QUESTION #10 -- EARLY MORMON HISTORY QUIZCorrect.
Mormons incorrectly refer to D&C 135 when making the assertion that Joseph Smith predicted his death, namely D&C 135:4 "I SHALL DIE INNOCENT, AND IT SHALL BE SAID OF ME -- HE WAS MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD."
However, there is a significant word left out of Joseph's original statement, the "IF" word. On June 24, 1844 people quote Joseph Smith as saying, "If they take my life I shall die an innocent man ... and it shall be said of me 'He was murdered in cold blood!'" (History of the Church, vol. 6, pg. 555, emphasis added). Also in front of the Masonic hall Joseph said, "Boys, if I don't come back, take care of yourselves ..."(History of the Church, vol. 6, pg. 558, emphasis added)
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