“My Father Read Concerning Jerusalem”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

Clearly Lehi's was such a case, and to his situation we may apply an alternate rendition of the Jeremiah statement previously referred to. As rendered in the King James Version, Jeremiah reports the Lord as asking: “For who hath stood in the counsel of the Lord, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it?” He then gives further words of the Lord as: “I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in my counsel, and had called my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.” (Jeremiah 23:18, 21-22.)

“Things Which Are, and Which Are to Come; … the Words of Isaiah”

In the academic world, where scholarship has displaced the spirit of revelation, it is argued that Isaiah could speak only of events pertaining to his own day and that his writings are to be so interpreted. This is the reason why the world so tenaciously argues for a second Isaiah- they refuse to acknowledge that Isaiah could have known of future events described in his writings. Among the household of faith the ceaseless tides of revealed truth waste away such sand-castle theology.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1