When Pilate asked Jesus, “What is truth?” Pilate told the Jews he was satisfied with his answer and could “find in him no fault at all.” (John 18:38) Jesus had already answered this question for His disciples: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6) The early followers of Jesus called the Christian movement, “The Way.” Jesus is the way back to the Father and the greatest of all the gifts of God — Eternal Life. (highlights mine)
He extended the great promise, “If any man will do his will, he shall KNOW of the doctrine, whether it be of God or whether I speak of myself.” (John 7:17) In other words, if we live the doctrine He is teaching, we can know it is true by the fruits. Wherefore by their fruits, ye shall know them.” (Luke 6:43-44)
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Is not the resurrection of Christ the most miraculous and well documented miracle in the history of the Earth? How are we saved through the atonement? Is it through Christ’s sufferings or is it through His resurrection?” Most Christians – including members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – look only to the cross and His sufferings to cover our sins as we accept Him as our Savior. We often hear the prayer phrase, “We are grateful for Thy atoning sacrifice” — leaving out the resurrection.
Without the Resurrection We Are Damned
Does it surprise you then to know that without the resurrection we are damned! We would be in Satan’s grasp forever. For the early Christians who lived at the time Jesus arose from the tomb, it was such a spectacular event that they could not stop talking about it. To see the glorified risen Lord after all his suffering and most horrendous death on the cross was a contrast that the early Christians shared with great enthusiasm.
The membership in the Church grew rapidly as people internalized the implications of Jesus arising from the dead and opening the door for all of us to do the same – along with the anticipated and promised blessings of eternal life. Before His resurrection eternal life was a belief and hope for the faithful. With His resurrection, it became a reality.
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Christmas is a wonderful time to share the “Gospel of Good News” and I would like to share a brief account of my conversion to Christ. It has do with my losing most my hearing in my left ear, for which I’m grateful and I will tell you why. First, let me give you a bit of background which taught me that the Lord’s ways are not man’s ways.
After graduating from BYU, I accepted a job at the National Bureau of Standards, where they would pay my tuition to the University of Colorado, if I worked full time. We had a goal to get a doctorate and come back and teach at BYU.
However, I was in no hurry; we were raising our family, were active in the church, and helped build a chapel in Boulder and the Denver West Stake Center in Arvada for our church. I also taught at the university.
In 1965, I was working on my master’s thesis toward understanding how to best use atomic clocks, as they were relatively new at that time. It was a challenging problem, and classical theories were not adequate for the task.
The Lord’s Way
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How Does The Great Deceiver Work?
Living in the most exciting time in the history of the Earth and the great deceiver knowing it is his last hour, it behooves us to know his tactics that we are not deceived. Some of the subtlest lies being perpetrated are, “There is no devil.” And, “In our sophisticated society people are not possessed by devils; that is a New Testament thing.”
We live in the day of the great division: Those who are humble followers of Christ and those otherwise. Satan, unfortunately, is having massive success with “those otherwise,” who are not so wise as to the subtleness of Satan! Satan will do anything to turn us away from Christ or to keep us from coming to Him.
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