- Dimensions (1.0) — Introduction
- Dimensions (1.1) — Example: Faith versus Works
- Dimensions (1.2) — Life is Complex, so is God
- Dimensions (2.1) — Messianic Judaism & LDS Culture Juxtaposed
- Dimensions (2.1.1) — Messianic Judaism & LDS Culture Juxtaposed: Praise
- Dimensions (2.1.2) — Messianic Judaism & LDS Culture Juxtaposed: Blessing
- Dimensions (2.1.3) — Messianic Judaism & LDS Culture Juxtaposed: Worship Meetings
- Dimensions (3) — The Epitome of Every Virtue
The atonement is about more than Christ’s gifts to us; it teaches much about Jesus’ character.
In order to understand a concept in science, it is frequently helpful to understand the limits. In this multidimensional space we call life, where each dimension is defined by a unique virtue, it is nice to know that there is one event in human history that readily defines the limits of all, simultaneously: the atonement.
Can you think of any other example that demonstrates greater faith (Christ in the Father)? If this isn’t faith, what is: “O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done?” (Matthew 26:42)
How about other virtues. Can you think of a greater work of righteousness? More love? Humility? Obedience? Mercy? Courage? Justice? Integrity? Wisdom?
By exploring this, we learn quite a bit about the Savior of mankind and perhaps about our own misconceptions. For example, if in atoning for the sins of mankind, Christ was exercising faith in the Father, then how do you understand what He knew, and when He knew it? From Alma, “Now I ask, is this faith? Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for if a man knoweth a thing he hath no cause to believe, for he knoweth it.” (Alma 32:18)