José Smith/Presuntas profecías falsas

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José Smith: Presuntas profecías falsas

Deuteronomy 18 as a prophetic test

Sumario: Critics point to Deuteronomy 18:20-22 as a 'test' for a true prophet:

Accusations of false prophecy

Specific accusations of Joseph Smith having uttered "false prophecy" are treated in the following wiki articles:

Can't kill Joseph within 5 years of August 1843?

Sumario: Sarah Scott's claim that Joseph Smith said on 27 August 1843 that nobody could kill him "till the Temple would be completed."

Civil War prophecy

Sumario: Joseph Smith made an 1832 prophecy of the Civil War. Critics use a variety of tactics to dismiss this prophetic "hit."

Alexander Doniphan and destruction in Missouri

Sumario: Immense destructions in Missouri preceding the Second Coming, so extensive that “not a yellow dog will be left to wag his tail.”

Attitude of Saints toward Civil War prophecy

Sumario: One critic claims that the horrors of the Civil War actually brought the Saints "some degree of emotional satisfaction and comfort," since it fulfilled Joseph's prophecy.

David Patten to serve a mission

Sumario: Joseph Smith, under the inspiration of the Lord, issued a call for David Patten to go on a mission the following spring. Since Patten died before fulfilling this mission, is this a failed prophecy?

Forged prophecy about Saints in Rocky Mountains?

Sumario: Critics Jerald and Sandra Tanner claim that a prophecy from Joseph about the Saints' move to the Rocky Mountains was forged after the fact and inserted into the History of the Church.

Tanners' use of sources

Sumario: An examination of the sources used by the Tanners and how they do not support the critical claim.

Government to be overthrown and wasted

Sumario: Since it is more than 150 years since this prophecy was uttered, and because the US government still exists, does this mean that this is a false prophecy?

Independence temple to be built "in this generation"

Sumario: Is Joseph Smith's declaration that the Independence, Missouri temple "shall be reared in this generation" an example of a failed prophecy?

The Saints had to leave Missouri before the temple was built in Independence

Sumario: Despite the fact that the Saints were forced to leave Missouri around a year after the "prediction" was given to build a temple in Independence, Missouri, they still hoped to return and see the prophecy come to fruition.

Joseph and Orson Hyde to drink of wine in Palestine?

Sumario: Did Joseph utter a false prophecy in telling Orson Hyde that he would drink wine with him in Palestine? Did Joseph show his disregard for the Word of Wisdom by promising to drink wine?

Notes from Kirtland Safety Society to be "as good as gold"?

Sumario: Critics make light of Joseph Smith's claim that Kirtland Safety Society notes would be "as good as gold."

Prophetic test in Deuteronomy

Sumario: Critics point to Deuteronomy 18:20-22 as a 'test' for a true prophet:

Queens to pay respect to Relief Society within ten years?

Sumario: A record exists of Joseph prophesying that queens would pay their respects to the Relief Society within ten years of its formation. That no queens did so is held up as a sign of false prophecy.

Second Coming in 1890 (56 years)

Sumario: Is it true that Joseph Smith prophesied Jesus Christ's return in 1890?

Stephen A. Douglas prophecy

Sumario: It is claimed that a "forged prediction" was added to the history of the Church related to the political career of Stephen A. Douglas.)

Ten tribes return and wicked swept away?

Sumario: Did Joseph prophesy that the wicked "of this generation" would be swept from the face of the land and the Lost Ten tribes would be gathered within Joseph Smith's generation?

Thomas B. Marsh to be "exalted"

Sumario: Thomas B. Marsh was told that he would be "exalted," and that he would preach "unto the ends of the earth." (See DC 112:.) Was this prophecy "unfulfilled," given because of Marsh's apostasy?

United Order everlasting, immutable, and unchangeable?

Sumario: Did Joseph make a false prophecy when he described the United Order in revelation as "everlasting," "immutable and unchangeable," "until I [Jesus] come?"

Zion redeemed by September 1836?

Sumario: Joseph predicted that Zion would be redeemed by September 1836.

Are prophets infallible?

Sumario: Critics insist that any statement by any LDS Church leader at any point in time represents LDS doctrine and is thus something that is secretly believed, or that should be believed, by Latter-day Saints.

Fulfilled prophecies

Biblical Keys for Discerning True and False Prophets

  • The Word of Wisdom states that it is given in part because of the "evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days" (DC 89:4). Modern developments have vindicated this prophetic warning.
  • A list of some examples of fulfilled prophecies can be found here:


Profecías del caballo blanco

Sumario: ¿La profecía "caballo blanco" predecir "la transformación del gobierno de Estados Unidos en una teocracia gobernada por Mormón?" ¿Es cierto que el "profecía caballo blanco sigue siendo un elemento dominante de la fe expuesta por los seguidores de Joseph Smith", porque creen que van a ser "funcionarios y administradores" durante el reinado milenario de Cristo?