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

By , on January 28, 2018

Burton, General Authorities, Nibley

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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