Why Did Nephi Say That All Are Alike Unto God?

Title

Why Did Nephi Say That All Are Alike Unto God?

Publication Type

Chart

Year of Publication

2017

Authors

Rappleye, Jasmin G. (Primary), and Book of Mormon Central Staff (Corporate/Institutional)

Publisher

Book of Mormon Central

City

Springville, UT

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Bibliographic Citation

Rappleye, Jasmin G. "Why Did Nephi Say That All Are Alike Unto God?", Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2017.

Abstract

2 Nephi 26:33 states that “all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile.” Most people in Nephi’s time assumed that the gods of each nation only loved their own nation. Nephi taught otherwise. He also showed that the Gentiles would enthusiastically accept Jehovah as their God. This would take place because God simply lays down the conditions that people have to keep for Him to accept them, and those that keep His commandments become part of His kingdom, as was the case for ancient kings who laid down conditions for their subjects. It isn’t where people are from that matters to God, it’s what they do.

Doctrinal Mastery
Jews
Gentiles
Racism
Love of God
Ancient Israel

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