Who says Mormons aren't Christians?

Who says Mormons aren't Christians?

There are 31997 comments on the CNN story from Oct 12, 2011, titled Who says Mormons aren't Christians?. In it, CNN reports that:

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#19950 Feb 10, 2013
Dana Robertson wrote:
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Do you think being a total asshole helps make Mormonism right?
Exodus 20
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife
Now if you can't commit adultery, which is having sex with a person who is already married to someone else. And you shouldn't covet your neighbor's wife, you sure as F**k can't marry her you dumbass.
Got it now, or do you still want to playing the f**king idiot?
You stated the following... "It was clearly against the Ten Commandments for a man to marry a woman who was already married."
You now state that two commandments, one concerning adultery and one concerning not to covet actually were commandments that were really saying you can't marry more than one wife. You're off your fricking rocker.
You stuck your foot in your mouth and instead of pulling it out and rewording yourself, you shove it in deeper by using two commandments that have NOT A SINGLE THING TO DO WITH MARRING MORE THAN ONE WIFE...lol.
I'll say this again, there is no commandment not to marry more than one wife in the Christian ten commandments. And why don't you go ask Liam in the other thread. Go ask him if among the Christian's 10 commandments if one prohibits the marrying of extra wives. I dare you to do it :)

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#19951 Feb 10, 2013
Dana Robertson wrote:
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You can be as retarded as you wish, I refuse to join you to support a lying, thieving, pervert, pig, and sicko. Maybe you need the company.
lolol....you're a real nut case. You'll chase rumours and second hand information like it's from God himself. But you won't use the brain God gave you to logically and rationally ask questions before you make a judgement call. You prove it's just easier to judge than it is for you to use rational and logic to ask questions. What in the *ell are you so scared of? Why are you so willing to deem rumours and hearsay as fact but you won't address actual evidence as having a meaning?
lol... and than you end such an intelligent reply with calling Smith a "..lying, thieving, pervert, pig, and sicko." like those words are going to hurt Smith or me?..lol...fricking whacko you are...all you prove (once again) is you're good at unintelligent replies where I challenge you to respond in an intelligent fashion.

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#19952 Feb 10, 2013
concerned in Eygpt wrote:
The following are verifiable and demonstrate J.S. was a polygamist and pedophile
WWW.FAMILYSEARCH.ORG (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City)
MORMON POLYGAMY: A HISTORY (Van Wagoner, Signature Books, Salt Lake City, 1989)*
MORMON ENIGMA: EMMA HALE SMITH (Newell & Avery, University of Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago, 1994)*
IN SACRED LONELINESS: THE PLURAL WIVES OF JOSEPH SMITH (Compton, Signature Books, Salt Lake City, 1997)*
DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City)
THE WIVES OF JOSEPH SMITH
Wife Date Age Husband*
Emma Hale Jan 1827 22
Fanny Alger 1833 16
Lucinda Morgan Harris 1838 37 George W. Harris
Louisa Beaman Apr 1841 26
Zina Huntington Jacobs Oct 1841 20 Henry Jacobs
Presendia Huntington Buell Dec 1841 31 Norman Buell
Agnes Coolbrith Jan 1842 33
Sylvia Sessions Lyon Feb 1842 23 Windsor Lyon
Mary Rollins Lightner Feb 1842 23 Adam Lightner
Patty Bartlett Sessions Mar 1842 47 David Sessions
Marinda Johnson Hyde Apr 1842 27 Orson Hyde
Elizabeth Davis Durfee Jun 1842 50 Jabez Durfee
Sarah Kingsley Cleveland Jun 1842 53 John Cleveland
Delcena Johnson Jul 1842 37
Eliza R. Snow Jun 1842 38
Sarah Ann Whitney Jul 1842 17
Martha McBride Aug 1842 37
Ruth Vose Sayers Feb 1843 33 Edward Sayers
Flora Ann Woodworth 1843 16
Emily Dow Partridge Mar 1843 19
Eliza Maria Partridge Mar 1843 22
Almera Johnson Apr 1843 30
Lucy Walker May 1843 17
Sarah Lawrence May 1843 17
Maria Lawrence May 1843 19
Helen Mar Kimball May 1843 14
Hanna Ells 1843 29
Elvira Cowles Holmes Jun 1843 29 Jonathan Holmes
Rhoda Richards Jun 1843 58
Desdemona Fullmer Jul 1843 32
Olive Frost 1843 27
Melissa Lott Sep 1843 19
Nancy M. Winchester 1843 14
Fanny Young Nov 1843 56
Truth Matters
Mormons are not Christians the Bible tells us so.
Smith married 30 + females in a three year period. Five of them could have been his mom so according to your idiocy he had mother issues to? Thirteen of them were near his own age so according to your idiocy we could say he had sister issues.
As I challenged another that likes to think as an idiot instead of with his intelligence, Show proof he had sex with these young girls. Actual evidence, not hearsay, not second hand information. Show a child born by them dead or alive.
You can even use all 30 wives he married in a 3 year period. Show factual evidence where he had sex with just one.
PS...the other idiot tried and failed. There is no factual evidence that Smith had sex with anyone but his own wife Emma. Did Smith have sex with one or more of those wives? We all would think so. Unfortunately there is no proof. All the living descendants claimed to be his by wives other than Emma, DNA proved each was nothing but a rumoured lie. Lies perpetuated for decades and decades as factual evidence. They were all lies. The wife claiming to have the living child lied. The relatives claiming to have known a person that was Smith's descendent from one of the wives liars. All the information written in books for a 100 years claiming to name living descendants of Smith's by the other wives, nothing but perpetuated lies.

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#19953 Feb 10, 2013
concerned in Eygpt wrote:
The OT clearly reveals that Polygamy is not God's will but you would once again have to have done some OT research to know that Truth.
Joseph Smith claimed to be prophet but you don't see Prophets of God in the OT ever ever endorsing Polygamy only denouncing it.
Are you bonkers? God gave David King Saul's wives when Saul died. Maybe you should research to know what the Bible actually teaches.
God allowed Sarah to Give Abraham her hand maid to wife to have a son by.
Moses had more than one wife. So did Solomon. A statement of information from wikipedia for you...
"Many of the Old Testament Prophets and Patriarchs had multiple wives, including Lamech, Abraham, Jacob, Esau, Gideon, Saul, David, Solomon, Rehoboam, Elkanah, Ashur, Abijah and Jehoiada. Some interpretations also suggest Moses had a second wife in Tharbis. Other polygamists identified in the Bible include Ahab, Ahasuerus, Ashur, Belshazzar, Benhadad, Caleb, Eliphaz, Ezra, Jehoiachin, Jehoram, Jerahmeel, Joash, Machir, Manasseh, Mered, Nahor, Simeon, and Zedekiah."
And you claim the OT prophets didn't endorse polygamy when they were polygamists themselves???? What, did they have 'extra' women to show to God's people that having more than one wife was bad and evil and showed having sex with them was called adultery and not to do it???? lolol....yeah right...
concerned in Eygpt

Aberdeen, UK

#19954 Feb 10, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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Smith married 30 + females in a three year period. Five of them could have been his mom so according to your idiocy he had mother issues to? Thirteen of them were near his own age so according to your idiocy we could say he had sister issues.
As I challenged another that likes to think as an idiot instead of with his intelligence, Show proof ...cut for space.
again no surprise you are no surprise once again you offer no footnoted articles or evidence that can be verified.
Unlike my Posts which did and do so once again the sources for all who would like to verify.

WWW.FAMILYSEARCH.ORG (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, Salt Lake City)
MORMON POLYGAMY: A HISTORY (Van Wagoner, Signature Books, Salt
Lake City, 1989)
MORMON ENIGMA: EMMA HALE SMITH (Newell & Avery, University of
Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago, 1994)
IN SACRED LONELINESS: THE PLURAL WIVES OF JOSEPH SMITH
(Compton, Signature Books, Salt Lake City, 1997)
DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, Salt Lake City)

REFERENCES
FS: www.familysearch.org
MP: Mormon Polygamy: A History
ME: Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith
ISL: In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith
DC: Doctrine and Covenants
LIST OF WIVES: FS, ancestral file number 9KGL-W2; ISL, pgs 4 – 8.
EMMA HALE: MEETING, ME pgs 1, 18; MARRIAGE, ME pgs 1, 20; PLATES, ME
pgs 20 – 21, 25; TWINS, ME pgs 39, 43; NEW YORK, ME pgs 45 – 46, 68;
MISSOURI, ME pg 76; MISSISSIPPI RIVER, ME pg 79; REVELATION, DC section
132; SURRENDER, ME pg 158; EXPOSITOR, ME pgs 181, 191; MOURNING, ME pg
197.
FANNY ALGER: MARRIAGE, MP pg 5, ISL pgs 25 – 26, 34, ME pg 66; EMMA, ISL
pgs 34 – 35; RUMORS, MP pgs 6, 10, 85, ME pg 66, ISL pgs 28, 36; INDIANA, ISL
pgs 37, 39, 41.
LUCINDA MORGAN HARRIS: CONVERSION, ISL pg 48; MISSOURI, ISL pg 49,
ME pg 70; MARRIAGE, ISL pg 49; ILLINOIS, ISL pg 50; EXPOSITOR, ISL pg 51,
MOURNING, ME pg 197, ISL pg 43; CIVIL WAR, ISL pg 54.
LOUISA BEAMAN: MEETING, ISL pgs 57 – 58; KIRTLAND/NAUVOO, ISL pgs 58
– 59; THE PRINCIPLE, ISL pg 59, ME pg 95; CEREMONY, MP pgs 6, 23, ME pg 95,
ISL pgs 59 – 60; DEATH, ISL pg 69; PAROWAN, ISL pg 55, MP pg 27.
ZINA HUNTINGTON JACOBS: FIRST PROPOSAL, ISL pgs 77 – 79, MP pg 44;
SECOND PROPOSAL, ISL pgs 80 – 81; MARRIAGE, ISL pgs 81 – 82; HENRY, ISL
pgs 81 – 82; BRIGHAM, ISL pgs 84, 88, 90 – 91, MP pgs 44 – 45.
PRESENDIA HUNTINGTON BUELL: CONVERSION, ISL pgs 117 – 118;
JOSEPH, ISL pgs 122 – 124, MP pg 44; HEBER, ISL pgs 124 – 126; NORMON, ISL pg
129;; COMMEMORATION, ISL pgs 136 – 137.
AGNES COOLBRITH SMITH: KIRTLAND/NAUVOO, ISL pgs 146 – 153;
JOSEPH, ISL pgs 153 – 154; RUMORS, ISL pgs 154 – 155, MP pgs 20 – 21; PICKETT,
ISL pgs 157 – 159; JOSEPH F. SMITH, ISL pgs 166 – 167.
SYLVIA SESSIONS LYON: WINDSOR, ISL pg 177; NAUVOO, ISL pg 178;
JOSEPH, ISL pg 179, MP pgs 45, 47; VISITS, ISL pgs 181, 183; JOSEPHINE, ISL pg
183, MP pg 44.
MARY ROLLINS LIGHTNER: PREPARED, ISL pg 207, ME pg 65; ZIONS
CAMP/ADAM, ISL pgs 210, 211, ME pgs 100 – 101; PROPOSAL, ISL pgs 211 – 212,
MP pg 43, ME pgs 100 – 101; MARRIAGE, ISL pgs 212 – 213, ME pgs 100 – 101;
ARRANGMENT, ISL pg 213, MP pg 43, REMINISCE, ISL pg 226.
cont..
concerned in Eygpt

Aberdeen, UK

#19955 Feb 10, 2013
PATTY BARTLETT SESSIONS: FATHER, ISL pg 172; DAVID, ISL pg 173;
MIDWIFE, ISL pg 171; CONVERSION, ISL pg 175 – 176; JOSEPH, ISL pg 179;
LONESOME, ISL pg 180; DUTIES, ISL pg 179.
MARINDA JOHNSON HYDE: JOHNSON HOME, ISL pg 230; ORSON, ISL pg 232;
JERUSALEM, ISL pg 235; NEW HOME, ISL pgs 235-236; JOSEPH, MP pg 44, ISL
pgs 238, 240 – 241; MID-LIFE, ISL pgs 244, 249; GRANDMOTHER, ISL pg 251.
ELIZABETH DAVIS DURFEE: JABEZ, ISL pg 259; BLESSING, ME pg 110, ISL pg
261; MOTHER IN ISRAEL, ME pgs 109, 137 – 138, MP pg 52, ISL pgs 260 - 262, 406
– 407; CORNELIUS, ISL pgs 264 – 265.
SARAH KINGSLEY CLEVELAND: JOHN, ISL pgs 275 – 276; MISSOURI, ME pg
80, ISL pg 276; NAUVOO, ME pgs 107 – 110, 115, 119, ISL pgs 277, 279;
LEAVING/RETURNING, ME pg 237, ISL pgs 282 – 283.
DELCENA JOHNSON SHERMAN: CONVERSION, ISL pgs 292 – 294;
MISSOURI, ISL pgs 294 – 295; JOSEPH, ISL pgs 293 – 296; ALMON, ISL pgs 298 –
300; UTAH, ISL pg 300.
ELIZA R. SNOW: YOUTH, ISL pgs 308 – 309; KIRTLAND, ISL pg 309; JOSEPH,
ISL pgs 310 – 313, ME pgs 119 – 120, MP pg 31; SMITH HOME, ISL pgs 313 – 314,
ME pgs 122, 133; POEM, ME pg 120; REMOVED, ISL pgs 314 – 316, ME pgs 134 –
137, MP pg 52; GRIEF, ISL pgs 306, 316.
SARAH ANN WHITNEY: REVELATION, ISL pgs 347 – 348; CEREMONY, ISL pg
348; HORACE, ISL pg 349; HIDING, ME pg 125, ISL pgs 349 – 350; KINGSBURY,
ISL pg 351, MP pg 48; HEBER, ISL pg 352.
MARTHA MCBRIDE KNIGHT: VINSON, ISL pgs 365 – 366; NAUVOO, pgs 369 –
370; JOSEPH, ISL pgs 371, 377; UTAH, ISL pgs 364, 371, 380.
RUTH VOSE SAYERS: BOSTON, ISL pg 381; CONVERSION, ISL pg 382;
EDWARD, ISL pgs 382 – 383; JOSEPH, ISL pgs 383 – 384; OBITUARY, ISL pg 386.
FLORA ANN WOODWORTH: MARRIAGE, ISL pgs 389 – 391; EMMA, ME pg
159, ISL pg 388; ORANGE, ISL pg 390; CARLOS, ISL pgs 391 – 392, 394;
KANESVILLE, ISL pg 394.
EMILY DOW PARTRIDGE/ELIZA MARIA PARTRIDGE: SMITH HOME, ISL
pgs 405 – 406, ME pg 89; INTRODUCTION, ISL pg 406, ME pgs 137 – 138, MP pg 52;
DURFEE, ISL pg 407, ME pg 138; INTERVIEW, ISL pgs 407 – 408, ME pgs 138 – 139,
MP pg 52; MARRIAGE, ME pgs 138, 144, ISL pg 298; ELIZA, ME pg 139, MP pg 36,
ISL pgs 408 – 409, 732; REPEAT CEREMONY, ME pgs 140, 143, ISL pg 409, MP pg
52; ALL ENDED, ISL pgs 409 – 411, ME pgs 143, 169, MP pgs 53 – 54; EMMA, ME
pg 145.
ALMERA JOHNSON: GATHERING, ISL pg 295; BENNIE, ISL pgs 295 – 296, ME
pgs 145 – 146; PARABLE, ISL pg 296; STOOD BEFORE HER, ISL pgs 296 – 297;
HYRUM, ISL pg 297; CEREMONY, ISL pgs 297 – 298; MACEDONIA, ISL pg 298,
ME pg 146; REUBEN, ISL pgs 300 – 304.

cont...
concerned in Eygpt

Aberdeen, UK

#19956 Feb 10, 2013
LUCY WALKER: PROPHETS HOME, ME pg 89, ISL pg 461 – 462; PROPOSAL,
ISL pg 463; BITTER CUP, ISL pg 464; COMMAND, ISL pg 464; MARRIAGE, ME pg
139, MP pg 59, ISL pg 465; HEBER, ISL 466 – 467; CONSENT, Journal of Discourses
vol 7 pg 289, ISL pg 457.
SARAH LAWRENCE/MARIA LAWRENCE: JOSEPH’S HOME, ISL pgs 474 –
475; JOSEPH’S CHARACTER, MP pg 33, 36, ISL pg 476; MARRIAGE, ISL pg 475,
479, ME pg 144; WILLIAM LAW, MP pg 66, ISL pg 476; EXPOSITOR, ISL pg 477,
MP pgs 68 – 69.
HELEN MAR KIMBALL: FATHER/DAUGHTER TALK, ISL pgs 497 – 498; LAID
UPON THE ALTER, ISL pgs 498 – 499; ME pg 146; JOSEPH, ISL pg 499, ME pg 146,
MP pg 53; FETTERED DOWN, ISL pg 502, ME pg 166; BE OBEDIENT, ISL pg 503;
PUNISHMENT/VICTORY, ISL pg 510; POEM, ISL pgs 499 – 501.
HANNA ELLS: INTRO, ISL pg 535; MILLINERY, ISL pg 535; MARRIAGE, ISL pgs
537 – 538; TEMPLE, ISL pgs 538 – 539; DEATH, ISL pg 542.
ELVIRA COWLES HOLMES: INTRO, ISL pg 545; JOSEPH’S HOME, ISL pg 546 –
547; POEM, ISL pg 547; JONATHAN, ISL pgs 548, 556; AUSTIN, ISL pgs 549 – 551,
MP pgs 64, 68;
RHODA RICHARDS: RARE BEAUTY, ISL pgs 559 – 560; EBENEZER, ISL pgs
561 – 562; MORMONISM ISL pg 566; JOSEPH, ISL pgs 568 – 569; HAPPY NEW
YEAR, ISL pg 575.
DESDEMONA FULLMER: STOPT, ISL pg 577; MIRTH, ISL pg 579;
PERSECUTIONS, ISL pg 580; JOSEPH HOME, ISL pg 580; DREAM, ME pg 165, ISL
pgs 581 – 582; BIOGRAPHY, ISL pgs 584 – 585.
OLIVE FROST: CONVERSION, ISL pg 588; MISSIONARY, ISL pg 589; JOSEPH,
ISL pgs 589 – 590; TENDER HEART, ISL pg 591; GRIEF, ISL pg 591; DEATH, ISL
pg 592.
MELISSA LOTT: JOSEPH’S HOME, ISL pg 597; PREPARED, ISL pg 597;
MARRIAGE, ISL pgs 348, 597 – 598; PARENTS, ISL pg 598; RELATIONSHIP, ISL
pg 598.
NANCY WINCHESTER: PENNSYLVANIA, ISL pg 605; KIRTLAND, ISL pg 605;
NAUVOO, ISL pg 606; MARRIAGE, ISL pg 606; HEBER, ISL pgs 604, 606; UTAH,
ISL pg 607 – 608.
FANNY YOUNG: FAMILY, ISL pgs 609, 611; TRUE SAINT, ISL pg 613;
ROSWELL, ISL pgs 613 – 615; JOSEPH, Journal of Discourses vol 16 pgs 166 – 167,
ISL pgs 615 – 617

The whole anchelotta is at http://www.wivesofjosephsmith.org/PDFBooklet/...
concerned in Eygpt

Aberdeen, UK

#19957 Feb 10, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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Are you bonkers? God gave David King Saul's wives when Saul died. Maybe you should research to know what the Bible actually teaches.
God allowed Sarah to Give Abraham her hand maid to wife to have a son by.
Moses had more than one wife. So did Solomon. A statement of information from wikipedia for you...
"Many of the Old Testament Prophets and Patriarchs had multiple wives, including Lamech, Abraham, Jacob, Esau, Gideon, Saul, David, Solomon, Rehoboam, Elkanah, Ashur, Abijah and Jehoiada. Some interpretations also suggest Moses had a second wife in Tharbis. Other polygamists identified in the Bible include Ahab, Ahasuerus, Ashur, Belshazzar, Benhadad, Caleb, Eliphaz, Ezra, Jehoiachin, Jehoram, Jerahmeel, Joash, Machir, Manasseh, Mered, Nahor, Simeon, and Zedekiah."
And you claim the OT prophets didn't endorse polygamy when they were polygamists themselves???? What, did they have 'extra' women to show to God's people that having more than one wife was bad and evil and showed having sex with them was called adultery and not to do it???? lolol....yeah right...
Wow way to take me out of context and build another straw man

I said endorse polygamy

So again what prophet claimed it was God's will to practice Polygamy.

You can go thru the OT and find Many prophets of God Sinning.

David killed his best friend to be a Polygamist and marry Bathsheba, by your logic thats ok too. you truly are a nutter.

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#19958 Feb 10, 2013
concerned in Eygpt wrote:
For more verifible evidence of J.S. wives some who were still legally married to other men (making J.S. and adultry to boot) goto.
http://www.wivesofjosephsmith.org/PDFBooklet/...
http://www.wivesofjosephsmith.org/
2. What do Latter-day Saint churches believe and teach about polygamy today?
3. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints praises the "balanced analysis" in the book: "In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith".
4. Did Joseph Smith have children by his plural wives? DNA research may be providing answers.
5. Why Did Joseph Smith Practice Polygamy? Apostle John A. Widtsoe discusses some common misconceptions.
6. Who created this website, and why? Excerpts from readers emails and responses.
7. Was it common in the 1800's for teenage girls to marry? U.S. Census Data and social research explain marriage patterns of the last 200 years
No closest needed No Surprise.
So boo Surprise
Truth Matters
First, Smith never preformed a "legal" marriage to any woman. Therefore his 'marriages' to these women were about as legal as you marrying yourself to your favourite room.
Smith was only legally married to one woman. That is why he was never arrested for bigamy. If you read the history of Smith during his polygamous years, you will note he was taken to courts for almost any charge he could be charged with except bigamy. There was no proof he was married to any one but Emma. And not a single wife had a child to be used to prove adultery and proof bigamy took place.
I don't know about you, but I like evidence. Did Smith commit bigamy by the act of intercourse which produced one or more children to prove beyond doubt he was a bigamist? No. Thirty plus women in three years and not a single one can be proved to have had even an abortion or a still born infant. Yet Smith and Emma kept popping out the kids with no problem. Yet in a three year period with having sex with over thirty women for probably hundreds of times and he doesn't score a single solitary kid.
Yet his elders he gave permission to have multiple wives, they were having still born deaths and living children while Smith was alive.
I guess by your logic, we could just lamely say Smith choose the wrong 30+ women because he sure the heck wasn't infertile.
Oh, and then get this one. This is a real gasser! So Smith dies and most all his wives remarry legally and illegally and suddenly miracles of miracles, with their new husband they start popping out kids left and right! Three years with Smith and 30 women remain childless. After being married a year to their new husband and they just start popping out the kids.
Yeah, only an idiot would believe that just maybe Smith married those wives for something else besides sex :)

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#19959 Feb 10, 2013
concerned in Eygpt wrote:
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again no surprise you are no surprise once again you offer no footnoted articles or evidence that can be verified.
Unlike my Posts which did and do so once again the sources for all who would like to verify.
I wasn't disputing that Smith did 'his own' marriages to over 30 women in three years. I stated not a single one was a marriage that was legally recognized by any state in the union. Understand?
We can claim Smith married other men's wives all we want. But legally he never did it. If he had legally married another woman in a court house he would have been guilty of bigamy. Understand?
We can say he married a thousand women. But unless it was done by the power and the authority of what ever state they were in, the marriage was a 'fake', a 'fraud','a pretend event','a thing of wishful thinking'. Understand?
Smith was legally married to one woman and pretended to be married to thirty plus other women. Get the difference? Talking like Smith was actually married to those thirty plus women as if they were legal marriages, I don't care who states it, is a stupid thing to say in my opinion.

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Since: Oct 08

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#19960 Feb 10, 2013
concerned in Eygpt wrote:
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Wow way to take me out of context and build another straw man
I said endorse polygamy
So again what prophet claimed it was God's will to practice Polygamy.
You can go thru the OT and find Many prophets of God Sinning.
David killed his best friend to be a Polygamist and marry Bathsheba, by your logic thats ok too. you truly are a nutter.
You should really read both sides of the story before you jump on one version and claim it's the truth. Just saying.
By the way, you don't remember what you said so I'll paste your own words :)
"With Regards to the old Testament and Polygamy the OT is quite Clear it was not God's will nor does he command anyone in the OT to have more than one wife in Fact the Word of God clearly states that it was King David's Polygamy that lead to his demise. The OT clearly reveals that Polygamy is not God's will but you would once again have to have done some OT research to know that Truth."
So I didn't take you way out of context. You said it wasn't God's for any one in the OT to have more than one wife. But in fact it states God gave David King Saul's wives after his death. Most would say that's God endorsing polygamy, a man having more than one wife. And David had married a few women prior to Bathsheba. And in that time period before Bathsheba while marrying those women, David was called a man of God and a righteous man. The OT disagrees with your opinion and that's not a straw man argument.
Also, these prophets and leaders of God all had polygamous marriages: Lamech, Abraham, Jacob, Esau, Gideon, Saul, David, Solomon, Rehoboam, Elkanah, Ashur, Abijah and Jehoiada. Is it your opinion God was allowing these men to be both prophets and leaders while sinning by having more than one wife? Seems a strange thing to do by God according to your logic to allow a man to have such a lofty position and be a wilful sinner at the same time.

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#19961 Feb 10, 2013
concerned in Eygpt wrote:
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... blah, blah, blah...
You are a grade A idiot... you sound like at least one of the other regulars here.

You have great copy paste skills... you should be proud.

sportxmouse

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#19962 Feb 10, 2013
Dana Robertson wrote:
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The "other" sheep were the gentiles.
<quoted text>
... blah, blah, blah...
-Whom was the Bible testifies of in John and Isaiah, if not about those regarding The Book of Mormon?

-THE GOSPEL is doing just as what was prophesied of bring the other sheep into one fold, and one shepherd. The Church of Jesus Christ is the fastest growing church in the world... and the church is spreading to all over the earth.

John 10:15-16

15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

-YOU know the facts about the learned man not being able to read the Book of Mormon before it was translated. YOU know he said I cannot read it. Yet, Joseph Smith a young man with minimal education and wealth was able to... and he said I am not learned.

Isaiah 29:11-14

11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

-JS endured many trials and hardships because he did as he was instructed by the Lord. It does not matter if you believe if or not... God said it was so, and it is so.

sportxmouse

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#19963 Feb 10, 2013
Dana Robertson wrote:
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Emma
... blah, blah, blah...
I don't know what words were used in their personal conversation... though you have it down word for word in your quotes you posted.

I do know Emma was against polygamy... many women are. The majority of the European Subcontinent refused it flat out; EVEN THOUGH polygamy is Biblical.

No matter how you argue it, you can not prove with your anti-Mormon books, or links, or repeated - refurbished - babble that drains out of your heads into your posts.

I wonder whom the Lord was referring to in:

Isaiah 29:13-14

13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
ConcernedEnoughT oGOOGLEiT

Live Oak, CA

#19964 Feb 10, 2013
concerned in Eygpt wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow way to take me out of context and build another straw man
I said endorse polygamy
So again what prophet claimed it was God's will to practice Polygamy.
You can go thru the OT and find Many prophets of God Sinning.
David killed his best friend to be a Polygamist and marry Bathsheba, by your logic thats ok too. you truly are a nutter.
Actually God instructed Abraham: the father of all the Abrahamic religions, Jews, Christians, Muslims,
to take another woman who was considered, as less legally so,
than a wife, to give him a child; even though for whatever
apparently political reasons the woman couldn't inherit.
Claim to not know of this is the work of a posturing bullshoot from word one.
Moses: the man prepared by God, to invent,
the sole national consciousness of selection by God,
to live for God,
in so many things he told them how many tassles
they had permission to put on clothes,
directed the setting up of a of a National tribal leadership He orchestrated through fantastic miracles -
to defy the entire regional crossroads politics till the END of the WORLD, one day:
Yes that Moses:
he had at least one more wife.
==========
GOOGLE JEWISH POLYGAMY and then try to explain to us your 1500s bible is more authentic than their 1500 BC or whenever Abraham and his additional concubine if not a wife.
Tell the Jews they didn't practice polygamy from the earliest days of a national Israelite law.
They'll laugh in your face.
==========
Acceptance of polygamy or not is no proof you're a people of God; indeed, rejection of it is proof your people think they have a better way than whoever told Abraham;
than whoever told Moses:
==========
than whoever told every Jew ever born before the year 1,000 or so, he better polygamously marry his deceased brother's wife and raise up a family to that man, if need be.
==========
There were other mandates on taking plural women as personal protectorates and inheritors of men's legacies.
==========
The very society Jesus Christ set up to select men after his own heart was famously polygamous as mentioned briefly in your edited version of the ways Jews lived then;
but, as I said, I Googled "Jews Polygamy" and you're revealed an insolent insulter of the God who sent you Jesus Christ, your Father
in Heaven. Just pure evil.
Your "posturing ignoratti" costume
has too many holes to justify claiming to think you're anything but some fanatical
troll.
When you start discussing Jewish history and lying like that, it's as easy
to check as Bing/Google.
That's how I found most of that out.
So if you had really wanted to be involved in any truth telling,
you wouldn't have shown up
lying through your teeth
that even conceptually,
it might somehow be anything but
bald faced lying
without regard
for God above,
to
claim
to
"not know."
You sound like a Canadian environmental wacko screaming about Climate Sin.
You had better grow up.
Unless you can certify all that documentation on GOOGLE/BING is none of God's most critical characters having not just multiple wives but multiple women,
you're the one who's the pathological liar, nutter.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#19966 Feb 10, 2013
John Dehlin, an active member, did a study for the church to dispel the 5 myths of why the LDS leave.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch...

sportxmouse

“Duty is a Privilege!”

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#19967 Feb 10, 2013
NoMo wrote:
John Dehlin, an active member, did a study for the church to dispel the 5 myths of why the LDS leave.
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch...
lol... YOU TUBE evidence.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#19968 Feb 10, 2013
sportxmouse wrote:
<quoted text>lol... YOU TUBE evidence.
Lol...it's good enough for the apostles. They've watched it too

“Good day to you!”

Since: Oct 08

Earth

#19970 Feb 10, 2013
concerned in Eygpt wrote:
<quoted text>
again no surprise you are no surprise once again you offer no footnoted articles or evidence that can be verified.
Unlike my Posts which did and do so once again the sources for all who would like to verify.
You seem intelligent but you speak like a whacko, just repeating the same things over and over and over. You do have something different to say besides pasting the same information I told you I wasn't disputing of him having 30 to 50 'pretend' and 'non-legal' marriages?
Let's go over this for you.
God set forth prophets and leaders.
Many of those most notable prophets and leaders engaged in polygamy.
But you stated God didn't support polygamy.
Yet we know on one occasion God gave David, a righteous man, a man of God (before he became king) the wives of King Saul. Now consider that. God, who you claimed is against polygamy, who you claimed didn't support polygamy, engaged David to be a polygamous leader.
And that means nothing to you? Why am I not surprised :)

“Good day to you!”

Since: Oct 08

Earth

#19972 Feb 10, 2013
concerned in Eygpt wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow way to take me out of context and build another straw man
I said endorse polygamy
So again what prophet claimed it was God's will to practice Polygamy.
You can go thru the OT and find Many prophets of God Sinning.
David killed his best friend to be a Polygamist and marry Bathsheba, by your logic thats ok too. you truly are a nutter.
"And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things."
2 Samuel 12:8.

The above is God speaking to David after David had Uriah killed so he could have Bathsheba.
Now note that God stated what all of King Saul's that God had given to David, including the word "wives". To have given David "wives" and than to state if those things hadn't been enough and if David had wished for more, God would have given him more, including "more wives", that is God ENDORSING the act of POLYGAMY.
And no prophet had to claim anything about polygamy. If polygamy had been against the will of God, not a single prophet/leader would have had more than one wife IF, they trully were obeying God's commandments so they would remain a "prophet and or leader" of God's people. Righteousness before God allowed them to be a prophet/leader. If polygamy was against the will of God, God would have taken them away from their position as a prophet/leader. But he did no such thing.
And not a single prophet/leader was ever accused of by God as sinning because they had more than one wife. Never said in a single verse.
The only prophet/leader that was said to have did "ill" because of the wives he had was Solomon. And that was because Solomon had went beyond having the wives God allowed him to have. Solomon began to marry women of his own choosing and their theistic beliefs turned Solomon from the Lord.
A little reading really goes a long way, just saying :)

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