B.H. Roberts addresses the sources of doctrine; the scriptures are "the only sources of absolute appeal" for doctrine.

Jul 23, 1921
Speech / Court Transcript
B. H. Roberts
Scribed Verbatim

B. H. Roberts, "Answer Given to "The Reasons why 'Christians' Can Not Fellowship with Latter-day Saints"," July 10, 1921, Deseret News July 23, 1921, in Journal History 1921 July, CR 100 137, Church History Library

F. W. Otterstrom
B. H. Roberts, Adam
Latter-day Saints

I feel that the Church has confined the sources of doctrine by which it is willing to be bound before the world to the things that God has revealed, and which the Church has officially accepted, and those alone. These would include the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, the Pearl of Great Price; these have been repeatedly accepted and endorsed by the Church in general conference assembled, and are the only sources of absolute appeal for our doctrine.

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As to Adam's Place.

"Sixth—The 'Mormon' Church teaches that Adam is God, the Supreme God, teh Creator of this world, our God, and the only God with whom he will have to do; and that Jesus is his son by natural generation."

As a matter of fact, the "Mormon" Church does not teach that doctrine. A few men in the "Mormon" Church have held such views; and several of them quite prominent in the councils of the Church, but the Church has made announcement of no such doctrine, nor has the Church propounded it to the world or accepted it in any articles of its faith. Here I invoke the principles laid down in the early part of my remarks; viz. that the Church may only rightly be charged with those doctrines which may be adduced from the official documents she herself sets forth as the sources of her doctrine, the very revelations of God that she has officially accepted; and from these sources the above charge may not be proven. Brigham Young and others may have taught that doctrine, but it has never been accepted by the Church as her doctrine, and she is not in any way responsible for it.

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