The tenth president and prophet of the LDS Church, Joseph Fielding Smith, said the following: “Mormonism, as it is called, must stand or fall on the story of Joseph Smith. He was either a prophet of God, divinely called, properly appointed and commissioned, or he was one of the biggest frauds this world has ever seen. There is no middle ground.” (Doctrines of Salvation 1:188)
Deuteronomy 18:22 sets up a test for prophets. If anything they prophesy in the name of God does not occur, that person has “spoken presumptuously” and is not a true prophet. Furthermore, Paul says if anyone preaches another gospel than that which he and the apostles preached, that person should be eternally condemned (Galatians 1:8-9.)
So the question is was Joseph Smith a “prophet”?
Here are some things he prophesied…that where proven in-correct or never occured.
**1.Joseph Smith prophesied that Jesus would return by 1891.(**History of the Church, Vol. 2, p. 182.)
**2. Joseph Smith said that tall men dressed as Quakers live on the moon (**The Young Woman’s Journal, Vol. 3, p. 263)