Jesus came down, started a church, chose his leaders and committed suicide - all knowing the church would fail. Then, be restored.
Does this make sense? Any sense at all?
Why not start a church with all his leaders and actually help people by keeping it going?
What is gained by getting people tortured and killed for 'faith'?
Then centuries of murders and all kinds of evil and depraved thnigs happening as some keep claiming "this is the true church" even as their leaders murder people over and over and over again? They 'convert' people with a great choice - convert or be killed.
All so Joseph Smith can come forth in these, the Latter Days???
How does any of this make sense?