“Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.
And the Messiah cometh in the fulness of time, that he may redeem the children of men from the fall. And because that they are redeemed from the fall they have become free forever, knowing good from evil; to act for themselves and not to be acted upon, save it be by the punishment of the law at the great and last day, according to the commandments which God hath given.” – 2 Nephi 2:25-26
So, I really think that this is probably one of the best scriptures that teaches us the purpose of this life – Adam fell. This was not necessarily a bad thing. Lehi teaches, “that men might be.” We would not have been brought into existence if Adam and Eve had not partaken of the fruit. They needed to make that choice in order to bring all of humankind into existence. We ought to be eternally grateful for the profound choice that both Adam and Eve made.
Of course, the fall of Adam had a severe consequence – he, and his posterity, were cut off from the presence of God. Just as they had realized their physical nakedness before God, they also realized that spiritually, they were exposed.
In order to be made holy – so that we could return to the presence of the Lord, we would need a Mediator or a Redeemer. Lehi teaches that this is the role that Christ played. He is our advocate, he creates the bridge between us and our father. He covers our nakedness. He has redeemed all of us from the fall.
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