Edward Bunker writes to Joseph F. Smith to ask for clarification as to doctrinal status of Adam-God.

Feb 9, 1902
Edward Bunker

Edward Bunker, letter to Joseph F. Smith, February 9, 1902, CR 1 191, Church History Library

Edward Bunker
Edward Bunker, Louis A. Kelsch, Joseph F. Smith, Adam
Joseph F. Smith

Bunkerville Feb 9th 1902

President Joseph F Smith

Dear Bro

one of our recently returned missionary from the North Western States is advicating the Doctorn that Adam is the very eternal Father in the Godhead and the Father of Jesus Christ and that Pres Kelch so taught the Elders in that mission I say the Doctorn is Faulse and while every Person enjoying the spirit of the Lord may know of a Doctorin whether it is true or faulce; but that they have no right (Except the President of the Church) to advance any Doctorn not clearly set forth and defined in the written Law, and in doing so they stand on dangerious ground, and until we are able to live up to the reveled Law in the spirit thereoff. can we hope to enjoy suficient of the spirit of the Lord to understand fully the plan of life and salvation. as a Bp my position cared if not where in am I in error.

your answer through the medium of the Juvenile instructor or other wise will be greatly apreasiated by your Brother in the Gospel

Edw Bunker Jr

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