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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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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2 Nephi 31: 4

2 Nephi 31: 4

2 Nephi 31: 4: “Wherefore, I would that ye should remember that I have spoken unto you concerning that prophet which the Lord showed unto me, that should baptize the Lamb of God, which should take away the sins of the world.” This puts us back into the narrative Nephi wrote much earlier in his
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2 Nephi 31: 3

2 Nephi 31: 3

2 Nephi 31: 3: “For my soul delighteth in plainness; for after this manner doth the Lord God work among the children of men. For the Lord God giveth light unto the understanding; for he speaketh unto men according to their language, unto their understanding.”   This raises an interesting side issue.  Nephi’s explanation of
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2 Nephi 31: 2

2 Nephi 31: 2

2 Nephi 31: 2: “Wherefore, the things which I have written sufficeth me, save it be a few words which I must speak concerning the doctrine of Christ; wherefore, I shall speak unto you plainly, according to the plainness of my prophesying.” Nephi has been pondering for over four decades about the great revelations given to
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