Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith, Crucifixion, Gethsemane, Mormon studies
The Savior’s Atonement is central to the theology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Prophet Joseph Smith wrote, “We believe that through the atonement of Christ all mankind may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.”1 On another occasion, he revealed that those inheriting the celestial kingdom are “made perfect through Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, who wrought out this perfect atonement through the shedding of his own blood” (Doctrine and Covenants 76:69).
Original Publication Citation
John Hilton III, “Joseph Smith, Gethsemane, and the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ,” How and What We Worship: Christology and Praxis in the Revelations of Joseph Smith, Rachel Cope, Carter Charles, Jordan Watkins, Ed. ( Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 2020), 303-329).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hilton, John III, "Joseph Smith, Gethsemane, and the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ" (2020). Faculty Publications. 4657.
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