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Saturday, March 30, 2013

What we Believe about the Savior's Atonement . . .

Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and the Son of God.  He is our Redeemer. 

(see the complete message here)

The Holy Bible teaches us that Jesus Christ's mother was Mary, His father on earth was Joseph, that He was born in Bethlehem and raised in Nazareth, and labored with Joseph as a carpenter. 

When he turned 30, He began a three-year ministry of teaching, blessing, and 
healing the people of the Holy Land. 
He also organized His Church and gave His apostles "power and authority"
to assist in His work. (Luke 9:1) 

 But what do we mean when we say He is the Savior of the world?
 The Redeemer?

Each of these titles point to the truth that Jesus Christ is the only way by which we can return to live with our Heavenly Father. 

Jesus suffered and was crucified for the sins of the world, giving each of God’s children the gift of repentance and forgiveness. Only by His mercy and grace can anyone be saved. 

His subsequent resurrection prepared the way for every person to overcome physical death as well.

 These events are called the Atonement. 

In short, Jesus Christ saves us from sin and death. For that, he is very literally our Savior and Redeemer. 
In the future Jesus Christ will return to reign on earth in peace for a thousand years.

 Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and He will be our Lord forever.

Because of the Savior's Atonement . . .

I know that
through faith in Christ
we have the opportunity to change our lives and become better.  This is
an opportunity available to all people.

As we are baptized and commit to follow the Savior example,
we receive the gift of having the Holy Ghost as our companion
to testify to us of gospel principles, strengthen us through our challenges,
 and help us discern which decisions are correct in our lives.

When we begin to follow the Savior's example we will feel His
love for us in our life.   The closer we come to Jesus Christ
the more we realize he has a plan of happiness for us.

We can continue to develop our faith everyday through reading
His words in the scriptures and praying to our Heavenly Father.

We can overcome challenges and heartache as we remember
His words, "Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and
I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28)

Our Heavenly Father's plan provides a way for each of us to return and
live with God again, with our Savior, Jesus Christ and with our family
members forever.

I know you can experience all these things for yourself in your life.

By clicking the links above . . .
You can find answers to YOUR questions in your life . . .

Meanwhile . . .

This video shares an important message about the 
meaning of the Easter holiday . . .

1 comment:

tammy said...

So grateful for The Atonement and for The Plan of Happiness. I can't imagine going through this life without it. The knowledge that He has felt our deepest pain and sorrows makes me love Him even more.

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