We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Did They Really Say That?

The fall of Adam and Eve was no tragedy.  It was a blessing in disguise, for without it non of us would have been born, since Adam and Eve, in their original state, were not able to have children, as the Book of Mormon explains.
Mark E. Petersen, Adam: Who Is He? p.4
So the Fall was not a tragedy?  Scripture says it was a great tragedy, for by the sin of Adam sin came into the world and the world itself became corrupted.  And if Adam and Eve were not able to have children before the Fall, why were they commanded to “be fruitful and multiplay” at their creation?
This is but another blatant example of how the teachings of Mormonism are not in line with the Bible.


Drew said...

And there's also the part about increasing the pain of childbirth.

I think it was actually Augustine who may have invented this idea.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


Well, not that this has anything to do with the topic,
but I've never heard that came from Augustine. The KJV says to Eve,"I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children." Other translations say "in pain you shall bring forth children." still others have "pain" in both places where KJV has "sorrow." NET, e.g., says "I will greatly increase your labor pains; with pain you will give birth to children."

There has been much scholarly debate over just what that means. Answers in Genesis has a pretty good explanation: