160 years ago today - Apr 4, 1860

[Minutes of the Apostles]
[Orson Pratt] There are certain points taught by Bro. Y. as being true, that there does seem to be disputed between those & the Revel[ations] & when I reflect that there is item upon item, doctrine upon doctrine [upon which Pratt and Young disagree] ... I would like to ennumerate items [upon which Pratt disagrees with Young]. First [Young] preached & publish, that Adam is the fa[ther] of our spirits, & father of Spirit & father of our bodies. [But] when I read the Rev[elations] given to Joseph [Smith] I read directly the opposite. [There] the Lord spake to Adam. [Also,] that men [will] eventually become Adams.

B[righam] Y[oung] your statements to night. you come out to night & place them as charges, & have as many against me as I have [against] you. One thing I have thought that I might still have omited [from the public]. It was Joseph's doctrine that Adam was God & when in Luke Johnson's, at O. Hyde's the power came upon us, a shock that alarmed the neighborhood. God comes to earth & eats & partakes of fruit. Joseph could not reveal what was revealed to him, & if Joseph had it revealed [to him], he was not told to reveal it. The Spirit is sent when the mother feels earth, God put it [the spirit] into his [Adam's] mouth, & when God, wanted to translate he had the power. [There is] not a contradictory thing in what I have said. ...

[Minutes, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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