Maxwell on the Atonement

The Atonement...was infinite in the divineness of the one sacrificed, in the comprehensiveness of its coverage, and in the intensiveness--incomprehensible to us--of the Savior's suffering 

Elder Maxwell, "Not My Will" p. 51

The cumulative weight of all mortal signs--past, present, and future--pressed upon that perfect, sinless, and sensitive Soul!  All of our infirmities and sicknesses were somehow, too, a part of the awful arithmetic of the Atonement.  (See Alma 7:11-12; Isaiah 53:3-5; Matthew 8:17)

Elder Maxwell, Ensign, May 1985, p. 73

There will be no end to the ripples of the Resurrection resulting from the infinite Atonement.

Elder Maxwell, Ensign, November 1988, p. 33

Jesus' marvelous meekness prevented any "root of bitterness" from "springing up" in Him (Hebrews 12:15).  Ponder the Savior's precious words about the Atonement after He passed through it.  There is no mention of the vinegar.  No mention of the scourging.  No mention of having been struck.  No mention of having been spat upon.  He does declare that He "suffer[ed] both body and spirit" in an exquisiteness which we simply cannot comprehend (D&C 19:18)

Elder Maxwell, Ensign, May 1989, p. 64


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