Book of Mormon Lesson #11: “Press Forward with a Steadfastness in Christ,” 2 Nephi 31-33 (Gospel Doctrine)

As I’ve been explaining since the beginning of my posts on Nephi, 2 Nephi 31-33 forms a kind of conclusion to the fourfold structure of Nephi’s record. Here the task is, after a creation story, a fall story, and an atonement story, to introduce the reader of the record to the Lord at what Nephi presents as a kind of veil. These last chapters of Nephi’s record are deeply theological, and I’ll take them a piece at a time.

After a word or two of introduction, Nephi gets started. From that point, things might be broken down as follows (note that these three chapters were indeed three distinct chapters in the original dictation):

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