Places of the Bible

 

 

The Garden of Eden was located in the state of Missouri (U.S.A.)

 

 

 

Mormons teach that the Garden of Eve was located in the state of Missouri. Here is what we read in the Encyclopedia of Mormonism: ‘Latter-day revelation specifies that as a mortal, Adam lived at ADAM-ONDI-AHMAN in what is now Daviess County, Missouri (D & C 107:53-56; 116:1; 117:8). Several early LDS leaders, among them Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball, stated that the Prophet Joseph Smith taught them that the Garden of Eden was located in what is now Jackson County, Missouri’ (vol. 2, page 534).

 

Confutation

 

According to the Holy Scripture, the Garden of Eden was located in the East (in what is called now Iraq). Here is what the Scripture says: “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates. And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it” (Genesis 2:7-15)

 

 

 

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