Reason #40: Joseph Smith’s Prophecies and Failed “Miracles”


False Prophecies and Failed Abilities of Joseph Smith: While at Kirtland Ohio, Joseph made a prophecy that is unfamiliar to most Mormons. Just before the first general church conference, he predicted that “not three days should pass away before some should see the Savior face to face.” At this conference a man seemed to have been suddenly stricken deaf and dumb, so Joseph exorcised the devil from him. Then Joseph tried unsuccessfully to heal a crippled man”‘s hand, and another”‘s lame leg, and finally to raise a lifeless child from the dead.  

For more information, see The Mormon Mirage 3rd Edition:  A Former Member Looks at the Mormon Church Today (Zondervan, 2009). Also available as an audiobook and as an expanded-text E-book for Nook, Kindle and other reading devices.



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