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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The plan (2)

My turn, it's my turn
It ends with death it begins with birth
And it's my turn, it's my turn
It's my turn on Earth

Yes my friends it is our turn on earth. In the last blog we talked about 1.Where we came from, (as well as hinted a bit of 2.what our purpose on earth is for.) But I want to talk about for a minute about Adam and Eve, now some of you reading this might know a little bit about Adam and Eve, but for those of you who do not know who they are let me fill you in. 

Adam and Eve were the first two of God's children to come down to earth. They were created in the exact image of God In Genesis 1:26-27 we read 26 ¶And God said, Let aus bmake cman in our dimage, after our elikeness: and let them have fdominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
 27 So God created man in his own aimage, in the image of God created he him; male and bfemale created he them.    That means that you and I are created in God's image as well.

Adam and Eve were placed in the Garden of Eden.Genesis 2:8  8 ¶And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in aEden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. While They (Adam and Eve) were in the garden they were living in God's presence and since they lived in His presence they also lived in a state of innocence, having everything they needed provided for them. (Innocence means not knowing good from evil.)  Adam and Eve were given two commandment while in the Garden of Eden. 1)To have Children 1:28 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be afruitful, and bmultiply, and creplenish the dearth, and subdue it: and have edominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.  2) Not to eat of the fruit 2:16-17
16 And the Lord God acommanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest bfreely eat:
 17But of the atree of the bknowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the cday that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely ddie

As we know Adam and Ever partook of the fruit and were kicked out of the Garden of Eden. Now was that a bad thing? The answer can be found in the Book of Mormon in 2Nephi 2:22-25

 22And now, behold, if Adam had not transgressed he would not have fallen, but he would have remained in the garden of Eden. And all things which were created must have remained in the same state in which they were after they were created; and they must have remained forever, and had no end.

 23And they would have had no achildren; wherefore they would have remained in a state of innocence, having no bjoy, for they knew no misery; doing no good, for they knew no csin.

 24But behold, all things have been done in the wisdom of him who aknoweth all things.

 25aAdam bfell that men might be; and men care, that they might have djoy.

So because Adam and Eve Partook of the Fruit we were now able to come down to earth and recieve our body.       

Now we get to the part that you have been waiting for. What are purpose is for being here on the earth.

In the Book of Mormon the prophet Alma gives us this reason for life. Alma 34:34 32For behold, this alife is the time for men to bprepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of cthis life is the day for men to perform their dlabors. 33And now, as I said unto you before, as ye have had so many awitnesses, therefore, I beseech of you that ye do not bprocrastinate the day of your crepentance until the end; for after this day of life, which is given us to prepare for eternity, behold, if we do not improve our time while in this life, then cometh the dnight of edarkness wherein there can be no labor performed.
 34Ye cannot say, when ye are brought to that awful acrisis, that I will repent, that I will return to my God. Nay, ye cannot say this; for that same spirit which doth bpossess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world.

So as we can see my friend we are told that this life that you and I live right now, is the time for us to repent and to meet God.  Because once we die the same spirit/Personality that we have when we leave this earth will be the same one that we have when we are resurrected. 

I testify that this life is the time for us to truly repent of our sins and to do everything we can to follow the saviors commandments. As we do this I know we will be saved in the last days. I end this blog in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

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