Have we not read?
We have few of Christs mortal words, but one phrase he used frequently in what we do have was the phrase “Have ye not read”.
Matthew 11:12 Or have ye not read in the law, …
Matthew 19:4 And he answer and said unto them, Have ye not read, …
Matthew 22:31 … have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, …
Mark 11:10 And have ye not read this scripture; …
Luke 6:3 And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, ….
His question is worth asking ourselves.
We claim to know Christ by virtue of belonging to his church. We cheer along with the question posed in 2 Nephi 29:8 “Wherefore murmer ye, because that he shall receive more of my word?”
But have we recieved his word ourselves?
D&C 84:54 And your minds in times past have been darkened because of unbelief, and because you have treated lightly the things you have received—
55 Which vanity and unbelief have brought the whole church under condemnation.
56 And this condemnation resteth upon the children of Zion, even all.
57 And they shall remain under this condemnation until they repent and remember the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon and the former commandments which I have given them, not only to say, but to do according to that which I have written—
58 That they may bring forth fruit meet for their Father’s kingdom; otherwise there remaineth a scourge and judgment to be poured out upon the children of Zion.
59 For shall the children of the kingdom pollute my holy land? Verily, I say unto you, Nay.
Christ’s question stands not only to those of his day, but to those who seek to follow him now. Have we not read?