Why do you think Abinadiâs words affected King Noah the way they did? As students identify consequences of breaking Godâs laws, erase the word Fines from the board. It is then that all will fully see the salvation of the Lord. 16 And it came to pass that I did arm them with bows, and with arrows, with swords, and with cimeters, and with clubs, and with slings, and with all manner of weapons which we could invent, and I and my people did go forth against the Lamanites to battle. ... And, maybe I need to clarify. We shall follow them, and through them we shall work out our salvation here on earth in the Lord's own way." About 148 B.C. They will receive a celestial glory. In addition to that divine lineal relationship, Christ also acts as the Father in that he is the Creator of heaven and earth [see Mosiah 15:4], is the father of our spiritual rebirth and salvation, and is faithful in honoringâand therefore claiming the power ofâthe will of his Father above that of his own willâ (JeffreyÂ R. Holland, Christ and the New Covenant: The Messianic Message of the Book of Mormon , 183â84). The will of the Son was swallowed up in the will of the Father beginning with the Savior's work in the temple at age 12. I have discussed at length several of these scriptures in which Christ is called the Father, in The Heart of the Gospel: … The phrase appears to be an English translation of the biblical . Then he says, Now can I get them through?...So he goes ahead as our sponsor and clears the legal difficulties. It includes all the prophets who have since been resurrected in order to fulfill special angelic functions (i.e. It is a part of the first resurrection because they will come forth after those who are "the first fruits" (or those who come forth in the morning of the first resurrection, see DC 88:98). Mosiah 15 O, how beautiful upon the mountains are their feet! 15 Yea, and it came to pass that they fled, all that were not overtaken, even into the city of Nephi, and did call upon me for protection. The Savior had submitted to the will of the Father long before he ever uttered those famous words in Gesthemane, not my will, but thine, be done (Lu 22:42). If not resolved, broken laws can cause your life to be miserable and would keep you from returning to Godâ (RichardÂ G. Scott, âThe Atonement Can Secure Your Peace and Happiness,â Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2006,Â 42). The Know. Invite a student to read Mosiah 17:11 aloud. Ask students how they would feel facing such a penalty. Final Thoughts. He exchanged the dominion of a god for the dependence of a babe. Ask the class to follow along, looking for who Abinadi indicated will not be redeemed from their sins. Then ask them to imagine that a family member or friend offers to pay the fines for them. Alma hid and wrote the words of Abinadi. He explains that all those who have published peace will be blessed for their efforts. Those who exhibit willful rebellion are on the shallow end of the mercy pool. Therefore, they were called the children of Christ, his sons, and his daughters; for behold, this day he hath spiritually begotten you; for ye say that your hearts are changed through faith on his name; therefore, ye are changed through faith on his name; therefore, ye are born of him and have become his sons and his daughters (Mosiah 5:7). Some will inherit a celestial glory. And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father! Scriptural Commentary (or Inspired Babbling) Thursday, June 27, 2013. If one is the Son of God, given all his power, authority, and grace, then one is also God and should also be referred to as "the Father." He is teaching that there is no need to be polytheistic just because there is a Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. He breaks the barrier, and then he faces the problem of our legal right to go on. Answer . This qualifies the seed for the familial relationship. Little children cannot repent; wherefore it is awful wickedness to deny the pure mercies of God unto them, for they are all alive in him because of his mercy (Moroni 8:19). Explain that Abinadiâs words in Mosiah 15:1â7 are about Jesus Christâs roles as the Son of God and as a Father. According to Abinadiâs explanation, what does Jesus Christ do to redeem us? Thus, as our Savior and Redeemer, he answers the ends of the law; he pays the price, he makes sure the irrevocable decrees of a just God are fulfilled, and thereby satisfies the demands of justice. Ask the class to follow along, looking for how Abinadi remained true to God. Mosiah 15:18 O How Beautiful upon the Mountains Are the Feet of Him That Bringeth Good Tidings: Hugh Nibley comments, "Why would help come from the mountains? The prophets, then are the servants of Jesus Christ and have been from the beginning of time. "Fortunately the Lord will judge us all by the intent of the heart as well as by our understanding. The first resurrection is the resurrection of life (Jn 5:29). Invite a student to read Mosiah 17:12 aloud. Mosiah 15:1-5 explains that Christ is called both the Father and the Son—the Father because He was conceived by the power of God, giving Him the power and divine attributes of God. In what ways is Jesus Christ both a Father and a Son? Abinadi is sure that all the holy prophets have met these requirements. "We are taught that we will be punished for our own sins, but what of these millions who sinned ignorantly, not having any knowledge of the mission of the Son of God? . Think on the story of Alvin Smith. If it is only tolerable for them, that must not mean a celestial glory. The same idea is expressed in 3 Nephi 1:14, and Ether 4:12. 1. As a just God, Christ can't destroy the wicked until they have received a sufficient witness. that nothing is held back-whether turf, attitude, or hobbies. Mosiah 15-16 form the central message in the Book of Mosiah. Abinadi's interpretation of the concept of "seeing the salvation of the Lord" revolves around the day of judgment. When we raise our arm to the square to sustain the leaders of the Church, the words of Abinadi and Isaiah should come to mind, how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who shall hereafter publish peace! (McConkie and Millet, Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, vol. It was a trade of unparalleled dimension, a condescension of incredible proportions, a descent of incalculable depth. Obviously not! Those innocent through ignorance will be resurrected according to the justice of God. The king cast Alma out and sent servants to kill him. The Sunday School answer is that they are "one in purpose," and that concept encapsulates a portion of the doctrine. Abinadi teaches about Jesus Christâs role as Redeemer, When we speak of the Father, who are we usually referring to? This is the meaning of the following passage, their resurrection cometh to pass before the resurrection of those who die after the resurrection of Christ (Alma 40:19). President J.Â Reuben Clark Jr. described some characteristics of seminary and institute students: âThe youth of the Church are hungry for things of the Spirit; they are eager to learn the gospel, and they want it straight, undilutedâ (The Charted Course of the Church in Education, rev.Â ed. Because Jesus Christ took upon himself flesh, Abinadi informs us that he is the Son. Explain that in paying the fines, the family member or friend would redeem them from their punishment. (1 Timothy 2:5.) Explain that because we have sinned and broken the laws of God, we must be punished. And so, the great Jehovah, creator of worlds without number, infinite in virtue and power, made his entry into this world in swaddling clothes and a manger." The book of Mosiah is a book of saviors and deliverers, as explained by John W. Welch: ... (Mosiah 15:9; 17:8). Invite several students who are willing to share their testimonies of and appreciation for Jesus Christâs role as our Redeemer. We can also find a kind of progressive or climactic parallelism combined with a midrash on Isaiah 52:7 in Mosiah 15:15–18, in the words of Abinadi: And O how beautiful 64 upon the mountains were their feet! [The Jews in Jerusalem lost this knowledge concerning the Messiah, even with so many prophets pointing to this purpose. The final resurrection will be deferred until the end of the thousand years of peace, and will be in connection with the last judgment." Can you explain these in easy terms. Point out that some passages in the scriptures refer to Jesus Christ as the Father. Elohim is God, and Jehovah is God. The word betwixt means between. As in all things, our job is to learn to submit our wills to the will of the Father as effectively as did our Exemplar, Jesus Christ. He also taught that Jesus Christ would bring about the Resurrection of all people and that the righteous would come forth in the First Resurrection, meaning they would be resurrected before the wicked. There are many signs of the times. As logic would have it, this spiritual rebirth is not without parentage. This scripture applies to the prophets and apostles of our day. If a person never had the opportunity to know anything about the plan of salvation, then surely he should not be held accountable for his deeds in the flesh on an equality with the man who knew the truth and then refused to obey it. And I looked and beheld the virgin again, bearing a child in her arms. 'For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.' Invite a student to read Mosiah 15:8â9 aloud. This phrase, "bands of death," in English is exclusive to the Book of Mormon in the LDS Standard Works, and it appears for the first time here. [Quoting Mosiah 15:13-18], "So spoke Abinadi. Have ye experienced this mighty change in your hearts? Abinadi uses similar language, saying, they have a part in the first resurrection. (Help students identify the following truth: Those who do not hearken to the voice of the Lord and repent will not be redeemed from their sins. [King Mosiah] 15 And the king said that a seer is greater than a prophet. As Abinadi explains the meaning of Isaiah, he repeats this doctrine, And who shall be his seed?...they whose sins he has borne; these are they for whom he has died, to redeem them from their transgressions. 2, pp. . That is explained very well in those wonderful verses of Isaiah which the prophet Abinadi uses so effectively, Isaiah 52:7 . Ask the class to follow along, looking for what Jesus Christ does to redeem us. Alma believes Abinadi and is cast out; Abinadi is burned. "Two general resurrections are mentioned in the scriptures, and these may be specified as first and final, or as the resurrection of the just and the resurrection of the unjust. After a few minutes, the daughter opened her scriptures and read Mosiah 3:19 to her father. We are used to differentiating Elohim from Jehovah with the terms "Father" and "Son." These feel the weight of the ruthless demands of divine justice more fully than any other group. 2 And because he dwelleth in flesh he shall be called the Son of God, and having subjected the flesh to the will of the Father, being the Father and the Son—. There is serious doubt about whether our admission is really justified, so he generously intercedes for us. These people would have the gospel preached to them in the spirit world and would be able to receive all of the blessings given to those resurrected at the time of the first resurrection, even though they would not be resurrected until … As Paul would say, God forbid. In AugustÂ 1916, the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles issued a doctrinal exposition to clarify scriptural teachings about the roles of God the Father and Jesus Christ. Ask students to listen for some consequences of breaking Godâs laws: âJustice â¦ requires that every broken law be satisfied. Abinadi is not referring to this "first resurrection." We know the law. KnoWhys KnoWhys on Mosiah 11 KnoWhys on Mosiah 12 KnoWhys on Mosiah 13 KnoWhys on Mosiah 14 KnoWhys on Mosiah 15 KnoWhys on Mosiah 16 KnoWhys on Mosiah 17 Recommended Resources Learn about the Book of Mormon with verse by verse commentaries from renowned Book of Mormon scholars like John W. Welch and Brant A. Gardner in the ScripturePlus app. (Teachings of the Book of Mormon, Lecture 35, p. 85), Abinadi is obviously expounding on the words of Isaiah, when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin he shall see his seed (Mosiah 14:10). (Mosiah 15:4; 16:15; see also Alma 11:38-39; 3 Nephi 9:15; Ether 4:7; D&C 45:1.) And thus he shall bring salvation to all those who shall believe on his name; this being the intent of this last sacrifice, to bring about the bowels of mercy, which overpowereth justice, and bringeth about means unto men that they may have faith unto repentance. What then should be our definition of "the first resurrection"? Abinadi explained that willful rebellion refers to those who have known the gospel but have forsaken it (see Mosiah 15:26–27). Mosiah 28:6–7: Alma 17:35: Alma 19:23: And it came to pass that 1 king Mosiah went and inquired of the Lord if he should let his sons go up among the Lamanites to preach the word. On the board, place a picture of the Savior (such as the picture Jesus the Christ) between the offender and the punishment. The following excerpts from that statement may help students understand Abinadiâs teaching about Jesus Christ as Father and Son: â[One] sense in which Jesus Christ is regarded as the âFatherâ has reference to the relationship between Him and those who accept His gospel and thereby become heirs of eternal life.Â â¦. The prophet reminds his readers of the fall of Ar, the capital of Moab, and Kir, their chief fortress. The following excerpts from that statement may help … (CR, April 1977, p. Mosiah 15: 14-18 — LeGrand Baker — ancient temple drama This week’s scripture, is an explanation of one of the most beautiful and most often quoted passages of Isaiah. (Mosiah 15:21-25; Alma 40.) This does not mean that He and Heavenly Father are the same person. He spoke of this as the condescension of God, asking Nephi, Knowest thou the condescension of God… This applies to those thousands of saints who were yet to proclaim the gospel. But do you have to be a prophet to be born again? We get a hint of what will happen to them from the D&C, And then shall the heathen nations be redeemed, and they that knew no law shall have part in the first resurrection; and it shall be tolerable for them (DC 45:54, italics added). According to the divine plan the truth of the gospel must eventually be declared to them, for it is written that '... the voice of the Lord is unto all men, and there is none to escape; and there is no eye that shall not see, neither ear that shall not hear, neither heart that shall not be penetrated.' Read this week's … (JS-M 1:4) In the rest of the chapter, many signs are given and then the Lord says, this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a witness unto all nations, and then shall the end come, or the destruction of the wicked (JS-M 1:31, italics added). One day the account will be closed, a settlement demanded. Mosiah 15 is a commentary on Mosiah 14 (Isaiah 53) Isaiah 53 (Mosiah 14) Abinadi’s Commentary Mosiah 14:2 2 For he 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. One might ask which of these signs is the most important. It includes all those who were resurrected with him after his First Coming. Those who die before the resurrection of Christ were to be resurrected with Christ. This principle is taught in the law of sacrifice as found in the law of Moses, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the Lord....[the priest] shall do with the bullock as he did with the bullock for a sin offering...the priest shall make an atonement for them, and it shall be forgiven them (Lev 4:2,20). (Help students identify the following truth: Jesus Christ redeems those who hearken to the words of the prophets, believe in His redeeming power, and repent of their sins. It means that Jesus Christ can also be called âthe Father,â for a number of important reasons. They cannot be held accountable for their actions which were done in faith and obedience to that which they devoutly believed and had been taught. How wondrous it is to truly understand what was packaged in that tiny body held by mother Mary? (Tad R. Callister, The Infinite Atonement, p. 64). 233-4), "...having redeemed them, and satisfied the demands of justice. (Lu 2:49). Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven (Matt 6:10). Joseph Smith records: I beheld the celestial kingdom of God...I saw Father Adam and Abraham; and my father and my mother; my brother Alvin, that has long since slept; And marveled how it was that he had obtained an inheritance in that kingdom, seeing that he had departed this life before the Lord had set his hand to gather Israel the second time, and had not been baptized for the remission of sins. Mosiah 15:1 God himself shall come down. It is the defining characteristic of those who become the Sons of Perdition. Ask if any students would like to share what they have done in the past to be true to the Lord during difficult times. His argument on our behalf is for mercy and compassion." To refer to the Son as "the Father" can be confusing. (LDS Church News, Deseret News, Mar 30, 1996). Through this process they become new creatures; and unless they do this, they can in nowise inherit the kingdom of God (Mosiah 27:25). The concept that God himself should come down is also taught by the angel who visited Nephi. The doctrine of salvation for little children is not as complicated. One's will is to be swallowed up in the will of God-just as occurred with Jesus...the will of the Son being swallowed up in the will of the Father...Most forms of holding back are rooted in pride or are prompted by the mistaken notion that somehow we are diminished by submission to God. THE BOOK OF MOSIAH CHAPTER 15 How Christ is both the Father and the Son—He shall make intercession and bear the transgressions of … This is the scripture that Abinadi literally fulfills as he speaks to King Noah’s court, he is one that proclaims the message of a Redeemer. Absolutely not! In this exposition, they explained the meaning of certain scriptures in which Jesus Christ is designated as the Father. . According to Elder Scott, what are some of the consequences of breaking Godâs laws? In a revelation given through Joseph the Prophet to Emma Smith, the Lord Jesus addressed the woman as âmy daughterâ and said, âFor verily I say unto you, all those who receive my gospel are sons and daughters in my kingdomâ (D&C 25:1). In many instances the Lord had addressed men as His sons (e.g., D&C 9:1; 34:3; 121:7). Thousands of these people who lived in this ignorance were devout and faithful to the doctrines which they had been taught. Abinadi explains that Jesus is both the Father and the Son--The seed of Jesus--Beautiful feet--A few more verses from Isaiah. 2017 Book of Mormon Seminary Teacher Manual, Introduction to the Book of Mormon Seminary Teacher Manual, Lesson 1: Title Page, Introduction, and Testimonies of the Three and Eight Witnesses, Home-Study Lesson: Studying the ScripturesâOverview of the Book of Mormon (Unit 1), Home-Study Lesson: 1 Nephi 1â6; 9 (Unit 2), Home-Study Lesson: 1 Nephi 7â14 (Unit 3), Home-Study Lesson: 1 Nephi 15â19 (Unit 4), Home-Study Lesson: 1 Nephi 20â2 Nephi 3 (Unit 5), Home-Study Lesson: 2 Nephi 4â10 (Unit 6), Home-Study Lesson: 2 Nephi 11â25 (Unit 7), Home-Study Lesson: 2 Nephi 26â31 (Unit 8), Home-Study Lesson: 2 Nephi 32âJacob 4 (Unit 9), Home-Study Lesson: Jacob 5âOmni (Unit 10), Home-Study Lesson: Words of MormonâMosiah 6 (Unit 11), Home-Study Lesson: Mosiah 7â17 (Unit 12), Home-Study Lesson: Mosiah 18â25 (Unit 13), Home-Study Lesson: Mosiah 26âAlma 4 (Unit 14), Home-Study Lesson: Alma 11â16 (Unit 16), Home-Study Lesson: Alma 17â24 (Unit 17), Home-Study Lesson: Alma 25â32 (Unit 18), Home-Study Lesson: Alma 33â38 (Unit 19), Home-Study Lesson: Alma 39â44 (Unit 20), Home-Study Lesson: Alma 45â63 (Unit 21), Home-Study Lesson: Helaman 1â9 (Unit 22), Home-Study Lesson: Helaman 10â16 (UnitÂ 23), Introduction to Third Nephi: The Book of Nephi, Home-Study Lesson: 3 Nephi 1:1â11:17 (Unit 24), Home-Study Lesson: 3Â Nephi 11:18â3 Nephi 16:20 (Unit 25), Home-Study Lesson: 3 Nephi 17â22 (Unit 26), Home-Study Lesson: 3 Nephi 23â30 (Unit 27), Introduction to Fourth Nephi: The Book of Nephi, Home-Study Lesson: 4 Nephi 1:1âMormon 8:11 (Unit 28), Home-Study Lesson: Mormon 8:12âEther 3:28 (Unit 29), Home-Study Lesson: Ether 4â12 (Unit 30), Home-Study Lesson: Ether 13:1âMoroni 7:19 (Unit 31), Home-Study Lesson: Moroni 7:20â10:34 (Unit 32), The Plates and Their Relationship to the Published Book of Mormon, Possible Route of Lehiâs Journey in the Wilderness, Possible Book of Mormon Sites in Relation to Each Other, âLesson 60: Mosiah 15â17,â 2017 Book of Mormon Seminary Teacher Manual (2017), âLesson 60,â 2017 BoM Seminary Teacher Manual. And now, are they not his seed? Mosiah 15:21â27. Mosiah Chapter 14 | Book Home | Next: Mosiah Chapter 16. . The Father, because he was conceived by the power of God, they are one God, yea, the very Eternal Father of heaven and of earth, suffereth temptation, and yieldeth not to the temptation, the will of the Son being swallowed up in the will of the Father, how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who shall hereafter publish peace, there cometh a resurrection, even a first resurrection, in their ignorance, not having salvation declared unto them, the Lord redeemeth none such that rebel against him...that have wilfully rebelled, salvation...shall be declared to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. This can be deduced from the quintessential scripture on the signs of the times-the Joseph Smith Translation of Matthew 24. This happens when we are born again. Apparently, we may not fully appreciate the justice and mercy of God until we stand before him in judgment. After sufficient time, invite several students to share what they have written. Church Educational System Book … It will be on His terms, His generous terms, which include, as an absolute essential, baptism by immersion for the remission of sins. No. He is speaking of those prophets and saints who lived and died from the days of Adam to the resurrection of Christ. Through Him mercy can be fully extended to each of us without offending the eternal law of justice. He explains that they shall come forth in the first resurrection, but he is referring to those saints who were resurrected with Christ, And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many (Matt 27:52-53). (That Ye May Believe, pp. Will come forth in the First Resurrection, Will not be part of the First Resurrection. Direct studentsâ attention to Abinadiâs last words, found in Mosiah 17:19ââO God, receive my soul.â Then ask a student to read Mosiah 17:20 aloud. … Those who die after the resurrection of Christ will be resurrected at the Second Coming. This phrase, "bands of death," in English is exclusive to the Book of Mormon in the LDS Standard Works, and it appears for the first time here. One of the best candidates is the preaching of the gospel unto all nations. Abinadi describes it with the phrase, because he was conceived by the power of God. Ask the class to follow along, looking for why King Noah failed to make the right choice. Thus we see that Abinadi's teachings coincide with the Savior's rendition of events which are to occur just prior to the destruction of the wicked and the Second Coming of the Lord. Because of his exalted station before his birth, as the one who created the universe, he is the Father. . Invite a student to read Mosiah 15:10â12 aloud. This qualifies the seed for the familial relationship. Write Us under Offender. 88:96-102.) Nephi said of them, the atonement satisfieth the demands of his justice upon all those who have not the law given to them (2 Ne 9:26). (Mormon Doctrine, p. 639). Otherwise He won't bear our sins and redeem us from our transgressions. 80.)" Then read Mosiah 11:2, 6–7, 15, 19, and mark in a different color (if you can) the influence Noah’s actions had on the people of the kingdom. Also, let’s review Mosiah 15:1-7; 1 And now Abinadi said unto them: I would that ye should understand that God himself shall come down among the children of men, and shall redeem his people. No one would argue that He created under the direction of Elohim, but if He, as a pre-mortal Spirit, could create all things in heaven and earth, then he is, indeed, the Father of Creation. Nibley’s Commentary On The Book of Mormon Sharman Bookwalter Hummel, Editor Selections from all Four Volumes Teachings of the Book of Mormon by Hugh W. Nibley ... Lecture 35 Mosiah 15-16 . The answer is a resounding, No! Explain that although the Savior paid for the sins of all people [see 2Â Nephi 9:21], those who persist âin the ways of sin and rebellion against Godâ by refusing to repent place themselves in a condition âas though there was no redemption madeâ [Mosiah 16:5] for their sins.). Read Mosiah 11:1–2, 5–7, 14–19, and mark words and phrases that describe Noah’s actions and what he sought for after becoming king. In Mosiah 15:11-17 Abinadi talks about “how beautiful upon the mountains were their feet!” those that publisheth peace and have therefore become His seed. Abinadi is finally ready to give them the answer. "Willful rebellion" more aptly describes the attitude of Satan than any other phrase. . I see that Ronald has beat me to this, Graham, but by way of amplification, let me add my understanding: 1. "Here again we see Abinadi's play upon words, his use of words with equivalent meanings-flesh, Son, and man on the one hand; Spirit, Father, and God, on the other. But they are also one in omniscience, omnipotence, wisdom, and grace. Yet, He made an unusual transition on that first Christmas-he was transformed from God to newborn child. What examples of this principle have you seen in your life? To help students understand the ways that Jesus Christ is a Father, invite a student to read aloud the following statement by Elder JeffreyÂ R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: âAs Abinadi taught, Christ was âconceived by the power of Godâ [Mosiah 15:3] and therefore has the powers of the Father within him. It will be through covenant with Him. (Read particularly D&C 93:2-4, 17.) Conclude with your testimony. (As students respond, remove the picture of Jesus Christ from the diagram. She has taught me a great lesson.” Then she turned her eyes to him and said, “I am sorry. ə,-ˈ z aɪ. The Nephite prophets and saints were also part of this "first resurrection," I commanded my servant Samuel, the Lamanite, that he should testify unto this people, that at the day that the Father should glorify his name in me that there were many saints who should arise from the dead, and should appear unto many, and should minister unto them. Mosiah 5:15 That Christ, the Lord God Omnipotent May Seal You His: In his farewell address to his people, King Benjamin admonished his people: "Therefore, I would that ye should be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in good works, that Christ, the Lord God Omnipotent may seal you his , that you may be brought to heaven, that ye may have everlasting salvation and eternal life" (Mosiah 5:15) Was Abinadi trying to teach that Elohim and Jehovah are indeed the same individual? Do we deserve it? (3) Jesus Christ is the Father because of divine investiture of power—that is, Jesus Christ has been given the power to act for and represent his Father on this earth. (D. & C. This truth is the very root of Christian doctrine. However, the mercy of God has allowed an intercessor. He is, in effect, the Father of creation. Back in Mosiah 12:20-24, the priests of Noah asked Abinadi about the interpretation of an Isaiah passage (Isa 52:7-10). (1 Ne 11:16-21) Speaking of Abraham Lincoln, someone once said that when God wants to change the world, He does it with the birth of a newborn child. The first was inaugurated by the resurrection of Jesus Christ; immediately following which many of the saints came forth from their graves. Refusing to deny his testimony, he âsuffered death by fireâ and âsealed the truth of his words by his deathâ (Mosiah 17:20). That night, God the Son traded his heavenly home with all its celestial adornments for a mortal abode with all its primitive trappings. 'Yea, even so he shall be led, crucified, and slain, the flesh becoming subject even unto death, the will of the Son being swallowed up in the will of the Father' (Mosiah 15:7). We don't often speak of this doctrine because our frame of reference is different. (DC 1:2). . If so, why are we working so hard to redeem the dead? Invite a student to read aloud the following statement by Elder RichardÂ G. 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