Category Archives: Atonement

Why is Abraham is cutting up all these animals in Genesis 15?

Cutting Covenants This article is posted here on the BYU Religious Education website. Jared T. Parker is a product specialist coordinator in the medical division of W. L. Gore & Associates in Flagstaff, Arizona. Covenants have always been a critical … Continue reading

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Jesus Bridged the Gulf Between Paradise and Prison

And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf (χάσμα – Chasma, gaping opening, or impassable interval) fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that … Continue reading

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The Probationary Test of Mortality

THE PROBATIONARY TEST OF MORTALITY Elder Bruce R. McConkie Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Address given at the University of Utah Institute of Religion January 10, 1982 I’m very pleased and honored to have this opportunity to meet … Continue reading

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Always remember him

We really do not have much that we can offer the Savior in appreciation of what he has done for us. We truly are unprofitable servants. But we can always remember him. I have really thought about this today as … Continue reading

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Jesus was astonished at the degree of suffering

Imagine, Jehovah, the Creator of this and other worlds, “astonished”! Jesus knew cognitively what He must do, but not experientially. He had never personally known the exquisite and exacting process of an atonement before. Thus, when the agony came in … Continue reading

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Dating the death of Jesus Christ

In December 2010, BYU Studies published a study by Jeffrey R. Chadwick entitled “Dating the Birth of Jesus Christ.” It presented historical and scriptural evidence showing that Jesus was not born in April of 1 BC, as popular Latter-day Saint … Continue reading

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How did the Atonement work for people who lived before it actually happened?

How could the gospel be in effect before the Savior actually performed the Atonement? In Mosiah, we read the following from King Benjamin: And the Lord God hath sent his holy prophets among all the children of men, to declare … Continue reading

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