In Their Own Words: Joseph Smith’s Narcissism

In their own words, 3/10/16. Today’s quote is from Joseph Smith, the founding prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka the LDS Church or Mormonism). Most people are surprised to read these words so they seemed a fitting way to launch a series aimed at giving visibility to the nitty-gritty reasons why Christians take issue with non-Christian teachings (regardless of how much the group goes out of their way to disguise themselves as authentic Christians).

“Come on! ye prosecutors! ye false swearers! All hell, boil over! Ye burning mountains, roll down your lava! for I will come out on top at last. I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet…When they can get rid of me, the devil will also go.”

(History of the Church, Vol. 6, p. 408, 409)

Joseph Smith viewed himself as superior to Jesus Christ. He boasted of this openly. Christians do not invent this stuff out of thin air. Joseph said this in public, and went on to have it published. And to add to that, it is still being published today!