3 "And now behold, my son, I fear lest the Lamanites shall destroy this people, for they do not repent, And Satan stirreth them up continually to anger one with another. 4 "Behold, I am laboring with them continually; And when I speak the word of God with sharpness, they tremble and anger against me; And when I use no sharpness, they harden their hearts against it; Wherefore, I fear lest the Spirit of the Lord hath ceased striving with them; 5 For so exceedingly do they anger, that it seemeth me that they have no fear of death; And they have lost their love one toward another; And they thirst after blood and revenge continually. 6 "And now my beloved son, notwithstanding their hardness, let us labor diligently; For if we should cease to labor, we should be brought under condemnation; For we have a labor to perform whilst in this tabernacle of clay, that we may conquer the enemy of all righteous- ness and rest our souls in the kingdom of God. 7 "And now I write somewhat concerning the sufferings of this people; 8 For according to the knowledge which I have received from Amoron, Behold, the Lamanites have many prisoners which they took from the tower of Sherrizah; And there were men, women and children, 9 And the husbands and fathers of those women and children they have slain, And they feed the women upon the flesh of their husbands and the children upon the flesh of their fathers; And no water, save a little, do they give unto them. 10 "And notwithstanding this great abomination of the Lamanites, it doth not exceed that of our people in Moriantum; 11 For behold, many of the daughters of the Lamanites have they taken prisoners; And after depriving them of that which was most dear and precious above all things- which is chastity and virtue- And after that they had done this thing, they did murder them in a most cruel manner, torturing their bodies even unto death; And after that they have done this, they devour their flesh like unto wild beasts because of the hardness of their hearts; And they do it for a token of bravery. 12 "O my beloved son, how can a people like this that are without civilization- And only a few years have passed away and they were a civil and a delightsome people- But O my son, how can a people like this, whose delight is in so much abomination- How can we expect that God will stay His hand in judgment against us? 13 "Behold, my heart cries, Wo unto this people! 14 Come out in judgment, O God, And hide their sins and wickedness and abominations from before Thy face! 15 "And again, my son, there are many widows and their daughters which remain in Sherrizah; And that part of the provisions which the Lamanites did not carry away, Behold, the army of Zenephi has carried away and left them to wander whithersoever they can for food; And many old women do faint by the way and die. 16 "And the army which is with me is weak; And the armies of the Lamanites are betwixt Sherrizah and me; And as many as have fled to the army of Aaron have fallen victims to their awful brutality. 17 "O the depravity of my people! They are without order and without mercy. 18 "Behold, I am but a man and I have but the strength of a man, And I cannot any longer enforce my commands; And they have become strong in their perversion; 19 And they are alike brutal, sparing none, neither old nor young; And they delight in everything, save that which is good; And the sufferings of our women and our children upon all the face of this land doth exceed everything- Yea, tongue cannot tell, neither can it be written. 20 "And now my son, I dwell no longer upon this horrible scene; 21 Behold, thou knowest the wickedness of this people; Thou knowest that they are without principle and past feeling; And their wickedness doth exceed that of the Lamanites; 22 Behold, my son, I cannot recommend them unto God, lest He should smite me. 23 "But behold, my son, I recommend thee unto God, And I trust in Christ that thou wilt be saved; And I pray unto God that He would spare thy life to witness the return of His people unto Him, or their utter destruction;
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.