Opinions and beliefs about the mother of the human race are wide and varied, especially from religion to religion. Here are 5 insights from apostles, prophets, and other experts that may influence how you think about our glorious Mother Eve.
1. Eve was one of the “noble and great ones” in the pre-existence.
Elder Bruce R. McConkie stated: “Eve—a daughter of God, one of the spirit offspring of the Almighty Elohim—was among the noble and great in preexistence. She ranked in spiritual stature, in faith and devotion, in conformity to eternal law with Michael.”
Christ and Adam were fellow servants in the premortal existence. Christ, the beloved and chosen of the Father, was foreordained to be the Savior of the world, and Adam, as the great Michael, was foreordained to be the first man and the head of the human race. Elder McConkie reminds us that “we cannot doubt that the greatest of all female spirits was the one then chosen and foreordained to be ‘the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh [Mary].’ (1 Nephi 11:18.) Nor can we do other than suppose that Eve was by [Adam’s] side, rejoicing in her own foreordination to be the first woman, the mother of men, the consort, companion, and friend of mighty Michael.
“Christ and Mary, Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah and a host of mighty men and equally glorious women composed that group of ‘the noble and great ones,’ to whom the Lord Jesus said: ‘We will go down, for there is space there, and we will take of these materials, and we will make an earth whereon these may dwell.’”
Enhancing our collective consciousness of Eve and women’s worth, Elder McConkie gave this grand testament: “Certainly these sisters labored as diligently then, and fought as valiantly in the war in heaven, as did the brethren, even as they in like manner stand firm today, in mortality, in the cause of truth and righteousness.”
2. Prophets have had visions of Eve in the hereafter.
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