“Jesus’ Atonement”

by Benjamin Johnson

The third article of faith says: “We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.”

When Jesus suffered in the garden and on the cross, he did it for us.  He took upon himself the sins of all the world.  He died and was resurrected so we could be forgiven of our sins.  He made it possible to overcome both physical and spiritual death.

Jesus did his part, but we must do ours, too.  We must repent.  We must change and be obedient for Jesus’ atonement to help us.  If we don’t repent, then someday we will have to be punished for our sins.  We must repent, be baptized, and obey the laws.

Jesus tried to help us; he gave up his life for us.  I hope we will do our part so his suffering will not have been done in vain.

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