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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 200 years old…

FAR WEST TEMPLE: 26 April 1838. D&C 115. Revelation concerning the city of Far West, Missouri, and the building of a temple there. God commands the temple to be built; the church will be gathered to Zion (Missouri), which will be “for a defense, and for a refuge from the storm” (v.6). Work on the temple is to commence in the summer of 1838, with construction to begin 26 April 1839, with work to continue “diligently until it shall be finished, from the cornerstone thereof unto the top thereof, until there shall not anything remain that is not finished” (v. 12). “I say unto you, it is my will that the city of Far West should be built up speedily by the gathering of my saints” (v. 17).

The temple cornerstone was laid, but no more work was ever done, and the temple is still not completed. Far West was abandoned by the Mormons soon after this revelation. The building of the Far West temple was not the work of God, since God’s work cannot be frustrated (see D&C 3:3).

Richard Packham,