The first man created on earth.
Adam is the father and patriarch of the human race on the earth. His transgression in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 3; D&C 29:40–42; Moses 4) caused him to “fall” and become mortal, a step necessary in order for mankind to progress on this earth (2 Ne. 2:14–29; Alma 12:21–26). Adam and Eve should therefore be honored for their role in making our eternal growth possible. Adam is the Ancient of Days and is also known as Michael (Dan. 7; D&C 27:11; 107:53–54; 116; 138:38). He is the archangel and will come again to the earth as the patriarch of the human family, preparatory to the second coming of Jesus Christ (D&C 29:26).
- God created man in his own image:Gen. 1:26–28; ( Moses 2:26–28; Abr. 4:26–28; )
- God gave man dominion over all things and commanded him to multiply and fill the earth:Gen. 1:28–31; ( Moses 2:28–31; Abr. 4:28–31; )
- God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and forbade them to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil:Gen. 2:7–9, 15–17; ( Moses 3:7–9, 15–17; Abr. 5:7–13; )
- Adam named every living creature:Gen. 2:19–20; ( Moses 3:19–20; Abr. 5:20–21; )
- Adam and Eve were married by God:Gen. 2:18–25; ( Moses 3:18–25; Abr. 5:14–21; )
- Adam and Eve were tempted by Satan, partook of the forbidden fruit, and were cast out of the Garden of Eden:Gen. 3; ( Moses 4; )
- Adam was 930 years old at his death:Gen. 5:5; ( Moses 6:12; )
- Adam was the first man:D&C 84:16;
- Before his death Adam called his righteous posterity together at Adam-ondi-Ahman and blessed them:D&C 107:53–57;
- Adam offered sacrifice:Moses 5:4–8;
- Adam was baptized, received the Holy Ghost, and was ordained to the priesthood:Moses 6:51–68;