January 16 – And man was created. In Genesis 1:26 we find the account of when man came to be. “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…”
As Christians we believe the Scriptures to be the infallible Word of God – theopneustos. It is literally God breathed. If the Bible is from God Himself, how can the Mormons believe what Smith had to say here?
Smith taught that our souls are eternal. In Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 352, he said, “Where did it (man’s soul) come from? All learned men and doctors of divinity say that God created it in the beginning; but it is not so: the very idea lessens man in my estimation.”