Thankfully as far as my goal is going i'm getting everything read on the right day, but my posts are lagging a day behind.  I will try to fix this soon!
    The beginning of 2nd Nephi has Lehi blessing his posterity.  In chapter 2 we are told many things concerning the plan and the fall of Adam and Eve.  We learn that "...he hath created all things, both the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are, both things to act and things to be acted upon." (2:14) and that "...the Lord God gave unto man that he should act for himself." (2:16)  so we learn of our agency, and then Lehi teaches why we need our agency: "And the days of the children of men were prolonged... that they might repent while in the flesh..." (2:21)
    Many ask why the fall was necessary - why couldn't Adam and Eve just have had children in the garden?  why did they have to partake of the fruit?  I believe much of this is answered in verses 22 and 23: "And now, behold, if Adam had not transgressed he would not have fallen, but he would have remained int he garden of Eden.  And all things which were created must have remained in the same state in which they were after they were created; and they must have remained forever, and had no end.
    And they would have had no children; wherefore they would have remained in a state of innocence, having no joy, for they knew no misery; doing no good, for they knew no sin."
    I really don't know how to paraphrase into anything that makes more sense than that.  I, at least, have my questions addressed within those two verses. 

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