Category Archives: Atonement

What Are Some Things That I Can’t Delegate?

My question today was inspired by the following passage, which I also quoted in yesterday’s post: The keeper of the gate is the Holy One of Israel; and he employeth no servant there; and there is none other way save … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Become the Sons and Daughters of Christ?

After the people of King Benjamin received a remission of their sins and entered a covenant with God, he told them that they had become the sons and daughters of Christ: Because of the covenant which ye have made ye … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be Saved by Grace “After All We Can Do?”

grace – the free and unmerited favour of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings (Oxford English Dictionary) Are we not all beggars? (Mosiah 4:19) After quoting a sermon by his brother Jacob, followed … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be Saved “In and Through” the Grace of God?

A friend pointed out to me today that the phrase “in and through” appears seven times in the Book of Mormon, always in reference to Jesus Christ. He wanted to know the significance of the phrase. Here are the seven … Continue reading

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How Is Christ Like a “Refiner’s Fire” and “Fuller’s Soap?”

Last week, I wrote about how Isaiah used parallelisms to clarify his message. The prophet Malachi also used this technique in his writings. In a passage which was quoted by the Savior during His visit to the American continent, Malachi … Continue reading

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How Is Christ the “Messenger of the Covenant?”

We receive messages in many forms. Some are written, some are spoken, and some are delivered by actions. When the Savior appeared to a group of people on the American continent following His death and resurrection, He quoted two chapters … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean for Jesus to Be Our “Redeemer?”

To redeem something is to repurchase it, to buy back something we have given away or sold. When applied to a person, the word implies rescue from captivity or bondage. (See “redeem,” Webster’s Dictionary, 1828.) Isaiah uses the imagery of … Continue reading

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