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KnoWhy #261 - Where Did Joseph Smith Get His Doctrinal Ideas About Christ? (Mosiah 4:7)
TitleKnoWhy #261 - Where Did Joseph Smith Get His Doctrinal Ideas About Christ? (Mosiah 4:7)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2017
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsArticles of Faith; Atonement; Doctrine; Early Church History; Gospel; Jesus Christ; Joseph Smith; King Benjamin; Laws; Ordinance; Theology
Abstract

The third Article of Faith reads: “We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel” (Articles of Faith 1:3). At first glance, this statement looks like basic summaries of doctrine gleaned from the Bible. However, early Mormon understanding of Jesus Christ and the Atonement seems to more closely reflect the Book of Mormon. This article of faith fits well with statements from King Benjamin, but also uses the word “atonement” a thoroughly Book of Mormon word. The Book of Mormon can help readers understand the Atonement better, as it helped Joseph Smith.

URLhttps://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/where-did-joseph-smith-get-his-doctrinal-ideas-about-christ
Citation Key2991

Scripture Reference

Mosiah 4:7

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