A Young Folk’s History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, pp.11, 13;

The enemy is the evil one, the devil …who mixed his lies with Christ’s truths, until in time the pure gospel was not to be found on the earth.

This was the condition of the world for hundreds of years. Then the Lord wished to restore the true gospel and … moved upon Columbus to discover this land of America… and good men whom you have read about in your American history: Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, and many others. … and the Lord himself came from heaven, also his servants Moroni, Peter, James, and John to bring the glad tidings to all who live on the earth.

Then the Lord called some more servants …The first and greatest of these servants is known by the name of Joseph Smith, the Prophet.

Though Joseph did not get much of an education at school, yet he was a great student ; and then God became his teacher, so that before he died, as you will see, he became one of the most learned men in the world.”

James 3:14; “But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.”

Oh my, what a tangled web we weave…

I’ve expressed many times how confusing it can be growing up in Utah Mormonism, and lending credibility to that claim is a book I found online noted above. This was/is a 180 page book written for kids in Utah, used at all grade levels. It’s publication date is 1889,

Now I’m a hardcore believer God took extraordinary measures in orchestrating events in history including America’s founding fathers, in addition to Columbus’ voyages, et al. However, when teaching the next generation about these things, they need to be done in context.

Moreover, evidence speaks for itself…where is Joe Smith’s name in the books of most ‘learned men’? When history refers to the world’s smartest people, or noted missionaries, we see Einstein, Da Vinci, Newton, Bonheoffer, Livingstone, Bunyan, et al, but no Joseph Smith.

Please, remember to pray for the Lord to keep minds of young people in Utah clear of confusion. Tomorrow we’re looking at another lesson from this book showing more incorrect info of historical events.

With Love in Christ;


1 Corinthians 1:18