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The Claims of the Critics of Joseph Smith

The critics of Joseph Smith have created a message and narrative to convince people that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the result of a series of lies told by a 14-year-old boy. Mormons proclaim that he was called of God to restore lost truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Only one of two outcomes is possible.  He either told the truth or it is a lie.  Let's look at some of the possibilities.

Joseph Smith was 14 years old when he first declared that he had an experience beyond his an what most of us would expect as an answer to an honest inquiry through prayer. While many have declared visions regarding deity, his was different.  

When he declared that he had seen God the Father and Christ he was immediately persecuted. His story was a complete reversal of orthodox theology. He said God was corporeal and the mainstream sectarians and Catholics had long declared God to be a mysterious incorporeal substance.

From that time on he was called a liar and other things.  …