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Adam & Eve (2) - Out of the Garden

Updated on November 24, 2018
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Sometimes writers distance themselves from religious subjects. Religion is still taboo to speak about. Read about it instead.

The Garden of Eden was prepared for perfect beings. Adam and Eve were of divine origin, holy and without blemish. Also, these two were innocent as little children in their physical state. Having experienced no memories of their home in heaven, the only thing that they would have access to is their personalities, which their experience in mortality would hone and sharpen for their understanding and return to celestial glory. Platitudes are things that people use to pacify people if possible without giving information. Adam and Eve were truly divine in origin of spirit as all of humanity is, but they also were divine in body. No other human being could claim 100% of their physical parentage was diving save Adam and Eve.

As such, when those two had to vacate Eden's Garden when they. like Lucifer, fell from the grace of God to be cast out into the lone dreary world to survive, communicating with God through prayer Adam and Eve had hope in a plan of salvation that God prepared before the world was organized. Following is perspective on the First Couple, the true first King and Queen's exodus from heaven on Earth.

...the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil had the chemical effect to change the natures of the bodies of the First Couple in a way to sew seeds of death...

Banishment

Sorrow came to Adam and Eve after banishment from the Garden of Eden because they died spiritually almost immediately leaving the presence of God; however, they had obtained a promise from God Himself that salvation would be brought to them.

Partaking of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil had the chemical effect to change the natures of the bodies of the First Couple in a way to sew seeds of death and understanding not known to them before. In the article, 'Adam & Eve - the Fruit They Ate,' the author writes:

The tree's fruit had the power to alter the chemical makeup of Adam and Eve's physical bodies. It would change their neurological constitution and cause the poisonous blood to flow through their veins that causes decay and degeneration.1

"Now we see," explained Alma explained to a lawyer in defense of his faith, "that Adam did fall by the partaking of the forbidden fruit, according to the word of God" Alma 12:22. It was not the fruit per se that caused the mortal descent as it was the fulfilling of a divine decree that death would occur if they ate the fruit. Properties in the fruit toxic, as indicated by the quote above from the author, could have changed the natures immortal beings. Dishonoring themselves by breaking a decree from God alone is enough to cause the elements not to honor mankind.

"Thus we see, that by his fall, all mankind became a lost and fallen people," Alma 12:22, Alma continued explaining how all of humanity inherited the second death by default. Being born is banishment from God, the second death. The elements obeyed the decrees of God. Once Adam and Eve fulfilled the oath that God made to them concerning death, the elements that composed the physical bodies of the First Couple eventually ceased to function.

The First Couple being removed from the garden was as much a blessing to them as it seemed a curse. Memory of the Garden would keep Adan and Eve in constant memorial of what they gave up so that they could have a family and people a planet.

— Rodric Anthony Johnson

Eden's Garden would not know death.

Why did they need banishment?

Another tree in the Garden acted in the opposite manner of the forbidden tree. This tree made it so that physical life could exist immortally. Eternal beings as they were before they left, eating of that tree's fruit would not affect their lives, eternal lives. A fallen mortal eating of the fruit would consign them to eternity in that position called the second Death, separation from God the Father.

Alma, speaking to his son Coriantumr explains, "if Adam had put forth his hand immediately, and partaken of the tree of life, he would have lived forever, according to the word of God, having no space for repentance; yea, and also the word of God would have been void, and the great plan of salvation would have been frustrated" Alma 42:3.

The First Couple being removed from the garden was as much a blessing to them as it seemed a curse. Memory of the Garden would keep Adan and Eve in constant memorial of what they gave up so that they could have a family and people a planet. Heaven was not a memory they could access at the time, but Eden's Garden was not removed. Knowing how good life can be was a drive to push them to return to some semblance of it.

There needed to be time for the two to repent and prepare to meet God again.

Source

Banishment meant freedom to make mistakes becoming the beneficiaries of the Atonement of Jesus, which was in their future.

Perspective

Banishment did not mean forever gone. Lovingly, God created the opportunity for Adam and Eve to leave the Garden and enter the land of Eden where they could live out their days working to subdue the Earth and its environs while slowly growing to understand what loss is so that they could one day grow in maturity towards joint heirship of the Kingdom in Heaven again.

Banishment meant freedom to make mistakes becoming the beneficiaries of the Atonement of Jesus, which was in their future. Because Adam and Eve knew God as their Father, they also comprehended that He could not lie. Therefore, their faith in the coming Messiah caused them to work hard to live up to their potential as children of God. As Almas explained, mortal life became a probationary state covered in Adam & Eve (2) - On Death Row Probation.

Source

Rodric Anthony Johnson Adam & Eve - the Fruit They Ate1

© 2018 Rodric Anthony

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Interesting stuff. I have trouble with strict decisions as to the why's and what's. The only concept of God I truly grasp is Love. "God did this because" leaves me squeamish. But I like your take.

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