two ways, Book of Mormon, doctrine, way, path
Consistent with their preexilic Hebrew Bible predecessors, the Book of Mormon prophets taught a version of the Two Ways doctrine that featured (1) invitations to repentance defined as turning or returning to God’s way, (2) the context of the Abrahamic covenant, (3) the blessings and cursings that would come from obedience or disobedience, and (4) the contrast of the path of righteousness that leads to life with the path of evil that leads to death. But this analysis has also produced a number of expansions or refinements of the Two Ways doctrine that are not reflected in biblical treatments of the Two Ways.
Original Publication Citation
BYU Studies Quarterly 56:3 (2017): 49-78
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Reynolds, Noel B., "The Ancient Doctrine of the Two Ways in the Book of Mormon" (2017). Faculty Publications. 3435.
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