September 22 – Jesus and Joseph Smith Related? Isaiah 11:1-2; “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.”
Jesus’ lineage can be found in the gospels of Matthew and Luke; neither of which says anything about Joseph Smith being in the lineage of Jesus Christ.
Joseph was not the “Rod” from the loins of the Stem of Jesse – this is a reference to Jesus.
After showing this evidence to the Mormon you know, ask for their opinion on it. This was a very serious charge, and heretical one at that, Smith made about himself and what the Church continues to lie about today.
“Jesus Was Married”, p. 94; “Since Joseph Smith did hold the keys of the kingdom in the last days, (D&C 65:2, 115:19) and was the “Rod” from the loins of the Stem of Jesse, he would have the blood of Abraham, Jesse, and the Savior, according to the testimony of scripture and revelation. It would be evident that Joseph Smith should also know these facts. The Prophet did understand them—and more—but he was reluctant to tell them because of the traditions and ideologies of modern Christianity.” – Ogden Kraut