Here is a quote from Alma, chapter 7, that may help:

10 And behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem which is the land
of our forefathers, she being a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel,
who shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost,
and bring forth a son, yea, even the Son of God.
11 And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and
temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled
which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his
12 And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death
which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that
his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may
know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their
13 Now the Spirit knoweth all things; nevertheless the Son of God
suffereth according to the flesh that he might take upon him the sins of
his people, that he might blot out their transgressions according to the
power of his deliverance; and now behold, this is the testimony which is
in me.

I remember that Elder Eyring quoted this in one of his books and pointed
that he took on more than just our sins.


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> From: Stacy Smith [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
> Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2003 6:30 PM
> Subject: [ZION] The Atonement and False Doctrine?
> Hi.  I'm reading some books on the atonement of Jesus Christ. 
>  There has 
> been a general expression in at least one of the books I am 
> reading (all by 
> LDS authors but not all authorities) that Jesus Christ took 
> upon Himself 
> more than the sins of all the people in all of the infinite 
> worlds which He 
> created, that he also took upon Himself all infirmities, all forms of 
> temptation, etc.  The Bible only seems to spell out the one 
> temptation 
> experience in the wilderness, unless I've missed something in 
> the JST.  The 
> Bible also does not suggest that, for instance, Jesus took 
> upon Himself the 
> same experience I go through as a blind woman in modern life 
> or that He 
> took upon Himself somehow the experiences of a woman in 
> childbirth, etc., 
> etc., etc.  You get the picture of what I'm asking, I hope.  
> How can we 
> either prove or disprove this hypothesis or should we even 
> try?  We know He 
> went through far more pain than anyone else has ever done and 
> lived and we 
> know also that the Father left Him for a time during the 
> Atonement.  Are we 
> missing something else or are people making more out of the 
> Atonement than 
> needs to be?  My friend in Provo thinks so.
> Stacy.
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