The New Testament - Another tesimony of Jesus Christ
What is the purpose of the New Testament - and the books that have been put together to form it?
Video - Apostles Testimony of Jesus Christ
Principal purpose of the New Testament is to:
Give Evidence/Testimony that Jesus is the Christ - Creator - Redeemer - Saviour of all mankind
Testify of Jesus Christ - Give details of his life - Provide evidence of his divinity
Teach of the Plan of Salvation - The purposes of God in the creation of the earth and mankind - and Jesus Christ's role in the plan
- Author and Finisher of the Faith - Creator, Redeemer
- Perfect example of a sinless man - Ensign to the world of what we should attempt to be - what we should be doing.
- The one and only name, and means by which mankind can receive a remission of their sins and be saved.
What events from the New Testament have influenced your life?
Do you have a special story that has helped strengthen your testimony that is found in the New Testament?
Videos - of events of the life of Christ
26 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.
Premortal Christ - Jehovah - God of the Old Testament - Creator
Who is Jehovah - the name of Jesus before he was bon
- Literal Son of God in the Spirit
- John 1:1-4 Jehovah is the Word of God
- He had the Title "God" before he was bon
- He is the express image of his father - He looks just like him Hebrews 1:3
- Upholds all things(1st in authority under God) works under direction of his father - He does the same things that his father would do if he were there. They are one!
- He is described as "Like unto God" as a spirit (Abraham 3:24-26)
- More intelligent than all the other spirit children of God
- Known as the "Author" of the plan of salvation - principal actor in the proposal/implementation of "God's" plan to save his children. - God's Word
The Mortal Messiah - Jesus Christ - Redeemer of Israel - and the whole world
Teaching Like Christ taught - Talk
Whose Sins did Christ take upon himself?
Did he really take upon himself all the sins of the World or just the Repentant?
D&C 19:16-18 But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I
Mosiah 14:11-12 Christ will justify many and bear their iniquities
Christ bore the sins of Many and made intercession
Notice the phrase Many not All!
Mosiah 15:12,26-27 these are they whose sins he has bone
Mosiah 16:5 sinner is as though there was no redemption made
Who are Christ's Sons and Daughters? (He had no physical children)
Mosiah 14:8 Who are his children? for he was killed.
Mosiah 15:10-11 hearkened unto prophets, and have looked forward to a remission of sins
I gave a talk on this topic - you may find it of interest as well.(The Ressurection of Jesus)
Giver of Resurrection to all
Mosiah 15:6-8 Bands of Death will be broken
Mosiah 15:20-26 Bands of Death Broken and Resurrection Takes Place
Mosiah 16:10-13 Resurrection to Life or Resurrection to Damnation
The Melinnial Messiah - Saviour of Israel and of the whole world
The Father of the faithful - the saviour of the church of the firstbon - the God of us all
Is Jesus Christ a God? and has he been given the fullness of the Power and dominion of the Father?
The answer to both of these questions is
Exhaltation and Etenal Progression - Through Jesus Christ and His atonement
Each of the following scriptures plainly teach the capability of man to receive what Jesus Christ has received.. thus becoming like him. Thus becoming a "just man made perfect through the atonement of jesus Christ" (Heb 12:23, D&C 76:50-61,69-70
Jesus grew in might and power throughout his life. (He developed and became greater just as all men should) Luke 2:52, D&C 93:13 JST Math 3:24-26
What Glory and Power has he been given? "All power" Math 28:18,John 17:2,Rom 1:16
What Glory and Power does man have the capability to be given. Joint Heir with Jesus Christ - sit on throne as he does.
Rev 3:21,Rom 8:17,Rev 21:7,John 10:34,Gal 4:7,1 John 3:2,Ps 82:6,Math 5:48
32 Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God.
33 And again, if ye by the grace of God are perfect in Christ, and deny not his power, then are ye sanctified in Christ by the grace of God, through the shedding of the blood of Christ, which is in the covenant of the Father unto the remission of your sins, that ye become holy, without spot.
The Bible thus also teaches that we should come unto Christ follow in his path, be perfected through him that we may receive a remission of sins and become a "Joint Heir" with him in receiving all that the father hath. It teaches of the importance of the role of Jesus Christ in the plan that God has for us as his children. It teaches that it is through Jesus Christ the redeemer of all mankind that we can be saved, and through no other name, or means. It is a witness that combined with the Book of Mormon that provides evidence to the humble seeker of truth that this has been known from the beginning of time and is a "Truth".
That we may follow this counsel and attain this goal is my prayer. Amen.