3 Nephi 12: 46-47

3 Nephi 12: 46-47

3 Nephi 12: 46-47: “Therefore those things which were of old time, which were under the law, in me are all fulfilled. Old things are done away, and all things have become new.”   Christ will elaborate on this later as the audience puzzles over what is removed and what remains. But here Christ introduces the
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3 Nephi 12: 43-45

3 Nephi 12: 43-45

3 Nephi 12: 43-45: “And behold it is written also, that thou shalt love thy neighbor and hate thine enemy;  But behold I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you and persecute you; That ye may
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3 Nephi 12: 40-42

3 Nephi 12: 40-42

3 Nephi 12: 40-42: “And if any man will sue thee at the law and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also;  And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.  Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn thou not
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3 Nephi 12: 38-39

3 Nephi 12: 38-39

3 Nephi 12: 38-39: “And behold, it is written, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth;  But I say unto you, that ye shall not resist evil, but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also;”This is reforming the law of retaliation or lex talionis. When
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3 Nephi 12: 33-37

3 Nephi 12: 33-37

3 Nephi 12: 33-37: “And again it is written, thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths;  But verily, verily, I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne;  Nor by the earth, for it is his footstool;  Neither shalt thou swear by
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3 Nephi 12: 31-32

3 Nephi 12: 31-32

3 Nephi 12: 31-32: “It hath been written, that whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement.  Verily, verily, I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery; and whoso shall marry her who is divorced
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3 Nephi 12: 30

3 Nephi 12: 30

3 Nephi 12: 30: “For it is better that ye should deny yourselves of these things, wherein ye will take up your cross, than that ye should be cast into hell.” Each person’s cross is individual. Carrying “your cross” is not the same as carrying mine. Therefore, when you “deny yourself of these things” what
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3 Nephi 12: 27-29

3 Nephi 12: 27-29

3 Nephi 12: 27-29: “Behold, it is written by them of old time, that thou shalt not commit adultery;  But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman, to lust after her, hath committed adultery already in his heart.  Behold, I give unto you a commandment, that ye suffer none of these things
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3 Nephi 12: 25-26

3 Nephi 12: 25-26

3 Nephi 12: 25-26:   “Agree with thine adversary quickly while thou art in the way with him, lest at any time he shall get thee, and thou shalt be cast into prison.  Verily, verily, I say unto thee, thou shalt by no means come out thence until thou hast paid the uttermost senine. And
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3 Nephi 12: 23-24

3 Nephi 12: 23-24

3 Nephi 12: 23-24:   “Therefore, if ye shall come unto me, or shall desire to come unto me, and rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee— Go thy way unto thy brother, and first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come unto me with full purpose of heart, and I will receive you.”
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