“Hope is a gift of the Spirit. It is a hope that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the power of His Resurrection, we shall be raised unto life eternal and this because of our faith in the Savior. This kind of hope is both a principle of promise as well as a commandment, and, as with all commandments, we have the responsibility to make it an active part of our lives and overcome the temptation to lose hope.”
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
The Messiah Behold The Lamb of God
He is indeed the Divine Son of a Divine Father, the literal Savior of the world.
Throughout the mortal life of Jesus of Nazareth every step taken and every word spoken lead ultimately to Atonement. The raising of Lazarus sets in motion the last days of Christ’s earthly ministry.
For the Christian world the places and settings where in Jesus takes His final steps toward thee Atonement have become Hallowed, the Upper Room, the Garden of Gethsemane, Calvary and the empty Tomb.
“The Atonement of Christ Jesus is deeply personal, in that it transforms us, it changes our desires, it changes our nature, that is what the Atonement of Jesus Christ is, it Redeems, it rescues, it lifts, it loves,
it transforms us into new creatures.”
Brent L. Top
And my Father sent me that I might be lifted up upon the cross; and after that I had been lifted up upon the cross, that I might draw all men unto me, that as I have been lifted up by men even so should men be lifted up by the Father….
3 Nephi 27:14
“The symbolism of the Cross of being lifted up is also a symbol of us lifted up to Eternal life.
Christ can’t be killed, He is part of the Father, but he can die. Therefore He Chooses to die, He is not executed.
This is the Son of God, he die’s of His own free will. He offers Himself on the Cross, He’s not killed on the cross. Jesus freely chose of His own accord mortal death to create spiritual Life.
He offered Himself freely for us.”
Paul Y. Hoskisson