Have you ever wondered what would have happened to the Prophet Moses, the man chosen by the God of Israel to lead the Children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage and to Joseph Daher the Promised Land, if, suddenly, after being given the power from God to divide and cross the Red Sea, he had publicly proclaimed that he, not God, was leading the Jews to freedom and that he was more successful than God in doing it? This task of considering the condemnation that would have befallen Moses under such circumstances becomes somewhat easier when reading what actually happened to him when he merely failed to give the glory, of bringing forth water for his people, to God, who empowered him to do so. For simply not giving the credit of bringing forth water to God, but instead saying ” must we (he and his brother Aaron) bring you water out of this rock?,” God punished Moses for this, very human, indiscretion by not allowing him to enter the promised land (Numbers 20:10-11). So, if God almighty, that wonderfully discerning all powerful, all knowing, and righeously judging Spirit that was the ante-mortal Jesus, or the Word, punished Moses, who was a real and genuine Prophet of God, for not giving Him the glory and the credit, how do you suppose He would punish a false prophet, like the 19th Century Mormon Joseph Smith, who, in 1843 in Nauvoo, Illinois, said the following, as recorded in “History of the Church, Vol. 6 1843-1844, pages 408-9.”
“God is in the still small voice. In all these affidavits, indictments, it is all of the devil–all corruption. Come on! ye prosecutors! ye false swearers! All hell, boil over! Ye burning mountains, roll down your lava! for I will come out on the top at last. I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days
of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet. You know my daily walk and conversation. I am in the bosom of a virtuous and good people. How I do love to hear the wolves howl! When they can get rid of me, the devil will also go. For the last three years I have a record of all my acts and proceedings, for I have kept several good, faithful, and efficient clerks in constant employ: they have accompanied me everywhere, and carefully kept my history, and they have written down what I have done, where I have been, and what I have said; therefore my enemies cannot charge me with any day, time, or place, but what I have written testimony to prove my actions; and my enemies cannot prove anything against me.”
In the foregoing statement, Joseph Smith is crediting himself with accolades that he said Jesus was not worthy of receiving. He said, at that very egotistical moment of his, that he had achieved things that Jesus had been unable to achieve. I suppose Smith had failed to read what the Apostle John had written in the Holy Bible, in John 21:25 (NIV), about all of the wonderful things Jesus had, and has, done. John wrote that, “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” If Moses had said, at a much earlier time, what Joseph Smith had said about God and His previous prophets, like Noah, Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, and had enlisted the services of a publicist to record all of his prophetic acts, he surely wouldn’t have lasted a moment after doing so. For that was the manner in which God worked at that time in history. His judgments were immediate, and so were his punishments. As far as Joseph Smith was concerned, he, no doubt, sealed his spiritual fate when he lied to the world, and to God, claiming blasphemously that he was a living prophet; and that he had translated, from golden plates received from an angel, a fictional book of ancient Mormon scripture called the Book of Mormon, and later, from Egyptian papyri, another fictional ancient book of Mormon scripture, which he claimed had been personally written by Abraham. As for the defaming and derogatory statements he made about Jesus, Joseph Smith will have to answer to God for them. In the 21st Century God is still working as he did after the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. His judgments and punishments are not immediate, but will come at the very end, when he, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, will send his Son, the Savior Jesus, to reign vengeance on all human beings, the quick and the dead, who don’t know the Son of God, and who don’t obey His Gospel.
Joseph Smith was infamously vain and arrogant when he also proclaimed something a bit more outrageously egregious about his falsely-claimed powers, and his self-designed equality to Jesus Christ in the final judgment. You see, Mormon doctrine proclaims that there are three heavens supposedly being prepared by Jesus, 1) the celestial, 2) the terrestrial, and the 3) telestial, and celestial heaven has three different parts, the highest of which, called exaltation (where only the Ather and the Son, Jesus, dwell), is only reserved for Mormons and those dead who have vicariously accepted the principles of Mormonism. After Smith’s lynching in Carthage, Illinois, in 1844, Brigham Young, as Joseph Smith’s officia successor and the 2nd prophet, seer, and revelator of Mormonism said the following as Mormon scripture about Joseph Smith, which was recorded in the “Journal of Discourses, Vol. 7, 288-289:”
“Joseph Smith holds the keys of this last dispensation, and is now engaged behind the vail in the great work of the last days. I can tell our beloved brother Christians who have slain the Prophets and butchered and otherwise caused the death of thousands of Latter-day Saints, the priests who have thanked God in their prayers and thanksgiving from the pulpit that we have been plundered, driven, and slain, and the deacons under the pulpit, and their brethren and sisters in their closets, who have thanked God, thinking that the Latter-day Saints were wasted away, something that no doubt will mortify them-something that, to say the least, is a matter of deep regret to them-namely, that no man or woman in this dispensation will ever enter into the celestial kingdom of God without the consent of Joseph Smith. From the day that the Priesthood was taken from the earth to the winding-up scene of all things, every man and woman must have the certificate of Joseph Smith, junior, as a passport to their entrance into the mansion where God and Christ are-I with you and you with me. I cannot go there without his consent. He holds the keys of that kingdom for the last dispensation-the keys to rule in the spirit-world; and he rules there triumphantly, for he gained full power and a glorious victory over the power of Satan while he was yet in the flesh, and was a martyr to his religion and to the name of Christ, which gives him a most perfect victory in the spirit-world. He reigns there as supreme a being in his sphere, capacity, and calling, as God does in heaven. Many will exclaim-“Oh, that is very disagreeable! It is preposterous! We cannot bear the thought!” But it is true.”
To presume that Brigham Young had said anything about Joseph Smith as Mormon scripture, other than what he had heard Smith proclaim himself, about himself,is to presume wrongly. In the same context that Young stated, in an 1874 Mormon General Conference, that “… he that confesseth not that Jesus has come in the flesh and sent Joseph Smith with the fullness of the Gospel to this generation, is not of God, but is Antichrist,” he also stated that, “I speak not but what I have heard the Prophet Joseph say to me as holy scripture (Journal of Discourses, Vol. 9, page 312).
There are, of course, many other false gospels besides Mormonism, of which the Apostle the Paul, in Galatians 1:1-10, warned Christians to beware. Jesus, himself, spoke in Matthew 24:4-5, saying, “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.” Another of these false gospels, called accursed by Paul, is that proclaimed by the Unification Church, which was started by a Korean named Sun Myung Moon and claims today, as Moon did throughout his life, that Jesus was unable to complete on earth what Moon was able to do. To the Moonies, the late Sun Myung Moon is, and was, their devine messiah. Mormonism and Moonism have consumed the mortal and spiritual lives of hundreds of millions of struggling Christians since their inceptions, unfortunate human beings who have been deceived by Mormon and Moonie missionaries proclaiming their blasphemies in the name of their lord, Satan, the father of lies. Of course, you won’t hear the truth about pagan polytheistic Mormon theology, or about the false prophecies and vain statements of Joseph Smith, from the missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church) when they come knocking at your door. These missionaries will only tell you about the fictional Book Mormon, which actually contradicts the polytheistic unchristian theology that individuals, who are deceived into accepting that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and are baptized into Mormonism, find out about a year later after joining Mormonism. The object of the Mormon missionary deception is to try and convince the people they call investigators, in six-to-seven scripted lectures the Mormon hierarchy calls discussions, that Joseph Smith was a genuine prophet. If they succeed in doing that, the inference that, ‘if Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon by the gift and power of God, he had the power to do anything,’ is established in the mind of the Mormon convert. Consequently, through the psychological tool of cognitive dissonance (most human beings don’t want to admit that they were persuaded to buy a lemon, even if the lemon is falling apart before their eyes), one-out-of-three Mormon converts will convince themselves that Mormon doctrine is more Christian then not, and will remain for years in Mormonism until the truth about Mormon blasphemy becomes much too hard to bear.
Moonism is pretty much the opposite, because the Moonie missionaries are thoroughly proud of their blasphemous gospel, and will tell you the complete truth about it when they knock on your door, and will even invite you to participate in their brain-washing ceremonies designed to remake a person into a Moonie. The Moonies currently claim a world-wide membership of approximately 2 million deceived souls, which means that since around 1970, when Moonism appeared in the United States, approximately 8 million deceived souls, around the world, have been born, and died, in the cult through conversion or as Moonies of record. Since 1830, the advent of the Mormon Church, approximately 25 million deceived souls have been born, and have died, in the grip of the Mormon Church, which currently has a world-wide active membership of approximately 9 million Mormons (they falsely claim over 13 million).