Bruce R. McConkie Quotes (Author of Mormon Doctrine)
The Atonement and the Value of One Soul
Atonement of Jesus Christ
As used in the scriptures, to atone is to suffer the penalty for sins, thereby removing the effects of sin from the repentant sinner and allowing him or her to be reconciled to God. Jesus Christ was the only one capable of carrying out the Atonement for all mankind. Because of His Atonement, all people will be resurrected, and those who obey His gospel will receive the gift of eternal life with God. As descendants of Adam and Eve, all people inherit the effects of the Fall. In our fallen state, we are subject to opposition and temptation. When we give in to temptation, we are alienated from God, and if we continue in sin, we experience spiritual death, being separated from His presence.
As used in the scriptures, to atone is to suffer the penalty for an act of sin, thereby removing the effects of sin from the repentant sinner and allowing him to be reconciled to God. Jesus Christ was the only one capable of making a perfect atonement for all mankind. He was able to do so because of His selection and foreordination in the Grand Council before the world was formed Ether ; Moses —2 ; Abr. His Atonement included His suffering for the sins of mankind, the shedding of His blood, and His death and subsequent resurrection from the grave Isa. The Atonement also provides the way for us to be forgiven of our sins and live forever with God. But a person who has reached the age of accountability and received the law can receive these blessings only if he has faith in Jesus Christ, repents of his sins, receives the ordinances of salvation, and obeys the commandments of God. Those who do not reach the age of accountability and those without the law are redeemed through the Atonement Mosiah —25 ; Moro.
The great sacrifice He made to pay for our sins and overcome death is called the Atonement. The Fall of Adam brought two kinds of death into the world: physical death and spiritual death. Physical death is separation of the body and spirit. Spiritual death is separation from God. But our wise Heavenly Father prepared a wonderful, merciful plan to save us from physical and spiritual death. He planned for a Savior to come to earth to ransom redeem us from our sins and from death.
The Miracle (Song about the Atonement of Jesus Christ - by Shawna Belt Edwards)
Apostles and prophets bear witness to Christ and His divine mission. This Easter season, we have compiled some of our favorite quotes from apostles on the Atonement. Russell M. Nelson "Let us. In the English language, the components are at-one-ment , suggesting that a person is at one with another. Other languages employ words that connote either expiation or reconciliation.