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just responding to your question about if any of Joseph's prophecies came true

  1. profile image55
    passingthewordposted 7 years ago

    just responding to your question about if any of Joseph's prophecies came true

    none. here are a few false prophecies

    Young Women Journal Vol. 3 PG 263-264, Joseph Smith Described, “the inhabitants of the moon as being about six-foot tall, dressed like Quakers, and living to be about 1000 Years Old.

    Brigham Young also stated in 1870 in the Journal of Discourses Vol. 13 PG 271, That the sun was also inhabited.

    (History of the Church, Vol. 5, page 394) The United States Government to be overthrown in a few years.

    (History of the Church (HC), vol. 6, p. 116,) Congress to be broken up as a government.

    (History of the Church, Vol. 1, pp. 315-316) Pestilence, Hail, Famine

  2. cresandsuzanne profile image57
    cresandsuzanneposted 7 years ago

    I agree my fellow historian!!!--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  3. Monty_D_RM profile image61
    Monty_D_RMposted 7 years ago

    There is no evidence from Joseph Smith's day that he ever said such a thing. The sole source for this claim is one person's journal entry from 1881 that was published in 1892. Joseph Smith died in 1844.

    But even if he did think that there were people living on the moon, so what? It was a common belief of the day. There had been a newspaper hoax in Joseph's day in which it was claimed that Sir John Herschel had discovered that the moon was inhabited by people. Further, did any Old or New Testament prophet show a knowledge of science close to that of us today, or a knowledge that would be acceptable to the hard-hearted Bible critics of today? Did any of them grasp the nature of subatomic particles, of relativity, or did they know the value of pi or proper ways to classify birds and mammals?

    Does the "moon men" belief make Joseph Smith any less of a prophet than was Joshua, who was fooled by a false report from the Gibeonites in Joshua 9? Was he any less of a prophet than the blind patriarch Isaac, who was fooled by his son Jacob into giving a blessing meant for his brother (Genesis 27:12, 35)? (See also 1 Kings 13 for an example of a prophet being fooled by the lies of others.) Remember, prophets don't speak prophetically in every little thing.

    As for the US government being overthrown, according to the thinking of the time, we just had an overthrow of government during the 2010 election. The party in power was "overthrown" and voted out of office.

  4. profile image55
    passingthewordposted 7 years ago

    More false Prophecies That Joseph Smith Made
    Prophecy about Jesus' return within 56 years(History of the Church, vol. 2, p. 189)
    Prophecy that the temple would be built in Missouri within Smith's Generation (Doctrines and Covenants 84:2-5,31.)
    85 years old - "I prophesy in the name of the Lord God, .. the Son of Man will not come in the clouds of heaven till I am eighty-five years old.... D&C 130:14-17
    Just to name a few.

 
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