Category: Joseph Smith

Who was Zelph?

The story of Zelph – even though it’s outside the narrative of the Book of Mormon – comes from a tendency of Joseph Smith to make up revelation on the fly to suit his purposes and to bolster faith in his followers.

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Did Joseph Smith Write Himself into Scripture?

Did Joseph Smith write himself into Mormon scripture in order to convince people he was a prophet?

It’s apparent that these scriptural passages came through one man. And it’s the same man who is the object of those prophecies – Joseph Smith.
Doesn’t that seem self-serving and arrogant of Joseph Smith to write himself into the narrative of what is called Mormon scripture?

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Joseph’s Boasting

“…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…”

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The First Vision

Either the vision of a 14 year old boy was a real physical event or he simply dreamed of having an experience while praying in the woods – an invention of a highly imaginative mind or a demonic deception.

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