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…
APOSTLES IN FOREIGN LANDS AND HEAVEN: Joseph Smith had a vision of the future (thus, by implication, a prophecy) in which he saw “the Twelve Apostles of the Lamb, who are now upon the earth … in foreign lands, standing together in a circle, much fatigued, with their clothes tattered and feet swollen …” He saw “Elder McLellin in the south, standing upon a hill, surrounded by a vast multitude – preaching to them [and performing a miraculous healing].” He also saw Brigham Young “standing in a strange land, in the far south and west, in a desert place … preaching to them in their own tongue …” He also “saw the Twelve in the celestial kingdom of God.”
History of the Church – Volume 2 – 21 January 1836 (Salt Lake City, UT: The Smith-Petit Foundation, 2015), 373/Vogel Edition.
The Quorum of the Twelve (as constituted at the time of this revelation) were never together in a foreign land as described.
William E. McLellin never preached in the South, and was excommunicated 11 May 1838, just over two years after the prophecy.
Brigham Young never preached to the inhabitants of any strange land in their own tongue.
If Mormon doctrine is correct, five of the apostles seen by Joseph Smith in the celestial kingdom should never be there, because they apostatized or were excommunicated: Lyman Johnson, Luke S. Johnson, William E. McLellin, John F. Boynton, and William Smith.
Richard Packham, http://packham.n4m.org/prophet.htm