This is what christ did for us, he redeemed us from our fallen state. For willful ignorance is the same as rebellion. Nephi ordains his younger brothers Jacob and Joseph as teachers over the people of Nephi. 2 Nephi 6 serves as an introduction to his discourse, outlining the key themes that he wishes to talk about, and establishing a framework for understanding and interpreting Isaiah 50-52:2.  They also prosper exceedingly, and build a temple like the temple of Solomon. Lehi just wanted what God wants for us, for his children to be happy, eternally. 2 Nephi 2. There is no third state. 20 And they have brought forth children; yea, even the family of all the earth. , Nephi continues the narrative by recording the death of Lehi. That alone makes me get goose bumps! His desire is that all of us will choose to return to Him, though He knows full well most of us will not make that choice. More than anything he wanted his children to understand the nature of our mortal lives, and what is at stake here. So let’s get started with the 5 minute lesson prepared thousands of years ago for us! Note: I have divided this article into two parts. The purpose of the Savior was to fulfill all the requirements of God’s laws in such a way that his payment would eternally satisfy the demands of those laws. We don’t know what the nature of our agency was in the premortal world. 1. 2 Nephi 1-4 Father Lehi counsels and blesses each of his sons. From this point forward in the Book of Mormon the name/title Christ is used … Perhaps what Nephi liked about Jacob was his plainness and clarity (see 2 Nephi 31:3). But He is able to take even the least of us and exalt us if that is the true desire of our heart. This plan is why our Savior is at the center of everything we do. When there is no condemnation we are justified. As you read the Book of Mormon notice that there is never a third option given. Alma 37:47. But we now must answer to Christ for our lack of obedience. All three are Gods in their own right. He uses terms that take some thinking or explaining to help us grasp the bigger picture for those terms. That is my person opinion. Before getting into the explanations of how things work together, we need to see the skeletal frame of the plan. Learning about this plan is what helps us live after the “manner of happiness.”. The light of Christ fills the immensity of space and all that occupies that space. 25 Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy. To the children of his sons Laman and Lemuel he says that if their parents teach them wickedness, that their sins will be the responsibility of the parents. This means that not everyone will want to be exalted, to be a god, to have a family. Beatrice . The other tree maintained the status quo of Adam and Eve living forever in their innocent condition. That person was our eldest brother, who goes by many titles. Every living soul has it. Second Nephi begins with the prophecies of Lehi concerning the future of his seed, and speaks to his posterity. Meaning people who are deceased. 2 Nephi 2:7- “Broken heart and contrite spirit” This is an Old Testament phrase, found in Psalm 51:16-17. Amen. Eternal life is exaltation. Alma always refers to our final facing of our Savior as a restoration of all things.  According to the book, it was written by the ancient prophet Nephi, son of Lehi, who lived around 600 BC. To God that bountiful harvest is the return of as many of His children as he can get. 2 Nephi 10:24 – LeGrand Baker – Meaning of In and Through 2 Nephi 10:24 24 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, reconcile yourselves to the will of God, and not to the will of the devil and the flesh; and remember, after ye are reconciled unto God, that it is only in and through the grace of God that ye are saved. 17 And I, Lehi, according to the things which I have read, must needs suppose that an angel of God, according to that which is written, had fallen from heaven; wherefore, he became a devil, having sought that which was evil before God. Afterall, we can’t really be held justly accountable for our choices if we don’t understand them or even what choices we have. Question . In order not to infringe on their agency in any way, the choice between these two things had to be freely made by Adam and Eve. C and M from Chile. Therefore, it is not clear who this person may be. We are told over and over again in the scriptures that in the Father’s house are many mansions. Those who sought to be like Christ will have goodness restored to them again in their new and eternal bodies. There will be more about the Godhead at the end of the article. 27 Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. Read this week's KnoWhy connected with the Come Follow Me curriculum, and Kelly is retired and living in Rexburg, Idaho, USA. We must seek for his approval, since he is our final judge. For example, what are the “ends of the law?” I had to sit and muse over this for a while before I began to comprehend what he was trying to say. We had to leave His presence. Um 588–570 v. Chr. At the time of the great discourse recorded in 2 Nephi 9, Jacob would have been 35–45 years of age. He has also published multiple works, including Premortal Promises, and Contributions to the Kingdom, both available on Amazon.com. But this redemption is conditional. , The Book of Mormon Movie, Vol. The ultimate gift God wants for all of His children is to share in the life He lives, eternal life. And that payment must stand absolute forever and ever. Lesson Helps.  He takes the brass plates and other records, along with the ball or compass. However, we needed to exercise moral agency to prove where the true desire of our hearts lay. He is speaking to all of his sons and daughters. 26 And the Messiah cometh in the fulness of time, that he may redeem the children of men from the fall. We do not understand how this is possible, but it is a requirement of the plan. Lehi repeats this aim in verse 25 when he says that the purpose or goal of our existence is that “men are, that they might have joy.” Eternal life is what he is referring to. And even that must be done in Christ’s name or it is ignored. Our Father chose our eldest brother, he who has the greatest capacity of us all to be the one to shoulder the responsibility for all of God’s children. We would all be cut off from His presence. Viewed as one continuous block of text it seems like Lehi is going around circle, (as his family is in the tent) speaking with different individuals.  Jacob continues by teaching about the various sins, such as lying, murdering, whoredoms, idol worship. He was trying to show them why there had to be opposition in this life, why things have to be hard. These two Isaiah chapters Jacob quotes in 2 Nephi 7 & 8. Nephi was the fourth of six sons of Lehi and Sariah.He is believed to have been born in 615 BC. There are conventions Lehi uses in describing the plan of salvation that can make it likely we miss important points along the way. This leads to the punch line tying back to 2 Nephi 2:26-27: There is a “punishment of the law” (2 Nephi 2:26) that is going to act on people. No, I think his pride grew and developed over a long period of time, until he was finally faced with the fatal choice to either rebel or concede, but his pride would not allow his concession to God’s will. (2 Nephi 23:6-8, Isaiah 13:6-8) Faith in God can help us avoid being paralyzed by the challenging experiences we face. Before their flight, Nephi's father prophesied the impending destruction and captivity of Jerusalem by the armies of Babylon. It is this change of heart, this loss of desire to be rebellious or stubborn before our maker that makes us more like Christ.  He then continues by prophesying about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the establishment of a free people in America in the last days.. In 2 Nephi 31, Nephi artfully ... Nephi further characterizes the process of enduring to the end in terms that give new meaning to the New Testament formula of faith, hope, and charity. It is the laws of God that define what sin is. If it wasn’t eternal in nature then he who “satisfied” the demands of justice would have to do so again. In this chapter God reveals he will not forget Israel, he will not forget his covenants. You can find articles by Kelly on ldsblogs.com, ldsliving.com, and moronichannel.org as well. On 2 Nephi verses 23 and 24 mentions that the descendants of Joseph (Lehi's son) would not be destroyed "for they shall hearken unto the words of the book" (this books seems to be The Book of Mormon). Moroni 4:3, 5:2 The Sacrament Prayers; Nephi’s Psalm - 2 Nephi 4:15-35; What Offering Will the Sons of Levi Make in Righteousness? 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. We are the reason for all His work in the universe. This is why the Lord tells us we cannot be saved in ignorance. Only a God could come up with something so vast and inclusive as to be just, fair, and equitable for that diverse a group of people. 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 … It is this light that gives us our conscience. You can still get a lot out of the article just by reading the first half. The laws of God require that those who turn to Christ and follow him be rewarded, while those who do not turn to Christ receive a punishment for their refusal to obey the commandments. He says that both the matter which He used to form our bodies and our souls/intelligence are both formed of eternal material. I want you to find joy in Christ's teachings because you understand them. Q: “LDS Church: What is the meaning of 2 Nephi 2:22?” > “And now, behold, if Adam had not transgressed he would not have fallen, but he would have remained in the garden of Eden. 6 Wherefore, redemption cometh in and through the Holy Messiah; for he is full of grace and truth. September 24, 2015 …that they may believe the gospel and rely upon the merits of Jesus Christ, and... LDS Scripture of the Day September 24, 2015.  Nephi continues by prophesying about the Gentiles' attitude towards the Bible, who would accept it as the only scripture in the world. In the chapters preceding chapter 14, we see that these chapters are Nephi’s quotation of Isaiah. There are conventions Lehi uses in describing the plan of salvation that can make it likely we miss important points along the way. The views expressed in this website are my own. The advantage of being damned, and cut off from God’s presence is that we are now able to make any choice we want, and it doesn’t really matter, because we are already damned. 8 Wherefore, how great the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants of the earth, that they may know that there is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah, who layeth down his life according to the flesh, and taketh it again by the power of the Spirit, that he may bring to pass the resurrection of the dead, being the first that should rise. Click the image to learn more about this self-study guide. 2 Nephi 2 Lehi's counsel to his son Jacob includes teachings on the atonement. This is the natural result of the moral agency our Father has given to each of us to exercise. And they 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. There is nothing in the whole realm of gospel learning I find as exciting as the perfection that makes up the plan for our salvation. The … To leave His presence is what it means to be cut off. I can’t imagine that Lucifer was as good as he could be, but then woke up one morning and decided to lead a crusade against the Creator Himself. Remember that the punishments of hell are necessary, because we cannot ignore the laws of God. Although the ordinance of baptism is prominently featured in the New Testament, the precise purpose and meaning of baptism is left relatively vague. This is why he wants us to choose His goodness, so we can become righteous and experience the same joy He lives with all the time. And all good comes from God. There could be no misery, because evil causes misery. In 2 Nephi, Nephi quotes extensively the words of Isaiah regarding the House of Israel. 2 Nephi 2:14 Things to act and things to be acted upon. An important side note here is that as much as God is capable of doing on His own, he cannot save His children by Himself. To get it back someone must come back to the shop and buy it back in order to give it its original worth once again. Christ has prepared the way for us to return to God, our Father. Then on verse 24, most likely referring to his posterity it says "there shall rise up one mighty among them, who shall do much good, both in word and deed (...)". But what exactly is a Savior? 11 For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. A speech that Jacob delivered to the people of Nephi is recorded in chapters 6-10. In 2 Nephi chapter 2, Lehi expounds to Jacob about the redemption and salvation through Jesus. The first part, directly below, talks about all the parts of the plan of salvation discussed in this chapter, but without all the scripture quotes from the chapter. It is a restoration, an eternal restoration of what was before. Nephi consecrated Jacob a priest and teacher to the people and also appointed him as his successor in keeping the sacred records (Jacob 1: 1–3, 18). We must now answer to Christ for our behavior and choices. 2 Nephi 2:7- “Broken heart and contrite spirit” This is an Old Testament phrase, found in Psalm 51:16-17. H. Nephi said he had charity for the “Jew, because I mean them from whence I came” (2 Nephi 33:8).  The remainder of Second Nephi is a recording of their (Jacob's and Nephi's) teachings and prophecies. Now that I have given an overview of the plan of salvation and how it works, and why it works, let’s look at what Lehi said to Jacob, his oldest born in the wilderness. Nephi and his family lived in Jerusalem, circa 600 BC, during the reign of King Zedekiah, until Lehi was commanded by God to take his family and flee into the wilderness. Beginning in 2 Nephi 31:1, Nephi says that he will now make an end of his prophesying, and he can only write a few select things. He teaches us to follow his example and do likewise. Many are perfectly happy with the idea of just having a glorified body; a resurrected body. In such usage, the word “gentile” means essentially “non-Jew” (see Introduction to the Book of Mormon; 1 Nephi 13:25–26, 42; 15:17; 2 Nephi 26:33; 27:1; 30:3). Our Savior redeemed us from the Fall, our first separation from God. Nephi gives several reasons for quoting Isaiah again, this time for 13 chapters (adding to his three other chapters in 1 Nephi 20-21 and 2 Nephi 27; others who quoted Isaiah in the Book of Mormon are Jacob, Abinadi, Moroni, and Jesus Christ). As eternal beings we have always known the difference between basic good and evil, but mortality brings on a whole new level of choices between the two and the expressions of the two. This is why there is a Godhead, consisting of God, the Savior, and the Holy Ghost. We admire your efforts to make the Gospel even brighter." Only one of His children was capable of achieving (on his own steam and abilities) what needed to be done to become a God. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. They will be able to live with God and Christ forever. Life eternal comes from choosing good, and spiritual death comes from rejecting good in favor of evil. Discussing the change of white to pure in 2 Nephi 6:30 for the 1840 edition, he notes: “Of course, the 1840 change of white to pure avoids . Why? Lehi reminds us in verse 25 that the whole purpose of our existence to God is for us to experience joy. We can only return to where He is if we have a resurrected body like His. When describing His children to Abraham the Lord told Abraham that for every two spirits you put side by side, one of them will always be greater than the other one, and that Christ is greater than all of them. It is important to recognize that it is the nature of humanity that no two people are identical in desire, capability, propensity, etc. Like our Heavenly Parent, he pleads with them to choose the better part and follow the Savior. 2 Nephi 2 and 2 Nephi 3 both end with “Amen,” 2 Nephi 1 does not, again arguing for a continued discourse. First and Second were added to the titles of The Books of Nephi by Oliver Cowdery when preparing the book for printing. The Text 25 Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.  Nephi challenges that assumption, and encourages the Gentiles to believe that God would speak to more than one nation. These are the final wishes of Lehi. It is the nature of the laws of God that cause us all to be condemned. Originally 15 chapters in length, the book was reformatted in 1879 by Orson Pratt to its current length of thirty three chapters long.. Every step of the plan was designed and built into the very creation of the universe itself.  He prophesies the destruction of his own people due to wickedness. Life and death, spiritual life and spiritual death are based on our choices. 30 I have spoken these few words unto you all, my sons, in the last days of my probation; and I have chosen the good part, according to the words of the prophet. It is important to remember that just because Christ paid for our sins it doesn’t mean that all accountability for our sins have disappeared. Jesus, to this day, still seeks to know and then do our Father’s will. 16 Wherefore, the Lord God gave unto man that he should act for himself. Another question is to ask, but if there are no laws of God then aren’t we then free to choose? 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. First and Second were added to the titles of The Books of Nephi by Oliver Cowdery when preparing the book for printing. What we don’t have is immortality AND eternal life, which is God’s way of life. Answer . He emphasizes that if the people are righteous, they will prosper; but if they are wicked, they will be destroyed. Therefore, without opposition in all things there is no point to our creation or the creation of the universe or the earth.  Nephi predicts the translation of the Book of Mormon and of the Three Witnesses who would testify that it was true. "Which Easily Doth Beset You" - Alma 7:15; 3 Nephi 11:29-30 He That Hath the Spirit of Contention Is Not of Me We were all able to exercise that agency in the sphere in which we had been created as spirit children. For what good is a reconciliation with God to people who have no way to return to His presence. The plan of salvation was not haphazard. 7 Behold, he offereth himself a sacrifice for sin, to answer the ends of the law, unto all those who have a broken heart and a contrite spirit; and unto none else can the ends of the law be answered. The link for the PDF doesn’t seem to work. This is a private website maintained by a member of the Church. 2 Nephi 11:2-8 Why So Much Isaiah? No neutral state between happiness and misery. We call Christ “the firstfruits unto God” because God often refers to his harvest in the scriptures. As Lehi is old and will soon die, he wishes to bestow blessings upon his children. Well, if there weren’t opposition in all things then how could we make appropriate choices between good and evil, which is one of the main tests we must all face in mortality. They are eternally damned. We choose either one or the other, either life or death. The Savior taught in parables, but he spoke of simple things so people would have the best chance of grasping His meaning. A farmer in his field seeks his temporal (physical) salvation that comes from a bountiful harvest. And if there is no God we are not, neither the earth; for there could have been no creation of things, neither to act nor to be acted upon; wherefore, all things must have vanished away. The Second Book of Nephi (/ˈniːfaɪ/), usually referred to as Second Nephi or 2 Nephi, is the second book of the Book of Mormon. Basically, the king of Assyria was given a command by the Lord to "take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets" ( 2 Nephi 20:6 ), meaning to be the nation that attacks Israel. If we were able to live all His laws without the need for a Savior then we wouldn’t be here like this, would we? In every way conceivable Christ stands between us and God, and we can only get to God through Christ. This site is specifically for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Eternal life is a life of community and happiness that no individual sorrow can overshadow. 10 And because of the intercession for all, all men come unto God; wherefore, they stand in the presence of him, to be judged of him according to the truth and holiness which is in him. Most members of the church are all too familiar with this principle. KnoWhys KnoWhys on 2 Nephi 31 KnoWhys on 2 Nephi 32 KnoWhys on 2 Nephi 33 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. In verse 3, Lehi says he knows that Jacob is redeemed because of the righteousness of his Redeemer—there is a causal relationship and temporal relationship being expressed: Christ’s righteousness and obedient atonement precede ours. 2 Nephi 2:14-15 - Meaning of Creation So I was reading through the Book of Mormon and came across a couple of verses that confused me.According to the teaching of Joseph Smith, God did not create us out of nothing. By faith, Nephi obtained the plates of brass, brought Ishmael’s family from Jerusalem, subdued his brothers time and again, obtained food for his family, received revelation from the Lord, taught the Law of Moses, and following the Lord’s instructions said, “I, Nephi, did build a Temple.” 2 Nephi 5:16. For he gave commandment that all men must repent; for he showed unto all men that they were lost, because of the transgression of their parents. The only direct access we have to our Father in Heaven is through the act of prayer. These two verses are philosophical in nature. In order for our earth life, as short as it is, to work, we had to be put in a neutral space. 23 And they would have had no children; wherefore they would have remained in a state of innocence, having no joy, for they knew no misery; doing no good, for they knew no sin. Lehi relates a vision whereby he knew that Jerusalem was destroyed, and he says that had they remained in the city they would have perished. That means they have already been built, and all that has been made has been made by the hands of Christ, our Savior. 5 And men are instructed sufficiently that they know good from evil. If we are exalted it is because it is our choice. It had to be an eternal payment. The salvation of His children is His harvest. Come Follow Me Helps and Resources for LDS Sunday School 2020 “We Lived after the Manner of Happiness” We hope that these LDS Sunday School discussion questions over 2 Nephi 1-5 enrich your Come, Follow Me study and increase your testimony of the Savior. Those who choose more goodness through greater obedience to Christ will receive more glory in their resurrected body. Yea, by the temporal law they were cut off; and also, by the spiritual law they perish from that which is good, and become miserable forever. It’s not a new thing that replaces animal sacrifice later on, as some have interpreted 3 Nephi … The one brought death, and with it knowledge and accountability. Resurrection for all of humanity was the final step in the Savior’s mortal work. Because our Savior is also our Intercessor, our go between. The Second Book of Nephi, usually referred to as Second Nephi or 2 Nephi, is the second book of the Book of Mormon. But being the Savior of all of God’s children means saving ALL of God’s children according to the individual choices for goodness each person makes. He took us from the sphere of Intelligences and gave us spirit bodies as the first step towards his aim of helping us achieve what He has achieved – ultimate joy and an exalted and glorified life in a family setting. We examine some of the political issues that Isaiah dealt with in his time period and then work to illustrate how these circumstances are similar to the Saints today. Copyright 2012 - 2018 Avada | All Rights Reserved | Powered by, 2 Nephi 2 – An Explanation of the Plan of Salvation, Immortality already belonged to us, for we are as immortal as God, Himself. Wherefore, man could not act for himself save it should be that he was enticed by the one or the other. What does 2 Nephi 19:17 mean and why does it seem so contradictory? This is not the condemnation we often think of. 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