Why Did Lehi Teach About the “Two Ways”?

Title

Why Did Lehi Teach About the “Two Ways”?

Publication Type

Chart

Year of Publication

2017

Authors

Book of Mormon Central Staff (Corporate/Institutional)

Publisher

Book of Mormon Central

City

Springville, UT

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Bibliographic Citation

"Why Did Lehi Teach About the “Two Ways”?", Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2017.

Abstract

In 2 Nephi 2:27, Lehi used an ancient Israelite concept known as the doctrine of the “two ways” to explain the principle of agency to his sons. This doctrine states that there are only two ways to live: the way of life, and the way of death. Lehi’s teachings on agency demonstrate that moral agency—the ability all people have to choose between these two ways and act for themselves—is essential to Heavenly Father’s plan. Humanity’s eternal progression depends on which of the two ways people choose.
Prophet
Atonement
Agency
Opposition
Doctrine
Eternal Life
Two Ways
Devil
Liberty
Wisdom Literature

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