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?

Ancient Israel and the command to kill: bloodthirsty or merciful?

The Old Testament is full of extraordinary events and fascinating people. Far removed from our time, the differences between life then and now are sometimes enormous, enough that it can be very difficult to comprehend some of the more astonishing occurrences it records. Things that we find inconceivable – like a whole sea dividing itself, … Continue reading Ancient Israel and the command to kill: bloodthirsty or merciful?