Aaronic Priesthood Lesson 3: Faith in Jesus Christ

Testing the words of LDS leaders with Biblical Truth:

January 2010

Aaronic Priesthood Manual 2

* What did Jesus do for you? (WDJD4U) (page 8):

Results of the Fall
Physical Death (a separation of the spirit from the body)
Spiritual Death (a separation from God)
[bridge] Atonement of Christ
Results of the Atonement
We will all be resurrected (our bodies and spirits will be joined together eternally)
We will return to live with God if we have faith, repent of our sins, and obey all God’s commandments
• What must we overcome to gain eternal life? (Physical and spiritual death.)
• What is physical death? (The separation of the body and spirit.)
• What is spiritual death? (Being separated from God.)
• What can we do to overcome these two types of death? (We must have faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ and do his will.)
…We cannot gain eternal life through our efforts alone but must believe in the Atonement and obey God’s commandments.
What does it mean to obey all God’s commandments? (You may refer again to the fourth article of faith, emphasizing that we must keep God’s commandments, receive his ordinances, and endure to the end.)
• What is the atonement of Jesus Christ? (Jesus suffered for our sins, died, and was resurrected, making it possible for us to repent of our sins and be resurrected.)

Test these LDS Words with Biblical Truth:

Christ’s Atonement not only conquered physical death for us, it also conquered spiritual death. Every single sin you will ever commit was paid for at the cross, when Christ died. Despite your sins, you have been reconciled to God through the Atonement. Believe it and receive it. The Apostle Paul testified to the Romans: “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life” (5:10). To the Corinthians he declared: “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5). In these words we see the fact that reconciliation is an accomplished fact through Christ’s Atonement!

To read more about what Christ accomplished through His Atonement, go to this blog Post: “Through Christ’s Atonement You Have Been Reconciled To God!” written on April 17, 2009; or, Click here:
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* We must forsake our sins to make the Atonement effective in our lives (page 9):

What must we do to make the Atonement effective in our lives?
• If we truly believe in Jesus Christ, what will we do?
Write D&C 58:43 on the chalkboard, and ask a young man to read this verse aloud. [43 By this ye may know if a man repenteth of his sins—behold, he will confess them and forsake them.]
• According to this scripture, what will a truly repentant person do?

Test these LDS Words with Biblical Truth:

Think about what it means to forsake your sins. Truly think about all the types of sins that you commit. How many times are you angry? Jealous? Envious? Self-centered? Un-loving? No one can truly forsake these types of sins. No one can even come close to forsaking most of the sins they commit daily.
To read more, go to this Post: “No One is Good but God!” written March 6, 2009; or, Click here:

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