In this week’s review of the Book of Mormon, we’ll look at chapters one through four of Jacob. A primary theme we see in these four chapters is the practice of polygyny or one man married to multiple women. Here, Jacob receives a command from God that the Nephite’s are forbidden to engage in polygyny because of abuses. But in the Torah, we see direct references facilitating polygyny. So if polygyny is so offensive why didn’t God just abolish it in the Law and make other provisions for the support and protection of women. Further, Jehovah sought to sanctify Israel through the Law, which included polygyny. This week we’ll take a factual and honest look at polygyny in the context of the Law and factors concerning the themes, principles and purposes of it.
In this week's review of the Book of Mormon, we’ll look at chapters 25 through 33 of 2 Nephi. The primary theme that we see in these nine chapters of Second Nephi is that Nephi prophesies of the coming forth of a sealed book beginning at verse 6 in chapter 27. Here, we’ll examine the primary concepts and themes of this sealed book prophecy.
In this week's review of the Book of Mormon, we’ll continue with our discussion on the Day of Jehovah that includes chapters 19 to 24 of 2 Nephi, which covers chapters 9 to 14 of Isaiah. The big question here is whom does God preserve that pass into the Millennium. We can answer this question by looking at Isaiah’s Spiritual Categories of Humanity, which Isaiah sets out in a Hebrew Gospel. Moreover, for those unfamiliar with Isaiah’s Hebrew Gospel might want to read Dr. Gileadi’s book – Isaiah Decoded.
In this week’s reading of the Book of Mormon, we’ll look at chapters 10 through 18 of 2 Nephi. Here Jacob extends his teaching on the Law at the end of chapter 9 and reads chapters 2 through 8 of Isaiah, which describes God’s Endtime judgment of His people in apostasy and of the world in general. When we look at this Endtime apocalypse of the world, we must realize that this is not any ordinary event and that the Earth is being transformed fundamentally into something else. This week, we’ll look at this transformation and the basic reason for this global transitional event or what Isaiah calls – The Day of Jehovah.