after the death of her husband, though she is permitted to enter into a civil marriage, which does not endure after death.


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