And thus we see that there was a time granted unto man to repent, Yea, a probationary time- A time to repent and serve God.
For behold, if Adam had put forth his hand immediately and partook of the tree of life, He would have lived forever, according to the word of God, having no space for repentance;
Yea, and also the word of God would have been void, And the great plan of salvation would have been frustrated.
But behold, it was appointed unto man to die; Therefore, as they were cut off from the tree of life, Therefore, they should be cut off from the face of the earth and man became lost forever; Yea, they became fallen man.
And now we see by this that our first parents were cut off, both temporally and spiritually, from the presence of the Lord, And thus we see they became subjects to follow after their own will.
Now behold, it was not expedient that man should be reclaimed from this temporal death, For that would destroy the great plan of happiness; 90
Therefore, as the soul could never die, And the fall had brought upon all mankind a spiritual death as well as a temporal- That is, they were cut off from the presence of the Lord- Therefore, it was expedient that mankind should be reclaimed from this spiritual death;
Therefore, as they had become carnal, sensual and devilish by nature, This probationary state became a state for them to prepare- It became a preparatory state.
And now remember, my son, if it were not for the plan of redemption-laying it aside- As soon as they were dead, their souls were miserable, being cut off from the presence of the Lord.
And now, there was no means to reclaim men from this fallen state which man had brought upon himself because of his own disobedience;
Therefore, according to justice, the plan of redemption could not be brought about, only on conditions of repentance of men in this probationary state, yea, this preparatory state; For, except it were for these conditions, mercy could not take effect, except it should destroy the work of justice;
Israel Shall Call Upon Jesus
Jesus reveals himself to a notable Jewish scientist.
Dr. James Tour shares his life-changing testimony of Jesus here:
"Yea, when ye shall call upon the Father in my name, with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, then shall ye know that the Father hath remembered the covenant which he made unto your fathers, O house of Israel;"
"And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications; and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.