Nephi, as does Moroni in Mormon 8, exposes the characteristics, activities and motivation of these enemies. 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. (65; emphasis added). We are also learning about Nephi and his people. Service in the Church should be motivated by a desire to build Zion, not for praise or a position. While many accept the Book of Mormon as the “truth of God,” many others “revile” against it, proclaiming it to be of “no worth.” “Many of the Gentiles . (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. The first Joseph is Lehi's youngest son, who was born in the wilderness and got hungry on the voyage to America . In this framework, mercy would rob justice. 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. 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. Get Started. Nephi and his seed need to keep the commandments (1 Nephi 2:20). Nephi explained that “because of pride, and wickedness, and abominations, and whoredoms, they have all gone astray save it be a few, who are the humble followers of Christ; nevertheless, they are led, that in many instances they do err because they are taught by the precepts of men” (2 Nephi 28:14). Many of Satan’s lies and tactics are exposed in Nephi’s descriptions of the last days in 2 Nephi 28. 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 … Even those in Islam, whose whole religion is Koran-based, find no especial fault with the Bible. 2 Nephi 28:3-4 Nephi's prophecy of latter-day secular churches which are built up and not unto the Lord. Nephi's brethren rebel against him. (3 Nephi 8:20),” KnoWhy 197 (September 28, 2016). Satan of course is pleased. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1968. Through the Book of Mormon, our Heavenly Father has righteously opened to us his children the unholy playbook of those identified as his enemies. We departed later, but I doubt he will soon forget his conversation while surfing with a Mormon bishop. Its time period is the latter days; its subjects are: (1) apostasy, characterized by empty souls who drink but remain faint, who are drunken and stagger, but not with strong drink and (2) restoration, particularly the coming forth of a book through an unlearned man, which would cause the wisdom of the wise to perish, the blind to see, the deaf to hear and those who have erred or murmured to learn doctrine. Copyright 2021 Book of Mormon Central: A Non-Profit Organization. a. the theme of pride in 2 Nephi 28:9, 12-15 (compare Isaiah, b. the theme of the proud harming the poor in 2 Nephi 28:13, c. the theme of the unwillingness to repent in 2 Nephi 28:17, (compare Nephi's version of Isaiah 2:9--1 Nephi 12:9), d. the fall of the "abominable" in 2 Nephi 18-23, e. being brought "down to hell" in 2 Nephi 28:21, f. the eight "wo" statement in 2 Nephi 18:16-32, 2. Liberal theologians manage to spiritualize away the plain meaning of many biblical passages, but their assaults are intellectual, and they simply view with contempt and disdain those who are so unlearned as to believe the biblical fables, as they assume the scriptural recitations to be. . Artifacts found in the area of the Bering Strait suggest the influence of a rather small number of Asians -- far below any number that would have been needed to produce the large populace which existed. Satan thus customizes his dishonesty according to the susceptibility of his target. . (459–60, 462). 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. No one with cursory knowledge could have written this. As I see these, they are flattery of prominent men in the world, false educational ideas, and sexual impurity” (312–13). My next question was the clincher. Still another approach Satan uses, perhaps even more so with the intellectually inclined, is to argue that “there is no hell; and . . 2 Nephi 28. How does it do this?—By testifying of Christ and revealing his enemies. . Feb 28, 2014 - This Pin was discovered by Maryssa Brown. Items do not represent the official views of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or of Book of Mormon Central. . Dennis L. Largey, The Enemies of Christ, 2 Nephi 28 2 Nephi 28:8 “A Little Sin” Have you ever watched a big farm gate…when it opens? Speaking of this anger over the Book of Mormon, Elder Bruce R. McConkie wrote the following: Millions of sincere and devout people now living believe, in the depths of their souls and with all the fire and fervor of a Peter or a Paul, that the Book of Mormon is true. Fishermen use a variety of lures to attract the fish to take the bait. The disarming of this divine alarm system enables the enemy to enter and move freely about. 2 Nephi 28-29 (10/31) Reading Assignment for Class on Nov 1: 2 Nephi 28-29. A dynamic, interactive, web-friendly presentation of the Book of Mormon. To help understand what is taught in 2 Nephi chapter 28, it is important to review its context. Inclusion within the BMC Archive does not imply endorsement. In line with this and in context with the subject of the chapter, many people are stirred to anger against the work of the restoration and particularly the Book of Mormon. . In it Nephi included a revelation he received from the Lord showing the reaction of many latter-day gentiles to the addition of another book of scripture. Practice sessions are closed, fences are covered to prevent observation, decoys are used when sending in signals, and players are heavily fined when they lose a playbook. Nephi was the fourth of six sons of Lehi and Sariah.He is believed to have been born in 615 BC. A key phrase used by those who advocate sin is “there is no harm in this” (2 Nephi 28:8). The Lord said: “Behold, I the Lord, have made my church in these last days like unto a judge sitting on a hill, or in a high place, to judge the nations. RETURN TO HEAVEN . . He would catch a wave and then it would be my turn. Nephi begins chapter 28 by saying that he had spoken as the spirit had constrained him (v. 1). Giving Thanks 7. . Obviously, knowing the strategy of an adversary gives one an advantage. 2 Nephi 28:7-9 Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die. 17/01/2021 22:30 GMT. . 2 Nephi 12. With the enemy now clearly in sight, Latter-day Saints must be careful to guard against wolves in sheep’s clothing: those who deride the standards of the Church, denounce its doctrines, teach an easy road or a multidirectional highway to heaven, and emphasize the drabness of being a Latter-day Saint as opposed to eating and drinking and being merry. (3 Nephi 28:15),” KnoWhy 509 (April 4, 2019). 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. It does not matter to him whether people proclaim Christ or denounce him, if in their religious creeds they are blindly riveted to false doctrines and the traditions of men. Yea, ye will lift him up, and ye will give unto him of your substance; ye will give unto him of your gold, and of your silver, and ye will clothe him with costly apparel; and because he speaketh flattering words unto you, and he saith that all is well, then ye will not find fault with him. 28:1 And now, behold, my brethren, I have spoken unto you, according as the spirit hath constrained me; wherefore, I know that they must surely come to pass. For example, if there were no miracles, there would have been no first vision of Joseph Smith; if there were no power of God, there would have been no restoration of the Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthood; if there were no work today, there would be no proselyting church with prophets receiving continuous revelation. 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. The official LDS summary for 2 Nephi 5 prior to December 17, 2010 The Nephites separate themselves from the Lamanites, keep the law of Moses, and build a temple -- Because of their unbelief, the Lamanites are cursed, receive a skin of blackness, and become a scourge unto the Nephites. Nephi wrote that these teachers would “seek deep to hide their counsels from the Lord; and their works shall be in the dark” (2 Nephi 28:9). 2 Nephi 2. Stop singing hymn #30. Read 2 Nephi 29:7–14. 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. 213-214]. The Lord calls this response foolish in 2 Nephi 29:4. 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. Why is this so? In chapter 27, Nephi quotes a prophecy from the brass plates of Laban that corresponds with Isaiah 29 of the Bible. It is true that they pointedly deny the divinity of Christ and rank him as a prophet like Moses or Abraham, but they do not devote their lives to belittling the book that speaks of Jesus and his ministry. 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]. 2 Nephi 31. 13:26–28). 2 Nephi 28 : LDV HELPS. 2_nephi_28_30.mp3: File Size: 913 kb: File Type: mp3: 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). In truth and in fact, the violent opposition to the Book of Mormon is one of the great evidences of its divinity. And when the two nations shall run together the testimony of the two nations shall run together also. With his raging, pacifying and flattering, he wages war both within and without the Church. This is classic priestcraft, identified and condemned in the Book of Mormon. Today they can be found well disguised as the philosophies and tendencies listed in the chart below. 2 Nephi Chapters 27 & 28 Throughout all the centuries of the world, the devil has had free reign to tempt and entice those who will listen to him. 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. It is interesting to note that blood types of the American Indian do not correspond to those of east Asian peoples where most scholars theorize the American Indians have their roots. Eating, drinking, and being merry is not synonymous with being happy. 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". 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. 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? Today they can be found well disguised as the philosophies and tendencies listed in the chart below. And that is a good summary of the first three chapters of 2 Nephi. 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? The Book of Mormon is a witness of the reality of Satan. I love the Psalm of Nephi found in this chapter. CHAPTER IX. 2 Nephi 28:3 The Churches Which Are Built Up, and Not unto the Lord . 2 Nephi 6. “I still feel a little bit (guilty), but not to the same degree. Get the latest updates on Book of Mormon topics and research for free. Rejoice, O my heart, and give place no more for the enemy of my soul. Feb 28, 2014 - This Pin was discovered by Maryssa Brown. All of this—the pacifying, the cheating, the flattering, and the leading—is done carefully, which is synonymous with thoroughly, painstakingly, and conscientiously. . 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. A Guide to the Religions of America. 100-101] 2 Nephi 2:8 How Great the Importance to Make These Things Known unto the Inhabitants of the Earth: In 2 Nephi 27, Nephi adds a wealth of prophetic detail not found in Isaiah--about events that … 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. Thus Nephi wrote, “the blood of the saints shall cry from the ground against them” (2 Nephi 28:10). From the context of his prophetic view, Nephi included four successive warnings in chapter 28: first, to false teachers (vv. October 16, 2020. Such voices may have to answer for their perpetuating falsehood and their failure to give true leadership in combating evil. The prophet of that time said to a gathering of wicked Nephites: Behold ye are worse than they; for as the Lord liveth, if a prophet come among you and declareth unto you the word of the Lord, which testifieth of your sins and iniquities, ye are angry with him, and cast him out and seek all manner of ways to destroy him; yea, you will say that he is a false prophet. Stream 2 Nephi 28 by Louis Herrey from desktop or your mobile device 1971), 6–11. Top left, Caucasian female. 2 Nephi 29. . His journeyings in the wilderness, and so forth. The questions were structured to gain either “yes,” “no” or “uncertain” answers. Nephi and his seed will then prosper (1 Nephi 2:20). Blood types are genetically inherited and passed from father to son, from one generation to the next. 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? According to Robert Cloward, chapter 28 of 2 Nephi weaves together allusions to and phraseology from many chapters in Isaiah. Edited by Leo Rosten. Many parents express gratitude for the invention of the pacifier. Discover (and save!) Every day, missionaries and members throughout the world engage in conversations similar to the following I recorded in my journal: It was a typical day in the Hawaiian ocean. Nephi likened Isaiah’s prophecies to his people and he made the prophecies his own in 2 Nephi 25–30. The wolf was literally drinking his own blood, which went on until he became so weak that he froze to death. The Text: 2 Nephi 2:14–16. 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