Chapter 6: Adam and Eve

"Chapter 6: Adam and Eve," Part Two: Leaving the Presence of God, ()


Who were Adam and Eve? What did they do to help us?

Adam and Eve Were the First People to Come to This Earth

Our Father in Heaven named the first people on earth Adam and Eve. They were two of His most valiant children. They made it possible for all of us to come to earth.

In heaven, Adam was called Michael. He was one of our leaders. He led us in the war against Satan. Michael was a good man. He did what our Father in Heaven wanted him to do. He became the first man to be on this earth.

Eve was a very good daughter of our Father in Heaven. Our Father in Heaven sent Eve to the earth with Adam to be his wife and to help him. Our Father in Heaven knew it was not good for Adam to be alone. Adam, by himself, could not make it possible for us to come to earth. Eve’s part in the plan was as important as Adam’s.

Discussion

  • Before coming to earth, what was Adam called and what did he do?

  • Why did our Father in Heaven send Eve to be with Adam?

The Garden of Eden Was the First Home of Adam and Eve

Our Father in Heaven created a beautiful place on the earth for Adam and Eve to live in. It was called the Garden of Eden. When Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden, they each had a body of flesh and bones that could not die. They did not have children. They did not have to plant and harvest or work for the things they needed. They did not remember their life in heaven. They did not know what was good and what was evil.

In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were able to walk and talk with our Father in Heaven. He told them the things that they should do. He told them to take care of the garden and keep it beautiful. He told them to have children. He also told them they could eat freely the fruit of every tree in the garden, except one. Our Father in Heaven told them not to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. He warned them that if they ate the fruit of that tree they would die.

Discussion

  • How was life for Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden different from life today?

  • What did our Father in Heaven tell Adam and Eve to do?

Adam and Eve Became Separated from Our Father in Heaven

Satan thought he could destroy the plan of our Father in Heaven. He came to the Garden of Eden and tried to persuade Eve to eat some of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. He told her that if she ate the fruit she would not die. He said she would know the difference between good and evil, as our Father in Heaven does. Eve believed Satan, and she ate the fruit. When Eve told Adam she had eaten some of the fruit, he knew she would have to leave the garden. He ate some of the fruit too so they could stay together.

The lives of Adam and Eve changed after they ate the fruit our Father in Heaven had told them not to eat. Our Father in Heaven sent them out of the Garden of Eden. They could not walk and talk with Him anymore. From then on mankind was separated from the presence of our Father in Heaven. Not being able to be with our Father in Heaven is called spiritual death.* Adam and Eve had to live in the world outside the beautiful garden. They had to work to obtain the things they needed.

Their bodies changed. Now they could have children. They could become sick and feel pain and sorrow, and someday they would die. The changes that came upon Adam and Eve are called the Fall of Adam.

These changes affect all of the descendants of Adam and Eve. Like them, we too have the power to have children; and sickness, pain, sorrow, and death also come to us.

Discussion

  • What did Satan do to try to destroy our Father in Heaven’s plan?

  • How did Adam and Eve’s lives change after they ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil?

  • What is spiritual death?

  • What is the Fall of Adam?

The Fall of Adam Was a Necessary Part of Our Father in Heaven’s Plan

Our Father in Heaven planned for His children to come to earth to receive bodies of flesh and bones. After He sent Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden, they began to have children. Later their children married and had children. In this way our Father in Heaven’s spirit children who lived with Him began to come to earth as He had planned. Because of what Adam and Eve did, each of us could come to earth and receive a body of flesh and bones.

Our Father in Heaven also planned for His children to work to obtain the things they wanted and needed. Ever since Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden, our Father in Heaven’s children on earth have had to work to obtain the things they want and need.

After Adam and Eve ate the fruit that our Father in Heaven had told them not to eat, they learned the difference between good and evil. Now, each of us on the earth can learn the difference between good and evil and choose for himself to do good things or bad things.

When our Father in Heaven sent Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden, they tried to learn the things He wanted them to do. They obeyed Him and taught their children to obey Him. Each of us should also learn the things our Father in Heaven wants us to do, and we should obey Him and teach our children to obey Him.

Discussion

  • Did Satan destroy our Father in Heaven’s plan?

  • Why should we be grateful for the things that Adam and Eve did?

References

Adam and Eve Were the First People to Come to This Earth

The Garden of Eden Was the First Home of Adam and Eve

  • Genesis 2:15 (Our Father in Heaven told Adam and Eve to take care of the Garden of Eden.)

  • Genesis 2:16–17 (Our Father in Heaven told Adam and Eve not to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.)

Adam and Eve Became Separated from Our Father in Heaven

The Fall of Adam Was a Necessary Part of Our Father in Heaven’s Plan