28) FALL: What changes were made to our bodies because of the Fall of Adam?

Supporting Statements

Hyrum Smith

When God first made man upon the earth, he was a different being entirely to what he now is; his body was strong, athletic, robust, and healthy; his days were prolonged upon the earth; he lived nearly one thousand years, his mind was vigorous and active, and his intellectual faculties clear and comprehensive, but he has become degenerated . . . . (the Lord) has appointed the word of wisdom as one of the engines to . . . . remove the beastly appetites, the murderous disposition and the vitiated taste of man; to restore his body to health, and vigour, promote peace between him and the brute creation. [1]

  1. Hyrum Smith, Times and Season, 6-1-1842, pp.799-800
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