2 Nephi 31: 16

2 Nephi 31: 16

2 Nephi 31: 16: “And now, my beloved brethren, I know by this that unless a man shall endure to the end, in following the example of the Son of the living God, he cannot be saved.” What does it mean to “endure to the end?” It is to put up with all the difficulties
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2 Nephi 31: 15

2 Nephi 31: 15

2 Nephi 31: 15: “And I heard a voice from the Father, saying: Yea, the words of my Beloved are true and faithful. He that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.” The dialogue continues. It is clear the conversation being reported by Nephi is one where both the Son and the Father
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2 Nephi 31: 14

2 Nephi 31: 14

2 Nephi 31: 14: “But, behold, my beloved brethren, thus came the voice of the Son unto me, saying: After ye have repented of your sins, and witnessed unto the Father that ye are willing to keep my commandments, by the baptism of water, and have received the baptism of fire and of the Holy
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2 Nephi 31: 13

2 Nephi 31: 13

2 Nephi 31: 13: “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, I know that if ye shall  follow the Son, with full purpose of heart, acting no hypocrisy and no deception before God, but with real intent, repenting of your sins, witnessing unto the Father that ye are willing to take upon you the name of Christ, by
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2 Nephi 31: 12

2 Nephi 31: 12

2 Nephi 31: 12: “And also, the voice of the Son came unto me, saying: He that is baptized in my name, to him will the Father give the Holy Ghost, like unto me; wherefore, follow me, and do the things which ye have seen me do.” Notice that immediately following the quote from the
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2 Nephi 31: 10-11

2 Nephi 31: 10-11

2 Nephi 31: 10-11:“And he said unto the children of men: Follow thou me. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, can we follow Jesus save we shall be willing to keep the commandments of the Father? And the Father said: Repent ye, repent ye, and be baptized in the name of my Beloved Son.”Notice the “prophetic-perfect” tense,
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Discoveries in Chiasmus

2 Nephi 31: 8-9

2 Nephi 31: 8-9

2 Nephi 31: 8-9: “Wherefore, after he was baptized with water the Holy Ghost descended upon him in the form of a dove.  And again, it showeth unto the children of men the straitness of the path, and the narrowness of the gate, by which they should enter, he having set the example before them.”
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2 Nephi 31: 6-7

2 Nephi 31: 6-7

2 Nephi 31: 6-7: “And now, I would ask of you, my beloved brethren, wherein the Lamb of God did fulfill all righteousness in being baptized by water?  Know ye not that he was holy? But notwithstanding he being holy, he showeth unto the children of men that, according to the flesh he humbleth himself
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2 Nephi 31: 5

2 Nephi 31: 5

2 Nephi 31: 5: “And now, if the Lamb of God, he being holy, should have need to be baptized by water, to fulfil all righteousness, O then, how much more need have we, being unholy, to be baptized, yea, even by water!” This is a missionary proof text, used to persuade everyone to get baptized. They used
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