"Behold, I am Moroni, your chief captain; I seek not for power, but to pull it down;
I seek not for honor of the world, but for the glory of my God and the freedom and welfare of my country; And thus I close mine epistle."
Behold, now it came to pass that soon after Moroni had sent his epistle unto the chief governor, He received an epistle from Pahoron, the chief governor.
And these are the words which he received: "I, Pahoron, which art the chief governor of this land, do send these words unto Moroni, the chief captain over the army. "Behold I say unto you, Moroni, that I do not joy in your great afflictions, yea, it grieves my soul.
"But behold, there are those who do joy in your afflictions, Yea, insomuch that they have risen up in rebellion against me, and also those of my people which are Freemen. "Yea, and those which have risen up are exceeding numerous;
And it is those who have sought to take away the judgment seat from me that have been the cause of this great iniquity; 5
For they have used great flattery, And they have led away the hearts of many people, which will be the cause of sore affliction among us; They have withheld our provisions and have daunted our Freemen, that they have not come unto you.
"And behold, they have driven me out before them, And I have fled to the Land of Gideon with as many men as it were possible that I could get.
"And behold, I have sent a proclamation throughout this part of the land; And behold, they are flocking to us daily, to their arms, in the defense of their country and their freedom and to avenge our wrongs.
"And they have come unto us, insomuch that those which have risen up in rebellion against us are set at defiance, Yea, insomuch that they do fear us and durst not come out against us to battle.
"They have got possession of the Land- or the City of Zarahemla; They have appointed a king over them and he hath written unto the king of the Lamanites- In the which he hath joined an alliance with him,
Israel Shall Call Upon Jesus
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.