James Stoddard Last Testimony (July 2021)

James Franklin Stoddard III—beloved father of 10 children and the founder of the Joseph Smith Foundation—passed away with faith and peace after a courageous battle with stage 4 lung cancer on the morning of September 6, 2021 in Provo, Utah. This video was filmed by the Truthseekers Foundation during the recent Restoration Days event, only […]

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Fact-Checking Misquoted Statements on Blindly Following the Prophet

James F. Stoddard IIIL. Hannah Stoddard 1. What about President Ezra Taft Benson’s 14 Fundamentals Devotional Talk? Should we follow the President of the Church without question? On February 26, 1980, at the Brigham Young University Marriott Center, President Ezra Taft Benson, who was then serving as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, […]

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Lesson #32 Come Follow Me Vidcast with Hannah Stoddard—D&C 85-87 Stand in Holy Places

Prep for this week’s Come Follow Me with this vidcast by Hannah Stoddard & Rod Meldrum! They tackle everything from the “One Mighty and Strong,” the royal bloodline of Israel, Joseph Smith as the latter-day prince, future last days prophecy, and what the final stand to save worldwide liberty will look like!

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Lesson #30 Come Follow Me Vidcast with Hannah Stoddard—D&C 81-83 Where “Much is Given, Much is Required”

Enjoy this vidcast discussion of Come Follow Me Lesson #30 with Rod Meldrum and Hannah Stoddard! Rod and Hannah discuss D&C 81-83, along with a conversation on keys, good leadership qualities, the scriptural roles of men and women in providing economically for a family, becoming a Zion people and more!

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Debunking Rough Stone Rolling’s Treasure Digging Sources with REAL Data (Vidcast)

Was Joseph Smith a treasure digger? Did he dabble in magical and occultic practices? In Rough Stone Rolling, Richard Bushman advocated a new progressive interpretation of Joseph Smith, depicting him as being involved in ritual magic and using peep stones to find treasure. What if we fact-checked Bushman’s sources against verifiable and quantifiable data?

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Upcoming Speaking Events

Are you interested in attending a presentation by the Joseph Smith Foundation? See two upcoming events below! Book of Mormon Doctrine – A Virtual Conference Series #4 – April 10, 2021 Hosted and sponsored by: 4MEvents, Paul SchweenTime: 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM MST, Saturday, April 10, 2021Address: Online virtual subscription ($15) Mormon history is […]

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New book! Faith Crisis 2: Behind Closed Doors
Faith Crisis, Volume 2: Behind Closed Doors—Leonard Arrington & the Progressive Rewriting of Mormon History

During the 20th century, an organized objective to rewrite Latter-day Saint history from within, unbeknownst to the general Church membership, went head to head behind the scenes with traditional leaders of the Church. Meet the main players of this conflict: Leonard Arrington—progressive “Father of New Mormon History,” Ezra Taft Benson—traditionalist defender, and many other advocates […]

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Presentations from Book of Mormon Evidence Virtual Expo

Presentations from Book of Mormon Evidence Virtual Expo: Ezra Taft Benson & Leonard J. Arrington: Battling Over the New History Is the ‘Miracle of the Gulls’ Story Reliable History? Faith Crisis 2: Behind Closed Doors Latter-day Nephites in Scripture: The Scriptures Say You Are Likely a Nephite! Reliable Primary Sources & the Seer ‘Stone in […]

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Four presentations at the FIRM Foundation Virtual Expo!

The Joseph Smith Foundation gave four presentations for the FIRM Foundation Virtual Expo this April, including the release of a new book and two announced books available for pre-order!  Faith Crisis: We Were Not Betrayed! Mark Hofmann & Church History Faith Crisis: New Mormon History Exiled From Church Headquarters Seer Stone: Icon and Battleground of New Mormon History, […]

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New Book! Faith Crisis, Volume 1: We Were NOT Betrayed!

After working with thousands of struggling members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over many years, the authors decided to write a book offering hope and answers for those struggling with faith crisis. Unbeknownst to the general Church membership, the 20th century would witness an organized effort to rewrite Latter-day Saint history […]

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Raising the Bar launch!

Are you striving to raise your standards? Are you looking for like-minded friends who are also “raising the bar”? Then you have come to the right place! We are excited to introduce to you a new standards group providing a safe place for Latter-day Saint individuals who are striving to live higher standards to meet […]

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New DVD release! “Nephites in Europe”

For over a century and a half, we assumed the Nephites struggled to extinction. What if remnants escaped to Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Burma, etc.–to become nations, kindreds, tongues and people? An ancient Icelandic text records a royal family in Northern Europe descending from a prince by the name of Nefi or Nephi. Another Northern […]

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Honoring the 175th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Joseph & Hyrum Smith
Honoring the 175th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Joseph & Hyrum Smith

June 27th, 2019 marks the 175th anniversary of the martyrdom of the two prophets and presidents Joseph & Hyrum Smith. “Every Church member ought to think about what those two prophets were willing to do to restore the gospel and the Church of Jesus Christ.” (President M. Russell Ballard) Never in the history of the […]

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Seven presentations during Book of Mormon Evidence Conference!

James and Hannah Stoddard of the Joseph Smith Foundation delivered four presentations at the 23rd International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference on April 11-13th. The rooms were filled to overflowing, requiring them to offer three repeat presentations to packed rooms again during the lunch and dinner breaks. The Joseph Smith Foundation released a new book, […]

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