“The Covenant Which the Father Hath Made Unto … the House of Israel”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

We know that it was Jehovah, who is Christ himself, that made covenant with Israel. All that he did, however, was done under the direction of the Father. “The Father sent the prophets; they represented him and they spoke his word. When Jesus quoted the Old Testament prophets to the Nephites [see 3 Nephi 21:14; 3 Nephi 24:1], he attributed their words to the Father.

Though the revelations came from the Son, yet in the ultimate sense the truths taught were those of the Father.” (Bruce R. McConkie, “Our Relationship with the Lord,” address delivered at Brigham Young University, 2 March 1982; cited in Doctrines of the Restoration, pp. 63-64.)

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4