There are 10 thoughts on “The Crucifixion as a Mockery, Witness, and Warning of the Judgment”.

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  2. This is one of the best Interpreter articles I’ve read (actually, listened to)! And that’s saying something because they put out a lot of great stuff. I really appreciate the author’s perspective. Thanks

  3. Thank you George for opening my eyes to another aspect of the crucifixion that I was not aware of. The Lord’s outstretched arms of mercy and judgment will hence forth remind me of the burden that is mine to prepare for the coming judgment –so that when the time comes I may be a sheep on the right hand of the Lord.
    Your in depth insights provided new and interesting avenues of thought that will occupy my mind whenever I study the crucifixion.
    This is a scholarly work of art and much appreciated.

  4. The Book of Mormon is a second witness that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, the one whom all mankind must hear in all things whatsoever he said, and is sent forth to persuade men that the Bible is true and to make known teachings that were removed from it.

    The world is judging themselves by their handling of the Sermon on the Mount, which is the law and commandments of Jesus Christ.

    Those who hear and freely do what Jesus said to do in the Sermon are the church of the Lamb. Those who hear and will not freely do what he said to do are the great and abominable church, which is the church of the devil, which is also called Babylon.

    For almost two thousand years, those who have called themselves by his name have left undone what he said to do and have done and taught things in his name he has not commanded and even forbidden, thus making a mockery of his kingship in a manner prefigured by his treatment by the Romans. The Book of Mormon was sent forth that this may change, that there may be a people found at his coming who truly honor his kingship, not merely by words, but by actually doing the deeds he commanded in the Sermon as it is written.

    3 Nephi 15:1, 9-10 Earliest Text
    And now it came to pass that when Jesus had ended these sayings [3 Nephi 12-14],
    he cast his eyes round about on the multitude and said unto them:
    Behold, ye have heard the things
    which I have taught before I ascended to my Father.
    Therefore whoso remembereth these sayings of mine and doeth them,
    him will I raise up at the last day.
    Behold, I am the law and the light.
    Look unto me and endure to the end, and ye shall live;
    for unto him that endureth to the end will I give eternal life.
    Behold, I have given unto you the commandments.
    Therefore keep my commandments;
    and this is the law and the prophets,
    for they truly testified of me.

  5. The identification of the Savior’s crucifixion as a time of God’s judgment on mankind is very explicit in 3 Nephi. I think one of the major themes of the Book of Mormon is to show the beginning of the fulfillment of all the triumphal prophecies of the Messiah, demonstrations that were not as obvious in the Old World.

    And the Book of Mormon itself echoes this ironic process of the world passing judgment when in reality it is the world that is being judged by its response to the Book of Mormon and its testimony of Christ as the God and judge of the whole earth, and not just the first century Roman Empire.

  6. Thank you for the new insights into the crucifixion of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Good to read this Easter weekend.

  7. I am very proud of my father. This entire article gives me a different prospective on the crucifixion than I have ever had before.

    Good job Dad

    David Mitton

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