Joseph Smith’s Commentary on the Bible, p. 112 “Christ says, “No man knoweth the day or the hour when the Son of Man cometh.” . . . Did Christ speak this as a general principle throughout all generations? Oh no; he spoke in the present tense. No man that was then living upon the footstool of God knew the day or the hour. But he did not say that there was no man throughout all generations that should know the day or the hour. No, for this would be in flat contradiction with other scripture, for the prophet says that God will do nothing but what he will reveal unto his servants the prophets [Amos 3:7]. Consequently, if it is not made known to the prophets it will not come to pass.” – Joseph Smith
Amos 3:7 “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, But he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”
Matthew 24:36 “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”
Why did Mr. Smith believe Amos 3:7, but not Jesus?
Smith’s attempt at twisting the verse in Amos is reminiscent of the scene in the Garden of Eden.
Genesis 3:1-5 “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
Lastly beloved, why believe someone who’s given many false prophecies about this topic? You can read one of his big fails in our series 120+ False Prophecies of Joseph Smith. In 1835 he falsely told people Jesus would return within 56 yrs.
Ask the Mormon you know about these discrepancies!
With Love in Christ;