No Confession of Joseph is the Anti-Christ

Journal of Discourses 8:177; “I will now give my scripture—”Whosoever confesseth that Joseph Smith was sent of God to reveal the holy Gospel to the children of men, and lay the foundation for gathering Israel, and building up the kingdom of God on the earth, that spirit of God; and every spirit that does not confess that God has sent Joseph Smith, and revealed the everlasting Gospel to and through him, is of Anti-christ.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, September 9, 1860

1 John 4:1-3; “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”

I find it interesting Mr. Young used the terms “holy Gospel”, “gathering Israel”, “my scripture” and “building up the kingdom of God on earth” and here’s why.

1. “Gathering Israel” has to do with the time when God will perform a second gathering of the Israelites back to Israel; sometimes known as the “Diasporas”. It has absolutely nothing to do with Mormons or Mormonism or the gathering of Mormons in Independence, Missouri.  You can read about this in Isaiah 11:10-12 and other verses/passages in Ezekiel and Daniel.

2. Holy Gospel. The gospel according to Mormonism is polygamy. 

3. The Kingdom of God on earth.  News flash: it’s already here. This began with Jesus, not Joseph.  No one (and that means Joseph Smith) can add to or take away from the Kingdom of God. The numbers game, if you will, is all up to God. He’s the sole reason people are members of His Kingdom.

The Kingdom of God isn’t a place or a time in the future that takes place. It’s a theocratic system that’s taking place right here, right now and either you’re part of that kingdom or you’re not.

4. The most telling other than calling everyone but the Mormons the “anti-christ” is when Mr. Young used the term “my scripture”.

This is the one item in his “teaching” that he got right. This is indeed his very own scripture because it certainly isn’t from God!