Like a lamb to the slaughter? The final moments of Joseph Smith.

The following article from the Mormonism Research Ministry was written by Bill McKeever:

“The events leading to the death of Mormon founder Joseph Smith are much like the events surrounding his life—full of contradiction. To hear Mormons tell the story, Smith did no wrong; for others, he did no right. Like most stories, the truth lies somewhere in the middle.”

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5 thoughts on “Like a lamb to the slaughter? The final moments of Joseph Smith.

  1. McKeever is one of my favorite authors who write about the LDS. I have sat in several classes he has taught at apologetics conferences, and have several of his books. He does excellent research and can be counted on to present accurate reports.


  2. we know that many people are murdered for all kinds of reasons that are clearly wrong. Being murdered does not automatically mean they were “right” in their beliefs or religion and nor does it mean they were a martyr if they were not trusting in the Only righteousness that God accepts by faith in–His Son Jesus Christ ..

    Jesus made it very clear in Mat 5:10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted ((because of righteousness)), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”-emphasis mine

    clearly Joseph Smith was not murdered nor persecuted because of righteousness. There’s only ONE righteousness that God accepts and that is the righteousness of Jesus Christ according to Scripture. Mormonism is self-righteousness -works and that’s what Joseph Smith died for -himself– how utterly sad and many people believe in a mere man who didn’t care about the Only righteousness that is by faith in Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith accepted a false gospel from the angel of light and was accursed for Scripture warned and has already spoken that —“But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!”==you would think people would heed the warning of God’s word written wayyyyyy before Joseph Smith came along…


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