Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar did not enjoy the exceptional commandment to create a plural family. The Bible makes that really clear. This was the first major test that Abraham had in order to prove that he was willing to do anything that the Lord commanded him. Abraham didn’t want to marry Hagar and have a child with her or else he would have done so sooner. He wanted to be married to Sarah and have a child with her but the Lord prolonged that event in order to test their faith and teach them about sacrifice. As a result of their obedience…they were blessed with Isaac in miracle like fashion.
Unfortunately…Abraham and Sarah were not yet done being tested. Abraham was once again being asked to disobey a general law in order to obey an exceptional law. The Lord tells him to take his son Isaac to Mt Moriah, to bind him, and to sacrifice him.
If plural marriage is a painful sacrifice for all of the good parties involved…then why would the Lord require it to continue in the Celestial kingdom. Why would God condemn the practice of plural marriage so strongly…even calling it “abominable” if it was in fact a celestial law. Because based on these scriptures…the “sacrifice” is eventually brought to an end so that happiness can be restored as it was with Abraham
The Mormon god is such a dick.
Speaking of dicks, in simple terms, the test was not upon Joe to put his dick into many vaginas. No the test was for #1 Emma to know her husband is screwing many other women and #2 these women knew that Joe was screwing many other women and his only legal wife.
This any Mormon male who defends Joseph's infidelity and abuse of women deserves to be a tool of LDS Inc. I do feel sorry for his wife, as she like the others is the one who must swallow her angst conjured up by thoughts of sharing Greg with another lady in the ward.
It is quite possible that many men look around the ward and think, "I'd take her for a second, and her for a third.." and so on
The poor wives look around the ward at the other women and wonder, "Could I share my husband with her? or her? or that hot little 19 year old?"