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"Come unto Me" as a Technical Gospel Term

Title"Come unto Me" as a Technical Gospel Term
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsReynolds, Noel B.
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture
KeywordsEndure 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.