FAILED PROPHECIES: The Prophet-less JS…
LDS faithful immediately know you’re mentioning Joseph Smith when you speak the two words “The Prophet.” Yet, we’re hard-pressed to find a singular fulfilled prediction by this charlatan.
This unfulfilled prophecy of Joseph Smith is nearing 200 years old…
THE EVERLASTING UNITED ORDER: D&C 104 is revelation establishing a separate United Order in Missouri, to be “everlasting” (v.1), “immutable and unchangeable” (v 2), to benefit the church “until I come” (v.1). “This is the way that I, the Lord, have decreed to provide for my saints…” (v.16).
The United Order (holding all property in common) failed, even though the saints tried valiantly to make it work. It was attempted in Ohio, Missouri and Utah.
Nowhere did it survive.
It was not everlasting. It was not immutable or unchangeable, since it was tried with numerous variations. It has not provided for the saints. It has not lasted until the Lord has come.
~Richard Packham, http://packham.n4m.org/prophet.htm~
With the more prevalent adoption of prosperity theologies, it seems that “the poor shall be exalted,” and “the rich are made low,” is not a focus of the modern-day church.