Lehi explains how this was resolved: 1. Adam Fell: It is interesting that according to ancient texts, the early Christians in the Old World looked upon the fall of Adam as a great blessing. Alma 37:6-7 - "Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise. They are eternal enemies, and several interesting legends are told about the history of their feud. . . How Great the Importance to Make These Things Known unto the Inhabitants of the Earth: According to Robert Matthews, it is interesting that of the blessings Lehi gave to his sons, that which he gave to Jacob is the most philosophical in content (2 Nephi 2). This grace is an, that allows men and women to lay hold on eternal life and exaltation after they have expended their own best efforts. According to Hugh Nibley, the image of "the firstfruits" is an image that the Jews all understood. - by Sidney B. Sperry, The Jaredite Exodus: A Literary Perspective of a Historical Narrative - by John S. Thompson, The Dawning of a Brighter Day - by Gordon B. Hinckley, Was Mormon a Member of a Military Class? [John W. Welch, "The Temple in the Book of Mormon," in Temples of the Ancient World, pp. . . It means the best you have--the best and most beloved.

. . Indeed, Jacob's whole existence has been marked by opposition; I think Lehi wants him to understand that, despite its concomitant pain, opposition makes possible the exercise of agency and is therefore a vital aspect of the plan of salvation. Thus, Lehi's teachings are more consistent with a preexilic/exilic Israelite context than a nineteenth-century American context. Nothing less than the supreme sacrifice could be made. In my argument, in other words, the likelihood that ‘ôr /’ûr lay behind Nephi’s words in this section of the He well follows the admonition given to him by his father Lehi, "how great the importance to make these things known unto the children of the earth" (2 Nephi 2:8). 2 Nephi 32:8-9 - "And now, my beloved brethren, I perceive that ye ponder still in your hearts; and it grieveth me that I must speak concerning this thing. Lehi made a point of mentioning the effect of "the rudeness" of Laman and Lemuel on Jacob (2 Nephi 2:1). . [Gerald N. Lund, "The Fall of Man and His Redemption," in, Lehi's Chain of Reasoning. Synagogues in the Book of Mormon - by William J. Adams Jr. However, evidence can be established that the bulk of well-recognized scholarly authority attributes teachings very similar to those in 2 Nephi 2 to preexilic and exilic biblical writers such as Hosea and Ezekiel. If one follows the reasoning of these stories, the serpent was the cause of Adam and Eve's becoming naked,17 and their "nakedness" was the loss of their premortal glory. [Thomas R. Valletta ed., The Book of Mormon for Latter-day Saint Families, According to an article by Bruce Pritchett, though the Old Testament never refers to Adam's sin by using the word, , it does teach or reflect the following basic elements of this doctrine in various scriptures: (1) that Adam's sin resulted in a metamorphosis from immortality to mortality; (2) that mankind inherited its mortal state from Adam; (3) that all mankind has fallen into sin; and (4) that evil and suffering in the world could be for man's benefit as well as his punishment. The use of the term. And I wept saying, "Why have you done this to me, that I have been estranged from my glory with which I was clothed? . NEO-ASSYRIAN TIMELINE – year listed after each king designates beginning of his reign; dates approximate, Official Church Website on Jesus Christ as the Son of God, The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research, The Book of Mormon is the Word of God - by Ezra Taft Benson, Gifts to Help Us Navigate Our Life - by Jose A. Teixeira, Taking Upon Us the Name of Jesus Christ - by Dallin H. Oaks, Honorably Hold a Name and a Standing - by David A. Bednar, Making Weak Things Become Strong - by Anne C. Pingree, Our Strengths Can Become Our Downfall - by Dallin H. Oaks, The Sustaining Power of Faith in Times of Uncertainty and Testing - by Richard G. Scott, Three Jaredites: Contrasting Contemporaries - by Neal A Maxwell, Holy Scriptures: The Power of God unto Our Salvation - by Robert D. Hales, Hope, An Anchor of the Soul - James E. Faust, Drought and Serpents - by John A. Tvedtnes, VIDEO TALK: When My Prayers Seem Unanswered - S. Michael Wilcox, We Are Children of God - by Marion G. Romney, Channeling Your Creativity - by Robert D. Hales, A New Witness for Christ - by Ezra Taft Benson, Glowing Stones in Ancient and Medieval Lore - by John A. Tvedtnes, The Brother of Jared: An Expert at Learning - by Henry B. Eyring, Were There Two Cumorahs?
[Gerald N. Lund, "The Fall of Man and His Redemption," in The Book of Mormon: Second Nephi, The Doctrinal Structure, pp. It couldn't be anything less, you see. According to the illustration (see chart below) those who do meet the conditions of a broken heart and a contrite spirit are eligible for the "mediation" and "intercession" (2 Nephi 2:9-10, 27) of the Messiah. . His linchpin argument is summarized in 2 Nephi 2:11: "For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. . Thus the demands of the law are met and justice is paid--not robbed (see Alma 42:25). implies that Lehi may have considered Jacob to be a replacement for these sons. One such discovery came to light in 1955 when a scholar named Seidel published a study on parallel statements in Psalms and Isaiah. (3) The third error is that our works exalt us.

The first is to keep the law perfectly, the second would be to pay the penalty for any violations of it. 177.]3. "The Spirit is the same, yesterday, today, and forever" (2 Nephi 2:4). 6, Appendix C]. In addition, by calling Jacob his "firstborn" in the wilderness (2 Nephi 2:1-2,11), Lehi appears to allude to another aspect of the law of Moses: "The firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me" (Exodus 22:29).

"12 . Very simply put, Lehi states that men are condemned by the law but redeemed by the Messiah. . The Book of Mormon is a witness of the reality of Satan. , and today scholars refer to such inverted quotations of earlier sources as an example of Seidel's law. unconditional. This connection of "nakedness" with the absence of glory is reflected in the story of Zosimus. ", 3 Nephi 27:27 - "And know ye that ye shall be judges of this people, according to the judgment which I shall give unto you, which shall be just. . In this simple statement lies the primary reason that there must be a redeemer. Here the Savior took upon himself the sins of the world and suffered for all mankind. Lehi ends by noting that all alternatives for man boil down to one simple ultimate choice: Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. . Tradition usually indicates that Adam and Eve were given garments of light before the fall.10 When they sinned, God stripped them of the garment of light.11 Abkir commented, "God made the high-priestly garments for Adam which were like those of the angels; but when he sinned, God took them away from him. To imply that salvation means only resurrection cannot be supported by scripture. 1 Nephi 3:7 - "And it came to pass that I, 1 Nephi 19:23 - "And I did read many things unto them which were written in the books of Moses; but that I might more fully persuade them to believe in the Lord their Redeemer I did read unto them that which was written by the, 2 Nephi 2:25 - "Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy. If they had remained in the Garden of Eden they would not have progressed and Heavenly Father would not have been able to send His spirit children to the earth.