Nephi’s Prophecies and Teachings

Hell-bound Deception

2 Nephi 28:19–20

The devil and his minions must be challenged.

For the kingdom of the devil must shake, and they which belong to it must needs be stirred up unto repentance, or the devil will grasp them with his everlasting chains, and they be stirred up to anger, and perish; For behold, at that day shall he rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good.

2 Nephi 28:21–23

The devil, through various means, convinces people that there is nothing to be feared; meanwhile, hell awaits.

And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say:

“All is well in Zion;
yea, Zion prospereth,
all is well.”

And thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell. And behold, others he flattereth away, and telleth them there is no hell; and he saith unto them:

“I am no devil, for there is none!”

And thus he whispereth in their ears, until he grasps them with his awful chains, from whence there is no deliverance.

Yea, they are grasped with death, and hell; and death, and hell, and the devil, and all that have been seized therewith must stand before the throne of God, and be judged according to their works, from whence they must go into the place prepared for them, even a lake of fire and brimstone, which is endless torment.