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To watch the entire 1 hr and 18 min video, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms6ny86rXU4
It's amazing how speculative stories and speech is interwoven into the biblical account.
My, it does
appear that Adam and Eve had some joy in the Garden of Eden before the fall. And the part about
Eve being formed ... well apparently Adam is put into a deep sleep so that God can remove a literal
rib but former LDS President Kimball says this is figurative.
Another part of the video I found odd is about the garments:
According to the text version, we have this wording:
SECOND LECTURER: You have had a Garment placed upon you, which you were informed represents
garment given to Adam and Eve when he was they were found naked in the garden of Eden, and which is
called the "Garment of the Holy Priesthood." This you were instructed to wear throughout your life. You
were informed that it will be a shield and a protection to you inasmuch as you do not defile it and if you are
true and faithful to your covenants.
NARRATOR: Brethren and sisters the garment which that was placed upon you in the
washing room is to
cover your nakedness and represents the coat of skins spoken of.
Anciently it was made of skins. You have
received the garment, also your New Name. The officiator will represent Elohim at the Altar. A couple will
now come to the altar.
But they are wearing a green garment with symbols of fig leaves! They never wear what looks like coats
of skin. If you listen carefully, the Mormon women are priestesses,
but to their husbands. For the rest of
their lives the Latter-day Saints covenant to wear what God had
rejected in the Garden of Eden.
And apparently Heavenly Father also ate the forbidden fruit on his planet.
I also saw another video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC50mot99Z4.
This video (starting
around 00:16:30), it incorrectly portrays Adam falling asleep outside the garden and Eve being formed
there. Thereafter, both Adam and Eve (after Adam awakes from his sleep) are
introduced into the
garden. It depicts them wearing the green aprons (the garments of the
priesthood) - the same type of
which God rejected.
One cannot help but be surprised Mormon initiates don't leave their church after
seeing what happens
in this ceremony, wearing the rejected garments, and performing the masonic handshakes.