Characteristics of False Prophets
- An inaccurate view of God or the introduction of other gods.
- Inaccurate predictions concerning future events.
-Deuteronomy 18:20-22 "But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken..."
- Joseph Smith said that six foot men, dressed like Quakers, live on the moon and live to be 1000 years old. (The Young Woman's Journal,Vol 3,p263)
- Joseph Smith claimed that Jesus would return by 1891 (History of the Church,Vol.2,p182)
- -Matthew 24:35-36 "Heaven and earth shall pass away...But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only." - Jesus says that no man would know when the end of the world would come, why would He reveal it then to Joseph Smith. Secondly, it didn't happen.
- Brigham Young claimed that men inhabit the sun. (Journal of Discourses, Vol.13, p.271, 10/24/1870)
- Brigham Young also prophesied that the Civil War would not free the slaves.(Journal of Discourses, Vol.10, p.250, 10/6/1863)