Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Blessed Are They Who Shall Believe
Christ begins the covenant and instruction portion of the Worship of the Shalems in 3 Nephi 12 that we don't have recorded in Matthew 5. First, he ratifies the authority of his servants to the participants. Then, he echoes 1 Nephi 31-32 and the end of 3 Nephi 11 by repeating the first three steps of the Doctrine of Christ: repentance (humility), baptism, and the Holy Ghost. We know from 1 Nephi 31-32 that what should follow is various identified as speaking with the tongues of angels, standing in the strait and narrow way, or doing the things one has seen the Lord do; what in fact does follow is the Worship of the Shalems.