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Published: Sunday, April 14 2013 5:00 a.m. MDT

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Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

Arm of Orion,

"....It seems to me that not only was Satan correct in saying that eating said fruit will make man like God, God himself admitted as much."
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The perplexing question is, if man's destiny is to become like God, why would God give Adam and Eve the commandment?

A Scientist
Provo, UT

Overall, Christians find common ground in judging and condemning the nonbelievers, such as myself.

In this regard, Mormons excel.

sharrona
layton, UT

RE: Craig Clark,The LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden..(Gen 2:16), “but you must “Not” eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will ‘Certainly DIE." (Gen 2:17).

RE: Arm of Orion, Did Satan lie? Yes,eat and Live forever(v. 22), Sin results in death(Romans 6:23), (James 1:14-15) cuts the sinner off from God’s gift of eternal life. In a terrible perverted way Satan’s prediction (v. 5)came true.

@ EternalPerspective, The discernment of the Holy Ghost/Spirit. Same Greek word(pneuma).
Test,whether or not a spirit is of God.

Jesus,false prophets are known by their fruit – Fruit can be (false doctrine) Mt 7 :15-20, Does their confession match the truth of God's Word? (I John 4:1-3).

If someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus (exalted man) other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel…. 2 Cor 11:4.@ Gal 1:8.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

I commend Robert Millet for encouraging us to look for what we have in common with those we don’t agree with on many things. The world could more of that spirit of seeking common purpose with our fellow man.

EternalPerspective
Eldersburg, MD

Craig Clark

"The perplexing question is, if man's destiny is to become like God, why would God give Adam and Eve the commandment?"

God gave Adam and Eve two commandments. The first was to multiply and replenish the earth, while the second was to not eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Genesis says they were naked but not ashamed until after they ate the fruit.

Adam and Eve were innocent, not yet mortal, and could not have children until after eating the forbidden fruit. This makes sense if you understand what the scriptures say that we lived with God as His spirit children before coming to earth.

Adam and Eve could not progress in their innocent state without knowing good and evil by exercising choice for themselves. The forbidden fruit represented becoming mortal to gain firsthand knowledge through opposition in mortality that was needed to become like God.

Eve partook of the fruit first, thereby she followed the greater commandment to multiply and replenish the earth after realizing they could not in their innocent state. Their "Fall" was a "transgression" to give bodies for God's spirit children on earth.

I M LDS 2
Provo, UT

EternalPerspective,

I think you would be hard pressed to justify what you wrote with canonized scriptures.

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