Finally finished with 2nd Nephi!  I must say, though, as hard as the Isaiah chapters are, the end of 2 Nephi has some of the best verses in the Book of Mormon.  2 Ne 28:30 - "...I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and from them that shall say, We have enough, from them shall be taken away even that which they have."  A little side note, here, the punctuation in the Book of Mormon is so unconventional.  Almost like English wasn't its original language... (a little sarcasm, there. ;) )  Back to the scripture:  this is such true doctrine.  It is totally obvious that this is the case, but it's put in a way that makes sure you won't misinterpret.  If you don't exercise your faith, you can, and most likely will, lose it.  The same principal applies when you study a foreign language or an instrument.  If you don't practice, you will lose the skill you have previously gained.  I know from experience. 
    The Lord is again explicit about the requirements for salvation.  He reiterates that we will be judged from the scriptures that he has given to us to study.  2 Ne 32:3 "...the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do."  and those words tell us "if ye shall press forward feasting upon the word of Christ and endure to the end, behold thus saith the Father:  Ye shall have eternal life."  The Lord teaches men to do good and to be good.  How hard is it, really?  

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