Heart of the Matter (HOTM)
For God So Loved the World- Atonement
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Both the Mormons and Christians agree on the principle of the atonement, but disagree in the full definition of the term. In Mormonism, the first use of the word “atonement” is found in the Book of Mormon. Interesting fact is that it was a word made up by Man to describe its Hebrew equivalent. In the 16th Century, Bible scholar and translator William Tyndale recognized there was not a direct English translation of the Biblical Hebraic concept for “deific satisfaction.” So he put two words “at” and “one” together, added a “ment” as a means to reflect the dual aspect of Christ’s sacrifice: which includes: 1) the remission of sin, and 2) the reconciliation of man to God. The LDS mock Christians for using the word “Trinity” but believe the 16th century man-made term “atonement” was somehow able to be translated into the ancient golden plates of their Book of Mormon.
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