Why is this so? Drawing after photograph from The Art of Terracotta Pottery in Pre-Columbian Central and South America, by Alexander von Wuthenau (New York: Crown Publishers Inc.) [Diane E. Wirth, A Challenge to the Critics, p. 19]. CHAPTER IX. (65; emphasis added). The Prophet Joseph Smith declared, “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon [is] the most correct of any book on earth, . . Shall Say: According to Miriam Horwinski, embedded in Nephi's prophecy in 2 Nephi 28 are many phrases that describe the conduct of those who follow the devil. Only 9% of the theological students said they believed in the reality of Satan, while 82% denied his existence, and 9% were uncertain (Guide to Religions 237). The first two verses of chapter 28 clearly indicate that what follows refers to the day when the Book of Mormon will be introduced to the Christian world. Drawing after photograph from, The Art of Terracotta Pottery in Pre-Columbian Central and South America. While Satan sought to bind the tongue of Joseph Smith before his first vision, the precepts of men have since multiplied to bind his message. Kimball, Spencer W. “Voices of the Past, of the Present, of the Future.” Ensign (June 1971) 1:16–19; also in Conference Report (Apr. Who is it for?—Us. . 2 Nephi 12. In truth and in fact, the violent opposition to the Book of Mormon is one of the great evidences of its divinity. Guerrero, Pacific Coast: Top right, Negro, Plateau of Mexico, Tlapacoyan; center, Semitic-type bearded man, Tabasco; bottom left, Caucasian girl, Veracruz; Bottom right, Oriental head, Plateau of Mexico, Tlapacoyan (all in private collections). CHAPTER XII. Should parents in Zion allow the world with its steady decline in moral values to decide what is or is not acceptable viewing at a certain age? Perhaps the vanity of the doctrine is in its self-centeredness. In the literature he had read, Mormons don’t say things like that. The prophet Nephi gave the Lord’s response to the latter-day Gentiles who would murmur because of the coming forth of additional scripture: Know ye not that there are more nations than one? All of this—the pacifying, the cheating, the flattering, and the leading—is done carefully, which is synonymous with thoroughly, painstakingly, and conscientiously. While that may seem like a daunting feat, there are resources that can help summarize and synthesize Isaiah’s prophecies, such as this summary video below, or helpful charts listed in the further reading. The Second Book of Nephi (/ ˈ n iː f aɪ /), usually referred to as Second Nephi or 2 Nephi, is the second book of the Book of Mormon.The original translation of the title did not include the word "second". 1971), 6–11. Professor Earnest Hooten of Harvard not only agreed with Dr. Matson, but thought he saw Near Easterners as a racial component. . 2 Nephi 28: 13: “They rob the poor because of their fine sanctuaries; they rob the poor because of their fine clothing; and they persecute the meek and the poor in heart, because in their pride they are puffed up.” You must keep the prior verse in mind as you read this one. They are the antithesis of the righteous and humble saints who preceded them, and in their false, vain and foolish actions they seek to counteract or undo the worthy work of their righteous predecessors. Neither the atheists nor the communists have any use for the Bible, but they wage no open warfare against the book per se; they do not wear out their lives trying to show that it is false. The Book of Mormon is a sacred text of the Latter Day Saint movement, which, according to Latter Day Saint theology, contains writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent from approximately 2200 BC to AD 421. In their quest for praise and personal gain, they would rob the poor and persecute the meek (2 Nephi 28:13; Mormon 8:33–38). Discover (and save!) 27, 29). There is, however, one great difference between the Bible and the Book of Mormon that shows why some people can disbelieve the Bible and let the matter drop, but disbelieving the Book of Mormon, they find themselves compelled to arise in wrath and defame the Nephite record. Why do you need to know about Satan’s lies? . A Video Supplement for Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon Lesson 8: “We Rejoice in Christ” (2 Nephi 11-25) Transcript In 2 Nephi 11, Nephi discusses his motivation for including the Isaiah chapters. 2 Nephi 24. . 213-214]. One example of this is a 2 November 1983 article in the Honolulu Star Bulletin, entitled “She Teaches Women How to Cheat.” It reports on the work of psychologist Cynthia Silverman, who conducts workshops “for married women who are having, or thinking of having extramarital affairs.” The following excerpt from that article reveals its teachings: “This is not advice on free love. [Robert A. Cloward, "Isaiah 29 and the Book of Mormon," in Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, pp. 7 Preface T he Purpose of this Book is to make easily available selections from the four volume lectures transcribed and published as Teachings of the Book of Mormon by Hugh W.Nibley, Professor at Brigham Young University. 2 Nephi 28:30. 14 And now, my sons,[i] I speak unto you these things for your profit and learning, for there is a God, and he hath created all things—both the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them is,[ii] both things to act and things to be acted upon. But in this chapter, we see how hard-fought that happiness really is. For example, In 2 Nephi 27, Nephi borrowed extensively from the language of Isaiah 29 to describe the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. 2 Nephi 8. Church members should guard against all forms of priestcraft. Fourth, he leads the way by going in advance, by conducting, escorting, or directing, by causing one to follow a certain course of action or line of thought. But, almost strangely, there are other millions of sincere and devout persons who disbelieve, oppose, and openly fight the Book of Mormon. 2_nephi_28_30.pdf: File Size: 167 kb: File Type: pdf: Download File. He warns Laman and Lemuel of the curses that will befall them if they do not keep the commandments (2 Nephi 1:18, 22) and leaves them a conditional blessing (2 Nephi 1:28–29). Copyright © 2020 Alan C. Miner. These sins, Nephi states, will pervade much of society in the latter days. Why should they become exercised in mind and disturbed in spirit because their neighbors and friends and relations choose to believe in any religious system, as long as such does not destroy the rights of others? The Lord calls this response foolish in 2 Nephi 29:4. Rejoice, O my heart, and give place no more for the enemy of my soul. As in the story of the eskimo, Satan tempts us with alluring distractions, attitudes, and circumstances, which appear on the surface to be harmless; but as one partakes of them, the spirit slowly suffers, creating a weakened condition which can produce eventual alienation from God. Pride is an enemy of Christ that laid claim to victory over the entire Nephite civilization (1 Nephi 12:19). . (3 Nephi 28:15),” KnoWhy 509 (April 4, 2019). We agreed that the Bible was the word of God given to prophets. One day the eskimo took his razor-sharp knife and placed it blade up in the snow. Determination to Change 5. The Context of 2 Nephi 28 To help understand what is taught in 2 Nephi chapter 28, it is important to review its context. . Nephi wrote to those who would fight against the restoration: “Wo unto them that turn aside the just for a thing of naught and revile against that which is good, and say it is of no worth! The Text: 2 Nephi 2:14–16. (Source: Miriam Horwinski, teaching assistant of John W. Welch, Book of Mormon 121H, Brigham Young University, fall 1997) [John W. Welch and J. Gregory Welch, Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Get an Overview of Isaiah’s Writings. A Guide to the Religions of America. 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 … Amulek, speaking to the Zoramites, warned: For after ye have done all these things, if ye turn away the needy, and the naked, and visit not the sick and afflicted, and impart of your substance, if ye have, to those who stand in need—I say unto you, if ye do not any of these things, behold, your prayer is vain, and availeth you nothing, and ye are as hypocrites who do deny the faith. Barton Golding. 2 Nephi 2:25 Adam fell that men might be, and men are, that they might have joy. I so much appreciate Nephi's candor. Learning Activity: Have you ever wanted to get a glimpse of Satan's playbook to know how he's going to try to get you? In the year that king Uzziah died, I saw also the Lord sit ting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. . No one with cursory knowledge could have written this. Satan again is pleased, as philosophies multiply and the pride of men in their wisdom carries them swiftly away from God. He is proclaimed the enemy of all righteousness (Moroni 9:6) who desires “that all men might be miserable like unto himself” (2 Nephi 2:27). And because that I have spoken one word ye need not suppose that I cannot speak another; for my work is not yet finished; neither shall it be until the end of man, neither from that time henceforth and forever. In chapter 27, Nephi quotes a prophecy from the brass plates of Laban that corresponds with Isaiah 29 of the Bible. We suppose that the book has more enemies than friends. Making moral truth relative has dethroned God and elevated man to become the measure of right and wrong. Men and women both have affairs and the frequency of women having affairs is now almost as great as the men. My next question was the clincher. Today, football teams go to great effort to protect their game plans. Feb 28, 2014 - This Pin was discovered by Maryssa Brown. It is that people who believe the Bible, as they suppose, can also believe any creed of their choice and belong to any church that suits them. stress enjoyment without guilt. The questions were structured to gain either “yes,” “no” or “uncertain” answers. President Joseph F. Smith foresaw three temptations that the Church would face in the twentieth century: “There are at least three dangers that threaten the Church within, and the authorities need to awaken to the fact that the people should be warned unceasingly against them. 2 Nephi 11. They teach the doctrines just discussed which are both anti-restoration and anti-Christ. We departed later, but I doubt he will soon forget his conversation while surfing with a Mormon bishop. 179. . The “live for today” consciousness exalts the “me first” attitude prevalent in today’s world. . Know ye not that I, the Lord your God, have created all men, and that I remember those who are upon the isles of the sea; and that I rule in the heavens above and in the earth beneath; and I bring forth my word unto the children of men, yea, even upon all the nations of the earth? ... 2 Nephi 2:28. . Without a devil there is no evil, except as defined by individual societies. 2 Nephi 28 (The Use of Isaiah): According to Robert Cloward, chapter 28 of 2 Nephi weaves together allusions to and phraseology from many chapters in Isaiah. 2 Nephi 25. Items in the BMC Archive are made publicly available for non-commercial, private use. 2 Nephi 28: 18-19: “But behold, that great and abominable church, the whore of all the earth, must tumble to the earth, and great must be the fall thereof. Home About Contact Scripture Song of the Week Counting Blessings 4. It argues that individuals are free to gratify their own carnal desires, to set their own standards of morality, to live for the pleasure of the moment and to do all this without guilt, for “tomorrow we die; and it shall be well with us.” This evil teaching totally denies the justice of God. 2 Nephi 28:30. He would catch a wave and then it would be my turn. What will you do when the adversary tries to deceive you? Nephi expands this theme in his final testimony. Nephi also revealed important truths concerning Satan. (Hel. precise rules of Christian conduct should not necessarily apply to problems of sexuality.” . Words of Mormon. Copyright 2021 Book of Mormon Central: A Non-Profit Organization. and a man [can] get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book” (Introduction, Book of Mormon). Nephi next uncovers two evil, anti-Christ philosophies. Anyone who is deceived into believing that people can be saved “in their sins” would do well to hearken to Alma’s final counsel to Corianton: O my son, I desire that ye should deny the justice of God no more. The Book of Mormon is a witness of the reality of Satan. The wolf was literally drinking his own blood, which went on until he became so weak that he froze to death. Part B: Read 2 Nephi 29:1–2 and list the things the Lord promises to do in the last days as part of this “marvelous work” (verse 1). (3 Nephi 8:20),” KnoWhy 197 (September 28, 2016). From the context of his prophetic view, Nephi included four successive warnings in chapter 28: first, to false teachers (vv. There is a corollary between the three days of darkness surrounding the death of Jesus and a prior significant experience in Israelite history. If it were not of God, Lucifer would not overly concern himself with it. False churches, false teachers, false doctrines and pride are enemies of Christ. . . 2 Nephi 28:9 Yea, and there shall be many which shall teach after this manner, false and vain and foolish doctrines, and shall be puffed up in their hearts, and shall seek deep to hide their counsels from the Lord; and their works shall be in the dark. Nephi and Moroni saw that the false teachers would have high heads and stiff necks (v. 14) and would love their money and their substance more than their poor (Mormon 8:37). Nephi and his seed need to keep the commandments (1 Nephi 2:20). Discussion Summary: 2 Nephi 26:26-31 February 2, 2009 by Kim 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. With the passing of time, younger theologians are listening to the flattery and whispers, “there is no hell,” and “I am no devil, for there is none” (2 Nephi 28:22). Lesson 39: 2 Nephi 29–30 : LDV HELPS. Lesson 44: Jacob 2:12–35 : LDV HELPS. No one with cursory knowledge could have written this. Nephi said of latter-day churches, “they shall teach with their learning, and deny the Holy Ghost, which giveth utterance” (v. 4). Then one must “press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men.” Nephi then promised, “Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life” (31:20). Many of Satan’s lies and tactics are exposed in Nephi’s descriptions of the last days in 2 Nephi 28. What explanation do we have for other racial types in the Americas such as the Negro, if we follow current theories and refuse to consider transoceanic voyages? In this case the gentile populace who would be deceived by this type of preaching are like the Nephites just prior to the birth of Christ. Discover (and save!) Identify and list as many reasons as you can find why we need the Book of Mormon and what it will do, in spite of already having the blessing of a Bible. (JS-H 1:21; emphasis added). . If Nephi’s brothers rebel against God, they will be cut off from God’s presence (implying that Nephi and his seed will enjoy God’s presence) (1 Nephi 2:21). Two of the questions were: “Do you believe that hell exists as an actual place or location?” and “Do you believe that the devil exists as an actual being?” Concerning the existence of hell, 53% of the ministers said “yes,” 34% “no,” and 13% were “uncertain.” The theological students’ responses were: 11% “yes,” 76% “no” (they did not accept the reality of hell), and 13% were “uncertain.” Regarding the existence of the devil, 60% of the ministers surveyed said “yes,” 38% “no,” and 7% were uncertain. 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