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In Which I Unpack a Finance-Based Atonement Parable (or Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Work on Wall Street)

Understanding the Atonement is tough. To try to understand it, theologians have come up with theories to describe the whys and hows of the Atonement, and stories to illustrate how the Atonement works. 1,025 more words

Mormon

New Beginnings

I was sexually abused when I was 7 years old by a member of my immediate family. As a result of how it was handled, or not handled, I didn’t begin dealing with the abuse until I was 21. 635 more words

Abuse

The Marrow Conditions the Atonement on What God Does in the Sinner, by Hanko

The Marrow view involved a view of predestination that was essentially Amyrauldian. The counsel of God with respect to predestination contained a determinative decree and a hypothetical decree. 1,487 more words

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THE SECRET IN GETTING TO YOUR DESTINATION

If you took a trip from San Fransisco to Hawaii aboard a 747 jet with hundreds of other people, you might be appalled to know who was operating the airplane. 254 more words

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THE BEAUTY IN MENDING OUR BROKEN SELVES

There is a wonderful analogy that goes along with the Atonement that I would like to pass on:

The Japanese have an art of fixing broken potteries with mixed powdered gold, silver, or platinum.  98 more words

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WHAT IS THE ATONEMENT?

WHAT IS THE ATONEMENT?

Bruce R. McConkie: “The atonement is the most transcendent event that ever has occurred or ever will occur from creation’s morn through all the endless ages of eternity. 699 more words

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ADAM AND EVE FELL ON PURPOSE FOR OUR JOY

“The Fall was not a disaster. It wasn’t a mistake or an accident.  It was a deliberate part of the plan of salvation. We are God’s spirit  ‘offspring,’ sent to earth ‘innocent’ of Adam’s transgression. 96 more words

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