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A Testimony of the Divine Origin of the Prophet Joseph Smith
Our prophet was born on December 23, 1805. He was born to goodly parents Joseph Smith Senior, and Lucy Mack Smith. The Smiths were a noble family who through much sacrifice and heartache, helped to bring the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints into being.
People like the Smith family have been maligned and slandered from the beginning, by both the foes of the L.D.S. and by the L.D.S. themselves in the last few years. The paganistic viewpoint that is held by most people today is that nobody could have been that good, honorable, decent and self-sacrificing. Today’s attitude is "what is in it for me?".
It has long been known that a self centered pampered religious bigot cannot conceive of a true Christian Saint. It is beyond their ability to realize that a family such as the Joseph Smith family would be willing to give their all, including their own life’s blood for the sake of their religion. Which is exactly what they did.
The first one to die was Joseph Smith Sr. who was 67 years old when he was arrested on false charges, was permitted to escape by an apostate constable, and then was hunted like a fugitive criminal, enduring terrible privations; he never recovered from the sickness brought on by exposure and hardship, dying shortly thereafter. Then a little more than two years later both Hyrum and Joseph Smith Jr. were brutally murdered by a mob in Carthage jail under the protection of the Governor of Illinois Thomas Ford who had guaranteed their safety (it is interesting to note that the Carthage Greys, a military division that was to protect them, didn’t suffer a single injury in their defense and although they fired (blanks) on the mob, not a single injury was sustained by any member of the mob). During this time, while fleeing from a mob their brother Samuel injured himself and died a few weeks later in agonizing pain. Thus we have four of the Smith family dying by the hand of mobs,. A terrible price to pay for your beliefs.
Joseph Smith Jr. was just a boy of 14 years when he saw God the Father and the Son in a daylight vision. When inquiring as to which church to join, he was told to "join none of them, for they were all wrong"; "their creeds were an abomination in His sight; that those professors were all corrupt"; that " they draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of Godliness, but they deny the power thereof."
Just as soon as it became known that the boy Joseph had seen a vision, all Hell declared war on the Smith family! Within a short while the Angel Moroni came to show him the Ancient record of the Lamanite people (the so called American Indians), and as a young man when he finally obtained these Gold plates, all Hell declared war upon him with a renewed vigor. Why it was that great preachers and ecclesiastics came from all over the country to persecute and wreak havoc upon the Smith family, Joseph Smith Jr. in particular, is truly amazing! Why, if he was a misguided boy, did they not show him the way and extend to him the hand of a true Christian in friendship?
Instead he was given hatred and scorn. His life was never the same again, constant threats on his life, musket balls shot at him from nowhere, vicious lies, slander, bullying by full grown men, beatings, and later on in his life mobs used hot tar and feathers that caused him severe burns. They tried to make him drink a vial of acid that they broke severely, cutting his lip and chipping a tooth. Hundreds of frivolous law suits were trumped up to drag him into court. Time after time his innocence was proven! Governor Boggs issued an extermination order against all Mormons in the State of Missouri. He made Joseph Smith spend months in putrid prisons even though he was innocent of any wrong at all. This is what the young Joseph Smith was soon to experience.
In the midst of all this turmoil including being driven from his home several times and constant threats upon his life, Joseph Smith at age 21 was a young man from a rural area, with only three years of formal education, and was able to translate (with the gift of the Urim and Thummin translators from God) THE BOOK OF MORMON , a book containing 522 pages, 300,000 words and 2,600 years of history. Written in many styles, with 54 chapters dealing with wars, 21 historical chapters, 55 chapters on visions and prophecies, all this was brought about in a little over two months time. A sacred book that agrees meticulously with the Bible, the first edition has stood on its own, with only a few grammatical corrections and with no changes to the text.
This BOOK OF MORMON has stood the test of time, many scoffers, so called experts, religionists and scholars have over the past 173 years tried in vain to discredit the BOOK OF MORMON, but still it remains a true and correct record even to the minutest detail, examples including the exact age of Christ to the day, the seven hour time difference between Jerusalem and the Americas and the use of spring steel during the so called bronze age.
Joseph Smith was an uncommon man, of sterling virtue, as was his family and the early leaders of the Church. He lived through a period of the most extreme hatred and persecution, endured imprisonment, hundreds of false trials with trumped up charges that all were proven false and finally giving his life for the principles that he established through the Power of God!
After the Mormons were driven out of Illinois the mobs of Illinois and Missouri continued to rage, stealing cattle and killing off the drovers, murder, robbery and rape became a way of life in these areas, until after the Civil War when the Union sent in troops to destroy the gangs and bring law and order back to this ravaged area.
The enemies of Joseph Smith have tried every 50 years or so to link the Spaulding manuscripts with the Book of Mormon, each time failing miserably, but still they persist. The Spaulding Manuscript a Proven Hoax!In the latter part of November 1832 there were various other annoyances, among which may be mentioned the strife which Dr. Hurlburt, with his lying stories, succeeded in arousing by lecturing in various places roundabout. This Dr. Hurlburt had been excommunicated from the Church for immoral conduct; he it was who originated the theory of connecting The Book of Mormon with the Spaulding story, a theory now (1893) recognized as false by the best authorities outside of the Church. And of course always declared to be false by the members of the church.
President James H. Fairchild, in the "New York Observer" of February 5th, 1885, speaking of the discovery by Mr. Rice of the Spaulding Romance, says: "The theory of the origin of the Book of Mormon in the traditional manuscript of Solomon Spaulding will probably have to be relinquished........... Mr. Rice, myself and others compared it (the Spaulding manuscript) with the Book of Mormon, and could detect no resemblance between the two, in general or detail. There seems to be no name or incident common to the two........... Some other explanation of the origin of the Book Mormon must be found, if any explanation is required."
The above article should have put the matter to rest, however a copy of the Spaulding manuscript was found in Hawaii in the 1940's which once again was shown that it had no resemblance whatsoever to the Book of Mormon. Then in the late 1980's a forger named Mark Hofmann forged a land Deed that tied Sidney Rigdon to Spaulding (Hofmann misspelled "Spalding" instead of Spaulding and also dated the document at 1822, - Spaulding died in 1816) and once again the plagiarism issue briefly reared its ugly head, until Mark Hofmann murdered two people with bombs; and in a court of law was subsequently found to also be a forger of historical documents and whose fear of discovery was the motive that drove him to brutally murder the two people.
During Mark Hofmann’s career he forged the "Salamander letter"implying that the Prophet Joseph Smith was an ignorant superstitious hillbilly who believed in occult practices. Mark Hofmann later admitted getting his idea for this letter from a bitter enemy to the Church, 1834's E. D. Howe’s Mormonism Unveiled.
All of Mark Hofmann’s forgeries were based on Anti-Mormon works, every one of his so called historical documents is full of slanderous lies designed to discredit Joseph Smith and the early Church leaders. He delighted in rewriting Church history, with sordid accusations of bitter anti-Mormon apostates and Mormon haters delicately interwoven into the fabric of his forgeries, designed to shake the testimonies of the pious current LDS Church members. The subject matter of Hofmann’s forgeries was everything from plagiarism, to witchcraft, to adultery, to false blessings, to portraying early Mormons as an incredibly ignorant and superstitious people, and all of this was made to order.
Why? Because the LDS intelligencia and so called historians were swallowing the changed history hook line and sinker. The scholars at BYU where authenticating these forgeries for $20,000, and Dallin Oaks, a Church Apostle, was giving speeches explaining to us all what a salamander really was (an Angel of Fire?). What he neglected to say is what it really is, an occult symbol from witchcraft. One hundred and fifty five years of dignity was suddenly destroyed by accepting and giving credence to a bunch of poorly done forgeries!
The Church leaders should have known, that while ignoring contradictory opinions of handwriting experts (who stated that they were forgeries), the documents also contained wrong dates, misspelled names, wrong locations of the principal players, similar handwriting on each document, lack of ink blotches, lack of scratched out words (it was common in writing then, as it is now, to change your mind), and an indication in the forgeries of meticulously writing, as in copying a draft of something.
In addition, the Police department exposed the existence of clothes pin marks, ink runs, cracked ink, blue haze, solubility, excess staining. Combined with SAMD testing, this was all the proof necessary to prove that the documents in question were forged documents, and take the case to court for a conviction.
SADLY NONE OF THE STATEMENTS MADE BY THE FIRST PRESIDENCY OF THE CHURCH HAVE EVER BEEN RETRACTED, AND NOT ONE OF THOSE INVOLVED HAVE ASKED FORGIVENESS OR REPENTED OF THIS EVIL DEED! THESE DISGUSTING SLANDEROUS LIES AGAINST JOSEPH SMITH’S CHARACTER ARE STILL WITH US TO THIS DAY!!!!! WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO ACCEPT SOMETHING SO SLANDEROUS AS THESE FORGERIES THAT INSINUATE ADULTERY, WITCHCRAFT, ERRONEOUS CONCEPTS, IGNORANCE, STUPIDITY, THE PLAGIARISM OF THE BOOK OF MORMON AND THE CONCEPT OF A SALAMANDER? WOULD A RATIONAL LEADER OF THE MORMON CHURCH WITH A TESTIMONY OF THE DIVINITY OF THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH PURCHASE THESE DOCUMENTS AND TRY TO HIDE THEM? LET ALONE VALIDATE THEM BY AUTHENTICATING THEM? THESE ARE SOME VERY SERIOUS QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK YOURSELF!! ALAS ONCE THESE FOOLISH MISTAKES WERE MADE THEY CAN NEVER BE TAKEN BACK. THE MORMON CHURCH IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF TRUE LEADERSHIP, WITH SO MANY ENEMIES WITHIN ALL TRYING TO EVOLVE THE TRUE MORMON RELIGION INTO A PANTHEISTIC WORLD CHURCH THAT PANDERS TO THE MASSES.
Mark Hoffman has been praised as being one of the greatest forgers of all time, although this is mainly to cover up the stupidity of those whom he duped. He was however a good con-man and remarkable in his ability to pander to the Mormon history revisionists that so eagerly sought after the evil documents that he produced. Everything from the cramped handwriting style, to the subject matter, to the fact that he was making too many finds of a lifetime (where others had spent their entire life looking for such as these and failed), he was pulling out one startling and extremely controversial discovery (made to order forgery) after another. The odds of finding a single "rare document" such as these is approximately ten-thousand to one, let alone many more; this one fact should have easily given him away as the poor forger that he was.
His techniques were all in books that he had obtained, including the use of old blank pages from antique books for the paper, as this was the one simple thing that fooled most of the supposed experts. Not only this but if Mark Hoffman would not have panicked and resorted to violence he would still in all probability be forging false documents to this day! As evidenced by the protection that was given to him by the Church authorities during the murder investigation. And as a final note, not only was Mark Hoffman a relatively unskilled forger, he was even worse at being a bomber. He was packing around live bombs that could have detonated with the smallest of bumps, no secondary arming devices, just a jiggle switch armed ready to go, drive across town with it on the seat next to you, which proved ultimately to be his undoing! This is an example of Mark Hoffman’s true intelligence.
The real intelligence was with the Salt Lake City Police Detectives, and George Throckmorton (he was the one that discovered all of the scientific flaws of the forgeries) these men were they who exposed the entire web of deceit! Thanks be to all of these men and the sacrifices that they made to bring this entire concatenation into the cold hard light of day, against the wishes of the Church leaders who should have been 100% behind the investigation to vindicate the traditional Mormon doctrine.
The old original Mormonism was once again restored in measure............but not for long. The Mormon Revisionists who so eagerly sought after Mark Hoffman’s forgeries, and who seemed silenced by the whole ordeal, have of late delighted in the use of pentagrams on the reconstructed Nauvoo Temple. Gleefully pointing out how an inverted pentagram was the symbol of Christ, and that it was an old Israelitish symbol, and that King Solomon had a ring with this symbol on it and that he captured demons with it and made them do his bidding. What a lot of nonsense!!!! The inverted pentagram is, was and always will be a symbol of evil!
ISAIAH 5: 20-21 "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter. Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight."
Why did the Mormon Church install inverted pentagrams in the 4th floor circular windows, and interior frieze panels of a room in the reconstructed Nauvoo Temple? Was it to link Joseph Smith and the early Mormons with the Occult? What possible motive was behind this? What possible evidence do they have to support this desecration of a temple? A supposed single solitary preliminary sketch from the architect William Weeks, that had been passed down perhaps through tainted hands, and donated over a hundred years later? Of three existing Daguerreotypes not one of the windows in question is discernable as a pentagram, especially not the Cedar City Daguerreotype, until now.
WE HAVE ANOTHER FORGER IN OUR MIDST!!! WHOEVER IT IS THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR INSERTING AN INVERTED PENTAGRAM THAT IS IN THE SO CALLED RESTORED HIGH DEFINITION CEDAR CITY DAGUERREOTYPE IMAGE ON THE CHURCH’S WEBSITE IS GUILTY OF TRYING TO REWRITE CHURCH HISTORY, AND DEFAME THE GOOD NAME OF JOSEPH SMITH AND THE EARLY MORMON CHURCH.
This forgery is plainly visible in the far left fourth floor circular window when magnified approx. 2x. Or perhaps from the observable evidence, a sinister implication that is of the modern day leadership’s possible involvement in the Occult and witchcraft. This is a very frightening possibility with extremely serious consequences.
DEUTERONOMY 18 : 10-14 " There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners, but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do."
MICAH 5: 12 "And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers":
The pentagram represents evil, it is the symbol of enchanters, witches, wizards, warlocks, and necromancers. It is not a symbol of righteousness nor has it ever been. It has been available to all of the followers of Satan from the beginning."
In the Book of Mormon:
HELAMAN 6: 25-26 " Now behold, it is these secret oaths and covenants which Alma commanded his son should not go forth into the world, lest they should be a means of bringing down the people unto destruction. Now behold those secret oaths and covenants did not come forth unto Gadianton from the records that were delivered unto Helaman; but behold, they were put into the heart of Gadianton by that same being that did entice our first parents to partake of the forbidden fruit..."
From this, it is obvious that not only are the Oaths and Covenants of Satan readily available to those that wish to follow him, but it is also readily apparent that symbols, marks and secret signs have been among us from the beginning.
Joseph Smith had nothing whatsoever to do with witchcraft, so called white witchcraft, sorcery, or anything like unto it. He never had any peep stones or other superstitious nonsense. Joseph Smith was a Prophet of the Lord and he conducted himself as such, with dignity, wisdom and the kind of knowledge that could only be obtained from God. If he had involved himself with anything regarding sorcery, or witchcraft even in the least degree, then he could not have been a prophet of God, he could not have held the priesthood, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints could not be the true church of Christ, for you cannot serve two masters! The seriousness of this matter cannot be overemphasized, for if Joseph Smith the Prophet did practice so called white witchcraft then there is no way that he could have been a prophet of God, and the Mormon religion would also be wrong.
Joseph Smith was a practicing Free Mason, as was most of the early leaders of the Church, and at his death he gave the Masonic distress signal only to be met with a volley of musket balls that tragically ended his life! Also it is interesting to note that nearly all of our great country’s noble founding fathers (except five) were practicing Free Masons. At the death of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young the new leader distanced himself and the others from the Masons. The Masons also separated themselves from the Mormons who were not allowed membership again until 1984. The Masons have come under a lot of scrutiny of late, but it is very clear that the early Masons were among the best and most noble of the people, men of sterling character, such as our founding fathers and many of our first patriots, who influenced our Constitution and established our Nation’s Ideals.
There are a number of places in the Bible where God condemns any dealings with the Occult. It is important to note that the present church leaders dealt in depth in betraying the Mormon Religion by dealing with Mark Hofmann's forgeries, and are now promoting the inverted pentagrams on the reconstructed Nauvoo Temple as a Mormon Symbol. A true prophet of God, Heber C. Kimball, predicted a great test to befall the Mormon people in these last times. Unless a man knew for himself that Jesus is the Christ, he could not stand the test, and that no one would be able to live on borrowed light nor go to the leaders for answers, and that there would be an entire separation of the righteous from the wicked in the Church. The pressure would be so great that the righteous would pray night and day for deliverance. He also said that the church had a very close place to pass through but that it would come through.