On this day, exactly 160 years ago, February 19, 1854 – the Mormon “Prophet” Brigham (aka Bring-em) Young gave this incredibly wacky false-doctrine-laden sermon from the pulpit in Salt Lake City:
Young declared: “Who did beget [the Savior]? His Father, and his father is our God, and the Father of our spirits, and he is the framer of the body, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Who is he? He is Father Adam – Michael, the Ancient of Days! Has he a father? He has. Has he a mother? He has. Now to say that the Son of God was begotten by the Holy Ghost, is to say the Holy Ghost is God the Father, which is inconsistent, and contrary to all the revelations of God both modern and ancient. I silenced this erroneous doctrine a year ago last fall conference it was I think, when a dispute arose among some of our best Elders, as to who was the Father of the Son of man pertaining to the flesh. Some contended it was the Holy Ghost; and some that it was Eloheim. When I spoke upon it in this stand before a conference of Elders, I cautioned them when they laid their hands upon the people for the gift of the Holy Ghost, according to the instructions of the Savior; to be very careful how they laid hands upon young women, for if it begat a child in the days of the Virgin Mary, it is just as liable to beget children in these days. It has all the power in this day that it had then, it has lost none.”
What was this dingbat smoking? If any man alive knew about “laying hands upon young women” – it would be Brigham Young, I guess! So – can a Mormon Prophet ever lead the people astray? If so, why do you suppose this Sermon is never discussed in Mormon Sunday School classes and seminaries??
Then there is the core issue of “restoration” of “priesthood keys”. The Mormon “scripture” known as the Doctrine and Covenants, Section 7 is yet another squirrelly problem that Mormons gloss over. See https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/7?lang=eng This short little “revelation” teaches that the apostle John never died! If he never died, then the “priesthood” was never really lost from the earth, and thus no “restoration” was ever needed. Ditto with the mystical Mormon-Immortal “Three Nephites” who supposedly had the “priesthood authority” directly from Christ when he popped in. I discussed this in an earlier post.
Listen to some 5th Century Irish peasants named “Donnall and Connall” bring the problem of an Immortal John out to a couple of young Mormo missionaries: