(by Dennis B. Horne)
Note: Perhaps I shouldn’t have, but I used some sarcasm to make the point below:
Poor confused Eve: according to BYU evolutionists her mother (or other ancestor) was an animal, evidently some kind of almost human ape or neanderthal, and not her resurrected Heavenly Mother. In Eve’s delusions about her state of existence in the garden of Eden, having partaken of the forbidden fruit and listened to Adam (her husband) prophesy under the power of the Holy Spirit, “heard all these things and was glad”—so she lied and said: “Were it not for our transgression we never should have had seed, and never should have known good and evil, and the joy of our redemption, and the eternal life which God giveth unto all the obedient” (Moses 5:10-11). Having got everything wrong, and not understanding that she was a product of organic evolution, “Eve blessed the name of God, and they made all things known unto their sons and their daughters.” I assume from all of this that the BYU biologists (and also the feminists) are ashamed of Eve for not knowing as much as they do about how she was created and lived; after all, she only heard it from God Himself.
Enoch seems to have been under the same delusions as Eve, despite the power of God being upon him, for he “spake forth the words of God” saying: “Because that Adam fell, we are; and by his fall came death” (Moses 6:47-48). The BYU evolutionists have helped us to understand that either Enoch told falsehoods as he spoke the words of God, or we understand him wrong, and he didn’t really mean what he said by the power of the Holy Spirit, that death came because of the fall.
I am amazed at how the BYU evolutionists are able to use their theoretical science to help us understand that the scriptures don’t really mean what they say and Church leaders and members that study the word of God have it all wrong; that ancestors of Adam and Eve had been living and dying for who knows how long, and that these ancient prophets didn’t know what they were talking about. Lehi seems to be one of the worst offenders, being unfamiliar with how God created man by directing evolutionary processes: “Behold, all things have been done in the wisdom of him who knoweth all things. Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy” And, “they have brought forth children; yea, even the family of all the earth.” And: “behold, if Adam had not transgressed he would not have fallen, but he would have remained in the garden of Eden. And all things which were created must have remained in the same state in which they were after they were created; and they must have remained forever, and had no end. And they would have had no children” And: “Adam fell that men might be” (2 Nephi 2:19-25).
Just think how much better and truer the scriptures would be if Lehi and Enoch and especially Adam and Eve had been able to sit down in a conference room for a few days, with the BYU biology professors, and with Ben Spackman and Steven Harper and Terryl Givens, and learn from these alleged academics how God really created them and who their parents and grandparents and other ancestors really were; then they could have learned that they were telling lies by the power of the Holy Ghost and that God Himself had fooled them. The deception had started with Adam and Eve and had been passed down to all the great prophets and patriarchs, and now the apostles and prophets of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are fooled by the same delusions.
President Joseph Fielding Smith