Category Archives: Fall of Adam and Eve

The Cosmic Myth

The Hymn of the Pearl and the Cosmic Myth The Cosmic Myth is a story that teaches of eternal truths even though it may or may not be totally historically accurate. 1 Thus, the traditional Cosmic Myth is familiar to … Continue reading

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The Probationary Test of Mortality

THE PROBATIONARY TEST OF MORTALITY Elder Bruce R. McConkie Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Address given at the University of Utah Institute of Religion January 10, 1982 I’m very pleased and honored to have this opportunity to meet … Continue reading

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The Fall of Adam and Eve

Understanding the Fall brings a deeper appreciation for the Atonement of Christ One cannot fully appreciate the need for medication until he is aware of a malady. One does not pant after the cooling draught until he has nearly died … Continue reading

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Moses 6:55 Children conceived in sin?

According to Christ’s original doctrine as restored through Joseph Smith, the Fall made both possible and necessary the Savior’s atoning for our sins. Human nature is neither inherently evil nor inherently good. We become evil or good based on interaction … Continue reading

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Moses 6:54 The Son of God has atoned for Original Guilt

Bruce R. McConkie What is original sin? This is the false doctrine that the sin of Adam passes upon all men and that, therefore, all men-infants included-must be baptized to be saved. It is, however, a fundamental principle of true … Continue reading

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Moses 6:53 I have forgiven thee thy transgression in the Garden of Eden

God has forgiven Adam, but many of his children have not. They have blamed Adam for the curses of mortality, for death, and even for their own sins. There is a grand irony in the fact that God has forgiven … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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