Thursday, June 30, 2011
Did They Really Say That?
“STATUS OF ADAM IN PRE-EXISTENCE. The first man placed upon the earth was a perfect being, a son of God. He was Michael, the Archangel, who had reached great distinction and power before he ever came to this earth; and who helped to frame this earth while he was yet a spirit, just as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was a spirit before he was born in Bethlehem.”
Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation 1:90 (italics in the original)
Who does the Bible say was the first man on earth? Adam.
How can Michael the Archangel be a man, since humans and angels are different creations?
How could anyone pre-exist in the spiritual state when 1 Cor. 15:44-46 says the “natural” comes before the spiritual?
Who do you trust - the author of the Word of God or Joseph Fielding Smith?