A room in the prison city of Akka, Palestine, in 1890. The windows and entrance (behind the sofa on the right) are covered in white veils. Nobody can enter this room, until he has be washed with water, anointed with oil, and learned secret handshakes and passwords

In 1891 a Man lived in the above room in Akka, a Turkish prison city in Palestine. This Man was not a criminal. He was the Head of what Muslims considered to be a "heretical sect". We would say: "cult". He was originally from Iran. He was exiled first to Baghdad, then to Turkey, and finally to Akka, the Turkish prison city in Palestine. This Man claimed to be the Spirit of Truth in the flesh, the Holy Ghost incarnate. In year 1843, this Man was a Persian nobleman, living in Tehran. In 1843, in Nauvoo, Illinois, half a world away, Joseph Smith said:
“The Holy Ghost is now in a state of probation which if he should perform in righteousness he may pass through the same or a similar course of things that the Son has.” (The Words of Joseph Smith, p. 245; Sabbath address, Nauvoo, 27 August 1843. Reported by Franklin D. Richards.)

The term "state of probation" comes from The Book of Mormon, and means a mortal life on Earth. If you are a human being on Earth, you are living in a "state of probation". Somewhere in 1843, somewhere on Earth, the Holy Ghost was in "a state of probation"; meaning He was a mortal Man living a life. Some Fundamentalist (polygamist) Mormons believe that Joseph Smith was the Holy Ghost incarnate. But, Joseph Smith never claimed this for himself. However, the Persian nobleman, living in Tehran in 1843, later claimed to be the Holy Ghost incarnate. He eventually founded His own religion, which now has over 6 million members in 120 countries. His religion has many names, one is "The Cause of God" and another is "The Celestial Kingdom".

Because He was the Founder of a "heretic sect", this Persian Nobleman was exiled from Iran to Baghdad. While in Baghdad, Muslims burned His house, and all His clothes, except what He wore, were burned. His female followers then made Him a new wardrobe, new robes, all from red Persian drapes. From that day on, He wore only these blood red robes. He spent two years among the Dervishes (Muslim holy men) of Kurdistan, learning to read and write Arabic, and teaching them. They honored Him by bestowing upon Him a Dervish crown. He returned to Baghdad, and was then sent to Turkey, and then to the prison city of Akka, Palestine.

This Man was released from the prison city of Akka in the late 1870s, and allowed to live freely in Palestine. He bought a house in a place called Bahji (baw-zhee), near Akka, and lived there until His death in 1892. In 1891, He took His eldest Son and went by boat to Haifa harbor, and then walked down "The Way of the Lord", climbed Mount Carmel, He recited a poem in Arabic which said He was the Son of Man. He was wearing a Dervish crown ("Dervish" are Muslim holy men), and a blood red robe. He was never a Mormon, but He was a Persian nobleman from Iran. He was also a direct descendant of King David of Israel. This Man in the red robe had spent many years in Akka, across the bay from Haifa. Akka was a Turkish prison city. He lived in a room where the windows and door were covered in white veils. In order to enter the Presence of this Man, one had to wash with water, anoint with oil, wear white, and take off one's shoes, and know secret handshakes and passwords. Then the white veil was parted, and one could enter His Presence. Another Man was with Him, His firstborn Son. This firstborn Son would later travel to Salt Lake City, Utah, and knock on the East Door of the Salt Lake Temple, in late September, 1912.


If the Lord told Joseph Smith that "the Son of Man" was coming in 1891, and Joseph Smith would "see the Face of the Son of Man" if he lived until that time, then "why" was Joseph Smith killed in 1844? Why wasn't Joseph Smith allowed to live until he was 85, so he could see the Face of the Son of Man?

Mormons are taught, from birth, that Joseph Smith was the greatest man who ever lived, save only Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith was noble, never lied, never drank alcohol, and was a very noble and heroic figure. Church manuals and General Conference talks to not mention any of Joseph Smith "sins". Now, Mormons believe that Joseph Smith was a "sinner" like the rest of us, but, again, they are taught to believe he was the most noble man, save Jesus only. Only his good deeds are mentioned to Mormons. He is presented to them as almost a perfect and sinless man; just a step down from Jesus.

However, this is not how Joseph Smith's companions saw him. The Eleven Witnesses to The Book of Mormon, David Whitmer, Martin Harris, Oliver Cowdery, and the others, all believed that Joseph Smith was like King David: a man chosen of the Lord, the apple of his eye, but who "fell" because of sexual sin. This view was shared by William Law, the First Counselor in the First Presidency in Nauvoo, Illinois, and Sidney Rigdon, the Second Counselor in the First Presidency. This view was shared by five of the original twelve Mormon apostles. Could all these men, who knew Joseph Smith very well, be "right"?

We read in the Bible that Moses "boasted" about miraculously providing the thirsty Israelites with water in the desert. Because of that "boast", Moses was not allowed to enter the Promised Land. He died in Moab, and was buried in Moab (modern Jordan). Joseph Smith was promised that "if" he lived until he was 85 (1891), he would "see the Face of the Son of Man" (D&C 130:35). By Divine-Will, or by mere coincidence, a Man appeared in the Holy Land in 1891, wearing a red robe and a Dervish crown, claiming to be "the Son of Man". By Divine Providence, or mere coincidence, take your pick, twenty families of the Nauvoo Holy Order ("Quorum of the Anointed") just happened to see His Face and hear His Voice in 1891, as this Man walked down "The Way of the Lord" in Haifa, Palestine.

As far back as 1831, Joseph the Seer was warned by the Lord that if he "boasted of his own strength" and "set at naught the counsels of God" in order to fulfill his own "carnal desires" he would "fall". The Lord told him:

4 For although a man may have many revelations, and have power to do many mighty works, yet if he boasts in his own strength, and sets at naught the counsels of God, and follows after the dictates of his own will and carnal desires, he must fall and incur the vengeance of a just God upon him.
5 Behold, you have been entrusted with these things, but how strict were your commandments; and remember also the promises which were made to you, if you did not transgress them.
6 And behold, how oft you have transgressed the commandments and the laws of God, and have gone on in the persuasions of men.
7 For, behold, you should not have feared man more than God. Although men set at naught the counsels of God, and despise his words—
8 Yet you should have been faithful; and he would have extended his arm and supported you against all the fiery darts of the adversary; and he would have been with you in every time of trouble.
9 Behold, thou art Joseph, and thou wast chosen to do the work of the Lord, but because of transgression, if thou art not aware thou wilt fall. (D&C Section 3:4-9)

Joseph Smith publicly condemned polygamy, but, privately, he practiced it. He had over 32 secret "wives"; including his own foster daughters, the Lawrence sisters. Eleven of Joseph Smith's secret wives were the wives of other men; most of whom he sent on missions to England for years at a time. He told some of these women that an "angel with a flaming sword" commanded him to practice "spiritual wifery" or the angel would kill him. He told these women that if they became his "spiritual wives" they and their entire extended families would be saved in the Celestial Kingdom, but if they refused, the women would burn in Hell-fire (Mormons in Nauvoo still believed in a literal Hell with fire and demons, but Mormons today (2015) do not believe any literal Hell exists other than "outer darkness" for Mormon apostates). If you were a Mormon woman who believed in a literal Hell with fire, and the "Prophet of God" just told you to "marry" him and keep it quiet, or you're going to Hell, what would "you" think? What would "you" do?

In May of 1844, one month before going to Carthage Jail, Joseph Smith said the following:

"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." (History of the Church 6:408-9)

There are accounts in the journals of the "spiritual wives" of Joseph Smith in Nauvoo, Illinois, that he told them an "angel with a flaming sword" commanded him to practice polygamy. But, there are no accounts in the journals of Joseph Smith, nor his public sermons, of any angel with a flaming sword appearing to him. Yet, many women in Nauvoo reported that's what he told them. Were all these women lying? You can find their accounts in The Mormon Enigma; a book sold in LDS bookstores for over a decade. You can also find them in a new book called American Crucifixion by Alex Beam: which is still available in most bookstores (not LDS bookstores). In Alex Beam's book, American Crucifixion, you'll see the "evidence" that Joseph Smith did all the things that I'm claiming in this article. The "evidence" was taken from the journals of Mormons who lived in Nauvoo. Remember, in Nauvoo, when Joseph Smith had 32 secret "wives" (including 11 who were married to men he sent on missions to England), Joseph Smith publicly denied he was a polygamist, and publicly condemned polygamy as an "abomination". You can read about this in American Crucifixion. You can order it via, or you can order it from any major non-LDS bookstore. See for yourself!

Joseph the Seer was warned many years before that if he "boasted of his own strength" and "set at naught the counsels of God" in order to fulfill the lusts of his flesh he would "fall". In May of 1844, William Law, with some other high-ranking Mormons, issued the Nauvoo Expositor revealing that Joseph Smith was a secret polygamist. These men believed that Joseph Smith was "a fallen prophet" and they wanted David Whitmer to replace Joseph as Prophet of the Church. Joseph Smith, as Mayor of Nauvoo, asked the City Council to declare the newspaper a "public nuisance" and for the Town Marshall to destroy the printing plates in the street, and this was done. The newspaper was shut down. The governor of Illinois, Thomas Ford, then ordered Joseph Smith arrested, and this was done. Joseph was taken to Carthage Jail to await trial, for illegally closing down a newspaper and destroying their property. While in Carthage Jail, an anti-Mormon mob attacked. They killed Hyrum Smith, who was visiting his brother, and wounded a Mormon apostle. Joseph Smith went to the window and gave the Masonic sign of distress: he rose his arms in the air and said: "Oh Lord my God, is there no help for the widow's son?" Masons who do this, must be protected by other Masons. Even though Masons were in the mob, they ignored this, and shot Joseph numerous times. Joseph Smith fell out the window to the ground. He was dragged against a well, and shot again. He died.

Mormons are taught from birth that Joseph Smith died a martyr, an innocent man clear of any offence against God or man, who went to his martyrdom like a "lamb to the slaughter". But Xorol R. Oliver, the Mormon Seeress, taught that Joseph Smith was a "fallen prophet" and fell because of "forbidden carnal knowledge"; just like Adam (as Pharaoh Aye) did in the Garden of Aten, around 1870 B.C.E.

Months later some of the mob were put on trial. Some witnesses came forward claiming that a mob member, with his face painted black, tried to cut off the head of Joseph Smith, but a "light from heaven" prevented that from happening. Mormon children in Utah from the 1850s until the 1930s, were taught this "miracle" did indeed happen, but, today (2015), this is never mentioned in any Church manual or talk. As Mormons grow up in the Church, they are never told the reason "why" Joseph Smith was arrested in June of 1844. Mormons outside of North America usually don't know that he was a polygamist, and they are shocked when they learn it. Church manuals from the 1890s to just recently, made no mention of his 32 plural wives, nor do they mention that Joseph Smith publicly condemns polygamy as an "abomination" as does The Book of Mormon and original Book of Commandments. Church leaders don't tell rank-and-file Mormons any of this. Why? Because The Brethren feel that some information is not useful for Members to know. Mormon Apostle, Elder Boyd K. Packer, gave a talk to teachers in the Church Educational System (CES) in 1981 titled "The Mantle is Far, Far Greater than the Intellect". In that talk he said:

"There is a temptation for the writer [of Church curriculum] or the teacher of Church history to want to tell everything [i.e. include all the facts], whether worthy or faith promoting or not. Some things that are true are not very useful." (Address to the 5th Annuel CES Religious Symposium, Brigham Young University, 1981)

The reason why The Brethren "keep facts" from you, is because they are not "useful" for their purpose; which is to make you obey them without any questions. They honestly believe THAT is in "your" best interests. Anything that makes you question "them" is "not useful" and so you don't need to be informed about it. That is honestly how they think.

When I first head about Joseph Smith and the "Angel with a slaming sword" story, and how he publicly condemned polygamy but privetly practiced it, and how he threatened young girls with Hell-fire if they denied him sex, or if told others he was their "spiritual husband", I had a "Crisis of Faith". A very horrible "faith-crisis". I started contacting BYU professors and Church historians, and they told me: "Look, we can't talk about that, sorry!" and would hang-up on me. I wrote letters to the First Presidency, asking about this. My bishop called me in and said: "Stop writing to the Brethren, and if you keep this up, I have no choice but to hold a Court on you. Look, don't worry about it, okay!"

But I couldn't stop worrying about it, and I kept writing letters. Finally, I got a call from the Office of the First Presidency, a man named Rodney Turner, a former BYU religion professor, got on the phone and told me the following:

"Yes, what you heard or read about the Prophet Joseph Smith is true. But, he had divine authority from Heavenly Father to do the things he did. We don't. He had the authority to lie, and to take the wives of other men. We don't. He had the authority to marry his own foster daughters. We don't. Now, either you can accept that or you can't. Personally, I accept that, and I testify to you that he was a true Prophet of the Lord, and I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. Now, please don't bother the Brethren any more. They are very busy men!"

I could not accept that. For years, I believed that Joseph Smith was a fraud, because I could not "accept" that God gave him "authority" to lie, and to take the wives of other men, and to lie to and threaten young beautiful women and girls so they would become his "spiritual wives" and then publicly deny his was a polygamist, and publicly condemn polygamy. But, one day, I discovered the teachings of Xorol R. Oliver, and, after reading all her teachings, everything fell back into place. Joseph Smith "fell" because of sexual sin, just as Adam (as Pharaoh Aye) did in the Garden of Aten. Just as King David did, with Uriah's wife.

The Brethren want rank-and-file Mormons to know only certain carefully selected facts Joseph Smith and Mormon history; only things to "inspire faith" (i.e. to inspire unquestioning obedience to Mormon leaders). The Brethren want you to be unquestionably obedient to them. This is called "blind faith" in the arm of flesh.

The Brethren have deliberately "hid" things, facts, from you. They taught many things, as doctrine, that the Church now considers false (i.e. Adam-God doctrine, Curse of Cain Doctrine, etc.). Perhaps it is "question" them.

In 1912, the 6th Incarnation of the WORD of God came to Salt Lake City. He was rejected by Mormon leaders. That was "Amen!" to all the divine authority those men had. That is why they are prophets who don't prophesy, seers who don't see, and revelators who don't revelate. Why are you putting your faith and trust in such men?


The Lord told Moses:

"When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him." (Deuteronomy 18:22)

If Joseph Smith's 1891 prophecies failed, then he was a false prophet! If a man, or woman, arises and says "I am a Prophet" yet even if they utter "one" failed prophesy, then that man, or woman, is a false prophet. No "excuses" and "explain aways" can be given to "explain away" why such a prophecy failed. The Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses, which claims to be "Jehovah's Collective Prophet", prophesied that Jesus was returning in 1975. When this prophecy failed, they said: "He would have come, but you [rank-and-file Jehovah's Witnesses] were not ready for Him!" Again, this is case of religious leaders uttering false prophecies, and then blaming the rank-and-file Members when the prophecy failed.

Warren Jeffs, the "Living Prophet" of the polygamist "Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints", in Colorado City, Arizona, has uttered many prophecies, each of them failing to come to pass. After his prophecies fail, Jeffs tells his followers that either "they weren't ready" or "the Lord delayed His coming" he was "testing them". And, most of his followers still believe he is a true Prophet of God, the closest man to God on Earth, regardless of his dozens of failed prophecies. Jeffs is spending a life sentence in a prison in Texas for child-rape. If you go to Colorado City, Arizona, and ask FLDS members about Jeffs, they will bear you their testimony that Warren Jeffs is a true Prophet of God, and that God Himself told them this, and they will finish with "and I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!" You cannot convince them otherwise, because they have a "testimony" that Warren Jeffs is a true Prophet of God.

You can always "explain away" a false prophecy by saying, "Well, we just weren't ready!" This is how the Seventh-day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, and FLDS Members "explain away" the failed prophecies of their leaders. This is also how Mormon apologists "explain away" Joseph Smith's 1891 prophecies.

In 1843 Joseph Smith Jr. uttered a direct prophecy that the "Son of Man" would appear in "forty-eight years hence or about 1890". If you take 1843 and add 48 years, it comes to 1891. Mormon apologists say this was "just an off the cuff rewark". Mormon leaders say "the Lord delayed His coming" because the Members (not the leaders) "weren't ready" for Him.

We say...if this prophecy failed, then Joseph Smith was a fraud. But, the prophecy was fulfilled in 1891, when a Man wearing a crown and red robes, Who was from Iran, and His Son, climbed Mount Carmel, in 1891.

Early Mormons leaders believed that the Church and the "Political Kingdom of God" were two separate entities, and that the Church was set up to "prepare the way" for the Kingdom, just as John the Baptist, the lesser, prepared the way for the greater, Jesus Christ. They believed with all their hearts that the "Kingdom" would be set up, somewhere on Earth, in the year 1891.


Let's recap. The Lord tells Joseph Smith that the Son of Man would come in red apparel, perhaps "as the dews of Carmel", and if Joseph lived to he was 85, he could see the Face of the Son of Man. Joseph Smith creates the Holy Order, and uses Masonic rites to create an initiation ceremony, where initiated are washed with water, anointed with oil, wear all white, take off their shoes, and were taught secret "signs and tokens" that used to part a white veil, and on the other side of that veil sat a man wearing a red robe and a crown; symbolic of the Lord reigning in the Celestial Kingdom. The King with the Red Robe is part of the Nauvoo Temple Endowment Ceremony, with Brigham Young playing the part of the king. Brigham Young later removes the "king" with the red robe from the Utah temples, without explanation. Since that time, the "celestial room" of all Mormon Temples have had no "king" sitting on a throne with a red robe. These rooms have only expensive furnishings, but otherwise they are empty.

In 1891, a Man appears in Haifa, Palestine, wearing a Dervish (Muslim holy man) crown and red robe. He is originally from Iran. He has just come from a room in Akka, with doors and windows covered in white veils. He walks down "The Way of the Lord" to Mount Carmel, climbs it, and recites a poem in Arabic. He comes back down and walks down "The Way" back to His boat, saying "Verily, this is the day to behold the Face, and hear the Voice, of the Son of Man". Ten per cent of the German colony, who have their homes and shops on either side of "The Way" are members of the Holy Order founded by Joseph Smith, or their children. Many of the Germans and Americans in the colony can understand Arabic, because most of the residents of Haifa are Muslims, and speak Arabic, and Arabic is taught to the children growing up at the German Colony. The firstborn Son of the Man in the red robe, Who is with Him that day, years later travels to Salt Lake City, Utah, and knocks on the East Door of the Salt Lake Temple, in late September, 1912.

Questions for the Reader

1) Why did the Man in Akka, Palestine, sit behind white veils?

2) Did the Lord warn Joseph Smith that he "would fall" if he gave in to his carnal desires?

3) How many true prophecies can fail to come to pass?

4) The Order Lodge (second story of Joseph Smith's red brink store in Nauvoo) and the Nauvoo Temple "celestial room" had a man dressed as a king wearing a red robe, behind white veils. What was that symbolic of?

5) Why did Joseph Smith plan to leave Hyrum in charge of the Church and then go to Palestine?

Are all these events just "mere coincidence"? What do you think the mathematical odds of all this just being a "coincidence"? Probably beyond a trillion to one.

We are about to reveal the identity of the "The Man Behind The White Veils" in the red robe to you. Only one Part to go! You're almost there. Keep reading.

Part 9 of 9

Part I: The Prophetess and the Curse of Cain:
Part II: The True Story of Adam and Eve
Part III: The Book of Mormon as Prophetic Parable
Part IV: Moroni~the Rosicrucian Monk
Part V: The Prophecy of Lyman Wight
Part VI: As A Man Like Ourselves
Part VII: The King in the Red Robe
Part VIII: The Fall of Joseph Smith
Part IX: The Coming of the Father and the Son

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