Was Joseph Smith A Prophet?____________________________________________Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS)

Did his prophecies come true?

Prophecy No. 8: Destruction of Cities of New York and Boston.

Details: Joseph Smith prophesied on September 22-23, 1822 at Kirkland, Ohio that the cities of New York, Albany and Boston would be destroyed if they reject the LDS Gospel.


1. None of these cities ever listened to the LDS Gospel to any measurable extent during Smith's lifetime.

2. Overall, the cities rejected it and the LDS Church represents a small minority in these urban centers.

3. These cities did not suffer “desolation and utter abolishment" for their failure to heed the LDS Gospel.

4. This prophecy failed.

D&C Section 84, vs. 114-115, pg. 153, 161.
D&C Section 84, vs. 114-115, pg. 153, 161.
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