This Redeemer

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Just a quick thought as I end my day. This week it is my turn to teach 2 Nephi 1-2 in gospel doctrine. This section of, 2 Nephi you will remember, speaks much about the fall of Adam and the redemption of that fall through Jesus Christ.

In our family scripture study this evening, we read a related thought in 1 Nephi 10:

5 And he also spake concerning the prophets, how great a number had testified of these things, concerning this Messiah, of whom he had spoken, or this Redeemer of the world.
6 Wherefore, all mankind were in a lost and in a fallen state, and ever would be save they should rely on this Redeemer.

We are all lost and subject to the effects of the fall. Only through Christ can we be made free. We cannot rely on our own works, we cannot depend on man’s reasoning, or in the arm of flesh. Salvation comes only by reliance on Jesus Christ.

Great and marvelous things are promised as we seek to come unto him. It can be unto us even as it was to the prophets of old, or as it was to those who lived during his ministry on earth.

17 …I, Nephi, was desirous also that I might see, and hear, and know of these things, by the power of the Holy Ghost, which is the gift of God unto all those who diligently seek him, as well in times of old as in the time that he should manifest himself unto the children of men.
18 For he is the same yesterday, today, and forever; and the way is prepared for all men from the foundation of the world, if it so be that they repent and come unto him.
19 For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost, as well in these times as in times of old, and as well in times of old as in times to come; wherefore, the course of the Lord is one eternal round.
(1 Nephi 10)