Friday, June 7, 2013


I feel like I am just beginning to understand this doctrine a little.  I have learned that the Atonement requires action on our part.  First we must acknowledge that he is there and willing to help.  Then we must ask for his help.  The last part is my favorite we must rise up and work toward our potential.  The Atonement is what gives me hope every day.  Without it the world would seem unconquerable.  I am thankful that Jesus loves me enough to pay the price for my sins and show me how to fix my mistakes.  I hope that my life will serve as an example of his atonement in action.  I want to help other take advantage of that gift.
1. "...the Son of Man forgives sins! "While this truth is readily accepted by all believers, not so easily acknowledged is the essential companion truth: the Savior forgives sins "upon earth" and not just at the Final Judgment. He does not excuse us in our sins. He does not condone our return to past sins. But when we repent and obey His gospel, He forgives us." 
Cardon, Elder Craig A. "The Savior Wants to Forgive." General Conference April 2013 

2. "Even with the multitude of sins occasioned by the weakness of mortality, as often as we repent and seek His forgiveness, He forgives again and again."
Cardon, Elder Craig A. "The Savior Wants to Forgive." General Conference April 2013

3. "As mortals, we may not, indeed cannot, understand fully how He fulfilled His atoning sacrifice. But for now the how is not as important as the why of His suffering. Why did He do it for you, for me, for all of humanity? He did it for the love of God the Father and all mankind. 'Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.'" 

Packer, Boyd K. "Truths Most Worth Knowing." CES Devotional Nov. 6, 2011

4. "This is what I have come to teach you who are in trouble. He will step in and solve the problem you cannot solve, but you have to pay the price. It does not come without doing that. He is a very kind ruler in the sense that He will always pay the price necessary, but He wants you to do what you should, even if it is painful."

Packer, Boyd K. "Truths Most Worth Knowing." CES Devotional Nov. 6, 2011

5. " Likewise, as we plead with God for our daily bread—for help in the moment that we cannot ourselves provide—we must still be active in doing and providing that which is within our power." 
Christofferson, D.Todd. "Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread."

6. “Your Heavenly Father knows that you will make mistakes. He knows that you will stumble—perhaps many times. This saddens Him, but He loves you. He does not wish to break your spirit. On the contrary, He desires that you rise up and become the person you were designed to be. To that end, He sent His Son to this earth to illuminate the way and show us how to safely cross the stumbling blocks placed in our path.” 
Uchtdorf, Dieter F. "The Hope of God's Light." General Conference April 2013

7. "I testify that as you love Him, trust Him, believe Him, and follow Him, you will feel His love and approval. As you ask, “What thinks Christ of me?” you will know that you are His disciple; you are His friend. By His grace He will do for you what you cannot do for yourself."
Anderson, Neil L. "What Thinks Christ of Me?" General Conference April 2012

8. "We may not be at our very best every day, but if we are trying, Jesus’s bidding is full of encouragement and hope: 'Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.' Wherever you now find yourself on the road of discipleship, you are on the right road, the road toward eternal life." 
Anderson, Neil L. "What Thinks Christ of Me?" General Conference April 2012

9. “Brothers and sisters, I believe that if we could truly understand the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ, we would realize how precious is one son or daughter of God. I believe our Heavenly Father’s everlasting purpose for His children is generally achieved by the small and simple things we do for one another. At the heart of the English word atonement is the word one. If all mankind understood this, there would never be anyone with whom we would not be concerned, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, or social or economic standing. We would strive to emulate the Savior and would never be unkind, indifferent, disrespectful, or insensitive to others.”

10. “The Atonement of Jesus Christ was an indispensable part of our Heavenly Father’s plan for His Son’s earthly mission and for our salvation. How grateful we should be that our Heavenly Father did not intercede but rather withheld His fatherly instinct to rescue His Beloved Son. Because of His eternal love for you and for me, He allowed Jesus to complete His foreordained mission to become our Redeemer.”
Elder M. Russell Ballard,"This is My Work and Glory." General Conference, April 2004


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