Mormon Definition of Jesus’ Sacrifice Empty of True Meaning

28 March

Online LDS Bible Dictionary;“Crucifixion, A Roman form of punishment, usually inflicted only on slaves and the lowest criminals. The Lord was condemned to it at the request of the mob on a nominal charge of sedition against Caesar. The purple robe, the crown of thorns, and other insults to which He was subjected were illegal. The punishment was preceded by scourging. The criminal was made to carry his own cross to the place of execution, which was always outside the city. His clothing was the perquisite of the soldiers who carried out the sentence. The cross was driven into the ground so that the feet of the prisoner were a foot or two above the surface. The cross was watched by four soldiers at a time until death took place, which was sometimes not until the third day.”

1 Peter 2:24; “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”

The online LDS dictionary does not carry the word ‘cross’ in it, but it does have the word ‘crucifixion’. I’ll leave that for the reader to contemplate…

We’ve not copied and pasted just a small section of their definition, rather, what you see is what they listed.

You’ll  notice how their definition is void of any significant meaning of the cross, how it was prophesied about in Deuteronomy 21:23 (1,400 yrs BC), or that Paul speaks of it in Galatians 3:13.

The reason for their lack of info about Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross is because of their belief He atoned for sin in the Garden of Gethsemane. D&C 19:18.

They don’t want to tell the whole truth because it’d mean their church has lied. We find true salvation in nothing else but the blood of Christ, which was shed on the cross. The reason He did this is to pay for sins you and I, have committed.

God promised long before Jesus was born, a Savior would redeem us – if He sent a Savior, what use is there for works? The temples, the tithes, and even their prophets have all taken the place of Jesus.

Whatever you do this week, don’t pass up the opportunity to set the record straight with the Mormon you in your life. Please know that we’re praying for you as you share the truth about our sweet Jesus!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor 1:18

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