Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Jun 26, 2012
Martyrdom of Joseph Smith
The final days and final moments of Joseph Smith's life have been portrayed in many LDS films. Usually LDS are very concerned about context, and like to pile up tons of details on certain issues. But the death of Joseph Smith is one of many topics that LDS typically avoid the details and instead offer a romantic and almost fictional portrayal of this event.
It is proposed by many LDS films and books that Joseph Smith was killed by opposing religious people. However no one was convicted, and the people who killed Joseph Smith had disguised their appearance.
After years of research, I propose a different story than the romantic martyrdom story that is most frequently passed around.
I propose that Joseph Smith had enemies far more dangerous than those of opposing religious beliefs.
The 4 types of enemies that I have found are the following.
1. Husbands of wives that Joseph Smith married while the women were still married to their first husband.
2. Those who lost significant amounts of money in Joseph Smith's foney bank. Joseph Smith started the "Kirtland Safety Society" as a revelation of God, yet the bank had no US bank charter as was rejected by the US treasury, yet Joseph Smith printed and passed money that was not legal, and had no financial backing, causing many Mormons and non-Mormons to lose thousands of dollars in unredeemable funds tied up in Joseph Smith's foney bank.
3. Joseph Smith had taken sacred oaths, blood oaths to the Masonic lodge, and vowed to never reveal their sacred rites. But Joseph Smith stole their ceremonies for his own religion and disgraced the oaths that he took with the Masonic lodge.
4. When Joseph Smith's close friend William Law exposed Joseph Smith's polygamy in his paper "The Nauvoo Expositor" Joseph Smith as mayor of Nauvoo ordered that the press be destroyed by the local marshall and the so-called "brethern" which it was, illegally and with no ticket, warning or repairation.