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"Again in the Flesh I Shall See God," Addendum to 2 Nephi 9:4-9

As an addendum to my last post, I've found another scripture that parallels Job's and Jacob's (brother of Nephi) statements about the resurrection (see Job 19:26, 2 Nephi 9:4). This one says nearly the same thing as the others, only the context of this declaration is significant. In Moses 5:10, Adam states, "Blessed be the name of God, for because of my transgression my eyes are opened, and in this life I shall have joy, and again in the flesh I shall see God." This is father Adam, the head of the human race, when he had finally come to understand the meaning of his fall from the Garden of Eden.

In verses previous to this, Adam had learned that salvation was made available to him on conditions of repentance and faith on the Son of God. Though he had been separated from the presence of God, this new knowledge of God's plan for the human family allowed him to understand that at some future date he could be restored to physically and spiritually live in the presence of God.

Adam might have as well joined his witness to Paul's at this point when Paul said, "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive," (1 Corinthians 15:22).

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