Then your entire argument is inherently flawed. Would you argue the right or wrong of Muslim beliefs without taking the Koran into account? Yet you wish to prove the right or wrong of LDS beliefs by only using the Bible or half of our scriptures.
Originally Posted by chiefblackhammer
You provide a long list (that I am too tired to check for accuracy) but leave out several important people, most notably Abraham and Jacob/Israel, nor do you address the fact that God did restate everything in the laws. He took the time to tell them not to have sex with sheep yet can't make one statement not to have more then one wife? You're earlier point correctly shows that it was not approved for church leaders to have more then one spouse at that time in the New Testament but does not explain the discrepancy between then and before. That is the discrepancy I am pointing out and you have yet to give a reason for it substantiated by scripture rather then conjecture.
It is not a discrepancy that bothers me however since in the LDS church we have additional writings by other Prophets that substantiate and clarify these things that are not completely clear in the Bible. Another Testament that supports the Bible and makes obscure things plain. The practice of multiple wives is one of these. I quote:
Jacob 2:25-30 Quite clearly by that it is only alright to have more then one spouse when God has commanded it for the purpose of raising up "seed unto" him. This completely clears up the confusion about the difference between the Old and New Testament. In the Old Testament the Children of Israel had been chosen to raise up seed to him even if it meant taking wives from those they had captured in battle. By the time of the New Testament however things had changed. There, no problems, no conflict.
25 Wherefore, thus saith the Lord, I have led this people forth out of the land of Jerusalem, by the power of mine arm, that I might raise up unto me a righteous branch from the fruit of the loins of Joseph.
26 Wherefore, I the Lord God will not suffer that this people shall do like unto them of old.
27 Wherefore, my brethren, hear me, and hearken to the word of the Lord: For there shall not any man among you have save it be one wife; and concubines he shall have none;
28 For I, the Lord God, delight in the chastity of women. And whoredoms are an abomination before me; thus saith the Lord of Hosts.
29 Wherefore, this people shall keep my commandments, saith the Lord of Hosts, or cursed be the land for their sakes. 30 For if I will, saith the Lord of Hosts, raise up seed unto me, I will command my people; otherwise they shall hearken unto these things.
For God is a God of order.
Now if you want to know why God may have given that command through his Prophet to the early LDS feel free to go to the previous thread to read up on the situation at the time. If you want to continue to discuss the right or wrong of LDS beliefs based on scripture I will be happy to do so using all our scriptures. Fair is fair after all.
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