Well, I have several problems, one, is a 37 year old man that marries two teen age orphans that he and his wife took in their home, have sex with them in the home, and then remarry them in front of his wife who was pressured into allowing it…and then claiming it was from God, all under the pretense that he himself will become a God, by do this and other things God commands.
All early Nauvoo was in secret. I feel sorry for Emma in many respects, and even more so with the many polygamous wives that were abused by JS’s actions and teachings.
Actually so do I, it must have been a true test for here, even to the point JS received revelation for both him and her regarding how they should act to polygamy. I also admit it was not shared in early Nauvoo...
Another issue I have, is both you and DB comparing Joseph to King David and other, I assume OT, Kings and Patriarchs..just like DB compared Joseph to Jesus Christ last week. Again that feeds the God complex that many male members struggle with…and are just too embarrassed to out right admit.
We all understand it's embarrassing to you... we look at it as revelation and not that unusual for one who was taught it has most likely happened from the time of Adam... no scripture is available for me to source that. God Complex is your lable, never thought of it that way and don't know to many members who suffer from it... those who leave may, I don't know for sure since they leave for a litany of different reasons.
Think about this…David asked for forgiveness for his sins. He certainly did not believe he had sex with women, and committed adultery and murder for a reward, let alone a reward to become a GOD!!! Even LDS theology teaches david was and is struggling wits is sin, and many saints believe he is not saved because of his sins. Yet JS taught polygamy was a Covenant to become a God and that it was a commandment, and NOT a sin. David’s story is one of redemption by forgiveness because of his sin and asking for forgiveness…Joseph’s adultery was a way to Godhood and called an Everlasting Covenant according to LDS scripture.
Your speculating good buddy, you do not know the mind or knowledge of King David...
If Joseph is rewarded Godhood because he committed adultery…Ralf, then I suppose that you believe King David also committed adultery as a commandment and it was a good thing? Did you even bother to read and think out what Db wrote And compare King David’s sins, with Jospeh Smiths obedience to God (as it is taught in section 132 and other places)?
Two different issues and you know it... you know why King David was accused by a prophet of God as to his sin against God... you were once Mormon and were taught the difference...