40 years ago today - Oct 2, 1976
At general conference President Spencer W. Kimball says: "We warn you against the dissemination of doctrines which are not according to the scriptures and which are alleged to have been taught by some of the General Authorities of past generations. Such, for instance, is the Adam-God theory. We denounce that theory and hope that everyone will be cautioned against this and other kinds of false doctrine." Brigham Young never called his Adam-God teaching "theory" but referred to it as "doctrine which God revealed to me-" The discrepancy between past prophets and current prophets is used by Mormon fundamentalists to gain converts from among LDS membership. This is alluded to by Apostle Bruce R. McConkie who three years later says of Brigham Young's Adam-God doctrine: "The devil keeps this heresy alive as a means of obtaining converts to cultism."