Huh, interesting . . . .
I heard some new historical information about Joseph Smith and the early founding of the L.D.S. church which I had not heard before. That's because it is newly discovered, from what I can tell. Oh, what an abomination that church is and the poor people struggling under its anti-Christian yoke! Every one who gets out of says the same thing, when they are led out by the Lord and find His true church and written authority in His Word: That they are free . . . and so profoundly excited and relieved to know the real Jesus (Yeshuah), Who is God and not some created being, brother to Lucifer . . . .
They all remark how there is a spiritual blindness which covered their eyes to the truth, especially that truth revealed in the Bible, but how NOW THEY SEE--the scales having fallen away . . . a real, tangible event this rebirth with new eyes to see and ears to hear . . . .
Anyway, I am waiting to receive the papers expounding on these new historical issues . . . but the gist of it is that very early on, Joseph Smith had organized the "Council of Fifty" (which I've mentioned before) . . . whose plan it was to overthrow the U.S. government and even all the governments of the world. This much was known, and that "the 50" . . . continued on into the late 1800s through Brigham Young . . . where they secretly ruled behind the state legislature in Utah . . . and there is some indication that they still exist.
But what is coming to light is how critical this whole design was in the forming of the church--this effort to cause revolution in all the different state governments (they even sent out agents to agitate in ie., Texas, Kansas and other states, who DID agitate) . . . with the goal of violent overthrow--the slaughter of all who would not join the "new, restored Kingdom of God" . . . and that Joe was early on meeting with many of the Indian tribes, convincing them to help the Mormons topple the U.S. government and that it was part of prophecy that the "Lamanites/Indians" were destined to wreak God's vengeance on the land. This was also the time when Smith had himself crowned "King of the World" . . . and considered himself such . . . as did Brigham Young afterwards . . . .
There were five offended groups of people who stormed the jail where Smith was being held . . . but one of the main issues that alarmed the people about Smith's activities . . . was actually this clandestine revolutionary effort to establish a Mormon Theocracy, with Joe as King, not just in the state, but in the whole United States and eventually the world . . . . And he was stirring up the Native Americans to join him in the expected militaristic bloodshed necessary . . . .
Besides this, of course, the Masons were mad at him for stealing their secret rituals and including them in the "temple" ceremonies . . . and another group was mad because they had been swindled out of their money in various investment schemes that went bad (promoted by Joe) and the collapse of the Kirtland Bank . . . . And there were all the husbands and fathers who were mad because their daughters and wives were being seduced into plural marriages with Smith and his lascivious sidekicks . . . . But what has been little known is how far along "the prophet" was in forming an army and revolutionary cells around the country with the deliberate treasonous plan of overthrowing the government and replacing the Constitution. Smith made it clear that the U.S. Constitution was not to be respected and that it was an impediment against his "divinely" inspired goal of making a new theocratic government under Mormon law and authority.
It is so sad and tragic that millions of people consider this guy a saintly prophet. He was a charismatic, clever, narcissistic, megalomaniacal, lustful, power-hungry CON MAN! There can be no shying away from, or diminishing the truth of this blasphemous cult as they seek, with their wealthy ill-gotten gains, to pull the wool over the eyes of the public, pretending that they are suddenly "Christian" and friendly to Jesus and the Bible. Smith and Young and other "prophets and apostles" many times derided Biblical Christianity, calling it the devil's work . . . proud to say they (Mormons) were definitely NOT Christian . . . and DID follow a different Jesus . . . . But now, the church would have you not recall that . . . . Now, they suddenly want to be considered "Christian" . . . and too many foolish (or subversive themselves) Evangelicals are taking the new scam/sham-marketing scheme . . . hook, line and sinker . . . .
Developing . . . .