False Prophecy of Joseph Smith

16 April

Mormon God Can’t Keep Promises

D&C 62:6, 9; “Behold, I, the Lord, have brought you together that the promise might be fulfilled, that the faithful among you should be preserved and rejoice together in the land of Missouri. I, the Lord, promise the faithful and cannot lie. Behold, the kingdom is yours. And behold, and lo, I am with the faithful always. Even so. Amen.”

Prophecy given August 13, 1831. History of the Church 1:205-206.

The faithful weren’t preserved – in fact they were kicked out of Missouri. Always remember, it only takes one false prophecy to prove a prophet wrong – Deut. 18:20-22.

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2 Responses to “False Prophecy of Joseph Smith”

  1. fred April 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    If you use a single standard on the Bible Prophets as you do on Latter-Day Prophets, you have just proven the Bible Prophets to be false.

    You might want to rethink your standard.

    From: Joseph Smith/Alleged false prophecies/The prophetic test in Deuteronomy 18

    http://en.fairmormon.org/Joseph_Smith/Prophecies/The_prophetic_test_in_Deuteronomy_18

    The purpose in raising this issue is not to question the wisdom of the Lord, nor the truthfulness of the Bible, but to point out that an overly critical attitude and a strict application of Deut. 18:22 may reject even true, Biblical prophets. If we try hard enough to find reasons to reject a prophet, we will surely succeed—but beware lest we judge unwisely and reject those whom God has sent and anointed, even though they be mortal and fallible.

    . . .

    Nathan

    Other examples include Nathan:
    In 2 Samuel 7:5-17, we read that the prophet Nathan unequivocally prophesied to David that through his son Solomon the Davidic empire would be established “forever,” that the children of Israel would dwell in the promised land “and move no more,” and that the “children of wickedness” would no longer afflict them. These things are quite clearly stated. No conditions are attached to these promises, none whatsoever.[8]
    Yet this prophecy clearly did not prove successful if it is interpreted literally. Clearly, human sin or choice will affect whether God will choose to bless or punish them—this is implicit in all such prophecies.

  2. camdenc April 18, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    “Human sin or choice will affect whether God will choose to bless or punish them…”
    I found the same commentary on that passage on a webpage when I searched the verse you mentioned.

    So who’s sin or choice affected the establishment of the LDS people in Missouri?

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