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She had been at the burial [see Matthew And now she stood weeping by the empty sepulchre [see John Rabboni, a more lofty form of the title Rabbi, was a title that was rarely used and was usually reserved for highly esteemed teachers who had both divine knowledge and authority to teach others. There is valid reason for supposing that the thought conveyed to Mary by the Risen Lord was to this effect: In the same way, after we die, our spirits will go to the world of spirits and await the time when they will be reunited with our physical bodies.
The Book of Mormon prophet Alma declared: Jesus suddenly appeared in the room, showing that resurrected beings are not bound by physical obstacles. President Joseph Fielding Smith — taught: How do you think the bodies will get out of the graves at the resurrection? When the Angel Moroni appeared to the Prophet Joseph Smith, the Prophet saw him apparently come down and ascend through the solid walls, or ceiling of the building.
This gift offers certain blessings provided there is full compliance with the law involved; everyone upon whom the gift is bestowed does not in fact enjoy or possess the offered gift. In the case of the apostles the actual enjoyment of the gift was delayed until the day of Pentecost. On the night Jesus was betrayed, He took three of the Twelve and went into the place called Gethsemane.
In spite of that excruciating ordeal, He took the cup and drank! He suffered as only God could suffer, bearing our griefs, carrying our sorrows, being wounded for our transgressions, voluntarily submitting Himself to the iniquity of us all, just as Isaiah prophesied see Isa.
It was in Gethsemane where Jesus took on Himself the sins of the world, in Gethsemane where His pain was equivalent to the cumulative burden of all men, in Gethsemane where He descended below all things so that all could repent and come to Him.
The mortal mind fails to fathom, the tongue cannot express, the pen of man cannot describe the breadth, the depth, or height of the suffering of our Lord—nor His infinite love for us. Yet there are those who arrogantly declare the most pernicious heresy, that the blood which extruded from the physical body of our Lord on that night had no efficacy for the redemption of man.
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They would have you believe the only significance to Gethsemane was that Jesus made His decision there to go to the cross. They say that any suffering Jesus endured was only personal, not redemptive for the whole human race. I know of no heresy more destructive to faith than this, for the individual who so accepts this delusion is beguiled to believe that he can achieve exaltation on the basis of his own merit, intelligence, and personal effort.
As I contemplate the glorious Atonement of our Lord which extended from Gethsemane to Golgotha, I am led to exclaim with reverence and gratitude: I stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me, Confused at the grace that so fully he proffers me. I tremble to know that for me he was crucified, That for me a sinner, he suffered, he bled and died. Oh, it is wonderful that he should care for me Enough to die for me! Oh, it is wonderful, wonderful to me! In the third day following His burial, Jesus came forth.
The empty tomb was a cause of consternation to His disciples and others in Jerusalem. He appeared first to Mary Magdalene.
He approached her as she was weeping in the garden. Several women testified that they saw Him alive. Two disciples on the road to Emmaus dined with Him.
Peter proclaimed himself an eyewitness to the Resurrection. There were many special appearances to the Twelve. In addition to these testimonies, over saw Him at one time. And Paul certified that he saw the resurrected Lord.
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They maintain there is no life beyond mortal existence. But I say, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest historical event in the world to date. In this dispensation, commencing with the Prophet Joseph Smiththe witnesses are legion.
As one of those called as a special witness, I add my testimony to those of my fellow Apostles: He lives with a resurrected body. There is no truth or fact of which I am more assured, or know better by personal experience, than the truth of the literal Resurrection of our Lord.
As the time of His departure drew nigh, He took them to a place outside of Bethany. There He imparted His last instructions and blessing to the Twelve. Since that day, 19 centuries have come and gone. Before He comes, the testimony of the servants of God will be rejected, by and large.
Because of this rejection great calamities will befall the nations of the world, for the Lord Himself has declared: The world will present a scene of conflict such as has never been experienced before. Even greater signs shall then be given to manifest the approaching great day of the Lord. I realize this is not a pleasant picture. Take a course to open a communication with your Elder Brother or file-leader—our Savior.
The Church then, is a divine institution to point us to him; it really can help us develop a close personal relationship with the Savior. It is not enough to have a testimony of his existence. We need to know him.
To know the Lord is to know that he is literally the Son of God. Many individuals have been unwilling to accept the truth that Jesus Christ is as the scriptures say: Mary, the virgin girl, who had never known mortal man, was his mother.
Smith, Messages of the First Presidency, vol. God, the Eternal Father, is literally the father of Jesus Christ. While serving as an institute director on a college campus, I had an interesting experience that illustrates how important it is to accept Christ as the literal Son of God. I know there are many wonderful leaders in the Christian world who accept the Savior as the Son of God and who genuinely abide by the truths they have, but I also know there are some who would deny that he is the literal Son of God.
A nationally prominent minister was invited as the guest lecturer for a Religious Emphasis Week on campus. His lectures were excellent; he evidenced a knowledge of the scriptures and seemed to appreciate the Savior. Several local ministers and I, along with the invited guest, composed a panel to defend Christianity.
As I walked down the stairs and saw those who represented the dissident group and heard the loud talk filtering through a cloud of tobacco smoke, I thought: I sat there, somewhat fearful, operating, I suppose, on the maxim: I said that there are absolute truths; it is important for men and women to be morally clean. It is important to recognize that there is a God to whom we are responsible.
I bore testimony to them that I knew that Jesus Christ lived, that he is the literal Son of God, that he is coming again, and that we would have to give to him an accounting of our lives. It was a beautiful experience.
It was quite a group to be bearing such a strong testimony to. I told them of the apostasy, that the Christianity they had been speaking of is not the Christianity Christ placed on the earth. I concluded by bearing my testimony that God does live and that Jesus is the Christ, the literal Son of God. When I concluded there was a burst of overwhelming applause. I could hardly believe it! To know the Lord is to know that we can pray through him and converse in prayer as one converses with another.
In preparation for a special speaking engagement, I prayed to know what it meant to really know the Lord.
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The idea that came to my mind had a profound impact on me. It was a question: Who do you really know in earth life? As I thought about that idea, I decided that I knew my father quite well. So I then began thinking about the experiences that enabled me to really know my father.
As I reflected, I remembered how as a young boy growing up on the farm, I spent many, many hours in conversation with my father.
Even though many of the things I wanted to talk about were childish and trivial, Dad always listened carefully and encouraged me to talk to him. As the years slipped by, our conversations became deeper and more meaningful. A great joy of each day was talking to him, and I never looked forward to the end of a conversation. In fact, I would go out of my way for the privilege of talking to him for even a few minutes. Following an institute convention in Provo, I drove to Idaho and spent two days visiting my parents.
Just before leaving I walked out to the stockyard with my father and there expressed to him some concerns I had. He then shared a beautiful spiritual experience with me that greatly comforted me.
After embracing my father I got in the car and headed for Colorado.
As I drove away, I was impressed that, at least for our relationship, the reason Dad could share that choice, sacred experience with me was because we had, over the years, laid a foundation by many long hours of deeply intimate conversation.
Just a week later, while driving alone to a distant city in Wyoming, I lifted my voice in prayer to my Heavenly Father. Not many minutes slipped by when, under the influence of the Spirit, I walked, as it were, back through many beautiful experiences I had had with my earthly father. I felt of his love. His presence seemed close and real.
I wept for joy as I realized how precious our relationship was. The next morning while I was preparing for breakfast in the home of some good Saints, the phone rang.
I was told that during the night my father had passed away. As I reflected on the experience of the night before, I realized that many choice experiences and conversations had developed a great bond of love between my father and myself. Thinking about this, I could see that the same principle was true relative to building a relationship with the Lord—the more we pray through him in prayer, the more we bring him and gospel principles into our lives, the closer is our relationship with him.
I seemed to sense that the relationship we have with our earthly father is a symbol of the kind of relationship we also may have with the Lord.