Why We Practice Plural Marriage

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Published at the Juvenile Instructor Office, 1884 - Marriage - 72 pages
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Page 58 - If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him.
Page 49 - Christians should keep habitually in mind their state and character previous to conversion ; " that they should often look to the rock whence they were hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence they were dug.
Page 15 - Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughterin-law against her mother-in-law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
Page 8 - ... and one only path between them both, even between the fire and the water, so small that there could but one man go there at once. If this city now were given unto a man for an inheritance, if he 32 never shall pass the danger set before it, how shall he receive this inheritance?
Page 8 - There is also another thing; a city is builded, and set upon a broad field, and is full of all good things: the entrance thereof is narrow, and is set in a dangerous place to fall, like as if there were a fire on the right hand, and on the left a deep water: and one only path between them both, even between the fire and the water, so small that there could but one man go there at once.
Page 29 - ... all the sins, physical and moral, against man and God, I know of none so utterly to be condemned as the very common one of the destruction of the child while yet in the womb of the mother. So utterly repugnant is it, that I can scarcely express the loathing with which I approach the subject. Murder...
Page 59 - ... morning sun, so did her sorrow and the groveling things of earth vanish away. "Before her was illustrated the order of celestial marriage, in all its beauty and glory, together with the great exaltation and honor it would confer upon her in that immortal and celestial sphere, if she would accept it and stand in her place by her husband's side. She also saw the woman he had taken to wife, and contemplated with joy the va/st and boundless love and union which this order would bring about, as well...
Page 8 - Because for their sakes I made the world : and when Adam transgressed My statutes, then was decreed that now is done. (12) Then were the entrances of this world made narrow, full of sorrow and travail : they are but few and evil, full of perils, and very painful.
Page 29 - We can forgive the poor deluded girl — seduced, betrayed, abandoned — who, in her wild frenzy, destroys the mute evidence of her guilt. We have only sympathy and sorrow for her. But for the married shirk who disregards her divinely-ordained duty, we have nothing but contempt, even if she be the lordly woman of fashion, clothed in purple and fine linen. If glittering gems adorn her person, within there is foulness and squalor.
Page 29 - Murder! — murder in cold blood, without cause, of an unknown child; one's nearest relative; in fact, part of one's very being; actually having, not only one's own blood in its being, but that blood momentarily interchanging! Good God! Does it seem possible that such depravity can exist in a parent's breast — in a mother's heart! "'Tis for no wrong that it has committed that its sweet life is so cruelly taken away. Its coming is no disgrace; its creation was not in sin, but — its mother 'don't...

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