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‘But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.’ Genesis 2:17

 The Promised Messiah: The First Coming of Christ, p. 133 “No doctrine is more basic; no doctrine embraces a greater incentive to personal righteousness . . . as does the wondrous concept that man can be as his Maker. It was revealed first to Adam, to whom—after his baptism, after he had received the holy priesthood, after he had walked in paths of righteousness—the Lord said: “Thou art one in me, a son of God, and thus may all become my sons.” (Moses 6:68)” — Bruce R. McConkie, 1978 [emp. added] (more…)

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1 Corinthians 15:22 “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive”.

Ensign, ‘Adam’s Role in Bringing Us Mortality’, January 2006 “Adam came here to bring mortality upon the earth…Adam did only what he had to do. He partook of that fruit for one good reason, and that was to open the door to bring you and me and everyone else into this world… One of these days, if I ever get to where I can speak to Mother Eve, I want to thank her for tempting Adam to partake of the fruit.” — Joseph Fielding Smith [Taken from an October 1967 general conference address.] (more…)

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 “Fall-Atonement-Resurrection-Sacrament,” in Charge to Religious Educators, 1982, p. 124 “What did Adam do? The very thing the Lord wanted him to do; and I hate to hear anybody call it a sin, for it wasn’t a sin. Now this is the way I interpret that: The Lord said to Adam, here is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you want to stay here, then you cannot eat of that fruit. If you want to stay here, then I forbid you to eat it. But you may act for yourself, and you may eat of it if you want to. And if you eat it, you will die.” — President Joseph Fielding Smith (more…)

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Doctrine and Covenants 29:39 “And it must needs be that the devil should tempt the children of men, or they could not be agents unto themselves; for if they never should have bitter they could not know the sweet—” (more…)

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The Seer, p. 85 “And in that day Adam blessed God, and was filled, and began to prophesy, concerning all the families of the earth: blessed be the name of God for my transgression, for in this life I shall have joy, and again in my flesh I shall see God.” — Orson Pratt, 1853 (more…)

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Ensign, ‘Our Moral Agency,’ March 1996 “Knowledge of good and evil. Knowledge is essential for agency to exist. When Adam and Eve partook of the fruit, they made it possible for all to gain knowledge.” — L. Lionel Kendrick of the Seventy (more…)

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