Thursday, November 15, 2007

Joseph's "Myrterdom"

It is a Mormon myth that Joseph Smith knew that he was going to his death at Carthage, ILL. He predicted that they were going like lambs to the slaughter.But Joseph did not go out anything like a lamb!

The day before they went to prison, Joseph instructed everyone to remove their temple garments!

The day before they died, they were drunk with wine!

Joseph Smith had sent a secret message to the Nauvoo Legion to come and break him out of jail. When the mob first appeared to kill Joseph, he at first thought it was his rescuers. He told everyone in the prison that their salvation had come. Doh!

It is a little known fact that Joseph Smith had a gun. During the attack on the jail, he actually shot and killed two of his attackers.

Like a lamb to the slaughter? Joseph wanted out of that jail because he knew he had a lot of enemies.

There is more on why Joseph Smith was killed and I'll talk about that very soon.

Free yourself from the Mormon lies and discover a whole new world!

Just another evil apostate...


-T said...

Do you have a reference to the story of the garments and the wine? I haven't heard that on before. I did know he had a gun- That is very rarely brought up tho- and when it is mentioned, I have always heard that he was defending the rest of the people in the room. I have even heard it said that he tried to get out of the window so the mob would leave the rest of the people alone- I supose anything is possible- just depends how you look at it.

Just another evil apostate... said...

There most definitely is a reference!

"Before the jailer came in, his boy brought in some water, and said the guard wanted some wine. Joseph gave Dr. Richards two dollars to give the guard; but the guard said one was enough, and would take no more. The guard immediately sent for a bottle of wine, pipes, and two small papers of tobacco; and one of the guards brought them into the jail soon after the jailer went out. Dr. Richards uncorked the bottle, and presented a glass to Joseph, who tasted, as also Brother Taylor and the doctor, and the bottle was then given to the guard, who turned to go out..." (History of the Church, vol. 6, p.616).

"Sometime after dinner we sent for some wine. It has been reported by some that this was taken as a sacrament. It was no such thing,; our spirits were generally dull and heavy, and it was sent for to revive us.... I believe we all drank of the wine, and gave some to one or two of the prison guards." (John Taylor, in History of the Church, Vol. 7, page 101)

Regarding Joseph Smith removing his garments:

"Smith removed his own endowment "robe" or garment before he went to Carthage Jail and told those with him to do likewise. His nephew Joseph F. Smith later explained, "When Willard Richards was solicited [by Smith] to do the same, he declined, and it seems little less than marvelous that he was preserved without so much as a bullet piercing his garments."" (Quinn page 146) Quinn references Heber J. Grant journal sheets, 7 June 1907, LDS Archives.