His spirit is healed” (in ConferenceReport, Oct. 1963, 24). Regarding the way members of the Church should treat others, the Lord revealed, “Every man seeking the interest of his neighbor, and doing all things with an eye single to the glory of God” (D&C 82:19). Lehi explains that Jerusalem will be destroyed, and he bestows a general curse and blessing upon Jerusalem. President Spencer W. Kimball explained that miracles are also a part of the Church today, as they have been in the past: “We do have miracles today—beyond imagination! Zoram joins Lehi's family. What percentage of the people were converted? The Nephites stopped obeying the law of Moses and obeyed the commandments of Jesus instead. This can be challenging when so many races, cultures, and traditions are brought together. “Why would it matter to a people what they were called? This chapter may represent the best instance of Utopia in history. In the records of the Church, in journals, in news and magazine articles and in the minds and memories of many people” (The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, ed. 3. By such obedience he receives divine forgiveness which remits sin. What have you found that can encourage unity among family members and other loved ones? John W. Welch Notes 3 Nephi 17-19 3 Nephi: In those gatherings, which God has designed  for us, lies our great             opportunity. The prideful feel that they must do things their way, even when that way is the wrong way. Chapter 4. “True believers have a balanced contentment. I love to stay busy, and life is never boring. Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles further counseled members of the Church to set aside any cultural traditions, racial traditions, or other traditions that conflict with the teachings of Jesus Christ, because these traditions undermine the great plan of happiness: “Your Heavenly Father assigned you to be born into a specific lineage from which you received your inheritance of race, culture, and traditions. “When we enter into an agreement, we keep it” (in Conference Report, Apr. As the gospel spreads forth to “every nation, kindred, tongue, and people” (Mosiah 16:1), one of the challenges we face as a Church is being “one,” or having unity among our members. A review of some of the most impactful and significant verses in the book of 2 Nephi. Edward L. Kimball [1982], 499). President Spencer W. Kimball (1895–1985), the 12th President of the Church: “I find that when I get casual in my relationship with divinity and when it seems that no divine ear is listening and no divine voice is speaking, that I am far, far away. “Our Savior invites us ‘to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; … all are alike unto God’ [2 Ne. President Spencer W. Kimball (1895–1985) taught how this goal can be achieved: “First, we must eliminate the individual tendency to selfishness that snares the soul, shrinks the heart, and darkens the mind. Each group brings special gifts and talents to the table of the Lord. Refer to the commentary for Helaman 3:33–34, 36; 4:12 (page 264) and the commentary for Helaman 12:5–6 (page 278). Ten years later, the first generation has all died, and the Lord continues to bless the people in all things. Instead of worshipping God and loving our neighbor, we reveal the real object of our worship and love—the image we see in the mirror” (“Pride and thePriesthood,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2010, 56). ‘There was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people. Then shall ‘the peace of God, which passeth all understanding’ (Philippians 4:7), be yours, to bless you and your posterity through generations yet to come” (in Conference Report, Apr. And so the polarizing process began all over again. Nephi slays Laban at the Lord’s command and then secures the plates of brass by stratagem—Zoram chooses to join Lehi’s family in the wilderness. “True believers gladly perform their duties in the kingdom. Nephi slays Laban and obtains the brass plates. 11 And they that will harden their hearts, to them is given the lesser aportion of the word until they bknow nothing concerning his mysteries; and then they are taken captive by the devil, and led by his will down to destruction. The Book of Mormon is a sacred text of the Latter Day Saint movement, which, according to Latter Day Saint theology, contains writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent from approximately 2200 BC to AD 421. This would mean that the Lord's disciple, were he the author of 4 Nephi, would have been significantly older than 111 years of age at his death. 1. It is that heritage that comes from your being a daughter or son of Father in Heaven. “True believers truly pray. Honest and heartfelt stories and lessons about home, family, love, faith, and personal growth. That lineage can provide a rich heritage and great reasons to rejoice. ☼ 1 Nephi 4:5–6: And it was by night; and I caused that they should hide themselves without the walls. Nephi, the Lord's disciple, was his father's eldest son, and he took possession of the plates in AD 1. Chapter 4 And it came to pass that after I, Nephi, had been carried away in the spirit and seen all these things, I returned to the tent of my father. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. They love their fellowmen. “There Was No Contention among All the People”. (See 3 Ne. He has established classes, wards, and branches and commanded us to meet together often. According to the record, "surely there could not be a happier people among all the people who had been created by the hand of God" (4 Ne. VS3 – “They Had All Things Common among Them”. Elder Russell M. Nelson counseled parents to avoid using labels that polarize or lead to the development of prejudices in their children’s hearts: “When the Nephites were truly righteous, their previous patterns of polarization vanished. 4th Nephi is named after Nephi, one of the disciples of Jesus Christ – or more specifically, the one 3rd Nephi is named after. I am in arrears [behind in fulfilling financial obligations], and I can’t make those payments, for if I do, it is going to cause me to lose my home. Summary of 1 Nephi The First Book of Nephi can be broken down into six sections (below). 1st Nephi (summary) Well, because I am so far into the semester, and I need to get this blog up to speed with where I currently am reading, I am going to give a more brief look at the chapters that I have read so far, and mention far fewer details than I will once I am doing this every week. These duties are usually measurable and straightforward. Elder Sheldon F. Child of the Seventy explained what it means to “deal justly” with one another when he spoke about honesty and integrity: “When we say we will do something, we do it. Making life a bliss complete When there's love at home; Be like-minded with the Lord in love and united with Him in faith. …. Divisiveness is a result of unrighteousness. Hate and envy ne'er annoy 2. Be enlightened by eternal truth. … Are we willing to let the Lord lead us into further developmental experiences? There is one heritage that you need never change. The Nephites and the Lamanites are all converted unto the Lord—They have all things in common, work miracles, and prosper in the land—After two centuries, divisions, evils, false churches, and persecutions arise—After three hundred years, both the Nephites and the Lamanites are wicked—Ammaron hides up the sacred records. Summary of 2 Nephi Lehi opens Second Nephi with his prophecies concerning the future of his posterity. The second verse says: "In the cottage there is joy In my experience, no race or class seems superior to any other in spirituality and faithfulness. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Q – How does personal immersion in the scriptures influence closeness to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ? … They are not easily offended. The book describes the period of time immediately following the visit of Jesus Christ to the Book of Mormon peoples, in which time the Nephites and the Lamanites are all converted to the Church of Christ. D&C 38 – 24 And let every man aesteem his brother as himself, and practice bvirtue and holiness before me. Fourth Nephi covers the nearly 200 years of unity and harmony following Jesus Christ’s visit to the Americas. We can pray and work for the unity that will bring us joy and multiply our power to serve” (“Our Hearts Knit as One,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2008, 68, 69). “As we move into more and more countries in the world, we find a rich cultural diversity in the Church. For the Lord did bless them in all their doings; yea, even they were blessed and prospered until an hundred and ten years had passed away; and the first generation from Christ had passed away, and there was no contention in all the land. “True believers rejoice in the success of others. 4 Nephi 1:14–49 — The Zion Society Begins to Crumble and Fall Apart Due to Pride. VS2 – “The People Were All Converted unto the Lord”. A desire to be different. VS2 – “There Were No Contentions and Disputations among Them”. A testimony comes when the Holy Ghost gives the earnest seeker a witness of the truth. Looking to prep a week in advance? Life really can be a bliss complete when we are kind, compassionate, forgiving, and humble. This is a testimony. Second Nephi 2 declares that Christ’s redemption has accomplished free will for all humanity: “And the Messiah cometh in the fulness of time, that he may redeem the children of men from the fall. 2 Nephi Chapter 9. Until the day when we are required to live this higher law, we are commanded to live the law of the tithe, which is to freely give one-tenth of our income annually” (in Conference Report, Oct. 2002, 28; orEnsign,Nov. Recommended Resources Learn about the Book of Mormon with verse by verse commentaries from renowned Book of Mormon scholars like John W. Welch and Brant A. Gardner in the ScripturePlus app. It is the first commandment—the foundation of faith. 1 Nephi 6. It is not surprising then that God urges us to gather so that He can bless us. 1 Nephi 5. …, “True believers are innocent as to sin, but not naive. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bofm/title-page?lang=eng, "From Zion to Destruction: The Lessons of 4 Nephi", The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, From Zion to Destruction, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fourth_Nephi&oldid=996705980, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 28 December 2020, at 05:02. In what ways can feelings of unity influence a family? After reading 4 Nephi 1:46, one might get the impression that the 12 disciples of Jesus and the three Nephites were the only righteous people left among the Nephites. …. 4th Nephi – Introduction. The Holy Spiritgives him a witness. President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency taught: “The Lord’s prophets have always called for unity. 1 Ne 4:1 The Lord is mightier than Laban and his fifty, yea, or even than his tens of thousands.. …, “In one who is wholly converted, desire for things inimical [contrary] to the gospel of Jesus Christ has actually died, and substituted therefor is a love of God with a fixed and controlling determination to keep his commandments. 2002, 27). The book was written around 600 B.C. We must seek it and qualify for it with others. Despite their weaknesses, their spirituality is centered on the Savior, so their views of everything else are put in that precious perspective. 1978, 123; or Ensign, May 1978, 81). When one is outnumbered in the cause of truth it helps to remember how the Lord protects his servants against the armies of the world - as seen in the following story: Elisha had been giving military advice to the king of Israel to help the Israelites avoid the Syrian army. For happiness, control your life by that heritage” (in Conference Report, Apr. : According to John Tvedtnes, most of Mormon's abridgment (Mosiah through Mormon) gives precise years for the various events, even when they are "flashbacks." My family is the most important thing to me other than the gospel of Jesus Christ. The purpose of Nephi's record is to persuade all men to come unto the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, and be saved. His desire is to grant us that sacred wish for unity out of His love for us. Q – In what ways do you think pride is the enemy of unity? Descriptions of the future as revealed in a dream or vision. 1:17). Thus he is converted to a newness of life. The people “were all converted unto the Lord” ( 4 Nephi 1:2 ), resulting in a society that people of all ages have dreamed of. “When our hearts are filled with pride, we commit a grave sin, for we violate the two great  commandments[see Matthew 22:36–40]. 2. They are serious about how they live life, but are also of good cheer” (“True Believers,” New Era, Apr., 1994, 20–24). *This is a suggested outline that … One of these churches began to persecute members of the True Church of Christ, casting them into prison (but the prison then broke in two), or casting them into fiery furnaces (but the victims walked out unscathed), or casting them into a lion's den (but the victims played with the animals as if they were lambs). I am a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 3. …. 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, commanding heart of Nephi’s record (2 Nephi 6–30) and (4) a brief conclusion (2 Nephi … 1. Roses bloom beneath our feet; NOTE: Fourth Nephi illustrates two extremes in civilization. 2. “When we are given a calling, we fulfill it. If one’s testimony is strong enough, he repents and obeys the commandments. Now this is what is meant by the cchains of dhell. 1. We learn about the redemption and salvation through Jesus Christ, Lehi also speaks about how there is no good without evil… 1. 2. They are so secure in their relationship with the Lord that their goodness would continue even if nobody were watching. Writing is something I have always loved. Come, Follow Me Daily Study Guide for the week of October 19-25, 2020 covering 3 Nephi 27-4 Nephi. 1 Nephi 18:19. The author of 4 Nephi died in AD 111. “… He consecrated to the Church the surplus he produced above the needs and wants of his own family. Where are they recorded? “When we have a financial obligation, we pay it. The joy of unity He wants so much to give us is not solitary. Read 4 Nephi 1:1-5. Who formed the Church of Christ in the 34th year after Jesus' birth? And after they had hid themselves, I, Nephi, crept into the city and went forth towards the house of Laban. Surely Enoch and Salem were contenders. Where family or national traditions or customs conflict with the teachings of God, set them aside. Since the author of 2 Nephi likes the name Joseph so much, Lehi directs his prophesy to his son with that name (Joseph #1). “I hope that we may learn this important lesson and delete segregating names from our personal vocabularies. Q – How can we be unified with people whose interests or abilities differ from our own? …. 1989, 88; or Ensign, May 1989, 71). … Each man owned his portion, which, at his option, he could alienate, keep and operate, or otherwise treat as his own. “Unfortunately, the sequel to that story is not a happy one. And it came to pass that I beheld my brethren, and they were disputing one with another concerning the things which my father had spoken unto them; for he truly spake many great things unto them which were hard to be understood save a man should inquire of … I live in Mebane, NC, with my wonderful husband, three boys, and little girl. …. And now I speak unto you, Joseph, my last-born. In the process, both are sanctified. …. The second half shows how a great civilization can rapidly decline. In addition to writing, I love to sing, act, play the piano, bake, cook, dance, read, and spend time with good friends. “… From this it would appear that membership in the Church and conversion are not necessarily synonymous. …. He also blesses Zoram (2 Nephi 1:30–31), Jacob (2 Nephi 2:3–4), and Joseph (2 Nephi 3:3, 25). … The true believer’s prayers, at least some of the time, are inspired. We can all learn much of value from each other. VS16–17 – There Were No “Manner of -Ites”. He comforted. 1 Nephi 4. If you would like to learn more about my faith, please visit comeuntochrist.org. …. What a great family legacy! “True believers remember that forgetting is part of forgiving. During this time the distinction between the Lamanites and Nephites disappears: "neither were there Lamanites, nor any manner of -ites; but they were in one, the children of Christ, and heirs to the kingdom of God" (4 Ne. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. The following commentary suggests that pride is the beginning of all such divisions and the reason that some individuals “revolted from the church” and took upon themselves the name Lamanites(4 Nephi 1:20). Yet you have the responsibility to determine if there is any part of that heritage that must be discarded because it works against the Lord’s plan of happiness. A moving testimony vitalizes faith; that is, it induces repentance and obedience to the commandments. VS46 – None Were Righteous Except the Disciples of Jesus. 4 Nephi - Chapter 1. by Myke Weber. . 25 And again I say unto you, let every man esteem his abrother as himself. 1 Nephi 4. They do not resist counsel. … They don’t regard colleagues as competitors. The sons return. And then I turned to 4 Nephi. He taught, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God’ (Matthew 5:9; see also 3 Nephi 12:9). 1997, 39; or Ensign, May 1997, 29). This will bring both the giver and receiver to the common ground on which the Spirit of God can meet them” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1981, 132–33; or Ensign, Nov. 1981, 93). Tragically, the second half of 4 Nephi reveals how a righteous and happy people allowed pride and apostasy to enter their lives, bringing theeventual destruction of their society. Recommended Resources Learn about the Book of Mormon with verse by verse commentaries from renowned Book of Mormon scholars like John W. Welch and Brant A. Gardner in the ScripturePlus app. Donate! Living the law of consecration exalts the poor and humbles the rich. “What kinds of miracles do we have? The rich, by consecration and the imparting of their surplus for the benefit of the poor, not by constraint, but willingly as an act of free will, evidence that charity for their fellowmen characterized by Mormon as ‘the pure love of Christ.’ (Moro. 1. Why would it be so important for them to be called Lamanites? For the children of Laman and Lemuel, he pronounces a blessing on them while cursing their parents (2 Nephi 4:5–9). If I immerse myself in the scriptures, the distance narrows and spirituality returns. After that, the people started to get rich, and wear expensive clothing and jewelry, and divide themselves into rich and poor, and the communal sharing of private property came to an end. This book was first called "IV Nephi" in the 1879 edition and "Fourth Nephi" in the 1920 edition of Book of Mormon. The Nephi who recorded the coming of Jesus to America died, and the keeping of the plates passed to his son Amos. 2nd Nephi (Summary) Again, I’m going to quickly summarize a whole book. And they had all things common among them; therefore there were not rich and poor, bond and free, but they were all made free, and partakers of the heavenly gift’ [4 Nephi 1:2–3]. VS48–49 – Ammaron hid the sacred records. The things which enlarge the soul inevitably involve stretching. The people once again divided into Nephites and Lamanites, and although the Nephites remain righteous longer than the Lamanites, by AD 300, "both the people of Nephi and the Lamanites had become exceedingly wicked one like unto another" (4 Ne. “Third, we must lay on the altar and sacrifice whatever is required by the Lord. According to these verses, at the end of the Book of Mormon, “the peaceable followers of Christ” (Moroni 7:3) were also referred to as disciples of Jesus. “Thus, love of God should be our aim. This book was first called "IV Nephi" in the 1879 edition[1] and "Fourth Nephi" in the 1920 edition of Book of Mormon.[2]. I really don’t like condensing something I like so much into such a short blog post, but I guess this is kind of what Mormon must have felt when he was compiling all of the records of the Nephites, spanning a thousand years, into one book of only 531 pages. Making Life a Bliss Complete > Teaching Gospel Lessons > 4 Nephi. When there's love at home.". …, “True believers are humble. Fourth Nephi covers the nearly 200 years of unity and harmony following Jesus Christ ’s visit to the Americas. 1. 2 Nephi 3:1. It was first published in March 1830 by Joseph Smith as The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. After the year 100 AD, all the original disciples of Jesus had died, except for three which he allowed to live on and on until the end of human history. Next we meet Joseph #2, the one from Genesis. Conversion, on the other hand, is the fruit of, or the reward for, repentance and obedience” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1963, 23–24). For further information on contention and secret works, see commentary for Helaman 1:1–21 (page 262)and for Helaman 1–2 (page 262). 2. 1 Nephi 7. 7:47.) Read this week's KnoWhy connected with the Come Follow Me curriculum, and watch a video elucidating an insight in this week's scripture reading. Ibid p. 107 1 Nephi 14:3 That great pit…shall be filled Those who robbed the scriptures of much of their glorious light shall yet be left to walk in darkness themselves. I am talking about your agreement; and I think your wife would rather have a husband who would keep his word … and have to rent a home than to have a home with a husband who will not keep his covenants and his pledges” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1966, 99). They are kind, but candid. “I said, ‘I am not talking about your home. . The Apostle Paul taught that ‘there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus’ [Galatians 3:28; see also Colossians 3:11]. President Marion G. Romney described what this phrase means and how it worked: “This procedure [the united order] preserved in every man the right of private ownership and management of his property. President Romney also explained what leads a people to live in such a way: “When we reach the state of having the ‘pure love of Christ,’ our desire to serve one another will have grown to the point where we will be living fully the law of consecration. The first half of the book gives us details about how a Zion society is structured. What shall I do?’, “I looked at him and said, ‘Keep your agreement.’. Thou wast born in the wilderness. 2. An honest seeker hears the message. 3 Nephi 20-26 Resources for 3 Nephi 20 - 26 (October 12th-October 18th, 2020) Come Follow Me Insights video for 3 Nephi 20 - 26. All kinds—revelations, visions, tongues, healings, special guidance and direction, evil spirits cast out. As we develop love of God and Christ, love of family and neighbor will naturally follow. “He cannot grant it to us as individuals. "And they did smite upon the people of Jesus; but the people of Jesus did not smite again.". Jack Welch Study Notes (3 Nephi 20 - 26) The Sacrament by Taylor Halverson. Instead of a ‘woeful countenance,’ true believers in Christ have a disciplined enthusiasm to work righteousness. “In the great diversity of peoples, cultures, and circumstances, we remember that all are equal before the Lord” (in Conference Report, Apr. This pleasant circumstance persisted until ‘a small part of the people … had revolted … and taken upon them the name of Lamanites’ [4 Nephi 1:20], reviving old prejudices and teaching their children again to hate, ‘even as the Lamanites were taught to hate the children of Nephi from the beginning’ [4 Nephi 1:39]. For more information and a diagram depicting the pride cycle, refer to “The Cycle of Righteousness and Wickedness” in the appendix (page 414). a ward or branch? 2 Nephi 9 Jacob's two-day sermon includes teachings on the atonement.. 2 Nephi 9:8-9 If there had been no atonement, our spirits must become like him, and we become devils, angels to a devil, to be shut out from the presence of our God, and to remain with the father of lies forever. “I testify that you will remove barriers to happiness and find greater peace as you make your first allegiance your membership in the Church of Jesus Christ, and His teachings the foundation of your life. ☼ 4 Nephi 18: And how blessed were they! Several times in Book of Mormon history the people passed through a cycle of righteousness, prosperity, riches, pride, wickedness, destruction, humility, and righteousness again. This surplus went into a storehouse, from which stewardships were given to others, and from which the needs of the poor were supplied” (in Conference Report, Apr. “Shun contention. 4:18.)" . He healed. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. Or do we shrink back? I find myself loving more intensely those whom I must love with all my heart and mind and strength, and loving them more, I find it easier to abide their counsel” (What I Hope You Will Teach MyGrandchildren [address to seminary and institute teachers, July 111966], 4). 2 Nephi Chapter 8 | Book Home | Next: 2 Nephi Chapter 10. John W. The prideful insist that they must pursue their own path, even when the road they take is wide and broad and leads to destruction” (Joseph Fielding McConkie, Robert L. Millet, and Brent L. Top, Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon,4 vols. I can't help wondering what it was that destroyed the peace and harmony they enjoyed for 200 years. A fear of being overlooked. Category: 4 Nephi They Had All Things in Common – 4 Nephi 1:2-3 2 And it came to pass in the thirty and sixth year, the people were all converted unto the Lord, upon all the face of the land, both Nephites and Lamanites, and there were no contentions and disputations among them, and every man did deal justly one with another. This commitment will then spread to family and friends and will bring peace to neighborhoods and nations. Father’s work” (3 Nephi 21) because it is the familiar voice, a voice from the dust which will call Israel home. And because that they are redeemed from the fall they have become free forever, knowing good from evil ; to act for themselves and not to be acted upon…” (v. 26, emphasis added). Our Faith Becometh Unshaken – 2 Nephi 4:6 (3/2/2016) Because of My Flesh – 2 Nephi 4:27-29 (2/2/2016) 2 Nephi 4:19 I Know in Whom I Have Trusted (2/9/2015) 2 Nephi 4:16 My Soul Delighteth in the Things of the Lord (2/8/2015) 2 Nephi 4:5 I Cannot Go Down to My Grave Save I Should Leave a Blessing Upon You (2/8/2015) Chapter 5 Come Follow Me Insights! Those who seem less caring spiritually are those individuals—regardless of race, culture, or nationality—spoken of by the Savior in the parable of the sower who are ‘choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection’ [Luke 8:14]. 1998, 112, 114; or Ensign, May 1998, 86–87). Fourth Nephi is among the shorter books in the Book of Mormon, containing only a single chapter,[3] but it covers almost three centuries of the history of the Nephites and the Lamanites (ca AD 35 to 321). “Pride is the great enemy of unity” (President Henry B. Eyring). 1. “Through love of God, the pain caused by the fiery canker of contention will be extinguished from the soul. “True believers have both right conduct and right reasons for that conduct. 1996, 40; orEnsign,May 1996, 30). The people “were all converted unto the Lord” (4 Nephi 1:2), resulting in a society that people of all ages have dreamed of. A craving for public notice. The Book of Nephi: Who Is the Son of Nephi—One of the Disciples of Jesus Christ, usually referred to as Fourth Nephi or 4 Nephi (/ˈniːfaɪ/ NEE-fy), is one of the fifteen books that make up the Book of Mormon. Scripture Mastery. 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