"If you want to know what constitutes the doctrine of the church... 1) Is this doctrine or idea found within the standard works…2) Is it found in what we would call official declarations or proclamations... 3) Is this a doctrine that is taught by the apostles or the first presidency in general conference or other official church gatherings today. 4) Is this found in the general handbooks of the church or in the approved curriculum material of the church. If it doesn't meet one of those four criteria it is not the doctrine of the church. To be sure Brigham Young and a few others taught that [Adam-God] for a period of years. But by the criteria I have just given you it would not qualify as being the doctrine of the church because frankly when President Young passed away that doctrine passed away with him. It has been formally addressed by Spencer W. Kimball in general conference as not being a doctrine that is sound and true. Now the immediate response I'll get from someone is 'wait a minute, Brigham Young was the president of the church at the time.' That's right. And he preached it in general conference. That is correct. My response to that would be, and this is a little tough sometimes, but I have pretty good authority on this one from President Hinckley, and it goes something like this, 'Latter-day Saints do not believe in either apostolic or prophetic infallibility.'[1] Now what does that mean? It means that while we love and sustain and uphold and revere our church leaders, as Joseph Smith once said, 'I never told you I was perfect.'[2] And he said if anyone should expect perfection from me I should expect it from them. So we believe it is perfectly possible for a person who even in a church position of that sort to say something that is in the long run proven not to be so, not to be true."[3] 1. The source of this quote is unknown. At the October 1992 General Conference Hinckley said, "Now, in conclusion, do you believe this body of men would ever lead this Church astray? Remember whose church this is. It carries the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, who stands as its head. His is the power to remove any found remiss in his duty or who is teaching that which is not in harmony with His divine will" (Gordon B. Hinckley, "The Church Is on Course," Ensign, November 1992, p. 53). Thanks to Bill McKeever for providing this quote. 2. Ironically, the quote actually reads: "I never told you I was perfect; but there is no error in the revelations which I have taught." (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 368.) 3. From a dialog between Robert Millet and Greg Johnson held at Mt. Olympus Presbyterian, April 23, 2006.