Garden of Eden
Doctrines of Salvation 3:74; “GARDEN OF EDEN AND CITY ZION SAME PLACE. In accord with the revelations given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, we teach that the Garden of Eden was on the American continent located where the City Zion, or the New Jerusalem, will be built. When Adam and Eve were driven out of the Garden, they eventually dwelt at a place called Adam-ondi-Ahman, situated in what is now Daviess County, Missouri. Three years before the death of Adam he called the righteous of his posterity at this place and blessed them, and it is at this place where Adam, or Michael, will sit as we read in the 7th chapter of Daniel.”
Gen. 2:8-15; “And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.”
Why do LDS scriptures contradict the Bible and itself? Even the book of Moses 3:10-16 says the Garden of Eden is in the Middle East and mentions nothing of Daviess County, Missouri.
We’re praying someone in the Church today picks up on the discrepancies TODAY and makes the brave decision to gain their freedom in the real Jesus!
I’ve been to Daviess Co. Missouri and while it’s pretty I’d have a hard time equating it to what the Bible says about the Garden of Eden.
Besides all that – God said the Garden of Eden is in the Middle East with one of the rivers being the Gihon which encompasses Ethiopia. We know from maps, historical documents and just plain ol’ common sense where Ethiopia is and we know the Euphrates flows through Iraq, not the Midwest in America!