The Creation - Living Creatures
And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. (Genesis 3:20)
God blessed them and told them to have children (Genesis 1:28).
Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden, where they could talk with and see Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ (Genesis 2:8).
There were many trees in the Garden of Eden. God told Adam and Eve they could eat fruit from all the trees except one: the tree of knowledge of good and evil. "Nevertheless," the Lord said, "thou mayest choose for thyself ... ; but, remember that I forbid it, for in the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die" (Moses 3:17; Genesis 2:9; Genesis 2:16-17; Moses 3:9, Moses 3:16).
Satan came to the garden and tempted Eve to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Eve told Satan that the Lord had commanded her and Adam not to eat it or they would be cast out of the garden to die. (Genesis 3:1-3; Moses 4:8-9).
Even though they had to leave the beautiful garden, Adam and Eve believed that God loved them, and they had faith that He would send Jesus Christ to be their Savior.
Adam and Eve were the first man and woman to live on the earth. God placed them in the Garden of Eden and told them not to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. He told them, however, that they could choose for themselves but to remember that eating the fruit was forbidden and that they would die if they ate it. Later Satan came to the garden and tempted Eve to eat the fruit. She chose to do so and then gave some of the fruit to Adam, who also ate. As a result, God sent Adam and Eve out of the garden. They were now mortal and would one day die, but they had faith that God would send Jesus Christ to be their Savior.
Artist, Lowell Bruce Bennett
Building the Ark
Noah and the Ark with Animals (Genesis 6:12-21; Genesis 7:2-11; Genesis 8)
There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah. (Genesis 7:9)
Because of the wickedness of the people during Noah's time, God caused a flood to cover the entire earth with water. Noah and his family were righteous, so God spared their lives. He commanded Noah to build an ark so they would not drown. He also commanded Noah to save the animals so that they would not be destroyed. (Genesis 6:12-19).
Noah built an ark big enough to take at least two of every animal on board. He was commanded, "Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female ... and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth" (Genesis 7:2-3, Genesis 7:8).
When the earth had recovered from the Flood, Noah brought the animals out of the ark so they could "be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth" (Genesis 8:17).
Because of the righteousness of Noah and his family, the Lord told Noah to build an ark so that his family would be safe during the flooding of the earth. The Lord also commanded Noah to gather each type of animal, male and female, so that they would not be destroyed. All kinds of animals, birds, and creeping things went into the ark. The rains and floods lasted many days. When the water had gone down and the land was dry again, Noah brought the animals out of the ark to multiply upon the earth.
Artist, Clark Kelley Price
An Angel Saves Abraham (Abraham 1)
Behold, I lifted up my voice unto the Lord my God, and the Lord hearkened and heard, ... and the angel of his presence stood by me, and immediately unloosed my bands. (Abraham 1:15)
Abraham was a righteous man who lived in the city of Ur in the land of Chaldea. He desired great knowledge and wanted to find more happiness and peace in his life. He also wanted the blessings that could come with the priesthood of God. Because of his faithfulness, Abraham received the priesthood and was ordained a high priest. (Abraham 1:1-4).
Abraham's father and some of his relatives had turned away from the Lord. They worshiped idols and offered human sacrifices. Abraham tried to get them to repent and return to the Lord, but they would not listen to him. They even wanted to have Abraham killed. (Abraham 1:5-7).
The priest of Elkenah (Elkenah was one of the false gods Abraham's family worshiped) was also the priest of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. It was the custom for this priest to offer sacrifices of men, women, and children on an altar. (Abraham 1:7-11).
This altar was in the form of a bed and stood before the idols of their gods (Abraham 1:13-14).
One day the wicked priest of Elkenah tied Abraham to this altar to kill him as a sacrifice. Abraham prayed, and the Lord answered his prayer. An angel appeared and untied Abraham from the altar. (Abraham 1:15).
The Lord said, "Abraham, Abraham, behold, my name is Jehovah, and I have heard thee, and have come down to deliver thee, and to take thee away from thy father's house, and from all thy kinsfolk, into a strange land which thou knowest not of" (Abraham 1:16).
The Lord told Abraham to leave Ur because his family had turned away from the Lord and had started worshiping false gods (Abraham 1:16-17).
The Lord said, "I have come down ... to destroy [the priest] who hath lifted up his hand against thee, Abraham, my son, to take away thy life" (Abraham 1:17).
Then the Lord told Abraham, "Behold, I will lead thee by my hand, and I will take thee, to put upon thee my name, even the Priesthood of thy father, and my power shall be over thee. ... Through thy ministry my name shall be known in the earth forever, for I am thy God" (Abraham 1:18-19).
The Lord destroyed the altar and idols of the false gods and killed the priest of Elkenah (Abraham 1:20).
"There was great mourning [among the wicked people of Ur] and also in the court of Pharaoh" (Abraham 1:20).
The Lord sent a famine and the people suffered. Abraham's father was humbled, and he repented of his wicked desire to have Abraham killed. (Abraham 1:29-30).
The Lord gave sacred records to Abraham to keep and write on. These records told of the Creation and of the planets and stars. It also gave a history, or lineage, of the priesthood as it had been handed down. (Abraham 1:31).
Abraham was a righteous man who lived in a city called Ur. His father and other relatives had turned away from the Lord to worship idols. Abraham wanted his family to repent, but they would not listen. They had a wicked priest tie Abraham to an altar as a sacrifice to one of their false gods. Abraham prayed to Heavenly Father, and the Lord sent an angel to untie him. The Lord told Abraham to leave Ur and promised to lead him and bless him. The Lord destroyed the altar, the idols, and the wicked priest, and then sent a famine upon the land. Abraham's father repented for having desired Abraham's death. Abraham was given sacred records to keep that told about creation and about the priesthood.
Artist, Del Parson
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