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THE BOOK OF ALMA
THE SON OF ALMA
CHAPTER 42
  5 For behold, if Adam had put forth his hand immediately, and apartaken of the btree of life, he would have lived forever, according to the word of God, having no space for repentance; yea, and also the word of God would have been void, and the great plan of salvation would have been frustrated.

Footnotes
5a
Alma 12: 23.
  23 And now behold, I say unto you that if it had been possible for Adam to have apartaken of the fruit of the tree of life at that time, there would have been no death, and the word would have been void, making God a liar, for he said: bIf thou eat thou shalt surely die.
Moses 4: 28.
  28 And I, the Lord God, asaid unto mine Only Begotten: Behold, the bman is become as one of us to cknow good and evil; and now lest he put forth his hand and dpartake also of the etree of life, and eat and live forever,
b
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.
Gen. 3: 24 (22-24)
  24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden aCherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the btree of life.
1 Ne. 8: 10 (10-12)
  10 And it came to pass that I beheld a atree, whose bfruit was desirable to make one chappy.
Moses 3: 9.
  9 And out of the ground made I, the Lord God, to grow every tree, anaturally, that is pleasant to the sight of man; and man could behold it. And it became also a bliving soul. For it was spiritual in the day that I created it; for it remaineth in the sphere in which I, God, created it, yea, even all things which I prepared for the use of man; and man saw that it was good for food. And I, the Lord God, planted the ctree of life also in the midst of the garden, and also the tree of knowledge of good and evil.