come unto me, gospel, Book of Mormon
Book of Mormon readers can easily be left wondering in numerous passages where the repeated term "come unto me/him/Christ" refers to unspecified elements of the gospel understood as "the way" by which men and women can come to him. This paper identifies six passages that are presented as quotations from Jesus himself and that have identical rhetorical structures---in which this phrase appears to refer each time to that stage of the gospel described as "enduring to the end." This discovery may offer useful interpretive guidance for the numerous other passages that invoke the same phrase. This paper was updated June 27, 2017.
Original Publication Citation
Religious Educator, Summer, 2017, in press.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Reynolds, Noel B., "How "Come unto Me" fits in the Nephite Gospel"" (2017). All Faculty Publications. 1678.
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