Suggest a Site
General LDS Information
Basic LDS Beliefs
Music and Arts
LDS Online Stores
Priesthood, Humor, Miscel.
Now accepting banner ads!
IVAN - I don't remember where I read or hear that Adam and Eve were born of a physical Mother and Father in another earth and placed here on this earth? If you have any knowledge of this subject and want to share, I'll be grateful of it.
JOEL - The early brethren (especially Brigham Young) taught that Adam was brought here from another planet. Here are a couple of quotes from Brigham Young which you may be refering to:
"Numerous are the scriptures which I
might bring to bear upon the subject
of the personality of god. I shall
not take time to quote them on this
occasion but will content myself by
quoting two passages in the 1st
chapter of genesis 26th and 27th
And god said let us make
man in our image after our likeness
and let them have dominion over the
fish of the sea and over the fowl of
the air and over the cattle and over
all the earth and over every creeping
thing that creepeth upon the earth.
So god created man in his or image
in the image of god created he him
male and female created he them.
I believe that the declaration made
in these two scriptures is literally
true. God has made his children
like himself to stand erect and has
endowed them with intelligence and
power and dominion over all his
works and given them the same
attributes which he himself possesses.
He created man as we create our children for there is no other
process of creation in heaven on the earth in the earth or under the
earth or in all the eternities that is
that were or that ever will be." (Journal of Discourses 11:122)
"Here let me state to all philosopahers
of every class upon the earth.
when you tell me that father Adam
was made as we make adobies from
the earth. You tell me what I deem an
idle tale when you tell me that the
beasts of the field were produced in
that manner. You are speaking idle
words devoid of meaning. There is
no such thing in all the eternities.
Where the gods dwell mankind are
here because they are the offspring of
parents who were first brought here
from another planet and power was
given them to propagate their species
and they were commanded to multiply and replenish the earth."
(Journal of Discourses 7:285-286)
Joseph Smith is quoted as saying:
"Now regarding Adam: He came here from another planet, an immortalized Being, and brought his wife Eve with him, and by eating of the fruit of this earth, became subject to death and decay. . . was made mortal and subject to death." -
(Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., as recorded by Anson Call and copied by Patriarch John Whitmer)
The scriptures tell us that God made Adam's body from dust of this earth(Morm. 9: 17, D&C 77: 12, Moses 3: 7), and placed him in the Garden of Eden as an immortal being with flesh and bone (no blood). The book of Moses states that Adam's children were also created from the dust of the earth (see Moses 6:59). The same expression used to describe the bodily creation of Adam's children was used to describe the creation of Adam's body. Adam is also spoken of as being the "son of God" (Moses 6:22). So is it possible that Adam's immortal body was formed somewhere by immortal heavenly parents in a similar fashion that Adam and Eve created their own children? Or perhaps was Adam brought here in some embryonic form, using the substance of this earth to grow to maturity?
This idea that Adam and Ever were brought from another Planet should not be considered "official" church doctrine; it may simply be the opinion of a few early church leaders. Because this is not better explained in scripture it should probably be considered speculation at best.
One must also consider that these few obscure quotes came from early publications such as the Journal of Discourses, which were subject to miss-quotation and error for various reasons, and therefore should not be considered reliable sources of "official" information or doctrine.