If Joseph Smith was given to sedition and seduction, how long do you think his religious fold would have lasted? If he was given to false and vain practices as some like to spitefully accuse him of, would not his religious organization have been toppled years ago? Would it not have faded into oblivion?
Joseph Smith’s revelations established counsel to minister to the poor, to send the missionaries to the four corners of the earth, and to introduce the ordinances of the House of God (temples) to prepare individuals to walk back into the presence of our Heavenly Father. He also clarified and restored correct doctrine concerning the family. All of these teachings were emphasized by the Savior, as he directed righteous prophets and patriarchs in both the Old and New Testaments. All of these teachings are taken seriously by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Joseph Smith never said this was his Church or his work. The name of the Church should be noted reflectively as an individual considers who Joseph Smith purported to be and what he presented to the world.
What is your take on his defense of Joseph Smith?