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Galatians 5:11; “And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.”

Ensign, May 1975, p. 92; “…“If you do not use the cross, what is the symbol of your religion?” I replied that the lives of our people must become the only meaningful expression of our faith and, in fact, therefore, the symbol of our worship.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

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‘A faith that can’t be tested can’t be trusted.’ – Adrian Rogers

cross-of-christ General Conference, April 2004, “The Atonement: All for All”; “The Lord restored His gospel through Joseph Smith because there had been an apostasy. Since the fifth century, Christianity taught that Adam and Eve’s Fall was a tragic mistake, which led to the belief that humankind has an inherently evil nature. That view is wrong—not only about the Fall and human nature, but about the very purpose of life.” – Bruce C. Hafen

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Introduction to the Gospel, p. 312; “…In the restoration, man was raised to the dignity which he had formerly known…Original sin and human depravity were done away with and in their place came again Jesus’ high regard for the dignity of man, the worth of every individual as a child of God, and great emphasis on man’s freedom and accompanying moral responsibility…in the Latter-day Saint teaching of salvation which reveals a fine balance between the grace of Deity and man’s individual merit.” – Lowell Bennion

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D&C 76:52Cross 1 Cor 1 18; “That by keeping the commandments they might be washed and cleansed from all their sins, and receive the Holy Spirit by the laying on of the hands of him who is ordained and sealed unto this power.”

 

 

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Colossians 1:20: “And, having made peace through the blood of the cross…”

reflections on Christ - crucifixionToday we’re looking at events that took place at Jesus’ crucifixion. Comparisons of what the Book of Mormon, and the Bible says are fascinating indeed!

Note: Other than providing LDS links within the text of our reference today, no other modifications were made.

Answers to Gospel Questions 3:45; “The Three Days of Darkness …

Question: “In Luke 23:44, it states that at the crucifixion of Jesus there was a period of darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour, but in the Book of Mormon, 3 Nephi 8:22-23, it states that a three-day period of darkness came upon the land at the death of Jesus. Which of the two accounts is considered accurate, or are they both accurate? If so, how could this be?”

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1 Corinthians 1:18-19; “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”

Cross 1 Cor 1 18Ensign, ‘The Meaning of the Cross for Latter-day Saints,’ July 2011; “Is the cross important to our faith?  The answer is an unequivocal yes! The Redeemer’s suffering on the cross is vitally important to us and is an inseparable part of the Atonement, through which He suffered and died for our sins and thereby provided us with a clear path to salvation and exaltation.” – Gregory A. Schwitzer

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1 Corinthians 1:18; “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”

Cross Oswald Chambers April 6Today’s post is based on a page from our websites, and Oswald Chamber’s ‘My Utmost for His Highest’ devotional for April 6, ‘The Collision of God and Sin’.

Before I begin, allow me to start off by stating this one subject (the cross) will bring me to my knees faster than anything I’ve ever known in this world. When I think of the totality of what our sweet Jesus went through, and the depravity of my sinful life, I’m left with nothing but adoration for the God I love so.

I’m not an eloquent enough orator to express my relief in knowing He’d allow me in His presence. The incarnate God who knew no sin, came here to earth specifically to ransom me – the dark girl from Utah.

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crosses 3Luke 9:23-25; “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. 24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. 25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?”

A couple of weeks ago my pastor spoke on taking risks and what our responsibilities are as members of the church of Jesus Christ. He based his sermon on the passage above and of course I began thinking about the Mormons. For this article   I have two objectives to explore and they are;

What did Jesus mean when He said ‘pick up your cross’?

What does this phrase mean for the Mormon?

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