Did he make false prophecies? On November 5, 1842 he claimed to have a revelation from God giving Oliver Cowdery (or was it Frederick G. Williams?) permission to go to New York to warn his relatives of the impending doom he was about to send upon that part of the world. Was there any doom that came upon that area?
In his (John Whitmer’s) history he states: “Joseph and Sidney went to the several churches preaching and prophesying wherever they went, and greatly strengthened the churches that were built unto the Lord. Joseph prophesied saying: God is about to destroy this generation, and Christ will descend from heaven in power and great glory, with all the holy angels with him, to take vengeance …show more content…
Did this ever happen? Instead wasn’t it Salt Lake City, Utah?
The United Order was to be an everlasting order:
Originally, the United Order was intended to be "an everlasting order for the benefit of my church, and for the salvation of men until I come". In practice, however, the Order was relatively short-lived during the life of Joseph Smith, Jr.
Doctrine & Covenants Section 1:17 Wherefore, I the Lord, knowing the calamity which should come upon the inhabitants of the earth”… The Lord knew of a calamity that “should come upon the inhabitants of the earth”?
Was there ever a great calamity that ever came upon the inhabitants of the earth? Even the World Wars that occurred almost a century to a century and a half later did not destroy as many people as did the black plague of 1348 to 1350.
“And I prophesy in the name of the Lord God of Israel, unless the United States redress the wrongs committed upon the Saints in Missouri and punish the crimes committed by her officers that in a few years the government will be utterly overthrown and wasted and there will not be so much as a potsherd left” (DHC Volume 5 p 394 …show more content…
newspapers reported that information before Smith's prophecy. When things calmed down, and the war didn't begin in 1832 as expected, Smith's revelation was not published in the D. & C. until after the Civil War began in 1861.
Doctrine and Covenants. 84:1-5, is a revelation given to Joseph Smith in September, 1832, in Kirtland, Ohio according to the heading. It says the New Jerusalem and its temple are to be built by the Mormons then living in western Missouri, "for verily this generation shall not all pass away until an house shall be built unto the Lord."
Neither the temple nor the city have yet been built, but the generation alive in 1832 has died and passed away.
Doctrine and Covenants Section 111 was given to Joseph Smith on August 6, 1836, while he was in Salem, Massachusetts according to the heading. In verses 2-4, the Lord said, "I have much treasure in this city for you... I will give this city into your hands... and its wealth pertaining to gold and silver shall be