2 Nephi 26–30 contains powerful prophecies concerning the last days. Nephi prophesied about people who would be deceived by Satan and fall away from the truth. However, he also foresaw the Restoration of the gospel and the blessings that would be given to the righteous.
What are some examples in 2 Nephi 28 of Satan’s tactics to deceive us? How can you avoid being overcome by these tactics? (See, for example, 1 Nephi 15:24; 2 Nephi 28:30; Alma 17:2–3; Moroni 7:15–19; D&C 21:1–6; 46:7.)
Suggestion for Family Discussion
Have a family member stand in the center of the room. Explain that in this demonstration, the area to the right of that person represents all the good things that can be done in life. The area to the farthest right represents the very best things that can be done. The area to the left of the person represents all the wrong things that can be done in life. The area to the farthest left represents the very worst things that can be done.
Explain that Elder Richard G. Scott presented a similar object lesson. Then he observed: “In the middle, it is difficult to discern what is right and what is wrong. This middle area is where Satan works with righteous people. … It is easy to become confused here. Live well within the wonderful area of good the Lord has defined, and you won’t have any problems with temptation. If you are not sure whether something is appropriate to look at, to listen to, to think about, or to do, then avoid it. You could be headed for one of Satan’s traps” (“Do What Is Right,” Ensign, June 1997, 53–54).
Discuss how this demonstration applies to the decisions and temptations family members face each day.