Mormonism and government

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Mormonism and government

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It is claimed that nineteenth century Mormons were "anti-American." (Click here for full article)




  • The Council of Fifty
    Brief Summary: Some people claim that Joseph Smith had himself anointed king over the whole world, and that this shows he was some sort of megalomaniac. What can you tell me about this? (Click here for full article)
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  • Government to be overthrown and wasted
    Brief Summary: On 6 May 1843, Joseph Smith said: "I prophecy in the name of the Lord God of Israel, unless the United States redress the wrongs committed upon the Saints in the state of Missouri and punish the crimes committed by her officers that in a few years the government will be utterly overthrown and wasted..." Since it is more than 150 years since this prophecy was uttered, and because the US government still exists, some claim that this is a false prophecy. (Click here for full article)
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  • White Horse prophecy
    Brief Summary: It is claimed that 1) The "White Horse" prophecy predicts the "transformation of the U.S. government into a Mormon-ruled theocracy" and 2) that the "White Horse" prophecy "continues to be a dominant element of the faith espoused by Joseph Smith's followers" because they believe that they will be "officers and administrators" during Christ's millennial reign. (Click here for full article)
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