Question Box: The Atonement

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November 5, 2011

Question Box:  Do Mormons believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died on the cross and rose again? That He paid the price for our sins once and for all? And that there is no other way to the Father but through Jesus? Thank you.

Yes, we believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane, that He died on the cross, and that he rose again the third day.  We believe that Christ’s atonement (his suffering and death/resurrection) was for our sins, making it possible for us to repent and become clean again.  His perfect life provides an example for us in how to live and love others as He does.  We can become like Him as we give up our sins and change our lives to follow His teachings.  We believe “that there is no other way nor means whereby man can be saved, only through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ.” (Helaman 5 :9)

I know Christ loves us by the things He taught and the way He lived His life, culminating in His atonement for our sins.  I’ve added a short video below that the Church has produced to help demonstrate how the atonement works.

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