The Infinite Atonement

Infinite Nature of the Atonement - Doctrine and Covenants 19:15-19

15 Therefore I command you to repent—repent, lest I smite you by the rod of my mouth, and by my wrath, and by my anger, and your sufferings be sore—how sore you know not, how exquisite you know not, yea, how hard to bear you know not.

16 For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent;

17 But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I;

18 Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink—

19 Nevertheless, glory be to the Father, and I partook and finished my preparations unto the children of men.

The Infinite Atonement by Tad R. Callister

The atonement is:

  1. Infinite in Divineness of the Chosen One
  2. Infinite in Power
  3. Infinite in Time
  4. Infinite in Coverage
  5. Infinite in Depth
  6. Infinite in Suffering
  7. Infinite in Love

General Christian beliefs about the atonement:

  1. The atonement "provides for the salvation of only those who have faith in Christ;"
  2. It "took place on the cross alone;"
  3. It "was possible only after Christ's death;"
  4. It "is complete for the believer by the grace of God."