Continuing my study in 2 Nephi, chapter nine this morning, I was pondering the sixth verse.
For as death hath passed upon all men, to fulfil the merciful plan of the great Creator, there must needs be a power of resurrection, and the resurrection must needs come unto man by reason of the fall; and the fall came by reason of transgression; and because man became fallen they were cut off from the presence of the Lord.
The part I contemplated the most was how exactly death fulfils God’s plan. Here’s what I came up with.
- Death offers an opportunity for the spirits of those who have not accepted the gospel a chance to hear it and accept it
- It tests our faith. Some of us might question the existence of an afterlife as we get closer to death.
- It provides a trial for the loved ones of the deceased that may not have been possible in the pre-mortal existence.
Are there others?