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             THE FALL OF ADAM

1.  The Story:  What Happened?

      See Genesis 3 and Moses 4.

2.  What the Bible Doesn't Tell Us.

      a. Does it make sense that God wants us to progress and gain knowledge, but            does not want Adam and Eve to partake of the tree of knowledge of good and       evil?

      b. If the Fall was necessary, why did God forbid Adam and Eve to partake of the        fruit?  (Can God entice man to sin or to do evil?)  If God had recommended       that they partake of the fruit, then who would have been responsible for sin         and evil in the world?

      c. Genesis 1:28 (Moses 2:28) Genesis 2:17-18 (Moses 3:17-18)

         Why give Adam and Eve these seemingly opposing commandments?

3. God's Role, Motives, and Purposes.

      a. Moses 1:39

      b. Abraham 3:25-27; D&C 19:16-19

      c. 2 Nephi 2:11-16

      d. 2 Nephi 2:16-17; D&C 29:39-40  Why does God allow Satan to tempt us?

      e. 2 Nephi 2:25-27; Moses 5:10-11 What is one purpose of our existence?

      f. 2 Nephi 2:27  Criterion necessary in order for agency to exist:

            -A knowledge of the law established by God.

            -A knowledge of the alternatives created by the law.

            -A knowledge of which alternative God wants you to take.

            -A knowledge that you are responsible for whatever choice you make.

4. Satan's Role and Motives.

      a. 2 Nephi 2:17

      b. 2 Nephi 2:18,27

      c. 2 Nephi 2:29

      d. D&C 93:25

      e. Moses 4:3

      f. Moses 4:6

      g. Moses 4:7-11

5. Eve's Role.

      a. Moses 4:12,19

      b. Now becomes impossible for Adam to keep both commandments.

      c. Eve did not consult with her husband before she partook of the fruit.

6. Adam's Role.

      a. 1 Timothy 2:14

      b. Moses 4:15-18

      c. He did not consult with the Lord before partaking of the fruit.

9. Transgression versus Sin?

      a. It was not a sin, for they had no knowledge of good and evil.  It was a             transgression in both their words (Moses 5:10-11) and in the Lord's words (D&C         29:40).  Knowledge is a prerequisite to sin (James 4:17).

      b. It was anticipated and in accordance with heavenly Father's plan.

         1 Peter 1:18-20; 2 Nephi 2:24; Alma 42:6,8,26.

                                       

                                       

     CONDITIONS BEFORE THE FALL                   CONDITIONS AFTER THE FALL

                                                                                     


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4. Earth was in a terrestrial state.  │

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ETERNAL LIFE:                         

      To be WITH God

      To be LIKE God

1. Genesis 3:24; Moses 4:31

2. Moses 6:48; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22

3. Genesis 3:19; Moses 4:25; 5:1

4. Alma 42:6-7; Moses 5:4; 6:49

5. Moses 4:22; 5:2-3,11

6. Genesis 3:16; Moses 6:48

7. Alma 41:11; Ether 3:2; D&C 20:20

8. Moses 5:10-11; 2 Nephi 2:11

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