2 Nephi 31:10. 2 Nephi 14. 2 Nephi 17. . The manual makes the following invitation, and I strongly encourage you to accept this invitation. It is a good thing we have the Holy Ghost to guide us and teach us the way, for we couldn’t possibly do what is necessary on our own. 2 Nephi 14. Two things we found remarkable about the gospel summary Nephi offers in these final chapters of Second Nephi: 1) It is completely and focused on Christ. 2) It is focused on Action. Learn how your comment data is processed. Don’t look for the story line. TGÂ Objectives. ACCESS PODCASTCleansed of Colon CancerA friend of mine had the following experience:“Last December, a friend and I visited Bobby, who is pretty poor and lives in squalid conditions. ... An Ammonitess, Naamah, was the mother of Rehoboam (1 Kings 14:21,31; 2 Chronicles 12:13). Once you have skimmed through these chapters, I suggest you find someone to talk to about it. 20 Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. 2 Nephi 14. Here he is both the power and our example. … I have finally decided that what makes sense to me is that baptism is our expression and the sign of our commitment to God to yield ourselves to Him in all things for the rest of our lives. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. There is not just one right way when it comes to studying the scriptures. 8 Wherefore, after he was baptized with water the Holy Ghost descended upon him in the aform of a bdove. Spencer W. Kimball I submit that it will quickly turn from a monologue into a dialogue. What about a prayer in our hearts? 2 Nephi 21. 3 For my soul delighteth in aplainness; for after this manner doth the Lord God work among the children of men. I encourage you to go back and look at each page of the first two books of the Book of Mormon. Summary: Darkness and apostasy shall cover the earth in the last days—The Book of Mormon shall come forth—Three witnesses shall testify of the book—The learned man cannot read the sealed book—The Lord shall do a marvelous work and a wonder—Compare Isaiah 29. John W. Welch Notes 2 Nephi 11–12 2 Nephi 11:2–3 — Nephi Establishes His Word in the Mouth of Three Witnesses Nephi begins this long section, which he quotes from the book of Isaiah, by saying that his “soul delights in the words of Isaiah” (see also how Nephi repeats these words in 2 Nephi 25:5). “3 Nephi 20, A Review of the Israelite Temple Drama.”In Who Shall Ascend into the Hill of the Lord? To go to the official Church website go to www.lds.org. 2 Nephi 29. Try it. I am in tears! In that talk he states how we receive the Holy Ghost into our lives so he can help us and teach us what we need to do to return to our heavenly home. Amen. Nephi opens the Book of Mormon record with this verse in 1 Nephi 6:4 that details the purpose of his record for each person who reads it. 2 Nephi 31-33: “This Is the Way” (March 2-8) “A few words which I must speak concerning the doctrine of Christ”—that’s how Nephi described the last three chapters of his second book. Do we have to be on our knees to pray? 2 Nephi 2. 2:25 (25â26); 3Â Ne. 2 Nephi 10. I always wondered how Jesus fulfilled all righteousness by getting baptized. I will only try to make a couple of points in this lesson. 2 Nephi 26:29, 31… He that bendureth to the cend, the same shall be saved. 2 Wherefore, the things which I have written sufficeth me, save it be a few words which I amust speak concerning the doctrine of Christ; wherefore, I shall speak unto you plainly, according to the plainness of my prophesying. But notwithstanding he being holy, he showeth unto the children of men that, according to the flesh he humbleth himself before the Father, and witnesseth unto the Father that he would be aobedient unto him in keeping his commandments. This verse of scripture is forward looking. Learning to follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost really is a balancing act that takes practice and effort. Spencer W. Kimball "This America is no ordinary country. 2 Nephi 24. Do a quick search in your scriptures under the word “ask.” Focus on latter-day scriptures. Or perhaps I should say, how close are they to accomplishing the same thing? 14 But, behold, my beloved brethren, thus came the voice of the Son unto me, saying: After ye have repented of your sins, and witnessed unto the Father that ye are willing to keep my commandments, by the baptism of water, and have received the baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost, and can speak with a new tongue, yea, even with the tongue of angels, and after this should adeny me, it would have been bbetter for you that ye had not known me. 2 Nephi 33. Ye Have Entered in by the Gate – 2 Nephi 31:17 (6/15/2016) He Humbleth Himself Before the Father – 2 Nephi 31:5-7 (6/14/2016) All Things What Ye Should Do – 2 Nephi 31:1-3 (1/17/2016) The Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost Are One – 3 Nephi 11:27, 2 Nephi 31:27 (1/3/2016) Ye Must Press Forward – 2 Nephi 31:19-20 (3/23/2015) 2 Nephi 31:13 Follow the Son, with full purpose of heart, acting no … 2 Nephi 27. What is this steadfastness he refers to. Seek this guidance, and record the promptings that come. The sacrament prayer says we must always remember him, meaning the Savior. 2 Nephi 12. 2 Nephi 20. Holy! 2 Nephi 20 . 2 Nephi 6:12 (focus on the Gentiles, again) Economical Hierarchy. Nephi and Jacob have both also seen the Lord in vision and Nephi’s inclusion of the three testimonies together fulfills the Law of Witnesses. To live a teaching in the gospel of Christ we have to first have a basic understanding of what is wanted or expected of us and how it will affect our life when we live it. We learned to be grateful and to thank our Father in Heaven for such things… not just in our morning or evening prayers… but in our thoughts and hearts all during the day. February 25, 2020 There’s something amazing about reading the final words of any prophet as they sit down and seek to synthesize their life’s experience into words of counsel to those that follow. Just skim with your eyes through the verses and look for mentions of Savior, Christ, Jesus, Lord, Redeemer, etc. If you haven’t done so yet, I recommend trying this process. In 2 Nephi 27, Nephi adds a wealth of prophetic detail not found in Isaiah--about events that … 2 Nephi 18. I feel both 1 Nephi 17 and 2 Nephi 4 deserve more careful attention from scholars, whether LDS or not, to better appreciate what Nephi has written. 2 Nephi 26. 10 And he said unto the children of men: aFollow thou me. 2:25; 5:13 (10â21). 2 Nephi 10. 2 Nephi 26:31 — What Does Nephi Mean When He Says We Cannot Labor for Money? Copyright 2012 - 2018 Avada | All Rights Reserved | Powered by, Nephi opens the Book of Mormon record with this verse in. 2 Nephi 32-33 are Nephi's last words to us and they provide powerful answers to those very questions. 2 Nephi 11. 2 Nephi 9. 2 Nephi 30. 2 Nephi 28:9,14,16,20,31; 2 Nephi 29:1 Nephi attributes none of these verses to Isaiah. It has a tragic and bloody past, but a glorious and peaceful future if its inhabitants really learn to serve their God. 2 Nephi 31:20 This is a great verse. 2 Nephi 8. 2 Nephi 5. 2 Nephi 31:21 And now, behold, my beloved brethren, this is the way; and there is none other way nor name given under heaven whereby man can be saved in the kingdom of God. The passage under investigation, 2 Nephi 2 in the Book of Mormon, presents a unique philosophy pertaining to the role of the Adamic fall, sin in the cosmos, and the role of sin in relation to God. 2 Nephi 6. And 2 Nephi 31 is one of the key texts in the Book of Mormon’s presentation of Christ’s gospel. 7 Know ye not that he was holy? Chapter 31. 4 Wherefore, I would that ye should remember that I have spoken unto you concerning that aprophet which the Lord showed unto me, that should baptize the bLamb of God, which should take away the sins of the world. 2 Nephi 22. The following overview provides a summary of 2 Nephi, chapters 25–30, which make up a sermon given by Nephi to three different groups of people—the Jews, the children of Lehi, and the Gentiles. 5 And now, if the Lamb of God, he being aholy, should have need to be bbaptized by water, to fulfil all righteousness, O then, how much more need have we, being unholy, to be cbaptized, yea, even by water! 2Â Ne. 2 Nephi 31:17–20; 32 – The Holy Ghost will show me what I should do. What happens when we start including conversations with our Father in Heaven in that mental monologue. 2 Nephi 5. 9:41; 3Â Ne. I remember vividly my Mother, who was an artist, pointing out the beauty of things around us. Jacob 6:11 (7â11). I believe the steadfastness he refers to in verse 20 is to continue to exercise faith in Christ every day for the rest of our lives. TGÂ Jesus Christ, Baptism of. Jacob. TGÂ Holy Ghost, Unpardonable Sin against. (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. It is this perpetual effort we make to live as God would have us live that gets us eternal life come judgment day. We must always seek it and ask for it. It means we are trying continually to be more like Christ. This scripture indicates very clearly that baptism was practiced, at least among the Nephites, hundreds of years before the Savior was born. 2 Nephi 27. Today the “perfect brightness of hope” stands out the most to me… not that the other ones aren’t part of the recipe, but just that one seems tough. This is a private website maintained by a member of the Church. He said simply that it is imperative that man repents. 19 And now, my beloved brethren, after ye have gotten into this strait and narrow apath, I would ask if all is bdone? But just as Nephi’s vision in 1 Nephi 14, and just as Isaiah’s prophecies in 2 Nephi 23 and 24 all end in the victory of God, Nephi concludes his exposition of Isaiah’s revelations on a set of very promising notes. 2 Nephi 31:4–13 – Jesus Christ set the perfect example of obedience when He was baptized. 2 Nephi 32. It is our announcement to the the universe that we want to become like He is, and to return home to be with God forever. 2 Nephi 15. So I’m going to post a condensed list of some discussion points for future reference. Elder Bednar gave a talk entitled, Receive the Holy Ghost. In the days of Jehoshaphat, the Ammonites joined Moabites and Edomites in a raid on Judah (2 Chronicles 20:1-30). February 2, 2009 by Kim. 16:24 (24â26); Luke 9:59 (57â62); John 12:26; 1Â Jn. We admire your efforts to make the Gospel even brighter." Even those who were baptized at the age of eight have to learn how to endure to the end. It becomes the great law by which Nephite nations are prospered or destroyed. These seem in this verse to be the ingredients for eternal life. 20 Responses to Doctrine of Christ – 2 Nephi 31:1-21. Point out any additional details you'd like in the pictures. 2 Nephi 12. 2 Nephi 30. What one has done in the past isn’t discussed. I have mentioned before that serving others is not generally an easy thing to do. Chapter 31 helps us understand that although the gospel can sometimes seem complicated, to Nephi it was characterized by “plainness” (2 Nephi 31:2–3). TGÂ God, the Standard of Righteousness. Reflect on what you’ve read so far in 1 Nephi and 2 Nephi and notes you may have taken. After his passing, the brothers of Nephi (Laman and Lemuel) rebel against him and try to kill him. 2 Nephi 31:20 by LDS Scripture of the Day | posted in: Book of Mormon | 0 …Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the … 2 Nephi 31:4-7 If the Lamb of God, he being holy, should have need to be baptized by water, to fulfil all righteousness, how much more need have we, being unholy, to be baptized, yea, even by water! (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. 2 Nephi 29. 2 Nephi 31 Nephi's discourse on the doctrine of Christ 2 Nephi 31:3 My soul delighteth in plainness. But living on that path requires us to follow his example, listen to the Spirit, believe in his teachings, and always remember him. It has four parts to it: 1) Desire, 2) Making covenants through the ordinance of water baptism, 3) Receiving the gift of Holy Ghost, and 4) Receiving the baptism of the Spirit. 2 Nephi 18. He convincingly makes his case that we need him, and that the Spirit can lead us to him. Nephi continues the narrative of 2 Nephi by recording the death of his father, Lehi. Simple everyday things… the colors in a rainbow, the patterns of lichen on rocks, the magical sound of waves lapping on the sand at the beach near our home, the shapes and colors in a cloud and the sky, the soft and gentle colors in a sunset and the bright vivid almost wild colors in a sunset too… my parents helped us to understand the wonders of the creation and the beautiful world Our God had made for us. We must 2 Nephi 19. 2 Nephi 8. In addition to learning to listen to the Spirit’s promptings and urgings, we need to learn how to pray more earnestly, be more sincere in our worship of our God, and learn what it means to be selfless in our service of others. About 588 559 B.C. More understanding, more principles that I learned. 2 Nephi 24. 2 Nephi 12. One of the ways we can avoid being deceived by Satan can be found in 2 Nephi. 2 Nephi 32. The doctrine of Christ sets us on the covenant path. This means we have to rely on the Spirit in all things. Read this week's KnoWhy connected with the Come Follow Me curriculum, and The exercise was more for me than for Him. The scripture specifies that “the laborer in Zion” should not work for money, meaning you should not be paid when you are doing service for the Church. March 2–8. I love this, about prayer it really will strengthen me, as read and read and I will come to understanding. Seek this guidance, and record the promptings that come. 3:11 (11â17). 2 Nephi 33. Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for ye have not come thus far save it were by the word of Christ with unshaken cfaith in him, drelying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to esave. 179. . Matt. Another tentative example of a paired tricolon following normal bicola is found in 2 Nephi 30, which quotes many verses of bicola from Isaiah 11. Enos. This verse of scripture is forward looking. 2 Nephi 13 . Though the phrase, "the tongue of angels," is only to be found in the writings of Nephi (here and in 2 Ne 32:3) and of Paul , what the phrase describes is not so foreign to the scriptures in general. 2 Nephi 6. 17 Wherefore, do the things which I have told you I have seen that your Lord and your Redeemer should do; for, for this cause have they been shown unto me, that ye might know the gate by which ye should enter. Baker, LeGrand L., and Stephen D. Ricks. Though every effort is made to present information according to official Church doctrine, the statements made here are not to be construed as official pronouncements of LDS Church doctrine. Jacob. It is our an… Mormon Basics, LLC Kelly Merrill 11 West Sunset Circle Rexburg, Idaho 83440. 2 Nephi 28. He taught that living the gospel means exercising faith in Jesus Christ, repenting, being baptized, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end (see 2 Nephi 31:13, 18–21 ). He has also published multiple works, including Premortal Promises, and Contributions to the Kingdom, both available on Amazon.com. All materials appearing on this website (www.gospelstudy.us) may not be reproduced without prior written permission of the publisher. 2 Nephi 26:29, 31. Nephi says in 2 Nephi 31:19 that we must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ. 2 Nephi 31; 2 Nephi 32; 2 Nephi 33; Jacob; Enos; Jarom; Omni; Words of Mormon; Mosiah; Alma; Helaman; 3 Nephi; 4 Nephi; Mormon; Ether; Moroni; 2 Nephi. The most important things you’ll learn in your study will come from the whisperings of the Spirit. We are often told by the Lord to ask in the name of Jesus and it will be given us. Jesus Christ Taught Me How to Return to Heavenly Father - 1 Nephi 31 The Path to Eternal Life: The Path to Eternal Life Blogpost The Path to Eternal Life Free Resource. What do we do once we have determined to walk this path? TGÂ Commitment; Dedication; Perseverance; Steadfastness; Walking with God. I love to go for a walk and watch the sun rise and talk to my Father in Heaven… it’s so natural to do so… it’s a wonderful gift my parents shared with me. It was first published in March 1830 by Joseph Smith as The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. Thank you to this article. 2:12 (10â15); Alma 24:30; D&C 101:5 (1â5). 1 Nephi 13:7-9. This is the goal of the website. The Devil 2 Nephi 33. The hard part is the lifelong “enduring” that now has to take place. 2 Nephi 31; 2 Nephi 32; 2 Nephi 33; Jacob; Enos; Jarom; Omni; Words of Mormon; Mosiah; Alma; Helaman; 3 Nephi; 4 Nephi; Mormon; Ether; Moroni; 2 Nephi. Myrsmakeup says: February 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm. Nephi, in 2 Nephi 31, mentions repentance four times. 2 Nephi 7. Early Mormons found these chapters, which will be the focus of this study, brimming with prophetic meaning for their day. 2 Nephi 33 – The Book of Mormon persuades all to believe in Christ. C and M from Chile. Tuesday, October 31, 2017. 2 Nephi 26. Suddenly, through the act of “always remembering him” I was involved with the whole Godhead on a daily, hourly basis. These structural divisions order Nephi’s record as a four-part progression, from (1) the journey to the New World (1 Nephi 1–18) through (2) a series of theological sermons (1 Nephi 19–2 Nephi 5) to (3) the culminating, commanded heart of Nephi’s record (2 Nephi 6–30) and (4) a brief conclusion (2 Nephi 31… 2 Nephi 16. I hope you will be glad that you stopped in for a visit, and I hope you come back often. Baptism doesn’t just entitle us to being lead by the Spirit. 33:13 (12â13); Acts 4:12; 2Â Ne. 2 Nephi 11–25. Print it out for greater convenience in your studies. It takes a lifetime of practice to learn how and when to serve another the right way. Getting baptized and becoming a member of the Church is the easy part, as difficult as it may have been for the convert. Easier said than done. For example, within the first two pages of the book Nephi is already relating a vision of Christ by his father. Nephi's brethren rebel against him. 2 Nephi 10. This law is so important that it is repeated at least 10 times in the Book of Mormon. I discovered that by doing so, instead of remembering the Savior mainly on Sundays when the sacrament came around, I was thinking of him more often during the week. 2nd ed. :The Psalms in Israel’s Temple Worship in the Old Testament and in the Book of Mormon, 691–696. 2 Nephi 23. The second point is that once we step onto this covenant path we spend the rest of our lives learning how to love and serve as does Christ. As many times as I have read the Book of Mormon in the past, never before have I seen Christ made manifest in so many places and in so many ways than I have with this last reading of the book. 2 Nephi 3. Because of this there is a division among the people and Nephi ends up forming his own land, where his people elect him to … 2 Nephi 4. It may be difficult to execute over the course of a lifetime, but the concept is simple enough that anyone can do it. 2 Nephi 17. Nephi's brethren rebel against him. Here is a PDF of this week’s study material. 1 And now I, Nephi, make an end of my aprophesying unto you, my beloved brethren. 2 Nephi 27:6-12 » 2 Nephi 26:32-27:5. Think of it like someone telling you that all you have to do to endure to the end is to walk across this taught rope to the far side and all will be well. Isaiah 11: 2 Nephi 21 In 2 Nephi 16, Nephi transcribes Isaiah 6, which includes Isaiah’s vision of the Lord. The repeated emphasis on “plainness” in these passages will now be examined to show how these references play an important role in Nephi’s framing of that text. Deut. You'll get the latest posts from Gospelstudy.us! 2 Nephi 31 Nephi tells why Christ was baptized—Men must follow Christ, be baptized, receive the Holy Ghost, and endure to the end to be saved—Repentance and baptism are the gate to the strait and narrow path—Eternal life comes to those who keep the commandments after baptism. I agree. The Lord never forces Himself on us in any way. For personal and/or family study of the scriptures, geared towards 8 years old and older. First and Second were added to the titles of The Books of Nephi by Oliver Cowdery when preparing the book for printing. He Humbleth Himself Before the Father – 2 Nephi 31:5-7 (6/14/2016) All Things What Ye Should Do – 2 Nephi 31:1-3 (1/17/2016) The Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost Are One – 3 Nephi 11:27, 2 Nephi 31:27 (1/3/2016) Ye Must Press Forward – 2 Nephi 31:19-20 (3/23/2015) The Straitness of the Path – 2 Nephi 31:9 (3/22/2015) Chapter 32 I suggest associating the following two phrases: “pray always” and “always remember him.” How close are they to meaning the same thing? 2 Nephi 29. 2 Nephi 4. Only then can we expect to be answered positively. Jacob continues reading from Isaiah: In the last days, the Lord will comfort Zion and gather Israel—The redeemed will come to Zion amid great joy—Compare Isaiah 51 and 52:1–2. In summary, the servant of Isaiah 11:1 appears to be David, the great Jewish leader of the last days. 2 Nephi 9. Verse 16 was my personal revelation and confirmation to exactly what I have been praying about. The Spirit will teach us what to fix and when to fix it if we will listen to His counsel. I tried to find ways to talk to God as part of my efforts to make choices, deal with temptations, understand things that were difficult, etc. We are thinking to ourselves about what is going on, deliberating on choices, wrestling with temptations, and seeking to make sense of life. 12 And also, the voice of the Son came unto me, saying: He that is baptized in my name, to him will the Father agive the Holy Ghost, like unto me; wherefore, bfollow me, and do the things which ye have seen me do. . This scripture is not a blanket statement that implies we should not work. His journeyings in the wilderness, and so forth. 32:2 (2â3). 2 Nephi 28:9,14,16,20,31; 2 Nephi 29:1 Nephi attributes none of these verses to Isaiah. 2 Nephi 5. 1:16 (15â18); 2Â Tim. 2 Nephi 15. 2 Nephi 15. Thomas Repents & Baptism Jeopardy: ... so I could show my children the pictures while reading the summary on the back. TGÂ Holy Ghost, Gifts of. This could be a positively terrible approach to summarizing a discussion, but I don’t feel quite comfortable making “conclusions” based on a few comments. KnoWhys KnoWhys on 2 Nephi 1 KnoWhys on 2 Nephi 2 KnoWhys on 2 Nephi 3 KnoWhys on 2 Nephi 4 KnoWhys on 2 Nephi 5 Recommended Resources Learn about the Book of Mormon with verse by verse commentaries from renowned Book of Mormon scholars like John W. Welch and Brant A. Gardner in the ScripturePlus app. 3. 2:6. 2 Nephi 2. 4 For the fulness of mine intent is that I may persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, and be saved. Here is a PDF of this week’s study material. For the Lord God giveth light unto the bunderstanding; for he speaketh unto men according to their clanguage, unto their understanding. Nephi did not define repentance. Here is a comment received from one reader in Chile. Church members … 11 And the Father said: Repent ye, repent ye, and be baptized in the name of my Beloved Son. We are told that Christ’s example will teach us what we should do (31:12). Between 559 and 545 B.C. The Lord warns Nephi to depart into the wilderness. 2 Nephi 8. 1 Nephi 13:7-9. TGÂ Holy Ghost, Mission of; Remission of Sins. Desire For examples of pre–September 1832 use of “holy” to describe both the higher and lower priesthoods, see Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 73–74, 258–260 [2 Nephi 5:26, 6:2; Alma 13:1–19]; License for John Whitmer, 9 June 1830; License for Christian Whitmer, 9 June 1830; License for Joseph Smith Sr., 9 … 2 Nephi 27 Read it HERE. 2 Nephi 25. 2 Nephi 11–25. 2 Nephi 11. The manual suggests considering circumstances in which we can pray. *This is a suggested outline that coincides with the Come, Follow Me manual. As you study, you will notice that Nephi speaks of both prayer and feasting upon the words of Christ. 16 And now, my beloved brethren, I know by this that unless a man shall aendure to the end, in following the bexample of the Son of the living God, he cannot be saved. 2 Nephi 16. 2Â Ne. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, can we bfollow Jesus save we shall be willing to keep the commandments of the Father? 2 Nephi 16. Context and Form al Structure of Nephi’s Final Sermon. 7:7. 2 Nephi 12:2 and it shall come to pass in the last days when the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains and shall be exalted above the[hills 1ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRT|hill S] and all nations shall ﬂow unto it Isaiah 2:2 (King James Bible) 2 Nephi 22. 9:41; Alma 37:46; D&C 132:22 (22, 25). « Discussion Summary: 2 Nephi 26:26-31. 2nd Nephi (Summary) Again, I’m going to quickly summarize a whole book. Scheduled for study March 2-8. 2 Nephi 22. In fact, he repeatedly claims the words as his own or attributes them to the Lord. 2 Nephi 19. In fact, he repeatedly claims the words as his own or attributes them to the Lord. For the gate by which ye should enter is repentance and abaptism by water; and then cometh a bremission of your sins by fire and by the Holy Ghost. 2 Nephi 21. February 2, 2009 by joespencer. This website is NOT an official website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Christ is mentioned and talked openly about, his mercies, his coming, his future reign on the earth, over and over again on almost every page of the book. 2 Nephi 31:21b “This is the doctrine of Christ” 2 Nephi 32:6 “This is the doctrine of Christ” The second section of Nephi’s final sermon, the focus of this essay, is also marked off as an inclusio by Nephi’s two references to “the doctrine of Christ” (2 Nephi 31:2 and 21). My main goal was to let my Father in Heaven know I was thinking about Him and trying to show Him my thought processes. 9 And again, it showeth unto the children of men the straitness of the path, and the narrowness of the agate, by which they should enter, he having set the bexample before them. TGÂ Unity. 2:20). James 5:8 (7â11); Rev. It has four parts to it: 1) Desire, 2) Making covenants through the ordinance of water baptism, 3) Receiving the gift of Holy Ghost, and 4) Receiving the baptism of the Spirit. 3 Nephi 20. Is there really any circumstance where some form of communication with God would be inappropriate or unwanted? He quotes “the Father” in 31:11, “the Son” in 31:14, and bears his own testimony about repentance in 31:13 and 17. The focus of the first part of this verse is on the importance of desire. 2 Nephi 21. Thanks for that great comment. I began to see things differently, understand spiritual things more quickly, and feel more comfortable praying to Him. 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