Posts Tagged ‘Wentworth Letter’

Sorry about the throwback to an old soap opera my grandmother used to watch…however, we thought it might be useful to put things in perspective regarding the evolving world of Mormon polygamy.

The examples we’ve listed here today are but a small drop in a very large bucket of Mormon lies…

Our first example comes from their official canon, the Book of Mormon. Many aren’t aware that this ‘divine work of God’ actually condemned polygamy no less than three times!

Jacob 2:24, 27 “Behold, David and Solomon truly had many wives and concubines, which thing was abominable before me, saith the Lord. 27 Wherefore, my brethren, hear me, and hearken to the word of the Lord: For there shall not any man among you have save it be one wife; and concubines he shall have none.”

Mosiah 11:2 “For behold, he did not keep the commandments of God, but he did walk after the desires of his own heart. And he had many wives and concubines. And he did cause his people to commit sin, and do that which was abominable in the sight of the Lord. Yea, and they did commit whoredoms and all manner of wickedness.”

Ether 10:5 “And it came to pass that Riplakish did not do that which was right in the sight of the Lord, for he did have many wives and concubines, and did lay that upon men’s shoulders which was grievous to be borne; yea, he did tax them with heavy taxes; and with the taxes he did build many spacious buildings.” (more…)

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The Wentworth Letter is worth its weight in gold, if you will.

It provided proof Smith couldn’t possibly be the recipient of the revelations he purportedly received.

What’s so shocking about this is how the Church has deemed it ‘One of the choicest inspired documents ever written’. (Mormon Doctrine, p. 834.)

To summarize, the Wentworth Letter was written by Joe Smith as a response to a reporter/editor of the paper, Chicago Democrat. Mr. Wentworth had written to Smith asking for information about Mormonism on behalf of one of his friends, George Barstow.

What’s important to know about this letter is the date (there are other issues we’ll be addressing over the next few days).  Smith wrote about his experience of Moroni taking place in 1823.


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Mormon Decisions 10The Wentworth Letter, March 1842; “America in ancient times has been inhabited by two distinct races of people. The first were called Jaredites and came directly from the tower of Babel. The second race came directly from the city of Jerusalem, about six hundred years before Christ. They were principally Israelites, of the descendants of Joseph. The Jaredites were destroyed about the time that the Israelites came from Jerusalem, who succeeded them in the inheritance of the country. The principal nation of the second race fell in battle towards the close of the fouth (sic) century. The remnant are the Indians that now inhabit this country.” – Joseph Smith


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