Keywords

Mormon studies, final seven statements of Christ, Biblical studies

Abstract

In 1929 Reverend James Reid wrote about the Savior’s directive from the Sermon on the Mount to “pray for them that despitefully use you” (Matthew 5:44). Although many might feel this is an impossible task, Reid offers a reminder: “Yet the words stand, and challenge us today, because He who spoke them passed His own test, and passed it triumphantly. . . . For, as [Luke] tells us, when they crucified Him, and had done their devilish work on his poor body. . . . His first word [on the cross] was a literal prayer for His enemies, ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.’” This statement is illustrative of thousands of homilies, articles, and other writings connected to the final seven statements of Jesus Christ.

Original Publication Citation

Hilton, J., III, Cutler, M., Hyde, E.K. "Teachings of Church Leaders on Christ’s Final Seven Statements." Religious Educator, Vol. 22, No. 1 (2021), 79-99

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2021

Publisher

Religious Educator

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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