Arrogance of Joseph Smith
History of the Church 6:408-409; “Come on! ye prosecutors! ye false swearers! All hell, boil over! Ye burning mountains, roll down your lava! for I will come out on the top at last. 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.”
Deut. 34:10; “And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face.”
Deut. 28:66; “And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life.”
At the time of Smith’s boastful speech people had indeed left the fold. As a matter of fact it was an address towards the dissenters of the Church on Sunday, May 26, 1844.
Why would you follow anyone with an attitude like this? Prophets in the Old Testament were somewhat on the eccentric side and typically tried to keep to themselves. Moses was an exception to that rule, however none of them boasted of how wonderful they were. This attitude alone of Joseph Smith my friend, is a sign of a false prophet! How could you be certain he was from God when he boasts like this?