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Hi I'm Carson Bohne

I'm a student. I'm an athlete. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a student currently attending college in Idaho. I enjoy watching and playing baseball. I play Ultimate Frisbee and am the President of the Ultimate club on campus. I also enjoy quoting the occasional movie and messing around with my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

For me, the church can answer any question I've had, at it is always clear. To me there are no gray areas.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite quotes is "Share the gospel and occasionally use words." I try to follow the example of Jesus Christ and go about doing good. I was taught young to serve others and always be the helping hand that is needed. I try to show love for others as Christ did.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Carson Bohne
For me, completely answering the question "What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ?" is impossible. To complete the Atonement, Jesus Christ suffered temptations, sins, sicknesses, pains, afflictions, any negative feelings - shame, regret, guilt - and death for all of us. He did this through his suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane, on the Cross of Golgotha, and then his triumphal defeat of death through his Resurrection at the Garden Tomb. He did this for all of us. From Romans 3:23 we know we all sin and we fall short of the glory of God. We would suffer separation from God because of this forever. We also are subject to mortality, and will one day lay this body down to rest. God our Father, through his infinite wisdom, knew that this would happen, so he provided us with a Savior. The Savior, Jesus Christ, overcomes both physical death, physical separation from God and mortality, and spiritual death, separating from living with God again because of sin, through the His Atonement. The Atonement of Jesus Christ provides forgiveness of sin,and resurrection to Immortality. Christ also suffered for our pains, sicknesses and temptations so that he could help comfort us in our times of need (Alma 7:11-13). Without Christ's Atonement none of this would be possible. I am forever grateful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the infinite love that our Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ have for me and for all of us. Show more Show less