False Prophecies of Joseph Smith
Elders to Save American Constitution in Joseph’s Lifetime
Journal of Discourses 6:152; “It is said that brother Joseph in his lifetime declared that the Elders of this Church should step forth at a particular time when the Constitution should be in danger, and rescue it, and save it. This may be so; but I do not recollect that he said exactly so. I believe he said something like this—that the time would come when the Constitution and the country would be in danger of an overthrow; and said he, If the Constitution be saved at all, it will be by the Elders of this Church. I believe this is about the language, as nearly as I can recollect it.” – Orson Hyde, Salt Lake City, January 3, 1858
It sounds as if Mr. Hyde is reluctantly admitting that Smith was wrong. It makes you wonder how he could go on preaching and how those in the audience could go on accepting the lies of all their leaders.
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