Food For Thought: Joseph Smith the Prophet?

Ever heard the saying, "Many roads lead to God"? With so many religions claiming to be the way, how can we know that Christianity is the right one? Apart from the Bible (which I do believe is the starting point Jesus said, "I am the WAY..."), it helps to examine other religions. For example, by comparing them to Christianity and cross examining them in other ways based on evidence, we can determine who is right and who is wrong. Today, I'd like to present one piece of food for thought on Mormonism. Keep in mind that this is just ONE of many things I could point out (and probably will as time goes on)... Please also peruse the links, since they document the claims being presented.

Did You Know...

As Mormonism's founder, Joseph Smith is touted as a Prophet through whom God revealed His "laws, ordinances, and gospel." Joseph Smith made many prophecies in the Name of God, so was He really speaking what God was leading Him to speak? Since Mormons claim to stand on equal footing with Christianity, we would expect Joseph Smith's prophecies to line up with the Biblical standard: “…when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously...” (see Deuteronomy 18:20-22). So is Joseph Smith a true prophet? Judge for yourself: It is estimated that Smith spoke fifty to sixty prophecies which did not come to pass! In fact, in a letter to his family explaining why he left the LDS church, former Mormon Dick Baer made a list of 53 such prophecies made by Smith! What does this say about Joseph Smith?

"The visions of your prophets were false and worthless; they did not expose your sin to ward off your captivity. The prophecies they gave you were false and misleading." ~ Lamentations 2:14 (NIV)


  1. Thanks for giving us the facts! That's a great piece of information to have on hand!

  2. I'm going to check out those links, looks like some good info there.
    I would like to point out the answer to the idea that all roads lead to the same place - they do - to the Judgment Seat of Christ. It's where you go from there that makes all the difference.

  3. great post Miss S! I hope you had a blessed Christmas... i did, at my parents place.

    Wish you a blessed and prosperous year 2011....I've missed reading your posts.

  4. I'm surprised how popular Mormonism has become in the past 20, 30 years. Not too many people seem willing to take it on, hold it up to the light. You go, girl!

  5. Very interesting! Can't wait for more of these Food for Thoughts! :)

  6. @Dakota - You're welcome! Glad you find it useful!

    @AL - Absolutely! No argument there! :)

    @Ruth - I'm so glad you're back! Thank you for your kind words. Thanks for stopping by, and a belated Merry Christmas and happy new year to you, as well.

    @Rebecca - Thank you! I've read several books which expose Mormonism, and it seems to me that if someone merely glances at it, they will walk away thinking that it IS Christianity; but once you examine the facts, it all crumbles. In fact, I believe this is why the Bible constantly tells us to take heed to the sound doctrine of the Word of God. More on Mormonism coming soon!

  7. Wow, that was great! Enough food for thought to throw out all of Mormonism together! :D


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