Therefore, I have made my record of these things according to the record of Nephi which was engraven on the plates which were called the plates of Nephi;
And behold, I do make the record on plates which I have made with mine own hands.
And behold, I am called Mormon, being called after the Land of Mormon- The land in the which Alma did establish the church among this people, yea, the first church which was established among them after their transgression.
Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; I have been called of Him to declare His word among His people, that they might have everlasting life.
And it hath become expedient that I-according to the will of God that the prayers of those which have gone hence, which were the holy ones, should be fulfilled according to their faith-should make a record of these things which have been done,
Yea, a small record of that which hath taken place from the time that Lehi left Jerusalem, even down until the present time. 100
Therefore, I do make my record from the accounts which hath been given by those which were before me until the commencement of my day, And then do I make a record of the things which I have seen with mine own eyes;
And I know the record which I make to be a just and a true record; Nevertheless, there are many things which, according to our language, we are not able to write;
And now I make an end of my saying, which is of myself, and proceed to give my account of the things which hath been before me. I am Mormon and a pure descendant of Lehi;
I have reason to bless my God and my Savior Jesus Christ- That He brought our fathers out of the Land of Jerusalem-and no one knew it, save it were Himself and those which He brought out of that land- And that He hath given me and my people so much knowledge unto the salvation of our souls.
Surely He hath blessed the house of Jacob and hath been merciful unto the seed of Joseph;
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.