Adam-Ondi-Ahman

Adam-Ondi-Ahman. Supposedly taken from the “pure Adamic language” meaning “the place or land of God where Adam dwelt.” Mormonism teaches Adam-Ondi-Ahman was located in Daviess County, Missouri (Mormon Doctrine, p. 20), showing that Adam lived on the North American continent. According to the introduction of Doctrine and Covenants 116 as well as verse 1, “Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, near Wight’s Ferry, at a place called Spring Hill, Daviess County, Missouri, May 19, 1838, wherein Spring Hill is named by the Lord: ADAM-ONDI-AHMAN, because, said he, it is the place where Adam shall come to visit his people, or the Ancient of Days shall sit, as spoken of by Daniel the prophet. ” Tenth President Joseph Fielding Smith explained its eschatalogical impact: “COMING OF CHRIST AT ADAM-ONDI-AHMAN. Daniel speaks of the coming of Christ, and that day is near at hand. There will be a great gathering in the Valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman; there will be a great council held. The Ancient of Days, who is Adam, will sit. The judgment—not the final judgment—will be held, where the righteous who have held keys will make their reports and deliver up their keys and ministry” (Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation 3:13. Italics in original).“

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