Moses 6:48-54 Because that Adam fell, we are

There is an interesting contrast between Enoch’s teachings and Lehi’s. Both declare that Adam fell so that mankind could experience mortality. But consider the doctrine that follows:

Lehi: Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have joy. (2 Ne. 2:25)

Enoch: Because that Adam fell, we are… and we are made partakers of misery and woe. (Moses 6:48)

Well, which is it? Do we exist that we “might have joy?” or do we exist in order to partake “of misery and woe.” These ideas seem completely opposite. And, of course, we know that both are completely true. We might have joy if we choose to keep the commandments; but we will all sin and suffer the “misery and woe” of mortality. Lehi said it best:

For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things…
Wherefore, the Lord God gave unto man that he should act for himself…
Wherefore men are free…they are free to choose liberty and eternal life… or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil. (2 Ne. 2:11-27)

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