QUOTE: “There were no pre-Adamites. Any assumption to the contrary runs counter to the whole plan and scheme of the Almighty in creating and peopling this earth.” – Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 184. [source]
QUOTE: “Of course, I think those people who hold to the view that man has come up through all these ages from the scum of the sea through billions of years do not believe in Adam. Honestly I do not know how they can, and I am going to show you that they do not. There are some who attempt to do it but they are inconsistent – absolutely inconsistent, because that doctrine is so incompatible, so utterly out of harmony, with the revelations of the Lord that a man just cannot believe in both.” -Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 1, p. 141. [source]
COMMENTARY: And if we don’t have Adam, we don’t have the eating of the forbidden fruit or the fall of Adam, and without the fall of Adam, we have no need of a Savior, and without a Savior, explain to me again why we should give 10% of our income to a church based on these claims. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.