Friday, January 4, 2008

Jesus the Christ

I have just started reading Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage. I will admit i hesitated starting it because the thickness was a little bit intimidating, but when both Lee and Dad told me that a sure way to strengthen and gain a testimony of Jesus Christ was by reading this book, I realized that is what I wanted most!
I havn't been able to get too far into it yet because every few paragraphs i catch myself contemplating profound and deep thoughts entwined in his writing. The beginning focuses a lot on the Atonement, one quote that has stuck out to me so far is,
"Morover, since by the transgression of one man sin came into the world, and death was entailed upon all, it is consistent with the reason that the atonement thus made necassary should be wrought by one."
I have never made this connection before. That this "free gift came upon all men unto the justification of life" because of the rightousness of one. What an amazing thought. That we only have a chance to return to our Heavenly Father, a chance for an eternal and pure happiness because of the sacrifice of one perfect and selfless being, Jesus Christ.