Bittersweet

And to bring about his eternal purposes in the end of man, after he had created our first parents, and the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and in fine, all things which are created, it must needs be that there was an opposition; even the forbidden fruit in opposition to … Continue reading Bittersweet

Am I better yet?

I don’t really bother with New Year’s resolutions, but I did read a good article today in that vein, which was less about a new year and more about continual change. It was quite perfect, actually, for me, because I’ve been struggling with something ‘new’ (there’s always something); my weakness in trying to ‘be better’. Which I’ve been doing all my life, and haven’t achieved yet. (Like there’s a point at which I could achieve it – bing! You’re better). Continue reading Am I better yet?

So is the Atonement about Jesus “dying for our sins”, or is it more than that?

Being Easter recently, I heard the phrase “Jesus died for our sins” in people’s talks, and today, two people shared their testimonies in fast and testimony meeting that they knew that “Jesus died to save us from our sins”. I always wonder when I hear that sort of phrase; either people are repeating something by … Continue reading So is the Atonement about Jesus “dying for our sins”, or is it more than that?