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Gramps,

Were Adam and Eve married in the Garden of Eden?

Matua

 

Answer

 

Matua,

This is a great question and according to our doctrine we are able to provide this information about Adam and Eve’s marriage, “Adam and Eve were married, and since they were married by God when they were immortal beings, their marriage was eternal in nature.”

As a second witness we can read the following regarding Adam and Eve’s marriage, “In 1835 when the Prophet Joseph Smith began performing marriages, he declared that ‘marriage was an institution of heaven, instituted in the garden of Eden.’ (History of the Church, 2:320; emphasis added.) Elder Joseph Fielding Smith also explained, “The transgression of Adam did not involve sex sin as some falsely believe and teach. Adam and Eve were married by the Lord while they were yet immortal beings in the Garden of Eden and before death entered the world.” (Doctrines and Salvation, 3 vols., Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1954, 1:114-15.)

Yes, Adam and Eve were married in the Garden of Eden while they were in a state of immortality.

Gramps

 

 

 

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