Why should we wear the fig leaves once we received the garment. The fig leaves are our attempt to cover our nakedness. When God provides the right way to cover our sins, shouldn’t we throw away our ways of covering our sins….the fig leaves.
It would seem logical to me for us to take off the fig leaves once we’ve been told why we’ve been given the garment.
Don | Email | Homepage | 03.24.05 – 4:31 pm | #
I have no idea, but maybe it is the same reason that we wear clothes outside the temple.
J. Stapley | Email | Homepage | 03.24.05 – 4:45 pm | #
Due to the impracticality of wearing fig leaves in public, I like to eat fig newtons.
Brian Duffin | Email | Homepage | 03.24.05 – 5:24 pm | #
Yep, Don. We probably should remove the fig leaves. Hmmm. I’ll have a look in Buerger.
Ronan | Email | Homepage | 03.24.05 – 5:35 pm | #
Because our outfit would be BORING without a little color. Anyway, green represents earth, right? We’re still mortal and on this earth, so why not? Maybe it’s a reminder throughout that we are still imperfectly trying to cover our sins and won’t be able to stop till the resurrection or something.
Another note on fig leaves. I’ve heard one source say the fruit was a fig. So, when Adam and Eve covered themselves in fig leaves it was like putting signs all over themselves saying “look what I was doing!” A good jab by Satan, if you ask me. At that point God is supposed to roll His eyes and think “Gee, I wonder what they did!”
Bret | Email | Homepage | 03.24.05 – 6:08 pm | #
Read “Beloved Bridegroom” p. 77-80 by Donna Nielsen. It has some interesting commentary on the fig tree. She makes a cryptic statement as the the cultivation of figs where she basically says that if we study the fruit and its cultivation we will learn some interesting things. The entire cultivation of the plant is a typification of Jesus Christ. Look it up on google. It won’t take long for the layman to realize the types.
Also, 9 is a symbol of judgement and the fig leave/tree represents knowledge. We can’t receive knowledge (green) without first holding to the light or obedience God offers man (white). Hence Satan has no intelligence, but all knowledge. McConkie has written extensively on this topic. Both knowledge (symbolized by the green) and intelligence (symbolized by the white) are needed to enter the presence of the Lord. Any questions you can email me at Dayjm@ldsces.org
Thanks and have a nice day. Go Utes! Beat Kentucky!!!!
Anonymous | Email | Homepage | 03.25.05 – 12:45 pm | #
I think the fig leaves are more a recognition of our mortality and ability to create life following the Fall and the need to be modest regarding the procreative parts of our bodies. How could they be interpreted as covering sin? Although that idea made its way into Hellenized Christianity, there’s nothing inherently sinful about genitalia in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Cath | Email | Homepage | 04.08.05 – 8:13 pm | #
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