Posts Tagged ‘atonement’
As part of his”Restoring Love” campaign he visited HighPoint Church in Arlington, TX
Posted in Foundation of the Book of Mormon, tagged atonement, bible, Christianity, David Bednar, false apostles, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophets, Jesus, salvation on 07/29/2012 | Leave a Comment »
Foundation of the Book of Mormon Series
Atonement in the Book of Mormon
Isaiah 59:1-2; “Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.”
Where would you be today if Jesus hadn’t saved you?
Would you be just like you are right now? (We hope not!) Would you be divorced, married, estranged from loved ones?
How about your personal disposition? How much worse off would you be? Are people able to see a marked difference in you since that time?
Children Cannot Sin
D&C 29:46-47; “But behold, I say unto you, that little children are redeemed from the foundation of the world through mine Only Begotten; 47 Wherefore, they cannot sin, for power is not given unto Satan to tempt little children, until they begin to become accountable before me.”
Posted in Mormon Terminology, tagged atonement, crucifixion, death of Jesus, false doctrines of Mormonism, Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus, Mormon terminology, sin of man on 03/17/2012 | Leave a Comment »
As used in the scriptures, to atone is to suffer the penalty for sins, thereby removing the effects of sin from the repentant sinner and allowing him or her to be reconciled to God. Jesus Christ was the only one capable of carrying out the Atonement for all mankind. Because of his Atonement, all people will be resurrected, and those who obey His gospel will receive the gift of eternal life with God.”
Salvation and Exaltation
Jude 1:24-25; “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”
Laws of God not Perfect Yet
Journal of Discourses 2:314; “The laws that the Lord has given are not fully perfect, because the people could not receive them in their perfect fulness; but they can receive a little here and a little there, a little today and a little to-morrow, a little more next week, and a little more in advance of that next year, if they make a wise improvement upon every little they receive; if they do not, they are left in the shade, and the light which the Lord reveals will appear darkness to them, and the kingdom of heaven will travel on and leave them groping. Hence, if we wish to act upon the fulness of the knowledge that the Lord designs to reveal, little by little, to the inhabitants of the earth, we must improve upon every little as it is revealed.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, July 8, 1855
New Era Article “Why We Do Missionary Work”
Part 1 – An Altar and a Sacrifice
I came across a speech given by Dallin Oaks which was then published in the New Era Magazine by the LDS Church and wanted to share it with our visitors. There were several items of interest in this one speech, but for now we’re looking at just the first paragraph. This topic warrants thousands of pages to be written, alas, the few things I have to say here is barely scratching the surface of all there is to say about Jesus, His death on the Cross and how our sins are atoned for.
The Cross of Jesus
Marion Romney, Ensign, pg. 6 May 1982; “Having thus taken upon himself mortality, having suffered in Gethsemane for the sins of all men, and having given his life on the cross, there remained for him but to break the bonds of death—the fourth and last requirement—to complete his earthly mission as Redeemer.”
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged atonement, bible, false gospel, forgiveness of sins, Jesus, Miracle of Forgiveness, Mormon Dilemmas, mormonism, salvation, Spencer W. Kimball on 09/15/2011 | 1 Comment »
Forgiveness, None for the Adulteress
Miracle of Forgiveness, pg. 164; “In my years since then I have repeatedly heard people praise the Lord for his mercy in having forgiven the adulteress. This example has been used numerous times to show how easily one can be forgiven for gross sin. But did the Lord forgive the woman? Could he forgive her? There seems to be no evidence of forgiveness. His command to her was, “Go, and sin no more.” He was directing the sinful woman to go her way, abandon her evil life, commit no more sin, transform her life.” – Spencer W. Kimball
Women, Unmarried are Damned
Latter-day Prophets and the D&C, 4:392-393; “We cannot feel justified in closing this article on the subject of marriage without saying a few words to unmarried females in this Church. You will clearly perceive, from the revelation which God has given, that you can never obtain a fulness of glory, without being married to a righteous man for time and for all eternity.” – Orson Pratt
Posted in August, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged atonement, bible, covenant, eternal, Everlasting, false doctrines, false gospel, Jesus, Lamb of God, lds church, mormonism, sacrifice, Witnessing tips for Mormons on 08/20/2011 | Leave a Comment »
August 20 – Exodus 6:4, 6; “And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers. Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments…”
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged atonement, bible, children can't sin, fall of man, false doctrines, false teachers, Jesus, joseph smith, mormonism, original sin, salvation of man on 08/19/2011 | 1 Comment »
Was Mankind Born Perfect or Sinful?
If you’ve ever been a Mormon there was probably a time in your life when your sacred canon caused you some confusion. I’ve spoken to countless people both active and ex-Mormon who have experienced just this thing.
For me it was the day I was baptized at the age of eight. I was being baptized for the remission of sins, but up until that time I had been taught I was born perfect and couldn’t sin.
Their contradictory teaching on this subject is worth exploring and worthy of asking the Mormon in your life what they think of this.
Posted in June, Witnessing Tip of the Day, tagged atonement, bible, false doctrines, false teachings, Garden of Gethsemane vs. the Cross, grace, Jesus, joseph smith, mormonism, salvation on 06/21/2011 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged atonement, cross, crucified, false doctrine, false prophet, free gift, grace vs. works, Henry B. Eyring, Jesus, joseph smith, Mormon Dilemmas, mormonism, salvation, sin on 06/15/2011 | 1 Comment »
Ensign, November 2008, pg. 57; “”[The] testing of our limits in priesthood service is made necessary by God’s plan to qualify His children to live with Him again forever. Heavenly Father loves His children…To qualify us to receive that gift, He gave us a mortal body, the opportunity to be tempted to sin, and a way to be cleansed from that sin and to rise in the First Resurrection. He gave us His Beloved Son, Jehovah, as our Savior to make that possible. The Savior was born in mortal life, was tempted but never sinned, and then in Gethsemane and on Golgotha paid the price of our sins so that we could be cleansed. The purifying can come only to those who have faith enough in Jesus Christ to repent of sin, be cleansed through the ordinance of baptism, and make and keep covenants to obey all His commandments. And there was to be a fierce enemy of our souls, Lucifer, who would with his legions relentlessly try to capture every child of God to keep him or her from having the joy of eternal life.”” – Henry B. Eyring
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged atonement, bible, blood covenant, cross, crucifixion, Doctrines of Salvation, false doctrines, false prophets, firing squad, grace, Jesus, Jesus atones for sin, Joseph F. Smith, man must atone for sin, mormonism, Ronnie Gardner, salvation, utah on 06/05/2011 | 10 Comments »
Atonement for Sin
This is what breaks our hearts here at the ministry. One character marker we see time and again with the Mormon people is anger. Dr. Walter Martin once said that the lies piled upon the soul of the Mormon people cause frustration and anger. They’re usually argumentative and have been trained to provoke the anger in you to take away their guilt. This gives them a reason to verbally attack.
Pray for them.
The following example taken from Doctrines of Salvation is a good example of how the Church confuses its members and obviously causes quite the dilemma.
As I was reading through a discussion board dedicated to Mormonism today I ran across a thread started by a Mormon on the topic of morals. This individual gave glowing comments about the youth in his church, attributing their obedience to the Mormon gospel to be what makes them so unique when compared to their non-member peers. His assertion is nothing new, in Mormonism someone’s goodness or lack thereof is always measured by how closely they seem to be following the Mormon gospel. Keeping yourself “morally clean” is a huge thing in the Mormon Church especially for the youth.