Pondering the Plan of Salvation

by Rusty Lindquist on March 30, 2008 · 0 comments

The Plan of Salvation has always been a rather common thing in my mind, just another one of those Mormon Sunday school topics that so often gets glossed over and trivialized.  But recently, as I’ve reconsidered the importance of the Plan of Salvation, and reflected on the temple experience, I’ve come to appreciate it for much more than just some simple sequence of events. The Plan of Salvation is the architecture of our existence.  It’s the substructure underlying all that we do, outlining our path back to the Father.

The Plan of Salvation presents to us the sweeping panorama of Gods purpose and eternal love.  The more I’ve considered it, the more I believe that in nothing is the love of God more plainly manifest than in the Plan of Salvation.


On a side note, nowhere is the Plan of Salvation more clearly and beautifully presented then in the temple (read that post here).

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1 Clint May 24, 2008 at 8:43 AM

What does salvation save us from?

You might find the answer here:

“but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from THE WRATH OF GOD.” -Romans 5:9

From Rusty:

Great description. Thanks for your addition!


2 kelly miller June 24, 2008 at 3:32 PM

Who is Jesus Christ?

The Father asked
Whom shall I send?
Who’ll follow my plan
To the very end?

One spoke freely
I, Thy First Son
Here am I, send me
And Thy will be done.

And in protest
With his own plan
A son took to test
Till one third was banned

Before us epochs
Behind us aeons
Creation in check
And a world soon spawns

A place for man
The earth was formed
By Jehovah’s hand
Our God, it was for

In God’s image
First man was made
As Jehovah pledged
God’s glory displayed

Adam and Eve
In the Garden
Used their agency
And fell from Eden

He heav’n fallen
Came to tempt Eve
Adam determined
He too must believe

Left free to choose
There’s repentance…
But wicked hands bruise
And there’s consequence

Where’s mankind’s place?
In our God’s plan?
Jesus would show grace
And save earth and man

The Bread of Life
The Messiah
The Alpha of Light
And the Omega

Would come to earth
Born of Mary
With humble birth
Sins load to carry

With all man’s guilt
And sorrow too
Drops of blood were spilled.
Borne for me and you.

Evil piled
Too, mortal pain
Us, He reconciled
He forsook hell’s claim

He bore taunting
And took abuse
He suffered scourging
With pain too profuse

He the world’s Light
With His legions
Layed down His own life
To take it again

The ransom paid
Soon the earth reeled.
In the tomb He lay.
Was the law fulfilled?

Twas He who died
For all our sins
He hated and tried
When would He ascend?

On the third day
He was risen
And mankind was saved
To live without end

I kneel this time
In gratitude
Agency is mine
This I choose to do

Based on article by
President Packer
From the special Jesus Christ Ensign


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