I use the word propose on purpose because it is a marriage of a spiritual sort that is being proposed. What good is it to have a savior if no one is saved? >> “Let’s see, halfway to the celestial kingdom is . /Kids [ 116 0 R 117 0 R ] The scriptures teach of ordinary people using the Atonement to "walk in newness of life." &el#o'G;2u)]Tn=)]'bF-RU/b2)@$E2*3l]4$,Mc4$,M)%1Wjb()S85(aCda+Xf*- 2:8). Only by tapping his perfection can we hope to qualify. is a thought that can safely guide us home. I’ll be worthy of it then.” That’s not how it was designed to work. 14, that each person needs to be fully persuaded in his or her own mind, and do the best he or she can, and above all avoid putting a stumblingblock in front of his or her neighbor. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Please turn to Ether 3:2. Copyright © 2016 Times & Seasons. before mine eyes.” (D&C 38:2). But his reasoning for disbelieving in such a foreknowledge is flawed from the beginning, and so other theories like this one of the atonement likewise get constricted in unnecessary ways. [email protected](er(9Rlf?9]?XrCkK1c+'QR3\USV'Ml_V'Ml_V'Mu=f`~> /F5 47 0 R Some of my students are studying business, and they understand it better if I talk in business terms. And we must love him too, And trust in his redeeming blood, And try his works to do” (“There Is a Green Hill Far Away,” Hymns, 1985, no. Add an image, Do you know any background info about this artist? I remember her saying through her tears, “I’ve always believed he is the Son of God. Believing Christ: A Practical Approach to the Atonement, ← The Fourth Point: Caring for the Poor and Needy, The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents Volume 2 →, http://feastuponthewordblog.org/2012/06/01/announcing-a-series-_believing-christ_-revisited/, http://www.lds.org/ensign/1990/04/beauty-for-ashes-the-atonement-of-jesus-christ, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLXr9it_pbY, http://mormonmatters.org/2012/09/23/127-grace/. "Walk in Newness of Life" | Lloyd D. Newell, Apr 2014. 20 0 obj O8YFF!,>,P,a?1'k26,9q%?WPDQCd\qf9W>Xjq[Hrr?q=P*NV^)Sb[_&lQ2=j&c2i See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. I can’t have the full blessings of the gospel because I did this, or I did that. nd-a'2L\)_$tGmW*+4Y#&3oOs8:T(;Q8!aJ,c>3"27e`pNld+Nr?+Z- Things were going pretty well. He had always believed in Christ. To have faith in his ability, in his power to cleanse and to save, that is the other half. /Type /Pages Both as a bishop and as a teacher in the Church, I have learned that there are many who believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the Savior of the world, but who do not believe that he can save them. Stephen E. Robinson was a professor of ancient scripture at BYU when this devotional address was given on 29 May 1990. I’m weak and imperfect, and I don’t have all the talents that Brother (or Sister) So-and-So has. I’ll tell you what’s wrong. Something happened in my wife that I can only describe as “dying spiritually.” She wouldn’t talk about it; she wouldn’t tell me what was wrong. That’s not good enough!”. Stephen E. Robinson is Department Chair of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University. I can erase it. There are sins that maim; there are sins that wound our spirits. /PageLayout /SinglePage What effect, if any, does the atonement have on your day-to-day life? �� I was serving in the bishopric. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html This is why the Savior says, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt. Abu (#1), thanks for linking to the series by Joe Spencer on Believing Christ. PDF Assembly Combo 3.4 for Windows from PDFeverywhere.com