By Glenn E. Chatfield and republished with permission
A couple years ago I posted a series about the false prophecies of LDS founder Joseph Smith, conclusively demonstrating that he was not a prophet of God.
Well, I came across another one I want to share. Sarah Scott, in a letter to her mother and father dated 22 July 1844, stated:
Joseph also prophesied on the stand a year ago last conference that he could not be killed within five years from that time; that they could not kill him till the Temple would be completed, for that he had received an unconditional promise from the Almighty concerning his days, and he set Earth and Hell at defiance; and then said, putting his hand on his head, they never could kill his Child.But now that he is killed some of the Church say that he said: unless he gave himself up. My husband was there at the same time and says there was not conditions whatever, and many others testify to the same thing.” ((Cited in “Cultures in Conflict: A Documentary History of the Mormon War in Illinois,” by John E. Hallwas and Roger D. Launius, p. 257))
And yet Mormons still believe Smith was a prophet!
The original appears here.