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Christ and the Book of Mormon, Part 1

One activity that I feel gives my study of the Book of Mormon more significance is to figure out how the Book of Mormon substantiates its own claims to be "Another Testament of Christ". So this morning, I'm only three chapters into it again, asking myself, "What have I learned about Christ thus far?" Or better yet, "How does what I've read thus far validate the Christ and what he teaches? "

One of the prevalent themes is obedience to commandment. Lehi preached unto the people the things the Lord had commanded him to do. Then he was obedient to the Lord's commandment to take his family and leave Jerusalem. The promises that Nephi receives are predicated upon obedience to the Lord's commandments. How does this testify of the Christ?

Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.

And be made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; (Hebrews 5:8&9)

Christ was obedient to His Father's commandments, so that all that are obedient unto His commandments will be entitled to salvation. In this way then, the Book of Mormon, even in these early chapters, validates the teachings of Christ.


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