Ensign, May 1975, pg. 92; “…“If you do not use the cross, what is the symbol of your religion?” I replied that the lives of our people must become the only meaningful expression of our faith and, in fact, therefore, the symbol of our worship.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
Gal. 6:14; “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.”
WHERE IS JESUS????
Marion Romney, Ensign, pg. 6 May 1982; “Having thus taken upon himself mortality, having suffered in Gethsemane for the sins of all men, and having given his life on the cross, there remained for him but to break the bonds of death—the fourth and last requirement—to complete his earthly mission as Redeemer.”
Colossians 2:13-14; “And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross.”
Okay the whole idea of Jesus’ requirements to fulfill His mission is rather disturbing but with that aside Jesus did NOT pay for man’s sins in the Garden of Eden! If He paid for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane, why did He have to die?