“The Testimony of Two Nations”

Monte S. Nyman

These verses show the Lord’s law of witnesses as he commands his words to be written among all the peoples of the earth. Four records are identified (v. 12).

  1. The record of the Jews = the Bible
  2. The record of the Nephites = the Book of Mormon
  3. The record of the lost tribes = yet to come forth
  4. The record to all the nations of the earth = the Doctrine and Covenants, “the voice of the Lord unto all men” (D&C 1:1–4)

The Lord remembers all men. He speaks to one nation like unto another. Men need not suppose that the Bible contains all his words. These statements are the answers to the precepts of men that there is no God today for he has done his work as spoken of in 2 Nephi 28:5–6.

Book of Mormon Commentary: I Nephi Wrote This Record