Plural Marriage Quotes

Brigham Young:

“The only men who become Gods, even the sons of God, are those who enter into polygamy. (JD 11:268)

Heber C. Kimball:

Plurality is a law which God established for his elect before the world was formed, for a continuation of seeds forever. (Mill. Star 28:190)

“You might as well deny “Mormonism” and turn away from it, as to oppose the plurality of wives. Let the Presidency of this Church and the Twelve Apostles and all the authorities unite and say with one voice that they will oppose that doctrine and the whole of them would be damned. What are you opposing it for? It is a principle that God has revealed for the salvation of the human family. (JD 5:203)

Joseph F. Smith:

“This doctrine of plural marriage is one of the most important doctrines ever revealed to man. Without it, man would come to a full stop; without it we never could be exalted to associate with and become Gods, neither could we attain to the power of eternal increase.” (JD 21:10)

John Taylor:

“We have been taught and conscientiously believe that plural marriage is as much a part of our religion as faith, repentance and baptism.” (Life of John Taylor, p. 357)

William Clayton:

“From him (Joseph Smith), I learned that the doctrine of plural and celestial marriage is the most holy and important doctrine ever revealed to man on the earth and without obedience to that principle, no man can ever attain to the fullness of exaltation in celestial glory, (Historical Records, 6:226)

George Teasdale:

“I bear my solemn testimony that plural marriage is as true as any principle that has been revealed from the heavens. I bear my testimony that it is a necessity, and that the Church of Christ in its fullness, never existed without it. (JD 25:21)

Orson Pratt:

“The Latter-Day Saints have embraced the doctrine of the plurality of wives as part of their religious faith. We will show you that is is incorporated as a part of our religion and necessary for our exaltation to the fullness of the Lord’s glory in the eternal world.” (JD 1:54)