Latter-day Saints, A Question for You About Joseph Smith…

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If Joseph Smith’s testimony and character collapses, so does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It’s that simple.

LDS Articles of Faith 1:13 says,

“We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.”

These Articles of Faith were penned by Joseph Smith himself. He taught that it’s important to be honest.

Now that we have that foundation, take a look at what Joseph Smith said in History of the Church, volume 6, p. 411 (on May 26, 1844, one month before his death):

“What a thing it is for a man to be accused of committing adultery, and having seven wives, when i can only find one. I am the same man, and as innocent as I  was fourteen years ago; and I can prove them all perjurers.”

Read through that again. What Joseph Smith is saying is that there are people accusing him of having many wives, and he himself says he has only one. Okay. He writes this in May 1844, one month before he died.

Joseph Smith lied.

In the LDS Church’s own Gospel Topics Essay, titled “Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo” (under footnote 24), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says the following:

“Careful estimates put the number [of Joseph Smith’s wives] between 30 and 40.”

So this meanings that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints admits that Joseph Smith had between 30 to 40 wives. This is their official number. Remember, Gospel Topics Essays are official, not just hearsay or so-called “anti-Mormon” information. Remember, this is all coming from Mormon sources.

Latter-day Saints, think of what this means: If Joseph Smith had between 30-40 wives, and yet he himself said he only had one, then there is a problem. It’s not a problem created by those who are “against” the LDS Church, it’s a question of the integrity of the LDS Church.

If Joseph Smith lied, which he did, then that poses a serious risk for the foundation of the LDS Church. Joseph lied–he did have between 30 and 40 wives, not just one.

Latter-day Saints, you may not be able to trust Joseph Smith, but I want to assure you that you can trust in Jesus Christ. I encourage you to leave The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and fall into the arms of Jesus, as Christianity is true. Read through the New Testament as a child, and God will open your eyes as the scales of deception begin to fall off.

That is my prayer for you. Be blessed.

4 thoughts on “Latter-day Saints, A Question for You About Joseph Smith…

  1. Lying about polygamy bothers me no more than Germans lying about hiding Jews during the Holocaust. When you’re being threatened by people who have not just said they would like to exterminate you but have actually tried to commit said genocide, you might also try and hide things that would only encourage their violence.


    1. Yet, trying to hide things and actually hiding them should not happen in the first place. It’s unbelievable that the concept of “lying for the Lord” is so ingrained in Mormon thought. Lying is never a good thing. Why was lying about polygamy a good thing? Brigham Young taught that members would be damned if they didn’t follow the principle of polygamy and that it wouldn’t be rescinded from the earth. Was he then a false prophet since it has stopped and men are now excommunicated from the LDS Church if they practice it? Besides, if what Joseph Smith taught was the truth (which it was not), then why was he ashamed for his lifestyle and trying to hide it? Why did he excommunicate men for practicing what he himself was getting away with? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not true, and does not present the true gospel. I pray that you may abandon the fable and myth of the Book of Mormon and follow the true Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Blessings to you!


  2. I was raised in the Mormon church. I completed 4 years of seminary including Church History…I also studied sex offenders and victims of sex abuse in college….pleural marriages were abolished by the Church as man’s law was to be obeyed by church members. My own opinion of having many wives and some are married to another man…is a sexual perversion. Especially in the fundamentals Mormon groups that practice pleural marriage and underage marriages. Not to side with Joseph Smith’s statement of having only one wife when he was married to 30-40 women I’m sure in gospel terms being sealed to them as one in a family unit. I personally believe Joseph Smith had some sexual perversions that I just can’t put my finger on! I believe that there are many roads that can lead us back to God! That religion, and there are many to choose from, that satisfies each individual’s needs. Live by the Golden Rule , learn to love one another do good and go home back where we came from!


    1. Hi Mary, thank you for your chat back in March. My apologies for my late reply. I agree with you in regard to your thoughts on what Joseph Smith did. However, there are not many roads that lead us back to God. Jesus himself says in John 14:6 that Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus is the only way to God and He is the only Truth. The golden rule is a Christian principle. All other religions focus on works and things we need to do. In Christianity, Jesus died for our sins so that we may be forgiven and rose again so that we may have life in Him. I pray that you will come into a relationship with Christ and find Him. Please let me know if you have any questions, and God bless you!


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