As I read the book of mormon i'm continually amazed at the way it makes me feel.  even when i'm not having "aha" moments i still feel at times that the truths it contains are not just educating me intellectually, but also spiritually.  many of the verses speak not only to my mind but to my soul.  while serving in brazil we had several trainings that stressed the importance of the book of mormon along with teaching true doctrine by the spirit.  it's because spirits communicate in ways that minds don't.  anyone who has had the feeling knows.  when you teach something true by the spirit and the other person feels that it's true, oftentimes it's because the spirit in them has been awakened to something they already knew, but the knowledge was dormant.
    2 Ne 26:15 "...and all those who have dwindled in unbelief shall not be forgotten."  The Lord talks much about his dealings with the righteous and the wicked and what will eventually come to pass on both their heads.  This phrase in verse 15 may be seen as one of hope or one of warning.  As Christ's atonement is sufficient for all of us perhaps here he is trying to say that even if you have turned away, the Lord will always try to help you turn back.  Another possible interpretation would be the 'you can run but you can't hide' concept.  many want nothing to do with God, even if they do know him to be real.  they're just hoping to be left alone to live their lives as they please.  perhaps here he is letting those people know that this may seem like an option, but it is only temporary.  you will eventually be judged for all that you do whether it be good or evil.
    2 Ne 27:23 - "For behold, I am God; and I am a God of miracles; and I will show unto the world that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever; and I work not among the children of men save it be according to their faith."  I do know the Lord to be unchangeable.  All things he is will never change:  He will always be honest, He will always love his children, He will always preach righteousness and condemn wickedness, etc. etc.  He does not change with the times, he does not adapt to modern thoughts, feelings, or political views.  The scriptures we have were written on metal plates so they would last for many generations.  The doctrines he has taught of obedience, sacrifice, love, and charity, are meant to endure forever.
 


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