Joseph Smith Joseph Smith Jr December , June , was an American religious leader and founder of Mormonism and the Latter Day Saint movement.When he was , Smith published the Book of Mormon.By the time of his death, years later, he had attracted tens of thousands of followers and founded a religion that continues to the present. Death of Joseph Smith Joseph Smith, the founder and leader of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith were killed by a mob in Carthage, Illinois, on June , .The brothers had been in jail awaiting trial when an armed mob of about men stormed the facility, their faces painted black with wet gunpowder.Hyrum was killed first, having been shot in the face. Mormon Polygamy, Polyandry Underage Brides Polygamy Polygamy as a doctrine was introduced into the LDS Church by Joseph Smith The practice continued after Joseph s death in , and was publicly announced in Latter day prophets testify of the Prophet Joseph Smith s LDS Answers is dedicated to providing real answers to the tough questions regarding LDS history and doctrine Many struggle to resolve concerns dealing with Joseph Smith s polygamy, evolution, education, parenting, latter day prophecy, historical issues and many other Mormon stumpers. Smith History Vault Wyl book excerpts moved from p TABLE OF CONTENTS Testimonials Letter to the Public The Prophet s Parents Views of Joseph Smith Joseph Smith and his Plates Joseph likes his Glass Joseph the Wrestler Joseph as a Student Joseph s Habits, etc Joseph as a Preacher Joseph as a General Joseph as a Presidential Candidate Mormon Claims Answered Chapter One utlm Chapter ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF MORMONISM THE STORY AS TOLD BY MORMONS Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism recorded his own story this way St Irenaeus Proof of the Apostolic Preaching St Irenaeus Proof of the Apostolic Preaching Ancient Christian Writers Joseph P Smith on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Written in the form of a letter, the Proof is a manual of theology designed to serve as a guide to salvation and a way to refute heretics It was composed in Lyons and dates from the end of the second to the beginning of the third century. Praise to the Man The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter MTC Choir Performance Watch an MTC choir perform an arrangement of this hymn. Issue Salt Lake City Messenger utlm What Happened to the Office of LDS Church Patriarch On April , the Salt Lake Tribune announced the death of Eldred G Smith, at the age of , the longest serving LDS General Authority and last to hold the position of Church Patriarch He was also the great great grandson of Joseph Smith s brother Hyrum. Mormonism CARM Mormonism, also known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, claims to be the restoration of the true gospel and a revelation of the true God.