Adam and Eve (LDS Church) - Adam–God Doctrine

Adam–God Doctrine

Several early leaders of the church taught that Adam was a god because he was the first of the human race. This doctrine was taught several times by Brigham Young during general conferences and was supported by other high-ranking leaders of the church. However, the Adam–God doctrine never gained wide support by the church as a whole and was not taught as canon by Brigham Young. It was later repudiated by a church president Spencer W. Kimball.

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Adam And Eve (LDS Church) - Adam–God Doctrine
... This doctrine was taught several times by Brigham Young during general conferences and was supported by other high-ranking leaders of the church ... However, the Adam–God doctrine never gained wide support by the church as a whole and was not taught as canon by Brigham Young ...
Adam–God Doctrine - History of The Doctrine in The 20th Century - Reaction By Mormon Fundamentalists - FLDS
... The Adam-God teaching is widely accepted as doctrine by members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ...
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... Richards, also accepted the doctrine as taught by Young, stating in a Conference held in June 1854 that "the Prophet and Apostle Brigham has declared it, and that it is the word of the Lord" (emphasi ... first introduction, several leaders disagreed with the doctrine, including Apostle Orson Pratt, who expressed that disagreement publicly ... The church never formally adopted the doctrine, and has since officially repudiated it ...

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