Lesson 12-1: The Ways of Life and Death: The Visionary Perception of Lehi and Nephi

Title

Lesson 12-1: The Ways of Life and Death: The Visionary Perception of Lehi and Nephi

Publication Type

Chart

Year of Publication

2023

Authors

Welch, John W. (Primary), Welch, Greg (Primary), and Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye (Primary)

Number

12-1

Publisher

Scripture Central

City

Springville, UT

Terms of use

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Bibliographic Citation

Welch, John W., Welch, Greg, and Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye. "Lesson 12-1: The Ways of Life and Death: The Visionary Perception of Lehi and Nephi", Vol. 12-1. Springville, UT: Scripture Central, 2023.

Abstract

When describing their dream and vision of the Tree of Life, Lehi and Nephi spoke of the ways of life and death. They saw a strait and narrow path leading to the Tree of Life, the only way of life. By contrast, the mists of darkness, fountain of filthy water, forbidden paths, strange roads, and great and spacious building all represent the ‘broad roads’ of the way of death (1 Nephi 12:17). Nephi explains further that, depending on the way an individual chooses, he or she belongs to either the church of God or the church of the devil. This view sets the stage for the dualistic discourse apparent elsewhere in the Book of Mormon.

Originally published as Chart 5-67 in Charting the Book of Mormon.

Vision
Tree of Life
Dream
Lehi’s Dream
Nephi (Son of Lehi)
Lehi (Prophet)
Nephi's Vision

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