Latter Day Saints’ Doctrine and Covenants declared;
“And if he have ten virgins given unto him by this law, he cannot commit adultery, for they belong to him, and they are given unto him; therefore is he justified.
But if one or either of the ten virgins, after she is espoused, shall be with another man, she has committed adultery, and shall be destroyed; for they are given unto him to multiply and replenish the earth, according to my commandment, and to fulfil the promise which was given by my Father before the foundation of the world, and for their exaltation in the eternal worlds, that they may bear the souls of men; for herein is the work of my Father continued, that he may be glorified.” (Doctrine and Covenants 132:62-63)
Smith’s polygamous marriage is one of the LDS’ most deniable secrets. They reject this practice and disfellow those who practice this fornication, yet some of their publications, especially what was written above, justifies what they condemned. And in fact, their very own founder, Joseph Smith Jr. married several wives of his choice.
To justify his plural marriage, the polygamous prophet of the Latter Day Saints stated;
“the same manner that Abraham took Hagar and Keturah; and Jacob took Rachel, Bilhah and Zilpah; by revelation—the saints of the Lord are always directed by revelation.” (Arrington, Leonard J. (1992), The Mormon Experience: A History of the Latter-Day Saints)
But Paul, speaking upon the teacher of the gospel, said;
For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; (Titus 1:5-7)
We are now living in the time of the gospel. A time where we should forget the lust and carnal practice of the past. Marrying plenty of wives is a carnal practice. Abraham, David, Solomon, and those other renowned personalities of the Old Testament who committed polygamy committed carnal practice. Yet, by the grace of God, they were pardoned and justified. In the present period of the history, the gospel is the sole divine revelation for us to be saved. Every good works and doctrines should be based upon its teachings. And Paul, the apostle to Gentiles, gave us clear words from Christ regarding the marriage of a Christian man, especially of a Christian leader.
Concerning to those prophets who practice this kind of fornication, the words of God declared;
“I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness; they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.” (Jeremiah 23:14)
Beware from such prophets.