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  15 And to bring about his eternal apurposes in the end of man, after he had bcreated our first parents, and the beasts of the field and the cfowls of the air, and in fine, all things which are created, it must needs be that there was an opposition; even the dforbidden efruit in fopposition to the gtree of life; the one being sweet and the other bitter.

Isa. 45: 18 (17-18)
  18 For thus saith the Lord that acreated the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be binhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.
Matt. 5: 48.
  48 aBe ye therefore bperfect, even as your cFather which is in heaven is dperfect.
Rom. 8: 17 (14-21)
  17 And if children, then heirs; aheirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we bsuffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Eph. 3: 11 (7-12)
  11 According to the eternal apurpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
Alma 42: 26.
  26 And thus God bringeth about his great and eternal apurposes, which were prepared bfrom the foundation of the world. And thus cometh about the salvation and the redemption of men, and also their destruction and misery.
D&C 29: 43 (42-44)
  43 And thus did I, the Lord God, appoint unto man the days of his aprobation—that by his bnatural death he might be craised in dimmortality unto eternal life, even as many as would believe;
Moses 1: 31, 39.
  31 And behold, the glory of the Lord was upon Moses, so that Moses stood in the presence of God, and talked with him aface to face. And the Lord God said unto Moses: For mine own bpurpose have I made these things. Here is cwisdom and it remaineth in me.
Gen. 1: 20.
  20 And God said, Let the awaters bbring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and cfowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
Gen. 2: 17 (16-17)
  17 But 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.
Moses 3: 17.
  17 But of the tree of the aknowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it, nevertheless, thou mayest bchoose for thyself, for it is given unto thee; but, remember that I cforbid it, for in the dday thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely edie.
Gen. 3: 6.
  6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for afood, and that it was bpleasant to the eyes, and a tree cto be desired to make one wise, she took of the dfruit thereof, and did eeat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did feat.
Mosiah 3: 26.
  26 Therefore, they have drunk out of the acup of the wrath of God, which justice could no more deny unto them than it could deny that bAdam should fall because of his partaking of the forbidden cfruit; therefore, dmercy could have claim on them no more forever.
Alma 12: 22 (21-23)
  22 Now Alma said unto him: This is the thing which I was about to explain. Now we see that Adam did afall by the partaking of the forbidden bfruit, according to the word of God; and thus we see, that by his fall, all mankind became a clost and fallen people.
Gen. 2: 9.
  9 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the asight, and good for bfood; the ctree of dlife also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of eknowledge of good and evil.
1 Ne. 15: 36 (22, 28, 36)
  36 Wherefore, the wicked are rejected from the righteous, and also from that atree of life, whose fruit is most precious and most bdesirable above all other fruits; yea, and it is the cgreatest of all the dgifts of God. And thus I spake unto my brethren. Amen.
Alma 12: 26 (21, 23, 26)
  26 And now behold, if it were possible that our first parents could have gone forth and partaken of the atree of life they would have been forever miserable, having no preparatory state; and thus the bplan of redemption would have been frustrated, and the word of God would have been void, taking none effect.
Alma 32: 40.
  40 And thus, if ye will not nourish the word, looking forward with an eye of faith to the fruit thereof, ye can never pluck of the fruit of the atree of life.