In Abraham’s day there was confusion as to who actually held the right to priesthood. The Pharaohs claimed they had it from Ham, and Abraham’s fathers – who did actually have the right – didn’t believe in their own tradition (Abr. 1:27). Abraham said that the right he claimed – known today as the “Abrahamic Covenant” – was the one that “came down from the fathers, from the beginning of time … or the first man, who is Adam, or first father, through the fathers unto me” (Abr. 1:3) – and he had the book to prove it (see Abr. 1:31 and Moses 6).
What was this right, or Covenant?
Abraham explained that it actually began with Adam. According to Genesis, Moses, Alma, etc., after Adam and Eve left the garden angels were sent to teach them the gospel and give them commandments and covenants. In this post I am going to look at what this had to do with Adam and Eve’s children, and what connection this may have with Abraham and the Abrahamic Covenant.