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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…

KIRTLAND’S MORMON BANK WILL PROSPER: 2 January 1837, In the LDS Messenger & Advocate (3:443) Joseph Smith says it is “wisdom and according to the mind of the Holy Spirit” that the saints should invest in the Kirtland Safety Society.

Wilford Woodruff’s journal entry dated 6 January 1837 states that Joseph Smith declared “that he [Joseph Smith] had received that morning the word of the Lord upon the subject of the Kirtland Safety Society,” and that “if we would give heed to the commandments the Lord had given this morning all would be well” (Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Mormonism – Shadow or Reality?, 5th edition, Salt Lake City, 1987; page 531).

[On 3 September 1837], John F. Boynton, LDS apostle, said that he “understood the bank was instituted by the will of God… that it should never fail, let men do what they would” (History of the Church 2:509-510).

Joseph Smith prophesied that like Aaron’s rod the bank would swallow up other banks “and grow and flourish…and survive when all others should be laid in ruins” (Zion’s Watchman – 24 March 1838;  see also Fawn M. Brodie, No Man Knows My History, 2nd edition, New York, 1993; page 195).

The Kirtland Safety Society Bank, renamed the Anti-Banking Company, was organized 2 November 1836. It failed to receive a charter from the state, and Joseph Smith and S. Rigdon were convicted and fined $1,000.00 for illegal banking. The bank failed miserably. Those who had invested in it lost their investment (Comprehensive History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1:401-402).

~Richard Packham, http://packham.n4m.org/prophet.htm~