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Garden of Gethsemane

The place of Jesus’ greatest suffering. “Where and under what circumstances was the atoning sacrifice of the Son of God made? Was it on the Cross of Calvary or in the Garden of Gethsemane … in reality, the pain and suffering, the triumph and grandeur, of the atonement took place primarily in Gethsemane” (The Life and Teachings of Jesus & his Apostles Manual, p. 172). Mormons base this on the fact that many people were crucified but only Jesus sweat drops of blood.

Biblical Christianity, although acknowledging Jesus’ great anguish in Gethsemane, follows the Bible in emphasizing Jesus’ suffering on the cross.

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