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:
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.