And just when you thought they couldn’t possibly come up with more…
Apparently not every Mormon leader was on board with the Adam-god theory. As we’ll see today, Mr. Romney’s understanding of Adam’s identity was no closer to truth than the theories of Brigham Young, or Heber C. Kimball.
Adam is God of All
“On the Potter’s Wheel”, Appendix A, Memorandum Book, H. C. Kimball; “April 30, 1862. The Lord told me that Adam was my father and that he was the God and father of all of the inhabitants of this Earth.” – Stanley B. Kimball, editor
Denouncing the Adam-God Theory
General Conference, ‘Our Own Liahona,’ October 1976; “We warn you against the dissemination of doctrines which are not according to the scriptures and which are alleged to have been taught by some of the General Authorities of past generations. Such, for instance, is the Adam-God theory. We denounce that theory and hope that everyone will be cautioned against this and other kinds of false doctrine.” – Spencer W. Kimball
|Did you know? Spencer W. Kimball (12th LDS prophet) was the grandson of Heber C. Kimball, an original LDS apostle from Joseph Smith’s era. I wonder what went through his thoughts when he told church members to denounce the teachings of his own grandfather…|
And now for this…
Adam was NOT Jesus’ Older Brother
Conference Report, April 1953, Afternoon Meeting, p.124; “Adam was the son of God. He was our elder brother, not older than Jesus but he was our brother in the same sense that Jesus was our brother, and he “fell” to earth life. He did not come up through an unbroken line of organic evolution. There had to be a fall. “Adam fell that men might be.” – Marion G. Romney
Foregoing Mr. Romney’s false theory about Adam, one has to wonder why there is such confusion in Mormonism! Why do their leaders contradict each other? If you’re a student (any age), which story are you supposed to believe?
Just one thought…if Adam was born BEFORE Jesus, how could he not be older?
- Look out for pt. 2 in this series which will be published in the next few days!
For more examples of their confusion see ‘Role of Adam in Mormonism’.