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Why Did Nephi Say That All Are Alike Unto God?
|Why Did Nephi Say That All Are Alike Unto God?
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|Ancient Near East; Commandments; Covenant; Culture; Equality; Iniquity; Naaman; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Repentance; Respect; Salvation; Tradition; Welfare
2 Nephi 26:33 states that “all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile.” Most people in Nephi’s time assumed that the gods of each nation only loved their own nation. Nephi taught otherwise. He also showed that the Gentiles would enthusiastically accept Jehovah as their God. This would take place because God simply lays down the conditions that people have to keep for Him to accept them, and those that keep His commandments become part of His kingdom, as was the case for ancient kings who laid down conditions for their subjects. It isn’t where people are from that matters to God, it’s what they do.
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