Jesus and Joseph Smith Related?
“Jesus Was Married”, pg. 94, by Ogden Kraut; “Since Joseph Smith did hold the keys of the kingdom in the last days, (D&C 65:2, 115:19) and was the “Rod” from the loins of the Stem of Jesse, he would have the blood of Abraham, Jesse, and the Savior, according to the testimony of scripture and revelation. It would be evident that Joseph Smith should also know these facts. The Prophet did understand them—and more—but he was reluctant to tell them because of the traditions and ideologies of modern Christianity.”
Jesus’ lineage can be found in the books of Matthew and Luke; neither of these books says anything about Joseph Smith being in the lineage of Jesus Christ.
Joseph was not the “Rod” from the loins of the Stem of Jesse – this is a reference to Jesus.
This phrase comes from Isaiah 11:1-2; “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.”
Additionally there is Romans 9:7 which says; “Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.”
This is also why the teachings of the Church are heretical. Here we have a “prophet of God” claiming to be a relative of Jesus. It’s as if he’s calling himself the savior as well. He was probably reluctant to say this aloud for fear they’d know that he had finally gone too far.