2 Nephi 33. 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. Let’s see they don’t do it moronically or hurt themselves or their families.” To that end, workshop participants are given practical advice such as remembering to cover absences with excuses a husband cannot check, and to resist the temptation to confess because “a white lie is better than a black truth.” . He said, “I guess so.” “That is exactly what the Book of Mormon is!—it is God’s word through prophets who lived on the American continent.” I then told him I was a Mormon bishop. “She Teaches Women How to Cheat.” Honolulu Star Bulletin (2 Nov. 1983), 4. From there one ascends to greater heights of wickedness. Again there is no open warfare on their part against the people who think otherwise. With a walkie talkie the assistant had radioed the information to the defensive backfield coach, who then informed his players on the field through substitution. . We have got a Bible, and there cannot be any more Bible” (2 Nephi 29:3). 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. This robbery would occur as the poor fall prey to priestcraft, sacrificing to build fine sanctuaries and supplying their false teachers with costly apparel. (See 2 Nephi 28:20-22.) The disarming of this divine alarm system enables the enemy to enter and move freely about. And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well-and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell. We must not put our trust in the arm of flesh unless they hearken unto the Holy Ghost. Service in the Church should be motivated by a desire to build Zion, not for praise or a position. 15:32; Alma 30:17 (17â18). February 13, 2020. Men ordinarily do not rise up to fight the Bible; they do not organize mobs and incite them to shed the blood of others because such persons believe in the scripture of the Old World. This is the true doctrine of Christ. 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? . Nephi seems to be telling that to both the unbelievers, those mistaken in their beliefs, and the believers. If one is climbing a ladder of sin, pride is the bottom rung. Before departing and between sets I looked at him and said that I knew that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that salvation comes through no other name, that he died on the cross, was resurrected and lives today, and that one day we will all stand before him and be judged according to our works. . As did the good man of the house, they fall asleep, and the property (in this case, their souls), is open for the thief to come in and plunder (Matt. Nephi said of latter-day churches, “they shall teach with their learning, and deny the Holy Ghost, which giveth utterance” (v. 4). 16:25; 1Â Cor. 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. 14 They wear astiff necks and high heads; yea, and because of pride, and wickedness, and abominations, and bwhoredoms, they have all cgone astray save it be a dfew, who are the humble followers of Christ; nevertheless, they are eled, that in many instances they do ferr because they are taught by the precepts of men. God wants everyone to come unto him. But during the contest the other team intercepted two key passes and returned the ball each time for touchdowns and won the game. Second Nephi chapter 28 is a prophetic writing opening to full view important truths concerning several of the chief enemies of Jesus Christ and the restored gospel as follows: (1) false doctrines, identified as the precepts of men; (2) false teachers; (3) pride; and (4) Satan himself. Line Upon Line – 2 Nephi 28:27, 30. 3 Nephi 1:13. 3 For it shall come to pass in that day that the achurches which are built up, and not unto the Lord, when the one shall say unto the other: Behold, I, I am the Lordâs; and the others shall say: I, I am the Lordâs; and thus shall every one say that hath built up bchurches, and not unto the Lordâ. We agreed that the Bible was the word of God given to prophets. . Satan again is pleased, as philosophies multiply and the pride of men in their wisdom carries them swiftly away from God. 1:26 (25â29); Morm. Each of these precepts specifies what God cannot do. Nephi foresees that churches in our day will argue over the claim to have truth. Man’s perception of God’s mercy allows him to expand the parameters of disobedience and still reach heaven. 2 Nephi 8. 1Â Ne. 2 Nephi 5. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. One is a modification of the other and both offer an alternate system of salvation that is contrary to the revealed word of God. I said, “You don’t believe everything you read, do you?” Our exchanges between waves stopped until he said: “You’re the guys that add to the Bible.” I responded, “I think you’re referring to our belief in the Book of Mormon.” He replied, “That’s weird stuff—you can’t add to God’s word.” After a while I asked him if he believed that God loved everybody. 2 Nephi 15. False teachers in their vanity and with their stiff necks cannot look to the left or to the right and, like the priest and the Levite in the parable of the Good Samaritan, they go their way, passing the injured stranger (Luke 10:30–37). ☼ 2 Nephi 26:26–28: Behold, hath he commanded any that they should depart out of the synagogues, or out of the houses of worship? Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1968. 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. 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. The formula is to soothe the conscience of the congregation and enjoy their forthcoming popularity and praise. . Many false churches will be built up in the last days—They will teach false, vain, and foolish doctrines—Apostasy will abound because of false teachers—The devil will rage in the hearts of men—He will teach all manner of false doctrines. McConkie, Bruce R. A New Witness for the Articles of Faith. . 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). The Bible and the Book of Mormon. Satan thus customizes his dishonesty according to the susceptibility of his target. Therefore, consistent with the disharmony inherent in the learning of men, these churches are characterized by their strifes of words, contests of opinions and contention among the clergy (JS- H 1:6). And when the two nations shall run together the testimony of the two nations shall run together also. Certainly these men should be holding firm, yet some yield to popular clamor. Rev. . 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 gives his readers a close look at how Satan carries out his work to destroy souls: For behold, at that day shall he rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good. And in fine wo unto all those who tremble and are angry because of the truth of God!” (2 Nephi 28:16, 28). 2 Nephi 6. 2 Nephi 24. (2 Nephi 29:7–10). We suppose that the book has more enemies than friends. Matt. Through the Book of Mormon, our Heavenly Father has righteously opened to us his children the unholy playbook of those identified as his enemies. . 8:27; Ether 8:22 (22â24); D&C 87:7. This anger blinds their eyes and closes their hearts to its message. From the context of his prophetic view, Nephi included four successive warnings in chapter 28: first, to false teachers (vv. About 559–545 B.C. Nephi is not saying to them: … Continue reading 2 Nephi 28: 26 → Tuesday, May 3, 2016. 12 Because of apride, and because of bfalse teachers, and cfalse doctrine, their churches have become corrupted, and their churches are lifted up; because of pride they are puffed up. Prov. 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? For my study in Preach My Gospel I read 2 Nephi 28. 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. 2 Nephi 32. That must have really shocked him—he was surfing with a Mormon bishop. . In the April 1971 general conference, President Spencer W. Kimball spoke about the many and varied voices in the world that expound the ever-changing precepts of men: Certainly, some blame can be attached to the voices from lecture platforms, editorial rooms, or broadcasting stands, and even from the pulpit. 22:23; 4Â Ne. 2 Nephi 28. . By their … How is it that some who dwell in an apathetic state in Zion are able to say “all is well?” Perhaps it is that they allow the world to become their standard of judgment in matters of personal righteousness. . 2 Nephi 28. 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. 2 Nephi 28. Even those in Islam, whose whole religion is Koran-based, find no especial fault with the Bible. Wherefore murmur ye, because that ye shall receive more of my word? (Hel. . 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. 28:13 (9â13); D&C 98:12. Knowing the specific plans of the opposition enabled the defense to become the offense and win the game. Moroni saw that many would say, “Do this, or do that, and it mattereth not, for the Lord will uphold such at the last day” (Mormon 8:31). The surf was good, the crowd was sparse and the sun was shining. 26:3; Morm. 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). . 2 Nephi 9. . For the day shall come that the Lord God will speedily visit the inhabitants of the earth; and in that day that they are cfully ripe in iniquity they shall perish. For example, Nehor taught that “all mankind should be saved at the last day, and that they need not fear nor tremble, but that they might lift up their heads and rejoice; for the Lord had created all men, and had also redeemed all men; and, in the end, all men should have eternal life” (Alma 1:4). 2 Nephi 26. I always made sure that my family came first, especially my children, but now I realize I have a right to happiness also.” (4). 2 Nephi 13. Here are some of the verses that especially meant something to me: 14 - . By pam, August 7, 2010 in 2 Nephi. Such voices may have to answer for their perpetuating falsehood and their failure to give true leadership in combating evil. 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. 27:35 (34â35); D&C 33:4. 2 Nephi 2. 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. If God had another group of people who lived in another area of the world unknown to the people of the Bible lands, could God, because of his love for them, speak to them also? The meat was so delicious that he didn’t notice that as he was licking and biting, he was cutting his own tongue on the knife. About 559â545Â B.C. Eating, drinking, and being merry is not synonymous with being happy. 2 And the things which shall be written out of the book shall be of great worth unto the children of men, and especially unto our seed, which is a remnant of the house of Israel. 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. 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. These statistics show Satan’s success. 2 Nephi 28 (August 9, 2013) If there is an overarching theme to this chapter, it seems to be that God still has power to do His work. 31 Cursed is he that putteth his atrust in man, or maketh flesh his arm, or shall hearken unto the bprecepts of men, save their precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost. 2 Nephi 22. Werbefrei streamen oder als CD und MP3 kaufen bei Amazon.de. 2 Nephi 31. . And I do this that I may prove unto many that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever; and that I speak forth my words according to mine own pleasure. 19 For the kingdom of the devil must ashake, and they which belong to it must needs be stirred up unto repentance, or the bdevil will grasp them with his everlasting cchains, and they be stirred up to anger, and perish; 20 For behold, at that day shall he arage in the bhearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good. 18 But behold, that great and aabominable church, the bwhore of all the earth, must ctumble to the earth, and great must be the fall thereof. 13:7; 2Â Ne. Moroni saw that many would say, “Do this, or do that, and it mattereth not, for the Lord will uphold such at the last day” (Mormon 8:31). Chapter 28 is consistent with both the time period and subjects of chapters 27 and 29. 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. . 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. . 11 Yea, they have all gone out of the away; they have become bcorrupted. 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). Brigham Young University Fishermen use a variety of lures to attract the fish to take the bait. The goal is to educate women to make a meaningful decision. 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. 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