Most of us have a running monologue going on in our heads. 2 Nephi 31. (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. 15:9. TG Holy Ghost, Mission of; Remission of Sins. 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. I believe that Nephi’s personal record accomplished what he set out to do, to convince us the Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. For example, within the first two pages of the book Nephi is already relating a vision of Christ by his father. Nephi continues the narrative of 2 Nephi by recording the death of his father, Lehi. This is the Way. 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 12. 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) It is focused on Action. 2 Nephi 30. 3. 6 And now, I would ask of you, my beloved brethren, wherein the Lamb of God did fulfil all righteousness in being baptized by water? This means we have to rely on the Spirit in all things. 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. Steadfastness in Christ, perfect brightness of hope, love of God and everyone, feasting upon the word, enduring to the end. 2 Nephi 24. 2 Nephi 11. Getting baptized and becoming a member of the Church is the easy part, as difficult as it may have been for the convert. He quotes “the Father” in 31:11, “the Son” in 31:14, and bears his own testimony about repentance in 31:13 and 17. 7) Christ was not baptized for a remission of sins—he neither had nor would commit any. 13 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, I know that if ye shall afollow the Son, with full purpose of heart, acting no bhypocrisy and no deception before God, but with real cintent, repenting of your sins, witnessing unto the Father that ye are dwilling to take upon you the ename of Christ, by fbaptism—yea, by following your Lord and your Savior down into the water, according to his word, behold, then shall ye receive the Holy Ghost; yea, then cometh the gbaptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost; and then can ye speak with the htongue of angels, and shout praises unto the Holy One of Israel. Look instead for the doctrine that is being taught on each page. 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 3. 2 Nephi 7. 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. 2 Nephi 7. 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. The doctrine of Christ sets us on the covenant path. 2 Nephi 19. 19 And now, my beloved brethren, after ye have gotten into this strait and narrow apath, I would ask if all is bdone? 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. 2 Nephi 6:12 (focus on the Gentiles, again) Economical Hierarchy. 179. . Nephi did not define repentance. 2 Nephi 5. 2 Nephi 6. 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. 1 And now I, Nephi, make an end of my aprophesying unto you, my beloved brethren. . We must always seek it and ask for it. 2 Nephi 26:29, 31… 2 Nephi 33. 10 And he said unto the children of men: aFollow thou me. 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. Here is a comment received from one reader in Chile. 9:41; 3 Ne. This is a private website maintained by a member of the Church. Amen. I always wondered how Jesus fulfilled all righteousness by getting baptized. Enos. 2 Nephi 28:9,14,16,20,31; 2 Nephi 29:1 Nephi attributes none of these verses to Isaiah. Even those who were baptized at the age of eight have to learn how to endure to the end. The most important things you’ll learn in your study will come from the whisperings of the Spirit. 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 2 Nephi 32-33 are Nephi's last words to us and they provide powerful answers to those very questions. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As you study, you will notice that Nephi speaks of both prayer and feasting upon the words of Christ. 2 Nephi 22. This is the goal of the website. 2 Nephi 14. 2 Nephi 16. 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. 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). In fact, he repeatedly claims the words as his own or attributes them to the Lord. Print it out for greater convenience in your studies. 2 Nephi 8. Jacob 6:11 (7–11). Jacob. The Spirit is working with the rest of the world all the time, trying to bring them to the waters of baptism. 2 Nephi 23. His time and talents are only given to those who are willing to do things the Father’s way and submit themselves to God’s priesthood authority and to the Spirit’s direction. 14:14 (13–14); D&C 22:4; 43:7. Thanks for that great comment. Once you have skimmed through these chapters, I suggest you find someone to talk to about it. Thank you to this article. TG Objectives. Nephi's brethren rebel against him. 2 Nephi 33. 2 Nephi 16. Here he is both the power and our example. His journeyings in the wilderness, and so forth. 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. Chapter 31. 3:11 (11–17). Don’t look for the story line. 2 Nephi 28:3, 12, 18 (note the similarity between the description in v. 3-6 and Joseph Smith’s own experience; also note v. 10) 1 Nephi 22:13-14, 23 (note the Malachi quotation, as well) 2 Nephi 26:20-21. The Lord warns Nephi to depart into the wilderness. Between 559 and 545 B.C. ... An Ammonitess, Naamah, was the mother of Rehoboam (1 Kings 14:21,31; 2 Chronicles 12:13). Ex. 2 Nephi 30. 2 Nephi 31. 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! What happens when we start including conversations with our Father in Heaven in that mental monologue. It becomes the great law by which Nephite nations are prospered or destroyed. This website is NOT an official website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 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). In 2 Nephi 16, Nephi transcribes Isaiah 6, which includes Isaiah’s vision of the Lord. Mormon Basics, LLC Kelly Merrill 11 West Sunset Circle Rexburg, Idaho 83440. I am in tears! 2 Ne 31:13. Try as we might to have the best of motives and behaviors, we still end up insulting people, offending people, making them feel insecure or bad about themselves, etc. 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. If you haven’t done so yet, I recommend trying this process. 2 Nephi 4. The LDS church revised the official summary for 2 Nephi 5 on December 17, 2010 to read: The Nephites separate themselves from the Lamanites, keep the law of Moses, and build a temple Because of their unbelief, the Lamanites are cut off from the presence of the Lord, are cursed, and become a scourge unto the Nephites. 2 Nephi 21. The Savior taught in parables, but he spoke of simple things so people would have the best chance of grasping His meaning. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and dendure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eeternal life. 3 For my soul delighteth in aplainness; for after this manner doth the Lord God work among the children of men. 13:41; 3 Ne. Furthermore, Nephi counseled his people to "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" (2 Nephi 31:17). This practicing every day the teachings of Christ is what it means to press forward. Verse 16 was my personal revelation and confirmation to exactly what I have been praying about. Practice in life shows us it can be complicated. A-A; A+; An account of the death of Lehi. I have mentioned before that serving others is not generally an easy thing to do. 2 Nephi 10. 2 Nephi 28. I would love to hear your experiences trying to pray always and always remember Him. But His personal instruction is given only to those who make those sacred covenants that they are willing to submit to God in all things for the rest of their lives. Enos. We are often told by the Lord to ask in the name of Jesus and it will be given us. Suddenly you will notice that he is mentioned and discussed in one way or another all over the place. 2 Nephi 22. 2 Nephi 2. He that bendureth to the cend, the same shall be saved. In fact, he repeatedly claims the words as his own or attributes them to the Lord. 2 Nephi 18. "Dear Brother, you do not know how much we enjoyed this year of the study with you. Amen. There is so much to learn and to become in the process of enduring. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, can we bfollow Jesus save we shall be willing to keep the commandments of the Father? 32:2 (2–3). It has been a constant inspiration and source of good ideas. 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. Among Nephi’s last recorded words, we find this declaration: “The Lord commanded me, and I must obey” (2 Nephi 33:15).This seems like a fitting summary of Nephi’s life. The manual describes the doctrine of Christ this way – “faith in Christ, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end.” I would modify the last part of the sentence this way: “enduring [with faith in Christ] to the end.”. Spencer narrows the “more sacred things” even further by dividing off Nephi’s closing three chapters (2 Nephi 31–33) and characterizing them as “a brief conclusion,” as “less sacred material,” and as “summary reflections on baptism.” 13 Spencer then leverages his adaptation of the … Come, Follow Me Daily Study Guide for the week of March 2-8, 2020 covering 2 Nephi 31-33. This site is specifically for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Kelly is retired and living in Rexburg, Idaho, USA. 2 Nephi 15. Copyright 2013–2018 by Mormon Basics, LLC, all rights reserved. 2 Nephi 27. 2 Nephi 30:5–6 — Lehi’s Posterity Receive the Gospel. 2 Nephi 26. 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. 2:25; 5:13 (10–21). 2 Nephi 27:6-12 » 2 Nephi 26:32-27:5. 2 Ne. 2 Nephi 24. 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