Mormon Doctrine Defines Joe Smith as a Liar

22 September

Mormon Doctrine, 2d ed. [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1966], 23; “Sex immorality stands next to murder in the category of personal crimes; it is “most abominable above all sins save it be the shedding of innocent blood or denying the Holy Ghost.” (Alma 39:5.) Anciently the penalty therefore was death; ‘the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.’ (Lev. 20:10; Deut. 22:21-29.) … There never was an adulterer, for instance, who was not also a liar; the two always go together.” – Bruce R. McConkie [emp. mine]

Leviticus 20:10; “And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.”

Doctrine and Covenants 132:61-63; “And again, as pertaining to the law of the priesthood—if any man espouse a virgin, and desire to espouse another, and the first give her consent, and if he espouse the second, and they are virgins, and have vowed to no other man, then is he justified; he cannot commit adultery for they are given unto him; for he cannot commit adultery with that that belongeth unto him and to no one else.

62 And if he have ten virgins given unto him by this law, he cannot commit adultery, for they belong to him, and they are given unto him; therefore is he justified.

63 But if one or either of the ten virgins, after she is espoused, shall be with another man, she has committed adultery, and shall be destroyed…”

Dictionary.com defines adulterer and adultery as ‘voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone who is not their lawful spouse’.

Apparently the Church didn’t think too highly of adulterers, yet they didn’t categorize polygamy as such.

If Smith’s revelation from this god was true, why did he marry women who weren’t virgins? At least 11 of his wives were married to other men at the time he married them.

Why didn’t this god consider Smith’s marriages after Emma acts of adultery, but not the women who did the same thing? Weren’t those 11 women guilty of adultery?

McConkie’s statement was very telling about Smith’s character. Since Smith was an adulterer, it must mean he was a liar as well.

Why would you place the welfare of your eternal life in the hands of a liar? Don’t you deserve better than this? God thinks you do!

Lastly, why was the Church practicing polygamy when it was clearly illegal? Notice the wording the Times and Seasons which was a church-run periodical editing by Orson Pratt. You can find this and the 119 other denials in our article 120 Polygamy Denials.

Polygamy Denial/Church Law doesn’t Allow it

Times and Seasons, v. 5, p. 715; “The law of the land and the rules of the church do not allow one man to have more than one wife alive at once…” Nov. 15, 1844 

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One Response to “Mormon Doctrine Defines Joe Smith as a Liar”

  1. susan james September 22, 2017 at 12:36 am #

    Thinking about the many cults, sects, etc. of various religions, sex is foremost in one way or another. Usually the leader makes the rules, such as segregation of men and women, but he himself has a different set of rules.

    I can name many such as Branch Davidians, 1992, in Waco, Tx. The “Prophet” had his own rules and gave the people others. Likewise, Smith and other false prophets even today. Look at FLDS.

    Sex and polygamy are notoriously a common thread in these cults. This goes back to the dawn of time. One can read of all the religions in the Bible’s OT of them. Our Triune God forbade mingling and marriage with these people.

    This all serves a a warning and how God punished the people. Yet today, people don’t see this in the ‘newer’ cults; they don’t compare Smith to the Bible in his practices, doctrine, etc. They follow Smith thinking that the teachings and practices are something new and different.

    Of course, it’s the same old satan deceiving them as the people of the OT were deceived.

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