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 200 years old…
PLURAL MARRIAGE WILL ALWAYS BE PRACTICED: D&C 132 was interpreted by Brigham Young [see Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Mormonism – Shadow or Reality?, 5th edition (Salt Lake City, UT: UTLM, 1987), 228]; to mean that the principle of plural marriage, once it had been made known, had to be lived and practiced by anyone to whom it had been made known, or that person would be damned, and only by living in plural marriage could one receive the highest exaltation.
“[A]ll those who have this law revealed unto them must obey the same. For behold, I reveal unto you a new and an everlasting covenant; and if ye abide not that covenant, then are ye damned, for no one can reject this covenant and be permitted to enter into my glory” (D&C 132:3-4; see also verses 6, 21, 33).
The principle of plural marriage is referred to as a “new and everlasting covenant.” John Taylor, third president and prophet, interpreted this to mean that the church could never give up the principle of plural marriage. Plural marriage was practiced by the Mormons secretly until 1852 (and the church lied during that time, vehemently denying any such doctrine or practice), then openly until 1890, when the church announced to the world that it had stopped performing plural marriages (although they continued to be performed secretly by high church authorities for about another 15 years).
Any Mormon who now enters into a plural marriage is likely to be excommunicated by the church, even if the Mormon lives in a jurisdiction where polygamy is not illegal.
The attempt by God to institute plural marriage among the Mormons was frustrated and abandoned by them.
Richard Packham, http://packham.n4m.org/prophet.htm