Journal of Discourses 13:54; “The Lord permitted the enemies of the Kingdom of God to take away the life of His servant Joseph, as He did of His servants in ancient days. The blood of the testator was shed, and now the testament is in full force. Joseph had lifted up his voice in solemn warning to the inhabitants of the earth, and declared that God had spoken in these latter days. But his blood and that of other holy men and Saints was shed by wicked men…” – George Quayle Cannon, Salt Lake, December 5, 1869



Hebrews 9:16; “For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.”

We have a couple of questions about Mr. Cannon’s comments.

1.Who benefitted by Smith’s death?

2.Was Smith’s ‘testimony’ not in full force when he was living?

3.Who, if anyone, gained salvation when Smith was killed?

4.Why did Mr. Cannon use biblical phrases when he didn’t believe the Bible had been translated correctly?

If you’re LDS, please know that we pray for you daily dear one! Think about the importance the Church places on Joseph Smith, and check yourself to see if you’ve replaced Jesus with Joseph.

With Love in Christ;


1 Cor 1:18