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“It is not fully comprehended why it was necessary that Jesus Christ should leave the heavens…and come upon the earth to offer himself up a sacrifice…why this should be, why it was necessary that his blood should be shed is an apparent mystery…What sins of the world did he take away? We are told that it is the sin which Adam committed.”

John Taylor – 22 February 1863, Journal of Discourses – Volume 10 (Liverpool, England: Daniel H. Wells, 1865), 114-115.