We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer

Friday, September 16, 2011

Did They Really Say That?

When Adam was placed on this earth all his former knowledge was taken away.  Yet the Lord has made known to us that Adam lived before and had experiences as Michael, the great prince, who was chosen to stand at the head of the human family on this earth as the Ancient of Days.
Joseph Fielding Smith, The Way to Perfection, p.17
What is wrong with this picture?
Firstly, the Bible plainly says we exist physically before we exist spiritually (1 Cor. 15:44-46) so there was no “former knowledge” for Adam to have.  Secondly, Adam was a man while Michael was an angel - two different types of created beings.  Lastly, the “Ancient of Days” spoken of in Daniel 7 is God.  God created Adam, so the two cannot be the same.  However, this citation harks back to the Adam-God doctrine taught by Brigham Young and denied by the LDS today.


A Watchman on the Wall said...


OR is it fruits and nuts.??.

OR is it nuts and bolts.??.

I can't keep up any more.

Emily said...

I have no words. It astounds me too much that Scripture can be ignored so blatantly.

Pumice said...

Is the author quoted a Mormon by any chance? It is amazing how ignorant people are of what the written Word says. Or are we just knuckle dragging Neanderthals?

Grace and peace.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

The author, Joseph Fielding Smith, was the 10th president of the LDS church.