Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Two Trees

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Like all broad highways of life which beckon to that prison, there are allurements that we are ofttimes encouraged to follow. As Father Lehi explained to his son Jacob:      
. . . it must needs be that there was an opposition; even the forbidden fruit in opposition to the tree of life; the one being sweet and the other bitter. (2 Nephi 2:15.)      
In other words, he set the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in opposition to the tree of life. The fruit of the one which was "bitter" was the tree of life, and the forbidden fruit was the one which was "sweet to the taste."  (emphasis added)    
            (Harold B. Lee, Stand Ye in Holy Places, p.364)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I especially appreciated the comments under this by President Lee sayng that one tree was sweet and the other bitter. This was new information to me. I also like the separating of the role of Christ and the role of Man. This is a great resource to show other members. Thanks Kathy