“Nevertheless,… Thou Hast Given Us a Commandment That We Must Call Upon Thee”

This word nevertheless is a critical word. To teach the Fall without holding out the hope of redemption through Christ is to approximate the concept of human depravity. It is to risk discouragement and despair without hope of delivery. It is the same word Nephi used. “O wretched man that I am,” he cried out. “Nevertheless,” he exulted, “I know in whom I have trusted.” (2 Nephi 4:17, 19, italics added.) It is only through calling upon God-as he has commanded us-that we may have deliverance from sin and experience peace here and hereafter.
Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet -

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4