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The Crux of Salvation, 2 Nephi 9:21-27

2 Nephi 9:21-27

The latter verses in this grouping stand out this morning. In verse 26, "The atonement satisfies the demands of his justice upon all those who have not the law given to them...". This reminds me of Nephi's resilient observation that the Lord will not give commandments to his children, except he has prepared a way for the commandment to be fulfilled (see 1 Nephi 3:7). God is a merciful and just being. He has not prepared commandments with the intention of condemning us, but to exalt us.

It impresses me that the Lord God Omnipotent performed the atonement on behalf of all. It impresses me that God will not condemn those who never had the opportunity to received his law. It impresses me that God does expect those who have the law, such as I, to live in obedience according to the standards of His law.