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Hurricane Utah

Adult Religion Class


1. Yes:
1 Corinthians 13:7.
2. No: Refers to Mary,
not Jesus.
3. No: Number not
mentioned.
4. Yes: John 6:53.
5. No: Tradition,
not scripture.
6. Yes: John 1:4042.
7. No: Karl Marx.
8. No: Celestial and
terrestrial only
(1 Corinthians
15:40).
9. Yes: 1 Corinthians
14:3435.
10.No: 3 Nephi 27:13.
11.Yes: Romans 4:15.
12.Yes:
James 2:2124.
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Thursdays, 7:008:45 PM.
30 weeks.
4 Sep 201428 May 2015.
Holiday break: 27 Nov 20141 Jan 2015
(no class for 6 weeks).
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Thematic approach:
Synoptic Gospels.
Acts.
Gospel of John.
The Epistles of John.
The Epistles of Paul
(chronological).
The General Epistles.
Revelation.
After the NT.
Why not a harmonized
approach?
1. Different chronologies.
2. Stories with different
length, different
details.
3. Importance of
individual focus.
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Required: The Standard Works.
1981 or later edition preferable.
Recommended: A modern-English
study Bible.

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Bring us to Christ by understanding
the text through
History.
Textual development.
Archeology.
Culture.
Modern revelation.
Faith.
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How and why is the Latter-day Saint
understanding of the New Testament
different from that of other Christians?

Premortal life Ancient ordinances
Jehovah = Jesus Christ Priesthood
Great Apostasy
Eternal truth vs. culture & tradition
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The fundamental principles of our
religion [are] the testimony of the
apostles and prophets concerning Jesus
Christ, that he died, was buried, and
rose again the third day, and ascended
up into heaven; and all other things are only
appendages to these, which pertain to our
religion. Joseph Smith, July 1838
Allegory of a father who must sacrifice
his son to save others?
Substitutionary punishment?
Economic relief?
An infinite atonement
(2 Nephi 9:7; 25:16; Alma 34:12).
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Galatians 3:13; 2 Nephi 9:21;
D&C 19:16.
Vicarious imputation of sin +
appeasement of divine justice.
Scapegoat (Leviticus 16:2022).
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There Is a Green Hill Far
Away (Hymn #194)
We may not know, we cannot
tell,
What pains he had to bear,
But we believe it was for us
He hung and suffered there.
Cecil Francis Alexander
How Great the Wisdom and
the Love (Hymn #195)
His precious blood he freely
spilt;
His life he freely gave,
A sinless sacrifice for guilt,
A dying world to save.
Eliza R. Snow


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We all make mistakes. Sometimes we
harm ourselves and seriously injure others
in ways that we alone cannot repair. We
break things that we alone cannot fix. It
is then in our nature to feel guilt and
humiliation and suffering, which we alone
cannot cure. That is when the healing power of
the Atonement will help. If Christ had not made
His Atonement, the penalties for mistakes would
be added one on the other. Life would be
hopeless. But He willingly sacrificed in order that
we may be redeemed.
President Boyd K. Packer, April 2001
Jeremiah 31:11; Matthew 20:28;
1 Timothy 2:56; 2 Nephi 9:812.
Christ was offered as payment to regain
mens souls.
Redeemed
(Hebrews 9:12; 1 Peter 1:1819).

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Tis Sweet to Sing the
Matchless Love (Hymn #176)
For Jesus died on Calvary,
That all through him might
ransomed be.
Then sing hosannas to his
name;
Let heavn and earth his love
proclaim.
George A. Manwaring
O God the Eternal Father
(Hymn #175)
When Jesus, the Anointed,
descended from above
And gave himself a ransom
to win our souls with love
With no apparent beauty, that
man should him desire
He was the promised Savior,
to purify with fire.
William W. Phelps
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Among the most significant of Jesus Christs
descriptive titles is Redeemer. The word
redeem means to pay off an obligation or a
debt. Redeem can also mean to rescue or set
free as by paying a ransom. If someone
commits a mistake and then corrects it or
makes amends, we say he has redeemed himself.
Each of these meanings suggests different facets of
the great Redemption accomplished by Jesus Christ
through His Atonement, which includes, in the words
of the dictionary, to deliver from sin and its
penalties, as by a sacrifice made for the sinner.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson, April 2013
2 Nephi 9:2526; Mosiah 15:89;
Alma 34:1417; 42:1315.
Christ reconciles justice and mercy by
offering himself.
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While of These Emblems We
Partake (Hymn #173)
The law was broken; Jesus
died
That justice might be
satisfied,
That man might not remain a
slave
Of death, of hell, or of the
grave.
John Nicholson
Behold the Great Redeemer
Die (Hymn #191)
Behold the great Redeemer
die,
A broken law to satisfy.
He dies a sacrifice for sin,
That man may live and glory
win.
Eliza R. Snow
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Our Master lived a perfect, sinless life
and therefore was free from the demands
of justice. He is perfect in every
attribute, including love, compassion,
patience, obedience, forgiveness, and
humility. His mercy pays our debt to
justice when we repent and obey Him. Since with
even our best efforts to obey His teachings we
will still fall short, because of His grace we will
be saved, after all we can do.
Elder Richard G. Scott, October 2006
John 6:44; 12:32; 2 Nephi 26:24;
D&C 18:11.
Christs sacrifice motivates mankind to
repentance.
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I Stand All Amazed
(Hymn #193)
I think of his hands pierced
and bleeding to pay the
debt!
Such mercy, such love, and
devotion can I forget?
No, no, I will praise and
adore at the mercy seat,
Until at the glorified throne I
kneel at his feet.
Charles H. Gabriel
God Loved Us So He Sent His
Son (Hymn #187)
Oh, love effulgent, love
divine!
What debt of gratitude is
mine,
That in his offring I have part
And hold a place within his
heart.
Edward P. Kimball
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We proclaim our Savior and Redeemer,
Jesus Christ. All that we areall that we
will ever bewe owe to Him. While we
gaze in awe at His majesty, He does not
ask us to stay our distance but bids us to
come unto Him. I stand at the door, and knock: if
any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will
come in to him.
Elder Neal L. Andersen, April 2009
Substitution.
Ransom.
Satisfaction.
Moral imperative.
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We bear testimony, as His duly ordained
Apostlesthat Jesus is the Living Christ,
the immortal Son of God. He is the great
King Immanuel, who stands today on the right
hand of His Father. He is the light, the life, and
the hope of the world. His way is the path that
leads to happiness in this life and eternal life
in the world to come. God be thanked
for the matchless gift of His divine Son.
The Living Christ: The Testimony of
the Apostles the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, 1 January 2000