And it may suffice if I only say they are preserved for a wise purpose, which purpose is known unto God, For He doth counsel in wisdom over all His works, And His paths are strait, And His course is one eternal round.
O remember, remember, my son Helaman, how strict are the commandments of God!
And He saith, "If ye will keep My commandments, ye shall prosper in the land," But if ye keep not His commandments, ye shall be cut off from His presence.
And now remember, my son, that God hath entrusted you with these things which are sacred, which He hath kept sacred, And also which He will keep and preserve for a wise purpose in Him, that He may show forth His power unto future generations.
And now behold, I tell you by the spirit of prophecy that if ye trangress the commandments of God, Behold, these things which are sacred shall be taken away from you by the power of God, And ye shall be delivered up unto Satan that he may sift you as chaff before the wind;
But if ye keep the commandments of God and do with these things which are sacred, according to that which the Lord doth command you-for you must appeal unto the Lord for all things whatsoever ye must do with them- Behold, no power of earth or hell can take them from you; For God is powerful to the fulfilling of all His words, 48
For He will fulfill all His promises which He shall make unto you, For He hath fulfilled His promise which He hath made unto our fathers,
For He promised unto them that He would preserve these things for a wise purpose in Him, that He might show forth His power unto future generations.
And now behold, one purpose hath He fulfilled, even to the restoration of many thousands of the Lamanites to the knowledge of the truth; And He hath shown forth His power in them, And He will also still show forth His power in them unto future generations, Therefore, they shall be preserved;
Therefore, I command you, my son Helaman, that ye be diligent in fulfilling all my words, And that ye be diligent in keeping the commandments of God as they are written.
And now, I will speak unto you concerning those twenty-four plates, that ye keep them, That the mysteries and the works of darkness and their secret works-or the secret works of those people which have been destroyed- may be made manifest unto this people-
Jesus reveals himself to a notable Jewish scientist.
Dr. James Tour shares his life-changing testimony of Jesus here:
"Yea, when ye shall call upon the Father in my name, with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, then shall ye know that the Father hath remembered the covenant which he made unto your fathers, O house of Israel;"
"And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications; and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.