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Adam–God doctrine (This should be) Michael God Theory

Because Brigham Young actually said:


      Now hear it, O inhabitants of the earth, Jew and Gentile, Saint    
      and sinner! When our father Adam came into the garden of Eden, he
      came into it with a celestial body, and brought Eve, one of his
      wives, with him. He helped to make and organize this world. He is 
      MICHAEL, the Archangel, the ANCIENT OF DAYS! about whom holy men 
      have written and spoken--HE is our FATHER and our GOD, and the 
      only God with whom WE have to do.  

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The Michael Adam God doctrine (or Michael Adam God theory) was a theological doctrine/theory taught in mid-19th century Mormonism by church president Brigham Young, and accepted to some degree by later presidents John Taylor, and Wilford Woodruff, and by some apostles who served under them in the leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Although false versions of Brigham Young's original teachings are rejected today by the LDS Church, false versions of the doctrine are still an accepted part of the modern theology of some Mormon fundamentalists. According to President Brigham Young, he was taught by Joseph Smith[1] that Father Adam or Michael, Who help form the Earth, is "our Father and our God, and the only God with whom we have to do".[2]

According to the doctrine/theory, Michael was once a mortal man who received a resurrection and part of the exaltation. From another planet, he then came as Michael to help form the earth.[3] Michael brought one of his wives with him to this Earth, where they were change by partaking of the dust of this Earth in the Garden of Eden. After bearing mortal children and establishing the human race, They returned to their former state where they serve God their Heavenly Father. Later, One returns to the Earth as a Regent to the ancient prophets, and to become the literal father of Jesus.

During the 19th century and early-20th century, these ideas were taught in LDS Church meetings, sung in church hymns, and featured as part of the church's endowment ceremony. However, the doctrine/theory was startling to New Mormons when it was introduced, and it was controversial. Apostle Orson Pratt, rejected the doctrine in favor of other theological ideas. Eventually, what became known as Adam–God doctrine fell out of favor with the LDS Church Leaders and was replaced by a theology more similar to that of Pratt, as codified by turn-of-the century Mormon theologians James E. Talmage, B. H. Roberts, and John A. Widtsoe. In 1976, LDS Church president Spencer W. Kimball stated that the church does not support the doctrine/theory to be taught in the Church Education System. Presently, most Mormons accept Adam as "the Ancient of Days", "father of all",[4] and "Michael the Archangel", but do not recognize him as being "God the Father of Michael Who was created as Adam".

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Correction of Church Old Testament Manual as another Example of the benefits of Self-Study

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(A-1) Who Is the Lord(LORD)?

The hardhearted pharaoh, impudent and proud, asked, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice … ? I know not the Lord” (Exodus 5:2). Many people today are just as ignorant of the God of the Old Testament as the pharaoh was. They regard Him as a being created by the minds of the ancients, a God of wrath and low religion who would destroy people with floods and plagues. Could this be the same God as the being of love in the New Testament revealed through the mortal ministry of Jesus Christ? Others contend that the Jehovah(יהוה) of Old Testament times was the same as God the Father in the New Testament. Why all this confusion? Who, really, was the God of Adam, of Enoch and Abraham, of Israel and Moses?

(A-2) Jehovah(יהוה), or Christ(Messiah מָשִׁיחַ), Is(Shall be) the God of the Old Testament

Although for many it seems a paradox, Jehovah(יהוה) of the Old Testament was(shall be) none other than the Son of God, Jesus Christ. He(Regent Jehovah)(יהוה) created the world under the authority and direction of God the Father. Later, Jehovah(future Jehovah or Jesus) came to earth as the Savior and Redeemer of the world. This truth is one of the most misunderstood doctrines in the history of the world, despite the fact that the Old Testament and the other standard works are filled with evidence to support it.

Before looking at the scriptural evidence, it may be wise first to better understand the names and titles for God the Father and His Only Begotten Son. Generally, two Hebrew words for God are used throughout the Old Testament. These are Elohim(אלוהים) and Jehovah(יהוה), as it is presently pronounced. (Since the original Hebrew was written without vowels, scholars disagree on the original pronunciation of the name written YHWH(יהוה)(HWHY) in Hebrew. In modern revelation, however, Jesus accepted the title(mantle of) Jehovah [see D&C 110:3].)

Jehovah was the premortal name-title (which shall be) given to the Firstborn Son of God. He is now referred to as Jesus Christ. The meaning of the name Jehovah(יהוה) was explained by Elder Talmage:

Jehovah is the Anglicized rendering of the Hebrew, Yahveh or Jahveh,(יהוה) signifying the Self-existent One, or The Eternal. This name is generally rendered in our English version of the Old Testament as Lord(LORD) printed in capitals. The Hebrew, Ehyeh(אהיה), signifying I Am(in realty it means "I shall be"), is related in meaning(It is the future tense of the verb{יהוה}!) and through derivation with the term Yahveh(יהוה) or Jehovah(יהוה).” (Jesus the Christ, p. 36.)

The Jews regarded the name of Jehovah(יהוה) as so sacred that it could not be spoken(except at authorized times and places). Instead, they substituted for Jehovah(יהוה) the word Adonai(אדוני)(meaning my lord)(אָדוֹן)(meaning lord), which signifies “the Lord.”(my Lord) (See Talmage, Jesus the Christ, p. 37.) The King James translators followed the same practice out of respect for the Jewish custom. Sometimes the word lord, however, is used to refer not to God but to royalty or other important people. To distinguish the sacred name from common usage, the translators capitalized lord when it referred to Jehovah(יהוה) and left it in lower case letters otherwise. (See 2 Samuel 15:21 for an example of both uses of the word lord.)

The word Elohim(אלוהים) is a plural form of the Hebrew word for God, although modern scholars agree that it should be taken as a singular noun even though the im ending is a plural form. Joseph Smith, however, indicated the significance of the plural form:

“If we pursue the Hebrew text further, it reads, … ‘The head one of the Gods said, Let us make a man in our own image.’ I once asked a learned Jew, ‘If the Hebrew language compels us to render all words ending in heim in the plural, why not render the first Eloheim(אלוהים) plural?’ He replied, ‘That is the rule with few exceptions; but in this case it would ruin the(their interpretation of the) Bible.’ He acknowledged I was right(Eloheim אלוהים is always plural).

( . . . and if we could have written in Hebrew, behold, ye would have had no imperfection in our record.~Mormon 9:33)


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