Journal of Discourses 13:166 “I wish life eternal. I want salvation…This principle of inspiration has sustained the Elders of Israel in every age of the world. It is that which sustained Joseph Smith from the day he commenced his career as a servant of God until the time that he sealed his testimony with his blood. Somebody has got to pay the bill for the shedding of that innocent blood.” – Wilford Woodruff, Salt Lake City, December 12, 1869
Also see this at Mormon Research Ministry.
Romans 12:19 “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”
We’re wondering why Mr. Woodruff hadn’t considered the following…
1.The people that killed Joe Smith were probably killed by Smith himself during the gun battle at the jail… History of the Church 6:616-618
2.God said vengeance belonged to Him, not us.
3.Twenty-five years had passed since Joe Smith’s death, so why is this still a topic of discussion for them?
4.Whose blood should be spilt 25 yrs. after the fact?
5.What purpose would be had by killing people because Joe Smith was killed?
If you’re LDS, what do you think about this?
With Love in Christ;