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Old-Testament-Gospel-Doctrine-Teachers-Manual-35570000The Church seems to be performing an all out blitz on the Old Testament lately with articles on OT Prophets, the story of Adam and Eve, OT Sunday school lessons, et al.  It’s interesting to see how many ways they can spin the web of lies they try to pawn off on unsuspecting members.

The purpose of their lesson this week is to “help each class member understand that the Fall was a necessary part of Heavenly Father’s plan for us”.

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2 Corinthians 11:3-4; “But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough.”

Adam and EveLong before I became a Christian I was invited to attend a church service by a friend of mine in Las Vegas.  Both of our husbands were away fighting in the first Gulf War in Iraq (it was November 1990) and we were both expecting babies before the husbands were slated to come back.  At the end of a very long explanation from my friend on why I should attend church with her because I was bringing another life into the world, I relented – with conditions.  I wanted to sit at the back of the congregation so I could get up and leave in a hurry if I didn’t like what they had to say.

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Sin or Transgression?

Mormon Doctrine, pg 804; “See –>SIN, –>TRANSGRESSION OF ADAM. In a general sense and in most instances the terms sin and transgression are synonymous, although the use of the term transgression lays emphasis on the violation of the law or rule involved whereas the term sin points up the wilful nature of the disobedience. There are situations, however, in which it is possible to transgress a law without committing a sin, as in the case of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. (2 Ne. 2:22-23.)”

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