165 years ago today - Mar 11, 1856

A very serious conversation took place between President B. Young and Orson Pratt upon doctrine. O.P. was directly opposed to the President's views and freely expressed his entire disbelief in them after being told by the President that things were so and so in the name of the Lord. He was firm in the position that the President's word in the name of the Lord was not the word of the Lord to him. The President did not believe that Orson Pratt would ever be Adam, to learn by experience the facts discussed, but every person in the room would be if they lived faithful.

[Of this, Wilford Woodruff noted that "when any man crosses the track of a leader in Israel & tryes to lead the prophet He is no longer led by him but is in danger of falling." Brigham Young's Adam God doctrine would later be repudiated by the church.]

[Journal of Samual W. Richards, p. 113, in Sermons and Writings of the Restoration. 4 Vols. Ogden Kraut, ed. Pioneer Press, 1994.R 113, in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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