1956, p. 110) Disbelief: There are no more miracles; God has done His work (2 Nephi 28:5-6). Nephi exposed some of the “false and vain and foolish doctrines” (2 Nephi 28:9) that Satan professes and will continue to use.Each of the phrases found in 2 Nephi 28:7–9 conveys a spiritually dangerous philosophy. After his passing, the brothers of Nephi (Laman and Lemuel) rebel against him and try to kill him. Rather, my main objective is to blend together many tidbits about “Nephi the Good” from various sources into a synthesized commentary. This divine stamp of approval is placed upon our ordinances and covenants only through faithfulness. 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. For instance verse 8 begins, 'O the wisdom of God, his mercy and grace!' Look also at verses 13, 17, 19, and 20. About 588–570 B.C. 1 Now I, Nephi, do speak somewhat concerning the words which I have written, which have been spoken by the mouth of Isaiah [13 chapters of Isaiah, chapters 2–14; in 2 Nephi 7 and 8, Jacob quoted Isaiah 50, 51, and 52:1–2]. Striving. Nibley’s Commentary On The Book of Mormon Sharman Bookwalter Hummel, Editor Selections from all Four Volumes Teachings of the Book of Mormon by Hugh W. Nibley Volume 1 (Edited from Semester 1, 2) Nibley’s Commentary on The Book of Mormon is based on transcriptions from classes taught by Hugh Nibley, and is published with the permission of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship … The questions that I’ve shared are meant to help liken Isaiah’s writings and Jacob and Nephi’s commentaries to ourselves “that it might be for our profit and learning.” (See 1 Nephi 19:23.) Ask a student to read 2 Nephi 28:12–14 aloud. 1975), 93–97. February 18, 2015. Then ask the other students if they noticed other false teachings or ideas in the passage. 12:4; D&C 29:36.] In 2 Nephi 10, Jacob’s commentary on Isaiah continues, and his discussion of what he has just quoted from Isaiah also serves as an introductory commentary on the next group of Isaiah writings, 2 Nephi 12–24 (Isaiah 2–14). Invite a student to read the following statement by President Benson: “The Book of Mormon exposes the enemies of Christ. What one has done in the past isn’t discussed. Nephi puts them in charge of teaching the people. On the board, draw warning signs that are familiar in your culture. Alma 22:15. How does anger confuse people about what is good and what is evil? 2 Nephi 25:1 — A Brilliant and Insightful Commentary. Sunday, January 28, 2018. It allows us to see their errors and false ideas.). 13. A Harsh Rebuke – 2 Nephi 28:1-32 Posted on February 8, 2019 by Pure Revelations 1 And now, behold, my brethren, I have spoken unto you, according as the Spirit hath constrained [compelled] me; wherefore, I know that they must surely come to pass. (See D&C 82:3. ‘There are crocodiles all over the park,’ he said, ‘not just in the rivers. Those are the ones to be warned against, and there is hardly a watering place in all of mortality now that is not infested with them” (“Spiritual Crocodiles,” 31). 2 Nephi 28:30. by LDS Scripture of the Day | posted in: Book of Mormon | 0 . Isaiah 29:15 (2 Nephi 27:27) says that the churches of this time sought to hide their counsels from the Lord (v. 9). What are some examples of Satan trying to “stir [people] up to anger against that which is good”? How can we guard against the feeling that all is well? Bishop Richard C. Edgley, a counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, spoke of the dangers of being pacified and flattered: “Every act, good or bad, has a consequence. 2:2-4 - Lehi, into the wild [T]he Lord commanded my father, even in a dream, that he should take his family and depart into the wilderness. This foolish doctrine was foreseen by Nephi: “‘And there shall also be many which shall say: Eat, drink, and be merry; nevertheless, fear God—he will justify in committing a little sin; … there is no harm in this; and do all these things, for tomorrow we die; and if it so be that we are guilty, God will beat us with a few stripes, and at last we shall be saved in the kingdom of God’ [2 Nephi 28:8]. After students have had enough time to study the passage, invite several students to come to the board. A Harsh Rebuke – 2 Nephi 28:1-32. 2 Nephi 26:1, 23. Fatalism: “Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die” (2 Nephi 28:7-10). This condition was prophesied by Nephi wherein he stated that in the last days the devil would say to the people, “I am no devil, for there is none.” (2 Nephi 28:22.) “The Book of Mormon Is the Word of God.” Ensign (May 1975) 5:63–65; also in Conference Report (Apr. You may want to invite a few students to share what they have written with the class. In The Book of Mormon: … (In this verse, the Lord tells of His mercy and His willingness to help us each day as we seek to follow His will, even if we have rejected Him in the past. 2 Nephi 28:1. 2 Nephi 2:7- “Broken heart and contrite spirit” This is an Old Testament phrase, found in Psalm 51:16-17. Book of Mormon Commentary 2 Nephi 28 Page 1 of 13 Intro to 2 Nephi 28 President Ezra Taft Benson taught: “The Book of Mormon brings men to Christ through two basic means. We drove to another location where the car was on an embankment above the muddy hole where we could look down. For example, there are no materials in Isaiah 29 which correspond to 2 Nephi 27:1; 2 Nephi 27:6-14 and 20-23. 2 Nephi 30:1, 18. [It is a curious thing to be constrained by the Spirit. The following is a commentary on 1 Nephi 1:1–3 which seeks to show how much can be gleaned from these short verses. While on an assignment in Africa, President Boyd K. Packer went to see animals at a game reserve. 2 Nephi 28:24-27 -- On Needing God to Avoid Wo "Therefore, wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion! It testifies of His divinity and of the necessity for a Redeemer and the need of our putting trust in Him. Also Nephi's intended application of these prophecies is clearly the latter days, while Isaiah likely had in mind, at least in part, a historical application to ancient Judah. Book of Mormon Commentary 3 Nephi 28 2 were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.’ (see Hebrews 11:35.) Each item Jacob mentions is an attribute of God: God is full of wisdom, goodness justice, … 28:22; see also v. 21)” (“That Thy Confidence Wax Strong,” Ensign, Nov. 1994, 40). Intro to 2 Nephi 28 President Ezra Taft Benson taught: “The Book of Mormon brings men to Christ through two basic means. As part of this discussion, make sure students understand that Satan uses many tactics to try to overpower us, such as by stirring us up to anger, pacifying us and lulling us, and flattering us. Latter-day prophets have also identified these falsehoods and have … Testify that with guidance and strength from the Lord, we can overcome temptation. Read this week's KnoWhy connected with the Come Follow Me curriculum, … How can we guard against flattery? Concerning some of these teachings of the Church, James E. Talmage has written: Christ will come and the Jews will reject and crucify him … "As one reads 2 Nephi 9 one notices the interesting way that Jacob approaches each of his subjects: always in terms of God's goodness and greatness. He tells us that it will be necessary in this day that the kingdom of the devil shall shake, and he foretells that the devil will “rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good.”. The Enemies of Christ: 2 Nephi 28; The Law of Witnesses in 2 Nephi; Insights from the Early Years: 2 Nephi 28-30; Some Key Ingredients for Finding and Understanding the Truth in Science and Religion; The Doctrine of Christ: 2 Nephi 31-32; Nephi's Farewell; The "Expanded" Book of Mormon? Nephi, speaking of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon in the Last Days, explains that many will exclaim that; “…We have received, and we need no more!” (2 Nephi 28:27) However, Nephi reminds us that even the Bible explains that we (the Children of God) will receive His Gospel; “…line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my … Consider asking a few students to share what they have written. Isaiah (Chapter 29) Personal Revelation. Isaiah 8 – Judah Spared from Assyria – 2 Nephi 18:1-22. Includes every geographical place mentioned in the Book of Mormon. A Guide to the Religions of America. Nephi’s Final Peshar (Commentary) The Future: Israel, Gentiles and “his” book. Then write on the board Satan seeks to grasp us in his power by …. It is also available at lds.org/media-library/video/book-of-mormon-presentations?lang=eng#2010-06-13-spiritual-crocodiles. 2 Nephi 30:1–8. 1 Nephi 2 - into the wilderness. 2 Nephi 9:41. The Doctrine and Covenants is clear: “For I the Lord cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance; nevertheless, he that repents and does the commandments of the Lord shall be forgiven” (D&C 1:31–32). President Gordon B. Hinckley admonished us to resist the temptation to lie a little: “Nephi so describes the people of his day, as he also describes so many of our day.