“Jerusalem Will Stiffen Their Necks Against Him”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

In rejecting Jesus as the promised Messiah, the nation of Israel rejected the testimony of angels, prophets, scriptures, miracles, mighty works, and the revelation of the gospel at the hands of God's own Son. If he was not the Messiah, well might we ask with the honest in heart of his day, “When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done?” (John 7:31.) Yet all was rejected, and Christ was mocked, scourged, and crucified. The nation to whom he went had blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts in sin. They had chosen darkness rather than light, and the prince of darkness rather than the author of light.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1