WAS JOSEPH SMITH A PROPHET OF GOD?
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 29 ... April 3, 1836. DOCTRINE AND
COVENANTS, Section 110:16.
(16) Therefore, the keys of this dispensation are committed
into your hands; and by this ye may know that the great and
dreadful day of the Lord is near, even at the door.
145 years have gone by and Jesus has not returned. There was
a dreadful day about 2-1/2 years later when the Mormons were
driven not of Zion (Independence).
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 30 ... August 6, 1836. DOCTRINE AND
COVENANTS, Section 111: 1-11.
This was a revelation given through Joseph Smith at Salem,
(1) I, the Lord your God, am not displeased with your coming
this journey, notwithstanding your follies. (2) I have much
treasure in this city, for you, for the benefit of Zion, and many
people in this city, whom I will gather out in due time for the
benefit of Zion, through your instrumentality. (3) Therefore, it
is expedient that you should form acquaintance with men in this
city, as you shall be led, and as it shall be given you. (4) And
it shall come to pass in due time that I will give this city into
your hands, that you shall have power over it, in so-much that
they shall not discover your secret parts; and its wealth
pertaining to gold and silver shall be yours. (5) Concern not
yourselves about your debts, for I will give you power to pay
them. (6) Concern not yourselves about Zion, for I will deal
mercifully with her. (7) Tarry in this place, and in the regions
round about. (8) And the place where it is my will that you would
tarry, for the main, shall be signalized unto you by the peace
and power of my Spirit, that shall flow unto you. (9) This place
you may obtain by hire. And inquire diligently concerning the
more ancient inhabitants and founders of this city. (10) For
there are more treasures than one for you in this city. (11)
Therefore, be ye as wise as serpents and yet without sin; and I
will order all things for your good, as fast as ye are able to ÜfÜ�receive them. Amen.
History records that Joseph Smith and other leaders of the
Mormon church found no treasures in Salem, Massachusetts. The
Mormons have never taken power over Salem. The silver and gold
were not given to them by their god. If ever there was a prophecy
that did not come to pass this is it. Time has run out on Joseph
again. Actually the time ran out some time in September, 1836
when Joseph Smith returned to Kirtland, Ohio. He returned with no
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 31 ... April, 1837. LATTER-DAY SAINT
MESSENGER AND ADVOCATE, page 488.
"This place (Kirtland, Ohio) must be built up, and will be
built up, and every brother that will take hold and help secure
these contracts (for land) shall be rich."
The Mormons were driven out of Kirtland, Ohio. Nobody became
rich by helping to secure the contracts for land. In fact, most
of the men that helped Joseph Smith in Kirtland lost most of
their money in the Kirtland anti-Banking Society. Joseph Smith
himself went bankrupt. Every thing about this prophetic utterance
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 32 ... July 23, 1837. DOCTRINE AND
COVENANTS, Section 112: 3-12.
(This is a prophecy about Thomas B. Marsh, one of the
original twelve apostles. In fact he was the president of the
twelve apostles when this prophecy was given about him.)
(3) Nevertheless, inasmuch as thou hast abased thyself thou
shalt be exalted; therefore, all thy sins are forgiven thee. (4)
Let thy heart be of good cheer before my face; and thou shalt
bear record of my name, not only unto the Gentiles, but also unto
the Jew; and thou shalt send forth my word unto the ends of the
earth. (5) Contend thou, therefore, morning by morning; and day
after day let thy warning voice go forth; and when the night
cometh let not the inhabitants of the earth slumber, because of
they speech. (6) Let thy habitation be known in Zion, and remove
not thy house; for I, the Lord, have a great work for thee to do,
in publishing my name among the children of men. (7) Therefore, ÜfÜ�gird up thy loins for the work, let thy feet be shod also, for
thou art chosen, and thy path lieth among the mountains, and
among many nations. (8) And by thy word many high ones shall be
brought low,and by thy word many low ones shall be exalted. (9)
Thy voice shall be a rebuke unto the transgressor; and at thy
rebuke let the tongue of the slanderer cease its perverseness.
(10) Be thou humble; and the Lord thy God shall lead thee by the
hand, and give thee answer to thy prayers. (11) I know thy heart,
and have heard thy prayers concerning thy brethren. Be not
partial towards them in love above many others, but let thy love
be for them as for thyself; and let thy love abound unto all men,
and unto all who love my name. (12) And pray for thy brethren of
the Twelve. Admonish them sharply for my name's sake, and let
them be admonished for all their sins, and be ye faithful before
me unto my name ....
History records that Thomas B. Marsh was excommunicated on
March 17, 1839 (CHURCH HISTORY, vol. 3:284). Even though he was
re-baptized in 1857 and died a member of the church in Utah he
never did any of the things outlined in the above revelation
(prophecy). He never did a great work in the church. In fact he
became for many years a bitter enemy of the church. The facts are
that the Mormon god did not know his heart (verse 11), otherwise
he would have known that he was going to be excommunicated and
fight against the church.
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 33 ... 1837. Oliver B. Huntington Journal,
Book 14, Original at Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Also found in the Young Woman's Journal, published by the Young
Ladies' Mutual Improvement Associations of Zion, 1892, vol. 3,
pp. 263, 264.
"Inhabitants of the Moon are more of a uniform size than the
inhabitants of the Earth, being about 6 feet in height. They
dress very much like the Quaker Style, and are quite general in
Style, or the one fashion of dress. They live to be very old;
coming (sic) generally, near a thousand years. This is the
description of them as given by Joseph the Seer, and he could
"see" whatever he asked the Father in the name of Jesus to see."
"As far back as 1837. I know that he said the moon was
inhabited by men and women the same as this earth, and that they ÜfÜ
lived to a greater age than we do, that they live generally to
near the age of 1000 years. He described the men as average near
six feet in height, and dressing quite uniformly in something
near the Quaker style..."
No comment is necessary on the above "revelation".
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 34 ... April 17, 1838. DOCTRINE AND
COVENANTS, Section 114:1.
(1) Verily thus saith the Lord: It is wisdom in my servant
David W. Patten, that he settle up all his business as soon as he
possibly can, and make a disposition of his merchandise, that he
may perform a mission unto me next spring, in company with
others, even twelve including himself, to testify of my name and
bear glad tidings unto all the world.
History records that on October 27, 1838, Apostle David W.
Patten was buried at Far West, Missouri (CHURCH CHRONOLOGY, page
15). If you are going to say that he was not worthy then let me
tell you what Joseph Smith said about him. "Brother David Patten
was a very worthy man, beloved by all good men who knew him. He
was one of the Twelve Apostles, and died as he had lived, a man
of God, and strong in the faith of a glorious resurrection, in a
world where mobs will hue no power or place. One of his last
expressions to his wife was -- 'Whatever you do else, O! do not
deny the faith'" (HISTORY OF THE CHURCH, vol. 3, p.171).
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 35 ... April 26, 1838. DOCTRINE AND
COVENANTS, Section 115:1, 7-9, 12.
(1) Verily thus saith the Lord... (7) Let the city, Far
West, be a holy and consecrated Land unto me; and it shall be
called most holy, for the ground upon which thou standest is
holy. (8) Therefore, I command you to build a house unto me, for
the gathering together of my saints, that they may worship me.
(9) And let there be a beginning of this work, and a foundation,
and a preparatory work, this following summer; is holy. (12) Thus
let them from that time forth labor diligently until it shall be
finished, from the corner stone thereof unto the top thereof, ÜfÜ�until there shall not anything remain that is not finished.
143 years have gone by and the temple is still not built.
The cornerstone of the temple was laid on July 4, 1838 amid
elaborate ceremonies (A COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF
JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, B. H. Roberts, page 440)
For 143 years the building of this temple has been
frustrated, therefore it cannot be from God but from the mind of
man. (Section 3:3)
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 36 ... July 8, 1838. DOCTRINE AND
COVENANTS, Section 117:12-15.
(12) And again, I say unto you, I remember my servant Oliver
Granger; behold, verily I say unto him that his name shall be
held in sacred remembrance from generation to generation, forever
and ever, saith the Lord. (13) Therefore, let him contend
earnestly for the redemption of the First Presidency of my
Church, saith the Lord; and when he falls he shall rise again,
for his sacrifice shall be more sacred unto me than his increase,
saith the Lord. (14) Therefore, let him come up hither speedily,
unto the land Zion; and in the due time he shall be made a
merchant unto my name, saith the Lord, for the benefit of my
people. (15) Therefore let no man despise my servant Oliver
Granger, but let the blessings of my people be on him forever and
The facts are that it is very rare that you can find anyone
in the Mormon church who has ever heard of Oliver Granger. His
name is supposed to be held in sacred remembrance from generation
to generation, forever and ever. What happened?
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 37 ... March 20, 1839. DOCTRINE AND
COVENANTS, Section 121:5-15,33.
(5) Let thine anger be kindled against our enemies; and, in
the fury of thine heart, with thy sword avenge us of our wrongs.
(6) Remember thy suffering saints, O our God; and thy servants
will rejoice in thy name forever. (7) My son, peace be unto thy
soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small
moment; (8) And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt ÜfÜ�thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes. (9) Thy
friends do stand by thee, and they shall hail thee again with
warm hearts and friendly hands. (10) Thou art not yet as Job; thy
friends do not contend against thee, neither charge thee with
transgression, as they did Job. (11) And they who do charge thee
with transgression, their hope shall be blasted, and their
prospects shall melt away as the hoar frost melteth before the
burning rays of the rising sun; (12) And also that God hath set
his hand and seal to change the times and seasons, and to blind
their minds, that they may not understand his marvelous workings;
and take them in their own craftiness; (13) Also because their
hearts are corrupted, and the things which they are willing to
bring upon others, and love to have others suffer, may come upon
themselves to the very uttermost; (14) That they may be
disappointed also, and their hopes may be cut off; (15) And not
many years hence, that they and their posterity shall be swept
from under heaven, saith God, that not one of them is left to
stand by the wall. (33) How long can rolling waters remain
impure? What power shall stay the heavens? As well might man
stretch forth his puny arm to stop the Missouri river in its
decreed course, or to turn it up stream, as to hinder the
Almighty from pouring down knowledge from heaven upon the heads
of the Latter-day Saints.
The preface to Section 121 in the 1981 edition of the
DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS indicates that the above remarks are
"Prayer and prophecies written by Joseph Smith the Prophet, while
he was a prisoner in the jail at Liberty, Missouri, dated March
Joseph Smith's god promised that he (and the Mormons) would
triumph over all their foes. They didn't and he didn't. They had
just been driven out of Zion (Independence) by their enemies.
Joseph Smith was to die by the hands of his enemies in a little
over 5 years. The Mormons were to be driven all the way to Utah
in just 8 years.
When were the times and seasons changed? (verse 12) When
were the minds of their enemies blinded (verse 12)? When were the
enemies of the Mormons swept from under heaven? (verse 15) They,
and their posterity? Not one of them left to stand against the
wall? We can't find any evidence of anything happening except the
enemies of the Mormons overcoming them and driving them out. In
spite of the fact that the Mormon god kept promising them that ÜfÜ�they would conquer their enemies.
Where is all of the knowledge that has been poured down on
the heads of the Latter-day Saints? Not the knowledge of man. The
knowledge from heaven. Where are the Bible scholars? Where are
the scholars in Hebrew and Greek? The Mormons as a whole are
abysmally lacking in knowledge from heaven.
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 38 ... September 18, 1839. Reed Peck's
"Within three years they should march to Jackson County and
there should not be a dog to open his mouth against them."
142 years have gone by and the Mormons have not marched to
Jackson County yet. They should have had their marching orders
prior to 1843. They had already tried to march to Zion
(Independence, Jackson County, Missouri) in 1834 and the march
failed (see number 20 above). They were to move into Zion
(Independence) no later than September 11, 1836 (see number 23
above). The facts are that they were driven out of Zion and have
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 39 ... January 19, 1841. DOCTRINE AND
COVENANTS, Section 124:20-21.
(20) And again, verily I say unto you, my servant George
Miller is without guile; he may be trusted because of the
integrity which he has to my testimony I, the Lord, love him.
(21) I therefore say unto you I seal upon his head the office of
a bishopric, like unto my servant Edward Partridge, that he may
receive the consecrations of mine house, that he may administer
blessings upon the heads of the poor of my people, saith the
Lord. Let no man despise my servant George, for he shall honor
The following can be found in the CHURCH CHRONOLOGY (page
36) under the date of Sunday, December 3, 1848.
"At a meeting held in the Great Salt Lake City Fort,
fellowship was withdrawn from Apostle Lyman Wight and Bishop
Another promise frustrated (Section 3, verse 3). Of course
the Mormon would say that all blessings are predicated on the
righteousness of the people. Let's see what the Bible says about
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
"(Romans 3:10). "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory ÜfÜ�of God;" (Romans 3:23).
What does none righteous mean to you? What does all have
sinned mean to you? To me it means everyone who has ever lived
and will ever live. THAT'S WHY WE NEED JESUS CHRIST. Without Him
we would all be lost.
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 40 ... March, 1841. DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS,
(1) What is the will of the Lord concerning the saints in
the Territory of Iowa? (2) Verily, thus saith the Lord, I say
unto you, if those who call themselves by my name and are saying
to be my saints, if they will do my will and keep my commandments
concerning them, let them gather themselves together unto the
places which I shall appoint unto them by my servant Joseph, and
build up cities unto my name, that they may be prepared for that
which is in store for a time to come. (3) Let them build up a
city unto my name upon the land opposite the city of Nauvoo, and
let the name of Zarahemia be named upon it. (4) And let all those
who come from the east, and the west, and the north, and the
south, that have desires to dwell therein, take up their
inheritance in the same, as well as in the city of Nashville, or
the city of Nauvoo and in all the stakes which I have appointed,
saith the Lord.
What happened to Zion? It was supposed to flourish. It was
not to be moved out of her place (see number 16 above). History
records that Zarahemia failed, along with Nauvoo, Kirtland,
Independence and every other attempt to settle until they finally
arrived in Salt Lake where there was nobody to contend with for
Since the promises of the Mormon god have not been kept so
many times in the past, we see no reason to believe that he will
produce on the promise of Eternal Life. It is an empty promise
coming from this "proven" FALSE GOD.
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 41 ... August 6, 1842. George Q. Cannon
"At Montrose, Iowa, August 6, 1842, he (Joseph Smith) ÜfÜ�uttered a remarkable prophecy, which like every other prediction
from his lips has been literally fulfilled. He declared the
Saints would continue to suffer much affliction and would finally
be driven to the Rocky Mountains. Many would apostatize, others
would be put to death by their persecutors or lose their lives in
consequence of their exile; and many of those who listened to him
would live to assist in building cities and to see the Saints
become a mighty people in the tops of the Rocky Mountains." (See
also CHURCH HISTORY, vol. 5 page 85)
This is a questionable prophecy of Joseph Smith. If the
Mormons want to accept it (evidence suggests that it is a
forgery) they still have some problems with it. All you have to
do is look at some of the statistics regarding Mormons in the
Rocky Mountains to see that they are not as mighty as the public
relations department of the Mormon church would have the world
1. Utah has one of the highest divorce rates in the U.S.
2. Utah has a very high number of persons on welfare. (When you
combine the government and church numbers together it is perhaps
the highest in the nation on a per capita basis.)
3. Utah has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation.
(Especially high among teenagers.)
4. Utah has a very high venereal disease rate.
5. Utah has a very high percentage of marriages where the bride
is pregnant at the time of the marriage.
6. Salt Lake City is known as the "Stock Fraud" capital of the
7. In spite of being the home of the Mormon church, Utah has a
very high consumption of alcohol on a per capita basis. There is
a very high number of women alcoholics in Utah.
8. There is a problem with drugs in Utah that would not be
expected in the home of the Mormon church.
9. Counterfeiting is a problem in Utah.
10. Homosexuality and lesbianism is a real problem in Utah. (And ÜfÜ
the entire Mormon Church.)
11. Bankruptcy is running at twice the national average in Utah.
I believe that the facts are that the Mormons are not the
mighty people that the public relations department of the Mormon
church would have you believe.
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 42 ... August 6, 1842. Anson Call Diary, as
reported in PROPHECIES OF JOSEPH SMITH, AND THEIR FULFILLMENT,
Nephi Lowell Morris, Deseret Book Company, 1926.
"After drinking a drought of ice water he (Joseph Smith)
said, Breathren, this water tastes much like the crystal streams
that are running in the Rocky Mountains which some of you will
participate of. There are some of these standing here that will
perform a great work in that land (pointing to Shadrack Roundy
and a number of others whom I have forgotten). There is Anson, he
shall go and assist in building cities from one end of the
country to the other and you shall perform as great a work as has
ever been done by man, and the nations of the earth shall be
astonished and many of them will be gathered in that land and
assist in building cities."
History records that Anson Call assisted in settling Millard
County, Utah, a southern semi-desert region of which Fillmore is
the county seat (Church Chronology, page 44), The other "large"
cities in that district are Delta, Hinckley, Kanosh, Leamington,
Oasis and Abraham.
Anson Call did not assist in building cities from one end of
the country to the other. He did not perform as great a work as
has ever been done by man. Certainly the nations of the earth are
not astonished at his achievements.
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 43 ... September 1, 1842. DOCTRINE AND
COVENANTS, Section 127:2
(2) For to this day has the God of my father delivered me
out of them all, and will deliver me from henceforth; for behold,
and lo, I shall triumph over all my enemies, for the Lord God ÜfÜ�hath spoken it.
Another promise that Joseph Smith would triumph over his
enemies. It simply did not come to pass. Joseph Smith died at the
hands of his enemies. The Mormons were driven out of every place
they tried to settle.
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 44 ... April 5, 1843. History of the
Church, vol. 5, page 336 and Joseph Smith's Diary, March 10, 1843
- July 14, 1843.
"Were I going to prophesy, I would say the end (of the
world) would not come in 1844, 5 or 6, or in forty years. There
are those of the rising generation who shall not taste death till
Christ comes. I was once praying earnestly upon this subject, and
a voice said unto me. 'My son, if thou livest until thou are
eighty-five years of age, thou shall see the face of the Son of
Man.' I was left to draw my own conclusions concerning this; and
I took the liberty to conclude that if I did live to that time,
He would make His appearance. But I do not say whether He will
make His appearance or I shall go where he is. I prophesy in the
name of the Lord God, and let it be written --- the Son of Man
will not come in the clouds of heaven till I am eighty five years
The preceding account is found in the CHURCH HISTORY. Notice
the changes that have been made from the account in Joseph
"...I prophesy in the name of the Lord God --- and let it be
written: that the Son of Man will not come in the heavens till I
am 85 years old 48 years hence or about 1890..."
The Mormon historians have deleted "48 years hence or about
1890." With the death, in the 1970's, of the last remaining
Mormon that was alive at the time of the prophesy, We can safely
say that the rising generation came and died and Jesus has not
returned. (Remember Matthew 24:36) He also did not come about
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 45 ... May 18, 1843. HISTORY OF THE CHURCH,
vol. 5, page 394.
President Smith, in concluding his remarks, said that if the
government, which received into its coffers the money of citizens
for its public treasury, cannot protect such citizens in their
lives and property, it is an old granny anyhow; and I prophesy in
the name of the Lord God of Israel, unless the United States
redress the wrongs committed upon the Saints in the state of
Missouri and punish the crimes committed by her officers that in
a few years the government will be utterly overthrown and wasted,
and there will not be so much a potsherd left,..."
History records that Congress did not grant protection to
the Mormons. It also records that Congress did not redress the
wrongs committed against the Saints in the state of Missouri.
There was no punishment of her officers. 138 years have gone by
and Congress is still intact. The government has not been
destroyed (overthrown and wasted). Certainly you can see that
this is a false prophecy. Remember, all you need is one. (Deut.
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 46 ... July, 12, 1843. DOCTRINE AND
COVENANTS, Section 132:6, 8, 52-54, 62 & 66.
(6) And as pertaining to the new and everlasting covenant,
(Plural Marriage) it was instituted for the fullness of my glory;
and he that receiveth a fullness thereof must and shall abide the
law, or he shall be damned, said the Lord God. (8) Behold, mine
house is a house of order, saith the Lord God, and not a house of
confusion. (12) I am the Lord thy God; and I give unto you this
commandment -- that no man shall come unto the Father but by me
or by my word, which is my law, saith the Lord. (52) And let mine
handmaid, Emma Smith, receive all those that have been given unto
my servant Joseph, and who are virtuous and pure before me; and
those who are not pure, and have said they were pure, shall be
destroyed, saith the Lord God. (53) For I am the Lord thy God,
and ye shall obey my voice; and I give unto my servant Joseph
that he shall be made ruler over many things; for he hath been
faithful over a few things, and from henceforth I will strengthen ÜfÜ
him. (54) And I command mine handmaid, Emma Smith, to abide and
cleave unto my servant Joseph, and to none else. But if she will
not abide this commandment she shall be destroyed, saith the
Lord; for I am the Lord thy God, and will destroy her if she
abide not in my law. (62) And if he gave ten virgins given unto
him by this law, he cannot commit adultery, for they belong to
him, and they are given unto him; therefore is he justified. (66)
And now, as pertaining to this law, verily, verily, I say unto
you, I will reveal more unto you, hereafter; therefore, let this
suffice for the present. Behold, I am Alpha and Omega. Amen.
To begin with, Plural Marriage was to be an everlasting
covenant. Where is it now? Everyone who is not living the law of
Plural Marriage today is damned. (verse 6)
Verse 8 states that God's house is not a house of confusion.
Amen. Mormon doctrine is so full of confusion that it cannot be
from the One True God. Only a false god could create such a mass
of confusion as exists in Mormonism.
Verse 12 states that no man shall come unto the Father but
by me or by my word, which is my law..." This is in absolute
contradiction to God's word in Galatians 2:16 and 3:10 & 11.
2:16 - Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of
the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed
in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of
Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the
law shall no flesh be justified.
3:10 - For as many as are of the works of the law are under
the curse: for it is written, cursed is every one that continueth
not in all things which are written in the the book of the law to
3:11 - But that no man is justified by the law in the sight
of God, it is evident for, The just shall live by faith.
Verse 53 states that Joseph Smith would be strengthened.
Less than one year later he was dead at the hands of his enemies.
Verse 62 is not only contrary to God's word in the Bible but ÜfÜ�is also contrary to Section 101 of the 1835 Doctrine & Covenants
where it said in verse 4, "...we declare that we believe, that
one man should have one wife; and one woman but one husband,
except in case of death, when either is at liberty to marry
again..." Here we have another example of the Mormon god changing
Regarding verse 66, where is the additional information on
the law of Plural Marriage that was supposed to be given to
Joseph Smith? Certainly, if there was more to be revealed then it
should have been revealed to one of the Presidents of the Mormon
Church before now.
We believe, based on the "facts" as outlined by the Mormon
church and by historical documentation, that that the "new and
everlasting covenant of Plural Marriage" was and IS from Satan.
We note the existence of a Mormon sect living in Mexico who still
practice this "according to the law of God and His prophet,
Joseph Smith, Junior"!
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 47 ... January 17, 1864. Joseph Smith
"A blessing, given to Joseph Smith, 3rd, by his father,
Joseph Smith, Jun., on Jan 17, 1844. Blessed of the Lord is my
son Joseph, who is called the third, for the Lord knows the
integrity of his heart, and loves him, because of his faith, and
righteous desires. And for this cause, has the Lord raised him
up; that the promises made to the fathers might be fulfilled,
even that the annointing of the progenitor shall be upon the head
of my son, and his seed after him, from generation to generation.
For he shall be my successor to the Presidency of the High
Priesthood: a Seer, and a Revelator, and a Prophet, unto the
Church; which appointment belongeth to him by blessing, and also
by right. Verily, thus saith the Lord; if he abides in me, his
days shall be lengthened upon the earth, but, if he abides not in
me, I the Lord, will receive him, in an instant, unto myself.
When he is grown, he shall be a strength to his brethren, and a
comfort to his mother. Angels will minister unto him, and he will
be wafted as on eagle's wings, and be as wise as serpents, even a
multiplicity of blessings shall be his. Amen."
ÜfÜ� We state that this is the most clear cut false prophecy
Joseph Smith ever gave. The key is in the second paragraph.
History records that Joseph Smith, III lived a long and "full"
life into his 80's. He did not abide in the Mormon church. He
abandoned the Utah church and became the President of the RLDS
church on April 6, 1860.
The fact that he lived to be such an old age and the fact
that he was not taken in an instant because he did not abide with
the Utah church is proof positive that this is a false prophecy.
There is another aspect of this prophecy that most everyone
has overlooked. This prophecy was only one of eight possible
methods for the succession to the Presidency that Joseph Smith
had established. (see SUNSTONE, vol 6, No 2, pages 2-4)
1. By a counselor in the First Presidency.
2. By a special appointment.
3. Through the office of Associate President.
4. By the Presiding Patriarch.
5. By the Council of Fifty.
6. By the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
7. By the three priesthood councils.
8. By a descendant of Joseph Smith, Jr.
In Section 132, verse 8, the god of Mormonism states,
"Behold, mine house is a house of order, saith the Lord God, and
not a house of confusion." We submit that the provision of eight
possible ways for the succession to the Presidency is utter
chaos, especially the eight listed above.
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 48 ... June 19, 1844. Mormon Neighbor.
"I therefore warn the lawless not to be precipitate in any
interference in our affairs, for as sure as there is a God in
Israel, we shall ride triumphant over oppression."
On June 27, 1844 Joseph Smith was dead at the hand of his
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 49 ... MILLENNIAL STAR, 19:343.
The Kirtland anti-bank was to "Swallow up all other banks."
The Kirtland "Anti-bank" failed in the summer of 1837.
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 50 ... Compendium, 1882, page 271.
"The time is soon coming when no man will have any peace but ÜfÜ�in Zion (Independence, Missouri) and her Stakes."
Over 137 years have gone by since this Prophecy was uttered.
Is that soon?
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 51 ... ROCKY MOUNTAIN SAINTS, Stenhouse,
"Joseph Smith prophesied by revelation that W.W. Phelps
would not taste of death till Jesus came. Often in private and in
public did Mr. Philps boast to the saints of his blessing, given
to him by revelation and prophecy through Joseph."
In March, 1872, the Salt Lake City papers carried the
following announcement: "Phelps - William Wines Phelps, Born in
the state of New Jersey, February 1792, died March 7,1872, in
Salt Lake City, Utah."
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 52 ... November 28, 1841. HISTORY OF THE
CHURCH, vol. 4. page 467.
"I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most
correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion,
and a man would get nearer to God by abiding its precepts, than
by another book."
If the BOOK OF MORMON is the most correct book on earth, why
have there been at least 3,914 changes in it since the first
edition in 1830? We have a photo-mechanical copy of the 1830
edition with all of the changes marked. We even make note of the
1981 change in 2 Nephi 30:6 which changed "white and delightsome"
to "pure and delightsome".
Verse 16-20 of Section 3 prophecies that the Lamanites will
be converted. To Mormons the Lamanites are the Indians. The
Mormon church has been trying to convert the Indians for 153
years to no avail. A large majority of the Indians that they have
converted are totally inactive. This is especially true in Latin
America and South America. The Indians go in the front door and
very soon go out the back door.
There is another interesting scripture in the BOOK OF MORMON
regarding the Indians. 2 Nephi 30:6 includes a prophecy that the ÜfÜ�Lamanites (Indians) would turn "white and delightsome" in a few
generations after accepting the gospel. It is interesting to note
that the handwritten manuscript of 2 Nephi 30:6 has "white and
delightsome". In 1840 Joseph Smith directed that it be changed to
"pure and delightsome." Brigham Young directed that it be changed
back to "white and delightsome". It has remained "white and
delightsome" until 1981 where it has now appeared as "pure and
delightsome" with no footnote indicating why it was changed. Is
it possible that now that sufficient time has gone by to see that
the Lamanites are not going to turn "white and delightsome" after
several generations of being members of the Mormon Church, that
it is prudent to change the verse to "pure and delightsome" which
is easier to defend? Honest editing would at least place a
footnote by the change to explain why the change had been made.
Why can't you find anything in the BOOK OF MORMON about some
of the essential doctrines of the Mormon church? Such as the
1. God has a body of flesh and bones.
2. God is an exalted man.
3. God is a product of eternal progression.
4. The plurality of Gods.
5. God "organized" the world rather than "creating" it.
6. There is no eternal hell and punishment.
7. Men can become gods.
8. "Intelligences" are eternal.
9. Pre-existing spirits of men.
10. Marriage for eternity.
11. Polygamy is not an abomination in the sight of God.
12. Three degrees of glory.
13. A mother in heaven.
14. A Melchizedek priesthood consisting of the offices of Elder,
Seventy and High Priest.
15. An Aaronic priesthood consisting of the offices of Deacon,
Teacher and Priest.
16. The functions and offices of Evangelists, Bishoprics, Stake
Presidencies, Assistants to the Twelve, a First Presidency and a
President of the Church.
If the BOOK OF MORMON contains "...the fullness of the
gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles and to the Jews also;" why
aren't the above doctrines found in it? ÜfÜ�
FALSE PROPHESY NUMBER 53 ... JOURNAL OF DISCOURSES, vol. 12:204.
"How long will it be before the words of the Prophet Joseph
Smith will be fulfilled? He said if the Constitution of the
United States were saved at all it must be done by this people.
It will not be many years before these words come to pass."
If Joseph Smith really said the above, and I have no reason
to doubt Brigham Young, then at least 137 years have gone by
since Joseph Smith said it. (He died in June, 1844) Of course the
time element was added by Brigham Young, but we are discussing
only one FALSE PROPHET, at this time.
The above prophecies are only a few of the prophecies of
Joseph Smith. We declare that the ones listed above are false.
Some of them are more clearly false than others. According to
Deuteronomy 18:22 all you need is one.
In this text We have only tested Joseph Smith according to
the two tests. There are at least two others.
"To the law and to the testimony; if they speak not
according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."
"The ancient and honorable, he is the head; and the prophet
that teacheth lies, he is the tail." (Isaiah 9:15)
If you apply the above two tests to Joseph Smith, the case
against him is devastating. The first applies to doctrines that
are taught by Joseph Smith that are not in harmony with the
Bible. (Law and testimony) There are so many doctrines that he
taught that are not in harmony with the Bible that it would take
an entire book to cover them.
The second one applies to the prophet that teacheth lies.
That would take another book.
Verse 114 and 115 of Section 84 record that the cities of
New York, Albany and Boston were to be destroyed (desolation and
utter abolishment) if they rejected the sound of the Mormon
gospel. History records that Joseph Smith and Bishop Newell K.
Whitney went to these cities in response to verse 114 and 115.
There is no record of these cities ever receiving the Mormon ÜfÜ�gospel during the life of Newell K. Whitney or Joseph Smith. In
fact the Mormon church is till very small in those cities. If
these verses were truly from God then these cities should have
been destroyed by now. I believe this is another evidence of
Joseph Smith failing as a prophet of God.
Remember, all you need is one false prophecy to have a false
prophet. Christians have a Living Prophet who is GOD and our
personal Savior. We follow the "Lamb of God" who died for us and
we are aware of HIS sacrifice on our behalf.
If you now see the error that you presently live in, we ask
that you pray this prayer:
FATHER, I AM SORRY FOR MY SINS AND MY SIN OF IGNORING YOUR
WORD AND FOLLOWING MEN TO BE THE ONES WHO CAN LEAD TO SALVATION.
I NOW KNOW THIS IS WRONG AND AGAINST YOUR WORD AND HUMBLY ASK FOR
YOUR FORGIVENESS AND MERCY. I ACKNOWLEDGE THE SACRIFICE OF JESUS
AS PAYMENT FOR MY SINS AND THANK YOU FOR THIS RELEASE. LORD
JESUS, COME INTO MY HEART AND LIVE THERE AND GUIDE MY STEPS FROM
THIS DAY FORWARD. ALLOW ME TO BE YOUR VESSEL ON EARTH TO CARRY
THE TRUE MESSAGE OF YOUR LOVE TO ALL MEN. THESE THINGS I NOW PRAY
IN THE NAME OF MY TRUE SAVIOR AND LORD, JESUS CHRIST. AMEN
Computers For Christ - San Jose
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