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Hi gramps!

As we know, God and the Saviour with the help of many others created the earth and many other worlds. My questions is:Did our Saviour’s Atonement also include the other worlds?  Thank you gramps for your time to answer.

Marie

 

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Dear Marie,

In the Book of Moses we are told that God has created many worlds.  He has accomplished this through His Only Begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.  We read in Moses 1:33-34:

“And worlds without number have I created; and I also created them for mine own purpose; and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten.

 

And the first man of all men have I called Adam, which is many”.

Further in the Doctrine and Covenants Section 76:22-24, Joseph Smith bears a very strong testimony of the Lamb, or the Lord Jesus Christ,

“And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!

 

For we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father—

 

That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God”.

We are taught that Jesus Christ was the only one who could bring about an infinite atonement since He is the only begotten of the Father.  Later in section 76:41-42 we read:

“That he came into the world, even Jesus, to be crucified for the world, and to bear the sins of the world, and to sanctify the world, and to cleanse it from all unrighteousness;

 

That through him all might be saved whom the Father had put into his power and made by him”.

Joseph Smith wrote a poem on this vision, section 76, which appeared in the Millennial Star, volume 4, pp. 49-55 and I quote just a short portion of the poem.

“And I heard a great voice bearing record from heav’n, He’s the Saviour and Only Begotten of God; By him, of him, and through him, the worlds were made, Even all that careen in the heavens so broad.  Whose inhabitants, too, from the first to the last, Are sav’d by the very same Saviour of ours.”

From the poem and the above scripture references we learn that Christ’s atonement is not only infinite for our world, but for all the worlds the Father has created.

 

Gramps

 

 

 

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