83). Recently he passed away. "Frankly, I am a bit haunted by the thought that this is the first and most important thing he may want to know about us when we meet him one day in similar fashion. 3 Nephi 11:38 Ye must become as a little child, or ye can in nowise inherit the kingdom of God. . May we remember always, as we [visit and work in these temples], that the veil may become very thin between this world and the spirit world. 3 Nephi 18. God speaks against it. Print. They “did open their ears to hear it; and their eyes were towards the sound thereof; and they did look steadfastly towards heaven, from whence the sound came.” ( 3 Nephi 11:5 ). "It is clear that 3 Nephi contains some of the most moving and powerful passages in all scripture. I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning.' Moroni. 3 Nephi 8 . They will not repent of their sins. 3 Nephi 6. Unit 84: 3 Nephi Chapter 11 through 3 Nephi Chapter 13 verse 24. minister – 1 occurrence – verse 12:1. ), "Even as we rehearse this greatest of all personal sacrifices, you can be certain that with some in this world it is not fashionable or flattering to speak of submitting to anybody or anything. What is the doctrine of Christ? 3 Nephi 5. Read 3 Nephi 11:18-28. He is our Lord, our God, and our King. 'He took their little children, one by one, and blessed them, and prayed unto the Father for them' (3 Ne 17:21 emphasis added)." 35 Verily, verily I say unto you, that this is my doctrine; and I bear record of it from the Father; and whoso believeth in me, believeth in the Father also; and unto him will the Father bear record of me; for he will visit him with fire, and with the Holy Ghost; But those who appreciate his atoning sacrifice ask, "How could anyone stand in his presence? 5. If only the Bible had this phrase, then there would have been no disputations. 12 And he came up out of the water and began to baptize. (Book of Mormon Symposium Series, "The Keystone Scripture", edited by PR Cheesman, MS Nyman, and CD Tate, Jr., 1988, p. 31), "That experience took time, but it was important that each individual have the experience, that each set of eyes and each pair of hands have that reaffirming, personal witness. Suppose that I should contend from now until the Savior came that it is true, would my contention make it true? Therefore, we can see that the Nephites and the Lamanites were temple-building people. They 'abide in his love.' 82) or Jesus Healing the Nephites (Gospel Art Book, no. (Conference Report, May 1985 Ensign, p. 9). The central Message of every Prophet has been the divinity of Jesus Christ. It is clear that 'showing' himself involved more than having them merely look. Like the Isaiah chapters, it closely parallels a section of the Bible. (On Earth As It Is In Heaven, p. 126-7), "There were about 2500 persons who saw and felt his physical body on that occasion (see 3 Nephi 17:25). Coincides with your Come, Follow Me studies. His assaults would invariably be preceded by this predictable comment: 'Let me play the role of devil's advocate.' "Throughout the scriptures the Lord has warned that 'there should be no contention one with another' (Mosiah 18:21) for it is 'unprofitable and vain.' 12 And it came to pass that when Jesus had spake these words, the whole multitude fell to the earth, for they remembered that it had been prophesied among them that Christ should shew himself unto them after his ascension into Heaven. 3 Nephi 9. (JST-Matt 9:16-21), "Some students have raised the question as to why the words of the baptismal prayer in the Book of Mormon differ slightly from the prayer listed in the Doctrine and Covenants. It would be a small voice, a piercing voice, a mild voice, and a pleasant voice powerful enough to cause the heart to burn and the bones to quake. The four doctrines mentioned are 1) that contentions should be put away, 2) that all men are commanded to repent, believe in Christ, and be baptized, 3) that faith, repentance, and baptism are followed by the Holy Ghost's baptism by fire, and 4) that whoso buildeth upon this buildeth upon my rock, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against them (v. 39). Blessed be the name of the Most High God! 3 Nephi 11. 3 Nephi 25. The more righteous were spared- notice He does not call them the less wicked! 3 Nephi 11 Again it is difficult to comprehend for me the reality of the happenings in this chapter (as in previous ones- but especially this one and the following ones.) 3 Nephi 17. Still, his righteousness was only possible through the atonement of his Master. ), "He invited them, as he invited Thomas, to feel his hands and side, and they were astonished and cried, 'Hosanna! It's basically chapters 15 and 16 of 3 Nephi. After one accepts that God exists, the next most fundamental doctrine is that all men must repent, believe in Christ, and be baptized in order to be saved, whereas those who do not believe and are not baptized, shall be damned. 3 Nephi 20. It is a significant and hopeful fact that it is the wounded Christ who comes to our rescue. 3 Nephi 26. We are so blessed to be able to watch General Conference from the comfort of our homes. How incorrect this idea is: What holds this people together so solidly, and what makes them willing to labor for the salvation of the children of men, at the sacrifice of their own worldly affairs and interest is answered in the text I have just read to you (3 Ne 11:20-36)." Can you imagine how sorry they were to hear of what happened that day? We know of scriptures which promise that every knee shall bow-even the wicked knees (Isa 45:23). 3 Nephi 6. (3 Nephi 11:29-30) About 125 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, King Benjamin warned his people to beware of contention. 3 Ne 11:32 the Father commandeth all men, everywhere, to repent and believe in me "...God's love (understood as his desire for a relationship with us) is unconditional. As mentioned previously, gathering at the temple was mandatory under the law of Moses: 'Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord God' (Exodus 23:17), especially so that they could 'hear' the word of the Lord." We never know what kind of spiritual experience is waiting for us in the temple of the Lord. And there shall be no disputations among you, as there hath hitherto been; neither shall there be disputations among you concerning the points of my doctrine, as there hath hitherto been; Certainly, it is the Holy Ghost which speaks to us with a still, small voice to guide us through mortality, but the voice of God is one, just as the mind, will, and purpose of God is one. 3 Nephi 11:11 Behold, I am the light and the life of the world (Illustration): The Quetzal Bird] [Joseph L. Allen, Exploring the Lands of the Book of Mormon, p. 160] 3 Nephi 11:13 The Lord spake unto them [at the temple] (Illustration): Christ at the Temple [Robert T. … He said we shouldn’t let people start at 1 Nephi 1–that won’t capture their attention! 3 Nephi 5. He desires to redeem us, to glorify and exalt us equally and unconditionally. 3 Nephi 12:1. "Everyone has talked of him and sung of him and dreamed of him and prayed-but here he actually is. And he arose and stood before him. Like the Isaiah chapters, it closely parallels a section of the Bible. "Now, let me ask, who could draw any two conclusions from words as plain as these? Scripture: 3 Nephi 17:1-10; Quote: “When the Savior appeared to the people of the Book of Mormon, He gave us a great example about not waiting to administer relief to those who have lost a sense of happiness and joy. (3 Nephi 11:10-11) This is how Jesus introduced Himself when He appeared to the inhabitants of the American continent following His resurrection. when Jesus had spoken these words the whole multitude fell to the earth.'. Ezra Taft Benson "It is clear that 3 Nephi contains some of the most moving and powerful passages in all scripture. 3 Nephi 11 There is so much to say about this chapter that I can't include it all here. In fact, God commands all men and women everywhere to repent and come to him (3 Nephi 11:32). They must also be harmonious in their personal relationships and in the way they seek to serve him. It whispers not shouts. I cannot change a principle of truth. 3 Nephi 11:7 “Behold my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, in whom I have glorified my name—hear ye him” (as Jesus descends to minister to the Nephites, after His resurrection) 2 Nephi 31:11 “Yea, the words of my Beloved are true and faithful. 3 Nephi 11:3 by LDS Scripture of the Day | posted in: Book of Mormon | 0 …it was not a harsh voice, neither was it a loud voice; nevertheless, and notwithstanding it being a small voice it did pierce them that did hear to the center, insomuch that there was no part of their frame that it did not cause to quake; yea, it did pierce them to the very soul, and did cause their hearts to burn. 3 Therefore, go ye unto your homes, and a ponder upon the things which I have said, and ask of the Father, in my name, that ye may understand, and b prepare your minds for the c morrow, and I … 3 Nephi 11:32 by LDS Scripture of the Day | posted in: Book of Mormon | 0 And this is my doctrine, and it is the doctrine which the Father hath given unto me; and I bear record of the Father, and the Father beareth record of me, and the Holy Ghost beareth record of the Father and me; and I bear record that the Father commandeth all men, everywhere, to repent and believe in me. I find it significant that the scriptural description of this period stresses that 'there were no contentions and disputations among them' (4 Ne. 3 Nephi 26. The voice of the Lord says, 'Peace, peace be unto you, because of your faith in my Well Beloved.' 2 Nephi 29 3 Nephi 13. 3 ... Mormon. Again from Proverbs, we learn that the tendency to contend is a sign of foolishness, A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. 3 Nephi 12. "They doubted not, but believed, as have millions who have read this marvelous witness of the resurrected Lord. Behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colors, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.3 Nephi 22:11 "At that invitation, the entire multitude went forth 'one by one,' thrusting their hands into his side and feeling the prints of the nails in his hands and feet. 3 Nephi 19. Add Bookmark. "I testify that he is the Son of the Living God and was crucified for the sins of the world. 3 Nephi 11:32-34 And this is my doctrine, and it is the doctrine which the Father hath given unto me. Hence, when people understand, and comprehend by the power of the Holy Ghost, that this record is divine, and when they can once put their confidence in it as such, they never after that need be at a loss concerning the points of the doctrine of our Lord and Savior. 29 for verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention, is not of me, but is of the Devil, which is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another. He does not initially love them any more than the others, but in time the relationship of love that is possible with them is much, much greater than it is with those who reject him. August 27, 2020. (Stephen R. Robinson, Following Christ, p. 149 - 150). Comprising chapters 11 through 26. (Latter-day Commentary on the Book of Mormon compiled by K. Douglas Bassett, p. 409), "Now, I testify it is a small voice. 3 Nephi 11. The passage we have just read is one of the greatest scriptural records in our possession. This is the day and yours is the generation. Fifty-two words. The first one was built by Nephi, after the manner of the temple of Solomon (2 Ne 5:16), in the land of Nephi. (Christ And The New Covenant, p. 261), "Now, there are those who declare more or less than this. This is one ordinance about which the Lord wanted no more contention. 3 Nephi 8-11 / September 14-20. Their temples were gathering places which had the same symbolic meaning of holiness and spirituality as our temples do today, but the ordinances performed therein were, up to this point, according to the Law of Moses. 7, 1895). There may be times when we have missed out on incredible spiritual experiences because we didn't take the opportunity to attend the temple. We have a book about Christ’s visit to the American continent! The temple is a place for Christ to be revealed to every believing heart. And he baptized all those whom Jesus had chosen. 3 Nephi 15. We are taught that authority from God is necessary to perform the ordinance (v. 21). After addressing the congregation and inviting them to receive a personal witness, what was the first instruction given to the disciples in the New World? Teach them that a disciple of Jesus Christ tries to follow Him. It sounds feeble and wimpish. This voice was not harsh or loud. 3 Nephi 9. 'And . September 14–20 3 Nephi 8–11 “Arise and Come Forth unto Me” Read 3 Nephi 8–11 with the children you teach in mind. But I will tell you where there is room for differences of opinion--in regard to the policy to be pursued. Invite students to visualize 3 Nephi 11:8–17 as you Read this week's KnoWhy connected with the Come Follow Me curriculum, and watch a video 3 Nephi 20. 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