Over the years I have come across an assortment of people claiming to be prophets, translate ancient records, etc., who are not part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I find the whole of it to be a fulfillment of the prophecies of the holy prophets:
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: (Joel 2: 28 )
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. (Matt. 24: 11)
And many false prophets shall arise, and shall deceive many; (JS—M 1: 9)
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. (Matt. 24: 24)
For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. (Mark 13: 22)
For in those days there shall also arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch, that, if possible, they shall deceive the very elect, who are the elect according to the covenant. (JS—M 1: 22)
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. (2 Pet. 2: 1)
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. (1 Jn. 4: 1)
And liars and hypocrites shall be proved by them, and they who are not apostles and prophets shall be known. (D&C 64: 39)
If you know of people who have or are claiming to be prophets, see visions, have angelic ministrations, translate ancient records and in general, lead the people, please leave a comment. Here’s what I’ve found:
- http://www.eritrean-n-d-p.com/ (courtesy of the wayback machine)
This is an Eritrean man who claims he is a prophet receiving revelation from God and that the Book of Mormon is actually African in origin and was translated from Sabean inscriptions.
This is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, otherwise known as the Strangites, followers of James J. Strang, who claimed he was the next prophet after Joseph Smith and who had angelic ministrations and translated an ancient record called The Book of the Law of the Lord. Strang also claimed to have received revelations from God.
- http://www.sealedportion.com/ (courtesy of the wayback machine)
This is the official web site of The Sealed Portion of the Brother of Jared, a two volume set of scriptures that is claimed to have been interpreted using another Urim and Thummim. They claim that angelic visitation took place and further revelations were received.
- http://www.helpingmormons.org/TLC_Manti/index.html (courtesy of the wayback machine)
This is the official web site of The True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of the Last Days whose founder is James D. Harmston, a man who claims to be a prophet and to have had the ministration of angels and revelations.
The official web site of the Community of Christ, which used to be the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They claim to have a prophet and additional revelations.
- http://wovoca.com/prophecy-mormon-dream-mine.htm (courtesy of the way back machine)
This is the story of John Hyrum Koyle who claimed to have had a dream in which the angel Moroni showed him an ancient Nephite hoard of gold he called the Relief Mine, more commonly referred to as the Dream Mine. He also claimed to receive revelations and made prophecies.
The official web site of Art Bulla who claims to be the Root of Jesse mentioned in Isaiah 11 and the One Mighty and Strong mentioned in the Doctrine and Covenants. He claims to have received additional revelations for the gathering of the saints to Zion.
The current web site (blog) of the Latter Day Church of Christ. They have a prophet, Matthew Gill, who claims to have received revelations and to have translated a new book of scripture of ancient people who lived in the British Isles, received from an angel, known as the Book of Jeraneck.
These are the Nemenhah Records known as the Mentinah Archives. The Indians who hold onto these ancient records are just now releasing translations of them. They make the claim that they asked Brigham Young and other prophets to translate them but were told, essentially, that there was no Urim and Thummim (for translation of ancient records) in the church any longer and that they must wait, so, after waiting many years, they have now decided to do it themselves.