MG-01 – Witnessing to Mormons Using Their Own Church History
Have you ever considered sharing your Christian Faith with a Mormon friend, coworker or neighbor? For the first time in the History of the Mormon Church, authentic and realistic Mormon Doctrine and History are now available to you and the Mormon People on the Gospel Topics’ section of the Mormon Church’s official website.
These incredibly insightful documents now state as a Fact of Mormonism, that Joseph Smith repeatedly lied to his first wife Emma. That he, Joseph Smith had up to 40 wives to include 12 to 14 wives of other men, whom he secretly married behind Emma’s back. Many of these relationships the Mormon Church now admits included the “possibility” of sexual relationships.
Why does this information matter? Because it reveals the character of Joseph Smith, that he was NOT qualified to be called as one of God’s latter-day prophets.
The Bible proclaims that a Bishop or Elder in a Christian church “…must be blameless, the husband of one wife…” (1 Timothy 3:2, Titus 1:5-6).
If you are a Mormon or you have friends and loved ones involved in Mormonism, We stand with you in reaching them with the Truth of Christ as proclaimed in the Bible.
REFERENCE NOTES SEE: LDS Gospel Topic: Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo at LDS.org. Note the following excerpts from the article:
Joseph Smith and Plural Marriage
During the era in which plural marriage was practiced, Latter-day Saints distinguished between sealings for time and eternity and sealings for eternity only. Sealings for time and eternity included commitments and relationships during this life, generally including the possibility of sexual relations. Eternity-only sealings indicated relationships in the next life alone. Evidence indicates that Joseph Smith participated in both types of sealings.
On the number of Wives of Joseph Smith married, this article also states at Footnote 24: “Careful estimates put the number between 30 and 40. See Hales, Joseph Smith’s Polygamy, 2:272–73.”
On the number of wives Joseph Smith took from living husbands, Footnote 29 states: “Estimates of the number of these sealings range from 12 to 14. (See Todd Compton, In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith [Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1997], 4, 6; Hales, Joseph Smith’s Polygamy, 1:253–76, 303–48.) ”
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE:
MORMON NEWSROOM LINK TO ALL 13 GOSPEL TOPICS ESSAYS ON LDS.ORG
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