There are different versions of the creation. The Moses, Abraham and Genesis accouts are similar in putting Adam alone at the point when the commandment was given to not partake of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The Temple account does not preserve this.
All the accounts are intended as initiation ceremonies. In the Abraham account, for example, there are directions given to the players who perform the ceremony. They are all "endowment" documents.
Each ceremony can be viewed as a separate revelation. The fact that there are differences means nothing. All of them are intended to highlight or emphasize different teachings. It is foolish to ask "which one is right" because they are all right.
The creation (or transplant of man onto this world) is not really the reason for the various ceremonial accounts of the event. They are intended to orient us to how we got here (by a deliberate, planned act of God), why were are here (to find our way back to God) and why conditions here are difficult (to gain knowledge of good and evil). The accounts are really about us. Each of us was born innocent in the beginning, gradually become accountable, feel ourselves outside the presence of God, and must work to return.
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Friday, April 2, 2010
Various Creation Accounts
Posted by Denver Snuffer at 6:34 PM
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I giggle in High Priest Group when older High Priests squabble about the Creation period, if it was 7 literal days, or 7000 years (ea day =1000 yrs ). It's funny to watch the old guys get worked up when we should be focused on Faith, Hope and Charity foremost, instead of the Mysteries, or any other debatable points of doctrine.ReplyDelete