Journal of Discourses, Vol.1, Pg.50 - Pg.51, Brigham Young, April 9, 1852
"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. Every man upon the earth, professing Christians or non-professing, must hear it, and will know it sooner or later. They came here, organized the raw material, and arranged in their order the herbs of the field, the trees, the apple, the peach, the plum, the pear, and every other fruit that is desirable and good for man; the seed was brought from another sphere, and planted in this earth. The thistle, and thorn, the brier, and the obnoxious weed did not appear until after the earth was cursed. When Adam and Eve had eaten of the forbidden fruit, their bodies became mortal from its effects, and therefore their offspring were mortal. When the Virgin Mary conceived the child Jesus, the Father had begotten him in his own likeness. He was not begotten by the Holy Ghost. And who is the Father? He is the first of the human family; and when he took a tabernacle, it was begotten by his Father in heaven, after the same manner as the tabernacles of Cain, Abel, and the rest of the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve; from the fruits of the earth, the first earthly tabernacles were originated by the Father, and so on in succession. I could tell you much more about this; but were I to tell you the whole truth, blasphemy would be nothing to it, in the estimation of the superstitious and over-righteous of mankind. However, I have told you the truth as far as I have gone. I have heard men preach upon the divinity of Christ, and exhaust all the wisdom they possessed. All Scripturalists, and approved theologians who were considered exemplary for piety and education, have undertaken to expound on this subject, in every age of the Christian era; and after they have done all, they are obliged to conclude by exclaiming "great is the mystery of godliness," and tell nothing."
"But some [man] will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? [Thou] fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other [grain]: But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. All flesh [is] not the same flesh: but [there is] one [kind of] flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, [and] another of birds. [There are] also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial [is] one, and the [glory] of the terrestrial [is] another. [There is] one glory of the sun (Shem or Israel, saith the Lord), and another glory of the moon (Japeth or the Gentiles), and another glory of the stars (Ham or the African tribes): for [one] star differeth from [another] star in glory. So also [is] the resurrection of the dead." 1 Corinthians 15:35-40
The authoritative interpretation is that the spirits were segregated according to valiance and intelligence before birth into races and grades and the teaching that all men are the same is an abomination in the sight of the Lord. The quote above speaks of the resurrection in which this delineation of three main racial grades is marked forever, there being different bodies in the resurrection from the dead, and great shall the envy of Cain for Abel in that day, for the glory of the Sun, is it not preferable and there exist permanent apartheid between the three? And it is my will saith the Lord, that this apartheid shall be the rule in time as well as eternity between Cain and Shem. Thus liberalism, which is social communism, in which the sons of God are forced by the devil and his servants to be leveled to the same plane as Ham, is from the father of their (liberals) lies, even that old serpent, the devil and by the power of the Priesthood, yea even the Apostleship which I hold, I detect and declare it and cast the devil out. Yea O vain man, did not Jesus, my Jesus say while in his power among the Jews that "It is not meet that the bread that belongs to the children should be cast to the dogs"? No wonder Madelyn Murray O'Hare is incensed at this brazen carpenter's son from Nazareth, for he is the Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God the Father, who is Adam. Selah.
Adam came into the garden with a celestial body, which had been resurrected from an older earth. He and Eve, one of his wives, along with plants and animals were brought here by his Father and his Jehovah and planted in a garden eastward in Eden after the former creation had been made desolate, saith the Lord, by a mighty convulsion, hence the fossils in the ground, but we are not descended from them. This occurred only six thousand years ago. The geologists make a tremdously egregious error is estimating the age of creation. It would be comparable to saying the city building in Salt Lake was billions of years old because the stones which comprise this building are timeless. I testify the foregoing is true doctrine and all who do not believe the same will be damned. Adam then lived 965 years partook of the fruits of the earth, after the veins in his body, which had formerly been filled with light became charged with blood again. (Caution: do not confuse the above with reincarnation, which is an abomination, for Adam has retained his same body, and has not been reborn, but resurrected. These left-wing liberals love to discuss reincarnation for it must be pleasing to the carnal mind.) Before being planted in the Garden, however he had lived in glory and grandeur with his wives and beget beautiful spirit children, since when a resurrected male and a resurrected female have children, their offspring are spirits. The spirit in man which separates from the body at death had its birth before the world was made and Jesus was the First-begotten of the Father who is Adam. Yea, truly did the poet Wordsworth say, " Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting, our souls star hath elsewhere its setting. We come not in utter nakedness nor entire forgetfullness, but trailing clouds of glory from God who is our home." Our memories have been blotted out concerning this former existence except for these intimations of immortality. A war was fought in which one third of the spirits rebelled and were cast out being denied a second estate after losing their first. Classes were taught in music, astronomy, mathematics, and every useful endeavor. Some spirit children were slothful, and some diligent, hence the wide disparity and astonishing talents displayed by the Father's children. A plan was voted upon whereupon we would come here and take upon us bodies of flesh and blood to be tried as by fire to prove ourselves worthy of a more exceeding and eternal weight of glory in the world to come by obedience to the ordinances and the authority of the Father which has been handed down in regular succession from ancient times. Adam did not die, but was translated as Enoch recorded in Section 6, the Revelations of Jesus Christ" and Hebrews 11. In His translated state he visited Mary and begat Jesus' body in the same manner as we beget children. This is the only true gospel and the Father seeks those who worship him in spirit and in truth. This is the truth, and I, Art Bulla testify that it is, glory and honor and praise be to the Father and the Son forevermore.
Adam, your God, like you on earth, has been
Subject to sorrow in a world of sin:
Through long gradation He arose to be
Clothed with the Godheads might and majesty.
And What to him in his probative sphere,
Whether a Bishop, Deacon, Priest or Seer?
Whateer his offices and callings were,
He magnified them with assiduous care:
By his obedience he obtained the place
Of God and Father of this human race.
Obedience will the same bright garland weave,
As it has done for your great Mother, Eve,
For all her daughters on the Earth, who will
All my requirements sacredly fulfill.
And what to Eve, though in her mortal life,
Shed been the first, the tenth, or fiftieth wife?
Whether by fools, considered small, or great?
Twas all the same with her--shed prove her worth-
Shes now the Goddess and Queen of Earth.
I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire.
A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
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