The Atonement of Jesus Christ

If a survey were taken of history’s most significant events, common answers might include the harnessing of fire, the discovery of America, the splitting of the atom, landing on the moon, or the invention of the computer. Each is a wondrous event, but absent the backdrop of the Atonement each is of but transitory importance–no more than a shooting star illuminating the sky for a brief moment, and then vanishing into the night. The Atonement gives purpose and potency to every event in history. “When all is said and done, when all of history is examined, when the deepest depths of the human mind have been explored, there is nothing so wonderful, so majestic, so tremendous as this act of grace.” (Hinckley) This was not just another great event in the chronicles of history. It was, as Hugh Nibley observed, “the one supreme reality of our life upon this earth!”

Callister,  T. (2000). Infinite Atonement. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book.
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