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KnoWhy #33 - When Does the Book of Mormon First Talk about the Plan of Salvation? (2 Nephi 9:6)
|Title||KnoWhy #33 - When Does the Book of Mormon First Talk about the Plan of Salvation? (2 Nephi 9:6)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Jacob (Son of Lehi); Lehi (Prophet); Plan of Happiness; Plan of Salvation|
The Plan of Salvation is never explicitly mentioned in the Bible, nor it is laid out in detail. The Book of Mormon, on the other hand, mentions and describes this plan several times. Jacob was the first to call it “the merciful plan of the great Creator” (2 Nephi 9:6), but Lehi was the first to describe the plan in 2 Nephi 2. Comparing Lehi’s and Jacob’s teachings makes it clear that while Jacob was influenced by Lehi, they both had their own personal understanding of the plan. Studying their teachings together, along with those of others in the Book of Mormon who taught about the Plan of Salvation, gives a clearer picture of God’s great plan of redemption and happiness.
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