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Quote mining/Journal of Discourses/JoD 6:351:Analysis
Quote mining analysis
The quote and its use by the critic(s):
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|The Book of Mormon, therefore, is the only record (professing to be Divine) which condemns plurality of wives as being a practice exceedingly abominable before God. But even that sacred book makes an exception in substance as follows—"Except I the Lord command my people." The same Book of Mormon and the same article that commanded the Nephites that they should not marry more than one wife, made an exception. Let this be understood—"Unless I the Lord shall command them." We can draw the conclusion from this, that there were some things not right in the sight of God, unless he should command them. We can draw the same conclusion from the Bible, that there were many things which the Lord would not suffer his children to do, unless he particularly commanded them to do them.||The Book of Mormon, therefore, is the only record (professing to be divine) which condemns the plurality of wives as being a practice exceedingly abominable before God.|
- As is typical of anti-Mormon treatments of this issue, the critics neglect to mention the Book of Mormon's exception to this general rule, or the speaker's mention of that very exception.
- Book of Mormon condemns polygamy?
- Contradiction between Jacob 2 and D&C 132 on polygamy?