Was Joseph Smith qualified to lead God’s people?

ldsjosephemma

bcard-download

postcard-download

“A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife…”—1 Timothy 3:2

“…ordain elders in every city… If any be blameless, the husband of one wife…” —Titus 1:5-6

“Behold, David and Solomon truly had many wives and concubines, which thing was abominable before me, saith the Lord.” —Jacob 2:24, Book of Mormon

Mormon historians admit Joseph Smith married 33 women in addition to Emma – 10 teenagers, 11 taken from living husbands:

1. Fanny Alger 16 12. Sarah Kingsley Cleveland 53* 23. Sarah Lawrence 17
2. Lucinda Morgan Harris 37* 13. Delcena Johnson 37 24. Maria Lawrence 19
3. Louisa Beaman 26 14. Eliza R. Snow 38 25. Helen Mar Kimball 14
4. Zina Huntington Jacobs 20* 15. Sarah Ann Whitney 17 26. Hanna Ells 29
5. Presendia Huntington Buell 31* 16. Martha McBride Knight 37 27. Elvira Cowles Holmes 29*
6. Agnes Coolbrith 33 17. Ruth Vose Sayers 33* 28. Rhoda Richards 58
7. Sylvia Sessions Lyon 23* 18. Flora Ann Woodworth 16 29. Desdemona Fullmer 32
8. Mary Rollins Lightner 23* 19. Emily Dow Partridge 19 30. Olive Frost 27
9. Patty Bartlett Sessions 47* 20. Eliza Maria Partridge 22 31. Melissa Lott 19
10. Marinda Johnson Hyde 27* 21. Almera Johnson 30 32. Nancy Winchester 14
11. Elizabeth Davis Durfee 50* 22. Lucy Walker 17 33. Fanny Young 56

 

* Living Husbands: George W. Harris, Henry Jacobs, Norman Buell, Windsor Lyon, Adam Lightner, David Sessions, Orson Hyde, Jabez Durfee, John Cleveland, Edward Sayers,
Jonathan Holmes

“…let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband…”—1 Corinthians 7:2

LEARN MORE AT:

bullets The Wives of Joseph Smith 

bullets Joseph Smith Jr 34 Wives at Manti Sharing their Stories. Mormons STUNNED!

Print Friendly

This post is also available in: Portuguese (Portugal) Spanish Twi