“Redemption through His Blood”

Colossians 1:14

14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins . . .

President Dallin H. Oaks said:

“Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten Son of God the Eternal Father. He is our Creator. He is our Teacher. He is our Savior. His Atonement paid for the sin of Adam and won victory over death, assuring resurrection and immortality for all men.

“He is all of these, but he is more. Jesus Christ is the Savior, whose atoning sacrifice opens the door for us to be cleansed of our personal sins so that we can be readmitted to the presence of God. He is our Redeemer.

“The Messiah’s atoning sacrifice is the central message of the prophets of all ages.”

(“What Think Ye of Christ?” Ensign, Nov. 1988, 65.)