The legacy of Joseph Smith has left an indelible mark upon many in the past two centuries and time has proven the life he lived and the god he introduced isn’t without controversy.
From polygamy and man’s godhood status to his views on the Bible, race and women; Smith’s interpretation of these things were diametrically opposed to everything historical Christianity knew and embraced.
Here are some highlights on the history of Joseph Smith and Mormonism.
A look at Smith’s translations of the Kinderhook Plates, the Greek Psalter, Book of Mormon and the Book of Abraham and anything else he tried to pass off as a message from God.
The LDS Church’s 2013 explanation of how Joe Smith translated the golden plates
Smith’s first vision, angels with flaming swords demanding polygamous lifestyles, Joseph Smith and Solomon Chamberlain’s similar visions and then there’s Moroni…or was it Nephi…