Monday, January 23, 2012

Guest Post

I was given the opportunity to write a guest post for another Christian blog. Check it out at and feel free to leave comments and insights. Thanks!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Mediator

President Boyd K. Packer gave this analogy in an address he gave in 1977. In it, he explains the laws of justice and mercy, and how both can be satisfied only through the inclusion of a mediator.

I think that we can all relate to the young man at some point in our lives. We all feel like we can do whatever we would like and the day of accountability will never arrive. Unfortunately, God will require us to be responsible for everything we have done with our time here on earth. Since all of us have messed up at some point or another, it seems logical that all are now doomed to suffer under consequences of a just law and a just God. But in His mercy, God sent His son Jesus Christ to suffer for us and thus become the mediator in our contract. Through him, we are able to become clean and inherit eternal life, "the greatest of all the gifts of God (D&C 14:7)." With Christ as our new creditor and with the commandments he has set, we are able to fulfill our obligations and become clean through him. It may not be easy, but it is possible.