Gordon Hinckley’s Response When Asked Why Brigham Young Taught That Adam Was God


“Brigham Young said if you went to Heaven and saw God it would be Adam and Eve. I don’t know what he meant by that.” Pointing to a grim-faced portrait of the Lion of the Lord, as Young was called, Hinckley said, “There he is, right there. I’m not going to worry about what he said about those things.” I asked whether Mormon theology was a form of polytheism. “I don’t have the remotest idea what you mean,”
(Gordon B. Hinckley Interview in “Lives of the Saint”, New Yorker, January 2002)

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