An Easter Message
Gaining or grasping just a sliver of understanding of the Atonement of Jesus Christ makes one appreciate what love for another truly means. The following is an excerpt of a talk (or sermon) given by (who I know to be) a man of God. What is being said is not specific to the church with which he represents, but can be appreciated by all Christian faiths. What he says can help us appreciate and understand, if even a little, the great sacrifice Jesus Christ made and the great blessings this sacrifice gave for us.
This next message has personal meaning to me. This man, Bruce R. McConkie, was just thirteen days away from death brought on by cancer. Elder McConkie had written many books on the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. This man somehow knew this would be his last time to speak publicly, and he chose his favorite topic to express his heart. As he progresses, you can hear and feel his personal love, empathy, and appreciation for the great sacrifice Jesus made; again a message all Christians can appreciate and is not specific to a single church.
Now it may be obvious to you what my chosen religion is. Many lies and half-truths have surrounded my church since its founding in the 1830’s. My intent for posting this was not conversion nor debate, but to show my respect for this holy week and its culmination on Easter Sunday. Like conservatives getting lies spewed at them from liberals, Mormons have been treated much the same way since the beginning. If there’s one thing I want to express or at least set clear is that I know that Jesus is the Christ, the messiah prophesied about since the beginning. He is innocent, sinless, spotless. He is the literal son of God, our Heavenly Father. He paid the ultimate price so we don’t have to. Once again, I think Jeffrey Holland says it better than me:
Happy Easter everyone!
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