Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Hearken, O Ye Gentiles
3 Nephi ends on this warning note. I have two thoughts. First, we've spent most of 3 Nephi literally or figuratively in a temple setting: this is a description of the world outside the temple, that must be forsaken to become a shalem. Second, I think we could read the addressed "gentiles" as today's secular world. That would be a comfortable reading, and I think it would be mistaken. A book can only be addressed to its readers.