Do you belong to
THE CHURCH OF
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS?
“Joseph Smith holds the keys of this last dispensation … no man or woman in this dispensation will ever enter into the celestial kingdom of God without the consent of Joseph Smith. … every man and woman must have the certificate of Joseph Smith, junior, as a passport to their entrance into the mansion where God and Christ are.” (“Joseph Smith among the Prophets,” Ensign, June 1994, p. 22)
Did Joseph Smith “draw away disciples” unto himself?
“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.” (Joseph Smith, May 26, 1844, History of the Church, vol. 6, pp. 408-409)
“Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.” (Acts 20:30)