In February 1835, Joseph Smith declared that Jesus’s second coming would occur in 1891. This was 56 years later. How in Jesus’s return it would wind up the scene for the times of this earth, for the pruning of the vineyard would be over. It is written, “President Smith then stated that the meeting had been called because God had commanded it, and it was made known to him by a vision and by the Holy Spirit. He then gave a relation of some of the circumstances attending us while journeying to Zion–our trials, sufferings; and said God had not designed all this for nothing, but He had it in remembrance yet; and it was the will of God that those who went to Zion, with a determination to lay down their lives, if necessary, should be ordained to the ministry, and go forth to prune the vineyard for the last time, or the coming of the Lord, which was nigh–even fifty-six years should wind up the scene.” (History of the Church, vol. 2, p. 182) And so we learn that in 1891, Jesus was supposed to return to the earth in His Second Coming. Imagine how excited people were.
So did Jesus return in His second coming in 1891? No. Jesus has not returned to the earth yet. So what does this make Joseph Smith? A false prophet. It is written in God’s Word, the Bible, “but the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.” (Deuteronomy 18:20-22) So at the age of 29, Joseph Smith made a false prophecy about Jesus’s second coming. And the fact that Joseph Smith died at the age of 38 means that God had enough of him and his false teachings/prophecies. He died after giving so many false prophecies, for example, the coming of Jesus in 1891. It is evident that God was not with him.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that many Mormons will come to salvation. Their hope is dwindling every day they live, but still, some of them have come out of this cult by a miracle from Your hand each and every day. I am speaking of the one in the ninety and nine. The majority of these people will not receive Your servants on earth, nor You. They have already declared that they will worship the Father and not You, Jesus, the Son. Do they not realize that every person will one day bow before You, Jesus? If not in this life, during judgment. You are our King, Jesus. All hail the God of the heavens and earth, who is Christ the Lord. I humbly bow down at Your feet. With respect to the God, whom I love, I will live out my life for You. Have Your way in my life. God, cast out of the Mormon’s hearts the desire to praise and worship Joseph Smith, who is a false god in their minds. So many of these people have lifted him up to Your stature, God, which is idolatry at its finest. I love You, Jesus. I give You, praise and honor. You deserve the glory. I worship You, my King of righteousness. Amen.
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