...and making excuses for Smith, so they can maintain their "testimony" of him, as a supposed "prophet" sent by God.When someone’s “prophecies” have time limits, like most of Smith’s did, and people see that he was wrong, that means he wasn’t a prophet. It means he was a false prophet. Like the ones God warned us about.
You can’t just overlook all the false prophecies in favor of maybe two that haven’t come true “yet,” and call him a real prophet. That’s just nuts.