sandman45 wrote: ↑Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:45 pmYea it was but when you start reading more of Joseph's and Brigham writings it shows that both were teaching that Adam was God. Doesn't help when current leaders say contradicting things about earlier leaders too. It's fun to discuss because it was taught quite a bit. There were songs poems articles sermons etcLDS Anarchist wrote: ↑Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:00 pmThis is what you two have been arguing about back and forth this whole time? About the Adam-God theory? I thought that theory was put to rest like 50 years ago!
It has never been proven to me. All my many years trying to prove that to myself has failed. So you have not one chance in hell to prove it to me,
And there were two apostles almost excommunicated for teaching against it! But one repented and returned to full fellowship and died in truth. The other was eventually excommunicated.
An interesting note about" Mormon Doctrine". The practice at the time was that the First Presidency Approved the publications of any general authority. But "Mormon Doctrine" was published without that approval. The First Presidency said there is an error on nearly every page. (Ironically, the one thing that brought so much public criticism is actually true.)
It is interesting to me that after the "Manifesto" in 1890, Church leadership, those that openly taught these doctrines, started pulling back. They started saying things like, if it troubles you don't bother with it. Don't concern yourselves with it. etc. I find it interesting that this occurred after the Church rejected an Eternal Truth.
There are some individual General authorities that have rejected these doctrines. But the Majority of The First Pres. And the 12 have not. It has not gone to a vote of the body of the Church as did polygamy. And the original written sources of these doctrines were compiled by and are preserved and were published by the Church.
And these doctrines were restored to us through the same person through which all cannon of scripture were brought forth except the Bible. And he shed some revealing light on that as well. While Joseph said the B. of M. is the most correct book, he did not say that any book was perfect or free of errors. Do you actually think he was unaware of discrepancies between what he taught and the scriptures. I would guess that he was more aware of these discrepancies than anyone today, yet he taught these doctrines to his grave. The King Follet Discourse was his last public speech just weeks before he and his dear brother Hyrum sealed their testimonies with their blood, That means something, it means a lot.