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2 Nephi 6:10 - 2 Nephi 6:20

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10 For it behooveth the great Creator that he suffereth himself to become subject unto man in the flesh, and die for all men, that all men might become subject unto him.

11 For as death has passed upon all men, to fulfill the merciful plan of the great Creator, there must needs be a power of resurrection,

12 And the resurrection must needs come unto man by reason of the fall;

13 And the fall came by reason of transgression;

14 And because man became fallen, they were cut off from the presence of the Lord;

15 Wherefore, it must needs be an infinite atonement;

16 Save it should be an infinite atonement, this corruption could not put on incorruption.

17 Wherefore, the first judgment which came upon man, must needs have remained to an endless duration.

18 And if so, this flesh must have lain down to rot and to crumble to its mother earth, to rise no more.

19 O the wisdom of God! his mercy and grace!

20 For behold, if the flesh should rise no more, our spirits must become subject to that angel who fell from before the presence of the eternal God, and became the devil, to rise no more.

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