Joseph Smith, Testing His Claims To Be A Prophet

Mormon prophet, Joseph Fielding Smith stated, “Mormonism must stand or fall on the story of Joseph Smith. He was either a Prophet of God, divinely called, properly appointed and commissioned or he was one of the biggest frauds this world has ever seen. There is no middle ground. If Joseph was a deceiver, who willfully attempted to mislead people, then he should be exposed, his claims should be refuted, and his doctrines shown to be false…” (Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 1 pp.188-189 Therefore, we will look at the different prophesies that Joseph Smith made to see if they came to pass or not.  Saying that you are a prophet of God and getting them wrong is what makes a person a false prophet.  Now, getting multiple prophecies wrong makes it more obvious.  You will see below, four different prophesies that didn’t take place as Joseph Smith said they would.  Should people be alarmed by this if they are part of the Mormon religion?  Of course, it should.  Everything they believe in resides on whether Joseph Smith is a prophet or not.

On September 22 and 23, 1832, Joseph Smith prophesied of a temple in Missouri, which would be built in his generation and dedicated by him also. It is written, “A revelation of Jesus Christ unto his servant Joseph Smith, Jun., and six elders, as they united their hearts and lifted their voices on high. Yea, the word of the Lord concerning his church, established in the last days for the restoration of his people, as he has spoken by the mouth of his prophets, and for the gathering of his saints to stand upon Mount Zion, which shall be the city of New Jerusalem. Which city shall be built, beginning at the temple lot, which is appointed by the finger of the Lord, in the western boundaries of the State of Missouri, and dedicated by the hand of Joseph Smith, Jun., and others with whom the Lord was well pleased. Verily this is the word of the Lord, that the city New Jerusalem shall be built by the gathering of the saints, beginning at this place, even the place of the temple, which temple shall be reared in this generation.” (Doctrines and Covenants 84:2-4) Did this happen? No.

In 1832, Joseph Smith gave a prophecy in regard to the state of the sun, moon, and stars. Even so much to say that the sun will no longer give light, the moon becoming blood red, and stars falling from the skies. Here is that false prophecy. “For not many days hence and the earth shall tremble and reel to and fro as a drunken man; and the sun shall hide his face, and shall refuse to give light; and the moon shall be bathed in blood; and the stars shall become exceedingly angry, and shall cast themselves down as a fig that falleth from off a fig tree. And after your testimony cometh wrath and indignation upon the people.” (Doctrine and Covenants 88:87,88) we are now in 2023 and the sun is still out each day and has not stopped giving light. We’ve had blood moons, but they have not continued for more than a few minutes. As for the stars, they are out as vibrant as always in the clear skies at night. Did Joseph Smith’s prophecy come to pass? No.

Joseph Smith claimed to have a revelation from the Lord concerning the Civil War in 1832. The details of this prophecy did not come to pass and is false. It reads, “verily, thus saith the Lord concerning the wars that will shortly come to pass, beginning at the rebellion of South Carolina, which will eventually terminate in the death and misery of many souls; And the time will come that war will be poured out upon all nations, beginning at this place. For behold, the Southern States shall be divided against the Northern States, and the Southern States will call on other nations, even the nation of Great Britain, as it is called, and they shall also call upon other nations, in order to defend themselves against other nations; and then war shall be poured out upon all nations.” (Doctrines and Covenants 87:1-3) This war was between the northern and southern states, as well as certain countries. However, this war was not poured out upon all nations and is a false prophecy. So did this prophecy take place?  No.

In February 1835, Joseph Smith declared that Jesus’s second coming would occur in 1891.  This was 56 years later.  How in Jesus’s return it would wind up the scene for the times of this earth, for the pruning of the vineyard would be over.  It is written, “President Smith then stated that the meeting had been called because God had commanded it, and it was made known to him by a vision and by the Holy Spirit. He then gave a relation of some of the circumstances attending us while journeying to Zion–our trials, sufferings; and said God had not designed all this for nothing, but He had it in remembrance yet; and it was the will of God that those who went to Zion, with a determination to lay down their lives, if necessary, should be ordained to the ministry, and go forth to prune the vineyard for the last time, or the coming of the Lord, which was nigh–even fifty-six years should wind up the scene.” (History of the Church, vol. 2, p. 182 And so we learn that in 1891, Jesus was supposed to return to the earth in His Second Coming.  Did this happen? No.

Nine years later, in 1844, Joseph Smith died.  This was bound to happen after all his false prophesies.  The list above is something to look seriously at, especially since there are probably more false prophesies out there. Speaking of this false prophet, it is written, “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. And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.” (Deuteronomy 18:20-22) Therefore, we do not regard Joseph Smith as a prophet of God.  His false prophecies are just the icing on the cake as to why He cannot be trusted.  My friends, do not trust men, for they are bound to lead you astray.  The truth is, Mormonism is a cult and should not be trusted.  Amen.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray for the sake of the Mormon people.  They are under a great deception and aren’t even aware of it.  Since this cult came on the scene, Joseph Smith had been declaring false prophesy after false prophecy.  Not only this, but his adulterous lifestyle has disqualified him to be your servant.  God, people worship and praise this man not realizing that He is currently in hell.  It is sad, that when asking people about Joseph, they would rather go to hell with him if that is where he is at.  They would rather follow Him it seems then to be with You, Jesus.  This is very sad, and I pray that this idol worship will stop.  Thank You, Lord, for showing me the truth of not only this wicked man but also the cult that he started with Mormonism.  I was once lost, having been born and raised in this religion, but then You found me.  Finally, the scales have fallen off my eyes and I can see You and Your truth.  It is hard to believe that I was being led by man-made teachings for those 33 years of my life.  Everything makes so much more sense now.  Thank You, God, for rescuing me.  I love you, Jesus.  Amen.

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  1. At some point, it is hoped that Mormons will see that JS was a false prophet. According to theBible, it only takes one false prophecy to label someone a false prophet. Paul Gee has included 4 strong prophecies that failed. While a lot of Smith’s prophecies are open ended or are dependent upon some other factor, none of these are. These are shared in hopes that Mormons will begin to see that there is no other answer. JS was a false prophet.


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