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FAILED PROPHECIES: The Prophet-less JS …

LDS faithful immediately know you’re mentioning Joseph Smith when you say “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…

POWER TO DETECT FALSITY: 28 April 1842. Joseph Smith gives the sisters of the Relief Society (and the Elders) the keys of the kingdom “… that they may be able to detect everything false …” (History of the Church 4:605).

Apparently by the 1980s the Elders no longer had these keys, since they were unable to detect forgeries foisted on them by Mark Hofmann, but rather esteemed him an authority on rare Mormon documents, paying him thousands of dollars for his forgeries. The church leaders learned of his deception from the secular authorities, when he was arrested for murders he had committed in furthering his schemes against the church (see Naifeh & Smith, The Mormon Murders, New York, 1988).

Richard Packham,