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Each one of these visiting teaching messages, including this month’s, comes with a question or questions at the end of the message, probably meant to encourage discussion. I often disregard them as too “preachy” for a Visiting Teaching conversation, however, the single query at the end of this month’s message made me think. And wonder, and….as always, consider how and why this is important to women.
So I start this post in asking that question:
“Why is it important to understand the Savior’s role as the Messiah?”
First, I think it is important to differentiate between the terms: Savior/ Saviour and Messiah. The term savior is defined as someone who saves, rescues, or delivers. The term Messiah is more antiquated as per its Hebrew origin (māshīach), and means “anointed one.” In combination, the Savior who is also Messiah is one who is anointed to save.Read More