Adam, Michael and Salvation – Mormon Quotes

Signs of the Times, p.155; “Men were just as intelligent then as they are now. Michael, the prince, whom we know as Adam, the Progenitor of the human family, holds the keys of salvation under the direction of Jesus Christ. He was chosen to be at the head and a ruler over his posterity because of his worthiness and intelligence. He had a perfect language, both spoken and written, for it was given him by the voice and finger of God!” – Joseph Fielding Smith

Acts 4:10-12Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.  11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.  12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there isnone other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

The dictionary defines the word “progenitor” as “a biologically related ancestor, a person or thing that first indicates a direction, originates something or serves as a model.”

Questions: what is Michael the prince of?  If Michael’s an angel how can he also be a human being?  Why does Michael or Adam hold the keys of salvation?

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