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“I was once praying very earnestly to know the time of the coming of the Son of Man, when I heard a voice repeat the following: Joseph, my son, if thou livest until thou art eighty-five years old, thou shalt see the face of the Son of Man; therefore let this suffice, and trouble me no more on this matter.”

Joseph Smith, Jr. – 25 December 1832, Doctrine and Covenants – Section 130 (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2022), 14-15/on-line edition.

(The faithful dismiss the validity of this prophecy by stating Joseph Smith died prior to his 85th birthday, as if God was in the business of trickery.)