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Women of Mormondom The Women of Mormondom, p. 200; “Who shall number the blasphemies of the sectarian churches against our first grand parents? Ten thousand priests of the serpent have thundered anathemas upon the head of “accursed Adam.”

Appalling, oftentimes, their pious rage. And Eve the holiest, grandest of Mothers has been made a very by-word to offset the frailties of the most wicked and abandoned. Very different is Mormon theology! The Mormons exalt the grand parents of our race. Not even is the name of Christ more sacred to them than the names of Adam and Eve.” – Eliza Roxcy Snow

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August Witnessing TipAugust 6 – Fig leaf aprons. Genesis 3:21 “Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.”

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November 12 – Genesis 3:17; “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.”

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Mormon Decisions 10Genesis 3:21; “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.”

Today we’re looking at part of the LDS temple ceremony known as theFig Leaf Apron for Garden Temple Ceremony Garden Endowment Ceremony. Our purpose in doing this is to ask Mormons why they’d celebrate the sin of Adam and Eve. We’re only posting the part of this section that pertains to our subject matter, but if you’d like to read it in full you can do so by clicking on this link.

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June 27 – Gen. 1:28; “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

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Mormon Decisions 10Moses 4:6, 5:11; “And Satan put it into the heart of the serpent, (for he had drawn away many after him,) and he sought also to beguile Eve, for he knew not the mind of God, wherefore he sought to destroy the world…5:11 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.”

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stickman thinking 3While organizing my endless list of quotes I came across our entry on Witchcraft which got me to thinking…

Why do Mormons accept and applaud Adam and Eve’s rejection of God while at the same time teach that behaving inappropriately isn’t acceptable?

 

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