Testimony of Important Witnesses as Given in the Proceedings Before the Committee on Privileges and Elections of the United States Senate; In the Matter of the Protest Against the Right of Hon. Reed Smoot, a Senator from the State of

Testimony of Important Witnesses as Given in the Proceedings Before the Committee on Privileges and Elections of the United States Senate; In the Matter of the Protest Against the Right of Hon. Reed Smoot, a Senator from the State of

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...keeping from all Intercourse with the other sex. This opinion divided itself into many sects, and gave great trouble to the church before It was discountenanced. Still second marriages were held infamous, and called no better than lawful whoredom. Nay, they were not ashamed to write, that, a man's first wife being dead, it was adultery and not marriage to take another. Amidst all this, polygamy must necessarily receive the severest anathema." (Page 291.) "So far from Jesus Christ ever condemning polygamy, which as a new lawgiver he is supposed to have done, he never mentioned it during the whole course of his ministry, but left that, as he had all other moral actions of men, upon the footing of that law under which he was made, and to which he. for us men, and for our salvation, became subject and obedient unto death. (Page 306.) "Our chief reformers, Luther, Melancthon, Bucer, Zuingllus, etc., after a solemn consultation at Wittemberg, on the question 'whether for a man to have two wives at once, was contrary to the divine law?' answered unanimously 'that it was not'--and on this authority, Philip the Landgrave of Hesse actually married a second wife, his first being alive." (Page 212.) The language of this council was "The Gospel hath neither recalled nor forbid what was permitted In the law of Moses with respect to marriage." "We do not worship the same God which the Jews did, or the God we worship doth not disallow nor disapprove polygamy." (Page 289.) "Josephus says it was the custom of the Jews to live with a plurality of wives--the custom of their country derived from their fathers." (Page 392.) "The Jews and Greeks were wont to be married to two or three, and even more wives together....show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 463g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236574222
  • 9781236574220