2 nephi chapter 2

. 2 Nephi 5. It talks about the receipt of blessings by obedience to the law upon which the blessing is predicated. 2. Here he seems to be saying that he has chosen the Lord's way. He had been raised on raw meat rather than milk and will be orphaned at a young age. To those who manifest "a broken heart and a contrite spirit," in other words, to those who are obedient. This longevity changed with the Flood (see Genesis 6:3), and it then became possible for people to die in ignorance. 2 Nephi 15. This underscores the irony of many events in the Savior's life in which he is accused of violating the law of Moses. (1 Tim. The natural self of man is all the enticement a man needs to do evil. Furthermore, it is inconsistent with the fossil record and other well-established scientific data indicating a very old earth in which natural processes (life and death) have been at work for billions of years.". Rather, the Lord simply revealed to him the English translation of the book. This comforting statement simply assures us that sufficient alternatives will be available to each and every man while they are here on earth to allow them to grow spiritually and obtain exaltation if they might the righteous choices among their alternatives. The "things to act" are the vast host of intelligences. The phrase "according to the flesh" in the Book of Mormon is often used to remind the reader that the current topic is literal and practical and not referred to in any figurative or symbolic sense. Since no man can live the law to perfection, no man can be justified and saved by virtue of his own merits. "they are free to choose liberty and eternal life", This expression, and the remainder of the verse, refers to the principle of, "all things are given them which are expedient unto man". The second period is the actual placement of modern life forms on the earth. 2 Nephi 10. 2 Nephi 10. God did place man in a situation where his agency is operational-in mortality, man may use his agency to progress spiritually. 2 Nephi 20. The phrase first fruits may be used to mean the first action as a consequence of another action or principle. There would be no purpose in creation. In one sense these may be regarded as the building blocks available to the Father as he began the process of creation. 1, p. 199-200). verse 30 "I have chosen the good part, according to the words of the prophet." Cast on the ground, it is seen in perspective. Whatever the fruit was, it was rendered enticing, at least to Eve, by Satan's verbal manipulations. verse 1 "Thou are my first-born in the days of my tribulation in the wilderness" This statement may have a deeper meaning than simply stating that Jacob was the first child to be born to Sariah while in the wilderness. 2 Nephi 17. And, unto whom will he extend this absolution? There is nothing of evil or wickedness about their conduct in the garden. You will not find this doctrine taught in Genesis or anywhere else in the Bible. Here we learn that Satan's very objective is to bring about "the misery of all mankind." And one answered like unto the Son of Man: Here am I, send me. Reynolds and Sjodahl expounded on the grand philosophical question, "Is there a God? The atonement has enabled man to follow either God or Satan. God did not give to any man his agency, as every man has always possessed agency. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Its benefits apply to Jacob just as much as they apply to any people who have ever lived on the earth in any dispensation, before or after Jesus's mortal ministry. His body was mortal and had to undergo the obligatory terminal physiologic phenomena necessary to terminate life common to all mortals. The "tree of life" is symbolic of Christ and eternal life in his presence (see, "the Lord God gave unto man that he should act for himself", We often say that God has given to man his agency. 22 And now, behold, if Adam had not transgressed he would not have fallen, but he would have remained in the garden of Eden. There is no clear explanation of this vital doctrine found in the Old Testament, and a study of the New Testament has led to much confusion (see also 2 Nephi 9:6-16; Alma 34:13-16; Alma 42:13-26; and Mormon 9:13-14). If there were no opposition, the world would have been created in vain or "for a thing of naught." It is the purpose of man's very existence to obtain true joy. 2 Nephi 17 . Some committed members of the Church, because of their scientific backgrounds, have questioned whether or not all things on the earth in every age of the earth were, in fact, created in an immortal or paradisiacal state (Trent D. Stephens and D. Jeffrey Meldrum, Evolution and Mormonism, 134-38). Man cannot grow toward godhood without being able to exercise his agency in a world where there is opposition. Since no man can live the law to perfection, no man can be justified and saved by virtue of his own merits. Without an opportunity to excel in obedience, he cannot be exalted. Whatever the source of our trials, in this verse we are promised that as we strive to overcome them, we will be blessed with spiritual strength. He could have become God in no other way. The natural law would be his sole determinant. February 18, 2015. The individual is thereafter unworthy to be exalted or to enter any degree of glory. ", We know it is a righteous desire of all who cleave to gospel truths to seek to one day "be as God.". 2 Nephi 26. A study of these references suggests that the verb "prolonged" might also be interpreted as "given sufficient time.". 2 Nephi 2:4 The way is prepared from the fall of man (Illustration #2): Lehi's Chain of Reasoning. Man is a dual or "compound" being, having both a physical or "natural" self and a spiritual self. This is where our doctrine differs. 2 Nephi 30. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 2 Nephi 32. "...I have seen the remorse and despair in the lives of men who, in the hour of trial, have cursed God and died spiritually. Without the Fall, there is no need for a Savior. McConkie and Millet wrote: "No virtue can exist without its corresponding evil: without the evil of danger there could be no courage, without suffering there could be no sympathy, without poverty there could be no generosity, and so forth. Doesn't Christ's atonement apply to all men? These concepts are discussed in Ye Shall Know of the Doctrine, volume 1, chapter 12, The Law of Justice, and chapter 19, The Essence of the Lord's Atonement. They would have remained so if Adam and Eve had not fallen. God's plan is that we have lasting joy in this world and eternal joy in the world to come. One can learn a great deal. Jacob. 2 Nephi Chapter 27. verse 26 Here again is the expression "fulness of time" which refers to the period of Christ's mortal sojourn. This spiritual death is actually "permanent" only until the law of justice is satisfied. This phrase seems to refer to man's agency. Because of Satan's strategies and efforts, it is more difficult for us to resist our natural selves. 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. They were now able to have children. We may bring them on ourselves due to sins, errors in judgment, or mistakes. verse 6 Man may only be redeemed from the fall (resurrected, justified, and saved in a degree of glory) through Christ's atoning sacrifice. Less intuitively obvious, however, is the obligatory interdependence of God and the law. This phrase implies that the plan of redemption was prepared long before the fall took place (see also D&C 124:33, 41; 128:5; 130:20). There is no other way. Hence there could be no misery or happiness. Enos. (DC 122:5-7), My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes. 2 Nephi 19. verses 28-29 "choose eternal life . (Journal of Discourses, 2:255-256), The journey from bad to good is the process of putting off the natural man or the natural woman in each of us. 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. The war that began in heaven is not yet over. Since all people will experience adversity, this is a vital doctrine for all to know. Or, could the law exist even if there were no God? It could also be fairly modified as follows, "There is a law, irrevocable decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all cursings are predicated-And when we obtain any cursing from God, it is by disobedience to that law upon which it is predicated." Obviously Lehi had learned something of the plan of salvation from reading the brass plates. is affixed, to answer the ends of the atonement" Punishment is inexorably "affixed" to the law of justice. Because Satan and those who stood with him would not accept the vote of the council, but rose up in rebellion, they were cast down to the earth, where they have continued to foster the same plan. 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 presence of God that we seek, however, is not just a brief audience during which we will be judged but rather an eternal sojourn with him in the celestial kingdom. Lehi may have considered Jacob to be something of a replacement for his eldest son, Laman, with his younger son Joseph being a replacement for the second son, Lemuel. Christ and all who followed Him stood for the former proposition-freedom of choice; Satan stood for the latter-coercion and force. None would know death, none would know corruption or change of any kind, and none could produce after their own kind. There is no other name by which man can be exalted. Thus I will become a smooth and polished shaft in the quiver of the Almighty, who will give me dominion over all and every one of them, when their refuge of lies shall fail, and their hiding place shall be destroyed, while these smooth-polished stones with which I come in contact become marred." Freedom can be limited by physical laws or physical infirmities. 4 And thou hast beheld in thy youth his glory; wherefore, thou art blessed even as they unto whom he shall minister in the flesh; for the Spirit is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. Christ's suffering will answer or satisfy the law of justice for those sincere individuals. a sacrifice for sin, to answer the ends of the law, unto all those who have a broken heart and a contrite spirit, Wherefore, how great the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants of the earth, he shall make intercession for all the children of men, For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things, for there is a God, and he hath created all things, an angel of God....had fallen from heaven, And the days of the children of men were prolonged, If Adam had not transgressed...they would have had no children, that he may redeem the children of men from the fall, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that, the will of the flesh and the evil which is therein… giveth the spirit of the devil power. In fact, the entire plan of salvation would be spoiled if they had never partaken of the fruit. "salvation is free" There are at least two possible interpretations of this phrase: 1. Lehi's counsel to his son Jacob includes teachings on the atonement. They are vital and contain some of the clearest teachings on the doctrine of the atonement found in all of the scripture. There is no other way. An individual qualified to enter any of the three degrees of glory is said to be "saved.". 2 Nephi 25. And the way is prepared from the fall of man, and salvation is free. As he began the process of creation, he was given, by the family of Gods, a vast repository of primal building blocks-elements (unorganized matter) and intelligences which he organized together. They can only be organized, reorganized, or disorganized. After the flood, something happened. (Moses 4:1-4). In one passage, Lehi earns the right to an honorary degree in philosophy. In fact we will learn that without opposition, man and God cannot even exist. . I can assure you, however, that with repeated study, all of the concepts in this chapter are compatible with one another. It is our "natural self" or "natural-man self" (see Ye Shall Know of the Doctrine, volume 1, chapters 5 and 6, The "Natural Self" and "Spiritual Self" and The Gospel and the Two Natures of Man). All the assaults that the enemy of our souls will make to capture us will be through the flesh, because it is made up of the unredeemed earth, and he has power over the elements of the earth. In an analogous way, Christ's life was lived and given up as a sacrifice to the Father. 2 Nephi 4:16-35 The Psalm of Nephi. I am working on a book about joy." Whatever the fruit was, it was rendered enticing, at least to Eve, by Satan's verbal manipulations. In order to make this agency operative in an especially meaningful way, he allowed Satan to operate in the world. Joseph Smith taught that happiness of man is the object and design of the world's existence (TPJS, 55, 255). Because Christ's intercession has completely overcome the effects of Adam's transgression, all men will be resurrected and all will be brought back into the presence of God at least long enough to be judged. Bad times have certain scientific value, according to Emerson. There is no eternal embrace by the Lord or eternal relationship between two people that is not secured by a priesthood or temple ordinance. 1, p. 245). Search the record of Genesis! (Rev 12:7-9), And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth (Rev 12:4), How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! Less intuitively obvious, however, is the obligatory interdependence of God and the law. Certainly the Spirit of God and the "spirit of Christ" within each of us do entice a man to do good, but does God entice a man to do evil? For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors. The followers of Christ who are worthy to come forth in the first resurrection will be "presented as the first-fruits of Christ unto God" (Jacob 4:11). Reconciliation, therefore, literally means 'to sit again with. As he attempts to deceive her, he does so in a most effective manner. In order to avoid these terrible sufferings, a broken heart and a contrite spirit must be laid upon the altar of discipleship. Alma 22:15. They saw their loftiest responsibility as multiplying and replenishing the earth. The phrase "which the Holy One hath given" simply states that in the plan of the Father and the Son, man is made subject to the "ends of the law. The conditional blessings of the atonement overcome the effects of the fall of each individual person, but only on condition of that person's repentance and obedience-only those with "a broken heart and a contrite spirit." Those who are hard-hearted and proud and remain unrepentant will not qualify for the benefits of the atonement. It is our "natural self" or "natural-man self" (see, "according to the things which I have read". 2 Nephi 9:41. Chapter 6 1 The words of Jacob, the brother of Nephi, which he spake unto the people of Nephi: 2 Behold, my beloved brethren, I, Jacob, having been called of God, and ordained after the manner of his holy order, and having been consecrated by my brother Nephi, unto whom ye look as a king or a protector, and on whom ye depend for safety, behold ye know that I have spoken unto you … We are only to deprive ourselves of those worldly pleasures which enslave the human mind, body, and spirit. These guaranteed alternatives are here in the form of commandments of the Lord. There are "unconditional" blessings or benefits of the atonement and "conditional" blessings of the atonement. When you are tempted, buffeted, and step out of the way inadvertently; when you are overtaken in a fault, or commit an overt act unthinkingly; when you are full of evil passion, and wish to yield to it, then stop and let the spirit, which God has put into your tabernacles, take the lead. 2 Nephi 10. "And by the law no flesh is justified" We know that by living the law of the gospel alone no man can be justified. Now, I want to tell you that he does not hold any power over man, only so far as the body overcomes the spirit that is in a man, through yielding to the spirit of evil. 2 Nephi 6. Also we are taught in modern revelation that when Christ introduced missionary work to the spirit prison almost immediately following his resurrection, he did not actually personally minister among the spirits in prison (D&C 138:18-20). In addition, by virtue of His atonement, Jesus will qualify himself to become the perfect judge of all mankind. Apparently it had been made manifest to father Lehi, presumably by the Holy Ghost, that the "callings and elections" of both Jacob and his brother Nephi have been made sure. l:22)-contradicts this self-evident truth, and his negation is determined by the heart rather than the intellect; that is to say, he wishes that there were no God, and he talks accordingly. The law only justifies the individual who can keep it perfectly. and not eternal death", The Book of Mormon does not teach the concept of "multiple heavens" or multiple degrees of salvation. Chapter 2; And now I speak unto you, Joseph, my last born. Apparently, the lives of Adam and his children before the Flood were lengthened so that no one died during Adam's dispensation without first having had the opportunity to accept or reject the gospel (see D&C 29:42). For example, bones, if broken, could become solid again. No one will live with God in the celestial kingdom or in any kingdom of glory "save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah." True joy exists only when there is spiritual growth. 1 And now, Jacob, I speak unto you: Thou art my first-born in the days of my tribulation in the wilderness. "unto all those who have a broken heart and a contrite spirit; and unto none else". The plan was laid from the very beginning. The central issue in that council, then, was: Shall the children of God have untrammeled agency to choose the course they should follow, whether good or evil, or shall they be coerced and forced to be obedient? verse 21 "the days of the children of men were prolonged" The use of the word "prolonged" here is a curiosity since the time a man spends on this earth is certainly a relative thing. The eternal joy of God's love is likened to the fruit of the tree of life, for it is the final reward of the righteous. Could God exist even if there were no law? Here, however, it may simply refer to the fact that the Savior's atonement has made it possible for man to achieve a kingdom of glory, whether it be celestial, terrestrial, or telestial. You are aware that many think that the devil has rule and power over both body and spirit. The phrase "which the Holy One hath given" simply states that in the plan of the Father and the Son, man is made subject to the "ends of the law.". Because of the workings of the law of justice each man is "cut off"-that is, subject to two types of death: 1. Jacob received his calling while quite young. "all things are given them which are expedient unto man" This comforting statement simply assures us that sufficient alternatives will be available to each and every man while they are here on earth to allow them to grow spiritually and obtain exaltation if they might the righteous choices among their alternatives. They conclude that the Fall of Adam forces all of mankind to live in a dark and dreary world instead of paradise. 4, pp. 2 Nephi 31:13 Follow the Son, with full purpose of heart, acting no … His assertion is that all that which can be known by mortal man concerning God has been made manifest by our Lord himself, for 'God has showed it unto them.' For clarity, we might even add to this phrase as follows: "men are free or not free according to the flesh.". 2 Nephi 31. This gift is free. God would have no purpose. 2 Nephi 20. verses 22-26 In all of the scripture, these five verses are unique in that they make clear truths about the Creation, the Fall, and the Atonement that are found nowhere else in scripture. In the paradisiacal or spiritual state no living thing could enjoy the privilege of procreation. 1984, 35). Without an understanding of the Fall there can be no meaningful understanding of the Atonement. Thus, "men are free," that is, they have their freedom "according to the flesh"-according to the circumstances of their mortality. Man may only be redeemed from the fall (resurrected, justified, and saved in a degree of glory) through Christ's atoning sacrifice. And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels. Man is that he might have joy, and that joy will come to us as we keep God's commandments! In giving his son Jacob a father's blessing, Lehi delivers a doctrinal discourse on the fall of man, the atonement, and the agency of man. Chapter Outline of 2 Nephi. Would growth be possible if there were no adversity and no need to strive? The Father did not "create" all things out of nothing or, "things to act and things to be acted upon". But St. Paul does not agree with this conclusion. It is not found in the scriptures. "he shall make intercession for all the children of men" An intercession is an intervention to resolve a predicament. The purpose of all creation, as we understand it, is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man (. Many scriptural words may be considered synonymous with atonement. Another essential ingredient is necessary for a man's exaltation. "choose eternal life . The Plan of Redemption goes into effect after the Fall. If man were only a natural or physical or temporal being ("if it should be one body"), then he would be entirely subject to natural law. Apparently, it was the Lord himself or his assigned agent who was actually clothing the concepts on the plates with English words. Many Christian denominations believe that Adam and Eve could procreate prior to partaking of the forbidden fruit but that they didn't. "spiritual death" This is separation of man from God's presence. See Ye Shall Know of the Doctrine, volume 1, chapter 13, Agency and Freedom. BOOK OF MORMON AUDIO LINK http://lds.org/scriptures/bofm?lang=enghttp://ComeUntoChrist.orghttp://ChurchofJesusChrist.org If the spirit yields to the body, the Devil then has power to overcome the body and spirit of that man, and he loses both. Even if we break the least of all of God's commandments, we become unworthy of our Father's presence. 'There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.' "who layeth down his life according to the flesh". 2 Nephi 27 Isaiah 29. How much more ennobling and soul-satisfying is the true doctrine of the fall and the true notion of Adam, the assurance that Adam "fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy." happiness" Since all have sinned, all are subject to the "ends of the law" and will receive the "punishment which is affixed" to that law. Rather redemption is found in the combination of the two. 2 Nephi 18. As Albert Einstein said, 'The harmony of natural law reveals an intelligence of such superiority that compared with it all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection' ("Search for Truth" 7). He would have no purpose. It actually says, "And the way is prepared. verse 19 As mentioned previously, we are left to wonder and speculate as to the literal or symbolic nature of the "forbidden fruit." That is, by his own merits, each and every man is shut out of God's heavenly kingdom and shut out also of any degree of glory. In a sense, we may say that "a broken heart and a contrite spirit" is the gift of being able to obey enthusiastically and gratefully. 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. Remember that his... LDS Scripture of the Day February 18, 2015. 2 Nephi 27. This is the atonement of Christ which is given to a righteous man because of Christ's love for the man-the "grace of Christ." One of the ways in which Jesus qualified to be able to atone for our sins was that he was perfectly righteous and "justified by the law." 2 Nephi 11. "Adam's transgression was banishment from the presence of God and bringing the physical death into the world. '...In Hebrew, the basic word for atonement is kaphar, a verb that means 'to cover' or 'to forgive.' Thus, as our Savior and Redeemer, he answers the ends of the law; he pays the price, he makes sure the irrevocable decrees of a just God are fulfilled. 2 Nephi 9. The second part of his statement, "Ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil," is, of course, true. ", 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. 2 Nephi 26. A brief outline of 2 Nephi, worth committing to memory, is as follows: 2 Nephi 1-4 Father Lehi counsels and blesses each of his sons. How important is it that they learn of their Savior who has already paid the price with his infinite atonement? "they are free to choose liberty and eternal life" This expression, and the remainder of the verse, refers to the principle of agency. Jacob. 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