Verses Found: 14
2 Nephi 12:25
And others will he pacify and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: "All is well in Zion; Yea, Zion prospereth, all is well."
And they had viewed themselves in their own carnal state even less than the dust of the earth;
And this because they would not hearken unto the voice of the Lord; Therefore, the Lord redeemeth them not, for they are carnal and devilish; And the devil hath power over them,
Which was the cause of all mankind becoming carnal, sensual, devilish, knowing evil from good, subjecting themselves to the devil;
"But remember that he that persists in his own carnal nature and goes on in the ways of sin and rebellion against God, He remaineth in his fallen state and the devil hath all power over him;
Having gone according to their own carnal wills and desires, Having never called upon the Lord while the arms of mercy were extended toward them;
And they were a separate people as to their faith, and remained so ever after, even in their carnal and sinful state, for they would not call upon the Lord their God.
Yea, born of God, Changed from their carnal and fallen state to a state of righteousness, Being redeemed of God, becoming His sons and daughters, And thus they become new creatures; And unless they do this, they can in no wise inherit the kingdom of God.'
And Aaron did expound unto him the scriptures from the creation of Adam, Laying the fall of man before him, and their carnal state, And also the plan of redemption which was prepared from the foundation of the world through Christ for all whosoever would believe on His name;
And he saith unto me, 'There is no God,' Yea, and he taught me that which I should say and I have taught his words; And I taught them because they were pleasing unto the carnal mind;
And I would not that ye think that I know of myself- not of the temporal, but of the spiritual, not of the carnal mind, but of God.
And now, my son, all men that are in a state of nature- or I would say in a carnal state-are in the gall of bitterness and in the bonds of iniquity; They are without God in the world, And they have gone contrary to the nature of God, Therefore, they are in a state contrary to the nature of happiness.
O my son, this is not the case, But the meaning of the word "restoration" is to bring back again evil for evil, or carnal for carnal, or devilish for devilish, good for that which is good, righteous for that which is righteous, just for that which is just, merciful for that which is merciful.
Therefore, as they had become carnal, sensual and devilish by nature, This probationary state became a state for them to prepare- It became a preparatory state.