Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2009, April 16

Book of Mormon: “A Broken Heart and a Contrite Spirit” by grego

Book of Mormon: “A Broken Heart and a Contrite Spirit”
by grego
(c) 2009 (in this format)

When Jesus Christ visits the Nephites and speaks of having fulfilled the Law of Moses, He tells them:

3 Nephi 9:19 And ye shall offer up unto me no more the shedding of blood; yea, your sacrifices and your burnt offerings shall be done away, for I will accept none of your sacrifices and your burnt offerings.

3 Nephi 9:20 And ye shall offer for a sacrifice unto me *a broken heart and a contrite spirit*. And whoso cometh unto me with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, him will I baptize with fire and with the Holy Ghost, even as the Lamanites, because of their faith in me at the time of their conversion, were baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost, and they knew it not.

Many have taken this to mean a change, a new sacrifice; but is that the case?. Notice what Lehi says, over 600 years before that:

2 Nephi 2:7 Behold, he offereth himself a sacrifice for sin, to answer the ends of the law, unto all those who have a broken heart and a contrite spirit; and unto none else can the ends of the law be answered.


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