What do Latter-day Saints (Mormons) Believe About the Fall (Part III of III)

What do Latter-day Saints (Mormons) Believe About the Fall (Part III of III)

Encyclopedia of Mormonism summarizes Eve’s role in the Fall as follows: Satan was present to tempt Adam and Eve, much as he would try to thwart others in their divine missions: “and he sought also to beguile Eve, for he knew not the mind of god, wherefore he sought to destroy the world” (Moses 4:6). Eve faced the choice between selfish ease and unselfishly facing tribulation and death (Evidences and Reconciliations, by John A. Widtsoe, page 193). As befit her calling, she realized that there was no other way and deliberately chose mortal life so as to further the purpose of god and bring children into the world. (s.v. “Eve”) Elder Dallin H. Oaks taught about the vital contribution of Eve in partaking of the fruit and of the difference between...

What do Latter-day Saints (Mormons) Believe About the Fall (Part II of III)

What do Latter-day Saints (Mormons) Believe About the Fall (Part II of III)

Were Adam and Eve Cursed? The answer to this question is no. Unfortunately, many view the Fall as having brought a curse upon both Adam and Eve. Such a view casts a false negative light on the fairness of the work of god. Such people mistakenly tend to use the scriptures that describe the scene right after the partaking of the forbidden fruit to teach that the Fall was a very negative thing, with resulting curses on Eve and also on Adam. They even engage in debates as to who got the worst curse, Adam or Eve. In so doing, they sadly and badly misinterpret the scriptures. The fact is that neither Adam nor Eve was cursed. The Fall was good for them and good for us. It worked in harmony with the Atonement. Satan was cursed and the earth was cursed “for their...

What do Latter-day Saints (Mormons) Believe About the Fall (Part I of III)

What do Latter-day Saints (Mormons) Believe About the Fall (Part I of III)

The Fall of Adam and Eve The Atonement cannot be properly understood without an understanding of the Fall. The two go hand in hand. The Fall refers to the partaking of the forbidden fruit by Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden and their being cast out of the garden into mortal life (genesis 3). It can be said that they “fell forward.” It was a necessary and planned step in the Father’s plan of salvation for us. It brought with it physical death and also brought spiritual death (being cut off from the direct physical presence of god). The Atone- ment of Jesus Christ overcomes physical death for all, through the universal resurrection of the dead (1 Corinthians 15:22). It also makes it possible for those who will to repent and overcome spiritual death and thus...

The Mormon Church – Ford Motor Company

Following is an interesting article written by Ford Motor Company for its employees. It was presented by the ‘Ford Interfaith’ group as a message about the Mormon Church. The Ford Interfaith group promotes unity by sharing information about all faiths and features these types of articles about various religions and faiths. QUICK FACTS & INTERESTING TIDBITS about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Fleeing continued mob attacks 158 years ago, the first Mormon pioneers desperately started their Westward trek from Illinois in the dead of winter. Of the 70,000 who began this 1300-mile journey, 6,000 were buried along the way, including many children. The following are quick facts and interesting tidbits about this now flourishing...

Gifts of Christmas: Celebrating Christmas as a Latter-day Saint (Mormon)

Gifts of Christmas: Celebrating Christmas as a Latter-day Saint (Mormon)

Sarah Sanders is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called by friends of other faiths as the “Mormon Church”) and student at Brigham Young University studying Communications. Celebrating Christmas as a Latter-day Saint (“Mormon”) Once the snow begins to fall, the decorations begin to come up, and most of all the Christmas songs begin to play, I just can’t help but walk around with a smile on my face. Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. But as I wondered why I love this holiday so much, I realized some of the different reasons Christmas has become so special to me throughout my life and how it has brought me closer to my Savior, Jesus Christ. It has always been that way, ever since I...


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