Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?

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Re: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?

Post by SamBee » 07 May 2019, 03:52

NB - RLDS became the Community of Christ.

Didn't Rigdon think this?

I see JS as a man with flaws. I like a lot of what he did, but sometimes he made mistakes. I prefer his earlier teachings, but he did have some great ideas about the afterlife.

Regarding polygamy, I think JS' polygamy was very different from BY's. JS was quite secretive about it while BY turned it into an institution, which led to the federal government being involved.
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