How is it that someone that claimed to be a profit of God was in so many adulterous relationships?
Joseph Smith the very first Mormon known to man the founder of the Mormon religion declared him self a profit and very many devote Mormons to this day also see him as a Profit.
How many women was all ready married before Joseph Smith married them?
Is it not considers adultery to have sexual relations with someones wife? Is it not very insulting to God to deceitfully marring women in secret that was in fact all ready married?
What is in the KJV and NIV and most any other translation of the bible relating the topic adultery or adulterous relationships?
Joseph Smith Committed Adultery - Mormonism Exposed
Is it not also true that Joseph Smith was a acting member of the Freemason even till the day of his death?
Is freemasonry not one of the worlds largest known cults active in the world to day?
How is it that so many Mormons that on one hand seem to know the bible very sell seem to be so blinded to the fact that the NIV is criticized because it seems to be missing verse about auditory?
Do the Mormons really study the bible or do they just simply fallow the traditions of men?
2 Thessalonians 2 (King James Version)
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Don't get me wrong I am not targeting Mormons alone there are many false religions that claim to be Christian also more people should spend more time reading the bible for them selfs then getting very devote to some crazy religion simply because they claim to be Christian.
Any reasonably good answers will be great post links to more info to support what you say and why.
- Fact checkLv 68 years agoFavorite Answer
In the early 1800s in the Midwest, polygamy was illegal. No one could be legally married to more than one spouse. Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and John Taylor all had multiple (illegal) wives in Nauvoo. There is little doubt from historical documents that they had relations with them, and most Nauvoo polygamists had children with them.
And they were not legally married, so they were adulterous by definition, no matter what little secret ceremonies they performed on themselves.
Each state had anti bigamy laws. An example is one I found for Illinois from 1833 as follows:
"Sec 121. Bigamy consists in the having of two wives or two husbands at one and the same time, knowing that the former husband or wife is still alive. If any person or persons within this State, being married, or who shall hereafter marry, do at any time marry any person or persons, the former husband or wife being alive, the person so offending shall, on conviction thereof, be punished by a fine, not exceeding one thousand dollars, and imprisoned in the penitentiary, not exceeding two years. It shall not be necessary to prove either of the said marriages by the register or certificate thereof, or other record evidence; but the same may be proved by such evidence as is admissible to prove a marriage in other cases, and when such second marriage shall have taken place without this state, cohabitation in this state after such second marriage shall be deemed the commission of the crime of bigamy, and the trial in such case may take place in the county where such cohabitation shall have occurred." Revised Laws of Illinois, 1833, p.198-99
- 8 years ago
As a Christian; but not Mormon; which flaw in the above should I address here presently?
1. There currently, especially in USA, are differences between scripture (2 Tim. 3:16-17) and Bible.
2. Man sees 5 things (who, what, when, where, how) but God also sees why. (1 Samuel 16:7) (Hint; that is not God's old testament either; despite Satan' deviation in too many Bibles currently).
3. Adultery is when a MARRIED person has sex with another for self seeking reason(s). I currently do not recall Joseph Smith being married at that time (perhaps he was but...). When Bathsheba had sex and roughly 9 months later a child via David; did she (not David) commit adultery or was she obeying the King?
4. The rants about freemasons I will not address as I am basically ignorant of that aspect presently.
5. Jews and Christians (separate text also) are to practice the 2 or more witnesses principle.
6. Stricter yet, the Jews (Joshua 1, and the Christians (2 Tim. 3:16-17) separate God's word as superior yet. Put in practice; God's old testament is the law of Moses, not Genesis-Malachi. Yes there is more deviations also.
- AmmonLv 78 years ago
The first part of the book of Mathew in the first part of the New Testament gives a genealogy of Polygamists.
Most of the Kings of Judah had 33 or 45 or what have you wives each.
Before you thump the Bible at others, you might want to actually read the book that you just thumped at others about.
There is no DNA evidence that links Joseph Smith to any offspring of any woman that was sealed to him for the after life. In all likelihood therefor most of the wives of Joseph Smith were afterlife wives, with whom he had no conjugal relations with.
- rrosskopfLv 78 years ago
Joseph Smith never committed adultery. Aside from some allegations, there is no evidence that Joseph Smith committed adultery. The allegations stem from William McClellin, who was excommunicated for adultery. William did not witness anything; his testimony is that he heard rumors.
All prophets are mocked and falsely accused by the wicked. Even Jesus was accused of gluttony, drinking too much wine, and treason. The more righteous a person is, the more the world hates them.
The fact is that not one single women has come forward claiming that Joseph Smith was inappropriate in any way. There are no angry fathers or disappointed mothers. If Joseph Smith was really the man that people say he was, wouldn't there be at least one? All we have are rumors, spread by petty and evil people.
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- The BricklayerLv 78 years ago
I am a Freemason
Freemasonry is not a cult.
Freemasonry is not a religion.
Freemasonry is a fraternity
There is no proof or reliable evidence that regular Freemasonry (as an organisation) has ever been involved in a conspiracy,organised crime or illegal activity.
Obviously with over 6 million members,the odd "bad egg" may join our organisation,but you cannot hold everyone responsable for the actions of one person.
- NeerpLv 78 years ago
Joseph did not marry any woman that was already married to someone else, let alone have sex with her. If you have any evidence to the contrary, please share it with us. And good luck with that - historians can't even agree as to how many women Joseph was sealed to, how many he was married to, and how many relationships were actually consummated. History is silent when it comes to the personal relationship he had with all of these women, so we really don't know much about them. And where are the children? You know what happened when a man and a woman had sex back then? She got pregnant, and had a baby. Where are the children of Joseph Smith from all these woman? There is not one single child from any of these woman that is Josephs. Not one. Only Emma bore him nine children. None of the others bore him one single child.
NINE children. That is what happens when you have sex with a woman, she pops out baby after baby.
DNA testing has proven all of the other alleged children were not fathered by Joseph.
- meatLv 78 years ago
Wow. You know absolutely nothing about Mormonism.
Which "Joseph Smith" are you referring to, for instance? Senior or Junior?
Joseph Smith, Jr. was not an "acting member" - or even a "member" at the time of his death.
Freemasonry is a social fraternity. It's not a religion, so it can't be a cult. Duh.
Might want to learn a bit about your topic before you start making crazy statements next time.Source(s): I'm a Catholic Freemason.
- AnnaLv 44 years ago
The relationship was not adulterous it was miraculous and He did not create Jesus He already "was" (see John 1:1). And, “14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 (KJV)
- MichaelLv 68 years ago
Adultery is not marrying them. If you think Joseph Smith comitted adultery, then so did practically every Biblical writer. David and Solomon had over 1000 wives and concubines? Any criticisms of this... I thought not, hypocrisy much?
And yes we read and study the Bible.. we just don't criticize and condemn it's writers like some do.
- Lace ButterflyLv 58 years ago
Mormonism is very complicated and focuses on man rather than God. However, there are very dedicated people in the Mormon faith so I would not presume their faith isn't precious to God. God as I understand him to be. Man looks at the outward appearance, but only God knows the heart.Source(s): Christian