2 Nephi 11:4
Behold my soul delighteth in proving unto my people the truth of the coming of Christ; for this end hath the law of Moses been given and all things which have been given; and all things which have been given of God form the beginning of the world, unto man, are the typifying of him.
John 1:41 (ESV)
He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which means Christ).
Well today I finished reading the 3 main works of Mormonism, The Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price. I was admonished that I needed to read these other documents in order to understand the Book of Mormon. I think I have suffered enough at their hands. No more tedious reading please. So I am back to commenting.
I return to Second Nephi. This book was supposedly written in the New World, some five hundred years or so before Christ. But it is precisely the use of that word that has me wondering, Christ. Compare to the Old Testament. It doesn’t show up. Do a word search, take a look and see. In fact the word is of Greek origin. This is why John uses the word Christ to explain what Messiah means. By the way Messiah doesn’t even end up in the Old Testament. People started to use the term to refer to the one of whom Moses was speaking in Deuteronomy 18:18. But this prophet is referred to as a prophet, and not the Messiah, or Christ. So why are they using this term in the Book of Mormon, long before Christ ever appears.