Monday, December 16, 2013


Just a quick thought.

So, the bishop of my ward as a teenager posted the following on Facebook today:

""Adam fell that men might be; and men are that they might have joy". I was thinking that that is so profound, how could anyone make that up?"

Let's ignore the obvious argument from ignorance about Joseph Smith making up such a profound statement, and cut to the chase. I heard this verse from the Book of Mormon dozens of times while growing up, but today I saw it in a new light. This verse implies that Adam fell (that is, he sinned against god by eating fruit from a tree which was forbidden--albeit conspicuously placed--by god, and for this all of mankind must endure certain consequences which vary between denominations) so that men might have joy. In other words, it is through sin that men have joy.


I only chuckled a little...

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