What Blessings Did the Fall Make Possible?
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    “What Blessings Did the Fall Make Possible?” Liahona, February 2020

    Come, Follow Me: Book of Mormon

    What Blessings Did the Fall Make Possible?

    February 3–9 2 Nephi 1–5

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    Illustration by Augusto Zambonato

    Adam and Eve’s decision to partake of the forbidden fruit was an essential part of Heavenly Father’s plan. Without the Fall, we wouldn’t have access to some of Heavenly Father’s choicest blessings. Consider these:

    1. Our existence on the earth (see 2 Nephi 2:20, 25)

    2. Families (see 2 Nephi 2:19–20, 22–23)

    3. Growth and progress (see 2 Nephi 2:11, 22)

    4. Knowledge of good and evil (see 2 Nephi 2:26)

    5. The ability to feel joy and happiness (see 2 Nephi 2:23–25; 5:27)

    6. Freedom to choose between right and wrong (see 2 Nephi 2:16, 26–27)

    7. Redemption through the Atonement of Jesus Christ (see 2 Nephi 2:5–10, 26)

    8. Resurrection (see 2 Nephi 2:8)

    9. Eternal life (see 2 Nephi 2:27)

    In what ways could you express gratitude to Heavenly Father for these blessings?