16) ENEMIES: Why did the Prophet Joseph Smith have so many enemies? What was his response to antagonism and criticism?
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- 10) MONEY: Did Joseph Smith have a weakness in handling money? Was the Prophet often in debt because of this deficiency? Are the accusations that the Prophet was a poor business man accurate?
- 20) Who was responsible for the Prophet Joseph Smith’s death?
- 01) DID JOSEPH KNOW: Did Joseph Smith understand where the Book of Mormon events took place? Was the Prophet in error in his statements that the Book of Mormon transpired principally in North America?
- 09) TEMPER: Did the Prophet Joseph Smith have an uncontrolled temper? Was he at times vengeful?
- 01) PLURAL MARRIAGE: Was plural marriage revealed by the Lord? Was Joseph Smith ensnared by many convoluted activities and expediencies because of his involvement in plural marriage? Was the Prophet involved in adulterous practices or live a dual life?
- 13) EVOLVING: Is LDS Church doctrine evolving, or was it revealed in purity to Joseph Smith? Could Joseph Smith teach us all that he knew, or was much of his knowledge withheld from the world because of the general lack of faith?
- 11) LUCY MACK SMITH: Was the Prophet’s mother, Lucy Mack Smith, given to vanity and extravagance? What was the character of Mother Smith?
- 23) ARROGANCE: Was the Prophet Joseph arrogant?
- 22) JOSEPH FIELDING SMITH: Should President Joseph Fielding Smith’s position on organic evolution be taken seriously?
- 02) JOSEPH SR.: Was Joseph Smith Senior a failure as a father? Was he a poor provider, oft defeated and unmoored? Did he have a problem with alcohol and other vices?
- 05) DISCERNMENT: Did Joseph Smith lack the ability to judge the character of individuals around him? Was he often deceived because of his over-trusting personality?
- 08) WOMEN: Did Joseph Smith’s view of the role of women and their place in the Church evolve over time? Was he incorrect in many of his assumptions?
- 17) MIRACLES: Did Joseph Smith do many miracles in the name of Jesus? Are there eye witnesses of these miracles?
- 22) What status of trust did Joseph Smith reach before the Lord?
- 19) Does Joseph Smith stand next to Jesus Christ in righteousness and station?
- 04) CHARACTER: Was Joseph Smith weak in character while gifted in revelation? How did he “influence” people?
- 03) MAGIC: Did Joseph Smith mix Christianity with Nineteenth Century tradition and magical powers? Did he attempt to employ dark arts to discover hidden treasure?
- 12) ANCESTRY: Did Joseph Smith have a noble and righteous heritage? Was the Prophets ancestral line prepared and watched over through the ages?
- 15) WITNESSES: Can the words of Joseph Smith be trusted? What witnesses are there of his prophetic calling?
- 18) BIBLE: What did Joseph Smith teach concerning the Bible? Are his teachings antagonistic to the Old and New Testaments?