Why Discredit Mormon History?
Angry retort of those who "wear stiff necks and high heads" and who persecute the humble followers of Christ with their worldly learning. Attempt by these to destroy the faith by discrediting testimonies recorded concerning Joseph Smith teaching this doctrine to Brigham Young and others in Nauvoo. Denial of the Holy Ghost in attributing the Adam God doctrine as taught by Brigham Young to mere opinion.
There has been in this century the temptation to dismiss large parts of Mormon history as unreliable. This mentality has relegated the teachings of 50 years of Mormon Prophets to the realms of mythology and fiction. Ironically, it is not a question of accurate recordkeeping, but a disagreement with the doctrines taught by those prophets. Primarily, it is Brigham Young whose integrity as a prophet of God has been disputed. Why is this being done and who is behind it? The Prophet Brigham's doctrinal teaching that Adam is our Heavenly Father is at the heart of this calculating, and it is the unbelief of the Latter-day Saints which has taken Brigham from his calling as Prophet of God, and demoted him to a bungling fool. Simply stated, today we are led to believe that Brigham was misquoted, or only expressing his opinion, and we are taught that the Adam-God doctrine is false. However, a more careful consideration of history reveals that it was Joseph Smith, not Brigham Young, who unveiled the Adam-God doctrine. Brigham was merely being faithful to that which was given him through Joseph. Adam God by Craig Tholson
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