Alma describes the ‘restoration’ which resurrection brings to pass in this way: The soul shall be restored to the body, and the body to the soul; yea, and every limb and joint shall be restored to its body; yea, even a hair of the head shall not be lost; but all things shall be restored … Continue reading Resurrection and restoration: what ‘frame’ will we be restored to?
On Resurrection Sunday, two disciples of Jesus began to walk from Jerusalem to Emmaus, a distance of about 12 kilometres. As they walked, they discussed what had happened in the past few days; how their Master – the great prophet they believed would save Israel – had been crucified, his body placed in a tomb; … Continue reading Believing the unbelievable
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?
I like the imagery Paul uses in his letter to the Roman Saints as he teaches them about sin, grace, justification and salvation. He contrasts the actions of Adam and Christ and parallels them with death and life. Sin, or transgression, brought death into the world – and us. Grace through the Atonement of Jesus … Continue reading The life-giving power of the Sacrament