Friday, April 29, 2011

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Every Man Walks After the Image of His Own God in Babylon
by Art Bulla

Thu, Apr 28, 2011

16 They seek not the Lord to establish his righteousness, but every man walketh in his own way, and after the image of his own god, whose image is in the likeness of the world, and whose substance is that of an idol, which waxeth old and shall perish in Babylon, even Babylon the great, which shall fall.

(D&C 1:16)

Liberalism is idolotry. Liberals throw everything "under the bus": the laws of economics, the principles of banking, not to mention the everlasting gospel, in favor of sheltering the black race of Cain from the consequences of their folly. God is not a Babylonian liberal who mixes with the black race of Cain. What God has separated, let not man join back together again. Consequences of believing "in your own god" and walking in this way (liberalism), is failed economies, destruction in this life, and damnation in the world to come, saith the Lord. Jesus, according to the modern definition of the term, was a racist, as per this statement he made strictly adhering to the segregation of Israel recorded in the Matt and Mark:

Matt 15:26
26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's (of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob's) bread, and to cast [it] to dogs.
Mark 7:27
27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast [it] unto the dogs.

Foolish Gentiles in Babylon seek this unlawful mixing and thus the judgments of God are now upon them, destroying their society as the economy will collapse, and evidenced by the record no. of tornados which are not due to the hoax, global warming, but are judgments of God upon your corrupt society. "My ways are not your ways and my thoughts are not your thoughts", saith my God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Truth About Religion

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Tue, Apr 26, 2011
 

At the beginning of the program, Jimmy and I received a call from a Muslim who began questioning my theology, whether I believed that Jesus was God.  I immediately said yes.  He then asked if I believed there were more than one God.  I said yes, trying to tar me with the brush of being inconsistent, that if Jesus were God and his Father was God, well that is two gods, etc.  After explaining that there are many earths according to the testimony of Moses which he received on an exceedingly high mountain. I testified that each earth has a Father, a Son, and a Testator, I then explained that the word "trinity" was a concept adopted by the Mother of Harlots, who rode the beast (Christianity established by Constantine as the state religion of Rome) borrowed from the pagans to become popular with the pagans, along with the pagan holidays.  Ishtar (Easter), the Babylonian fertility goddess with the egg and rabbit signifying fertility, an example of this.  Jesus was not and is not a Christian, saith the Lord, but such (the harlots of the Catholic (Universal) Mother, being the denominations, are an abomination in the sight of the the Lord and they (Protestant ministers with faces painted black) led a mob which killed JOSEPH, MY JOSEPH in cold blood in 1844, a crime which has never been satisfactorily addressed by Christendom, but God requited this blood upon their own heads by pouring out civil war upon them, saith my Lord.  I declared I was not a Christian, by God, upon which our Muslim friend hung up, being confounded.  "There is very little power among them (Gentiles of Babylon-US), their institutions are shattered, cracked, and laid open to the foundation. It is no matter what principle you refer to-if to their religion, it is a pack of nonsense..." John Taylor

Martyrdom

Martyrdom of Joseph, my Joseph by a mob led by Protestant Ministers
with faces painted black in 1844, Carthage, Ill

Woman-scarlet


Catholic Mother Sitting Astride the Roman Empire (see Revelation 17:1-9)

1 AND there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus (Joseph and Hyrum being two of many thousands burned at the stake, John Wycliffe, etc): and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.  (First six heads are Nimrod, Pharoah, Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus the Great, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar).

8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth (geographical description of Rome).

(

Revelation 17:1 - 9)

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I feel as though I am among the honorable of the earth when I am here; and when I get mixed up with the people abroad, and mingle with the great people in the world, I feel otherwise. I have seen and deplored the weakness of men-their folly, selfishness, and corruption. I do not know how they feel, but I have witnessed a great deal of ignorance and folly, I think there is a great deal of great littleness about them. There is very little power among them, their institutions are shattered, cracked, and laid open to the foundation. It is no matter what principle you refer to-if to their religion, it is a pack of nonsense; if to their philosophy and politics, they are a mass of dark confusion; their governments, churches, philosophy, and religion, are all darkness, misery, corruption, and folly. I see nothing but Babylon wherever I go-but darkness and confusion, with not a ray of light to cheer the sinking spirits of the nations of the earth, nor any hope that they will be delivered in this world, or in the world to come.    

   (Journal of Discourses, 26 vols., 1:, p.18)

There is not nation now that acknowledges that hand of God; there is not a king, potentate, nor ruler that acknowledges his jurisdiction. We talk about Christianity, but it is a perfect pack of nonsense. Men talk about civilization; but I do not want to say much about that, for I have seen enough of it. Myself and hundreds of the Elders around me have seen its pomp, parade, and glory; and what is it? It is a sounding brass and a tinkling symbol; it is as corrupt as hell; and the Devil could not invent a better engine to spread his work that the Christianity of the nineteenth century.    
Another Elder and myself stayed in a hotel in a small town for about a week, the landlord of which was an infidel. After we had been there two or three days, I told the landlord I was a religious man. He replied, "Oh, you are religious, are you? Religion is a pack of nonsense." I told him I cared as little about most of the religion of Christendom as he did; but the one I believed in, I told him, would benefit both body and soul, in time and eternity. I talked to him a little about it, and he began to feel much interested.    

   (Journal of Discourses, 26 vols., 6:, p.167,260)


 13 And it came to pass that I beheld that the great mother of abominations did gather together multitudes upon the face of all the earth, among all the nations of the Gentiles, to fight against the Lamb of God.
 14 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the power of the Lamb of God, that it descended upon the saints of the church of the Lamb, and upon the covenant people of the Lord, who were scattered upon all the face of the earth; and they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory.
 15 And it came to pass that I beheld that the wrath of God was poured out upon that great and abominable church, insomuch that there were wars and rumors of wars among all the nations and kindreds of the earth.
 16 And as there began to be wars and rumors of wars among all the nations which belonged to the mother of abominations, the angel spake unto me, saying: Behold, the wrath of God is upon the mother of harlots; and behold, thou seest all these things--
 17 And when the day cometh that the wrath of God is poured out upon the mother of harlots, which is the great and abominable church of all the earth, whose founder is the devil, then, at that day, the work of the Father shall commence, in preparing the way for the fulfilling of his covenants, which he hath made to his people who are of the house of Israel.
 18 And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me, saying: Look!
 19 And I looked and beheld a man, and he was dressed in a white robe.
 20 And the angel said unto me: Behold one of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
 21 Behold, he shall see and write the remainder of these things; yea, and also many things which have been.
 22 And he shall also write concerning the end of the world.
 23 Wherefore, the things which he shall write are just and true; and behold they are written in the book which thou beheld proceeding out of the mouth of the Jew; and at the time they proceeded out of the mouth of the Jew, or, at the time the book proceeded out of the mouth of the Jew, the things which were written were plain and pure, and most precious and easy to the understanding of all men.
 24 And behold, the things which this apostle of the Lamb shall write are many things which thou hast seen; and behold, the remainder shalt thou see.
 25 But the things which thou shalt see hereafter thou shalt not write; for the Lord God hath ordained the apostle of the Lamb of God that he should write them.
 26 And also others who have been, to them hath he shown all things, and they have written them; and they are sealed up to come forth in their purity, according to the truth which is in the Lamb, in the own due time of the Lord, unto the house of Israel.
 27 And I, Nephi, heard and bear record, that the name of the apostle of the Lamb was John, according to the word of the angel.
 28 And behold, I, Nephi, am forbidden that I should write the remainder of the things which I saw and heard; wherefore the things which I have written sufficeth me; and I have written but a small part of the things which I saw.
 29 And I bear record that I saw the things which my father saw, and the angel of the Lord did make them known unto me.

   (1 Ne  14:13-29)

 3 And because my words shall hiss forth--many of the Gentiles shall say: A Bible! A Bible! We have got a Bible, and there cannot be any more Bible.
 4 But thus saith the Lord God: O fools, they shall have a Bible; and it shall proceed forth from the Jews, mine ancient covenant people. And what thank they the Jews for the Bible which they receive from them? Yea, what do the Gentiles mean? Do they remember the travails, and the labors, and the pains of the Jews, and their diligence unto me, in bringing forth salvation unto the Gentiles?
 5 O ye Gentiles, have ye remembered the Jews, mine ancient covenant people? Nay; but ye have cursed them, and have hated them, and have not sought to recover them. But behold, I will return all these things upon your own heads; for I the Lord have not forgotten my people.
 6 Thou fool, that shall say: A Bible, we have got a Bible, and we need no more Bible. Have ye obtained a Bible save it were by the Jews?
 7 Know ye not that there are more nations than one? Know ye not that I, the Lord your God, have created all men, and that I remember those who are upon the isles of the sea; and that I rule in the heavens above and in the earth beneath; and I bring forth my word unto the children of men, yea, even upon all the nations of the earth?
 8 Wherefore murmur ye, because that ye shall receive more of my word? Know ye not that the testimony of two nations is a witness unto you that I am God, that I remember one nation like unto another? Wherefore, I speak the same words unto one nation like unto another. And when the two nations shall run together the testimony of the two nations shall run together also.
 9 And I do this that I may prove unto many that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever; and that I speak forth my words according to mine own pleasure. And because that I have spoken one word ye need not suppose that I cannot speak another; for my work is not yet finished; neither shall it be until the end of man, neither from that time henceforth and forever.
 10 Wherefore, because that ye have a Bible ye need not suppose that it contains all my words; neither need ye suppose that I have not caused more to be written.
 11 For I command all men, both in the east and in the west, and in the north, and in the south, and in the islands of the sea, that they shall write the words which I speak unto them; for out of the books which shall be written I will judge the world, every man according to their works, according to that which is written.
 12 For behold, I shall speak unto the Jews and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto the Nephites and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto the other tribes of the house of Israel, which I have led away, and they shall write it; and I shall also speak unto all nations of the earth and they shall write it.
 13 And it shall come to pass that the Jews shall have the words of the Nephites, and the Nephites shall have the words of the Jews; and the Nephites and the Jews shall have the words of the lost tribes of Israel; and the lost tribes of Israel shall have the words of the Nephites and the Jews.
 14 And it shall come to pass that my people, which are of the house of Israel, shall be gathered home unto the lands of their possessions; and my word also shall be gathered in one. And I will show unto them that fight against my word and against my people, who are of the house of Israel, that I am God, and that I covenanted with Abraham that I would remember his seed forever.

   (2 Ne  29:3-14)

 

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·         10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
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The Truth About Religion by Art Bulla in Religion Tue, Apr 26, 2011 At the beginning of the program, Jimmy and I received a call from a Muslim who began questioning my theology, whether I believed that Jesus was God. I immediately said yes. He then asked if I believed there were more than one God. I said yes, trying to tar me with the brush of being inconsistent, that if Jesus were God and his Father was God, well that is two gods, etc. After explaining that there are many earths according to the testimony of Moses which he received on an exceedingly high mountain. I testified that each earth has a Father, a Son, and a Testator, I then explained that the word "trinity" was a concept adopted by the Mother of Harlots, who rode the beast (Christianity established by Constantine as the state religion of Rome) borrowed from the pagans to become popular with the pagans, along with the pagan holidays. Ishtar (Easter), the Babylonian fertility goddess with the egg and rabbit signifying fertility, an example of this. Jesus was not and is not a Christian, saith the Lord, but such (the harlots of the Catholic (Universal) Mother, being the denominations, are an abomination in the sight of the the Lord and they (Protestant ministers with faces painted black) led a mob which killed JOSEPH, MY JOSEPH in cold blood in 1844, a crime which has never been satisfactorily addressed by Christendom, but God requited this blood upon their own heads by pouring out civil war upon them, saith my Lord. I declared I was not a Christian, by God, upon which our Muslim friend hung up, being confounded. "There is very little power among them (Gentiles of Babylon-US), their institutions are shattered, cracked, and laid open to the foundation. It is no matter what principle you refer to-if to their religion, it is a pack of nonsense..." John Taylor

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Calls, Callers, Many Good Questions

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Received plethora of calls, some mocking, but many good and thoughtful questions.  One from a young woman who really wanted to know, said she would pray and continue to seek, one from a young Messianic Jew who said he was "on the sidelines" regarding the sects of Christianity.  I went into how that Christianity was apostate, and the "Great and Abominable Church" perverted the right way of the Lord early on as prophesied by John in Revelation, even adopting the pagan holidays of Easter (Ishtar) which was a pagan celebration of the Babylonian Ishtar, goddes of fertility, for instance to appeal to the pagans to be popular in its adoption by Constantine as the state religion of Rome.  Harlots of the "Mother of Harlots" (see Revelation 17:5) are the denominations of Christianity, whose ministers with faces painted black, slew the Prophets Joseph, my Joseph, and Hyrum Smith in cold blood.  One caller asked if I "believed in dinosaurs", which I delighted me and I explained in detail where these came from (fossils).  Had the most listeners and callers ever.

Started show with this quote showing relation of the Darwinist Van Hale, a cultural Mormon who believes in evolution, and his popularity with myself, almost universally maligned and hated by the Mormons.


Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith,, p.205
"The world always mistook false prophets for true ones, and those that were sent of God, they considered to be false prophets, and hence they killed, stoned, punished and imprisoned the true prophets, and these had to hide themselves 'in deserts and dens, and caves of the earth' [see Hebrews 11:38], and though the most honorable men of the earth, they banished them from their society as vagabonds, whilst they cherished, honored and supported knaves, vagabonds, hypocrites, impostors, and the basest of men."

Regarding Universal Apostasy of Christianity:

 34 And it came to pass that the angel of the Lord spake unto me, saying: Behold, saith the Lamb of God, after I have visited the remnant of the house of Israel--and this remnant of whom I speak is the seed of thy father--wherefore, after I have visited them (American Indian) in judgment, and smitten them by the hand of the Gentiles, and after the Gentiles do stumble exceedingly, because of the most plain and precious parts of the gospel of the Lamb which have been kept back by that abominable church, which is the mother of harlots, saith the Lamb--I will be merciful unto the Gentiles in that day, insomuch that I will bring forth unto them, in mine own power, much of my gospel, which shall be plain and precious, saith the Lamb.

   (1 Ne  13:34)

 16 And as there began to be wars and rumors of wars among all the nations which belonged to the mother of abominations (WWI and WWII, saith the Lord), the angel spake unto me, saying: Behold, the wrath of God is upon the mother of harlots; and behold, thou seest all these things--

   (1 Ne  14:16-17)

 17 And when the day cometh that the wrath of God is poured out upon the mother of harlots, which is the great and abominable church of all the earth, whose founder is the devil, then, at that day, the work of the Father shall commence, in preparing the way for the fulfilling of his covenants, which he hath made to his people who are of the house of Israel (restoration of the Jews to their homeland in 1948, and birth of One Mighty and Strong (messiah to Ephraim and Manessah on the land of Joseph) in 1948).

   (1 Ne  14:16-17)

 5 And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

   (Rev  17:5)

 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

   (JST Rev  17:5)
 
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·         10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. (New Testament | Galatians 1:10 - 12)

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Received plethora of calls, mocking, but many good and thoughtful questions. One from a young woman who really wanted to know, said she would pray and continue to seek, one from a young Messianic Jew who said he was "on the sidelines" regarding the sects of Christianity. I went into how that Christianity was apostate, and the "Great and Abominable Church" perverted the right way of the Lord early on as prophesied by John in Revelation, even adopting the pagan holidays of Easter (Ishtar) which was a pagan celebration of the Babylonian Ishtar, goddes of fertility, for instance to appeal to the pagans to be popular in its adoption by Constantine as the state religion. Harlots of the Mother of Harlots are the denominations of Christianity, whose ministers with faces painted black, slew the Prophets Joseph, my Joseph, and Hyrum Smith. One caller asked if I "believed in dinosaurs", which I delighted me and I explained in detail where these came from (fossils). Had the most listeners and callers ever.

Started show with this quote showing relation of the Darwinist Van Hale, a cultural Mormon who believes in evolution, and his popularity with myself, almost universally maligned and hated by the Mormons.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Ruminations With Jimmy Hardy on Amazing Apostasy of Mormons

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Comments and discussion, some concerning email of apostate cultural Mormon who is probably a sodomite, whose judgement is characteristically inverted calling good, evil and evil, good.  Praised VH for doing more for Christ!  As if denying the Book of Mormon as a "literary device" and attempting to destroy credibility of the scriptures, the testimony of the prophets is a service to Christ!  This creature does not know me, knows nothing about me, yet tells me that I am a liar concerning the testimonies I have born concerning visions and revelations, seeing reactions of those who heard an audible voice speak, seeing devils depart from a young woman's body are all made up!  In the words of Joseph, "If I had not lived it, I would not have believed it myself."  Truely "darkness covereth the land and gross darkness the minds of the people" in their wickedness and unbelief, fostered and encouraged by VH and the apostate clique who fawn and boot-lick this fool. 

Whereas I have the testimony of a voice which shook the ground upon which I stood, and I have also the testimony of the Holy Ghost which dwelleth within me to the confounding of the world, and I have the ministration of angels, one of which hurled the Green Beret onto his back unhurt, and I have the testimony of being removed from my body to behold His face, and I have the testimony of speaking in the Adamic tongue for upwards of an hour while conversing with Him in the Spirit of the Most High, and I have the testimony of laying my hands upon the sick and they being healed, and I have the testimony of casting the devils out of a young woman afflicted...  Please see http://www.blogtalkradio.com/artbulla/2010/12/01/what-is-it-that-you-have-against-me

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·         10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. (New Testament | Galatians 1:10 - 12)

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Comments and discussion, some concerning email of apostate cultural Mormon who is probably a sodomite, whose judgement is characteristically inverted calling good, evil and evil, good. Praised VH for doing more for Christ! As if denying the Book of Mormon as a "literary device" and attempting to destroy credibility of the scriptures, the testimony of the prophets is a service to Christ! This creature does not know me, knows nothing about me, yet tells me that I am a liar concerning the testimonies I have born concerning visions and revelations, seeing reactions of those who heard an audible voice speak, seeing devils depart from a young woman's body are all made up! In the words of Joseph, "If I had not lived it, I would not have believed it myself." Truely "darkness covereth the land and gross darkness the minds of the people" in their wickedness and unbelief, fostered and encouraged by VH and the apostate clique who fawn and boot-lick this fool.

Whereas I have the testimony of a voice which shook the ground upon which I stood, and I have also the testimony of the Holy Ghost which dwelleth within me to the confounding of the world, and I have the ministration of angels, one of which hurled the Green Beret onto his back unhurt, and I have the testimony of being removed from my body to behold His face, and I have the testimony of speaking in the Adamic tongue for upwards of an hour while conversing with Him in the Spirit of the Most High, and I have the testimony of laying my hands upon the sick and they being healed, and I have the testimony of casting the devils out of a young woman afflicted... Please see http://ping.fm/maQpU

Thursday, April 21, 2011

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Arisal of Another Priest After the Order of Melchizedek

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Arisal of Another Priest after the Order of Melchizedek

by Art Bulla

Tue, Apr 19, 2011

   Two capital cities from which the word and the law go forth to the nations:  (1)Zion in the center of "the land northward" of the land of Joseph (America), and (2) Jerusalem.  Jesus' feet to touch once again the Mount of Olives. Jews will be then be converted. One Mighty and Strong to be a "deliverer", "a man like Moses" for Zion, which is now in bondage to Babylon, saith the Lord: 

"And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness (evolutionism) from Jacob": (Romans 11:26) 

15  Behold, I say unto you, the redemption of Zion must needs come by power;
16  Therefore, I will raise up unto my people a man, who shall lead them like as Moses led the children of Israel.
17  For ye are the children of Israel, and of the seed of Abraham, and ye must needs be led out of bondage by power, and with a stretched–out arm.
18  And as your fathers were led at the first, even so shall the redemption of Zion be. (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 103:15 - 18) 

Reason for tremendous opposition to these messengers: 

"The Gospel of salvation is perfectly calculated to cause division. It strikes at the root of the very existence of mankind in their wickedness, evil designs, passions, and wicked calculations. There is no evil among the human family, but at the foundation of which it strikes effectually, and comes in contact with every evil passion that rises in the heart of man. It is opposed to every evil practice of men, and consequently it disturbs them in the wicked courses they are pursuing."   (Journal of Discourses, 26 vols., 1:, p.235) 

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·         10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. (New Testament | Galatians 1:10 - 12)

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by Art Bulla

Tue, Apr 19, 2011

Two capital cities from which the word and the law go forth to the nations. (1)Zion in the center of "the land northward" of the land of Joseph (America), and (2) Jerusalem. Jesus' feet to touch once again the Mount of Olives. Jews will be then be converted. One Mighty and Strong to be a "deliverer", "a man like Moses" for Zion, which is now in bondage to Babylon, saith the Lord: "And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness (evolutionism) from Jacob": (Romans 11:26) 15 Behold, I say unto you, the redemption of Zion must needs come by power;
16 Therefore, I will raise up unto my people a man, who shall lead them like as Moses led the children of Israel.
17 For ye are the children of Israel, and of the seed of Abraham, and ye must needs be led out of bondage by power, and with a stretched–out arm.
18 And as your fathers were led at the first, even so shall the redemption of Zion be. (Doctrine and Covenants | Section 103:15 - 18) Reason for tremendous opposition to these messengers: The Gospel of salvation is perfectly calculated to cause division. It strikes at the root of the very existence of mankind in their wickedness, evil designs, passions, and wicked calculations. There is no evil among the human family, but at the foundation of which it strikes effectually, and comes in contact with every evil passion that rises in the heart of man. It is opposed to every evil practice of men, and consequently it disturbs them in the wicked courses they are pursuing. (Journal of Discourses, 26 vols., 1:, p.235) http://artbulla.com for more information on these things.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Apostasy, Blood Atonement and Utter Destruction

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When persons or Churches get off the path laid out for them by the prophets, and wander into the swamps, thickets, and brambles of evoltionism, false doctrines, precepts of men, violating the

law of God established before the foundation of the world for the salvation of mankind, blood atonement necessary for their salvation in the eternal world.  Therefore God will slay them, saith the Lord, when they are fully ripened.  God slew two millions of Jews by the Prince spoken of by Daniel:

 14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:

            (Mark  13:14)

 20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

            (Luke  21:20)

What Jesus was referring to:


Dan  9:26
 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof [shall be] with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.


Flavius Josephus

To Know God is Eternal Life—God the Father of Our Spirits and Bodies—Things Created Spiritually First—Atonement By the Shedding of Blood

A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, February 8, 1857.
Reported by G. D. Watt.
Brigham Young

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The items that have been advanced are principles of real doctrine, whether you consider them so or not. It is one of the first principles of the doctrine of salvation to become acquainted with our Father and our God. The Scriptures teach that this is eternal life, to “know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent;” this is as much as to say that no man can enjoy or be prepared for eternal life without that knowledge.

You hear a great deal of preaching upon this subject; and when people

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repent of their sins, they will get together, and pray and exhort each other, and try to get the spirit of revelation, try to have God their Father revealed to them, that they may know Him and become acquainted with Him.

There are some plain, simple facts that I wish to tell you, and I have but one desire in this, which is, that you should have understanding to receive them, to treasure them up in your hearts, to contemplate upon these facts, for they are simple facts, based upon natural principles; there is no mystery about them when once understood.

I want to tell you, each and every one of you, that you are well acquainted with God our heavenly Father, or the great Eloheim. You are all well acquainted with Him, for there is not a soul of you but what has lived in His house and dwelt with Him year after year; and yet you are seeking to become acquainted with Him, when the fact is, you have merely forgotten what you did know. I told you a little last Sabbath about forgetting things.

There is not a person here today but what is a son or a daughter of that Being. In the spirit world their spirits were first begotten and brought forth, and they lived there with their parents for ages before they came here. This, perhaps, is hard for many to believe, but it is the greatest nonsense in the world not to believe it. If you do not believe it, cease to call Him Father; and when you pray, pray to some other character.

It would be inconsistent in you to disbelieve what I think you know, and then to go home and ask the Father to do so and so for you. The Scriptures which we believe have taught us from the beginning to call Him our Father, and we have been taught to pray to Him as our Father, in the name of our eldest brother

whom we call Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world; and that Savior, while here on earth, was so explicit on this point, that he taught his disciples to call no man on earth father, for we have one which is in heaven. He is the Savior, because it is his right to redeem the remainder of the family pertaining to the flesh on this earth, if any of you do not believe this, tell us how and what we should believe. If I am not telling you the truth, please do tell me the truth on this subject, and let me know more than I do know. If it is hard for you to believe, if you wish to be Latter-day Saints, admit the fact as I state it, and do not contend against it. Try to believe it, because you will never become acquainted with our Father, never enjoy the blessings of His Spirit, never be prepared to enter into His presence, until you most assuredly believe it; therefore you had better try to believe this great mystery about God.

I do not marvel that the world is clad in mystery, to them He is an unknown God; they cannot tell where He dwells nor how He lives, nor what kind of a being He is in appearance or character. They want to become acquainted with His character and attributes, but they know nothing of them. This is in consequence of the apostasy that is now in the world. They have departed from the knowledge of God, transgressed His laws, changed His ordinances, and broken the everlasting covenant, so that the whole earth is defiled under the inhabitants thereof. Consequently it is no mystery to us that the world knoweth not God, but it would be a mystery to me, with what I now know, to say that we cannot know anything of Him. We are His children.

To bring the truth of this matter close before you, I will instance your fathers who made the first permanent settlement in New England. There

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are a good many in this congregation whose fathers landed upon Plymouth Rock in the year 1620. Those fathers began to spread abroad; they had children, those children had children, and their children had children, and here are we their children. I am one of them, and many of this congregation belong to that class. Now ask yourselves this simple question upon natural principles, has the species altered? Were not the people who landed at Plymouth Rock the same species with us? Were they not organized as we are? Were not their countenances similar to ours? Did they not converse, have knowledge, read books? Were there not mechanics among them, and did they not understand agriculture, &c., as we do? Yes, every person admits this.

Now follow our fathers further back and take those who first came to the island of Great Britain, were they the same species of beings as those who came to America? Yes, all acknowledge this; this is upon natural principles. Thus you may continue and trace the human family back to Adam and Eve, and ask, “are we of the same species with Adam and Eve?” Yes, every person acknowledges this; this comes within the scope of our understanding.

But when we arrive at that point, a veil is dropped, and our knowledge is cut off. Were it not so, you could trace back your history to the Father of our spirits in the eternal world. He is a being of the same species as ourselves; He lives as we do, except the difference that we are earthly, and He is heavenly. He has been earthly, and is of precisely the same species of being that we are. Whether Adam is the personage that we should consider our heavenly Father, or not, is considerable of a mystery to a good many. I do not care for one moment how that is; it is no matter whether we are to consider Him our God, or

whether His Father, or His Grandfather, for in either case we are of one species—of one family—and Jesus Christ is also of our species.

You may hear the divines of the day extol the character of the Savior, undertake to exhibit his true character before the people, and give an account of his origin, and were it not ridiculous, I would tell what I have thought about their views. Brother Kimball wants me to tell it, therefore you will excuse me if I do. I have frequently thought of mules, which you know are half horse and half ass, when reflecting upon the representations made by those divines. I have heard sectarian priests undertake to tell the character of the Son of God, and they make him half of one species and half of another, and I could not avoid thinking at once of the mule, which is the most hateful creature that ever was made, I believe. You will excuse me, but I have thus thought many a time.

Now to the facts in the case; all the difference between Jesus Christ and any other man that ever lived on the earth, from the days of Adam until now, is simply this, the Father, after He had once been in the flesh, and lived as we live, obtained His exaltation, attained to thrones, gained the ascendancy over principalities and powers, and had the knowledge and power to create—to bring forth and organize the elements upon natural principles. This He did after His ascension, or His glory, or His eternity, and was actually classed with the Gods, with the beings who create, with those who have kept the celestial law while in the flesh, and again obtained their bodies. Then He was prepared to commence the work of creation, as the Scriptures teach. It is all here in the Bible; I am not telling you a word but what is contained in that book.

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Things were first created spiritually; the Father actually begat the spirits, and they were brought forth and lived with Him. Then He commenced the work of creating earthly tabernacles, precisely as He had been created in this flesh himself, by partaking of the coarse material that was organized and composed this earth, until His system was charged with it, consequently the tabernacles of His children were organized from the coarse materials of this earth.

When the time came that His firstborn, the Savior, should come into the world and take a tabernacle, the Father came Himself and favored that spirit with a tabernacle instead of letting any other man do it. The Savior was begotten by the Father of His spirit, by the same Being who is the Father of our spirits, and that is all the organic difference between Jesus Christ and you and me. And a difference there is between our Father and us consists in that He has gained His exaltation, and has obtained eternal lives. The principle of eternal lives is an eternal existence, eternal duration, eternal exaltation. Endless are His kingdoms, endless His thrones and His dominions, and endless are His posterity; they never will cease to multiply from this time henceforth and forever.

To you who are prepared to enter into the presence of the Father and the Son, what I am now telling will eventually be no more strange than are the feelings of a person who returns to his father's house, brethren, and sisters, and enjoys the society of his old associates, after an absence of several years upon some distant island. Upon returning he would be happy to see his father, his relatives and friends. So also if we keep the celestial law when our spirits go to God who gave them, we shall find that we are acquainted there and distinctly realize that we know all about that world.

Tell me that you do not know anything about God! I will tell you one thing, it would better become you to lay your hands upon your mouths and them in the dust, and cry, “unclean, unclean.”

Whether you receive these things or not, I tell you them in simplicity. I lay them before you like a child, because they are perfectly simple. If you see and understand these things, it will be by the Spirit of God; you will receive them by no other spirit. No matter whether they are told to you like the thunderings of the Almighty, or by simple conversation; if you enjoy the Spirit of the Lord, it will tell you whether they are right or not.

I am acquainted with my Father. I am as confident that I understand in part, see in part, and know and am acquainted with Him in part, as I am that I was acquainted with my earthly father who died in Quincy, Illinois, after we were driven from Missouri. My recollection is better with regard to my earthly father than it is in regard to my heavenly Father; but as to knowing of what species He is, and how He is organized, and with regard to His existence, I understand it in part as well as I understand the organization and existence of my earthly father. That is my opinion about it, and my opinion to me is just as good as yours is to you; and if you are of the same opinion you will be satisfied as I am.

I know my heavenly Father and Jesus Christ whom He has sent, and this is eternal life. And if we will do as we have been told this morning, if you will enter into the Spirit of your calling, into the principle of securing to yourselves eternal lives, eternal existence, eternal exaltation, it will be well with you. But if, after being put into a carriage and placed upon the road, after having everything prepared for the journey that infinite

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wisdom could devise, this people stroll into the swamp, get into the woods among the brambles and briars, and wander around until night overtakes them, I say, shame on such people.

I am ashamed to talk about a reformation, for if you have entered into the spirit of your religion, you will know whether these things are so or not. If you have the spirit of your religion and have confidence in you, walk along and continue to do so, and secure to yourselves the life before you, and never let it be said, from this time henceforth, that you have wakened out of your sleep, from the fact that you are always awake.

We talk about the reformation, but recollect that you have only just commenced to walk in the way of life and salvation. You have just commenced in the career to obtain eternal life, which is that which you desire, therefore you have no time to spend only in that path. It is straight and narrow, simple and easy, and is an Almighty path, if you will keep in it. But if you wander off into swamps, or into brambles, and get into darkness, you will find it hard to get back.

Brother Cummings told you the truth this morning with regard to the sins of the people. And I will say that the time will come, and is now nigh at hand, when those who profess our faith, if they are guilty of what some of this people are guilty of, will find the axe laid at the root of the tree, and they will be hewn down. What has been must be again, for the Lord is coming to restore all things. The time has been in Israel under the law of God, the celestial law, or that which pertains to the celestial law, for it is one of the laws of that kingdom where our Father dwells, that if a man was found guilty of adultery, he must have his blood shed, and that is near at hand. But now I say, in the name of the Lord, that if this people will sin no more, but faithfully live their

religion, their sins will be forgiven them without taking life.

You are aware that when brother Cummings came to the point of loving our neighbors as ourselves, he could say yes or no as the case might be, that is true. But I want to connect it with the doctrine you read in the Bible. When will we love our neighbor as ourselves? In the first place, Jesus said that no man hateth his own flesh. It is admitted by all that every person loves himself. Now if we do rightly love ourselves, we want to be saved and continue to exist, we want to go into the kingdom where we can enjoy eternity and see no more sorrow nor death. This is the desire of every person who believes in God. Now take a person in this congregation who has knowledge with regard to being saved in the kingdom of our God and our Father, and being exalted, one who knows and understands the principles of eternal life, and sees the beauty and excellency of the eternities before him compared with the vain and foolish things of the world, and suppose that he is overtaken in a gross fault, that he has committed a sin that he knows will deprive him of that exaltation which he desires, and that he cannot attain to it without the shedding of his blood, and also knows that by having his blood shed he will atone for that sin, and be saved and exalted with the Gods, is there a man or woman in this house but what would say, “shed my blood that I may be saved and exalted with the Gods?”

All mankind love themselves, and let these principles be known by an individual, and he would be glad to have his blood shed. That would be loving themselves, even unto an eternal exaltation. Will you love your brothers or sisters likewise, when they have committed a sin that cannot be atoned for without the shedding of their blood? Will you love that man or woman well enough to shed their blood?

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That is what Jesus Christ meant. He never told a man or woman to love their enemies in their wickedness, never. He never intended any such thing; his language is left as it is for those to read who have the Spirit to discern between truth and error; it was so left for those who can discern the things of God. Jesus Christ never meant that we should love a wicked man in his wickedness.

Now take the wicked, and I can refer to where the Lord had to slay every soul of the Israelites that went out of Egypt, except Caleb and Joshua. He slew them by the hands of their enemies, by the plague, and by the sword, why? Because He loved them, and promised Abraham that He would save them. And He loved Abraham because he was a friend to his God, and would stick to Him in the hour of darkness, hence He promised Abraham that He would save his seed. And He could save them upon no other principle, for they had forfeited their right to the land of Canaan by transgressing the law of God, and they could not have atoned for the sin if they had lived. But if they were slain, the Lord could bring them up in the resurrection, and give them the land of Canaan, and He could not do it on any other principle.

I could refer you to plenty of instances where men, have been righteously slain, in order to atone for their sins. I have seen scores and hundreds of people for whom there would have been a chance (in the last resurrection there will be) if their lives had been taken and their blood spilled on the ground as a smoking incense to the Almighty, but who are now angels to the devil, until our elder brother Jesus Christ raises them up—conquers death, hell, and the grave. I have known a great many men who have left this Church for whom there is no chance whatever for

exaltation, but if their blood had been spilled, it would have been better for them. The wickedness and ignorance of the nations forbid this principle's being in full force, but the time will come when the law of God will be in full force.

This is loving our neighbor as ourselves; if he needs help, help him; and if he wants salvation and it is necessary to spill his blood on the earth in order that he may be saved, spill it. Any of you who understand the principles of eternity, if you have sinned a sin requiring the shedding of blood, except the sin unto death, would not be satisfied nor rest until your blood should be spilled, that you might gain that salvation you desire. That is the way to love mankind.

Christ and Belial have not become friends; they have never shaken hands; they never have agreed to be brothers and to be on good terms; no, never; and they never will, because they are diametrically opposed to each other. If one conquers, the other is destroyed. One or the other of them must triumph and utterly destroy and cast down his opponent. Light and darkness cannot dwell together, and so it is with the kingdom of God,

Now, brethren and sisters, will you live your religion? How many hundreds of times have I asked you that question? Will the Latter-day Saints live their religion? I am ashamed to say anything about a reformation among Saints, but I am happy to think that the people called Latter-day Saints are striving now to obtain the Spirit of their calling and religion. They are just coming into the path, just waking up out of their sleep. It seems as though they are nearly all like babies; we are but children in one sense. Now let us begin, like children, and walk in the straight and narrow path, live our religion, and honor our God.

With these remarks, I pray the

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God of Israel to bless you forever and ever, for you are the best people on earth. I can say that I am happy that you are doing so well as you are. Continue to increase in all the graces

of God's Spirit until the day of His coming, which I desire with all my heart, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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When persons or Churches get off the path laid out for them by the prophets, and wander into the swamps, thickets, and brambles of evoltionism, false doctrines, precepts of men, violating the law of God established before the foundation of the world for the salvation of mankind, blood atonement necessary for their salvation in the eternal world. Therefore God will slay them, saith the Lord, when they are fully ripened. God slew two millions of Jews by the Prince spoken of by Daniel:

14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:

(Mark 13:14)

20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

(Luke 21:20)

What Jesus was referring to:
Dan 9:26
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof [shall be] with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

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Chronology of the Doctrine (Adam is God)

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  Mr. Hale and "progressive" members of the Church continue to lie about what Brigham Young intended for the Adam God doctrine, whether they should "remember" it, and whether Joseph Smith even taught the doctrine.  First of all, why would Brigham Young say it at all, if he did not want the people to remember what he said?  But irrespective of that, the chronology of dated quotes all the way up to the death of Brigham Young, prove that not only Van Hale is a liar, but the entire Mormon  people who do not believe the doctrine, who prefer to believe these and other lies concerning the greatest and most important doctrine ever revealed! In the words of Brigham himself "the greatest revealment of the economy of heaven".  Did not their mothers teach these, including Neil Maxwell, Dallin Oaks, etc, not to lie?  Will they not be held to account for fighting against Zion and establishing lies in the earth and suppressing a doctrine vital to the salvation of the human family by lying about it?  See and hear for yourself.  I add my testimony to those borne herein that this doctrine, that Adam is our Father and our God, is verily true.

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Brigham Young
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CHRONOLOGY OF THE DOCTRINE

(Taken from "Michael Adam, by Ogden Kraut; Chapter 11)

   I have given you a few leading items upon this subject, but a great deal more remains to be told. (Brigham Young, JD 1:51)

   There seems to be no end to the number of different gods proclaimed by their worshippers. Yet Jesus said, "And this is life eternal that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent." (John 17:3)

   Knowing and understanding the identity of God is one of the first principles of the Gospel, yet it is one of the great theological mysteries. But even when some of these mysteries are revealed and explained to mankind, they have generally been rejected. It is no wonder that Joseph Smith and Brigham Young had such difficulty teaching these truths to both Mormons and non-Mormons.

   Many of those who followed Brigham Young in Church leadership positions experienced great difficulty with his teachings pertaining to the identity of God. They were explained away, misinterpreted, covered over, and even denied. On more than one occasion they were even labeled as false doctrine. It has frequently been said that Brigham Young never taught such things, or that he was misquoted.

[102] However, the following selection of references by Brigham Young, as well as some of his contemporaries, demonstrates that he continued throughout his life to teach the same doctrine that he did in the famous sermon of 1852. It is important to note the consistency and frequency of these remarks regarding Adam and his unique position over this earth.

April 9, 1852
   Now hear it, O inhabitants of the earth, Jew and Gentile, Saint and sinner! When our father Adam came into the garden of Eden, he came into it with a celestial body, and brought Eve, one of his wives, with him. He helped to make and organize this world. He is Michael, the Archangel, the Ancient of Days! about whom holy men have written and spoken--He is our Father and our God, and the only God with whom we have to do. Every man upon the earth, professing Christians or non-professing, must hear it, and will know it sooner or later. (Brigham Young, JD 1:50)


April 16, 1852
   Adam came to earth with a celestial body. (Jrnl. of Samuel H. Rogers)

October 3, 1852
   The Father of Jesus Christ was Adam. (Jrnl. of William Clayton)

October 23, 1853
   Supposing that Adam was formed actually out of clay; out of the same material from which bricks are formed; that with this matter God made the pattern of a man, and breathed into it the breath of life, and left it there, in that state of supposed perfection, he would have been an adobe to this day. He would not have known anything. (Brigham Young, JD 2:6)

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December 10, 1853
   Adam, the Father and God of the human family. The above sentiment appeared in Star No. 48, a little to the surprise of some of its readers; and while the sentiment may have appeared blasphemous to the ignorant, it has no doubt given rise to some serious reflections with the more candid and comprehensive mind. * * * It is upon this foundation that the throne of Michael is established as Father, Patriarch, God; and it is for all his children who come into this world, to learn and fully understand the eternity of that relationship. (Mill. Star 15:801, 802)

February 19, 1854
   He <Brigham> said that our God was Father Adam. He was the Father of the Savior Jesus Christ. Our God was no more or less than Adam, Michael, the Archangel. (Wilford Woodruff's Journal)

September 17, 1854
   Brother Pratt also thought that Adam was made of the dust of the earth. Could not believe that Adam was our God or the Father of Jesus Christ. President Young said that He was, that He came from another world & made this. Brought Eve with him partook of the fruits of the earth begat children & they were earthly & had mortal bodies & if we were faithful we should become Gods as He was. (W. Woodruff's Journal)

October 8, 1854
   Adam came from another world and brought Eve. They were the parents of every spirit on this earth. (Jrnl. of Joseph Lee Robinson)

   There is always an Adam & Eve as the 1st man and woman to earths. Adam & Eve were mortals and resurrected before this earth. (Samuel Richards' Journal)

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May 6, 1855
   Adam and Eve had lived upon another earth. Were immortal when they came here. Adam assisted in forming this earth & agreed to fall when He came here & He fell that man might be. * * * So as soon as they began to eat of the fruit of the earth, they received into their system the seeds of mortality & of death. So their children were mortal & subject to death, sorrow, pain & wo. (W. Woodruff's Journal)

March 11, 1856
   Orson Pratt does not understand how Adam could be God. (Hist. of Samuel W. Richards, p. 15)

April 20, 1856
   He <Adam> was the person who brought the animals and the seeds from other planets to this world, and brought a wife with him and stayed here. You may read and believe what you please as to what is found written in the Bible. Adam was made from the dust of an earth, but not from the dust of this earth. He was made as you and I are made, and no person was ever made upon any other principle. (Brigham Young, JD 3:319)

June 29, 1856
   . . . there is but one God that pertains to this people, and He is the God that pertains to this earth--the first man. That first man sent his own Son to redeem the world. . . . (Heber C. Kimball, JD 4:1)

February 8, 1857
   He <Adam> is a being of the same species as ourselves; He lives as we do, except the difference that we are earthly, and He is heavenly. He has been earthly, and is of precisely the same species of being that we are. Whether Adam is the personage that we should consider our heavenly Father, or [105] not, is considerable of a mystery to a good many. I do not care for one moment how that is; . . . (Brigham Young, JD 4:217-18)

October 7, 1857
   Some have grumbled because I believe our God to be so near to us as Father Adam. There are many who know that doctrine to be true. * * * when you at length meet Father Adam, how strange it will appear to your present notions. If we can pass Joseph and have him say, "Here; you have been faithful, good boys: I hold the keys of this dispensation; I will let you pass;" then we shall be very glad to see the white locks of Father Adam. (Brigham Young, JD 5:331, 332)

March 24, 1858
   Orson Pratt promises not to oppose Brigham YoungĂ•s doctrine that Adam is our God. (W. Woodruff's Journal)

June 19, 1859
   The Apostles and Prophets, when speaking of our relationship to God, say that we are flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone. God is our Father, and Jesus Christ is our Elder Brother, and both are our everlasting friends. This is Bible doctrine. (Brigham Young, JD 6:332)

October 9, 1859
   When you tell me that father Adam was made as we make adobes from the earth, you tell me what I deem an idle tale. When you tell me that the beasts of the field were produced in that manner, you are speaking idle words devoid of meaning. There is no such thing in all the eternities where the Gods dwell. Mankind are here because they are the offspring of parents who were first brought here from another planet, and power was given them to propagate their species, and they were commanded to multiply and replenish the earth. (Brigham Young, JD 7:285)

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May 20, 1860
   I have been too free in telling who and what God is. (Brigham Young, Des. News)

June 12, 1860
   "This earth was once a garden place," where God our Father dwelt, and took possession and a stand that mankind will take who attain to that honour. (Heber C. Kimball, JD 8:243)

September 4, 1860
   Brother Cannon said there was a learned doctor that wanted to be baptized. * * * He is satisfied that the doctrine of the plurality of God and that Adam is our Father is a true doctrine revealed from God to Joseph & Brigham. For this same doctrine is taught in some of the old Jewish records which have never been in print, and I know Joseph Smith nor Brigham Young have never had access to, and the Lord has revealed this doctrine unto them or they could not have taught it. (W. Woodruff's Journal)

October 14, 1860
   Many of the sisters grieve because they are not blessed with offspring. You will see the time when you will have millions of children around you. If you are faithful to your covenants, you will be mothers of nations. You will become Eves to earths like this; and when you have assisted in peopling one earth, there are millions of earths still in the course of creation. (Brigham Young, JD 8:208)

October 8, 1861
   I will give you a few words of doctrine, upon which there has been much inquiry, and with regard to which considerable ignorance exists. Br. Watt will write it, but it is not my intention to have it published, therefore pay good attention, [107] and store it up in your memories. Some years ago, I advanced a doctrine with regard to Adam being our Father and God, that will be a cause <curse> to many Elders of Israel because of their folly. With regard to it they yet grovel in darkness and will. It is one of the most glorious revealments of the economy of heaven, yet the world holds it <in> derision. (Brigham Young, manuscript entitled "A Few Words of Doctrine", Brigham Young Collection, Church Archives)

February 23, 1862
   Man is the offspring of God. * * * We are as much the children of this great Being as we are the children of our mortal progenitors. We are flesh of his flesh, bone of his bone, and the same fluid that circulates in our bodies, called blood, once circulated in his veins as it does in ours. (Brigham Young, JD 9:283)

April 30, 1862
   The Lord told me that Adam was my father and that He was the God and Father of all the inhabitants of this earth. (Heber C. Kimball, Memorandum, Sacred History, Solomon F. Kimball, Church Archives)

April/May 1863
   . . . the land where our heavenly Father made his appearance and planted the Garden of Eden. This land is choice above all other lands upon the face of the earth. (Brigham Young, JD 10:222)

January 8, 1865
   One of the prophets describes the Father of us all, saying, "I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of Days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool; his throne was like the fiery flame," etc. (Brigham Young, JD 11:41-42)

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June 18, 1865
   God has made His children like Himself, . . . He created man, as we create our children; . . . As the Apostle Paul has expressed it, "For in Him we live, and move, and have our being." "Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, . . ." I am quite satisfied to be made aware by the scriptures, and by the Spirit of God, that He (Adam) is not only the God and Father of Jesus Christ, but is also the Father of our spirits and the Creator of our bodies, . . (Brigham Young, JD 11:122-123)

August 12, 1866
   The kingdoms he possesses and rules over are his own progeny. * * * Our Father and God rules over his own children. (Brigham Young, JD 11:262)

February 10, 1867
   They <Israel> will come up tribe by tribe, and the Ancient of Days, He who led Abraham, and talked to Noah, Enoch, Isaac, and Jacob, that very Being will come and judge the twelve tribes of Israel. (Brigham Young, JD 11:327)

June 30, 1867
   I ask this question of you, mother Eves, every one of you. If you are not sanctified and prepared, you ought to be sanctifying and preparing yourselves for the blessings in store for you when it will be said of you, this is Eve. Why? Because you are the mother of all living. You might as well prepare first as last. If you wish to be Eves and mothers of human families, you ought to bear the burden. (Brigham Young, JD 12:97)

December 16, 1867
   Adam is Michael the Archangel and he is the Father of Jesus Christ and is our God and Joseph taught this principle. (Brigham Young, W. Woodruff Jrnl.)

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June 8, 1868
   . . . Adam is our God. Who his God and Father may be I have no knowledge. (A. F. MacDonald, Minutes of the Provo School of the Prophets)

December 11, 1869
   Some have thought it strange what I have said concerning Adam. But the period will come when this people, if faithful, will be willing to adopt Joseph Smith as their Prophet, Seer, Revelator, and God, but not the Father of their spirits, for that was our Father Adam. (Brigham Young, W. Woodruff Jrnl.)

September 25, 1870
   He is our Father; He is our God, the Father of our spirits; He is the framer of our bodies, and set the machine in successful operation to bring forth these tabernacles that I now look upon in this building, and all that ever did or ever will live on the face of the whole earth.
   This is the doctrine taught by the ancients, taught by the prophets, taught by Jesus, taught by his Apostles, taught by Joseph Smith, . . . (Brigham Young, JD 13:250)

May 7, 1871
   Do you not all know that you are the sons and daughters of the Almighty? If you do not I will inform you this morning that there is not a man or woman on the earth that is not a son or daughter of Adam and Eve. We all belong to the races which have sprung from father Adam and mother Eve; and every son and daughter of Adam and Eve is a son and daughter of that God we serve, who organized this earth and millions of others, and who holds them in existence by law. (Brigham Young, JD 14:111)

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May 21, 1871
 He <God> organized it <this world>, and brought forth the inhabitants upon it. We are his children, literally, spiritually, naturally, and in every respect. We are the children of our Father. . . . (Brigham Young, JD 14:136)

May 18, 1873
   I never saw any one, until I met Joseph Smith, who could tell me anything about the character, personality and dwelling-place of God, anything satisfactory about angels, or the relationship of man to his Maker. * * * We know more about God and the heavens than we care to tell. * * * Where is the divine who knows the least thing about that Being who is the Father of our Spirits and the author of our bodies? * * * What I know concerning God, concerning the earth, concerning government, I have received from the heavens, not alone through my natural ability, and I give God the glory and the praise. * * * but it is all by the power of God, and by intelligence received from him. (Brigham Young, JD 16:46)

June 18, 1873
   How much unbelief exists in the minds of the Latter-day Saints in regard to one particular doctrine which I revealed to them, and which God revealed to me--namely that Adam is our father and God--I do not know, I do not inquire, I care nothing about it. Our Father Adam helped to make this earth, it was created expressly for him, and after it was made he and his companions came here. (Brigham Young, Deseret Weekly News 22:308-309)

August 31, 1873
   When Father Adam came to assist in organizing the earth out of the crude material that was found, an earth was made upon which the children of men could live. After the earth was prepared Father Adam came and stayed here, and [111] there was a woman brought to him. Now I am telling you something that many of you know, it has been told to you, and the brethren and sisters should understand it. There was a certain woman brought to Father Adam whose name was Eve, because she was the first woman, and she was given to him to be his wife; I am not disposed to give any further knowledge concerning her at present. There is no doubt but that he left many companions. The great and glorious doctrine that pertains to this I have not time to dwell upon; neither should I at present if I had time. He understood this whole machinery or system before he came to this earth; and I hope my brethren and sisters will profit by what I have told them. (Brigham Young, JD 16:167)

July 19, 1874
   We shall go on from one step to another, reaching forth into the eternities until we become like the Gods, and shall be able to frame for ourselves, by the behest and command of the Almighty. All those who are counted worthy to be exalted and to become Gods, even the sons of God, will go forth and have earths and worlds like those who framed this and millions on millions of others. This is our home, built expressly for us by the Father of our spirits, who is the Father, maker, framer and producer of these mortal bodies that we now inherit, and which go back to mother earth. (Brigham Young, JD 17:143)

May 14, 1876
   Is there in the heaven of heavens a leader? Yes, and we cannot do without one and that being the case, whoever this is may be called God. Joseph said that Adam was our Father and God. (Brigham Young, Journal History, Church Archives)

February 7, 1877
   Adam was an immortal being when he came to this earth. He had lived on an earth similar to ours. He had received the [112] Priesthood and the keys thereof, and had been faithful in all things, and had gained his resurrection, and his exaltation and was crowned with glory, immortality and eternal lives, and was numbered with the Gods, for such he was through his faithfulness.
   And he had begotten all of the spirits that were to come to this earth. And Eve, our common mother, who is the mother of all living, bore those spirits in the Celestial world, and then this earth was organized by Elohim, Jehovah and Michael, who is Adam, our common Father. * * *
   Father Adam's oldest son (Jesus the Saviour) who is the heir of the family, is Father Adam's first begotten in the spirit world, who according to the flesh is the only begotten as it is written.
   In his divinity, he (Adam) having gone back into the spirit world, and came in the spirit to Mary, and she conceived. For when Adam and Eve got through with their work in this earth, they did not lay their bodies down in the dust, but returned to the spirit world from whence they came. (L. John Nuttall Journal, see 1:18-21.)
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   From Brigham Young's first announcement in 1852 right up to the year of his death (1877), he, as well as other Church leaders, continued to teach and defend the doctrine that Adam occupied the office and honored the title of God of this earth. However, those teachings were met with both acceptance and rejection throughout those 25 years. And for over a century since Brigham's death, the controversy has continued--with both advocates and dissenters continuing to preach and write on this controversial Adam-God doctrine.

   But after considering the compilation of statements in this chapter, the evidence is clear that Brigham Young continuously taught this doctrine throughout his administration as Church president.

 name of the Lord, was not the word of the Lord to him. The President did not believe that Orson Pratt would ever be Adam, to learn by experience the facts discussed, but that every person in the room would be if [146] they lived faithful. (History of Samuel W. Richards, March 11, 1856, p. 15)

   Other members of the Church noted the difference of opinion between President Young and Apostle Pratt on the Adam-God doctrine; and Joseph Lee Robinson wrote in his journal:

   . . . there were some that did not believe the sayings of the Prophet Brigham. Even our beloved Brother Orson Pratt told me that he did not believe it. He said he could prove by the scriptures it was not correct. I felt sorry to hear Professor Pratt say that. I fear lest he should apostatize. (Diary of Joseph Lee Robinson, pp. 102-103)

   This doctrinal controversy within the general presidency was noticed and discussed many places in the Church. In Provo it was recorded into the minutes of the School of the Prophets that Apostle Lyman also disbelieved it.

   The doctrine preached by President Young a few years back wherein he says that Adam is our God, the God we worship--that most of the people believe this. Some believe it because the President says so; others because they can find testimony in the Book of Mormon and Book of Doctrine and Covenants. Amasa Lyman stumbled on this; he does not believe it. He did not believe in the Atonement of Jesus. Orson Pratt has also told the President that he does not believe it. This is not the way to act. (Abraham O. Smoot; Minutes, School of the Prophets, June 18, 1868, Provo, Utah)

   Opposition to this doctrine began to grow much stronger after the death of Brigham Young. Towards the end of the century the first public discourses against this doctrine began to appear. At first the opponents of the doctrine began a resistance in the form of aversion, thus avoiding contentions and arguments. Gradually, however, it grew into open hostility [147] through the years, as shown by the following statements--beginning with 1892 and continuing to the present day:

1892

   Pres. <George Q.> Cannon said that it was not necessary that we should endorse the doctrine that some men taught that Adam was the Father of Jesus Christ. (Charles Walker Jrnl. 2:741)

1895

   How much longer I shall talk to this people I do not know; but I want to say this to all Israel: Cease troubling yourselves about who God is; who Adam is, who Christ is, who Jehovah is. For heaven's sake, let these things alone. Why trouble yourselves about these things? God has revealed himself and when the 121st Section of the Doctrine and Covenants is fulfilled, whether there be one God or many Gods, they will be revealed to the children of men, as well as all thrones and dominions, principalities, and powers. Then why trouble yourselves about these things? God is God. Christ is Christ. The Holy Ghost is the Holy Ghost. That should be enough for you and me to know. If we want to know any more, wait till we get where God is in person. I say this because we are troubled every little while with inquiries from Elders anxious to know who God is, who Christ is, and who Adam is. I say to the Elders of Israel, stop this. (Wilford Woodruff, Mill. Star 57:355, April 7, 1895)

1898

   Concerning the doctrine in regard to Adam and the Savior, the Prophet Brigham Young taught some things concerning that; but the First Presidency and the Twelve do not think it wise to advocate these matters. It is sufficient to know we [148] have a Father--God the Eternal Father, who reveals Himself by His Holy Spirit unto those who seek Him; and that Jesus Christ is His Son, our Redeemer, the Savior of the World. (First Sunday School Convention, 1898, p. 88)

   Apparently about this time a change in the temple instructions were made, because of the unbelief and disagreements that were caused over this doctrine. One elder records the following in his journal:

   Brother Horne and I chatted again tonight about the Gospel and the Adam-God Doctrine, as we have done many times before. Brother Horne, who grew up in Salt Lake City and was the son of Richard Horne and grandson of Joseph Horne, said--in reference to the Adam-God Doctrine--that when he first went through the Temple (Salt Lake) for his endowment in 1902 before going on his mission he was surprised to hear the teachings during the temple ceremony that "Adam was our God" and that "He came here with Eve, one of His wives." Also, it was taught that "Eve bore our spirits" (i.e., the spirits of all men). He asked his father about it but he declined to give any opinion about it. After Brother Horne returned from his mission a few years later, in 1905, he noted these teachings had been removed from the temple ceremony. He feels that they were left over from Brigham Young's influence, but that he himself (Brother Horne) couldn't believe such doctrine. He thinks perhaps Brigham just got off in his speculation. (From C. Jess Groesbeck's Elders Journal, Vol. 1, p. 291)

   Other changes, though very small, began their slow, but sure dissolving powers upon that doctrine. In a regularly sung hymn the words once read:

   Sons of MICHAEL, he approaches!
   Rise; THE ETERNAL FATHER greet;
   Bow ye thousands, low before him;
   Minister before his feet; . . .
[149](Sacred Hymns for Church of J.C. of L.D.S., 20th ed., 1891, pp. 375, 376)

   This song sometime later was changed to read:

   Sons of Michael, he approaches!
   Rise; the ANCIENT Father greet; . . .

1902

   Men had ridiculed the elders for believing that Adam was a God. We are not ashamed of this doctrine. Jesus said in speaking to the Jews in relation to Abraham, that they were Gods unto whom the word of God comes. But though we look upon Adam as a God, we worship the same God that Adam worshipped in the Garden of Eden. (Anton H. Lund, Mill. Star 64:742)

   What is called the Adam-God doctrine may properly be classed among the mysteries. The full truth concerning it has not been revealed to us; and until it is revealed, all wild speculations, sweeping assertions and dogmatic declarations relative thereto, are out of place and improper. We disapprove of them and especially the public expression of such views. (Joseph F. Smith, Joseph F. Smith Personal Letterbook, pp. 26-27)

1903

   There has been much discussion in Mutual Improvement Associations, and in theological classes of the Sunday Schools, over the exact status of "the first man Adam" in the doctrines of our church. Some remarks concerning him by President Brigham Young, in a discourse delivered in this city many years ago, have been commented upon, added to, and sometimes misinterpreted in a manner that has led to considerable confusion and misunderstanding. (Charles W. Penrose, Imp. Era 5:873)

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1910

   Whether the mortal bodies of men evolved in natural processes to present perfection, through the direction and power of God; whether the first parents of our generation, Adam and Eve, were transplanted from another sphere, with immortal tabernacles, which became corrupted through sin and the partaking of natural foods, in the process of time; whether they were born here in mortality, as other mortals have been, are questions not fully answered in the revealed word of God. (Joseph F. Smith, Imp. Era, 13:570)

1912

   Speculations as to the career of Adam before he came to the earth are of no real value. We learn by revelation that he was Michael, the archangel, and that he stands at the head of his posterity on earth. Dogmatic assertions do not take the place of revelation, and we should be satisfied with that which is accepted as doctrine, and not discuss matters that, after all disputes, are merely matters of theory. (Joseph F. Smith, Anthon H. Lund, Charles W. Penrose, Imp. Era 15:417)

1916

   There still remains, I can tell by the letters I have alluded to, an idea among some of the people that Adam was and is the Almighty and Eternal God. . . . The notion has taken hold of some of our brethren that Adam is the being that we should worship. . . . I am sorry that has not been rectified long ago, because plain answers have been given to brethren and sisters who write and desire to know about it, and yet it still lingers, and contentions arise in regard to it, and there should be no contentions among Latter-day Saints. . .
   Who was the person Adam prayed to? Adam prayed to God. . . . So Adam was neither the Father, nor the Son, nor the Holy Ghost, was he? Then who was he? Why, we are told he was Michael in his first [151] estate, and as Adam he will stand at the head of his race. . . .
   Jesus of Nazareth, born of the virgin Mary, was literally and truly the Son of the Father, the Eternal God, not of Adam. (Charles W. Penrose, Conf. Rept. April 1916, pp. 16-17, 23)

1921

   As a matter of fact the "Mormon" Church does not teach that doctrine. A few men in the "Mormon" Church have held such views, and several of them quite prominent in the councils of the Church, but the Church has made announcement of no such doctrine, nor has the Church propounded it to the world or accepted it by any article of its faith. Here I invoke the principles laid down in the early part of my remarks, viz., that the Church may only rightly be charged with those doctrines which may be adduced from the official documents she herself set forth as the sources of her doctrine, the very revelations of God that she has officially accepted; and from these sources the above may not be proven. Brigham Young and others may have taught that doctrine, but it has never been accepted by the Church as her doctrine, and she is not in any way responsible for it. (B.H. Roberts, July 10, 1921, Des. News July 23, 1921)

1925

   Those who peddle the well-worn Adam-God myth, usually charge the Latter-day Saints with believing that: (1) Our Father in Heaven, the Supreme God, to whom we pray, is Adam, the first man; and (2) Adam was the father of Jesus Christ. A long series of absurd and false deductions are made from these propositions. (John A. Widtsoe, Evidences and Reconciliation, p. 68)

   Brigham Young's much discussed sermon says that "Jesus was begotten in the flesh by the same [152] character that was in the Garden of Eden, and who is our Father in heaven." Enemies of the Church, or stupid people, reading also that Adam is "our father and our God," have heralded far and wide that the Mormons believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of Adam. Yet, the rational reading of the whole sermon reveals the falsity of such a doctrine. It is explained that God the Father was in the Garden of Eden before Adam, that he was the Father of Adam, and that this same personage, God the Father, who was in the Garden of Eden before Adam, was the Father of Jesus Christ, when the Son took upon himself a mortal body. That is, the same personage was the Father of Adam and of Jesus Christ. In the numerous published sermons of Brigham Young this is the doctrine that appears; none other. The assertion is repeatedly made that Jesus Christ was begotten by God, the Father, distinct by any stretch of imagination from Adam. This is a well-established Latter-day Saint doctrine. (Ibid., one-vol. ed., pp. 56-57)

1931

   If what is meant is that Adam had passed on to celestial glory through a resurrection before he came here, and that afterwards he was appointed to this earth to die again, the second time becoming mortal, then it is not scriptural or according to the truth. (Heber J. Grant, Mess. of 1st Pres. 5:290, Feb. 26, 1931)

1939

   Relationship of Elohim, Jehovah, and Michael. If the enemies of the Church who quote this wished to be honest, they could not help seeing that President Brigham Young definitely declares that Adam is Michael, the Archangel, the Ancient of Days, which indicates definitely that Adam is not Elohim, or the God whom we worship, who is the Father of Jesus Christ. * * * In all probability the sermon was [153] erroneously transcribed. (Joseph Fldg. Smith, Doc. of Sal. 1:96, April 15, 1939)

1949

   Lashing out at persons who expound the belief that Adam is the God of this world, Elder Hunter stated that such doctrine is false and impossible and must be destroyed. "The idea that Adam is the God of this world or that he was transplanted here from another planet is false and misleading," he declared. (Milton R. Hunter, Provo Daily Herald, Mar. 22, 1949, p. 9)

1958

   Cultists and other enemies of the restored truth, for their own nefarious purposes, sometimes try to make it appear that Latter-day Saints worship Adam as their Father in Heaven. In support of their false assumptions, they quote such statements as that of President Brigham Young to the effect that Adam is our father and our God and the only God with whom we have to do. There is no mystery about this doctrine except that which persons ignorant of the great principles of exaltation and unfriendly to the cause of righteousness have attempted to make. (Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 1st ed., pp. 17-18)

1972

Adam is not the Father of Jesus Christ.
   Question: In the Journal of Discourses Brigham Young is quoted as saying, "Jesus, our elder brother, was begotten in the flesh by the same character that was in the Garden of Eden, and who is our Father in heaven." I am unable to harmonize this with your statement that Adam is not "the father of Jesus Christ. . . ." Will you please clarify this discrepancy of opinion?
   Answer: . . . The expression that he was the same character that was in the Garden of Eden has led to [154] misunderstanding because of the implication which many place upon it that it had reference to Adam. . . . I maintain that President Young was NOT referring to Adam, but to God the Father, who created Adam, for he was in the Garden of Eden, and according to Mormon doctrine, Adam was in his presence constantly. . . .
   . . . President Brigham Young did not believe and did not teach, that Jesus Christ was begotten by Adam. (Joseph Fldg. Smith, Ans. to Gospel Ques., Priesthood manual, 1972-73, pp. 20-22)

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 the Adam-God theory. We denounce that theory and hope that everyone will be cautioned against this and other kinds of false doctrines. (Spencer W. Kimball, Des. News, Oct. 9, 1976)
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   Criticism of the Adam-God doctrine seemed to be the strongest from the thundering and dramatic pen of Bruce R. McConkie, who wrote:

   This so-called Adam-God theory is false and contrary to all the body of revealed truth. It negates the essential features of the whole plan of salvation; belittles God, and makes mockery of the atonement of his Son, and postulates the utterly absurd notion that Christ, his Son, had to work out an atoning sacrifice which would bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of God the Father. . . . ("Criticism of Factions," Bruce R. McConkie)

   Jesse B. Stone sarcastically answers these remarks of Elder McConkie and states that all of these attacks against the Adam-God doctrine are directed against the early leaders and their teachings:

[155] We not only compliment Elder McConkie for writing the above, but also marvel at his courage. By disposing of the Adam-God theory, he also destroys the doctrinal teachings of the early Church prophets, such as Brigham Young, and a large portion of the temple endowment services as well ("The Dilemmas of Mormonism," Stone, p. 9)

   However, there always have been a few who continued to believe in this doctrine as advocated by Brigham Young; and in 1921 there were still divisions of thought among the Church leaders concerning Adam's relationship to Deity.

   I am going to assume responsibility for making this statement, that man came here, was placed here as an immortal, glorified, resurrected being. I want to make myself clear, because these lectures are going to the brethren, and if they want to correct them, they can. I believe it was that fruit that changed and modified Adam's resurrected body, and again made it subject to death. Is that clear? At least, I want you to get my idea and may I say the Church does not teach this as doctrine. Many of the authorities do. Others teach that a body was prepared in some way for Adam and Eve. (John M. Whitaker, Seminary Lectures, B.Y.U., Lecture 10, June 24, 1921)

   The Adam-God doctrine was actually taught by Brigham Young and many others for a period of over 50 years, but the defenses for that doctrine gradually diminished. Critics against this doctrine have used the arguments of misquoted, misinterpreted, misunderstood, and various other attacks to sink the doctrine out of existence. However, Brigham Young's persistent teaching cannot be easily disputed.
   Professor Rodney Turner of Brigham Young University wrote his excellent master's thesis on the subject of Adam and the Adam-God doctrine. This thesis undoubtedly has excelled [156] in creating more interest and research in Church doctrine than any other thesis at B.Y.U. Prof. Turner acknowledged that there can be no reasonable justification for anyone to misinterpret the meaning or subterfuge the actuality of Brigham Young's teachings on this subject. Said he:

   A careful, detached study of his available statements, as found in the official publications of the Church, will admit of no other conclusion than the identification of Adam with God the Father by President Brigham Young as an irrefutable fact. . . . We cannot ignore or subvert those of his ideas which were expressed in undeniably specific terms, in order to justify and sustain uncertain interpretations of his intent in general ones. (Rodney Turner, "Position of Adam in L.D.S. Scripture and Theology," August 1953)

   A few individuals continued to refer to or teach this doctrine, but the increasing voices of opposition soon quieted those of the mainstream advocates. About 1937-1939 the first threats of excommunication were made to those advocating that doctrine. In some stakes excommunication occurred nearly as quickly as for any other unacceptable belief or deed.

   On the other hand, a hundred years ago feelings ran so high in support of this doctrine that on at least one occasion a man was excommunicated for NOT believing that Adam was our God. President of the European Mission, Apostle Francis M. Lyman, said:

   . . . While we are in the Church we are apt to think that we are pure and holy, and that every brother or sister who does not come up to the mark which we have imagined to be the right one must be wrong. Well, is this right? There is not, perhaps, anybody in the Church who feels and thinks exactly as I do. Must I therefore conclude they are all wrong? Among the people you are going to try and save are [157] those who are honest and those who are dishonest--those who are pure and those who are impure. Cultivate, therefore, charity and wisdom to deal with all as their circumstances may demand, and ever remember your business is to do them good. Persons sometimes say that they have enjoyed the spirit of the work as much since they were cut off as while they were in the Church. Have they enjoyed the Spirit? Yes. Why? Simply because they were wrongfully cut off. They were cut off in such a way that it did not take the Spirit of God from them. And the reason why they were cut off was because they did not come up to the particular standard of perfection of those who dealt with them, or they did not come up to their feelings. I have heard of a man who was cut off because he would not believe that Adam was our Father and God. "Well, but was it not so?" Its being so does not change the fact that we are sinners and need salvation, and such preaching does not help men and women to repent of their sins. I call all that preaching senseless which cannot be applied. When we get where such things are needed, we shall be better able to understand them. We want men to be sober, temperate, just, honest, virtuous, and pure, always doing right, rising in progressive intelligence, and helping their fellows to rise also; and to accomplish this we must teach them to be so--teach them principles which they can comprehend and apply. When men know so much that they cannot preach from things on the earth, but have to go to heaven for them, I would as soon they would stop preaching and go home. Men have tried to preach how the resurrection was go

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