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2nd Nephi: A Brief Theological Introduction By Terryl Givens

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2nd Nephi: A Brief Theological Introduction By Terryl Givens

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"I have seen a vision, in which I know that Jerusalem is destroyed..."

In the wake of epic cataclysm, Nephi launches a second book of writings. Inspired by the prophet Isaiah’s remarkable account of the scattering and gathering of God’s covenant people, Nephi aches to reassure his family by providing a clear understanding of their unbroken place in God’s designs. Interweaving history, theology, and prophecy, Nephi brings together the covenant’s ancient roots and its future fulfillment, orienting everything around the person of Jesus Christ.

In this brief theological introduction, Terryl Givens echoes Nephi’s invitation for readers to keep Christ front and center in their minds, hearts, and worship. Givens finds clear emphasis on the Redeemer’s healing atonement, the promise of resurrection, the necessity of oppositional strife and of agency wisely employed, and other plain and precious truths lost or obscured by time. Above all, Nephi presents essential elements of the doctrine of Christ, emphasizing repentance as a lifelong process of heart reeducation, and of scripture as a resource for spiritual succor and personal revelation.

Jerusalem is destroyed. But all is not lost.
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9/18/2020 9:48 pm

Rethink 2nd Nephi too!

by A.Anderson

As a lifelong member of the church I thought these books on the Book of Mormon might be like rereading the Books in the Book of Mormon again, but I was pleasantly surprised by every single page in Givens' book and Spencer's. Givens' is very impressive; he has a knack for condensing a host of knowledge into a very simple explanation. He covers the view Christianity has on Adam and Eve, the fall, free agency, Israels covenant with God, and the Atonement of Christ and compares what their view is missing and how the truth was revealed to the prophets in the Book of Mormon. Every one of the 93 pages is so enlightening I wish he'd written a thousand. It feels like I really know nothing about my religion 😥, luckily there's scholars out there helping me out!!