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Progress and Perfection Reconciled

October 1, 2014 | no comments
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Progress and Perfection Reconciled

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Why Did God Give Contradictory Commandments?

February 20, 2008 | 22 comments
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The temple treats the Garden story as a universal story. Whatever the reason for that, you can make a good case that in some sense each of us has been in the Garden and fallen. In fact, as we’ve discussed here before, making the Garden story a universal story can make sense of the contradictory commandments God gave Adam and Eve. Read more »

The Contradictory Commandments of Adam and Eve

December 2, 2003 | 8 comments
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In Institute we wondered why God would give contradictory commandments: Adam and Eve were told to multiply and replenish the earth, and they were told not to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. These commandments, the scriptures plainly state, contradict each other. See 2 Nephi 2:22-23. Read more »