Before their flight, Nephi's father prophesied the impending destruction and captivity of Jerusalem by the armies of Babylon. , The Book of Mormon Movie, Vol. 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 … byTammy Uzelac Hall | Feb. 13, 2020. The one brought death, and with it knowledge and accountability. And that payment must stand absolute forever and ever. He is still in charge of everything that takes place. 2 Nephi 2:25 Adam fell that men might be, and men are, that they might have joy. 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. He is referring to willful ignorance. If ye shall say there is no sin, ye shall also say there is no righteousness. Click the image to learn more about this self-study guide. Verse 15 tells us why there were two trees in the garden of Eden. . 2 Nephi 26 Nephi begins by paraphrasing something that Malachi would also state centuries later in the Bible. In addition, this passage (2 Nephi 11:2–8) turns out to feature the principal theses of Nephi’s writings at the same time that it explains the inclusion and placement of the long excerpts from Lehi, Jacob, and Isaiah, even though it is a passage that has rarely been featured in Book of Mormon analyses. Those who chose evil in mortality will have evil capacities restored to them in the resurrection. 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. 2 Nephi 1:14, 21, 23. Answer: There is power in using metaphors and imagery that learners can easily recognize and understand. Originally 15 chapters in length, the book was reformatted in 1879 by Orson Pratt to its current length of thirty three chapters long.. He currently writes for gospelstudy.us. We have always existed. There are as many variations of desire toward goodness as there are children of God to express them. Then the verbs ransomed and redeemed in verses 10 and 11 take on a broader meaning, and of course “sorrow and mourning shall flee away” (verse 11), because of the infinite atonement that overcomes death and hell. TO RANSOM or PURCHASE In the New Testament the Greek words that are translated "redeem" mean to purchase, buy up, or to ransom (Strong # 1805, exagorazo, and 3084, lytroo). The Fall of Adam and the Redemption brought by Christ are the two sides of the same coin. Life eternal comes from choosing good, and spiritual death comes from rejecting good in favor of evil. 2 Kelly is retired and living in Rexburg, Idaho, USA. With the atonement completed, we will all be held accountable for our behavior and choices during our time away from God, our Father.  They call this new place Nephi, choose Nephi to be their king, and call themselves the people of Nephi, or Nephites. We just need to remember that He will never force Himself or His ways on any of us. This is all He wants for us.  He also explains the resurrection; that the body lies in the grave and the spirit either in torment or in a state of paradise, and that without Christ there could be no resurrection, and that because of Christ all men will be resurrected with their spirit being freed from either paradise or torment and their body raised from the grave, and then they are judged according to their works in life. He is just honoring the agency as we choose to use it. Nephi’s reasons can help us in our study. Only through obedience to the Savior and the commandments he has given us, through continual repentance, can we receive the mercy we need to bypass the judgment of God’s laws and become like Christ. 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. 19 And after Adam and Eve had partaken of the forbidden fruit they were driven out of the garden of Eden, to till the earth. Everything in the plan of salvation has this state of being as the ultimate goal for God’s children. Here is a comment received from one reader in Chile. If we only wanted temporal happiness during mortality then that level of goodness will be restored to us again in a resurrected body of more limited capacity. 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. 21 And the days of the children of men were prolonged, according to the will of God, that they might repent while in the flesh; wherefore, their state became a state of probation, and their time was lengthened, according to the commandments which the Lord God gave unto the children of men. While the references suggest he is Joseph Smith, this seems contradictory as he is not a descendant of Lehi. 28 And now, my sons, I would that ye should look to the great Mediator, and hearken unto his great commandments; and be faithful unto his words, and choose eternal life, according to the will of his Holy Spirit; 29 And not choose eternal death, according to the will of the flesh and the evil which is therein, which giveth the spirit of the devil power to captivate, to bring you down to hell, that he may reign over you in his own kingdom. 2 Nephi 2:27 Lehi's teaching on the principle of agency. The laws He gave us that govern our spirit life and our mortal life are all designed with but one goal in mind, to bring about the exaltation of God’s children. The judgment is not a punitive or punishing judgment. It is the greatest expression of God’s love and the enjoyment that only exalted beings can experience. 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? Let’s carefully look at 2 Nephi chapter 31. This is where each of us are in the plan of salvation. He uses terms that take some thinking or explaining to help us grasp the bigger picture for those terms.  They observe the Law of Moses as it is recorded in the brass plates. 2 Nephi 17:3 — The Covenant Meaning Behind the Name of Isaiah’s Son. That is sufficient for them. So there are only really two basic outcomes of this plan. It seems if there is one concept that is well appreciated it is this one-that the trials and tribulations of mortality serve God's purpose because they become the refining fire which purifies the soul and gives us experience.  He prophesies the destruction of his own people due to wickedness. And all good comes from God. The Second Coming of Christ will usher in the great Millenium. This is what it means to be justified – to be uncondemned by God’s laws. I can only write a few of the things that I know will happen and a few of the words of my brother Jacob. , Nephi continues the narrative by recording the death of Lehi. What does 2 Nephi 19:17 mean and why does it seem so contradictory? Every time I read 2 Nephi 2 I see things I didn’t see before. 5 And men are instructed sufficiently that they know good from evil. Um 588–570 v. Chr. There are conventions Lehi uses in describing the plan of salvation that can make it likely we miss important points along the way. Robert Matthews writes that the tone of these verses suggests that certainly Jacob and possibly …  He also predicts that the remainder of the people, the Lamanites and others, will be smitten by the immigrating Gentiles in the last days. 2 Nephi 8.  Warned by the Lord, Nephi leaves the area with those who listen to him and travel far away to establish another settlement. He assures them he has chosen “the good part” and that his words to them was with one object only, “the everlasting welfare of your souls.”. And by the law no flesh is justified; or, by the law men are cut off. Yes, there will literally be hell to pay first, but even the punishment of hell is temporary, and Christ will save them from that eventually. 2 Nephi 20 For a historical background to this chapter, read 2 Kings 18 & 19 . These two verses are philosophical in nature. And the law is given unto men. 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. Even the damned are loved perfectly by our Father in Heaven and by Christ. And the a prophecies which he wrote, there are not many greater. Each body’s capacity is based on the worthiness or righteousness of the person entering that body. 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. 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. Christ has prepared the way for us to return to God, our Father. 27 Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. 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. This would violate and nullify the wisdom and the justice of God. 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). We are only held accountable for truths we know, unless we are offered truth and we reject them. For what good is a reconciliation with God to people who have no way to return to His presence. 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.  Second Nephi begins with the prophecies of Lehi concerning the future of his seed, and speaks to his posterity.  He speaks about opposites—that without evil there is no good; without sin there is no righteousness; that without these things there is no God; and if there is no God there is no earth. In effect we all became temporarily damned, stopped in our eternal progress, and without a way back home. Every time I think I have a grip on the doctrine I discover more to hold onto. Check out the heading… 2 Nephi 8 (Compare Isaiah 51 & 52 1-2) In the last days, the Lord will comfort Zion and gather Israel. 2 Ne 2:5-25 Here’s my summary of what I think these verses say. "Dear Brother, you do not know how much we enjoyed this year of the study with you. Everything Jesus the Christ does is under the direction of our Father in Heaven. According to the book, it was written by the ancient prophet Nephi, son of Lehi, who lived around 600 … With that in place we can begin to fill in the holes. Only one of His children was capable of achieving (on his own steam and abilities) what needed to be done to become a God. 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. The scriptures refer to this permanent separation from God as the second death or damnation. Learn how your comment data is processed. This was the sealing of Satan’s defeat. Every time I read 2 Nephi 2 I see things I didn’t see before. No one else can successfully become like Christ. 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. That person was our eldest brother, who goes by many titles. The other point Lehi makes here is that salvation, the process of helping us return to God is without price, unless you consider experiencing the love of God as something undesirable and costly. He wanted his children to choose goodness over evil, and to worship God above anything and everything. 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. Before getting into the explanations of how things work together, we need to see the skeletal frame of the plan. All three are Gods in their own right. Question: What does it mean in 2 Nephi 7:1 when it talks about a “bill of divorcement” and “being put away”?  Nephi challenges that assumption, and encourages the Gentiles to believe that God would speak to more than one nation. Copyright 2013–2018 by Mormon Basics, LLC, all rights reserved. If it wasn’t eternal in nature then he who “satisfied” the demands of justice would have to do so again. We simply had no way to do what was required on our own. Our conscience teaches us the basics of what is good and what is not. 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). We needed to be free to make choices that demonstrated that even under the most strenuous circumstances we would choose to obey our Father and choose to live the kind of life He wanted for us. Beatrice . However, in Jacob’s concluding discourse he tells the people through revelation from an angel that God’s anointed would be known as Christ.  He talks about the importance of The Fall of Man and how without it, man would lose his free will, and salvation would ultimately be impossible. We really don’t have a complete understanding of what will happen to us or what our opportunities will be once we leave this part of mortality, before the resurrection. The structure of Jacob’s mighty speech is quite simple. The remainder of 2 Nephi 8 continues to sustain the theme of the atonement that so clearly informs Jacob’s commentary. 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. And even that must be done in Christ’s name or it is ignored. We had to be in a place where we were completely free to choose between ultimate or complete good and all it stands for, and ultimate or complete evil, and all it stands for. Click the picture to learn more about this mug. When there is no condemnation we are justified. That is my person opinion. 2 Nephi 11:2-8 Why So Much Isaiah? 18 And because he had fallen from heaven, and had become miserable forever, he sought also the misery of all mankind. So most of those who come into mortality, even if they never choose to make covenants with Christ again, will still receive a resurrected body and some measure of glory for eternity. (See 1 Nephi 19.23-24; 1 Nephi 22.8; 2 Nephi 6.5; 2 Nephi 11.2, 8.) For now, most of what we know has only to do with our time in our bodies. We also had to be taught the difference between the two. Divorcement, Mercy, and Hearken: 3 Words that Add More Meaning to 2 Nephi 6–10. You can still get a lot out of the article just by reading the first half. 1: The Journey, http://www.fairmormon.org/perspectives/fair-conferences/2010-fair-conference/2010-restoring-the-original-text-of-the-book-of-mormon, https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/1?lang=eng, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Second_Nephi&oldid=990725984, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 November 2020, at 04:30. when he was finally tossed out from God’s presence. This site is specifically for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Meaning people who are deceased. The purpose of receiving a mortal body was to ultimately gain an immortal and resurrected body. The rest of the family was, and is, too weak to be able to become gods on our own. The second part of the article is the same explanation, but is said with the assumption you have already read the first part, and is a running commentary on the actual verses of the chapter. We are the reason for all His work in the universe. Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no life neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor misery, neither sense nor insensibility. This is not the condemnation we often think of. Jesus, to this day, still seeks to know and then do our Father’s will. The one comes from God and the other from the Devil. We must seek for his approval, since he is our final judge. 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.  They also prosper exceedingly, and build a temple like the temple of Solomon. So let’s get started with the 5 minute lesson prepared thousands of years ago for us! The “ends of the law” cannot be answered or met for anyone but those who have a broken heart and are contrite. 1 And now, I, Nephi, speak concerning the prophecies of which my father hath spoken, concerning a Joseph, who was carried into Egypt.. 2 For behold, he truly prophesied concerning all his seed. Kapitel 2. It takes all three of them to bring about our exaltation. See Job 21:25-26 and Job 20:11. It was once of great worth, but was sold cheap. I hope you will be glad that you stopped in for a visit, and I hope you come back often.  He prophesies that the Gentiles will establish many different churches and also practice priestcraft, or the practice of preaching the gospel for money rather than for the love of the gospel.  His final words include another exhortation to pray and seek the Holy Ghost, and a testimony that his words are true. Jacob quotes passages from Isaiah. That means they have already been built, and all that has been made has been made by the hands of Christ, our Savior. These were Isaiah’s words. In order for our earth life, as short as it is, to work, we had to be put in a neutral space. If we seek to have eternal increase (eternal posterity) that will only be possible if this is what we sought during our time between leaving our Father’s presence and the judgment, where the true desires of our hearts are restored to us in the form of our permanent resurrected body. It is only because of his personal worthiness that our Father answers our prayers. This section is the same as chapter 13 from the 1830 edition. 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. 2 Nephi 2:14 Things to act and things to be acted upon. Doctrine & Covenants 3:20. Glen, I have sent a copy of the PDF to your email. 2 Nephi 2. This is the natural result of the moral agency our Father has given to each of us to exercise. Die Erlösung kommt durch den heiligen Messias – Freiheit der Wahl (Entscheidungsfreiheit) ist für das Dasein und den Fortschritt wesentlich – Adam fiel, damit Menschen sein können – Den Menschen steht es frei, Freiheit und ewiges Leben zu wählen. To do so would be to violate His own laws. 2 Nephi 2:23, 25; “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. 25 Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy. As you study, practice asking questions. Lesson Helps. And he prophesied concerning us, and our future generations; and they are written upon the b plates of brass. Verse 7 is where Lehi points out that the Savior couldn’t achieve the point or ends of all of God’s laws, which was to offer exaltation to all His children, unless he was willing to offer himself as a sacrifice for our sins. It has been a constant inspiration and source of good ideas. This is what christ did for us, he redeemed us from our fallen state. Keep this in mind as you work through all the parts of the plan for our salvation. The … 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. , Nephi also begins arming his people using the sword that Laban had as a model for production. His love prohibits any violation of the agency we have been granted. 13 And if ye shall say there is no law, ye shall also say there is no sin. Isaiah 51-52:2 2 Nephi 2:1 In Thy Childhood Thou (Jacob) Has Suffered Afflictions and Much Sorrow, Because of the Rudeness of Thy Brethren: When Lehi blessed Jacob, he mentioned that, "in thy childhood thou [Jacob] hast suffered afflictions and much sorrow, because of the rudeness of thy brethren" (2 Nephi 2:1). As the lawgiver, it is not possible for our Father to directly forgive us of our mistakes or our rebellions. To God that bountiful harvest is the return of as many of His children as he can get. There are conventions Lehi uses in describing the plan of salvation that can make it likely we miss important points along the way. 2 Nephi 2:7- “Broken heart and contrite spirit” This is an Old Testament phrase, found in Psalm 51:16-17. He is speaking to all of his sons and daughters. At no time has the Father stepped aside or given up His position over His family. 2 Nephi 7—God Will Fulfill His Covenants. For when Christ was chosen as our Savior, and he created all things, included in those things were the kingdoms of glory God’s children would inhabit after the resurrection. He may be speaking specifically to Jacob, but his message is to his whole family, and by extension to each of us. And all things which were created must have remained in the same state in which they were after they were created; and they must have remained forever, and had no end. Christ has become our one and only path back to God, back to our home. "Which Easily Doth Beset You" - Alma 7:15; 3 Nephi 11:29-30 He That Hath the Spirit of Contention Is Not of Me Mormon Basics, LLC Kelly Merrill 11 West Sunset Circle Rexburg, Idaho 83440. 2 Nephi 1-4 Father Lehi counsels and blesses each of his sons. God’s love is such that He has perfect respect for our choices. These two Isaiah chapters Jacob quotes in 2 Nephi 7 & 8. We either choose eternal life or eternal death – either life eternally with God in happiness, or life eternally somewhere else without that happiness that comes from being like God. 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. We must now answer to Christ for our behavior and choices. 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 (...)". The great and spacious building seen by Lehi, which represents the pride of the world (see 1 Nephi 11:36), was shown “in the air, high above the earth” (1 Nephi … Nephi (1 Nephi 20-21, 2 Nephi 12-24, 2 Nephi 27) Jacob (2 Nephi 7-8) Abinadi: (Mosiah 14) Jesus Christ (3 Nephi 22, and in much of 3 Nephi 20). Some of the better quotes on this subject are included, … Eternal life is a life of community and happiness that no individual sorrow can overshadow. And when we become justified we also begin to become pure of heart, which makes us holy. Thanks for the heads up Glen. We don’t know what the nature of our agency was in the premortal world. In 1812, Methodist minister Asa Shinn gives us a typical indirect argument used by both Calvinists and Arminians to defend the satisfaction theory of the atonement, as Lehi does in 2 Nephi 2: Justice is an essential and eternal attribute of God. There could be no misery, because evil causes misery. 2 Nephi 8. 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). 2 Nephi 2:25-27 | Lehi's Discourse. He quotes some of the lost prophecies by Joseph. That alone makes me get goose bumps! Lucifer was able to grow into the embodiment of evil, before he came out in open rebellion against God.  The House of Israel is described as having three parts, and Nephi prophesies that one day all their writings would be restored and made known one to the other. 2 Nephi 2:25 Adam fell that men might be, and men are, that they might have joy. This is the basic outline of the plan of salvation as given to us by our Father in Heaven.  He then continues by prophesying about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the establishment of a free people in America in the last days.. That worked for me and it appears to be working fine now. 1. He has also published multiple works, including Premortal Promises, and Contributions to the Kingdom, both available on Amazon.com. 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. Lehi reminds us in verse 25 that the whole purpose of our existence to God is for us to experience joy. It is the greatest expression of God’s love and the enjoyment that only exalted beings can experience. Question . But according to the terms of God’s laws, if the rest of us would turn to Christ and obey his commandments, he could bring us back home. It is the laws of God that define what sin is. 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. 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