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Book of Mormon Study - Mosiah 15

Abinidi does an amazing job at explaining the role of our Savior as the great Intercessor. Because of the Atonement, He gained power to make intercession for the children of men...standing betwixt us and justice.


He paid the price we couldn't for ourselves. He faces the Father, satisfying the demands of justice. He faces us, extending the hands of mercy.

He redeemed us.

Were it not for this redemption He made for us, all mankind would have perished. We truly owe all we have to Him.

In verse 19 Abinindi teaches how this was the plan, and the Jesus was foreordained to be our Savior, from the pre-existence. What am amazing person the Savior was- to have a keen understanding of what would happen, and still volunteering for and fulfilling his mission.

It makes me want to do what verse 30 states: Break forth into joy, sing together...

Also, I’ve been terribly intreged by the whole concept of Father and Son. I love how Elder Bruce R. McConkie puts it. “The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one God in a sense far greater than merely being one in purpose. . . .

“In the exalted family of the Gods, the Father and the Son are one. They have the same character, perfections, and attributes. They think the same thoughts, speak the same words, perform the same acts, have the same desires, and do the same works. They possess the same power, have the same mind, know the same truths, live in the same light and glory. To know one is to know the other; to see one is to see the other; to hear the voice of one is to hear the voice of the other. Their unity is perfect. The Son is in the express image of his Father’s person; each has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; and both reign in power, might, and dominion over all the creations of their hands” (The Promised Messiah, 5, 9).

What did you think/learn today?

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