This drawing is a very basic illustration of the doctrine of Christ or as prophets who wrote their records as found in the Book of Mormon referred to as the plan of salvation and also the plan of happiness. Although it is unlike the traditional illustrations familiar to most members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it is consistent with the teachings of our Savior, Jesus Christ to the people at Bountiful and also with Nephi, Jarom, Alma, and other prophets of the Book of Mormon. I have been wanting to draw this for about a year now after many of the scriptures I cited kept floating around in my head. Lehi’s dream of the straight and narrow path that leads to the tree of life set the stage and provided the foundation upon which prophets consistently built until the last prophet, Moroni was taken and the Nephites had been swept off the face of the land, having dwindled in unbelief. I hope my writing is legible to the reader. It is also my hope that the humble seeker of Jesus Christ takes the time to prayerfully look up the supporting scriptures I included in the diagram. There are many more scriptures in the Bible and the standard canon of the church that support this, but I did not want to clutter up the drawing. What I have included more than suffices. Incidentally, the term “strait gate” is deliberate and was used by authors such as Matthew and Nephi to indicate the strait and also the straight and narrowness of the way to eternal life, which is not to be confused with the broad gate, which leads to destruction.
Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the : for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to , and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because is the , and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto , and few there be that find it.
2 Nephi 9:41 O then, my beloved brethren, unto the Lord, the Holy One. Remember that his paths are righteous. Behold, the for man is , but it lieth in a straight course before him, and the keeper of the is the Holy One of Israel; and he employeth no servant there; and there is none other way save it be by the gate; for he cannot be deceived, for the Lord God is his name.