Original Sin a Plan of Salvation

“The Atonement: All for All”, Ensign, May 2004, 97; “The Fall was not a disaster. It wasn’t a mistake or an accident. It was a deliberate part of the plan of salvation. We are God’s spirit ‘offspring,’ sent to earth ‘innocent’ of Adam’s transgression. Yet our Father’s plan subjects us to temptation and misery in this fallen world as the price to comprehend authentic joy. Without tasting the bitter, we actually cannot understand the sweet. We require mortality’s discipline and refinement as the ‘next step in [our] development’ toward becoming like our Father. But growth means growing pains. It also means learning from our mistakes in a continual process made possible by the Savior’s grace, which He extends both during and ‘after all we can do’ (2 Nephi 25:23).” – Bruce C. Hafen

Genesis 3:15, 23-24; “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. 23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” 

A deliberate part of the plan of salvation eh? Yeah, tell that to God when you see Him face to face. We’re not innocent of Adam’s transgression either. We’re born with the traits of our father’s which is a carnal nature. 

The phrase “without tasting the bitter we can’t understand the sweet” is actually a doctrine straight from the tenets of witchcraft. It is the theory of yin-yang and not condoned by God, but actually condemned by Him. Scripture tells us to be righteous (Phil. 4:8-9). Where do we ever read that anything less is of God?

And finally foregoing all the other false teachings in this menagerie of lies, look at the last lie. The Savior’s grace is extended to us after all we can do. This is a message to each individual Mormon to work and if perchance it is okay with Jesus and if you’ve done enough and if Joseph Smith says okay, you’ll be allowed into heaven. 

Good luck with that.