BOOK OF MORMON - LESSON 4
1 Nephi 12-14
"The Things Which I Saw While I Was Carried Away In The Spirit"


Scriptural Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us better understand Nephi's vision of the future and how the warnings and promises in it apply to us today.


1 Nephi 12

  1. After Lehi had described his dream and prophesied of future events, Nephi desired to know of these things for himself.
  2. Verses 1-3:
  3. Verses 4-5:
  4. Verses 6-10:
  5. Verses 11-12:
  6. Verses 13-23:
  7. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT CHAPTER 12?

1 Nephi 13

  1. Nephi's vision continues, but now moves into the future and away from the scene of destruction, the destruction of his own people.
  2. READ 1 NEPHI 13:4-6. Nephi sees in vision the great and abominable church.  WHAT IS THIS GREAT AND ABOMINABLE CHURCH?
  3. 1 Nephi 13:12:  "And I looked and beheld a man among the Gentiles, who was separated from the seed of my brethren by the many waters; and I beheld the Spirit of God, that it came down and wrought upon the man; and he went forth upon the many waters, even unto the seed of my brethren, who were in the promised land."
  4. READ 1 NEPHI 13:13-19. Nephi beholds future events upon the American continent.
  5. 1 Nephi 13:20:  "And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld that they did prosper in the land; and I beheld a book, and it was carried forth among them."

1 Nephi 14

  1. READ 1 NEPHI 14:1-7. Blessings and cursings upon the Gentiles.
Destiny Of The Gentiles
1 Nephi 14:1-7
Blessings
Cursings
  • The Lord will be manifest to them in power, in word, and in deed (1).
  • The Lord will remove their stumbling blocks (1).
  • They shall be numbered among the house of Israel (2).
  • They shall be a blessed people upon the promised land forever (2).
  • They shall not be brought down into captivity (2).
  • They shall be cast into the pit which they have helped dig, to their utter destruction (3).
  • Those who repent not shall perish (5).
  • They shall be brought into captivity and destruction, spiritually and temporally (7).
  1. READ 1 NEPHI 14:10-17.  There are save two churches only.
  2. WHAT WILL EVENTUALLY HAPPEN TO THE GREAT AND ABOMINABLE CHURCH?

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