How Jesus Christ Saves Us
As one of such prophets, Jacob spoke of the ability that the Savior’s Atonement– His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane, along with His crucifixion and resurrection on the third day– has to guarantee our very own resurrection, as the apostle Paul testified in a letter to the Corinthians when he said, “as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive” (1 Cor. 15:22). Through Adam and Eve’s choice to give into the temptation of eating the fruit of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, we are all privy to physical death. But it is our Savior’s own resurrection which indicates that we, too, have the promise to physically live again since we are not responsible for dying. Without such a physical redemption, our spirits would remain separate from our bodies, no longer to reunite, as the Book of Mormon prophet Alma promised when he spoke to his wayward son, Corianton: “the soul (spirit) shall be restored to the body, and the body to the soul… yea, even a hair of the head shall not be lost” (Alma 40:23).
Now, how could a man repent except he should sin? How could he sin if there was now law? How could there be a law save there was a punishment?Now, if there was no law given– if a man murdered he should die– would he be afraid he would die if he should murder?And also, if there was no law given against sin men would not be afraid to sin (Alma 42:17, 19-20).
O the wisdom of God, his mercy and grace! For behold, if the flesh should rise no more our spirits must become subject to that angel who fell from before the presence of the Eternal God, and became the devil, to rise no more.And… we [would] become devils, angels to a devil, to be shut out from the presence of our God, and to remain with the father of lies, in misery, like unto himself; yea, to that being who beguiled our first parents, who transformeth himself nigh unto an angel of light, and stirreth up the children of men unto secret combinations of murder and all manner of secret works of darkness.O how great the goodness of our God, who prepareth a way for our escape from the grasp of this awful monster; yea, that monster, death and hell, which I call the death of the body, and also the death of the spirit.
Gale – has written 9 posts on this site.
Gale is Managing Editor for More Good Foundation. She is a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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