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Jesus The Christ

Jesus the Christ

Jesus the Christ is a title that is now most often shortened to Jesus Christ. Jesus was a relatively common name among the Jews. The name means “God is help.” Christ, in Greek means “the Anointed.” The word in Hebrew is Messiah. When Jesus came to the earth it was prophesied that he was the Jew’s Messiah, and so Jesus came to be referred to as Jesus the Messiah or Jesus the Christ. When Jesus is addressed as simply Christ, He is being called Messiah.Members of the Mormon Church firmly believe in the Jesus of the Bible. Mormon doctrine teaches that Jesus is the first born of God in the spirit. Doctrine and Covenants 93:21 makes reference to this, “And now, verily I say unto you, I was in the beginning with the Father, and am the Firstborn.”

Jesus Christ MormonJesus is also the Only Begotten of the Father in the flesh. This means that He is literally the Son of God. Jesus has always been the mediator between this world and Heavenly Father. He is the Jehovah of the Old Testament (see Doctrine and Covenants 110:3-4). Under Heavenly Father’s direction, Jesus created the earth and everything on it.

“He was born to Mary at Bethlehem, lived a sinless life, and made a perfect atonement for the sins of all mankind by shedding of his blood and giving his life on the cross. He rose from the dead, thus assuring the eventual resurrection of all mankind. Through Jesus’ atonement and resurrections, those who repent of their sins and obey God’s commandments can live eternally with Jesus and the Father. He is the greatest Being to be born on this earth—the perfect example—and all religious things should be done in his name. He is Lord of lords, King of kings, the Creator, the Savior, the God of the whole earth, the Captain of our salvation, the Bright and Morning Star. He is in all things, above all things, through all things, and round about all things; he is Alpha and Omega, the first and the last; his name is above every name, and is the only name under heaven by which we can be saved.” (see LDS Guide to the Scriptures).

Mormons believe that Jesus the Christ will return again at the Second Coming. He will rule over the earth and judge all mankind.

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