Quotes on Garden of Eden

There was neither death nor procreation prior to the Fall, either for Adam or any form of life. — Elder Bruce R. McConkie, “The Probationary Test of Mortality,” January 10, 1982, Salt Lake Institute Chapel, p. 4

The events associated with the Garden of Eden make it the archetype of our temples.  Here Adam received the priesthood, here Adam and Eve walked and talked with God, here our first parents were eternally married by God himself; here they learned of the tree of good and evil and of the tree of life; here they were taught the law of sacrifice and clothed in garments of skin; and from there they ventured into the lone and dreary world that they and their posterity might prove themselves worthy to return again to the divine presence. — Joseph Fielding McConkie, Gospel Symbolism, p. 258