18 quotes from The Infinite Atonement: ‘Elder Neal A. Maxwell suggests that the prime reason the Savior personally acts as the gatekeeper of the celestia. The Infinite Atonement has ratings and reviews. Bonnie said: Is it allowed for a devout mormon to give a mormon book a low score? My bihsop rec. . Next to Jesus the Christ by Elder James E. Talmage, one of the best books about Christ I’ve ever read is Elder Tad R. Callister’s The Infinite Atonement.

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Return to Book Page. The Infinite Atonement Quotes Showing of atoneement Maxwell suggests that the prime reason the Savior personally acts as the gatekeeper of the celestial kingdom is not to exclude people, atonementt to personally welcome and embrace those who have made it back home.

Callister, The Infinite Atonement. On some occasions it is a trial of agonizing frustration. On other occasions, it is a mere annoyance, a nuisance of minor proportions.

Neutrality is a nonexistent condition in this life. We are always choosing, always taking sides. That is part of the human experience–facing temptations on a daily, almost moment-by-moment basis–facing them not only on the good days but on the days we are down, the days we are tired, rejected, discouraged, or sick.

Every day of our lives we battle temptation–and so did the Savior. It is an integral part of the human experience, faced not only by us but also by him. He drank from the same cup. This is an obvious lie.

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Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is. After all, you find out the strength of the German army by fighting it, not by giving in. You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness.


They have lived a sheltered life by always giving in. We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it: And thus, as we study Christ’s life and live his teachings, we become more like him.

It is both externally driven and internally prompted. It is like the enemy that attacks from all sides. It boldly assaults us in television shows, movies, billboards, and newspapers in the name of entertainment or free speech. It walks down our streets and sits in our offices in the name of fashion.

It drives our roads in the name of style. It represents itself as political correctness or business necessity.

It claims moral sanction under the guise of free choice. On occasion it roars like thunder; on others it whispers in subtle, soothing tones. With chameleon-like skill it camouflages its ever-present nature, but it is there–always there. Instead, the Atonement should be paramount in our intellectual and spiritual pursuits. Hinckley spoke of its relationship to other events in world history: The Savior was a participant, a player, who taonement only understood our plight intellectually, but who felt our wounds because they became his wounds.

Rather, like the forces of gravity, they are everywhere present, exerting their unseen but powerful influence.

This is the ultimate oneness. Oneness is not only a matter of geography, but of identity. The issue is not just where we live, but what we become. To live with God does not assure us we will be like him.

All who live in the celestial kingdom dwell with God, but only those who are exalted become as he is. The objective of the Atonement is not just to cleanse us, but to so transform our lives and our way of thinking and acting that we become like God. What causes this gravitational pull– this spiritual tug? There is a certain compelling power that flows from righteous suffering– not indiscriminate suffering, not needless suffering, but righteous, voluntary suffering for another.

Such suffering for another is the highest and purest form of motivation we can offer to those we love. Contemplate that for a moment: How does one change the attitude or the course of conduct of a loved one whose every step seems bent on destruction? If example fails to influence, words of kindness go unheeded, and the powers of logic are dismissed as chaff before the wind, then where does one turn In the words of the missionary evangelist, E.


Stanley Jones, suffering has “an intesnse moral appeal.

It was so obviously true that I am silent again every time I think of infiinite. He was prfoundly right. The years have clarified it.

And I now see it for what it is: But it has to be used rightly. This was not a nameless, passionless atonement performed by some detached, stoic being. Rather, it was an offering driven by infinite love. This was a personalized, not a mass atonement.

Somehow, it may be that the sins of every soul were individually as well as cumulatively accounted for, suffered for, and redeemed for, all with a love unknown to man. Christ tasted “death for every man” Hebrews 2: One reading of Isaiah suggests that Christ may have envisioned each of us agonement the atoning sacrifice took its toll—”when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed” Isaiah Just as the Savior blessed the “little children, one by one” 3 Nephi Grant spoke of this individual focus: For each one of us He died on Calvary and His blood will conditionally save us.

Not as nations, communities or groups, but as individuals. He does not have to deal with us in the mass. You are as much alone with Him as if you were the only being He had ever created.

When Ztonement died, He died for you individually just as infinnite as if you had been the only man in the world. Bateman spoke not only of the Atonement’s infinite nature, but also of its intimate reach: Infinite in that it spans the eternities.

Intimate in that the Savior felt each person’s pains, sufferings, and sicknesses. His suffering need never lose its personal nature. While such suffering had both macro and micro dimensions, the Atonement was ultimately offered for each one of us. But remember, and this is the thing I wish you. His teachings were ancillary and auxiliary to that great fact. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.