The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles

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"The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles" is a 2000 restatement of doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Description[edit]

The document is a one-page declaration that was issued on January 1, 2000 and was signed by the fifteen apostles in the LDS Church: the three members of the First Presidency and the members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The declaration commemorates the birth of Jesus and is a reaffirmation of church doctrines and teachings about him. The text includes quotations of significant scriptural passages from the Bible and other LDS Church scriptures and identifies Jesus as the Jehovah of the Old Testament and Messiah of the New Testament.

Contents[edit]

Although the Proclamation presents no new doctrines, it provides an official statement of the church on Jesus. Throughout the work are titles of Jesus.

Titles of Jesus[edit]

  • Jesus Christ
  • Jehovah of the Old Testament
  • Messiah of the New Testament
  • Creator
  • Firstborn of the Father
  • Only Begotten Son in the flesh
  • Firstfruits of them that slept
  • Redeemer of the world
  • Risen Lord
  • Living Christ
  • The First and the Last
  • Advocate with the father
  • King of Kings
  • Lord of Lords
  • Immortal Son of God
  • King Immanuel
  • The light, the life, and the hope of the world

Use and criticism[edit]

Since it was issued, the document has been frequently featured in church magazines and publications. One commentator has suggested that "the document may have been created to strengthen LDS Christian claims".[1]

Signatures[edit]

The document was signed by the following individuals:

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