Wednesday, October 1, 2014
A Fitting Description of the Holy One of Israel
"But surely the most sublime, the lengthiest and most lyrical declaration of the life, death, and atoning sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ is that found in the 53rd chapter of Isaiah, quoted in its entirety in the Book of Mormon by Abinadi as he stood in chains before King Noah. Abinadi was, of course, a prefiguration, a type and shadow of the Savior, a fact that makes his moving tribute to Christ even more powerful and poignant (if that is possible) than when Isaiah wrote it. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been invited to seek everything that is 'virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy,' a fitting description of the Holy One of Israel as declared by Isaiah and Abinadi in their testimonials of him."