What did Christ's death on the Cross accomplish?
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Jesus death on the cross atoned or paid for all of our sins. Thereby granting faithful individuals the oppurtunity to be obedient to Gods plan of salvation. -D.C. (LDS)
Christ's death on the cross paid for the sin of man (including me because I accepted His gift). His the Krishna's web site. I think someone is being dishonest about the LDS church giving them funds. The church would not do that, check your facts. -SB
[An earlier response from DF was too lengthy so we requested an edited version to post here. Choosing not to edit, DF sent a new response. His earlier response included the section "Atonement" from the LDS book Principles of the Gospel. We have edited out DF's explanation of what transpired previously and pick up here with his direct response to the question.]
Having said that, I will state my belief that my personal savior, Jesus Christ, suffered and died upon the cross to pay the penalty for my sins and Adam's original sin. It is through this sacrifice that eternal salvation is available to all who first-have faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ; second-repent of their sins; third-are baptised in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the holy Ghost for the remission of sins; fourth-receiving the Holy Ghost through the laying on of hands; and, finally, through obedience to the laws of ordinances of the Lord. Without Christ's atonement, the personal acts of repentance, baptism, and obedience would serve no purpose. With it, they are the way to eternal glory. -DF (LDS)
i find it interesting as usual that mormonism teaches one thing yet mormons cannot seem to agree. they point out that christians do this then say we cannot be the true church for that reason. two mormons have already answered this question saying the atonement took place on the cross, yet mormonism teaches it took place in the garden. this is confusion.
read psalm 22. this is a prophecy of the death of christ on the cross, not the garden. read mark 15:38--after christ gave up the ghost the veil was torn in two, allowing us access to the father. we can go through jesus not a man (president of the LDS church as one example). also mormonism teaches adam sinned only for himself. read romans 5:12-- through one man "adam" sin entered the world and passed to ALL men. but thanks to christ's dying we are made new in him.
read romans 6:10-14--for the death he [jesus] died, he died to sin once for all; but the life that he lives, he lives to god. likewise you also reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to god in christ jesus our lord. skip to 14--for sin shall not have dominion over you for you are not under LAW but under GRACE.
jesus' death set us free from the law, yet mormonism teaches we must obey the law to be saved. please write me for more in-depth talks on this subject because we will have more time to expand on this. write me at [email protected] thank you. -RB (non-LDS)