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Published: Friday, June 18 2010 12:00 p.m. MDT

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The Caravan Moves On

Short, simple, and to the point.

And most important of all, true.

The idea of blood atonement is false.

Just go ask the former king named David....

JB Idaho

If you will read the statement carefully you will notice a difference between the first and second paragraph. The first paragraph talks about restitution and a "blood atonement" as alluded to from past leaders. Restitution is one of the steps a person goes through when they fully repent and then after all the required steps take place then the atonement of the Savior makes us whole and clean. The second paragraph only only says that there is nothing we can do on our own merits to make us whole and clean. Only the power of the atonement of the Savior will cleanse us from sin. The statement can be confusing (Only because the two issues of restitution and atonement are convoluted) but I don't see any disagreement between what was taught by prophets of old and the statement issued by the church.


you should all read Bruce McConkie's Letter of Rebuke to Professor Eugene England of BYU. you can find it in any search if you just type it in like i have written it. Page 6 is where McConkie states that Brigham Yound lied. If you read through the next couple of pgs there are many things that are of concern. Mainly about what we believe as LDS... about keeping our mouth shut if we find things that are wrong with church leaders teachings... Anyone know why the Journals of Discourse's that are the teachings of the prophets were removed from homes in the 70's? OH yeah! he says that if we believe our prophets teachings and if they are wrong we lose our souls! But we are taught to believe what the prophets teaches... Right?
it also states that the only atricles you should write is if it is faith promoting! let me know what you think.

Tooele, UT

Can someone direct me to the official statement on a Church website?

Where did the Deseret News get this information?

I have not been able to find it.

Holladay, UT

Should a proven murderer live, or should he die? It's not a complicated question. Call it justice, and most everybody here would want a life for a life; perhaps a few would prefer the living death of life imprisonment; but probably all would demand some form of payment or 'atonement' for the sin. But connote it with doctrine, and suddenly, it's theocracy gone haywire, with people tripping over quotations and statements they have no real wish to comprehend. All along, it's the same question.

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