Under the direction of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ created the heavens and the earth (see
The scriptures also teach that Adam was “the first man of all men” (Moses 1:34). God created Adam and Eve in His own image and in the image of His Only Begotten (see Moses 2:26-27).
The Creation is an integral part of Heavenly Father's plan of salvation. It gives each of us the opportunity to come to the earth, where we receive a physical body and exercise our agency. In the premortal Council of the Gods, the following declaration was made: “We will go down, for there is space there, and we will take of these materials, and we will make an earth whereon these may dwell; and we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them” (Abraham 3:24-25).
See also God the Father; Jesus Christ; Plan of Salvation
—See True to the Faith (2004), 44-45
Additional Study Materials
"Sons and Daughters of the Eternal Father"Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith, Chapter 37
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