And it came to pass because of the greatness of the number of the Lamanites, the Nephites were in great fear lest they should be overpowered and trodden down and slain and destroyed;
Yea, they began to remember the prophecies of Alma and also the words of Mosiah. And they saw that they had been a stiff-necked people, And that they had set at naught the commandments of God;
And that they had altered and trampled under their feet the laws of Mosiah-or that which the Lord commanded him to give unto the people.
And thus seeing that their laws had become corrupted and that they had become a wicked people, Insomuch that they were wicked even like unto the Lamanites,
And because of their iniquity, The church had begun to dwindle; And they began to disbelieve in the spirit of prophecy and in the spirit of revelation; And the judgments of God did stare them in the face.
And they saw they had become weak like unto their brethren the Lamanites, And that the Spirit of the Lord did no more preserve them, Yea, it had withdrawn from them because the Spirit of the Lord doth not dwell in unholy temples; 60
Therefore, the Lord did cease to preserve them by His miraculous and matchless power, For they had fallen into a state of unbelief and awful wickedness. And they saw that the Lamanites were more exceeding numerous than they, And except they should repent unto the Lord, their God, They must unavoidably perish.
For behold, they saw that the strength of the Lamanites was as great as their strength, even man for man.
And thus had they fallen into this great transgression; Yea, thus had they become weak, because of their transgression, in the space of not many years.
And it came to pass that in this same year, Behold, Nephi delivered up the judgment seat to a man whose name was Cezoram.
For as their laws and their governments were established by the voice of the people, And they which chose evil were more numerous than they which chose good, Therefore, they were ripening for destruction, for the laws had become corrupted.
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.