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"Come unto Me" as a Technical Gospel Term
|Title||"Come unto Me" as a Technical Gospel Term|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Reynolds, Noel B.|
|Journal||Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture|
|Keywords||Endure to the End; Gospel of Jesus Christ; Merismus; Rhetorical Device|
The Book of Mormon repeatedly outlines a six-part definition of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but most writers within the book refer to only two or three of them at a time in a biblical rhetorical device called merismus. Throughout the scriptures, the term “come unto Christ” in its many forms is used as part of these merisms to represent enduring to the end. This article examines the many abbreviations of the gospel, connects the phrase “come unto Christ” with enduring to the end, and discusses some of the alternate uses of these types of phrases.
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