THE LIFE OF JOSEPH SMITH!



THE LIFE OF JOSEPH SMITH!



The purpose of this study is the SAME as ALL the studies that I do. And that one purpose is to find the TRUTH, the WHOLE truth, and NOTHING BUT the TRUTH. And this particular study is to find out whether or not if Joseph Smith was a polygamist. In other words, this study will answer the following questions with a yes or no answer.

QUESTION A.


Did Joseph Smith have only ONE wife? Yes or No?


QUESTION B.


Did Joseph Smith have sex with ANY other woman EXCEPT for Emma? Yes or No?


QUESTION C.


Is having sex with another woman ADULTERY in the eyes of Almighty God? Yes or No?


QUESTION D.


Did anyone KNOW whether or not Joseph Smith had MORE than one wife? Yes or No?


QUESTION E.


Was Joseph Smith ever ACCUSED of having MORE than one wife? Yes or No?


QUESTION F.


Did the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints KNOW that Joseph Smith did indeed have MORE than just ONE wife? Yes or No?


Let us start with question “F” by asking two questions for all Mormons to ponder upon. 

#1. IF the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints KNEW that Joseph Smith did indeed have MORE than just ONE wife, then WHY did they not tell its members?

#2. And if the leaders of the Mormon Church did tell their members, then WHY does the Mormon Church still teach that Joseph Smith is a TRUE prophet of God?


Here is a quote from an OFFICIAL Mormon LDS website. The emphasis is mine.


 “Joseph Smith could not have been PROPERLY convicted under the law of Illinois in 1844. Illinois law only criminalized ADULTERY or FORNICATION if it was “OPEN”. Had Joseph Smith faced TRIAL on this charge he would have good reason to expect acquital because his relationship with PLURAL WIVES was not OPEN, but was kept CONFIDENTIAL and KNOWN by a relative FEW. Given a FAIR trial on this indictment, could have relied on several legal defenses.”


So then, the Mormon Church KNEW back then in Joseph Smith’s day and the Mormon Church still KNOWS today that Joseph Smith had MORE than just ONE wife. And both, the Mormon Church back then AND the Mormon Church of today try to KEEP the POLYGAMY of Joseph Smith a SECRET or confidential or as quite as all possible. And that is understandable because Christians are to FORGIVE and forget IF a SINNER repents and confesses their sin. And it appears that Joseph Smith did neither but rather he LIED about having more than his ONE wife Emma. I will document that in a moment but first I want you to SEE just how CRAFTY your Mormon apologist can be.

Please notice that they try to defend the CHARACTER of Joseph Smith by saying that neither ADULTERY or FORNICATION was against the law of Illinois back in 1844 to DISTRACT you from the TRUTH. And the TRUTH is that both adultery and fornication ARE against God’s LAW. Also, notice how the Mormon apologists try to defend the character of Joseph Smith by saying that IF he had gone to TRIAL he could have used many legal defenses by using MAN’s LAW of SECRET affairs as not NOT being illegal at that time. That is like saying it is alright to SIN if you do it in SECRET and not OPENLY.

In this study, I have several links to different videos that go into more detail on how many wives Joseph Smith had with documentary evidence of all their names and when Joseph Smith married them. And as you watch those videos I want to ask yourself some questions to ponder upon. I have already asked two questions at the very beginning of this study that I also numbered.

So some other questions to ponder upon are:

#3. Was Joseph Smith ASSASSINATED so that his being a polygamist could be silenced BEFORE his TRIAL that would prove to ALL that he was indeed a polygamist? And IF that is what happened then that would mean that the Mormon Church itself was behind the MURDER of Joseph Smith.

#4. Did the Masons assassinate Joseph Smith? And if that was the case then that would prove that Joseph Smith STOLE the RITUALS and the SYMBOLS used by the Masons in their rituals and building to incorporate them into the Mormon Church as another secret society. For you see, Joseph Smith became a high-level Mason after he started the Mormon Church. So it is evident that Joseph Smith liked secret societies. It is also evident that Joseph Smith liked power. So it appears that Joseph Smith converted the Mormon Church to become his own secret society where only members sworn to secrecy would be given special privileges to partake in those rituals reserved only for the higher-up members of the Mormon Church.

#5. Was it Mormon Christian apostates who left the Mormon Church that killed Joseph Smith? And were they DEFENDING themselves from Joseph Smith shooting at them FIRST? No matter. For you see, Joseph Smith did not die as a true MARTYR because true martyrs of Jesus Christ do NOT FIGHT their martyrdom. And if so be that Joseph Smith was a true martyr he would have never shot two men, one in the arm and one in the FACE.

#6. So was the INTENT of Joseph Smith shooting two men to commit MURDER? I mean, if his intent was just to scare off the crowd then he would have been more careful to not hit any of the people in the crowd. And shooting one man in the FACE could be construed as INTENT to MURDER. But even if it was just HATE the Bible itself considers hatred in the heart to be the same as MURDER. And you certainly do not shoot at people you LOVE.

Before I give you any links to videos I want you to read this documented official Mormon LDS evidence directly from a Momon book called the History of the Church that is used to teach the history of the Mormon Church at BYU. You can watch any of the videos at any time but I would prefer you to read through this whole study first and I will post the entire LIST of videos at the END of this study. For you see, this study is about the LIFE of Joseph Smith which covers a lot more that Joseph Smith being a polygamist.

#1. You will read documented proof that Joseph Smith was a LIAR.

#2. You will read document proof that Joseph Smith DISOBEYED the commandment that he said that God gave to him to JUSTIFY having more than just ONE wife.

#3. You will read documented proof the Joseph Smith committed ADULTERY.

#4. You will read documented proof that Joseph Smith was a FALSE prophet.

 

The following link is an OFFICIAL Mormon Church LDS website. And the following quote where Joseph Smith speaking to either a crowd or to his closest friends about his being falsely accused of having MORE than just ONE wife. In other words, Joseph Smith is DENYING the accusation that he has MORE than just ONE wife. The emphasis is mine.

 

History of the Church Vol. 6 Chapter 19. Page 411


“I wish the grand jury would tell me who they are—whether it will be a curse or a blessing to me. I am quite tired of the fools asking me.

A man asked me whether the commandment was given that a man may have seven wives; and now the new prophet has charged me with adultery. I never had any fuss with these men until that Female Relief Society brought out the paper against adulterers and adulteresses.

Dr. Goforth was invited into the Laws' clique, and Dr. Foster and the clique were dissatisfied with that document, and they rush away and leave the Church, and conspire to take away my life; and because I will not countenance such wickedness, they proclaim that I have been a true prophet, but that I am now a fallen prophet.

Jackson has committed murder, robbery, and perjury; and I can prove it by half-a-dozen witnesses. Jackson got up and said—"By God, he is innocent," and now swears that I am guilty. He threatened my life.

There is another Law, not the prophet, who was cashiered for dishonesty and robbing the government. Wilson Law also swears that I told him I was guilty of adultery. Brother Jonathan Dunham can swear to the contrary. I have been chained. I have rattled chains before in a dungeon for the truth's sake. I am innocent of all these charges, and you can bear witness of my innocence, for you know me yourselves.

When I love the poor, I ask no favors of the rich. I can go to the cross—I can lay down my life; but don't forsake me. I want the friendship of my brethren.—Let us teach the things of Jesus Christ. Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a downfall.

Be meek and lowly, upright and pure; render good for evil. If you bring on yourselves your own destruction, I will complain. It is not right for a man to bare down his neck to the oppressor always. Be humble and patient in all circumstances of life; we shall then triumph more gloriously. What a thing it is for a man to be accused of committing adultery, and having seven wives, when I can only find ONE.

I am the same man, and as innocent as I was fourteen years ago; and I can prove them all perjurers. I labored with these apostates myself until I was out of all manner of patience; and then I sent my brother Hyrum, whom they virtually kicked out of doors.

I then sent Mr. Backenstos, when they declared that they were my enemies. I told Mr. Backenstos that he might tell the Laws, if they had any cause against me I would go before the Church, and confess it to the world. He [Wm. Law] was summoned time and again, but refused to come. Dr. Bernhisel and Elder Rigdon know that I speak the truth. I cite you to Captain Dunham, Esquires Johnson and Wells, Brother Hatfield and others, for the truth of what I have said. I have said this to let my friends know that I am right.”

But the Mormon Church knows that TRUTH that Joseph Smith LIED in this testimony to his friends because the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Dat Saints has other HISTORICAL documented PROOF the Joseph Smith had MORE than just his wife Emma. And the following two videos give that documented proof that the Mormon Church also knows about because Mormon apologists do their best to try and explain away the sound historical evidence by downplaying Joseph Smith’s ALDULERY charges as NOT being against the State of Illinois law. And that is like saying that it is alright to disobey God’s law so long as it is not against MAN’s law.

Again you can watch the videos no but I prefer that you read this study all the way through and then watch all the videos. Here are the first two video links.

 

Did Joseph Smith have sex with his polygamous wives?

 

Did Joseph Smith have LIE about having MORE than just ONE wife?


We have already seen that Joseph Smith LIED by saying that he is INNOCENT of ALL the charges brought against him. For you see, Joseph Smith was CHARGED with committing ADULTERY. And the following quote from an OFFICIAL Mormon LDS Church website which proves that the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints KNOWS for a fact that Joseph Smith has MANY WIVES.

Plural Marriage in Kirkland and Nauvoo. You can skip down to paragraph 15 or the third paragraph down under the sub-heading Plural Marriage in Nauvoo. Or you can read the whole article. My point is that the Mormon Church KNOWS for a FACT the Joseph Smith was indeed a polygamist and their own words prove it. The emphasis is mine.


”The first plural marriage IN Nauvoo took place when Louisa Beaman and Joseph Smith were sealed in April 1841.19 Joseph married MANY additional wives and authorized other Latter-day Saints to practice plural marriage. The practice spread slowly at first. By June 1844, when Joseph died, approximately 29 men and 50 women had entered into plural marriage, in addition to Joseph and his wives. When the Saints entered the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, at least 196 men and 521 women had entered into plural marriages.20 Participants in these early plural marriages pledged to keep their involvement confidential, though they anticipated a time when the practice would be publicly acknowledged.”


So then, it was no secret to the men and women who participated in polygamy back then. And it is absolutely clear that the Mormon Church of today is fully aware that Joseph Smith was not only a polygamist but ALSO that another NEW prophet was in the process of REMOVING Joseph Smith from being a prophet no longer FIT to run the church because of his SINFUL LIFESTYLE of committing adultery with many women. So another question that you need to ask yourself is as follows.

#5. WHY does the Mormon Church of today not do the SAME thing as the early Mormon Christians did by openly EXPOSING the TRUTH the Joseph Smith was a FALLEN prophet? WHY does the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints not openly teach that Joseph Smith SINNED by his lifestyle of living in continual adultery with MANY women and that he LIED about it by trying to cover up his adulterous lifestyle by DENYING his SINS. 

Keep in mind that this study is on the CHARACTER of the LIFE that Joseph Smith lived. In the first Mormon article, you saw that a NEW prophet was in the process of REMOVING Joseph Smith as a FALLEN prophet from the Mormon Church by proving Joseph Smith to being a LIAR and an ADULTERER to the whole Mormon Church. Here, again, are the points that we will cover in this study.


POINT #1. 

You will read documented proof that Joseph Smith was a LIAR.

This point I have already proven no less than one time in this study alone.

 

POINT #2. 

You will read document proof that Joseph Smith DISOBEYED the commandment that he said that God gave to him to JUSTIFY having more than just ONE wife.

This point I will prove next.

 

POINT #3. 

You will read documented proof the Joseph Smith committed ADULTERY.

This point has already been proven by the mere faith of the early Mormon Christians who LEFT the Mormon Church because they could not remain in a fellowship knowing in their heart that the leader was an ADULTERER and that he was LYING about having sex wife his many wives. And that he even DENIED having any other wife but Emma.

But we will prove this even further by proving point #2 that Joseph Smith disobeyed God’s NEW revelation to JUSTIFY more than one wife.


POINT #4. 

You will read documented proof that Joseph Smith was a FALSE prophet.

I have already covered this in another study but since it relates to the CHARACTER of Joseph Smith I will cover this point right after I cover point #2. Did Joseph Smith BREAK God’s NEW commandment that JUSTIFIES men to have many wives?


Please read Documents and Covenants 132:1-4, 61,62.

 

1 Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you my servant Joseph, that inasmuch as you have inquired of my hand to know and understand wherein I, the Lord, justified my servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as also Moses, David and Solomon, my servants, as touching the principle and doctrine of their having many awives and bconcubines

2 Behold, and lo, I am the Lord thy God, and will answer thee as touching this matter.

3 Therefore, aprepare thy heart to receive and bobey the instructions which I am about to give unto you; for all those who have this law revealed unto them MUST OBEY the same.

4 For behold, I reveal unto you a new and an everlasting acovenant; and if ye abide NOT that covenant, then are ye bdamned; for no one can creject this covenant and be permitted to enter into my glory….

...61 And again, as pertaining to the law of the priesthood—if any man espouse a virgin, and desire to espouse aanother, AND the first give her consent, and if he espouse the second, AND they are virgins, AND have vowed to no other man, THEN is he justified; he cannot commit adultery for they are given unto him; for he cannot commit adultery with that that belongeth unto him and to no one else.

62 And if he have aten 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.”


 

So then,  the CONDITIONS that the Lord gave that MUST be OBEYED in order to be JUSTIFIED to have more than one wife are as follows:

 

CONDITION #1.

 

The first wife, which in the case of Joseph Smith was Emma, must give her full consent made of her own free will without being threatened or intimidated in ANY way that she approves of her husband marrying another woman to be another wife along with her.

 

CONDITION #2.

 

ANY and ALL new wives MUST be VIRGINS.

That means that they never had sex. It also, means that they are NOT MARRIED to another man. And it also means that they are NOT widows whose husbands have died. And, obviously, it means they cannot be DIVORCED from a previous marriage for ANY reason.

 

CONDITION #3.

 

ANY and ALL new wives must NOT be vowed to another man. That means that they must not be engaged to another man or promised to another man in any way, no exceptions.

 

And, according to the CONDITIONS of the commandment that Joseph Smith says that he received for the Lord himself, if ANY man, including Joseph Smith, does NOT OBEY ALL of these CONDITIONS then that man is NOT JUSTIFIED and he is and ADULTERER in the eyes of God.

So when you finish reading this study I implore you to watch ALL of the videos that I will list with links at the end of this study. But for now, I want to make my Mormon reader aware the Joseph Smith CONTRADICTS his OWN WORDS in the Book of Mormon which was his first revelation from the Lord. So the question you need to ponder upon is another why question.

Question #7. WHY would the Holy Spirit CONTRADICT himself if so be that the Book of Mormon was given to Joseph Smith as a RESTORATION of the FULL gospel of Jesus Christ? Did God FORGET? For most certainly, God does NOT make a MISTAKE and then later has to CORRECT HIS mistake by making a CHANGE in what he said previously!


Please read the CONTRADICTION to Doctrines and Covenants justifying more than ONE wife in  Jacob 2:24-27 from the Book of Mormon.


 

24 Behold, David and aSolomon truly had many bwives and concubines, which thing was cABOMINABLE before me, saith the Lord.

25 Wherefore, thus saith the Lord, I have led this people forth out of the land of Jerusalem, by the power of mine arm, that I might raise up unto me a arighteous branch from the fruit of the loins of Joseph.

26 Wherefore, I the Lord God will not suffer that this people shall do like unto them of old.

27 Wherefore, my brethren, hear me, and hearken to the word of the Lord: For there shall NOT ANY aman among you have save it be bONE cwife; and concubines he shall have none;”


 

So then, WHICH Mormon book can you TRUST with YOUR very eternal life?

What does the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible teach us on this subject of marriage and adultery under the New Covenant written in the New Testament in the Holy Bible ITSELF?  Please read the following verses.

 

1 Timothy 3:12.

 

 Let the deacons be the husbands of ONE wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.”

 

1 Timothy 5:9.  

 

“Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of ONE man,”

 

Titus 1:6.  

 

“If any be blameless, the husband of ONE wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.”

 

Matthew 19:5.  

 

“And said, For this cause shall a MAN leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his WIFE: (In the SINGULAR. Both MAN and WITH are in the singular. So Jesus himself taught us that marriage is between ONE man and ONE woman. Therefore, any other marriage is NOT sanctioned by Almighty God and is a sin)  and they twain shall be one flesh?”

 

And did you know that Jesus HIMSELF also taught us that we, as Christians, will NOT be given in MARRIAGE in the world to come? So Mormonism not only contradicts ITSELF but Mormonism also CONTRADICTS the very word of Jesus HIMSELF.

 

Please read Matthew 22:29,30.

 

“Jesus answered and said unto them, You do ERR, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. 

30.  For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.”

 

 

Also, while doing my own research on what the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints itself teaches on this subject of POLYGAMY in the book Document and Covenants I came across another HUGE problem. For you see, all the Mormons who were NOT SEALED in your celestial marriage may very well be NULL and VOID! You see, according to the EXACT CONDITIONS that God gave to Joseph Smith, ALL of the conditions must be met in order for any of the Temple ordinances to be “LEGAL” and approved in the eye of God. And that one major condition that make any any all Temple ordinance NULL and VOID is that there can only be ONE man in all the earth at a time who can be the ONLY ONE man has the POWER to perform the Temple ordinances

And that means that there can only be ONE true Mormon Temple. Or that ONE man would have to travel back and forth all over the world to all of the other Mormon Temples to perform the celestial marriages. For you see, according to Document and Covenants 132:7, there can ONLY be ONE man at a TIME on the earth that has that AUTHORITY. So that means that almost all of the celestial marriages that have been performed in the past are NULL and VOID if you TRULY believe every word of the Mormon Church. So then, do you have the liberty to PICK and CHOOSE which commandments of God you want to believe and obey? Or do you have to believe them ALL?


Please read Documents and Covenants 132:7. The emphasis is mine.

 

7 And verily I say unto you, that the aconditions of this law are these: All covenants, contracts, bonds, obligations, boaths, cvows, performances, connections, associations, or expectations, that are NOT made and entered into and dsealed by the Holy Spirit of promise, of him who is eanointed, both as well for time and for all eternity, and that too most holy, by frevelation and commandment through the medium of mine anointed, whom I have appointed on the earth to hold this gpower (and I have appointed unto my servant Joseph to hold this hpower in the last days, and there is NEVER but ONE on the earth at a TIME on whom this power and the ikeys of this priesthood are conferred), are of no efficacy, virtue, or force in and after the resurrection from the dead; for all contracts that are NOT made unto this end have an end when men are dead.”


 

Oops! I guess the leaders of the Mormon Church missed that one HUGE commandment of God only giving the authority to just ONE man at a TIME on the whole earth to perform the Temple ordinances such as being seal in marriage for all eternity.

So, when they find out there huge mistake of performing all those celestial marriages outside the LAW and the AUTHORITY of God, do not be surprised if one of the new LIVING prophets conveniently has a NEW revelation from God that overrides God’s COMMANDMENT to Joseph Smith for there to be only ONE on the earth at a time who has that POWER.

Let us move on to the last POINT #4 which is the question of whether or not Joseph Smith is a FALSE prophet or not?

According to the ONLY word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible ITSELF, we are taught that any and every FALSE prophet can be KNOWN by ANY of his prophecies NOT coming to pass as he prophesied. So then, if even just ONE single prophecy of Joseph Smith FAILED to come to pass then Josephs Smith if a FALSE prophet plain and simple. And they only way around this SOUND Biblical TRUTH is to re-write the Holy Bible. And may God have mercy on the souls of them who ADD or TAKE AWAY from the very word of Almighty God himself by adding or taking away WORDS from the original manuscripts. For you see, by their OWN admission the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints has said and I quote from one of the OFFICIAL Mormon LDS websites.

Please read the position and belief of the Mormon Church in regard to the King James Verison and all other English translations of the Holy Bible. Here is a quote from a Mormon article called “The Word of God” in the article What the Bible means to Latter-Day Saints. The Emphasis is mine.

 

Word of God 

 

“Because the Latter-day Saints are bold enough in today’s world to announce an open canon of scripture, some traditional Christians are quick to suggest that the Bible does not occupy a prominent place among us. They could not, of course, be more wrong. Elder M. Russell Ballard declared:

Brothers and sisters, I am sure many of you have had the experience of hearing people say that “Mormons are not Christians because they have their own Bible, the Book of Mormon.” To anyone harboring this misconception, we say that we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and the author of our salvation and that we believe, revere, and love the Holy Bible. We DO HAVE ADDITIONAL SACRED SCRIPTURE, including the Book of Mormon, but it supports the Bible, never substituting for it. . . .

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that “all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable” (2 Timothy 3:16). We love the Bible and other scriptures. That may be surprising to some who may not be aware of our belief in the Bible as the revealed word of God. It is one of the pillars of our faith, a powerful witness of the Savior and of Christ’s ongoing influence in the lives of those who worship and follow Him. The more we read and study the Bible and its teachings, the more clearly we see the doctrinal underpinnings of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. We tend to love the scriptures that we spend time with. We may need to balance our study in order to love and understand all scripture.

You young people especially, do not discount or devalue the Holy Bible. It is the sacred, holy record of the Lord’s life. The Bible contains hundreds of pages more than all of our other scripture combined. It is the bedrock of all Christianity. We do not criticize or belittle anyone’s beliefs. Our great responsibility as Christians is to share all that God has revealed with all of His sons and daughters.

Those who join this Church do not give up their faith in the Bible—they strengthen it. The Book of Mormon does not dilute nor diminish nor de-emphasize the Bible. On the contrary, it expands, extends, and exalts it. The Book of Mormon testifies of the Bible, and both testify of Christ. [1]

Careful observers of Mormonism are quick to point out that the Book of Mormon itself explains that “plain and precious” truths were taken away or kept back from the Bible before it was compiled (see 1 Nephi 13:20–40). In addition, one of our articles of faith states, “We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly” (Articles of Faith 1:8). The question is not whether there have been scribal errors through the centuries—there have been. The question is not whether the Bible is the word of God—it is. The question is not whether the Bible can be relied upon with confidence if in fact there have been errors in the text—it can. One Christian scholar, Timothy Paul Jones, has written: “Supposing that God did inspire the original New Testament writings and that he protected those writings from error—are the available copies of the New Testament manuscripts sufficiently accurate for us to grasp the truth that God intended in the first century? I believe that the answer to this question is YES. The ancient manuscripts were not copied perfectly. Yet they were copied with enough accuracy for us to comprehend what the original authors intended.” [2]

 

 

So then, one of the elders of the Mormon Church AFFIRMS that the Mormon Church believes that all of the available translations of the Bible were copied with ENOUGH ACCURACY for us to comprehend what the ORIGINAL authors INTENDED. So even if the King James Verison is JUST enough efficiently accurate then that means that the King James Version is MORE than ENOUGH in its efficient accuracy for reproof and for correction in exposing the error of INTERPRETATION made by FALSE teachers, FALSE prophets, and FALSE church denominations where their teachings are NOT SOUND Biblical teachings.

So even though you now know that the Mormon Church approves that King James translation but does NOT approve some of the INTERPRETATIONS made by other church denominations, I still want my Mormon readers to COMPARE your own Bible, the Joseph’s Smith Translation, with the King James Version. Especially with the verses that I quote in this study and in other studies that I have on Mormonism. So when I quote from the King James Bible, I am NOT asking you to believe ONLY the King James Bible. 

But rather, I am asking you to believe ONLY God’s TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ written in the New Testament of the Holy Bible ITSELF that can be easily understood by a small child from EVERY Bible translation there is. I want you to read and compare ALL translations of the Bible. For if you put all you trust in just ONE translation of the Bible, you stand a chance of being DECEIVED by one of those verse in that one Bible that may have been incorrect translated just enough to MISLEAD you to believe something the God never intended you to believe.


POINT #4. 

You will read documented proof that Joseph Smith was a FALSE prophet.

So then, let us continue with point #4 to read the documented proof that Joseph Smith was a FALSE prophet by reading from an OFFICAL Mormon LDS Church website.

Let us begin by reading the warning of Jesus to be on guard for the false prophets in the last days.

 

Please read Matthew 7:15-27.

 

Beware of FALSE prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves

16.  You shall know them BY their FRUITS. Do men gather grapes of thorns or figs of thistles? 

17.  Even so, every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit

18.  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 

19.  Every tree that brings NOT forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire

20.  Wherefore, BY their FRUITS, you shall know them

21.  Not every one that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the WILL of my Father which is in heaven

22.  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? And in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works? 

23.  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.” 

 

Build Your House on the Rock

 

Matthew 7:24,25.  

 

Therefore, whosoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 

25.  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 

26.  And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does them NOT, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 

27.  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.”

 

In other words, what we BELIEVE and TEACH had better AGREE perfectly with what Jesus taught his disciples under the New Covenant written down for us to read in the New Testament of the Holy Bible for us to read and study for ourselves LEST we become DECEIVED by a false prophet or a false teacher to be misled to build our house upon the sand and it FALL and the fall of it be GREAT.

So HOW do you KNOW with absolute certainty that Joseph Smith was TRULY ordained by God or NOT ordained by God?

Do you believe the prophet Joseph Smith just because he SAID he was ordained of God?

Have you ever TESTED his claim as a prophet ordained by God by closely examing what Joseph Smith taught compared to what the Bible itself actually teaches?

Now, we have already TESTED the LIFE of Joseph Smith to see if he OBEYED the WILL of Almighty God the Father as Jesus said in Matthew 7:16-27 which we just read. And we have already seen in this study far more proof than what anyone needs to KNOW beyond any shadow of a doubt that Joseph Smith did NOT OBEY the WILL of Almighty God the Father to overcome sin in his life to live a GODLY lifestyle. And that BAD fruit that Joseph Smith produced continually which he tried to deny and cover-up prove that he was a FALSE prophet all by itself.

But there is another way that we can TEST to see if Joseph Smith was a true prophet or a false prophet. And that way is to test and see if ALL of his prophecies came to pass just as he prophesied.

 

Please read Deuteronomy 18:18-22.

 

“I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto you, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. (And it was Jesus ALONE who fulfilled this prophecy)

19.  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. 

20.  BUT the prophet, which shall PRESUME to speak a word in my name, which I have NOT commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die

21.  And if you say in your HEART, How shall we KNOW the word which the LORD has NOT spoken

22.  When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, IF the thing follow NOT, nor COME to PASS, that is the THING which the LORD has NOT spoken, but the prophet has spoken IT PRESUMPTUSOUSLY: you shall NOT be afraid of him.” 

 

So all that any Mormon needs to do is to find just ONE SINGLE prophecy the Joseph Smith said would happen that did NOT happen just the ways the Joseph Smith said it will be then you shall NEVER have to FEAR that prophet because he is NOT a TRUE prophet of Almighty God. And he only ASSUMED that it was the Lord God who told him to speak in the Lord name.

Now, the generation of Mormon Christians who lived in the day of Joseph Smith sincerely believed with all their heart that BEFORE they all died that they would build the City of New Jerusalem near the town of Independence located in Jackson County, Missouri. And hey believed it would be a literal city because they bought land in Jackson County, Missouri, in the United States and started making plans for building the city of New Jerusalem. And their sincere belief was based SOLELY upon the revelations that the prophet Joseph Smith said came from the Lord. Please read it for yourself from an OFFICIAL Mormon website. The emphasis is mine.

 

Doctrines and Covenants 84:2-5,31

 

1 A arevelation of Jesus Christ unto his servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and six elders, as they bunited their hearts and clifted their voices on high.

2 Yea, the word of the Lord concerning his church, established in the last days for the arestoration of his people, as he has spoken by the mouth of his bprophets, and for the cgathering of his dsaints to stand upon eMount Zion, which shall be the city of fNew Jerusalem.

3 Which city shall be abuilt, beginning at the btemple lot, which is appointed by the finger of the Lord, IN the western boundaries of the State of Missouri, and cdedicated BY the hand of Joseph Smith, Jun., and others with whom the Lord was well pleased.

4 Verily THIS IS the word of the Lord, that the city aNew Jerusalem shall be built BY the gathering of the saints, beginning at this place, even the place of the temple, which btemple shall be creared in THIS dgeneration.

5 For verily THIS generation shall NOT all apass away UNTIL an bhouse shall be built unto the Lord, and a ccloud shall rest upon it, which cloud shall be even the dglory of the Lord, which shall fill the house.”

 

 

 

Now, because of the strong sincere belief of the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints another FALSE teaching has arisen among a splinter group that broke off from the main group of Latter-Dat Saints. Due to the sincere belief that the city of Jerusalem would be dedicated BY the hand of Joseph Smith himself and he DIED before the prophecy was fulfilled another splinter group of former Mormons believes in REINCARNATION. They sincerely believe that Joseph Smith will be REINCARNATED as a baby in another mother's would so that the prophecy of Joseph Smith can be fulfilled. That group is called Unity. Here is their logo so you can see that it is just another BABYLONIAN FALSE religion that calls themselves Christians.

The winged sun disc in the same symbol used by the Jehovah’s Witnesses that was taken from ancient Babylonian worship of Baal. So that should tell you what spirit the Unity church is following.

Let us continue with point number six the SIN of PRIDE in Joseph Smith.

 

POINT #5. 

You will read documented proof that Joseph Smith EXALTED himself ABOVE Jesus Christ.

 

Please read the very words of Joseph Smith BOASTING that he did a better job than the Apostle Pai; the Apostle Peter, the Apostle John, and even better than our Lor Jesus Christ himself. The emphasis is mine.

 

History of the Church, Vol. 6, pp. 408-409

 

I have more to BOAST of than ever any man had. I am the ONLY man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that NO man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet.”

 

Now, are YOU, my Mormon readers, going to sit there or stand there and still cling to your belief the Joseph Smith was a true prophet of Almighty God? No TRUE prophet of Almighty God would ever BOAST that he is BETTER than his MASTER. Jesus said the NO man is above his Master.

 

Please read Matthew 10:24.

 

“The disciple is NOT above his master, nor the servant ABOVE his lord.”


So that tells me that Joseph Smith’s true master was Satan and not our Lord Jesus Christ. You have no need to FEAR the FALSE prophet, Joseph Smith.

In this study, I have shown you SOUND Biblical proof the Joseph Smith is a FALSE prophet. And Joseph Smith himself has shown you that he is NOT a TRUE prophet of God by his UNGODLY LIFESTYLE of living in ADULTERY and LYING to cover-up and HIDE his SIN. And in many previous studies, I have shown you CONTRADICTION after CONTRADICTION where one book used by the Mormon Church CONTRADICTS another book used by the Mormon Church.

And, be assured that there are MANY more contradictions in the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints than I have shown to you. We have barely scratched the surface. But I will save those many contradictions in the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints for Part 7 of this study. In Part 5 and Part 6, I have addressed the LIFE of Joseph Smith. If you have not yet read Part 1 of this study then I implore you to do so.

Also, be assured that there are MANY more contradictions in the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints. We have barely scratched the surface. But I will save those many contradictions in the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints for Part 7 of this study. In Part 5 and Part 6, I will be addressing the LIFE of Joseph Smith. If you have not yet read Part 1 of this study then I implore you to do so. 

For Part 1 please click on this link “A LETTER TO MORMON CHRISTIANS”. And to continue reading contradiction #8 plus several more in Part 3 please click on this link “WHAT DOES ANOTHER TESTAMENT TRULY MEAN?”

For Part 4 click on this link “WHERE ARE THE MAPS IN THE BOOK OF MORMON?” 

For Part 5 click on JOSEPH SMITH THE SEER!”

You just finished Part 6 “THE LIFE OF JOSEPH SMITH!”

To continue ready Part 7 please click on the study “IS TITHING TAUGHT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT?”

Also, in closing, here is a LINK to ANOTHER website that is NOT mine that has many other online resources to help Mormon see the TRUTH that Mormonism is NOT sound Biblical Christianity and that they are being DECEIVED by the contradictory teachings of the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Days Saints. This LINK also has some pointers on how to EFFECTIVELY witness to Mormons.

 If you are a Christian who thinks that they will never come across a Mormon in PERSON you can still witness to Mormons all over the world on the Internet. So avail yourself to some of the best witnessing material available. Please understand that I do not agree with all their teachings but they do have many thought-provoking questions that all Mormons should be asking themselves for their very eternal life is at stake.

Read all the studies that I have under the heading >>>MORMONISM<<< and also check out this LINK of ONLINE RESOURCES for WITNESSING to MORMONS

 

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God in his ONLY word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible.

 

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

 

Brother Mark.

 

 

 

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