KnoWhy #223 - What Did Alma Reveal About The Savior’s Mission? (Alma 7:11-13)


KnoWhy #223 - What Did Alma Reveal About The Savior’s Mission? (Alma 7:11-13)

TitleKnoWhy #223 - What Did Alma Reveal About The Savior’s Mission? (Alma 7:11-13)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2017
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsAlma 7:11-13; Alma the Younger; Atonement; Chiasm; Chiasmus; Gideon (Polity); Jesus Christ
Abstract

In Alma’s teachings of Christ, his use of chiasmus makes it clear that Christ’s mortal nature—the “flesh”—was an essential part of His Atonement. It was His mortal nature that enabled Him to suffer in Gethsemane, and to endure death at Golgotha. But Alma also taught that Christ’s mortal experience itself—His “go[ing] forth” and experiencing the “pains, afflictions, and temptations” of mortality—was a vital aspect of His atoning sacrifice.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/what-did-alma-reveal-about-the-savior%E2%80%99s-mission
Citation Key3332