The Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ is the heart and core and center of revealed religion.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie Christ and the Creation

January 28, 2018

Burton, General Authorities, Nibley

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Hugh W. Nibley depicts atonement in this manner: “There is not a word among those translated as ‘atonement’ which does not plainly indicate the return to a former state or condition; one rejoins the family, returns to the Father, becomes united, reconciled, embracing and sitting down happily with others after a sad separation. We want to get back, but to do that we must resist the alternative, being taken into the community of the ‘prince of this world’ (John 12:31).”

The Meaning of the Atonement, p. 26, quoted in Rulon T. Burton, We Believe – Doctrines and Principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Tabernacle Publishing Company, 1994

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