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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of a few odd Christian religions Many of its practices have created much persecution and political reaction polygamy being one of these It created much social and political persecution of the MormonsMost of this persecution had come from anti-polygamist Christians This is ironic because the anti-polygamists believed in the Bible but not polygamy one of its teachings Many of Gods righteous followers in the Old Testament practiced polygamy Abraham married Hagar Sarais handmaiden Genesis 161-3 Jacob was married to Leah Rachel Billah and Zilpha all at the same time In the Doctrine and Covenants a book of modern revelation used as scripture by the LDS church it states that in nothing did they the Old Testament prophets sin save in those things they received not of me God13238 Quickly one sees that God gave those women to the prophets of old because they were righteousSo what exactly is the justification and reason for polygamy Mormons believed that when a couple or family is sealed in the temple of the Lord by one holding Gods priesthood keys of sealing that the bond is not until death do us part but rather for all eternity If this is true then when a man is widowed and he marries a second wife he then has two wives The Mormons believe that if a man can have multiple wives in heaven then the same should be true on Earth According to the Lords law of marriage it is lawful that a man have only one wife at a time unless by revelation the Lord commands plurality of wives in the new and everlasting covenant McConkie5770 If a woman who is sealed in the temple is widowed she not allowed to be resealed only a man is allowed a plurality of spousesBefore the founding and organizing of the LDS church and introduction of polygamy Joseph Smith received bitter persecution He
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