The Pearl Of Great Price

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Man’s place amidst the vast tapestry of time and space is a matter of discussion for

every generation. The Godless reduce our existence to chance. To them we are an inevitability

of time and cosmic ramblings. To those who accept the possibility of the supernatural there’s

more to man than this brief mortality. Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Taoists, Hindus, and

every other form of theists paint vastly different pictures of man’s place and his relationship

with their God. To focus we will ignore the majority of these beliefs to focus one of the most

common of these coalitions; Christianity. Specifically, we will denote those doctrines and

principles found in the Pearl of Great Price which help to differentiate the theology of
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Due to Adam’s sin in the garden

man was cast from Eden and the presence of God. This is known as the original sin. The Pearl of

Great Price states “that the Son of God hath atoned for original guilt” (Moses 6:54). Original

guilt is the idea that we are all born guilty because of Adams transgression. According to this

scripture, man will not be held accountable for the actions of any other person in order to be

physically reconciled with God. To Enoch, God spoke saying, “even so ye must be born again …

and be cleansed by blood, even the blood of mine Only Begotten; that ye might be sanctified

from all sin, and enjoy… eternal life in the world to come” (Moses 6:59). Surely this first

suggests that we must avoid and overcome our own sins to enjoy the benefits of eternal life. As

man participates in the atonement and repents of their sins they are given the Holy Ghost to

“abide in [them]; … the Comforter; … that which quickeneth all things, which maketh alive all

things; that which knoweth all things, and hath all power according to wisdom, mercy, truth,

justice, and judgment” (Moses 6:61). This scripture illustrates that upon man’s repentance

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