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In the Garden of Eden Satan was cursed for “doing that which was done on other worlds.” Would you elaborate please.

Owen, from Canada

Dear Owen,

First, we must understand that Satan was a liar from the beginning (D&C 93:25). If he did do that which was done in other worlds, then in those other worlds it was equally deceptive and sinful to temp the first inhabitants to disobey the commandments of God. Although it was necessary in the great plan of the Father to put before Adam and Eve conflicting commandments so that they would be forced to exercise their agency in choosing to obey one or the other, Lucifer, the arch enemy of God sought to destroy the plan, not knowing the mind of God. For his attempt to destroy the plan by tempting Eve to partake of the forbidden fruit he was cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life (Genesis 3:14).


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