quotes tagged with 'martydom'

Christ wanted to avoid martydom if possible. Jesus Christ was the very Son of God the Eternal Father, and as such had supernatural powers not possessed by us, his wholly mortal brothers and sister on earth. It was within his power to die or continue to live. Most people, given that choice would continue to live. But a great principle was at stake. It was a monumental choice to make. He loved life. He wanted to live. He has his sweet mother, his brothers and sisters and friends. His work was pospering-thousands had heard his message gladly and had accepted his gospel. His church was young but showed signes of growth and permanance. That he wanted to live is evidenced by his recorded prayer to his father wherein Gethsemane he cried out in agony of his soul: "O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me."
Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p.20Saved by mlsscaress in christ martydom gethsemane 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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