Book of Mormon,
Mosiah Chapter 11:2
“For behold, he did not keep the commandments of God, but he did walk after the desires of his own heart, and he had many wives and concubines, and eh did cause his people to commit sin, and to that which was abominable in the sight of the Lord. Yea, and they did commit whoredoms and all manner of wickedness. “
Today Mormons try to justify their early practice of polygamy by pointing to examples in the Bible. Tell you the truth I’m a bit sympathetic to that argument. I normally refrain from debating with Mormons about polygamy, it just is not condemned in the Bible. Whether it is the ideal that God wants for man is another thing to be debated completely. But arguing over whether the Bible permits it or not is not going to be fruitful. More time might be spent on presenting Christ as he is revealed in the Bible. Christ makes Christians, not monogamy.
However, I do want to ask. Why if in the book of Mormon Polygamy is condemned, is it so tenaciously defended in the History of Mormonism.? Why was it not o.k. for King Noah, and called an abomination, but when Joseph Smith calls for it, it is accepted as godly? It goes to show that the Mormons have never believed in the Book of Mormon. It has never been for them a guide for morals and doctrine. So why then do they want everyone to read it and have warm fuzzies?