Old Testament
Lesson 4
“Because of My Transgression My Eyes Are Opened”


Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us understand that the Fall was a necessary part of Heavenly Father’s plan for us.

Scripture references for study:  Moses 4; Moses 5:1–15; Moses 6:48–62
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Lesson 4 Handout (PDF format)


The Fall Of Adam & Eve

  1. After being placed in the garden, Adam and Eve were given two important commandments:
  2. The Account of the Fall:
  3. WHAT WERE THE EFFECTS OF THE FALL ON ADAM AND EVE AND FOR ALL MANKIND?
  4. HOW CAN A CORRECT UNDERSTANDING OF THE FALL HELP US DURING MORTALITY?

The Atonement Of Jesus Christ Saves Us From Physical & Spiritual Death

  1. The prophets often teach about the atonement of Jesus Christ when they teach about the fall. The fall and the atonement are inseparably linked in the eternal plan.
  2. "The Son of God hath atoned for original guilt, wherein the sins of the parents cannot be answered upon the heads of the children" (Moses 6:54).
  3. The fall came by "reason of transgression" (v59). It is the fall which brings death. This death refers not only to physical death, but also to spiritual death.
  4. WHAT ARE YOUR FEELINGS ABOUT THE FALL AND THE ATONEMENT?

Adam and Eve Begin Life As Mortals

  1. READ MOSES 5:1-3. Adam and Eve begin the struggles of Mortality.
  2. READ MOSES 5:4-9.


Gospel Doctrine Notebook

  1. Though we are subject to the challenges and temptations of mortality, as Elder Sill indicates, we have the opportunity to clean out our DFT files through repentance and faith in the Lord's atoning sacrifice.
  2. Record your thoughts on the fall of Adam and Eve and the profound effects of the atonement of Jesus Christ. What does it mean in your life?


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