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A favorite scripture among Mormons (a nickname for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) is found in 2 Nephi 25:26 in the Book of Mormon.
“And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.” (more…)
2 Nephi, in the Book of Mormon, is a difficult chapter for many people to read. However, it is filled with valuable teachings about Jesus Christ and is an essential read for those who want to understand Mormon doctrines about the Lord Jesus Christ. Mormon is a nickname some people use when talking about the Mormon people, although it should not be used as the name of the Church.
In this series of articles on Christ in the Book of Mormon, we’ve spent a great deal of time exploring verses related to the atonement. 2 Nephi 2 was almost entirely on that subject. Today we will explore 2 Nephi 9, which also discusses the atonement of Jesus Christ in-depth.
I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often inadvertently called the Mormon Church, when I was sixteen. I had been experiencing a huge emptiness inside and was church-hopping, looking to fill it. Although I enjoyed all the churches I visited, I had an undeniable spiritual experience the second I stepped into a Mormon meetinghouse, witnessing to me that this was the place.
In this series, we’re finding out what the Book of Mormon teaches about Mormons and Jesus Christ. What does their book actually say they believe? Mormons (a nickname for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) use both the Bible and the Book of Mormon, as well as two other books of scripture.
We have been exploring a small percentage of the teachings on Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon. In these first articles, we have followed the family of a prophet named Lehi, born in Jerusalem, who followed God’s command to take his family to what is now known as the American continent around 600 BC.
Mormon women tend to spend a lot of time thinking about motherhood, not just on Mother’s Day, but always. It is considered an essential part of our identity, whether or not we have children. Mormons (a nickname for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) believe that family life can last forever. In addition to that, Mormons believe we lived before this life as well, as spirits with God. These two pieces of information give motherhood a very powerful meaning that reaches further than it does for many people.
In this series of articles, we’re exploring the role of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon. This series will address only a very small percentage of the mentions of Christ. In Chapter 11 of 1 Nephi in the Book of Mormon, a teenager named Nephi wanted to understand the vision his father, the prophet, had seen. He went to God in prayer, as we can all do, to receive his own testimony of the vision, even though he believed his father.
In this series, we are exploring some of the references to the Lord Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon. It would be impossible to discuss all of them, since the Savior is mentioned an average of every 1.7 verses. 1 Nephi, the book we are discussing first, has 474 references alone. The Book of Mormon, like the Bible, is a collection of smaller books, with 1 Nephi being the first one we currently have.
In the previous article in this series, we met Nephi, a teenager whose father, Lehi, was a prophet in Jerusalem just before the fall of the city. The Book of Mormon tells us that Lehi’s life was in danger because of his prophecies, so God instructed him to take his family and flee the city, leaving everything behind but the absolute necessities for travel.