Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2010, February 6

“Book of Mormon: Contrasting Results of Jacob’s versus Laman and Lemuel’s Heavenly Witnesses” by grego

“Book of Mormon: Contrasting Results of Jacob’s versus Laman and Lemuel’s Heavenly Witnesses”

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Nephi says about Laman and Lemuel:
1 Nephi 17:45 Ye are swift to do iniquity but slow to remember the Lord your God. *Ye have seen an angel, and he spake unto you*; yea, *ye have heard his [the Lord’s] voice from time to time*; and *he hath spoken unto you in a still small voice*, but ye were past feeling, that ye could not feel his words; wherefore, *he has spoken unto you like unto the voice of thunder*, which did cause the earth to shake as if it were to divide asunder.

1 Nephi 3:29 And it came to pass as they smote us with a rod, behold, an angel of the Lord came and stood before them, and he spake unto them, saying: Why do ye smite your younger brother with a rod? Know ye not that the Lord hath chosen him to be a ruler over you, and this because of your iniquities? Behold ye shall go up to Jerusalem again, and the Lord will deliver Laban into your hands.
30 And after the angel had spoken unto us, he departed.
(1 Nephi 7:10)

(1 Nephi 16:39 And it came to pass that the Lord was with us, yea, even the voice of the Lord came and did speak many words unto them, and did chasten them exceedingly; and after they were chastened by the voice of the Lord they did turn away their anger, and did repent of their sins, insomuch that the Lord did bless us again with food, that we did not perish.)

Contrast this with what Jacob says:
Jacob 7:5 And he had hope to shake me from the faith, notwithstanding the many revelations and the many things which I had seen concerning these things; for *I truly had seen angels*, and they had ministered unto me. And also, *I had heard the voice of the Lord speaking unto me in very word, from time to time*; wherefore, I could not be shaken.

Results? Laman and Lemuel lied and left the Lord, and Jacob could not be shaken from the true faith in the Lord.

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