Joseph Smith Prophecy Database

“Things shall be made known by them [seers] which otherwise could not be known.”

Mosiah 8:17

List of prophecies attributed to Joseph Smith along with a links to descriptions of their fulfillments. They are not listed in any particular order–numbering system is solely for the purpose of future reference. This page will be constantly updated as more information is gathered.

  1. The earth formed from pieces of broken-up planets or globes, 5 Jan 1841
    1. https://sitatcit.home.blog/2020/04/13/that-time-joseph-smith-said-the-earth-was-made-of-planets/
  2. Natural selection was used in the creation, 1842
    1. https://sitatcit.home.blog/2019/05/10/let-us-prepare-the-earth-natural-selection-in-the-scriptures/
  3. Other earth-like planets exist in the universe (1830)
    1. First earth-like exoplanet discovered in *
  4. Exoplanets in general exist (1830)
    1. First exoplanet discovered in *
  5. Relativity of time, 2 Apr 1843
    1. http://quickenourunderstanding.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-theory-of-relativity-was-mormon.html
    2. https://rsc.byu.edu/joseph-smith-prophet-man/joseph-smith-modern-science
    3. https://sitatcit.home.blog/2020/06/03/a-timeless-god/
  6. A war (Civil War) would start in South Carolina (25 Dec 1832)
    1. https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Joseph_Smith/Prophet/Civil_War
    2. http://www.lds-mormon.com/civilwar.shtml
    3. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/history/topics/prophecies-of-joseph-smith?lang=eng
    4. https://rsc.byu.edu/civil-war-saints/have-we-not-had-prophet-among-us-joseph-smiths-civil-war-prophecy
    5. Civil War starts at succession of South Carolina, 12 Apr 1861.
  7. A place called Nahom exists in the Middle East along a likely route the Lehites could have taken (1830)
    1. https://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/knowhy/who-called-ishmaels-burial-place-nahom
  8. Stars would fall from heaven in November 1833
    1. https://bookofmormonevidence.org/josephs-prophecy-forty-days-shall-not-pass-and-the-stars-shall-fall-from-heaven/
  9. Christ’s Second Coming would not occur before 1890.
    1. https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Question:_Did_Joseph_Smith_prophesy_that_Jesus_Christ_would_return_in_1890%3F#cite_ref-2
  10. Stephen A Douglas would run for President and lose if he betrayed the Saints
    1. https://familypedia.wikia.org/wiki/Stephen_Douglas_Prophecy
    2. https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Criticism_of_Mormonism/Books/One_Nation_Under_Gods/Use_of_sources/Stephen_A._Douglas_prophecy
  11. Extraterrestrial life exists (I know this hasn’t been proven yet!—but modern scientists talk like it’s a certainty.)
    1. https://sitatcit.home.blog/2019/12/28/latter-day-saints-are-ready-for-extraterrestrial-life/
  12. Seth and Enos started the book of remembrance, according to ancient texts
    1. https://thirdhour.org/blog/faith/scripture/dead-sea-scrolls-joseph-smith-book-of-remembrance/
  13. Dan Jones would go on a mission to Wales, 1844 (needs better source)
    1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Jones_(Mormon)#Joseph_Smith_and_the_%22final_prophecy%22
  14. The Church would fill North and South America, and the world
    1. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/church/news/viewpoint-joseph-smiths-prophecy-of-church-growth-fulfilled?lang=eng
  15. Human sacrifice was practiced in ancient Egypt, 1842
    1. https://www.pearlofgreatpricecentral.org/human-sacrifice/
    2. https://www.lds.org/ensign/2018/12/the-book-of-abraham-revelation-and-you?lang=eng
  16. Willard Richards would be in a room full of gunfire, but escape without a hole in his clothes, 1843.
    1. https://thirdhour.org/blog/faith/lds-history/willard-richards-prophecy/
  17. Barley was grown in the pre-Columbian Americas
    1. https://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/knowhy/how-can-barley-in-the-book-of-mormon-feed-faith
  18. Alma was a boy’s name, 1830
    1. https://thirdhour.org/blog/faith/scripture/book-of-mormon/alma-name/
  19. The Saints would move to the Rocky Mountains and become a great people, 1842
    1. https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Joseph_Smith/Prophet/Rocky_Mountain_prophecy#cite_ref-1
  20. A character named Mahujah was associated with Enoch in ancient literature, 1830
    1. https://interpreterfoundation.org/book-of-moses-insights-007/
    2. https://thirdhour.org/blog/faith/scripture/joseph-moses-enoch-mahujah/
  21. A place called Olishem existed in the ancient world, 1842
    1. https://www.pearlofgreatpricecentral.org/olishem/
  22. Stars exist on a spectrum (see HR diagram), 1842
    1. coming soon
  23. The first object to form in the universe was a star, 1842
    1. https://sitatcit.home.blog/2020/06/27/the-first-creation/
  24. The earliest stars in the universe were also the greatest, 1842
    1. https://sitatcit.home.blog/2020/06/30/the-greatest-of-all-the-stars/
  25. Animals have intelligence, emotions, and language
    1. https://sitatcit.home.blog/2019/02/09/the-organization-of-intelligences-the-why-of-evolution/
  26. In the last days, the Lord’s church will be called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1838
    1. https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/multimedia/file/restoration-proclamation-2020-april.pdf
  27. Genesis 1 as is, doesn’t match up with natural history, 1842
    1. https://sitatcit.home.blog/2019/07/02/the-creation-account-vs-science-do-they-agree/
  28. Celestial bodies made of diamond, crystal, or a glass-like substance exist in the universe
  29. There were people living in the ancient, pre-4000-B.C. Americas
    1. https://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/knowhy/did-others-influence-book-of-mormon-peoples
  30. Ancient, devout Israelites built temples outside of Jerusalem (1830)
    1. https://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/knowhy/did-ancient-israelites-build-temples-outside-of-jerusalem
  31. Your experience of time relative to someone else depends on where you are in the universe (2 Apr 1843)

“The world will prove Joseph Smith a true prophet by circumstantial evidence.”

Joseph Smith, 1842

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/times-and-seasons-15-september-1842/12


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