It seems most people who argue and shout have ceased listening to what the small voice could powerfully contribute." He who bears the scars of sacrifice, the lesions of love, the emblems of humility and forgiveness is the Captain of our Soul. 33 and whoso believeth in me, and is baptized, the same shall be saved; and they are they which shall inherit the kingdom of God. 3 Nephi 13. 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? 3 Nephi 9. Chapter 11. Humbled by our own sins and imperfections, we relish the same opportunity. It testifies of Jesus Christ, His prophets, and the doctrines of salvation. 11 and behold I am the light and the life of the world, and I have drank out of the bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of the world, in the which I have suffered the will of the Father in all things, from the beginning. 3 Nephi 12. 3 Nephi 28. 3 Nephi 23. Temples are gathering places for saints in all ages. "In the years following the Savior's personal ministry to his followers on the American continent, all were converted and enjoyed a golden age of righteousness, peace, and prosperity. 3 Nephi 9. From what we see and hear in the media, the classroom, and the workplace, all are now infected to some degree with contention...Well do I remember a friend who would routinely sow seeds of contention in church classes. Unit 84: 3 Nephi Chapter 11 through 3 Nephi Chapter 13 verse 24. minister – 1 occurrence – verse 12:1. ', "...[One] possibility for explaining this difference is that the disciples in the Book of Mormon received their authority directly from Jesus Christ; therefore, they rightfully could say 'having authority given me of Jesus Christ.' This shall ye always do to those who repent and are baptized in my name; and ye shall do it in remembrance of my blood, which I have shed for you, that ye may witness unto the Father that ye do always remember me. This is why the Lord said to the Pharisees, No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. 3 Nephi 11: 26: “And then shall ye immerse them in the water, and come forth again out of the water.” The manner of baptism is clearly by immersion. O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted! And that is why you will listen best when you feel, 'Father, thy will, not mine, be done.' On those occasions when Satan disturbs our routine, makes temple attendance inconvenient, or otherwise places a roadblock to temple attendance, we would do well to remember the 2500 in Bountiful who were so greatly blessed because they had made the effort. The Lord has made it clear that contention is 'not of me, but is of the devil.' 3 Nephi 18. From other passages, we know that many other temples were built and used but their specific locations are unknown (see Alma 16:13; 23:2). This study guide corresponds to 3 Nephi 8-11 and the Come, Follow Me lesson “Arise and Come Forth Unto Me.” Christ’s invitation here to “come forth unto” Him is also central to our study of the Book of Mormon – the Book of Mormon and Bible, together, invite us to both “come, follow [Christ]”, and to approach Him and directly experience Him. Behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colors, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.3 Nephi 22:11 3 Nephi 11 – 3 Nefi 11 1 And now it came to pass that there were a great multitude gathered together, of the people of Nephi, round about the temple which was in the land Bountiful; and they were marveling and wondering one with another, and were showing one to another … Let’s look in 3 Nephi 11: verses 28, 29 and 30: And there shall be no disputations among you, as there have hitherto been; neither shall there be disputations among you concerning the points of my doctrine, as there have hitherto been. 3 Nephi 5. 3 Nephi 11 A few things that caught my eye in this chapter: 1. Show the picture Jesus Teaching in the Western Hemisphere (Gospel Art Book [2009], no. October 5–October 11: 3 Nephi 17–19 Monday. 4. Did we submit, even if the cup was bitter indeed? 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. 3 Nephi 8-11 / September 14-20. 11 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Like the Isaiah chapters, there are some subtle differences. They have to start at 3 Nephi 11, when Christ visits the Americas. 3 Nephi 10. 3 Nephi 12:1. 3 Nephi 3. The voice of the Holy Ghost is described by Joseph Smith as, 'the still small voice, which whispereth through and pierceth all things, and often times it maketh my bones to quake' (DC 85:6). 82) or Jesus Healing the Nephites (Gospel Art Book, no. Then why contend or dispute, or argue about it?...There can be no change wrought in doctrine and in truth by our contention. Imagine for a brief moment if these 16 words were contained in the Bible. Blessed be the name of the Most High God! 3 Nephi 20. And he arose and stood before him. Please, LORD, please give us success. 3 Nephi 29. (Ensign, Feb. 1995, p. 5 as taken from Latter-day Commentary on the Book of Mormon compiled by K. Douglas Bassett, p. 409). "Now, let me ask, who could draw any two conclusions from words as plain as these? 3 Nephi 14. 3 And it came to pass that while they were thus conversing one with another, they heard a voice, as if it came out of Heaven; and they cast there eyes round about, for they understood not the voice which they heard; and 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 were 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. Moroni. After all, there were about 2,500 of them (3 Nephi 17:25). "And there is yet another testifier, for as certainly as the voice of God declared the divine Sonship of Jesus at the waters of Jordan, and again on the Mount of Transfiguration, and yet again at the land Bountiful, even so again that same introduction was made in the opening of this gospel dispensation in a glorious vision in which God the Eternal Father and his Son Jesus Christ appeared and spoke to a young man who had come seeking, and who in the years that followed spoke as a prophet of the risen Lord, even giving his life in testimony of him who had died upon the cross. ), "He invited them, as he invited Thomas, to feel his hands and side, and they were astonished and cried, 'Hosanna! 4. It is not enough for the Savior's followers to have a correct understanding of doctrine and procedure. Amen. 41 Therefore go forth unto this people and declare the words which I have spoken, unto the ends of the earth. Since the Nephites had "gathered together . Does God desire to have an eternal relationship with all his children? There are many of this class that go around through the country, stirring up the hearts of the people against the truth, declaring that these things are not so, and that it is unnecessary for men to observe these principles, and ordinances that are declared in the scriptures to be essential to salvation. 3 Nephi 5. 3 Nephi 15. Original Book of Mormon Copyright © by Arlin Ewald Nusbaum. We are taught that authority from God is necessary to perform the ordinance (v. 21). It should be sought for in our councils, and we should not contend. This study guide corresponds to 3 Nephi 8-11 and the Come, Follow Me lesson “Arise and Come Forth Unto Me.” Christ’s invitation here to “come forth unto” Him is also central to our study of the Book of Mormon – the Book of Mormon and Bible, together, invite us to both “come, follow [Christ]”, and to approach Him and directly experience Him. It may make your bones to quake. Mormon declared, "I am a disciple of Jesus Christ." "After all, we come to earth, at least in part, to cultivate self-reliance, to cultivate independence, to learn to think and act for ourselves. 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? (Conference Reports, Oct. 1914), "It is a great mystery to the people of the world how the Latter-day Saints hold so unitedly together as a people, why there is such a fraternal, binding feeling existing between them. 11:29.). Bookmarks Edit. 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)." 11 And it came to pass that Nephi went down a into the water and was b baptized. Let us make the temple, with worship and temple covenants and temple marriage, our ultimate earthly goal and the supreme mortal experience." Indeed, it is the voice of the Lord that says to the righteous of every age: 'I will not leave you comfortless,' for 'peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you.' In fact, God commands all men and women everywhere to repent and come to him (3 Nephi 11:32). Bookmarks. Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved...I receive not you with your baptism, because it profiteth you nothing. 15 And it came to pass that the multitude went forth, and thrust their hands into his side, and did feel the prints of the nails in his hands and in his feet; and this they did do, going forth one by one, until they had all gone forth, and did see with their eyes, and did feel with their hands, and did know of a surety, and did bear record, that it was he, of whom it was written by the prophets that should come. Excerpt: Most Mormons believe that the great Nephite destruction occurred, three days of darkness passed, and then Jesus showed up for lunch the next day. What a blessing it would be if every family would frequently read together 3 Nephi, discuss its sacred contents, and then determine how they can liken it unto themselves and apply its teachings in their lives! This I know of myself independent of any other person. I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning.' How many arguments have dealt with baptism by immersion? Psalm 118 contains the following poignant expression of adoration and pleading: Please, LORD, please save us. We never know what kind of spiritual experience is waiting for us in the temple of the Lord. Nephi already had the power to baptize. 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 ). 29 For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another. 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.3 Nephi 11:32 'They...that erred in spirit shall come to understanding; they that murmured shall learn doctrine.' The descriptions are remarkably similar. The only difference in the two prayers is the introductory statement. Later, Mormon tells us that the number of the multitude was 2500 people (3 Ne 17:25). Read 3 Nephi 11:18-28. 2. 18 And it came to pass that he spake unto Nephi, (for Nephi was among the multitude,) and he commanded him that he should come forth. 3 Nephi 11 – 3 Nefi 11 1 And now it came to pass that there were a great multitude gathered together, of the people of Nephi, round about the temple which was in the land Bountiful; and they were marveling and wondering one with another, and were showing one to another … They 'abide in his love.' How many missionaries have spent far too long discussing the importance and symbolism of immersion in the technique of baptism? It is important not to forget how monumental this is. Ezra Taft Benson "It is clear that 3 Nephi contains some of the most moving and powerful passages in all scripture. Suppose that I should contend from now until the Savior came that it is true, would my contention make it true? 3 Nephi 26. 3 Nephi 17. (3 Nephi 11:10.). Blessed be the name of the Most High God!' 3 Nephi 8. The blessings of the House of the Lord are eternal. Reference Guide to the Book of Mormon. And they did fall down at the feet of Jesus, and did worship him. "Everyone has talked of him and sung of him and dreamed of him and prayed-but here he actually is. . My blog post on CFM: 3 Nephi 8-11. He desires to redeem us, to glorify and exalt us equally and unconditionally. 3 Nephi 11. If this event had occurred one year later, the multitude would have been perfectly familiar with these great changes, and they would not have been in so much awe (Joseph Fielding Smith, Mormon. 3 Nephi 17. We have no right to be a disputing, contentious people. (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 11:18–41 - Online Resources for teachers and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints They reject these things. The voice is heard three times but it is not the voice of an angel nor is it that 'still small voice' of the Holy Ghost. I’ve personally read chapter 11 multiple times. Interestingly, the scriptures give us a description of the voices of all three members of the Godhead. So why did the Lord give Nephi this power when he already had it? 3 Nephi 15. "Let contention, all contention cease." They will not accept Jesus as the Redeemer of the world. 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. But these verses would indicate that Nephi didn’t have the power to baptize or know how to perform the ordinance until after Jesus appeared and gave them this power and instructions. He Comes – His Doctrine – 3 Nephi 11:1-41 Posted on September 22, 2019 by Pure Revelations 1 And now it came to pass that there were a great multitude gathered together, of the people of Nephi, round about the temple which was in the land Bountiful; and they were marveling and wondering one with another, and were showing one to another the great and marvelous change which had taken … 36 and thus will the Father bear record of me: and the Holy Ghost will bear record unto him of the Father and me: for the father, and I, and the Holy Ghost, are one. Therefore, we can see that the Nephites and the Lamanites were temple-building people. And it came to pass that when Jesus had spake these words unto Nephi and to those which had been called —now the number of them which had been called and received power and authority to baptize were twelve— This is the third temple mentioned in the Book of Mormon. "I have thought often about this moment in Nephite history, and I cannot think it either accident or mere whimsy that the Good Shepherd in his newly exalted state, appearing to a most significant segment of his flock, chooses to speak first of his obedience, his deference, his loyalty, and loving submission to his Father. "But I shall not know any better then than I know now that he is God's Almighty Son, that he is our Savior and Redeemer, and that salvation comes in and through his atoning blood and in no other way." (Conference Report, May 1985 Ensign, p. 9). Then, the still small voice will seem as if it pierces you. (Witness and a Warning, p. 40) The voice of Elohim is described as being not a harsh nor a loud voice but penetrating so much so that it made their hearts burn and their frames shake. (Christ And The New Covenant, p. 261), "Now, there are those who declare more or less than this. He is our Lord, our God, and our King. 3 Nephi 11 - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. Comprising chapters 11 through 26. What is the doctrine of Christ? But I imagine things getting quiet very quickly as they collectively heard a voice from heaven. 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. Therefore, let us avoid contention, in our councils and in all our intercourse one with another." The central Message of every Prophet has been the divinity of Jesus Christ. Invite students to visualize 3 Nephi 11:8–17 as you Yes, and in this sense God's love is unconditional. No person could; and there could be no two churches differing, or built up upon the principle of baptism as here revealed. 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