Date: November 08, 2018 05:56PM
Joseph Smith prophesied using a Book of Mormon character prophesying how his name was going to be dissed. Truly prophetic.
“He called me by name, and said unto me that he was a messenger sent from the presence of God to me, and that his name was Moroni; that God had a work for me to do; and that my name should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds, and tongues, or that it should be both good and evil spoken of among all people” (JS—H 1:33).
And it impressed his followers like this guy.
"It’s easy to take such things for granted. But, in September 1823 (when Moroni first visited Joseph Smith) or even in 1838 (when Joseph Smith—History was written), the prophecy would have seemed transparently absurd to almost anybody hearing it. How likely was it that an obscure and poorly educated farmer’s son on the early 19th-century American frontier would become internationally famous? And, besides the Book of Mormon, how many American books published in 1830 are still read today? James Fenimore Cooper’s “The Water Witch,” perhaps? Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s “A Tale of Our Times”?
For me, Moroni’s prophecy has been fulfilled."https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865666273/Joseph-Smiths-name-had-for-good-and-evil-among-all-nations.html?pg=all
But instead of being seen as a conman raised to be one from a small child using his powers for self-aggrandizement many years after he brought his book out and seeing how many marks were eating it up, it is supposedly confirmation of his divine calling.
So what does this have to do with the current prophet's prophetic calling out the name Mormon being had for evil? Well, it is completely in opposition to the founding prophet's prophetically recognizing that his name and by extension this book's name will be had for GOOD as well as evil. Nelson is focusing on the bad connotation instead of the good. This doesn't sound very prophetic at all! It sounds like a crusty old man mumbling about bad press for his beloved organization.
Not a very good sign of prophetic powers in my opinion and requiring the faithful to roll with this is absurd in my opinion. It is like the Mormon version of being Rick Rolled by their fearless leader.