The Atonement of Jesus Christ—”Glad Tidings of Great Joy”

Title

The Atonement of Jesus Christ—”Glad Tidings of Great Joy”

Book Title

Living the Book of Mormon: Abiding by Its Precepts

Publication Type

Book

Chapter

18

Year of Publication

2007

Authors

Editors

Strathearn, Gaye (Secondary), and Swift, Charles (Secondary)

Pagination

237-255

Publisher

Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University/Deseret Book

City

Provo, UT/Salt Lake City

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Bibliographic Citation

King, Michael L. "The Atonement of Jesus Christ—”Glad Tidings of Great Joy”" In Living the Book of Mormon: Abiding by Its Precepts, Edited by Strathearn, Gaye, and Swift, Charles. 237-255. Provo, UT/Salt Lake City: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University/Deseret Book, 2007.

Abstract

In teaching the Atonement, the Book of Mormon prophets make plain the agonies of Christ’s suffering in our behalf. They make equally clear, however, that the intent of the Atonement is to lift our hearts and minds to the joy that comes as a result of applying the atoning blood in our lives so that we might “sing the song of redeeming love”. Just as God’s church in the latter days does not use the cross as a symbol of faith, the Book of Mormon emphasizes the life-giving power of the Atonement, not merely the agony of what Christ suffered. In the limited pages of this chapter, we will look to see the “glad tidings of great joy” taught by the Book of Mormon prophets. Not only do they lift our minds with hope that we can receive a remission of our sins through the Atonement, but they also show us how to apply the atoning blood in our lives to allow His love and saving power to reach us. This leads us to “come unto Christ, and be perfected in him”, that we may obtain a fullness of joy.
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Atonement
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