30 Days of… Mormon Quotes – Day 16

Adam and Eve could have avoided all [the wickedness of the world] if they stayed in the garden, but in pursuit of eternal progress they chose to leave for two reasons: family and knowledge. They would not have had children and they could not have become like the gods, knowing good from evil. And against all of those other very attractive and very accommodating and very pleasant reasons to stay in the garden, they left to have a family and gain knowledge and pass that knowledge on to their family. – Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, “That Our Children May Know…,” Speeches, Aug. 25, 1981, p. 157



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