False Prophecies of Joseph Smith

24 May

Unanswered Prayers

D&C 29:6; “And, as it is written—Whatsoever ye shall ask in faith, being united in prayer according to my command, ye shall receive.”

Prophecy given in September 1830 in Fayette, NY.  History of the Church 1:112. 

If this prophecy was true the Saints would still be in Kirtland, Ohio.  Instead they were driven out of Kirtland to Missouri then to Nauvoo then to Utah.  Certainly they prayed for God to stay the hands of their enemies, yet we see and can only imagine what they must have thought when the Mormon god kept letting them down. 

See Jesus’ promises in Matt. 21:22, Mark 11:35 & John 14:13-14, 15:7.

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2 Responses to “False Prophecies of Joseph Smith”

  1. shematwater May 30, 2012 at 6:37 am #

    We know what many of them thought, as we have their diaries.

    As to beign a false prophecy, did you not read the requirement of faith? There were enough among them of insufficient faith to attain the blessings that you speak of. They were in need of being tested and tried to prove and strengthen their faith.

  2. shematwater May 30, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    Oh, and let us look at Christ’s promises in the Bible.

    Matthew 21: 22
    “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”

    Notice that here we also have the requirement of asking in faith.

    John 15: 7
    “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”

    Again a requirement to having prayers answered.

    John 14: 13-14 doesn’t mention a requirement, but it can be assumed to follow the same pattern, as Christ would not contradict himself.
    Mark 11 only has 33 verses.

    So, basically, what is stated in D&C 29: 6 is what is stated in Matthew 21: 22 and John 15: 7

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