177: Nephi’s Vision (BoM Gospel Doctrine Lesson 4)

January 22, 2016

Engaging Gospel Doctrine

“The Things Which I Saw While I Was Carried Away in the Spirit”


Nephi tells a tale of two Churches–the Church of the Lamb of God, and the Church of the Devil. Can we line up these two churches with the two plans, the Plan of Salvation and the Plan of Damnation? This episode explores the nature of Nephi’s churches, the need to remove our stumbling blocks and soften our hearts, and the importance of untangling human and divine influence in scripture.


Class Member Reading: 1 Ne. 12-14

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Official Church Essay about DNA and the Book of Mormon

Nephi and Lehi’s Visions as Apocalyptic Literature, BYU Religious Studies Center

Nephi’s “Great and Abominable Church”, Stephen Robinson

A thoughtful post on the character of Columbus from an LDS perspective, Rational Faiths