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Jesus the Christ in ENGLISH

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Jesus the Christ in ENGLISH

  1. 1. 2Nephi 25:26 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, weprophesy of Christ , and we write according toour prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.
  2. 2. 1. The unity and continuity of His mission in all ages, even from the preexistence.2. The fact of His ante mortal GODSHIP3. The actuality of His birth in the flesh as the natural issue of divine and mortal parentage.4. The reality of a normal childhood and a brief mission.5. The reality of His death and physical resurrection, as a result of which the power of death shall be eventually overcome.6. The literalness of the atonement wrought by Him7. The foundation of His Church in the meridian of Time8. The restoration of His Priesthood and reestablishment of His Church9. The certainty of His return to earth in the future as the Lord and King. ( Jesus the Christ page 5)
  3. 3.  God the father said: Let us make man in our image, after our likeness..Gen 1:26 I, the Lord God, said unto mine Only Begotten; Behold, the man is become as one of us. PGP Moses 1:32 For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or power; all things were created by Him, and for Him; and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. Colos 1:16-17 “It would appear unnecessary to cite at great length in substantiating our affirmation that Jesus Christ was God even before He assumed a body of flesh.” J C page 38
  4. 4. The Preexistence CHRIST “The Being who is known among men as Jesus of Nazareth…existed with the Father prior to birth in the flesh; and that in the preexistent state He was chosen and ordained to be the one and only Savior and Redeemer of the human race.” JCp 6 AFTER SATAN PRESENTED HIS PLAN, then “…the humble offer of Jesus the Firstborn—to assume mortality and live among men as their Exemplar andThe FATHER explains: Teacher, observing the“And by the word of my power, have sanctity of man’s agency butI created them, which is mine Only teaching men to use arightBegotten Son, who is full of grace that divine heritage—WAS ACCEPTED
  5. 5. The Preexistence CHRIST Jesus then says: “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine ownAt his death Christ says: will, but the“I have glorified thee on the earth:I have finished the work which will of himthou gavest me to do. And now, O that sent me.”Father glorify thou me with thineown self with the glory which I hadwith thee before the world was.”
  6. 6.  After joining with Adam in the creation of this world, Jesus became the Jehovah of the Old Testament BEFORE HIS EARTHLY BIRTH. Jehovah (Jesus) guided the prophets as Amos testified: “Surely the lord god will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” 3:7 Jehovah caused the flood to baptize and cleanse the earth in the Days of Noah Jehovah brought the Jaredites to the New World after the Tower of Babel. Jehovah led Moses and the Israelites out of Egypt. Jehovah led the family of Lehi to the New World. Jehovah visited Nehemiah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Zechariah, Malachi, and the prophets of the Book of Mormon prior to his earthly birth.
  7. 7. The actuality of His birth in the flesh as the natural issue of divine and mortal parentage. “Born of a mortal mother He inherited the capacity to die; begotten by an immortal Sire he possessed as a heritage the power to withstand death indefinitely.” J the C 22
  8. 8. 1 Nephi 11: MARY THE MOTHER OF JESUS• 15. And I said unto him; A virgin, most beautiful and fair above all other virgins.• 16. And he said unto me; knowest thou the condescension of God?• 18. And he said unto me; behold the virgin whom thou seest is the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh.• 19. And it came to pass that I beheld that she was carried away in the spirit; and after she had been carried away in the Spirit for the space of a time the angel spake unto me, saying; Look!• 20. And I looked and beheld the virgin again, bearing a child in her arms.• 21. And the angel said unto me; Behold the lamb of God, yea, even the son of the Eternal Father!
  9. 9. God, who is infinite andimmortal, condescends to stepdown from his throne, to joinwith one who is finite andmortal in bringing forth, "afterthe manner of the flesh," theMortal Messiah.(the Mortal Messiah by McConkie Vol 1 Chap 1)
  10. 10. Jesus Christ was to be born of mortal woman, but was not the offspring of mortal man….In our Lord alone has been fulfilled the word of God spoken in relation to the fall of Adam, that the seed of the woman (JESUS) should have power to overcome Satan by bruising the serpent’s head.” JC 82Had the Jews been in power at the time of the Birth ofJesus Christ, He, Jesus Christ would have been the King ofthe Jews through the lineage of his Mother, Mary and/orthrough the lineage of the man whom everyone thoughtto be His father, Joseph. They were cousins and were theheirs of the royalty of the House of David.
  11. 11.  D & C 93: 11 And I, John, bear record that I beheld his glory as the glory of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth, even the Spirit of truth, which came and dwelt in the flesh, and dwelt among us. 12 And I, John, saw that he received not of the fullness at the first, but received grace for grace; 13 And he received not of the fullness at first, but continued from grace to grace, until he received a fullness 14 And thus he was called the Son of God, because he received not of the fullness at the first. 15 And I, John, bear record, and lo, the heavens were opened, and the Holy Ghost descended upon him in the form of a dove, and sat upon him, and there came a voice out of heaven saying: This is my beloved Son. 16 And I, John, bear record that he received a fullness of the glory of the Father; 17 And he received all power both in heaven and on earth, and the glory of the Father was with him, for he dwelt in him.
  12. 12.  Luke 2:40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of god was upon him. At 12 his parents found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of doctors…all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.” 2:46-47 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
  13. 13.  Isa: 53: 2 Forhe shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground; he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
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  15. 15.  He raised people from the dead (Lazarus, Daughter of Jairus & the Widow’s Son) He fasted and prayed to prepare himself for his 3 year mission and then he went among the people. He many times physically and spiritually fed his disciples. He taught in the road, in the synagoges, on mountains, by the well, by the sea, in the boats, in the cities and in the dwelling places of the people. He was honored by strangers and rejected by His own. He was baptized at 30 by one having the authority, by immersion at which event God the Father appeared to confirm and approve the same, after which he received the Holy Ghost.
  16. 16.  He healed the sick and caused the lame to walk. He contended with Lucifer and cast out devils. He blessed the little children wherever He went. He called 12 apostles and organized a Church. He “taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.” He washed the feet of the Apostles and gave them ordinances and the sacrament. He was transfigured with Peter, James and John to prepare them for priesthood leadership. He lived the perfect life. He showed the way to walk in the light He taught us to Pray, to ask, to seek, to knock He set the perfect example.
  17. 17. 1. As the one and only sinless MAN2. As the Only Begotten of the Father and therefore the only Being born to earth possessing in their fullness the attributes of both Godhood (ability to resist death) and manhood;3. As the one who had been chosen in the heavens and foreordained to this serviceWhat other man has been without sin, and therefore wholly exempt from the dominion of Satan, and to whom death, the wage of sin, is not naturally due? JC 21
  18. 18. LAWS EXIST MEN SINThe A Law Brokenliteralness of Requiresthe Someone toatonement Suffer awrought by PunishmentHim BLESSING PUNISHMENT JUSTICE IS SATISFIED BY THE SUFFERING AND SACRIFICE OF JESUS CHRIST, if we will ACCEPT HIS SACRIFICE
  19. 19. IMMORTALIY: What is it? LIFE AFTER DEATH—The Reuniting of Body and Spirit, a free gift to all mankind from Jesus ChristETERNAL LIFE: What is it? EXALTATION WITH THE FATHER, THE SON and our spouse and families after the Resurrection and Final Judgment.
  20. 20. JESUS CHRIST HAS AGREED TO PAY THE PRICE OF OUR SINS by HIS SUFFERING IF WE WILL TAKE UPON US HIS NAME AND IF WE WILL KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTSD & C 19: 15 Therefore I command you to repent—repent, lest I smiteyou by the rod of my mouth, and by my wrath, and by my anger, andyour sufferings be sore—how sore you know not, how exquisite youknow not, yea, how hard to bear you know not. 16 For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, thatthey might not suffer if they would repent 17 But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I; 18 Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, totremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer bothbody and spirit—and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, andshrink—
  21. 21. "17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father." JOHN 10: 17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father."
  22. 22. JUSTICE: And (Jesus) shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictionsand temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilledwhich saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of hispeople. And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bandsof death which bind his people; and he will take upon him theirinfirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to theflesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his peopleaccording to their infirmities. Now the spirit knoweth all things;nevertheless the son of God suffereth according to the flesh that hemight take upon him the sins of his people, that he might blot out theirtransgressions according to the power of his deliverance; and nowbehold, this is the testimony which is in me. Alma 7:11-13MERCY:2 Nephi 25:23 For we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after allwe can do.
  23. 23. Jesus Christ in Gethsemane
  24. 24. Mark 14: Mark said he was “sore amazed, …andvery heavy.”Jesus said: “My soul is exceeding sorrowful untodeath…“And he…fell on the ground, and prayed… Abba,Father, all things are possible unto thee; takeaway this cup from me; nevertheless not what Iwill, but what thou wilt” 34-36Savior cried out from the cross “My God, myGod, why hast thou forsaken me?” Mathew 27:46His atoning sacrifice accepted, our Redeemerprayed, “Father into thy hands I commend myspirit” Luke 23:46
  25. 25. James D. Talmadge James E. Talmadge states of Christ on the cross:“believes that the Lord Jesus “Fully realizing that He wasdied of a broken heart. The no longer forsaken, but thatpsalmist sang in dolorous His atoning sacrifice hadmeasure according to his been accepted by the Father,inspired prevision of the and that His mission in theLord’s passion; flesh had been carried to glorious consummation, He“Reproach hath broken my exclaimed in a loud voice ofheart; and I am full of holy triumph: IT ISheaviness; and I looked for FINISHED. In reverence,some to take pity, but there resignation and relief Hewas none; and for addressed the Father saying:comforters, but I found “Father, into thy hands Inone. They gave me also gall commend my spirit.” hefor my meat; and in my thirst bowed His head, andthey gave me vinegar to voluntarily gave up His life.drink.” Psalm 69:21, 21 JC 661-662
  26. 26.  The Angel said to the women at the tomb: “Fear not ye; for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here; for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him; lo, I have told you.” Matt 28:5-7Peter and John came to the tomb and found him not: “For asyet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again fromthe dead.” EVEN the apostles did not understand or believein the resurrection.
  27. 27.  While yet living Jesus testified: “Verily, verily I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; and hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this; for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. John 5:25-29 Missionary labor among the dead was inaugurated by the Christ; who of us can doubt that it has been continued by His authorized servants. J the C 675
  28. 28. After all that Christ had taught concerning Hisrising from the dead on that third day, theapostles were unable to accept the actuality ofthe occurrence; to their minds the resurrectionwas some mysterious and remote event, not apresent possibility. Jesus the Christ 683Recorded Appearances of Jesus Christ. J C 6991. To Mary Magdalene near the sepulchre2. To other women, between the sepulchre and Jerusalem3. To 2 disciples on the road to Emmaus4. To Peter near Jerusalem5. To 10 of the Apostles at Jerusalem6. To 11 apostles at Jerusalem7. To the apostles at the Sea of Tiberias8. To the 11 apostles -mountain in Galilee9. To 500 brethren at once by Galilee10. To James11. To the 11 apostles at the time of the ascension Mount of olives, near Bethany
  29. 29. On the first week of April in the 34th year, there arose a tempest in theNew World and a voice which said: “Behold, I am Jesus Christ the Son ofGod. I created the heavens and the earth, and all things that in themare. I was with the Father from the beginning.“Behold, for such I have laid down my life, and have taken it up again;therefore repent, and come unto me ye ends of the earth, and be saved.”Christ had risen; and following Him many of the righteous dead on thewestern continent rose from their graves and appeared as resurrected,immortalized being among the survivors of the land wide destruction;even as in Judea many of the Saints had been raised immediately afterthe resurrection of Christ.” JC 724
  30. 30. “About six weeks or more after the events last considered (the voice ofthe Lord to the Nephites) a great multitude of the Nephites hadassembled at the temple in the land called Bountiful, …they heard asound as of a Voice above.Behold my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, in whom I haveglorified my name; hear ye him.” JC 725Jesus appeared to the Nephites at Bountiful and said: Behold I amJesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come intothe world; and behold, I am the light and the life of theworld; and I have drunk out of that bitter cup which theFather hath given me, and have gloried the Father in takingupon me the sins of the world, in the which I have sufferedthe will of the Father in all things from the beginning.”Jesus Christ made similar visits to his OTHER SHEEP.
  31. 31. Thus a gift from Jesus theChrist to all mankind. The resurrection consists in the uniting of a spirit body with a body of flesh and bones, never again to be divided. The resurrection shall come to all, because of Christ’s victory over death. Jesus Christ had a power Jesus Christ was the first to be resurrected over death as a result of on the earth. being sired by a Father who was already Others were brought back from death, but immortal. Jesus were restored to mortality, whereas the submitted to His own death. He could have resurrection means to become immortal, stayed alive indefinitely without blood, yet with a body of flesh and bone. Bible Dict. 761
  32. 32.  Appeared to the boy Joseph Smith in the grove. Jesus Christ sent John the Baptist to restore the Aaronic priesthood, then Peter, James and John to restore the Melchizedek Priesthood. Jesus Christ sent Moroni to reveal the Book of Mormon Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph and Oliver in the Kirtland temple and then restored the keys of the gathering of Israel through Moses, the preaching of the gospel of Abraham through Elias and the sealing keys to turn the hearts of the children and fathers from Elijah Jesus authorized the organization of the Church of Jesus Christ with a first presidency and quorum of 12 apostles, seventies, bishops etc. Jesus Christ restored the FULLNESS OF THE GOSPEL
  33. 33.  Who invites Who comforts Who answers Who exhorts Who loves Who cries Who is troubled over the sins of mankind Who is filled with joy And Who gives us a reason to feel Joy He welcomes all who will come unto him. He patiently pleads with the Father on behalf of all who have become saints through his atoning blood. He is a true and merciful friend whether we befriend him or not He visits those who believe in him. He heals those who weep at the thought of being separated from Him He touches, is touched, and gives power. He remembers all his covenants and keeps all his promises. He is all-powerful, judging the world and vanquishing the wicked
  34. 34. HE IS:The SaviorThe Author of Eternal life and exaltationThe RedeemerThe Author of ResurrectionThe Captain of our Salvation, the Apostle and high priest of our professionThe Lord and giver of LifeThe LightThe WordThe MediatorThe Jehovah, Adonai or lord, YahvehThe God of Abraham, Isaac and JacobThe Anointed oneThe Only Begotten Son in the fleshThe First Born in the SpiritThe King of Kings and Lord of LordsThe CreatorThe Great I AM
  35. 35. 1. This Earth and the promise that he would come and pay the price of our sins.2. An example of what path men should follow.3. Prophets, apostles, revelation, the scriptures, and His words to guide us.4. He then suffered for each and every sin, pain, affliction, temptation, sickness, infirmity and transgression …thus fulfilling the demands of Justice.5. Gave up his Life so that resurrection after death, became possible, which is the definition of immortality.6. He pleads our case before God the father, and then it is through His Grace that He makes up the difference required to bring us to the throne of God the Father.
  36. 36. King oftheMillenium
  37. 37. HE HAS DONE SO MUCH FOR US, LET US DO SOMETHING FOR HIMAnd we talk of Christ, we rejoicein Christ, we preach of Christ, weprophesy of Christ , and we writeaccording to our prophecies, thatour children may know to whatsource they may look for aremission of their sins.