2 Nephi 25-27

Questions for Review:

1. According to Nephi, what do we need in order to understand the words of Isaiah? (2 Nephi 25:4)

2. What would the Lord accomplish with "a marvelous work and a wonder"? (2 Nephi 25:17)

3. According to Nephi, are we saved by grace or by works? (2 Nephi 25:23)

4. What happens if the Spirit of the Lord ceases to strive with man? (2 Nephi 26:11)

5. (Fill in the blanks)  He [i.e. the Lord] "doeth not anything save it be for the                                    ." (2 Nephi 26:24)

6. What is Nephi's definition of "priestcraft"? (2 Nephi 26:29)

7. Does the Lord invite sinners to come unto Him? (2 Nephi 26:33)


2 Nephi 25
Nephi Resumes his Explanations and Teachings

Even the early Nephites thought Isaiah was hard to understand, but in reality his words are plain for those who have the spirit of prophecy (1,4)

The Lord never sent destructions without first warning the people (9)

The first time the name "Jesus Christ" appears in the smaller plates of Nephi (19)

We are saved by grace, after all we can do (23)

The purpose of the Nephite prophets' writings: To persuade the people to believe in Jesus Christ and be reconciled with God (23) Christ was the center of early Nephite faith (26,29)

2 Nephi 26

Pain of the seer after learning about the horrible destruction of his descendants, almost 1,000 years later (7,10)

Reason for the extinction of the Nephites: selling themselves for naught (10)

Christ manifests himself in all nations with miracles, signs, and wonders (13) Warning against the future wickedness of the Gentiles: (20-22;29) God does nothing except what benefits of the world (24-28,33) God does not work in darkness (23)

Definition of "priestcraft" (29)

The laborer in Zion will labor for Zion; otherwise ... (31)

God invites all to come unto him, and all are alike before him (33)

2 Nephi 27

All nations fighting against Zion will feel as a if they were in a dream (3)

Sealed book to be revealed in the last days (7-8,11)

God is a God of miracles; however, He works according to our faith (23)

No human work or action is secret to the Lord (27; see D&C 88:41,49-50)

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