Mormon Doctrine, p. 169; “Christ, acting under the direction of the Father, was and is the Creator of all things. … John 1:1-3; Col. 1:16-17 … That he was aided in the creation of this earth by “many of the noble and great” spirit children of the Father is evident from Abraham’s writings. Unto those superior spirits Christ said: “We will go down, for there is space there, and we will take of these materials, and we will make an earth whereon these may dwell.” (Abra. 3:22-24.) Michael or Adam was one of these. Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Peter, James, and John, Joseph Smith, and many other “noble and great” ones played a part in the great creative enterprise. (Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 1, pp. 74-75.)” – Bruce R. McConkie
John 1:1-3; “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
Col. 1:16-17; ”For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”
Our prayers for the Mormon people are many, but one in particular is that whenever they come across statements like the one we see today, they’ll stop and disseminate the context of what’s being said.
Here are a few of the questions we’d ask!
1.Do the writings of Abraham coincide with the Bible? If not, it means one of them is wrong and must be tossed.
2.Why is the Church using biblical references that clearly refutes their doctrine? The passages in John and Colossians for example.
3.The statement ‘Michael or Adam’ is in reference to the Adam-God theory which the Church denounced years ago, so why are they still using it today?
4.Where in the Bible does it say anyone other than Jesus created the earth? And why is ol’ Joe included in this list of who’s who from the Bible?
5.If they believe what they’ve written, then why would Jesus need help in creating the earth if He’s God?