Ensign, ‘Insights from the Doctrine and Covenants about the Father and the Son,’ January 2017; “…the Doctrine and Covenants helps us learn about Jesus Christ because it teaches powerful truths concerning “His divinity, His majesty, His perfection, His love, and His redeeming power””
John 20:31; “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
The truths about Jesus have already been written, and trusted for thousands of years. One could spend a lifetime studying what we already have in scripture, and as Jesus told the Samaritan woman, whoever drinks from Him will never thirst. John 4:14
Joseph Smith’s teachings are the polar opposite of what God gave to us in His word.
“The Prophet Joseph Smith taught: “When we understand the character of God, and know how to come to Him, He begins to unfold the heavens to us. … When we are ready to come to Him, He is ready to come to us.”3” – Norman W. Gardner
If this is true, John 3:16-17 is a lie. God came to us first, not the other way around. We wouldn’t have known to go to God if He hadn’t intervened on our behalf.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”