ON THE ATONEMENT: MATRIX

 

PHYSICAL DEATH

SPIRITUAL DEATH

DEFINITION

Separation of Body from Spirit Separation of us from Father in Heaven

CAUSE

Adam and Eve's Transgression (bodies changed from immortal Terrestial to mortal Telestial) Adam and Eve's Transgression (expelled from Garden of Eden)

WHEN EXPERIENCED

Temporarily while in the Spirit World Temporarily while on the Earth; Permanently for all those not going to the Celestial Kingdom

GROUNDWORK FOR SOLUTION

Jesus's Divine/Human Parentage (inherited immortality from Father and mortality from Mother) Jesus's Sinless Life

SOLUTION

Using his own will and power to remove His Spirit from His Body and put Them back together again Paying the penalty for all sins

EFFECT

Blessings of Immortality (Salvation) Blessings of Eternal Life (Exaltation)

OUR PRICE

Unconditional Free Gift to all who kept their First Estate (Chose to follow Christ in the Pre-Mortal Existence) Conditional Gift to those who keep their Second Estate (Repented of sins during Earthly Existence)

ORDINANCES

1) The immersing part of Baptism; and
2) The bread part of the Sacrament
1) The cleansing part of Baptism; and
2) The water part of the Sacrament


Compiled by D. Calvin Andrus.  Revised 25 January 1998.  An exercise for the student (or for a family home evening lesson) would be to find scriptural references that validate each cell of the table.  I will eventually post them here, when I get everything else done <grin>.


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