Specific restrictions listed by God prohibiting certain sexual practices.

Genesis 21:8-14;  Deuteronomy 17:17


God commanded men not to multiply wives.

The Bible Teaches that:


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LDS Church Teaches:

Church leaders are to have only one wife.

Leviticus 18:6-22;  Leviticus 20:10-23


Joseph Smith taught that polygamy was commanded by God in 1843 then after the US Government started laying down the law in 1890, they were commanded not to practice polygamy.

1 Timothy 3:2, 12;  Titus 1:5-6

God never commanded polygamy - it was devised by man.

Prophet Brigham Young taught that when Adam came into the Garden of Eden, he brought Eve, one of his wives, with him.

Genesis 4:19, 23-24;  Genesis 6:1-2, 5;  Genesis 16:1-6; Genesis 26:34-35;  Genesis 29:16-30;  Genesis 30:1-4, 9;  Ecclesiastes 2:7, 11, 17


Now hear it, O inhabitants of the earth, Jew and Gentile, Saint and sinner! When our father Adam came into the garden of Eden, he came into it with a celestial body, and brought Eve, one of his wives, with him.     Read more...


God emphasized monogamy in marriage.

Genesis 2:18, 24;  Matthew 19:4-6;  1 Corinthians 7:1-2; Ephesians 5:22-33


Joseph Smith taught that plural marriage is REQUIRED for men and women to obtain exaltation and to become gods.