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2 Nephi 1:93 - 2 Nephi 1:103

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93 And if there is no God, we are not, neither the earth, for there could have been no creation of things, neither to act nor to be acted upon; wherefore, all things must have vanished away.

94 And now, my son, I speak unto you these things, for your profit and learning:

95 For there is a God, and he hath created all things, both the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them is;

96 Both things to act, and things to be acted upon;

97 And to bring about his eternal purposes in the end of man, after he had created our first parents, and the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and in fine, all things which are created, it must needs be that there was an opposition;

98 Even the forbidden fruit in opposition to the tree of life; the one being sweet and the other bitter;

99 Wherefore, the Lord God gave unto man, that he should act for himself.

100 Wherefore, man could not act for himself, save it should be that he was enticed by the one or the other.

101 And I, Lehi, according to the things which I have read, must needs suppose that an angel of God, according to that which is written, had fallen from heaven;

102 Wherefore he became a devil, having sought that which was evil before God.

103 And because he had fallen from heaven, and had become miserable for ever, he sought also the misery of all mankind.

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