One of the most egregious lies from Joseph Smith has to be his false claim that Jesus’ atonement for man’s sin took place in the Garden of Gethsemane.

D&C 19:18“Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink—”

1.Mormons don’t believe Jesus is God.

2.Jesus didn’t pay for sins in the Garden of Gethsemane.

3.Smith made Jesus out to be a weak man in his description of supposed events in Gethsemane.


There are 30 OT prophecies and/or foreshadowing events of Jesus’ payment for man’s sin on the cross. We can read how each of them were foretold and fulfilled in the Bible.

For the sake of time and space, today we’re looking at just 10 of those awesome prophecies. Please, do share these and other fulfilled promises of God with the Mormon you know!

With Love in Christ;


1 Cor. 1:18  …

OT Crucifixion Prophecies

Prophecy Fulfillment
People Stared at Him During Crucifixion
Psalm 22:17bThey look and stare upon me. Luke 23:35aAnd the people stood beholding.
Jesus Grouped With Criminals
Isaiah 53:12cAnd he was numbered with the transgressors. Luke 22:37bFor I say unto you,that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.
Jesus Would Thirst___________________________

Psalm 69:21

They gave me also gall for my meat; And in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

John 19:28

After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

Jesus Surrounded By Evil Spirits


Psalm 22:12-13

Many bulls have compassed me: Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me  round. 13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, As a ravening and a roaring lion.

Colossians 2:15

And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.


Prophecy Fulfillment
Jesus Sacrificed on Mountain God Tested Abraham
Genesis 22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh. Luke 23:33And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him.
Jesus Would Be Mocked
Psalm 22:7All they that see me laugh me to scorn: They shoot out the lip, they shake the head. Matthew 27:39And they that passed by reviled him,  wagging their heads.
Mockers Said He Trusted God Let Him Deliver Him
Psalm 22:8He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: Let him deliver him, seeing he  delighted in hi Matthew 27:43He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
Jesus Cried Out to God
Psalm 22:1My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Matthew 27:46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Jesus’ Kinsman Stood Afar Off
Psalm 38:11bAnd my kinsmen stand afar off Mark 15:40There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome.
Jesus Prayed for Enemies
Psalm 109:4For my love they are my adversaries: But I give myself unto prayer Luke 23:34aThen said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.