1835 D&C section 101, last edition while Joseph Smith was alive. The only major church that removed it was the LDS church. It states one man and one wife, to marry in public where everyone can see it, and that polygamy is a crime.
1835 Doctrine and Covenants was voted on as a commandment UNAMIMOUSLY.
1835 Doctrine and Covenants General Assembly: Votes
Joseph Smith modified journal entry.
Below is a great screen shot from Hemlock Knots, showing how Brigham Young and the rest of the history revisionist could not make up their minds in how to modify 05 Aug 1843, complete with links so you can see for yourself.
Jacob IsBell has recently awoken to the fact that Joseph Smith only faught against polygamy and has started a YouTube channel Disciple Of Christ. So far he has not shared anything I have not already come across. But the videos I have watched from him, he has brought a renewed spirit and vigor to the subject. I enjoyed his 2 Nephi 28:28 video, where he shares how his stake president hands were trembling while talking about this subject.
Here are somethings I have written on the subject.
At the bottom of this slightly annotated 1835 Doctrine and Covenants General Assembly: Votes it shows how everyone voted for monogamy.
2 Nephi (LDS 14:1) (RLDS 8:65) (Isaiah 4:1) And in that day seven [flee seven ways see Deuteronomy 28:25] women [churches] shall take hold of one man [Yeshua/Jesus], saying, We will eat our own bread [word/oral traditions], and wear our own apparel [righteousness]: only let us be called by thy name [no scripture where a woman is called by her husband’s name], to take away our reproach [sin see Proverbs 14:34].
Abraham 3:22-23 Chiasmus
For those who believe monogamy is YHWH plan for men and women and that polygamy is an abomination unto YHWH, at first glance Alma (LDS 10:11) (RLDS 8:16-17) could be a bit of a stumbling block, but with a little investigation and thought we will learn it’s not.
In conclusion the fact that LDS supposed D&C 132:40 contradicts so many verses in the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants, I take this verse as another example and evidance that the LDS supposed D&C 132:40 is not from YHWH through Joseph Smith but a concoction of Brigham Young and his cohorts.
MUCH vs ALL in LDS D&C 130:40
Brings out how 2 Nephi (LDS 28:8) (RLDS 12:10-11) states that one thing is wrong and the supposed LDS D&C 132:26 says it is good, and actually a blessing for entering inot polygamy.
2 Nephi 28:8 vs LDS D&C 132:26
Brings out how the Noahites/Limhites could not escape the consequences of polygamy just like the LDS / Brighamite church can’t escape it either.
The BoM teaches something different about sealings than what the LDS church does.
This is the sealing power, to pronounce what heaven has already been decreed, because those who have the sealing power will do nothing with it except what the Father wants done. We know Nephi “sought [God’s] will and to keep [God’s] commandments” because God attributed this to Nephi in Helaman (LDS 10:4) (RLDS 3:115-116). In the next verse God adds more emphasis to this idea, “for thou [Nephi] shalt not ask that which is contrary to my will” Helaman (LDS 10:5) (RLDS 3:117).
Some things I have mentioned in recorded Scripture Studys:
LDS supposed D&C 132:1 contradicts that we need to have real intent to receive answers in pray when remembering the supposed story of Joseph Smith being told by an angel with a flaming sword to practice it or die, beceause Joseph Smith was not going to.
Scripture Study 2020-05-23 YouTube (mp3 OneDrive)
Some about Polygamy in the last half of Jacob 2 and the Reed Smoot case.
Scriptures Study 2020-09-16 YouTube (mp3 OneDrive)
I recently came across The Iron Rod Podcast and the two episodes on Polygamy are some of the best I’ve ever come across on the subject.
Iron Rod 010 – What the scriptures say and don’t say about polygamy
Iron Rod 011 – Testing Section 132
Articles from Alan Rock Waterman:
Why I’m Abandoning Polygamy
Why Mormon History Is Not What They Say
Go Ahead And Skip That Temple Wedding
The Real Threat To Traditional Marriage
The Real Threat To Traditional Marriage, Part Two: Rethinking Rights
The Real Threat To Traditional Marriage, Part Three: Betrayal
On The High Road To Apostasy
Joseph Smith and Polygamy: Persistence of a Myth
Video from Nephite Explorer
Origins of LDS Polygamy: Samuel Smith & Orson Hyde’s Missionary Journals Among the Cochranites
Interview w/ Whitney Horning, Author of “Joseph Smith Revealed: A Faithful Telling”
Samuel Smith’s & Orson Hyde’s Missionary Journals – Cochranites
Early while waking up to the problems in the stories I grew up with. I realized that those who claimed to believe in Joseph Smith as a prophet were saying he was a liar and that YHWH told him to lie. If you believed that Joseph Smith was a liar how could you believe anything that Joseph Smith said or anything YHWH said as claiming YHWH told him to lie is making YHWH a liar Himself.
2 Nephi (LDS 9:34) (RLDS 6:68) Wo unto the liar, for he shall be thrust down to hell.
2 Nephi (LDS 26:32-33) (RLDS 11:110-115)
32 And again, the Lord God hath commanded that men should not murder; that they should not lie; that they should not steal; that they should not take the name of the Lord their God in vain; that they should not envy; that they should not have malice; that they should not contend one with another; that they should not commit whoredoms; and that they should do none of these things; for whoso doeth them shall perish. 33 For none of these iniquities come of the Lord;
Joseph Smith story was consistent. Brigham Young’s story has inconsistencies in it. Who are you going to believe?
Joseph and Brigham: Truth vs. Lies
Brigham Young the Father of Mormon Polygamy
Some great book on the subject.
The Exoneration of Emma, Joseph & Hyrum: Part One (kindle) (Synopsis (backup))
Joseph Smith Fought Polygamy: How Men Nearest the Prophet Attached Polygamy to His Name in Order to Justify Their Own Polygamous Crimes
Joseph Smith Fought Polygamy, Vol. 2
JOSEPH SMITH FOUGHT POLYGAMY – Vol. 3
Joseph Smith Revealed: A Faithful Telling: Exploring an Alternate Polygamy Narrative
DefendingJosephSmith.org – Facebook Group
132 Problems: Revisiting Mormon Polygamy
Other great resources:
Why is the Temple Lot Suit important?
LDS D&C 132 Writing Style Analysis by Enid DeBarthe (backup)
Joseph Smith’s Monogamy: Exploring a Counter-narrative Regarding Plural Marriage (backup)
Polygamy and the Book of Jacob
Church History Research: Emma vs Brigham: Who Was Lying?
First LDS Polygamist: Joseph or Brigham?
Removing the Stain of Polygamy from the Restoration
Virtue Will Triumph – Emma Smith
Is Polygamy a True Law of God?
Jeremy Hoop’s talk in Joseph Smith Restoration Conference 2019, Afternoon Session, 00H45M37S – 01H37M37S
Just One Wife: Is Polygamy of the LORD?
Polygamy in the Book of Mormon
Are You Calling Joseph Smith a Liar?
Polygamy Statements Conflict with LDS D&C 132
Uncle Dale’s: Readings in Early Mormon History
Polygamy (not) in the Book of Mormon – LDS Freedom Forum
Joseph Smith apparently was not Josephine Lyon’s father, Mormon History Association speaker says
The Official Petition to Remove Polygamous Section 132 from the Doctrine and Covenants and Reinstate Section 101 in its Original Form
Hand writing changed – Joseph Smith Papers
1890 Census Records Destroyed by Fire
Schuyler Colfax’s conversation with Brigham Young
NO NEED FOR EVIDENCE WHEN UTAH MORMONS SMEAR JOSEPH SMITH WITH POLYGAMY
My interview with the Coldwater Stake Presidency
Mormon Polygamy Hoax. A foul Crime Against Women
Joseph Smith – Honest Seer or Lying Polygamist
Nauvoo Era Patriarchal Blessings Undermine D&C 132
Resources regarding DNA:
No DNA Official Response Video
DNA Helps Solve a Historical Question about Joseph Smith
Resolving a 150-year-old paternity case in Mormon history using DTC autosomal DNA testing of distant relatives (backup)
Resolving a 150-year-old paternity case in Mormon history using DTC autosomal DNA testing of distant relatives
DNA Rules out Joseph Smith has descendants from polygamist wives
DNA Solves a Joseph Smith Mystery
Joseph Smith DNA Revealed: New Clues from the Prophet’s Genes
Not related to Joseph Smith, but a good article regarding research that was done regarding sexual activities.
Why Sexual Morality May be Far More Important than You Ever Thought