As everyone knows, today marks the anniversary of Joseph Smith’s death. While I’ve been reading the various e-mails they reminded me of how it once filled me with pride and a great sense of indignation that anyone would kill God’s prophet.
It never crossed my mind as a Mormon what his death did for me personally. That thought didn’t cross my mind until after I’d left my heritage so I’m posing the question here for the Mormons today.
What if anything did Smith’s death do for you?
Do you know with 100% certainty if you’d go to heaven right this minute if you stopped breathing?
Do you realize the God of the Bible and the god of the Book of Mormon aren’t the same?
As a Mormon I wasn’t aware that Smith shot & killed two people before he was eventually killed as well.
As a Mormon I hadn’t investigated the Church’s history well enough to know he led members from one state to another because of the pressure they received for breaking the US laws.
As a Mormon I didn’t know the Book of Mormon went through a series of major revisions since its first printing.
And as a Mormon I had no idea just how vitally important it was for me to have a personal relationship with Jesus.
I encourage the Mormon to read the history books of Mormonism study and investigate the Church’s “scriptures” for his or herself and compare it with the Bible!
Here are two articles to start with! One provides a concise comparison of the final week of both Jesus and Joseph Smith while the other one looks at the circumstances of why Smith was in jail when he got killed.
If you’re a Mormon know that we pray for you each and every day and hope you come to know the real Jesus of the Bible!
With Love in Christ;
1 Cor 1:18