ââ¦Â For example, faith, repentance, baptism, and the gift of the Holy Ghost are requirements for all of Godâs children, regardless of gender. Whatever the cause, I testify that lasting relief is available on conditions established by the Lordâ (in Conference Report, Apr. âUnfortunately, there are those who gain testimonies and then deny them and lose them. â¦ His greatest gift, the gift of eternal life, is available to allâ (âEquality through Diversity,â Ensign, Nov. 1993,Â 89). It was hardly noticeable. Do not follow Church leaders but be critical of them. Elder Charles Didier of the Seventy indicated the importance of listening to the Savior and His leaders on earth to strengthen testimony: âOnce a testimony is in place, just like a fire that needs fuel and oxygen to burn, it needs to be fed and tended or it will burn out and die. What can we do to avoid them? TGÂ Jesus Christ, Prophecies about; Jesus Christ, Resurrection; Resurrection. Their written âTestimony of Three Witnessesâ has been included in all of the almost 100 million copies of the Book of Mormon the Church has published since 1830. President GordonÂ B. Hinckley (1910â2008) related some of the remarkable events that constitute this marvelous work and wonder: âThat glorious day dawned in the year 1820, when a boy, earnest and with faith, walked into a grove of trees and lifted his voice in prayer, seeking that wisdom which he felt he so much needed. 1 The narrative in this chapter is roughly parallel to the Genesis account of Creation; however, unlike the Genesis account, this passage contains significant discussion of the purpose of evil in the world. All things fall into place because of this new witness for Christ and his gospelâ (The Millennial Messiah , 174â75). Book of Mormon Central. How does each member of the Church, including you, play a role as a witness in establishing Godâs word? After His Second Coming, Jesus Christ will dwell with His people during a period of peace called the Millennium. When will we better understand Isaiah’s writings? âIt is through the grace of the Lord Jesus, made possible by his atoning sacrifice, that mankind will be raised in immortality, every person receiving his body from the grave in a condition of everlasting life. (2 Nephi 25:16).” KnoWhy 437 (May 29, 2018). Lehi explains that Jerusalem will be destroyed, and he bestows a general curse and blessing upon Jerusalem. In addition to preparing the world to recognize the great work of the Lord in the last days, Nephiâs writings will help you know how to apply the Atonement for your personal forgiveness. It may have roots in the death of a loved one, the anguish caused by another bound by sin, or abuse in any of its evil forms. And after the law is fulfilled in Christ, that they need not harden their hearts against him when the law ought to be done away. 1 And now, Jacob, I speak unto you: Thou art my a firstborn in the days of my tribulation in the wilderness. Before citing 2 Nephi 25:23, Lee explained, “But all of these blessings are ours on one condition, and this is spoken of by Nephi” (Conference Reports, April 1956, p. 111). 29:11; 33:14 (11, 14â15); WÂ ofÂ M 1:11; 3Â Ne. For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do. I imagine that Nephi wrote these … Among the covenants Nephi reflects on in 2 Nephi 25 at the end of the Isaiah excerpts he has included is the promise of the gathering of the House of Israel which Isaiah makes clear in his writings. 2 Nephi 25:17. The emphasis also remains on teaching their children about the law so that the children can learn of its deadness. TGÂ Israel, Gathering of; Israel, Restoration of; Restoration of the Gospel. 1:5 The Lord will lead people here Come, Follow Me Daily Study Guide for the week of February 17-23, 2020 covering 2 Nephi 11-25. The clue: the almost identical language of 2 Nephi 25:23 and 2 Nephi 10:24. The first point of discussion concerned the place of 2 Nephi 2 in 2 Nephi 1-4. 21:11; 29:1. Coincides with your Come, Follow Me studies. 2 Nephi 12:8 Idolatry K. 2 Nephi 13:1-3 Relying on man instead of God D. 2 Nephi 13:5 Persecution and Disrespect E. 2 Nephi 13:9 Open and proud of their sins. 24:14 (14â15); Jer. 21 Wherefore, for this cause hath the Lord God promised unto me that these things which I awrite shall be kept and preserved, and handed down unto my seed, from generation to generation, that the promise may be fulfilled unto Joseph, that his seed should never bperish as long as the earth should stand. 2 Nephi 2:25 Adam fell that men might be, and men are, that they might have joy. 1. But each time the wrong is repeated another strand is intertwined around the first, and on and on it goes until an almost unbreakable cord of multi-strands is woven. 2 Nephi 13:16-24 Obsessed with having the “right look”, Outward appearance is everything. This he cannot know unless it is revealed to him.Â â¦. Like Nehor and Korihor in the Book of Mormon, they rely on sophistry to deceive and entice others to their views. TGÂ Israel, Bondage of, in Other Lands; Israel, Scattering of. Those who have based their beliefs on isolated verses and obscure passages, and who have wondered and murmured at seeming biblical conflicts, come to learn sound doctrine. 33:10. Ironically, some who acknowledge God are tried by His timing, globally and personally!â (in Conference Report, Apr. This principle is expressed in Jesusâ parable of the vine and the branches (John 15:1â11). From 2 Nephi 25:3, 7-8, to whom is Nephi writing? 10:6; 3Â Ne. Read 2 Nephi 25:26 and talk about why you “rejoice in Christ.” Ask the children to talk about how Jesus brings them joy. After the lengthy quotation of Isaiah 2-14 (contained in 2 Nephi 12-24), the text of the Book of Mormon indicates a clear break at 2 Nephi 25:1. 2 Ne 24:1 For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob. 83:17 (2â17); D&C 71:7; Moses 7:15 (14â16). (2Â Nephi 25:23). , 509â10). You have a great future and destiny before you and you cannot avoid fulfilling it; you are the royal chosen seed, and the God of your fatherâs house has kept you distinct as a nation for eighteen hundred years, under all the oppression of the whole Gentile world. 2 Nephi 25:23 “For we labor d iligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it … An inverted relationship between these two chapter blocks would set up a chiastic centering of Isaiah (between two inverted quotations of/commentaries on Isaiah) in the whole 2 Nephi 6-30 stretch (“Reconciliation”) and perhaps suggest a chiastic structuring of the thirteen chapters of First Isaiah Nephi privileges. There will be no government dole which can get us through the pearly gates. 2 Nephi 25:23, of course, contains the famous verbal formula, “we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do.” Latter-day Saints of varying theological stripes frequently treat this formulation as providing a resolution of debates regarding grace and works, although the resolution they see the text as pointing toward varies. “Why Does Nephi Quote a Temple Psalm While Commenting on Isaiah? He knows the end from the beginning! Search for and mark all the promises God makes with the inhabitants of this land in 2 Nephi 1:5-9 and 2 Nephi 10:10-19. A dying testimony corresponds, in fact, to a forthcoming denial of Christ, our Savior and Redeemer.Â â¦. 8 Wherefore, they are of aworth unto the children of men, and he that supposeth that they are not, unto them will I speak particularly, and confine the words unto mine bown people; for I know that they shall be of great worth unto them in the clast days; for in that day shall they understand them; wherefore, for their good have I written them. Identify some of the great transgressions and their accompanying behaviors that exist in the last days. (Joseph & Moses)] (Joseph & Moses)] According to Richard D. Anthony, somewhere along the line, somebody, be it scribe, translator, or mischief maker, did not want the world to have the "key of knowledge" even a "fulness of the scriptures." These thirteen chapters of Isaiah are quoted to supply Isaiah as a third witness to the things that Nephi and Jacob have said (see 2 Nephi 11:3). 2 NEPHI 1 and 10. 17:24 (24, 31, 40); 19:10. Morgan Jones: I think it's interesting. 2003,Â 72; or Ensign, May 2003,Â 70). Do not obey the commandments but live according to your own appetites and desiresâ (in Conference Report, Oct. 1991,Â 86; or Ensign, Nov. 1991,Â 63). Referencing 2 Nephi 25:23 and paralleling temporal salvation with celestial exaltation, Marion G. Romney speaks of how a man must go through the “pearly gates”: “The truth is that we are saved by grace only after all we ourselves can do. Ex. Wherefore, men are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself . 27:25 (23â27); Ether 5:4. Elder M.Â Russell Ballard explained that the gospel blessings are for every one of Godâs children: âOur Father in Heaven loves all of His children equally, perfectly, and infinitely. A line of scripture reminds us with searing understatement that âthey which preach the gospel should live â¦ the gospelâ (1Â Corinthians 9:14). His Atonement and His gospel are for all of Godâs children. Jacob 4:12; Jarom 1:11; Mosiah 3:13; 16:6. The discussion so far has yielded the following structure for the second half or so (beginning with verse 20) of 2 Nephi 26 (plus 2 Nephi 27:1): (1) 26:20-22a, of the latter-day Gentiles: churches/combinations ___(2) 26:22b-24, parenthetical assertion of positive thesis _____(3) 26:25, summary of double argument _____(4) 26:26-28, first half of double argument fleshed… 6 But behold, I, Nephi, have not taught my children after the manner of the Jews; but behold, I, of myself, have dwelt at Jerusalem, wherefore I know concerning the regions round about; and I have made mention unto my children concerning the judgments of God, which ahath come to pass among the Jews, unto my children, according to all that which Isaiah hath spoken, and I do not write them. Our faith, our knowledge is not based on ancient tradition, the creeds which came of a finite understanding and out of the almost infinite discussions of men trying to arrive at a definition of the risen Christ. About 559–545 B.C. 2 For I, Nephi, have not taught them many things concerning the manner of the Jews; for their works were works of darkness, and their doings were doings of abominations. 9 And as one generation hath been adestroyed among the Jews because of iniquity, even so have they been destroyed from generation to generation according to their iniquities; and never hath any of them been destroyed save it were bforetold them by the prophets of the Lord. 2 Ne. Search for and mark all the promises God makes with the inhabitants of this land in 2 Nephi 1:5-9 and 2 Nephi 10:10-19. (1 Nephi 2:20, 2 Nephi 1:20, 2 Nephi 4:4, Jarom 1:9, Mosiah 2:31, Alma 9:13, 36:1, 36:30, 37:13, 38:1) This promise is still in force in our day. In addition to the Three Witnesses to the gold plates, there were eight more who saw the plates and were called to bear witness of them (see âThe Testimony of Eight Witnessesâ in the front of the Book of Mormon; see also the chart âThe Witnesses of the Book of Mormon Plates,â which lists information about each of the witnesses, in the appendix on pageÂ 409). Another testament, speaking as a voice from the dust, came forth as a second witness to the reality and the divinity of the Son of God, the great Redeemer of the world. Book of Mormon Central. The Second Book of Nephi (/ ˈ n iː f aɪ /), usually referred to as Second Nephi or 2 Nephi, is the second book of the Book of Mormon.The original translation of the title did not include the word "second". 1998,Â 77; or Ensign, May 1998,Â 56). About 588–570 B.C. And what is âall we can doâ? However, grace cannot suffice without total effort on the part of the recipient. 4:2. 29:14; 2Â Ne. 52:15 (3â15); 1Â Ne. His love is no different for His daughters than for His sons. Because Nephi’s people are of the House of Israel, they are part of that great saga and Nephi points them forward to its anticipated fulfillment. As we continue to study Nephi and Isaiah this week- there are several excellent topics for lessons. B. We cannot take this gift for grantedâ (in Conference Report, Apr. Nephi glories in plainness—Isaiah’s prophecies will be understood in the last days—The Jews will return from Babylon, crucify the Messiah, and be scattered and scourged—They will be restored when they believe in the Messiah—He will first come six hundred years after Lehi left Jerusalem—The Nephites keep the law of Moses and believe in Christ, who is the Holy One of Israel. 18 Wherefore, he shall bring forth ahis bwords unto them, which words shall cjudge them at the last day, for they shall be given them for the purpose of dconvincing them of the true Messiah, who was rejected by them; and unto the convincing of them that they need not look forward any more for a Messiah to come, for there should not any come, save it should be a efalse Messiah which should deceive the people; for there is save one fMessiah spoken of by the prophets, and that Messiah is he who should be rejected of the Jews. Elder NealÂ A. Maxwell (1926â2004) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke of scriptures yet to be revealed, especially those from the Book of Mormon: âMany more scriptural writings will yet come to us, including those of Enoch (see D&C 107:57), all of the writings of the Apostle John (see Ether 4:16), the records of the lost tribes of Israel (see 2Â Nephi 29:13), and the approximately two-thirds of the Book of Mormon plates that were sealed: âAnd the day cometh that the words of the book which were sealed shall be read upon the house tops; and they shall be read by the power of Christ; and all things shall be revealed unto the children of men which ever have been among the children of men, and which ever will be even unto the end of the earthâ (2Â Nephi 27:11). 3:23 (19â24); 1Â Ne. He is also the same individual who established His Church among the New Testament Saints, and it was Jesus Christ in whose name Adam was baptized (see Moses 6:52). The phrases “the manner of the Jews” is the same in John 19:40 and, “works of darkness” is same in Romans 13:12 . Moroni pleaded, âYea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christâ (Moroni 10:32). There will be no government dole which can get us through the pearly gates. A âbookâ that Isaiah prophesied would come forth in the last days (verseÂ 6). 2 Nephi 26. We answer this accusation with the words of two Book of Mormon prophets. The phrase âmarvelous work and a wonderâ also appears in Isaiah 29:14 and refers to the Restoration of the gospel in the latter days. 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