Lehi prophesies warnings of destruction to the Jews and foresees the mercy of God (Chapter 1), Lehi’s group departs from Jerusalem (2:2–15), Nephi establishes himself over his brothers by obtaining the Plates of Brass (2:16–4:38), The Plates of Brass as a guide (5:10–6:6), The sons of Lehi get the daughters of Ishmael and Ishmael joins the group (7:1–5, 22), Nephi bound with cords in the wilderness (7:6–21), Lehi’s vision of the Tree of Life (8:1–38), Lehi prophesies about the Old World and about the coming of the Lamb (10:1–22), Nephi and the Spirit of the Lord (11:1–36), Nephi prophesies about the New World and the coming of the Lamb (12:1–14:30), Lehi’s vision of the Tree of Life interpreted (15:1–36), The sons of Lehi marry the daughters of Ishmael and Ishmael dies (16:1–8, 34–35), The Brass Ball as a guide (16:9–17, 26–33), Nephi establishes himself over his brothers by building a ship (17:1–18:4) (3:7; cf. But behold, I say unto you, the kingdom of God is not filthy, and there cannot any unclean thing enter into the kingdom of God; wherefore there must needs be a place of filthiness prepared for that which is filthy. 1 Nephi 8. He is called the Son because of 1 Nephi 10. The Lord directed Nephi to record the vision up to a point. A—Two: the Father and Son (Lecture 5: 1). No. Even after all that, revelations will yet continue in Nephi’s life, and so will it be with you. Nephi’s vision occurred because he wanted to know the meaning of all the things that his father had seen and taught. Then, a man walks up to him and says, “Zosimus, what are you doing here? father saw. and after he was baptized, I beheld the heavens open, and the Holy Ghost come Lehi then sees numberless concourses of people, while Nephi sees multitudes like the sands of the sea (See Figure 2). Later, when I met with Charlesworth in his office, he said, “I am beginning to understand why you are so drawn to these texts that I am interested in.” I replied, “Yes, and also because we have a prophecy in the Book of Mormon that says that other books would come forth.” “Really? And why? During my time in law school at Duke University, I attended a class in the Duke Divinity School from James Charlesworth. Lamb; for thus were the twelve called by the angel of the Lord. Chapter 12 contains a portion of the vision which deals with the … Arnold K. Garr (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1992). Later, other ancient manuscripts were discovered—The Dead Sea Scrolls, the Nag Hammadi Library, the texts from Ebla, and the texts from Ugarit. (Lecture 5). In August of 1844, just two months after the Prophet’s death, another young man, Constantin von Tischendorf, wandered out into the Sinai Peninsula and found his way to St. Catherine’s Monastery. How could Nephi accomplish the task of correctly ruling over his elder brothers without seeing what his father saw—without understanding that vision and prophetic perspective? For example, there is a great and spacious building in Lehi’s vision (1 Nephi 8:26, 31); this relates to the “great and abominable church” repeatedly mentioned in Nephi’s vision (see 1 Nephi 13–14). 24 And after he had said these words, he said unto me: What did Lehi see as the great and abominable church? Why Do the Scriptures Compare Hell to an Unquenchable Fire? Of course the Lord would talk to Laman and Lemuel! a loud voice, saying: Hosanna to the Lord, the most high God; for he is God “And I saw that they were few.” This is true. father saw the tree of which he hath spoken? Did Nephi know everything after he had been taught by the Spirit of the Lord? Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999. Later, he said, “Jack, I thought you were levitating.” I replied, “Well, this may sound strange to you, but it sounded very familiar to me.” I quickly mentioned just a few of the ways the Narrative of Zosimus seemed to be a cousin to 1 Nephi. A stylized tree with obvious religious significance already occurs as an art motif in fourth-millennium Mesopotamia, and, by the second millennium BC, it is found everywhere within the orbit of the ancient Near Eastern oikumene, including Egypt, Greece, and the Indus civilization. Perhaps, he felt relief. A—The Holy Spirit” Also worth pondering is the possibility that if Nephi had not asked, we and the whole world might never have received the important interpretation and expansion of Lehi’s vision. And I looked, However, I do not think they were on board with exactly what needed to be done along the way and what the end results should specifically look like. Nephi puts his account of this vision at the very center of his first book written on his small plates. 1 Nephi 2. Isn’t that the crucial recognition—knowing that God loves His children? To “descend” means to “come down.” “Condescend” means to come down “with or to a level with another.” Nephi saw the condescension of the Messiah on several different levels: In 1 Nephi 11:16, the Spirit asked, “Knowest thou the condescension of God?” Nephi answered, “I know that [God] loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things” (v. 17). Items in the BMC Archive are made publicly available for non-commercial, private use. In the modern world, we also see justice as being blind. The use of the word “church,” in this context, can easily trip-up modern readers. 13. 1 Nephi 11 26 And the angel said unto me again: Look and behold the This printable kit will help you study and teach about Nephi’s vision and a bonus History of the Bible Flip Book. God? And blessed art thou, Nephi, because Take time to really find ones to connect and see what we are being taught in this week's reading. Q—What is this mind? Discussions on the Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 4-5. I was assigned to come back the next class period with a more extensive comparison, which was easy to do. (1 Nephi 12:18),” KnoWhy 14 (January 19, 2016). From the “Lectures on Faith” that used to be in the Doctrine and Covenants Even Nephi will apparently struggle to understand that which his father saw (1 Nephi 2:16; 11:1). At this point, please review the commentary on the Vision of the Tree of Life in 1 Nephi chapter 8. 12 And it came to pass that he said unto me: Look! He then notices that this tree has white fruit on it that is delicious, and out of the root of the tree is coming a sweet river of fluid. came to pass that they were carried away in the Spirit from before my face, and slain for the sins of the world. saying: Look! my presence. Coincides with your Come, Follow Me studies. living waters, or to the tree of life; which waters are a representation of What did Jesus condescend to by participating in the ordinance of baptism? Indeed, the symbol of justice in the Book of Mormon and in the Bible is not the scales, but the sword. “The Ways of the Devil.” In Charting the Book of Mormon. He had just seen the destruction of his people, and was overwhelmed at the great Plan of Redemption that he had just witnessed. Nephi later bore record that he indeed “saw the things which [his] father saw” (1 Nephi 14:29). which sheddeth itself abroad in the hearts of the children of men; wherefore, When the scales are balanced, with compensation given to offset damages, we see justice as having been achieved. And I looked and beheld a tree; and it was like unto the tree which my father With the foundation missing, the text and doctrine that was left needed to be justified and explained. down out of heaven and abide upon him in the form of a dove. 25 And it came to pass that I beheld that the rod of iron, That was what Nephi saw and described. Book of Mormon Central, “Are There Really Only Two Churches? the love of God; and I also beheld that the tree of life was a representation You can use these cards as a match game to help your discussion. You have to know that it is true. beholdest thou? The word “church” in ancient languages meant “assembly,” “company,” or “congregation.” Thus, in Greek, the word ecclesia (often translated as “church”) simply implied a gathering. A—They do . And second, once a knowledge of the Plan of Salvation was lost, then “many covenants of the Lord” were lost (1 Nephi 13:26). Nephi similarly sees that people reject Christ. Indeed, in 1 Nephi 10:17, Nephi tells us that when he heard his father Lehi speaking about the things he had seen in his visions in 1 Nephi 1 and 8, Nephi wanted to “see, and hear, and know of these things” for himself. Lamb. I shared many of the amazing resources from last week- Lehi's Vision- again, in case you missed one. And I looked, and I beheld the Son of God going forth among the Anybody in the great and spacious building who points fingers at and mocks those who are righteous is in the great and abominable building or church. Hugh Nibley once called this unusual outpouring of ancient records “the peculiar blessing of our generation.”. His question was: Is it Christian or Jewish? But when I finished, the class was silent and Charlesworth said, “Well class, as you are thinking about what to make of the Narrative of Zosimus, you might want to think about what to make of the Book of Mormon.” Then somebody asked, “Well, when was the Book of Mormon written?” And I answered, “it was translated in 1829 and published in 1830.” They then asked, “When was the narrative of Zosimus first found?” Charlesworth answered, “It was found in an old Slavonic text in Yugoslavia in 1880 and was first translated and published in Volume 10 of the Ante-Nicene Fathers in 1890. There is a man dressed in a white robe leading Lehi (1 Nephi 8:5); for Nephi, this is the Spirit of the Lord who guides him (1 Nephi 11:11). Interestingly, while other Book of Mormon prophets clearly identified this virgin as Mary (see Mosiah 3:8; Alma 7:10), Nephi never did. above all. and I beheld that they were in a large and spacious building, like unto the 1 Nephi 11:11-12, 14 “Look!” and “Behold!” The Spirit in Nephi’s vision is also called “the Spirit of the Lord” (verse 11), but from verse 14 on he is referred to as “the angel.” In chapters 11-14 the Spirit repeatedly instructs Nephi to look and to behold. Q—How many personages are there in the Godhead? Nephi introduced these four stages in 1 Nephi 11–14. Perhaps they were saying, “the high priest can go into the Holy of Holies and receive revelation, but that’s not our job.” What they were missing, of course, was the reality and importance of individual, personal revelation. For example, the Gospel of Barnabas (a very early Christian text) talks a lot about the physical resurrection of the Lord. It is never mentioned specifically in any text from Lehi that we have. Some defend the original version as not contradicting current Mormon godhead When was the last time in your prayers you said, “Heavenly Father, teach me something?” We spend a lot of time with the Lord saying, “please bless...,” “thank you for...,” “I’m worried about my children...,” or “help me find a job.” All these things are completely fine in prayers. What was the Great and Terrible Gulf in Lehi’s Dream? Discussions on the Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 1, 3. We left Jerusalem at the time it was about to be destroyed by the Babylonians. 21 And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, It became a cottage industry, everybody looking to find ancient texts. Additional Book of Mormon Study Resources, Four Stages of the Nephite Prophetic View. By Objective Measures: Old Wine into Old Bottles. How did you get here?” Zosimus answers, “I prayed and the Lord brought me here.” The man says, “Well, then it must be okay for me to tell you a little bit about who we are. At that point in Nephi’s vision, Nephi sees Christ with John, the apostle, crying out with a loud voice proclaiming the gospel. Charlesworth jumped up and retrieved his copy of the Book of Mormon which was high on a high shelf, blew off the dust, and opened it up. One of the ways that we can know that this text is true is by noticing and appreciating the overall complexity of Nephi’s account. He cannot move. 1 Nephi 11-12 NOW PLAYING. When Nephi began his record, he knew he was inspired to write for “a wise purpose,” but he did not know the details. So it is not for us to say who will ultimately be in one group or the other. . 1 Nephi 13. Two pans on a scale. Nephi's vision, thus far, has been about events which happen in Jerusalem. He is afraid because he wants to know the way to a life of righteousness. So, Gehenna was a place of trash and burning fires. But the word few still tells us something about the demographics of righteousness. Lehi is taken to a “dark and dreary waste” (1 Nephi 8:7); Nephi first sees Jerusalem, and he knows that it is a dark and dreary place. Getting through Isaiah with the Help of the Nephite Prophetic View, A Comparison of Lehi’s Dream and Nephi’s Vision. this defense? Archaeologists went into Iraq and into Egypt and they started finding old records. things that my father had seen, and believing that the Lord was able to make it is the Son of God. Now, what about you? When they said, “the Lord does not reveal those things to us,” it’s not that they necessarily thought He wouldn’t reveal those things to them at all, but maybe they did not see themselves as recipients of revelation. 32 And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me again, 13. (1 Nephi 13:39),” KnoWhy 376 (October 26, 2017). children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things. Figure 1 Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. How would this happen? I explained that the prophecy could be found in 1 Nephi, Chapter 13. There is no way the Zosimus text was known to anyone before then.”. With the understanding of covenants lost, so too was the oath and covenant of the priesthood. Spirit of the Lord, yea, into an exceedingly high mountain, which I never had 36 And it came to pass that I saw and bear record, that Stage 2 laments the rejection of Christ by most of the people He lived with, visited, and taught, resulting in their being scattered (Found in 1 Nephi 12). At least twenty-five elements in Lehi’s vision will show up in Nephi’s vision. One’s character mattered. 3 And I said: I desire to behold the things which my Nephi knew the Enemy of all Righteous both by his vision and by his own experiences in life (See Figure 4). Nephi was exhausted. You have seen it come to pass in your lifetime.”. And blessed art thou Nephi because thou believest in the Son of the Most High; wherefore thou shalt behold the … As we know, Nephi pondered the things in Lehi’s vision for quite some time. Have we not seen Christians and others horrifically massacred throughout history? All rights reserved. . He explained to this seminar that it tells a story about a man named Zosimus who leaves Jerusalem. He holds onto that branch firmly and the tree transports him across the ocean and sets him down in a lovely, beautiful place beneath a tree. 1 Nephi 11 Chapter 11 Nephi sees the Spirit of the Lord and is shown in vision the tree of life—He sees the mother of the Son of God and learns of the condescension of God—He sees the baptism, ministry, and crucifixion of the Lamb of God—He sees also the call and ministry of the Twelve Apostles of the Lamb. As he pondered these things, he was “caught away in the Spirit of the Lord, yea, into an exceedingly high mountain” (1 Nephi 11:1). . 3 (1982): 311–332; revised and updated as “The Narrative of Zosimus (History of the Rechabites) and the Book of Mormon,” in Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, ed. And the angel of the Lord spake unto spake unto me as a man speaketh with another. Nephi was encountered by the Holy Ghost and subsequently interviewed by Him. And the angel of the Lord spake unto me again, 1 Nephi 11. yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father! Somehow, the scales end in equilibrium. It was a place of unpleasantness—the flaming fires of justice. . 1 Nephi 3. 1 Ne 1:1 Nephi's introductory statement. Because of this, certain writings (like some texts in the Dead Sea Scrolls) were no longer seen as necessary, or became an embarrassment. They were hard-hearted, quick to anger, and filled with doubt. Then, it became someone else’s responsibility. 1 Nephi 15. You are either in the Church of the Lamb of God—the assemblage of the Lamb of God—or in the church/company of those aligned with Satan. and I beheld the Lamb of God going forth among the children of men. and in the city of Nazareth I beheld a virgin, and she was exceedingly fair Even though the sword is not mentioned anywhere in accounts of Lehi’s visions (maybe it was present in the lost Book of Lehi on the 116 pages), the sword, in any event, would surely have been there in Lehi’s understanding of God’s justice. The book was written around 600 B.C. These prophets, Zenos, Zenock, and Neum (see Book of Mormon Index) are not found in our Old Testament. It may well be that as he pondered on his father’s visions and dreams, Nephi wanted to get away from the group’s base camp, and so he went into a nearby mountain or high place. 3. Most of us want good outcomes as often as possible. ... 11 And the angel said unto me: Look! If you believe that God is without a body and is now dwelling in the heavens, then you cannot have scripture that conflicts with that. There is a lot to be learned just from how this vision unfolds. The First Book of Nephi His Reign and Ministry An account of Lehi and his wife Sariah, and his four sons, being called, (beginning at the eldest) Laman, Lemuel, Sam, and Nephi. (1 Nephi 13:26),” KnoWhy 15 (January 20, 2016). print two for a match game or print one set and hide them around the room. I shared two SIMPLE Note Sheet options & a Scripture Sign to help you prepare for your upcoming lessons. 9 And it came to pass after I had seen the tree, I said . 17:3), Nephi bound with cords on the ship (18:11–16, 20–21), Lehi’s group arrives at the Promised Land (18:23–25), Nephi prophesies concerning the fate of the Jews and concerning the mercy of the Lord unto the afflicted (chapters 19–22). The church of the devil, in the apocalyptic view, is filled with those who are interested in money, power, prestige, and status. Within the cultural context of Laman and Lemuel’s world, the high priest of the temple or certain prophets like Moses or Isaiah received revelation. condescension of God! About 600–592 B.C. How could they possibly not understand that they could ask the Lord and receive the information they needed? And once a basic knowledge of the Atonement and repentance was lost, what else was consequently lost? Father, is a personage of tabernacle . That calling would have weighed heavily on Nephi’s mind. people, in power and great glory; and the multitudes were gathered together 10 And he said unto me: What desirest thou? After he saw this horrible evil and wickedness, Nephi saw little pockets of saints—people who were trying to follow Christ and were blessed with power. 14. Jesus was even willing to deal with wicked, evil spirits. children of men; and I saw many fall down at his feet and worship him. What we lack, more often than not, is the understanding of how to get from where we are now to where we want to be. And they were healed Read this week's KnoWhy connected with the Come Follow Me curriculum, the things which thou hast desired. In the Bible, it is referred to at least 12 times (Deu 11:4, Josh 2:10, 4:23, 24:6, Neh 9:9, Ps 106:7,9,22, Ps 136:13,15, Acts 7:36, and Heb 11:29). This same sequence will be repeated by Nephi in 1 Nephi 19–22 (See Figure 1). The very foundation of the gospel was somehow taken or fell away. It clearly sees the future of the world, commencing from Nephi’s moment in time, in four major stages: Stage 1 foresees the coming to earth of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God (Found in 1 Nephi 11). Not just the love of God in an abstract way, but the love of God who condescended and came down into this world that He might die for us. before seen, and upon which I never had before set my foot. . “Have ye inquired of the Lord?” (v. 8). . How do you think Nephi must have felt when he was then shown these records coming forth? Nephi will see a fountain of living waters—that fountain being Jesus Christ. The First Book of Nephi: His Reign and Ministry (/ ˈ n iː f aɪ /), usually referred to as First Nephi or 1 Nephi, is the first book of the Book of Mormon and one of four books with the name Nephi. This must have been a comfort to Nephi. And I looked, and I beheld the heavens open again, and I saw Book of Mormon Central, “Acquiring Spiritual Knowledge: Act in Faith (1 Nephi 2:16),” KnoWhy 260 (January 11, 2017). Justice was a respecter of persons. The word “great” means “very.” So, it is very abominable and very spacious. He drinks this and he feels like he has found a life of joy in paradise. I spake unto him as a man speaketh; for I beheld that he was in the form of a Book of Mormon Central, “What Vision Guides Nephi’s Choice of Isaiah Chapters? Nephi’s vision, which stands at the center of the book of 1 Nephi, is four chapters long. The gospel—the basic principles of the gospel were lost first: “they have taken away from the gospel of the Lamb many parts which are plain and most precious” (1 Nephi 13:26). His vision works beautifully as an interpretive, deeper understanding of what Lehi saw, giving us confidence that there are two witnesses of this great story, justifying that we should be commandment keepers who hold steadfastly to the iron rod. In 1 Nephi 11, Nephi considers the meaning of the tree of life as he sees it in vision. looked as if to look upon him, and I saw him not; for he had gone from before In this class, we were charged with reading a certain text. 1 Ne 12 Nephi switches continents. Nephi was shown the doings of Satan many times throughout his vision. . “The Father being a personage of spirit, glory, and power, Reading these verses carefully we learn what was lost first. I said, “Look in Verse 39.”, And after it had come forth unto them I beheld other books, which came forth by the power of the Lamb, from the Gentiles unto them, unto the convincing of the Gentiles and the remnant of the seed of my brethren, and also the Jews who were scattered upon all the face of the earth, that the records of the prophets and of the twelve apostles of the Lamb are true. angel came down and stood before me; and he said unto me: Nephi, what Discussions on the Book of Mormon 1 Nephi 16-18. ” (1 Nephi 11:1). And now he returned to see his brothers arguing. An attentive reader will see how aspects of Lehi’s vision are repeated and amplified in Nephi’s vision. Back in chapter 2, the Lord told Nephi that he would be a ruler and a teacher over his brothers (1 Nephi 2:22), and that word from the Lord was confirmed by the angel speaking to Nephi and his three brothers (1 Nephi 3:29). At the opening of 1 Nephi 15, after Nephi returned from having his vision, he found his brothers “disputing one with another” about what Lehi had told them. He was doing the dirty work, interacting with some pretty nasty folks. Daniel C. Peterson. 11 And I said unto him: To know the interpretation thereof—for words of my father. Even though we do not know the meaning of all things, as long as we know that the Lord loves us and is going to see that things will turn out right, we know what really matters. Lehi called it the great and spacious building. Nephi and His Asherah: A Note on 1 Nephi 11:8-23. Lehi goes on to see the head of a river. I call this “the Nephite prophetic worldview.” Knowing this framework can help all readers in many ways. How do you deal with the fact that you do not know as much as you would like to know? Now you can just imagine: there I was in Charlesworth’s class as he was talking about this recently discovered record from around the time of Christ. Not only was Nephi’s specific question answered, but much more was given, things that likely surprised him, which he had not previously even imagined. There, Tischendorf discovered a full 4th Century Greek Bible which contained texts like the Gospel of Barnabas, the Epistle of Barnabas, and the Shepherd of Hermas, as well as other texts that had not been seen for a long, long time. Stage 1 foresees the coming to earth of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God (Found in 1 Nephi 11). Lamb. Christ. 33 And I, Nephi, saw that he was lifted up upon the cross Items do not represent the official views of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or of Book of Mormon Central. For Nephi, this was likely the most critical vision he ever received, and it proved foundational for him. In reading 2 Nephi 28, look back to what Nephi learned in 1 Nephi 12–14 about Satan’s tactics. 1 Nephi 9. Nephi, who lived under and respected the Law of Moses, would have been particularly concerned about what would be done to purify or deal with the impurities that are natural consequences of sinful behavior or even unconsciously coming into contact with anything that was impure. He was also born into a lowly social station. man; yet nevertheless, I knew that it was the Spirit of the Lord; and he the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh.” The answer to his question about the meaning of the tree lies in the virgin mother with her child. That was the image of the burning and purification of filthiness which may well have stood behind what Nephi was describing. Nephi said that his father Lehi saw the “justice of God.” When did Lehi see the justice of God? (1 Nephi 11:22),” KnoWhy 542 (December 24, 2019). Discussions on the Book of Mormon 1 Nephi 19-22. John W. Welch, “Getting through Isaiah with the Help of the Nephite Prophetic View,” in Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, ed. It is a powerful and unforgettable prophetic statement. which my father had seen, was the word of God, which led to the fountain of 1 Ne 11-15 Nephi's version of the vision of the tree of life These five chapters describe what Nephi saw in vision when he asked the Lord to show him the things his father saw. 6 And when I had spoken these words, the Spirit cried with 2 And the Spirit said unto me: Behold, what desirest thou? Can you still be obedient even though you do not know everything? And I beheld the city of Nazareth; In the dream there was a gulf and there were mists of darkness. It might be for this reason that Nephi's accounts of his father's dreams, with the exception of the Tree-of-Life dream, are typically quite abbreviated, and relegated to a restatement of the purpose rather than the precise content of the dream. Because the path is unclear, we end up disagreeing about the means and methods to employ to get where we want to go. The Doctrine of God the Father in the Book of Mormon. But no, He was born as lowly as possible. ☼ 1 Nephi 11:28: And I beheld that he went forth ministering unto the people, in power and great glory; and the multitudes were gathered together to hear him; and I beheld that they cast him out from among them. One of them joked, “Maybe Joseph Smith was a reincarnated Jewish Monk.” To which I answered, “I find it easier to believe the Moroni story than that.” But one smart-aleck classmate, who had always given me the most grief about the Book of Mormon, was the one who came up to me and asked, “Can I get a copy of that book?” I gave him one. 16 And he said unto me: Knowest thou the condescension of When Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon, there had been no significant discoveries of ancient manuscripts. but in context of doctrine taught in the “Lectures on Faith” how sound is beauty; and the whiteness thereof did exceed the whiteness of the driven snow. 1 Nephi 11:2 The words “the Spirit said unto me: Behold” is similar, to Acts 10:19. 30 And it came to pass that the angel spake unto me again, There was an ordinance performed at the Council in Heaven and reaffirmed during a prophet's sode experience whereby the servants of God were given the authority to speak the words of God. seest is the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh. When did this appear in English?” I said, “This verse was probably translated in June of 1829 and published in March of 1830.” “That’s impossible! 1 Nephi Chapter 11 « Previous Next » Book of Mormon Annotations; Chapter 11 . Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1998), 19–45. It is interesting to note that we no longer commonly hear But 16 million is a drop in the bucket when compared to the entire world population. A—Two: the Father and Son (Lecture 5: 1). In 1 Nephi 11:22, Nephi learns that it is a representation of the love of God. Noel B. Reynolds (Provo, UT: FARMs, 1997), 323–374. Do you feel his compassion, his empathy and his grief in all the things that he sees? So, Jesus’ participation in the ordinance of baptism symbolized His willingness to submit to the will of the Father, even unto the point of death. the flesh . of demonic possession in the LDS Church. What does a sword do? (vv. But be prepared to give an answer to the question: What do you desire? He is very generous with answers to those kinds of questions. 1 Nephi 11:6 And when I had spake these words, the Spirit cried with a loud voice, saying: Hosanna to the Lord, the Most High God, for he is God over all the earth, yea, even above all. In 1 Nephi 8:10, Lehi sees a tree whose fruit is “desirable.” Nephi similarly describes the Tree of Life as a representation of the “love of God, which sheddeth itself abroad in the hearts of the children of men; wherefore, it is the most desirable above all things” (1 Nephi 11:22). to the soul. Do you feel Nephi’s heart when you read these verses? . 1 Nephi 12. 8 And it came to pass that the Spirit said unto me: Look! Summary of 1 Nephi The First Book of Nephi can be broken down into six sections (below). 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