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safety ropes, harnesses, or climbing gear of any kind, two
brothers—Jimmy, age 14, and John, age 19 (though those aren’t their real
names)—attempted to scale a sheer canyon wall in Snow Canyon State Park
in my native southern Utah. Near the top of their laborious climb, they
discovered that a protruding ledge denied them their final few feet of
ascent. They could not get over it, but neither could they now retreat
from it. They were stranded. After careful maneuvering, John found
enough footing to boost his younger brother to safety on top of the
ledge. But there was no way to lift himself. The more he strained to
find finger or foot leverage, the more his muscles began to cramp. Panic
started to sweep over him, and he began to fear for his life.
to hold on much longer, John decided his only option was to try to jump
vertically in an effort to grab the top of the overhanging ledge. If
successful, he might, by his considerable arm strength, pull himself to
In his own words, he said:
to my jump I told Jimmy to go search for a tree branch strong enough to
extend down to me, although I knew there was nothing of the kind on
this rocky summit. It was only a desperate ruse. If my jump failed, the
least I could do was make certain my little brother did not see me
falling to my death.
“Giving him enough time to be out of sight, I said my last prayer—that I wanted my family
to know I loved them and that Jimmy could make it home safely on his
own—then I leapt. There was enough adrenaline in my spring that the jump
extended my arms above the ledge almost to my elbows. But as I slapped
my hands down on the surface, I felt nothing but loose sand on flat
stone. I can still remember the gritty sensation of hanging there with
nothing to hold on to—no lip, no ridge, nothing to grab or grasp. I felt
my fingers begin to recede slowly over the sandy surface. I knew my
life was over.
then suddenly, like a lightning strike in a summer storm, two hands
shot out from somewhere above the edge of the cliff, grabbing my wrists
with a strength and determination that belied their size. My faithful
little brother had not gone looking for any fictitious tree branch.
Guessing exactly what I was planning to do, he had never moved an inch.
He had simply waited—silently, almost breathlessly—knowing full well I
would be foolish enough to try to make that jump. When I did, he grabbed
me, held me, and refused to let me fall. Those strong brotherly arms
saved my life that day as I dangled helplessly above what would surely
have been certain death.”1
My beloved brothers and sisters, today is Easter Sunday. Although we should always
remember (we promise in our weekly sacramental prayers that we will),
nevertheless this is the most sacred day of the year for special
remembrance of brotherly hands and determined arms that reached into the
abyss of death to save us from our fallings and our failings, from our
sorrows and our sins. Against the background of this story reported by
John and Jimmy’s family, I express my gratitude for the Atonement and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and acknowledge events in the divine plan of God that led up to and give meaning to “the love Jesus offers [us].”2
our increasingly secular society, it is as uncommon as it is
unfashionable to speak of Adam and Eve or the Garden of Eden or of a
“fortunate fall” into mortality. Nevertheless, the simple truth is that
we cannot fully comprehend the Atonement and Resurrection of Christ and we will not
adequately appreciate the unique purpose of His birth or His death—in
other words, there is no way to truly celebrate Christmas or
Easter—without understanding that there was an actual Adam and Eve who
fell from an actual Eden, with all the consequences that fall carried
do not know the details of what happened on this planet before that,
but I do know these two were created under the divine hand of God, that
for a time they lived alone in a paradisiacal setting where there was
neither human death nor future family, and that through a sequence of
choices they transgressed a commandment of God which required that they
leave their garden setting but which allowed them to have children
before facing physical death.3
To add further sorrow and complexity to their circumstance, their
transgression had spiritual consequences as well, cutting them off from
the presence of God forever. Because we were then born into that fallen
world and because we too would transgress the laws of God, we also were
sentenced to the same penalties that Adam and Eve faced.
a plight! The entire human race in free fall—every man, woman, and
child in it physically tumbling toward permanent death, spiritually
plunging toward eternal anguish. Is that what life was meant to be? Is
this the grand finale of the human experience? Are we all just hanging
in a cold canyon somewhere in an indifferent universe, each of us
searching for a toehold, each of us seeking for something to grip—with
nothing but the feeling of sand sliding under our fingers, nothing to
save us, nothing to hold on to, much less anything to hold on to us? Is
our only purpose in life an empty existential exercise—simply to leap as
high as we can, hang on for our prescribed three score years and ten,
then fail and fall, and keep falling forever?
answer to those questions is an unequivocal and eternal no! With
prophets ancient and modern, I testify that “all things have been done
in the wisdom of him who knoweth all things.”4
Thus, from the moment those first parents stepped out of the Garden of
Eden, the God and Father of us all, anticipating Adam and Eve’s
decision, dispatched the very angels of heaven to declare to them—and
down through time to us—that this entire sequence was designed for our
eternal happiness. It was part of His divine plan, which provided for a
Savior, the very Son of God Himself—another “Adam,” the Apostle Paul
would call Him5—who
would come in the meridian of time to atone for the first Adam’s
transgression. That Atonement would achieve complete victory over
physical death, unconditionally granting resurrection to every person
who has been born or ever will be born into this world. Mercifully it
would also provide forgiveness
for the personal sins of all, from Adam to the end of the world,
conditioned upon repentance and obedience to divine commandments.
one of His ordained witnesses, I declare this Easter morning that Jesus
of Nazareth was and is that Savior of the world, the “last Adam,”6
the Author and Finisher of our faith, the Alpha and Omega of eternal
life. “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made
Paul declared. And from the prophet-patriarch Lehi: “Adam fell that men
might be. … And the Messiah cometh in the fulness of time, that he may
redeem the children of men from the fall.”8 Most thoroughly of all, the Book of Mormon
prophet Jacob taught as part of a two-day sermon on the Atonement of
Jesus Christ that “the resurrection must … come … by reason of the
today we celebrate the gift of victory over every fall we have ever
experienced, every sorrow we have ever known, every discouragement we
have ever had, every fear we have ever faced—to say nothing of our
resurrection from death and forgiveness
for our sins. That victory is available to us because of events that
transpired on a weekend precisely like this nearly two millennia ago in
in the spiritual anguish of the Garden of Gethsemane, moving to the
Crucifixion on a cross at Calvary, and concluding on a beautiful Sunday
morning inside a donated tomb, a sinless, pure, and holy man, the very
Son of God Himself, did what no other deceased person had ever done nor
ever could do. Under His own power, He rose from death, never to have
His body separated from His spirit again. Of His own volition, He shed
the burial linen with which He had been bound, carefully putting the
burial napkin that had been placed over His face “in a place by itself,”10 the scripture says.
first Easter sequence of Atonement and Resurrection constitutes the
most consequential moment, the most generous gift, the most excruciating
pain, and the most majestic manifestation of pure love ever to be
demonstrated in the history of this world. Jesus Christ, the Only
Begotten Son of God, suffered, died, and rose from death in order that
He could, like lightning in a summer storm, grasp us as we fall, hold us
with His might, and through our obedience to His commandments, lift us
to eternal life.
Easter I thank Him and the Father, who gave Him to us, that Jesus still
stands triumphant over death, although He stands on wounded feet. This
Easter I thank Him and the Father, who gave Him to us, that He still
extends unending grace, although He extends it with pierced palms and
scarred wrists. This Easter I thank Him and the Father, who gave Him to
us, that we can sing before a sweat-stained garden, a nail-driven cross,
and a gloriously empty tomb:
To All Christian Faiths / Churches / Denominations on Earth I invite all to Live your
attend church Sunday worship only, then feel their duty is done, a
teacher once said 1 day for Church 6 days for Fun, odds of going to
heaven 6 to 1. So do you dare play those odds? Some go for more of a
social event than to remember Christ.
Preach the words people desire to hear, thus to itchy ears and stray
from the simple truths Christ taught. Some mix the worlds politics and
views into their worship to please human ideologies of all kinds thus
forgetting the simple words and truths of Christ to please the world and
to gain wealth by their incomes their churches provide for them not
unlike the Pharisees and Sadducee of old Israel and others who preach
for self glory and priest crafts meaning you preach as a job, business,
creating personal wealth. We see that in all ages and even today when
preachers become multimillionaires and grow in their pride and honor of
the world. Thus as Christ taught they shall have their rewards, for he
never lifted the ban on priest crafts.
we recently remembered the Resurrection Day and day of the Atonement
that Christ did for all humanity who has ever and will ever live. This
was on the old pagan day of Ester / Easter.
is the purpose of going to a church building? Or gathering with a
grouping of fellow believers? This is a needed
place to recharge your faith before returning to the world each week.
You learn to share, and help one another grow in your faith. The example
of Christ being the Light of the World, the truth, the way the life, if
Christ were a bonfire then you should attend the bonfire or as close
you can to embrace the light, to change from the cold stones we are by
drawing closer to the fire where we become warm, then like coals of the
fire once we enter the blaze of truth and light we ignite our own lives
and can share with others.
the week our own coals can become dull or cooler from the hard life we
all live here on Earth. Thus returning each week to the bonfire of truth
allows us to rekindle, recharge our own lights so we can then share our
little lights with others.
who once had the light and choose to stay away from the light and truth
return from the burning coal to a cooler or cold stone once more.
That is the importance of Sunday worship to help others and ourselves become better than we can by our selves.
can you share your belief in Christ with others best? Many try
preaching and pointing our others problems or struggles with Gods
commandments and laws that were designed to guide us to true happy lives
during our sojourn here on Earth.
out others flaws to them does not build a desire for change or for
wanting to embrace Christs teachings but has the opposite effect that is
why God said not to judge others, that he only is our judge. Remember
you cannot pull the sliver out of your friends eye while you have a beam
in your own.
So try this to share the teachings of Christ to others, Live
If your a follower of Jesus Christ the Creator and only
living God of this World, then I say study, learn, but do more than
attend church on Sunday. Live It.
Let your light so shine forth upon
your local area's as to invite others, by your example of striving to
live a Christ centered lifestyle, to come unto Christ, to wish / desire
to see what you have to offer. So see your light that shines forth in
the growing darkness of the World. Do let your light shine upon the roof
top, hills, mountains. No greater sermon can be preached nor shared
than that of a true follower of Christ, one who humbly lives their lives
day by day, living his teachings. That alone will eventually invite
others to see why you are different than the world.
No amount of success
in life can outperform the success you will have in your own home, thus
your own home and family, as you become an example to your spouse, your
children, your grandchildren, as you study the teachings of Christ in
your families you will guide others to him.
No preacher, no Sunday
service can out perform the personal education in Christ that takes
place at your own home with family and with the Holy Spirit as your
guide and the Holy Scriptures that tell of his life, his service, and
the success and failures of other humans as they searched for Christ
as recorded in the Holy Scriptures.
Let us learn and be better than we were
yesterday, one day at a time. If you say 'I am Christian" I be a
follower of Christ, then let your life's example be more powerful a
sermon to others than any words can say.
This is the best way to both serve your Master Jesus Christ and your fellow humankind through out the world.