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reflections on Christ - crucifixionThe title of our post today actually serves as the question we have for Mormons. Why did Jesus shed His blood? Some might say it’s the most important question there is in all the world. Let’s explore God’s word…

In the book of Matthew, Jesus spoke about this very subject  –

Matthew 26:28 “ …this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”

Our question for the Mormon is: Why?

Why was blood necessary?

Hebrews 9:22 “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.”

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November 10 – Galatians 3:29; “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

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Exodus 20:4; “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.”

graven-imageEnsign, “Gratitude,” May 1997 [April General Conference], 33; “I express gratitude and love for Jesus Christ and His Atonement, for His willingness to leave the realms of the heavens as a God and come to earth as a lowly babe.

In the final hours of His mortal life, He went into the Garden of Gethsemane and took upon Himself the sins of all mankind, from Adam until the last person born on earth.” – Jerald L. Taylor

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The Promised Messiah Bruce R McConkieThe Promised Messiah, pp. 227-230; “…The purposes of the Almighty neither have been nor can be frustrated. The fall was part of his plan; he designed and decreed it from the beginning. … Jacob exclaims: “…if the flesh should rise no more our spirits must become subject to that angel who fell from before the presence of the Eternal God, and became the devil, to rise no more.” (2 Ne. 9:8.) Subject to whom? To Lucifer, the traitor and rebel who defied Deity and spread the woes of war in the heavenly courts. Christ is now our King and we worship him because we will it so. Had there been no atonement Lucifer would have been our eternal head and we would have worshipped him because he willed it so. Agency and freedom would have ceased for all those whom God had sired.” – Bruce R. McConkie

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­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Witnessing Tip of the Day FebruaryFebruary 28 – Why He died for us. 1 Peter 3:18; “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.”

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October 20 – John 8:31-32; “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

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July 4 – John 8:32; “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”.

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