Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Jesus Christ, Our Savior, Our Brother

Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and the Son of God. He is our Redeemer. The Holy Bible teaches us that Jesus Christ's mother was Mary, His father on earth was Joseph, that He was born in Bethlehem and raised in Nazareth, and labored with Joseph as a carpenter. When he turned 30, He began a three-year ministry of teaching, blessing, and healing the people of the Holy Land. He also organized His Church and gave His apostles "power and authority" Luke 9:1 to assist in His work.

What do we mean when we say He is the Savior of the world? The Redeemer? Each of these titles point to the truth that Jesus Christ is the only way by which we can return to live with our Heavenly Father again. Jesus suffered and was crucified for the sins of the world, giving each of God’s children the gift of repentance and forgiveness. Only by His mercy and grace can anyone be saved. His resurrection prepared the way for every person to overcome physical death as well. These events are called the Atonement. In short, Jesus Christ saves us from sin and death. For that, he is very literally our Savior and Redeemer. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and He will be our Lord forever. Does that show why it's so important to read his scriptures that he has blessed us with? Using the scriptures as tools to help us progress we can come to know our Savior better. We can learn about his life, his sufferings and the things he did before his death and after he was resurrected from the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon. He not only visited the people in Jeruselem after he was resurrected but he visited those people who were in the American continent as well. Thats what the Book of Mormon is about, those people who were living in the Americas 600 bc-400 ad.

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