Mormon Dilemma 135
Discourses of Brigham Young, pg. 59; “Is there a debt contracted between the Father and his children? There is. Our first parents transgressed the law that was given them in the garden; their eyes were opened. This created the debt. What is the nature of this debt? It is a divine debt. What will pay it? I ask, Is there anything short of a divine sacrifice that can pay this debt? No; there is not.”
Hebrews 9:22, 26-28; “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. 26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”
The words of Brigham Young sound nothing short of the gospel!
The sin of Adam and Eve did indeed create a debt that none of us are capable of paying. The only way our debt is cleared is by the shed blood of the perfect Lamb of God.
John the Baptist pointed the people (us too) directly to Jesus, the very Lamb of God (John 1:29).
Lambs were the daily sacrifice made by the people at the temple so we could be reconciled to God. Being offered everyday represented that blood was always flowing and the lamb being meek was a type of Christ to come. Well now He was here! He is our Passover Lamb appointed by God! (Romans 3:25) And as you can see, God was well pleased with the sacrifice He offered for our sin. Also see Hebrews 9:12 which says He was offered once for sin.
The blood of the Lamb Jesus takes away the sins of the world indicating this is a continual work and not a onetime thing as the Mormon Church says elsewhere in the 2nd Article of Faith.
The message of Mr. Young sounds absolutely wonderful, now if they just believed it. This is truly a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
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