False Prophecies of Joseph Smith, The Trinity
Joseph created a problem for himself when he started declaring that God is an exalted man. In the beginning of his self-proclaimed career as a prophet the majority of his teachings went along with orthodox, biblical Christianity.
As time went on and people began flocking around the charismatic young man, something in Smith’s mind took a turn for the worst.
There are numerous examples of his inconsistencies so we’ll start right where Smith did – the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants.
2 Nephi 31:21; “And now, behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and the only and true doctrine of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, which is one God, without end. Amen.”
D&C 76:1-4; “Hear, O ye heavens, and give ear, O earth, and rejoice ye inhabitants thereof, for the Lord is God, and beside him there is no Savior.2 Great is his wisdom, marvelous are his ways, and the extent of his doings none can find out.3 His purposes fail not, neither are there any who can stay his hand.4 From eternity to eternity he is the same, and his years never fail.” – February 16, 1832
A decade later the disparity of Smith’s teachings had become abundantly clear.
D&C 130:22; “The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us.” – April 2, 1843
At the funeral of Elder King Follett (a devoted Mormon), Smith delivered the eulogy while declaring this new found revelation of the Mormon god.
Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg. 345; “God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens! That is the great secret. If the veil were rent today, and the great God who holds this world in its orbit, and who upholds all worlds and all things by his power, was to make himself visible,—I say, if you were to see him today, you would see him like a man in form—like yourselves…” – General Conference, April 1844
TPJS, pg. 372; “Many men say there is one God; the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are only one God. I say that is a strange God anyhow—three in one, and one in three! It is a curious organization. “Father, I pray not for the world, but I pray for them which thou hast given me.” “Holy Father, keep through Thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one as we are.” All are to be crammed into one God, according to sectarianism. It would make the biggest God in all the world. He would be a wonderfully big God—he would be a giant or a monster.”
As the reader can plainly see Smith’s idea on the nature of God had taken a 180 degree turn. The false teaching of God is enough to determine that Smith was a false prophet.