Digital Guide: Are Mormons Christian?
Adam & Eve’s Fall
Comparing the Differences Between Mormonism & Biblical Christianity
The Fall of Man
What does Christianity teach about the Fall of Man?
The Bible teaches that Adam committed the original sin. This sin was the worst and most catastrophic event in the history of the world. As a result, all of creation was cursed.
Just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men
What does Mormonism teach about the Fall of Man?
Mormonism teaches that Adam and Eve’s fall was a necessary part of God’s plan resulting in great blessings for man – physical bodies, the right to choose between good and evil, the ability to have children and the opportunity to gain eternal life. In Mormonism, Adam fell that man might have joy.
Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy
2 Nephi 2:25 (Book of Mormon)
Was the Fall a Good Thing?
Mormonism teaches an upward fall of Adam and Eve that was glorious and courageous. This is a drastic difference from the downward fall described in the Bible.
The fall was the worst and most catastrophic event in the history of the world.
The fall was a good thing. It resulted in great blessings for man.