I always seem to come back to Rough Stone Rolling. The topic starts with Polygamy & Polyandry and the justification.
The Author, Richard Lyman Bushman says on Pg 440,
.He (JS) did not lust for women so much as he lusted for kin
On Pg 441 the Author says:
.that which is wrong under one circumstance, may be and often is, right under another
It sounds like anything can be justified. Forget the 10 commandments & other teachings in bible or BoM. Revelation trumps the scriptures.The path to happiness was "virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness, and keeping all the commandments of God". What
was a believer to do with conflicting injuctions? Joseph reached a terrifying answer: "that which is wrong under one circumstance, may
be and often is, right under another." This unnerving principle was a foundation of the government of God. "Whatever God requires is right,
no matter what what it is".
My question is: Isn't this dangerous?
I understand that all revelation for the Church comes from the Prophet.
Once a principle is revealed we must seek our own revelation from God that
the principle is true or not. (for what it's worth.)