Notes for my writing

This blog is made up of notes on the gospel as found in the only true and living church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This includes notes that are either excerpts from or ideas for books I either have in draft or may yet write.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Why not attain to a perfect knowledge of him -- not just pretty words

Interesting scripture pairing. The first is Jacob's writing.

Jacob 4:12 And now, beloved, marvel not that I tell you these things; for why not speak of the atonement of Christ, and attain to a perfect knowledge of him, as to attain to the knowledge of a resurrection and the world to come?

along with 

2 Nephi 11:2 And now I, Nephi, write more of the words of Isaiah, for my soul delighteth in his words. For I will liken his words unto my people, and I will send them forth unto all my children, for he verily saw my Redeemer, even as I have seen him.
3 And my brother, Jacob, also has seen him as I have seen him; ....

The second scriptures makes clear that there is nothing academic in the meaning of the first scripture. When Jacob said "why not come to a perfect knowledge of Christ and a knowledge of the resurrection and the world to come", he was speaking as man who had begun to come to a perfect knowledge of the Christ, the same as his brother Nephi had.

And he asks us why we should not do the same.

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