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Faith, Family, Relief
This is part of a series of Visiting Teaching Messages featuring attributesof the Savior.
Our Savior, Jesus Christ, was the only one capable of making anatonement for mankind. “Jesus Christ, the Lamb without blemish, willinglylaid Himself on the altar of sacrifice and paid the price for our sins,” saidPresident Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency.1Understanding that Jesus Christ was without sin can help us increase ourfaith in Him and strive to keep His commandments, repent, and becomepure.
“Jesus was … a being of flesh and spirit, but He yielded not to temptation(see Mosiah 15:5),” said Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum ofthe Twelve Apostles. “We can turn to Him … because He understands. Heunderstands the struggle, and He also understands how to win thestruggle. …
“… The power of His Atonement can erase the effects of sin in us. Whenwe repent, His atoning grace justifies and cleanses us (see 3 Nephi 27:16–20). It is as if we had not succumbed, as if we had not yielded totemptation.
“As we endeavor day by day and week by week to follow the path ofChrist, our spirit asserts its preeminence, the battle within subsides, andtemptations cease to trouble.” 2
Matthew 5:48; John 8:7; Hebrews 4:15; 2 Nephi 2:5–6
From the Scriptures
The Savior paid the price of our sins through His divine Sonship, Hissinless life, His suffering and the shedding of His blood in the Garden ofGethsemane, His death on the cross and His Resurrection from the grave.Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can become clean again as werepent of our sins.
King Benjamin taught his people of the Atonement of Jesus Christ andthen asked if they believed his words. “They all cried with one voice,saying: … the Spirit … has wrought a mighty change in us, or in ourhearts, that we have no more disposition to do evil, but to do goodcontinually. …
“And we are willing to enter into a covenant with our God to do his will,and to be obedient to his commandments in all things” (Mosiah 5:1–2, 5).
We too can have a “mighty change” like the people of King Benjamin, who“had no more disposition to do evil, but to do good continually” (Mosiah5:2).