Some in Christianity believe that Adam and Eve ruined it for us all when they ate the forbidden fruit, or that their sin has been passed on to all of us. Listen as Karen explains the truth about the Fall of Adam and Eve and what it means for the rest of us.
Faith Quote: Adam, our father, and Eve, our mother, must fall. They must become mortal. They must fall that man may be… Fall? Yes, plunge down from thy immortal state of peace, perfection, and glory to a lower existence; leave the presence of thy God in the garden and enter the lone and dreary world; step forth from the garden to the wilderness; leave the flowers and fruits that grow spontaneously and begin the battle with thorns, thistles, briars, and noxious weeds; know pain and sorrow; …-but with it, bear children; provide bodies for all those who served with thee when thou led the hosts of heaven in casting out Lucifer, our common enemy. Yes, fall; fall for thine own good; fall for the good of all mankind; fall that man may be; bring death into the world; do that which will cause an atonement to be made, with all the infinite and eternal blessings which flow therefrom.
(B. McConkie, “Eve and the Fall,” Woman, D. Book, 1979, p. 58).
Scripture: Adam blessed God and was filled, and began to prophesy concerning all the families of the earth, saying: Blessed be the name of God, for because of my transgression my eyes are opened, and in this life I shall have joy, and again in the flesh I shall see God. And Eve, his wife, heard all these things and was glad, saying: Were it not for our transgression we never should have had seed, and never should have known good and evil, and the joy of our redemption, and the eternal life which God giveth unto all the obedient. (Moses 5:10-11).
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