The Doctrine of Christ and Nephi’s Testimony

Nephi’s Addition to his Record

2 Nephi 31:1
Nephi writes a few more words.
2 Nephi 31:2–3
Nephi feels impressed to write about the doctrine of Christ.

The Effect of Baptism

2 Nephi 31:4–5
Jesus, who was holy, was baptized—mankind, being unholy, has all the more need to be baptized.
2 Nephi 31:6–8
Jesus was baptized to fulfill all righteousness.
2 Nephi 31:9–11
Jesus is the example to follow.
2 Nephi 31:12–13
Each person must follow Jesus will full purpose of heart by being baptized and reborn.

Enduring to the End

2 Nephi 31:14–16
Both the Father and the Son assert the need to accept Christ by baptism and endure faithfully to the end.
2 Nephi 31:17–18
Baptism is the gate at the head of the path that leads to eternal life.
2 Nephi 31:19–20
Continual progress is mandatory to receive eternal life.
2 Nephi 31:21
There is no other way to get into the kingdom of God.

The Doctrine of Christ

2 Nephi 32:1–3
The words of Christ teach mankind all things that should be done.
2 Nephi 32:4–6
Lack of understanding comes as a result of lack of effort—the Holy Ghost shows the way and leads the faithful.

The Power of Prayer

2 Nephi 32:7
Nephi is constrained in his writing.
2 Nephi 32:8–9
Maintaining a consistent spiritual dialogue leads to divine direction and ensures the well-being of an individual’s soul.

Nephi’s Conclusion

2 Nephi 33:1
Nephi is not as powerful of a writer as he is a speaker.
2 Nephi 33:2–3
He anguishes over the rebellious and the unbelievers.
2 Nephi 33:4–5
Nephi’s record will speak to them and teach them about Jesus and eternal life.
2 Nephi 33:6–9
Nephi praises Jesus and hopes that all can accept him.

Nephi’s Last Goodbye

2 Nephi 33:10–12
Christ’s words teach all men to do good.
2 Nephi 33:13–15
Nephi bids his final farewell, warning his readers of impending judgment.