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Why Not Gethsemane?

Why Not Gethsemane?

By Bill McKeever

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Mormonism Researched, May-June 2005.

Where Christ actually took upon Himself the sins of mankind has been a bone of contention between Mormons and Christians for decades.

In their book Third Nephi 9-30: This Is My Gospel, Mormon authors Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate correctly note,

Calvary or Gethsemane? The Atonement According to Mormonism

By Bill McKeever

Each spring millions of Christians celebrate the death and resurrection of their Lord. In light of the fact that this is one of the most important events within the Christian tradition, it is important for us to examine and understand the spiritual significance of Christ’s sacrifice in light of the teachings of past LDS leaders.