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And also to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile
that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God,
manifesting Himself unto all nations.
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And now if there be fault, it be the mistake of men;
Wherefore, condemn not the things of God, that ye may
be found spotless at the judgment seat of Christ.
1 Nephi 3:127
And a great and a terrible gulf divideth them, Yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God and Jesus Christ, which is the Lamb of God, of whom the Holy Ghost beareth record from the beginning of the world until this time, And from this time henceforth and forever."
2 Nephi 7:5
Wherefore, as I said unto you, it must needs be expedient that Christ-for in the last night the angel spake unto me that this should be His name-that He should come among the Jews, among they which are the more wicked part of the world,
2 Nephi 7:12
But behold, thus saith the Lord God: "When the day cometh that they shall believe in Me, that I Am Christ, Then have I covenanted with their fathers that they shall be restored in the flesh upon the earth unto the lands of their inheritance.
2 Nephi 8:7
Behold, my soul delighteth in proving unto my people the truth of the coming of Christ,
2 Nephi 8:12
And my soul delighteth in proving unto my people that save Christ should come, all men must perish;
2 Nephi 8:13
For if there be no Christ, there be no God; And if there be no God, we are not, for there could have been no creation;
2 Nephi 8:14
But there is a God, And He is Christ, And He cometh in the fullness of His own time.
2 Nephi 11:26
And after that they have been scattered and the Lord God hath scourged them by other nations for the space of many generations- Yea, even down from generation to generation until they shall be persuaded to believe in Christ, the Son of God, and the atonement, which is infinite for all mankind-
2 Nephi 11:27
And when that day shall come that they shall believe in Christ, And worship the Father in His name, with pure hearts and clean hands, And look not forward anymore for another Messiah- And then at that time, the day will come that it must needs be expedient that they should believe these things.
2 Nephi 11:36
And according to the words of the prophets, and also the word of the angel of God, His name should be Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
2 Nephi 11:39
Yea, behold I say unto you that as these things are true, And as the Lord God liveth, There is none other name given under heaven, save it be this Jesus Christ of which I have spoken, whereby man can be saved.
2 Nephi 11:43
For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children and also our brethren to believe in Christ and to be reconciled to God,
2 Nephi 11:45
And notwithstanding we believe in Christ, We keep the law of Moses and look forward with stead- fastness unto Christ until the law shall be fulfilled, For, for this end was the law given;
2 Nephi 11:46
Wherefore, the law hath become dead unto us, And we are made alive in Christ because of our faith;
2 Nephi 11:48
And we talk of Christ, We rejoice in Christ, We preach of Christ, We prophesy of Christ, And we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.
2 Nephi 11:50
And they, by knowing the deadness of the law, may look forward unto that life which is in Christ and know for what end the law was given;
2 Nephi 11:51
And after that the law is fulfilled in Christ, that they need not harden their hearts against Him when the law had ought to be done away.
2 Nephi 11:54
For the right way is to believe in Christ and deny Him not, For by denying Him ye also deny the prophets and the law.
2 Nephi 11:55
And now behold, I say unto you that the right way is to believe in Christ and deny Him not; And Christ is the Holy One of Israel.
2 Nephi 11:58
And after that Christ shall have risen from the dead, He shall show Himself unto you, my children and my beloved brethren,
2 Nephi 11:72
But behold the righteous that hearken unto the words of the prophets and destroy them not, but look forward unto Christ with steadfastness for the signs which are given, notwithstanding all persecutions- Behold, they are they which shall not perish;
2 Nephi 11:78
And as I spake concerning the convincing of the Jews that Jesus is the very Christ, It must needs be that the Gentiles be convinced also that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, And that He manifesteth Himself unto all they that believe in Him by the power of the Holy Ghost,
2 Nephi 11:131
And the day cometh that the words of the book which were sealed shall be read upon the housetops; And they shall be read by the power of Christ;
2 Nephi 12:16
They wear stiff necks and high heads. Yea, and because of pride and wickedness and abomina- tions and whoredoms they have all gone astray, save it be a few which are the humble followers of Christ;
2 Nephi 12:82
And the gospel of Jesus Christ shall be declared among them; Wherefore, they shall be restored unto the knowledge of their fathers, And also to the knowledge of Jesus Christ which was had among their fathers.
2 Nephi 12:85
And it shall come to pass that the Jews which are scattered also shall begin to believe in Christ; And they shall begin to gather in upon the face of the land;
2 Nephi 12:86
And as many as shall believe in Christ shall also become a delightsome people.
2 Nephi 13:3
Wherefore, the things which I have written sufficeth me, save it be a few words which I must speak concerning the doctrine of Christ; Wherefore, I shall speak unto you plainly, according to the plainness of my prophesying,
2 Nephi 13:16
Wherefore my beloved brethren, I know that if ye shall follow the Son with full purpose of heart, Acting no hypocrisy and no deception before God, but with real intent, repenting of your sins, Witnessing unto the Father that ye are willing to take upon you the name of Christ by baptism, Yea, by following your Lord and Savior down into the water according to His word, Behold, then shall ye receive the Holy Ghost;
2 Nephi 13:28
Behold, I say unto you, Nay; For ye have not come thus far save it were by the word of Christ, with unshaken faith in Him, Relying wholly upon the merits of Him who is mighty to save.
2 Nephi 13:29
Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, Having a perfect brightness of hope and a love of God and of all men.
2 Nephi 13:30
Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ and endure to the end, "Behold," thus saith the Father, "ye shall have eternal life."
2 Nephi 13:32
And now behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, And the only and true doctrine of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, which is one God without end. Amen.
2 Nephi 14:3
And now, how could ye speak with the tongue of angels save it were by the Holy Ghost? Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost, wherefore, they speak the words of Christ.
2 Nephi 14:4
Wherefore, I said unto you: Feast upon the words of Christ, For behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do.
2 Nephi 14:7
Behold, this is the doctrine of Christ; And there will be no more doctrine given until after that He shall manifest Himself unto you in the flesh;
2 Nephi 14:12
But behold, I say unto you that ye must pray always and not faint, That ye must not perform anything unto the Lord save in the first place ye shall pray unto the Father in the name of Christ, That He will consecrate thy performance unto thee, that thy performance may be for the welfare of thy soul.
2 Nephi 15:8
I have charity for my people, And great faith in Christ that I shall meet many souls spotless at His judgment seat.
2 Nephi 15:10
But behold, for none of these I cannot hope, except they shall be reconciled unto Christ, And enter into the narrow gate and walk in the strait path which leads to life, And continue in the path until the end of the day of probation.
2 Nephi 15:11
And now my beloved brethren, and also Jew and all ye ends of the earth, Hearken unto these words and believe in Christ; And if ye believe not in these words, believe in Christ;
2 Nephi 15:12
And if ye shall believe in Christ, ye will believe in these words, for they are the words of Christ and He hath given them unto me; And they teach all men that they should do good.
2 Nephi 15:13
And if they are not the words of Christ, judge ye, For Christ will show unto you with power and great glory that they are His words at the last day;
2 Nephi 15:15
And I pray the Father in the name of Christ that many of us, if not all, may be saved in His kingdom at that great and last day.
The words of his preaching unto his brethren. He confoundeth a man who seeketh to overthrow the doctrine of Christ. And a few words concerning the history of the people of Nephi.
And we also had many revelations and the spirit of much prophecy; Wherefore, we knew of Christ and His kingdom which should come;
Wherefore, we labored diligently among our people that we might persuade them to come unto Christ and partake of the goodness of God, that they might enter into His rest, Lest by any means He should swear in His wrath they should not enter in, as in the provocation in the days of temptation while the children of Israel were in the wilderness.
Wherefore, we would to God that we could persuade all men not to rebel against God, to provoke Him to anger, But that all men would believe in Christ and view His death and suffer His cross and bear the shame of the world; Wherefore, I, Jacob, take it upon me to fulfill the commandment of my brother Nephi.
And after that ye have obtained a hope in Christ, ye shall obtain riches-if ye seek them, And ye will seek them for the intent to do good: to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the afflicted.
For, for this intent have we written these things: That they may know that we knew of Christ and we had a hope of His glory many hundred years before His coming, And not only we ourselves had a hope of His glory, but also all the holy prophets which were before us.
Behold, they believed in Christ and worshipped the Father in His name, And also we worship the Father in His name,
Wherefore beloved brethren, be reconciled unto Him through the atonement of Christ, His Only Begotten Son,
That ye may obtain a resurrection, according to the power of the resurrection which is in Christ, And be presented as the firstfruits of Christ unto God, Having faith and obtained a good hope of glory in Him before He manifesteth Himself in the flesh.
And now beloved, marvel not that I tell you these things, For why not speak of the atonement of Christ and attain to a perfect knowledge of Him, as to attain to the knowl- edge of a resurrection and the world to come?
Will ye reject the words of the prophets? And will ye reject all the words which have been spoken concerning Christ, after that so many have spoken concerning Him? And deny the good word of Christ and the power of God and the gift of the Holy Ghost? And quench the Holy Spirit and make a mock of the great plan of redemption which hath been laid for you?
Know ye not that if ye will do these things, that the power of the redemption and the resurrection which is in Christ will bring you to stand with shame and awful guilt before the bar of God?
And it came to pass that he began to preach among the people and to declare unto them that there should be no Christ;
And he preached many things which were flattering unto the people; And this he did that he might overthrow the doctrine of Christ;
And he knowing that I, Jacob, had faith in Christ which should come, Wherefore, he sought much opportunity that he might come unto me;
And it came to pass that he came unto me and on this wise did he speak unto me, saying: "Brother Jacob, I have sought much opportunity that I might speak unto you, For I have heard and also know that thou goest about much, preaching that which ye call the gospel, or the doctrine of Christ;
And I saith unto him: "Deniest thou the Christ which should come?"
And he saith: "If there should be a Christ, I would not deny Him; But I know that there is no Christ, neither hath been, nor never will be."
And I saith unto him: "Then ye do not understand them, for they truly testify of Christ;
Behold, I say unto you that none of the prophets have written nor prophesied, save they have spoken concerning this Christ;
Nevertheless, not my will be done; But if God shall smite thee, let that be a sign unto thee that He hath power, both in heaven and in earth, And also, that Christ shall come;
And it came to pass that on the morrow that the multitude were gathered together, And he spake plainly unto them and denied the things which he had taught them, And confessed the Christ and the power of the Holy Ghost and the ministering of angels;
And he saith: "I fear lest I have committed the unpardonable sin, For I have lied unto God, for I denied the Christ and said that I believed the scriptures- And they truly testify of Him;
And He saith unto me: "Because of thy faith in Christ whom thou hast not heard nor seen;
For He had said unto me: "Whatsoever thing ye shall ask in faith, believing that ye shall receive, in the name of Christ, ye shall receive it."
And as I saw that I must soon go down to my grave- Having been wrought upon by the power of God that I must preach and prophesy unto this people and declare the word according to the truth which is in Christ,
And now my beloved brethren, I would that ye should come unto Christ, which is the Holy One of Israel, and partake of His salvation and the power of His redemption;
Words of Mormon 1:2
And it is many hundred years after the coming of Christ that I deliver these records into the hands of my son; And it supposeth me that he will witness the entire destruction of my people;
Words of Mormon 1:3
But may God grant that he may survive them, that he may write somewhat concerning them and somewhat concerning Christ, that perhaps someday it may profit them.
Words of Mormon 1:6
And the things which are upon these plates pleasing me because of the prophecies of the coming of Christ, And my fathers knowing that many of them have been fulfilled,
Words of Mormon 1:12
And my prayer to God is concerning my brethren, that they may once again come to the knowledge of God, yea, the redemption of Christ, That they may once again be a delightsome people.
'And He shall be called Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of heaven and of earth, the Creator of all things from the beginning; And His mother shall be called Mary;
'But wo, wo unto him who knoweth that he rebelleth against God! For salvation cometh to none such, except it be through repentance and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ.
'And the Lord God hath sent His holy prophets among all the children of men to declare these things to every kindred, nation and tongue, That thereby whosoever should believe that Christ should come, the same might receive remission of their sins and rejoice with exceeding great joy, even as though He had already come among them.
For behold, as in Adam, or by nature, they fall, even so the blood of Christ atoneth for their sins.
'And moreover, I say unto you that there shall be no other name given, nor no other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men- Only in and through the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent.
But men drinketh damnation to their own souls, except they humble themselves and become as little children, And believeth that salvation was and is and is to come, in and through the atoning blood of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent.
But if he yieldeth to the enticings of the Holy Spirit and putteth off the natural man- And he becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, And becometh as a child-submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, Willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.
And they all cried aloud with one voice, saying: "O have mercy and apply the atoning blood of Christ, that we may receive forgiveness of our sins and our hearts may be purified!
For we believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who created heaven and earth and all things, Who shall come down among the children of men."
having received a remission of their sins and having peace of conscience because of the exceeding faith which they had in Jesus Christ which should come, according to the words which King Benjamin had spoken unto them.
"And now, because of the covenant which ye have made, ye shall be called the children of Christ, His sons and His daughters;
There is no other name given whereby salvation cometh; Therefore, I would that ye should take upon you the name of Christ-all you that have entered into the covenant with God-that ye should be obedient unto the end of your lives.
"And it shall come to pass that whosoever doeth this shall be found at the right hand of God, For he shall know the name by which he is called, For he shall be called by the name of Christ.
"And now it shall come to pass that whosoever shall not take upon them the name of Christ must be called by some other name; Therefore, he findeth himself on the left hand of God.
"Therefore, I would that ye should be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in good works, That Christ, the Lord God Omnipotent, may seal you His, That you may be brought to heaven, That ye may have everlasting salvation and eternal life through the wisdom and power and justice and mercy of Him who created all things in heaven and in earth, who is God above all. Amen."
And it came to pass that there was not one soul, except it were little children, but what had entered into the covenant and had taken upon them the name of Christ.
"And a prophet of the Lord have they slain, Yea, a chosen man of God who told them of their wickedness and abominations, And prophesied of many things which are to come, yea, even the coming of Christ;
And because he saith unto them that Christ was the God, the Father, of all things, And saith that He should take upon Him the image of man, And it should be the image after which man was created in the beginning-
"And there cometh a resurrection, even a first resurrection; Yea, even a resurrection of those that have been, and which are, and which shall be, Even until the resurrection of Christ, for so shall He be called.
They are raised to dwell with God who hath redeemed them, Thus they have eternal life through Christ who hath broken the bands of death.
"And there are those who have part in the first resurrection; And these are they that have died before Christ came, in their ignorance, not having salvation declared unto them;
"And now, if Christ had not come into the world, speaking of things to come as though they had already come, there could have been no redemption;
And if Christ had not risen from the dead, or have broken the bands of death that the grave should have no victory and that death should have no sting, there could have been no resurrection.
"But there is a resurrection; Therefore, the grave hath no victory, And the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ.
"And now, had ye not ought to tremble and repent of your sins? "And remember, only in and through Christ ye can be saved;
Teach them that redemption cometh through Christ the Lord, which is the Very Eternal Father. Amen."
Yea, concerning that which was to come, And also concerning the resurrection of the dead and the redemption of the people, which was to be brought to pass through the power and sufferings and death of Christ, And His resurrection and ascension into heaven.
And when he had said these words, the Spirit of the Lord was upon him and he said: "Helam, I baptize thee, having authority from the Almighty God, as a testimony that ye have entered into a covenant to serve Him until you are dead, as to the mortal body; And may the Spirit of the Lord be poured out upon you, And may He grant unto you eternal life through the redemption of Christ which He hath prepared from the foundation of the world."
And they were called the church of God, or the church of Christ, from that time forward.
And it came to pass that whosoever was desirous to take upon them the name of Christ, or of God, they did join the churches of God and they were called the people of God;
They did not believe what had been said concerning the resurrection of the dead, Neither did they believe concerning the coming of Christ.
But it came to pass that whosoever did not belong to the church of God began to persecute those that did belong to the church of God and had taken upon them the name of Christ,
Being filled with great joy because of the resurrection of the dead according to the will and power and deliverance of Jesus Christ from the bands of death-
That your garments have been cleansed and made white through the blood of Christ which will come to redeem His people from their sins?
Behold, I say unto you that the Good Shepherd doth call you, Yea, and in His own name He doth call you, which is the name of Christ.
For I am called to speak after this manner, according to the holy order of God which is in Christ Jesus;
And I say unto you that I know that Jesus Christ shall come, Yea, the Son of-the Only Begotten of-the Father, full of grace and mercy and truth.
And according to the spirit of prophecy which was in him, According to the testimony of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, which should come for to redeem His people from their sins, And the holy order by which he was called. And thus it is written. Amen.
If they have been righteous, they shall reap the salvation of their souls according to the power and deliverance of Jesus Christ;
"Now there is a death which is called temporal death; And the death of Christ shall loose the bands of this temporal death, that all shall be raised from this temporal death;
And shall be brought and be arraigned before the bar of Christ the Son and God the Father and the Holy Spirit, which is one Eternal God, To be judged according to their works, whether they be good or whether they be evil.
O Lord! give us strength according to our faith which is in Christ, even unto deliverance." And they brake the cords with which they were bound; And when the people saw this, they began to flee, for the fear of destruction had come upon them.
And Alma and Amulek came forth out of the prison and they were not hurt, for the Lord had granted unto them power according to their faith which was in Christ;
And it came to pass that Alma said unto him, taking him by the hand: "Believest thou in the power of Christ unto salvation?"
And Alma saith: "If thou believest in the redemption of Christ, thou canst be healed."
And then Alma cried unto the Lord, saying: "O Lord our God, have mercy on this man and heal him according to his faith which is in Christ!"
And he also made known unto them concerning the coming of Christ; And all the works of the Lord did he make known unto them.
Now Aaron began to open the scripture unto them concerning the coming of Christ, and also concerning the resurrection of the dead, And that there could be no redemption for mankind save it were through the death and sufferings of Christ and the atonement of His blood.
And Aaron did expound unto him the scriptures from the creation of Adam, Laying the fall of man before him, and their carnal state, And also the plan of redemption which was prepared from the foundation of the world through Christ for all whosoever would believe on His name;
And since man had fallen, he could not merit anything of himself; But the sufferings and death of Christ atoneth for their sins through faith and repentance, etc.,
But notwithstanding the law of Moses, they did look forward to the coming of Christ, considering that the law of Moses was a type of His coming, And believing that they must keep those outward performances until the time that He should be revealed unto them.
Now they did not suppose that salvation came by the law of Moses, but the law of Moses did serve to strengthen their faith in Christ;
And they were also distinguished for their zeal toward God, and also toward men, for they were perfectly honest and upright in all things; And they were firm in the faith of Christ, even unto the end.
And they never did look upon death with any degree of terror, for their hope and views of Christ and the resurrection; Therefore, death was swallowed up to them by the victory of Christ over it;
And thus we see the great call of the diligence of men to labor in the vineyards of the Lord; And thus we see the great reason of sorrow, and also of rejoicing- Sorrow, because of death and destruction among men, And joy, because of the light of Christ unto life.
But it came to pass in the latter end of the seventeenth year, there came a man into the Land of Zarahemla, And he was antichrist, for he began to preach unto the people against the prophecies which had been spoken by the prophets concerning the coming of Christ.
And this antichrist whose name was Korihor-and the law could have no hold upon him-and he began to preach unto the people that there should be no Christ;
And after this manner did he preach, saying: "O ye that are bound down under a foolish and a vain hope, Why do ye yoke yourselves with such foolish things? Why do ye look for a Christ? For no man can know of anything which is to come.
Behold, ye cannot know of things which ye do not see, Therefore, ye cannot know that there shall be a Christ.
Why do ye teach this people that there shall be no Christ, to interrupt their rejoicings?
"And ye also say that Christ shall come; But behold, I say that ye do not know that there shall be a Christ;
Now Alma saith unto him: "If ye deny again that there is a God, and also deny the Christ- For behold, I say unto you, I know there is a God, and also that Christ shall come-
And now what evidence have ye that there is no God, or that Christ cometh not? I say unto you that ye have none, save it be your word only;
And also, Thou hast made it known unto us that there shall be no Christ, But Thou art the same yesterday, today and forever; And Thou hast elected us that we shall be saved, whilst all around us are elected to be cast by Thy wrath down to hell, For the which holiness, O God, we thank Thee.
"And we also thank Thee that Thou hast elected us that we may not be led away after the foolish traditions of our brethren which doth bind them down to a belief of Christ, which doth lead their hearts to wander far from Thee our God;
"Yea, and they say that Thou hast made it known unto them that there shall be no Christ!
"O Lord, my heart is exceeding sorrowful; Wilt Thou comfort my soul in Christ?
"O Lord, wilt Thou comfort my soul and give unto me success? And also my fellow laborers which are with me- yea, Ammon and Aaron and Omner, and also Amulek and Zeezrom, and also my two sons- Yea, even all these wilt Thou comfort, O Lord? Yea, wilt Thou comfort their souls in Christ?
"O Lord, wilt Thou grant unto us that we may have success in bringing them again unto Thee in Christ?
And the Lord provided for them, that they should hunger not, neither should they thirst, Yea, and He also gave them strength that they should suffer no manner of afflictions, save it were swallowed up in the joy of Christ.
And now it came to pass that after Alma had spoken these words unto them, he sat down upon the ground, And Amulek arose and began to teach them, saying: "My brethren, I think that it is impossible that ye should be ignorant of the things which have been spoken concerning the coming of Christ, who is taught by us to be the Son of God;
Yea, even that ye would have so much faith as even to plant the word in your hearts, that ye may try the experiment of its goodness. "And we have beheld that the great question which is in your minds is whether the word be in the Son of God, or whether there shall be no Christ.
"And ye also beheld that my brother hath proven unto you in many instances that the word is in Christ unto salvation;
Behold, I say unto you that I do know that Christ shall come among the children of men to take upon Him the transgressions of His people, And that He shall atone for the sins of the world, For the Lord God hath spoken it.
"And now my beloved brethren, I desire that ye should remember these things, And that ye should work out your salvation with fear before God, And that ye should no more deny the coming of Christ, That ye contend no more against the Holy Ghost, But that ye receive it and take upon you the name of Christ, That ye humble yourselves even to the dust and worship God in whatsoever place ye may be in, in spirit and in truth,
And it came to pass that as I was thus racked with torment-while I was harrowed up by the memory of my many sins- Behold, I remembered also to have heard my father proph- esy unto the people concerning the coming of one Jesus Christ, a Son of God, to atone for the sins of the world.
Yea, these records and their words brought them unto repentance, That is, they brought them to the knowledge of the Lord their God and to rejoice in Jesus Christ their Redeemer;
Preach unto them repentance and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ, Teach them to humble themselves and to be meek and lowly in heart, Teach them to withstand every temptation of the devil with their faith on the Lord Jesus Christ,
For behold, it is as easy to give heed to the word of Christ, which will point to you a strait course to eternal bliss, As it was for our fathers to give heed to this compass, which would point unto them a strait course to the Promised Land.
And now I say, is there not a type in this thing? For just assuredly as this director did bring our fathers, by following its course, to the Promised Land, Shall the word of Christ, if we follow its course, carry us beyond this vale of sorrow into a far better Land of Promise.
And it came to pass that I was three days and three nights in the most bitter pain and anguish of soul, And never, until I did cry out unto the Lord Jesus Christ for mercy, did I receive a remission of my sins;
And now my son, I have told you this that ye might learn wisdom, That ye may learn of me that there is no other way nor means whereby man can be saved- Only in and through Christ-
And now my son, I would say somewhat unto you concerning the coming of Christ-
Behold, I say unto you that there is no resurrection- Or I would say in other words, that this mortal does not put on immortality, this corruption does not put on incorruption- Until after the coming of Christ;
And behold, again it hath been spoken that there is a first resurrection- A resurrection of all those which have been, or which are, or which shall be, down to the resurrection of Christ from the dead.
Behold, I say unto you, Nay, But it meaneth the reuniting of the soul with the body of those from the days of Adam down to the resurrection of Christ.
Let it suffice that I say that they all come forth, Or in other words, their resurrection cometh to pass before the resurrection of those which die after the resurrection of Christ.
Now my son, I do not say that their resurrection cometh at the resurrection of Christ, But behold, I give it as my opinion that the souls and the bodies are reunited of the righteous at the resurrection of Christ and His ascension into heaven;
Behold, it is requisite and just, according to the power and resurrection of Christ, that the soul of man should be restored to its body, And that every part of the body should be restored to itself.
"And now I would that ye should understand that this is done unto us because of our religion and our faith in Christ. "And now ye see that ye cannot destroy this our faith;
And Alma saith again: "Believest thou in Jesus Christ, which shall come?" And he saith: "Yea, I believe all the words which thou hast spoken."
And these are the words: "Behold, I perceive that this very people, the Nephites, according to the spirit of revelation which is in me, In four hundred years from the time that Jesus Christ shall manifest Himself unto them, shall dwindle in unbelief.
For thus were all the true believers of Christ which belonged to the church of God called by those who did not belong to the church, And those who did belong to the church were faithful,
Yea, all those who were true believers in Christ took upon them gladly the name of Christ, or Christians, as they were called, because of their belief in Christ, which should come- And therefore, at this time, Moroni prayed that the cause of the Christians and the freedom of the land might be favored.
And he saith: "Surely God shall not suffer that we who are despised because we take upon us the name of Christ shall be trodden down and destroyed, until we bring it upon us by our own trangressions."
Or, in other words, if they should trangress the commandments of God, Or fall into transgression and be ashamed to take upon them the name of Christ, The Lord should rend them even as they had rent their garments.
And now, who knoweth but what the remnant of the seed of Joseph which shall perish as his garment are those which have dissented from us, Yea, and even it shall be us, if we do not stand fast in the faith of Christ."
And it came to pass that there were many who died, firmly believing that their souls were redeemed by the Lord Jesus Christ; Thus they went out of the world rejoicing.
But there were many who died with old age. And those who died in the faith of Christ are happy in Him, as we must needs suppose.
Yea, and he was a man who was firm in the faith of Christ- And he had sworn with an oath to defend his people, his rights and his country and his religion, even to the loss of his blood.
An account of the Nephites, their wars and contentions and their dissensions. And also the prophecies of many holy prophets before the coming of Christ, according to the record of Helaman, which was the son of Helaman, and also according to the records of his sons, even down to the coming of Christ. And also many of the Lamanites are converted; an account of their conversion. An account of the righteousness of the Lamanites and the wickedness and abominations of the Nephites, according to the record of Helaman and his sons, even down to the coming of Christ, which is called the book of Helaman, etc.
Thus we may see that the Lord is merciful unto all who will, in the sincerity of their hearts, call upon His holy name. Yea, thus we see that the gate of heaven is open unto all, even to those who will believe on the name of Jesus Christ, which is the Son of God.
Yea, we see that whosoever will lay hold upon the word of God, which is quick and powerful, Which shall divide asunder all the cunning and the snares and the wiles of the devil, And lead the man of Christ in a strait and narrow course across that everlasting gulf of misery which is prepared to engulf the wicked, And land their souls, yea, their immortal souls, at the right hand of God in the kingdom of heaven, To sit down with Abraham and Isaac and with Jacob and with all our holy fathers to go no more out.
Nevertheless, they did fast and pray oft, And did wax stronger and stronger in their humility, And firmer and firmer in the faith of Christ, Unto the filling their souls with joy and consolation, Yea, even to the purifying and the sanctification of their hearts, Which sanctification cometh because of their yielding their hearts unto God.
"O remember, remember, my sons, the words which King Benjamin spake unto his people; Yea, remember that there is no other way nor means whereby man can be saved, Only through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ, which shall come; Yea, remember that He cometh to redeem the world.
"And now my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the Rock of our Redeemer, which is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; That when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind,
And Aminadab saith unto them: "You must repent and cry unto the voice, even until ye shall have faith in Christ, which was taught unto you by Alma and Amulek and by Zeezrom; And when ye shall do this, the cloud of darkness shall be removed from overshadowing you."
Nephi also testified of these things, and also almost all of our fathers, even down to this time; Yea, they have testified of the coming of Christ and have looked forward and have rejoiced in His day which is to come.
Yea, heavy destruction awaiteth this people; And it surely cometh unto this people and nothing can save this people, Save it be repentance and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ which surely shall come into the world and shall suffer many things and shall be slain for His people.
And also that ye might know of the coming of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of heaven and of earth, the Creator of all things from the beginning; And that ye might know of the signs of His coming, to the intent that ye might believe on His name;
"But behold, the resurrection of Christ redeemeth mankind-yea, even all mankind-and bringeth them back into the presence of the Lord;
"For behold, they will suffer themselves that they be trodden down and slain by their enemies and will not lift their swords against them; And this because of their faith in Christ.
For behold, Nephi was baptizing and prophesying and preaching, crying repentance unto the people, Showing signs and wonders, working miracles among the people, That they might know that the Christ must shortly come;
And they began to reason and to contend among themselves, saying that, "It is not reasonable that such a Being as a Christ shall come;
3 Nephi 1:40
And thus did Satan get possession of the hearts of the people again, Insomuch that he did blind their eyes and lead them away to believe that the doctrine of Christ was a foolish and a vain thing.
3 Nephi 1:44
And six hundred and nine years had passed away since Lehi left Jerusalem; And nine years had passed away from the time which the sign was given, which was spoken of by the prophets that Christ should come into the world.
3 Nephi 1:45
Now the Nephites began to reckon their time from this period which the sign was given, or from the coming of Christ;
3 Nephi 2:1
And now it came to pass that in the sixteenth year from the coming of Christ, Lachoneus, the governor of the land, received an epistle from the leader and the governor of this band of robbers.
3 Nephi 2:83
For they knew that it must needs be that they must be fulfilled; And they knew that it must be expedient that Christ had come because of the many signs which had been given according to the words of the prophets;
3 Nephi 2:97
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.
3 Nephi 2:103
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.
3 Nephi 2:109
And then shall they know their Redeemer, which is Jesus Christ the Son of God; And then shall they be gathered in from the four quarters of the earth unto their own lands, from whence they have been dispersed. Yea, as the Lord liveth, so shall it be! Amen.
3 Nephi 3:23
And testifying unto them concerning the redemption which the Lord would make for His people, or in other words, the resurrection of Christ; And they did testify boldly of His death and sufferings.
3 Nephi 3:28
Now there were many of those which testified of the things pertaining to Christ, which testified boldly, which were taken and put to death secretly by the judges, that the knowledge of their death came not unto the governor of the land until after their death;
3 Nephi 3:56
And it came to pass that Nephi- Having been visited by angels, and also the voice of the Lord, Therefore, having seen angels and being eyewitness, And having had power given unto him that he might know concerning the ministry of Christ, And also being eyewitness to their quick return from right- eousness unto their wickedness and also abominations,
3 Nephi 3:57
Therefore, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts and the blindness of their minds- Went forth among them in that same year and began to testify boldly repentance and remission of sins through faith on the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Nephi 3:59
And it came to pass that they were angry with him, even because he had greater power than they, For it were not possible that they could disbelieve his words, For so great was his faith on the Lord Jesus Christ that angels did minister unto him daily;
3 Nephi 3:63
But as many as were converted did truly signify unto the people that they had been visited by the power and Spirit of God which was in Jesus Christ in whom they believed.
3 Nephi 4:44
"Behold, I Am Jesus Christ, the Son of God; I created the heavens and the earth and all things that in them is;
3 Nephi 4:64
And their mourning was turned into joy, And their lamentations into the praise and the thanksgiving unto the Lord Jesus Christ their Redeemer.
3 Nephi 4:70
Behold, I say unto you, Yea; Many have testified of these things at the coming of Christ and were slain because they testified of these things.
3 Nephi 4:74
And it came to pass that in the ending of the thirty and fourth year, Behold, I will show unto you that the people of Nephi which were spared, and also they which had been called Lamanites which had been spared, did have great favors shown unto them and great blessings poured out upon their heads, Insomuch that soon after the ascension of Christ into heaven, He did truly manifest Himself unto them, showing His body unto them and ministering unto them;
3 Nephi 4:75
And an account of His ministry shall be given hereafter. Therefore, for this time I make an end of my sayings.
3 Nephi 5:Intro
Jesus Christ showeth Himself unto the people of Nephi as the multitude were gathered together in the Land Bountiful and did minister unto them. And on this wise did He show Himself unto them.
3 Nephi 5:3
And they were also conversing about this Jesus Christ of which the sign had been given concerning His death.
3 Nephi 5:11
And it came to pass that He stretched forth His hand and spake unto the people, saying: "Behold, I Am Jesus Christ of which the prophets testified that should come into the world;
3 Nephi 5:13
And it came to pass that when Jesus had spake these words, the whole multitude fell to the earth, For they remembered that it had been prophesied among them that Christ should show Himself unto them after His ascension into heaven.
3 Nephi 5:25
"And now behold, these are the words which ye shall say, calling them by name, saying, 'Having authority given me of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.'
3 Nephi 9:69
"And it shall come to pass that the time cometh when the fullness of My gospel be preached unto them, And they shall believe in Me, that I Am Jesus Christ, the Son of God, And shall pray unto the Father in My name.
3 Nephi 9:98
"Therefore, it shall come to pass that whosoever will not believe in My words-which am Jesus Christ- Which the Father shall cause him to bring forth unto the Gentiles, And shall give unto him power that he shall bring them forth unto the Gentiles-it shall be done even as Moses said- They shall be cut off from among My people which are of the covenant.
3 Nephi 11:33
If they be good, to the resurrection of everlasting life, And if they be evil, to the resurrection of damnation, Being on a parallel, the one on the one hand, and the other on the other hand- According to the mercy and the justice and the holiness which is in Christ, which was before the world began.
3 Nephi 12:13
And they which were baptized in the name of Jesus were called the church of Christ.
3 Nephi 12:18
Have they not read the scriptures which saith, 'Ye must take upon you the name of Christ,' which is My name? For by this name shall ye be called at the last day, And whoso taketh upon him My name and endureth to the end, the same shall be saved at the last day.
3 Nephi 13:35
And it came to pass that thus they did go forth among all the people of Nephi and did preach the gospel of Christ unto all people upon the face of the land;
3 Nephi 13:36
And they were converted unto the Lord and were united unto the church of Christ; And thus the people of that generation were blessed according to the word of Jesus.
3 Nephi 13:43
Therefore, great and marvelous works shall be wrought by them before the great and coming day when all people must surely stand before the judgment seat of Christ;
3 Nephi 13:45
And if ye had all the scriptures which give an account of all the marvelous works of Christ, Ye would, according to the words of Christ, know that these things must surely come to pass;
3 Nephi 13:53
And in this state they were to remain until the judgment day of Christ; And at that day they were to receive a greater change, And to be received into the kingdom of the Father to go no more out, But to dwell with God eternally in the heavens.
3 Nephi 13:58
Wo unto him that spurneth at the doings of the Lord! Yea, wo unto him that shall deny the Christ and His works!
3 Nephi 13:60
Yea, and wo unto him that shall say at that day that there can be no miracle wrought by Jesus Christ, for to get gain! For he that doeth this shall become like unto the son of perdition for whom there was no mercy, according to the words of Christ.
3 Nephi 14:1
Hearken, O ye Gentiles, And hear the words of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, which He hath commanded me that I should speak concerning you. For behold, He commandeth me that I should write, saying:
4 Nephi 1:1
And it came to pass that the thirty and fourth year passed away, and also the thirty and fifth; And behold, the disciples of Jesus had formed a church of Christ in all the lands round about,
4 Nephi 1:20
There were no robbers, nor no murderers, Neither were there Lamanites, nor no manner of "ites"; But they were in one the children of Christ and heirs to the kingdom of God-
4 Nephi 1:21
And how blessed were they, for the Lord did bless them in all their doings, Yea, even they were blessed and prospered until an hundred and ten years had passed away; And the first generation from Christ had passed away; And there was no contention in all the land.
4 Nephi 1:24
And it came to pass that Amos died also; And it was an hundred and ninety and four years from the coming of Christ; And his son Amos kept the record in his stead, And he also kept it upon the plates of Nephi; And it was also written in the book of Nephi, which is this book.
4 Nephi 1:26
And now I, Mormon, would that ye should know that the people had multiplied, Insomuch that they were spread upon all the face of the land, And that they had become exceeding rich because of their prosperity in Christ.
4 Nephi 1:28
And from that time forth, they did have their goods and their substance no more common among them, And they began to be divided into classes, And they began to build up churches unto themselves to get gain, And began to deny the true church of Christ.
4 Nephi 1:29
And it came to pass that when two hundred and ten years had passed away, there were many churches in the land, Yea, there were churches which professed to know the Christ and yet they did deny the more part of His gospel, Insomuch that they did receive all manner of wickedness, And did administer that which was sacred unto him to whom it had been forbidden because of unworthiness;
4 Nephi 1:31
And again, there was another church which denied the Christ, And they did persecute the true church of Christ because of their humility and their belief in Christ, And they did despise them because of the many miracles which were wrought among them;
4 Nephi 1:40
And it came to pass that in this year, there arose a people which were called the Nephites, And they were true believers in Christ; And among them there were those which were called by the Lamanites-Jacobites and Josephites and Zoramites;
4 Nephi 1:41
Therefore, the true believers in Christ and the true worshippers of Christ-among whom were the three disciples of Jesus which should tarry-were called Nephites and Jacobites and Josephites and Zoramites.
4 Nephi 1:42
And it came to pass that they which rejected the gospel were called Lamanites and Lemuelites and Ishmaelites, And they did not dwindle in unbelief, but they did willfully rebel against the gospel of Christ;
4 Nephi 1:58
Yea, even all the sacred records which had been handed down from generation to generation which were sacred, even until the three hundred and twentieth year from the coming of Christ-
And it came to pass that after this tenth year had passed away, making in the whole three hundred and sixty years from the coming of Christ, And the king of the Lamanites sent an epistle unto me which gave unto me to know that they were preparing to come again to battle against us.
And when they had sworn by all that had been forbidden them by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that they would go up unto their enemies to battle and avenge themselves of the blood of their brethren, Behold, the voice of the Lord came unto me, saying: "Vengeance is Mine and I will repay! And because this people repented not after that I had delivered them, Behold, they shall be cut off from the face of the earth!"
And for this cause I write unto you: That ye may know that ye must all stand before the judgment seat of Christ, yea, every soul which belongs to the whole human family of Adam;
And ye must stand to be judged of your works, whether they be good or evil; And also that ye may believe the gospel of Jesus Christ which ye shall have among you;
And also that the Jews, the covenant people of the Lord, shall have other witness besides that which they saw and heard, that Jesus whom they slew was the very Christ and the very God;
And I would that I could persuade all ye ends of the earth to repent and prepare to stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
And behold, they shall go unto the unbelieving of the Jews; And for this intent shall they go: That they may be persuaded that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God;
For behold, the Spirit of the Lord hath already ceased to strive with their fathers, And they are without Christ and God in the world, And they are driven about as chaff before the wind.
They were once a delightsome people and they had Christ for their Shepherd, yea, they were led, even by God the Father;
And then ye must stand before the judgment seat of Christ to be judged according to your works; And if it so be that ye are righteous, then are ye blessed with your fathers which have gone before you.
Know ye that ye must come to the knowledge of your fathers and repent of all your sins and iniquities and believe in Jesus Christ, That He is the Son of God and that He was slain by the Jews, And by the power of the Father He hath risen again, Whereby He hath gained the victory over the grave. And also in Him is the sting of death swallowed up;
Therefore, repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus and lay hold upon the gospel of Christ which shall be set before you, Not only in this record, but also in the record which shall come unto the Gentiles from the Jews, which record shall come from the Gentiles unto you.
And if it so be that ye believe in Christ and are baptized- First with water, then with fire and with the Holy Ghost, following the example of our Savior according to that which He hath commanded us- It shall be well with you in the day of judgment. Amen.
But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me and I know your doing, And I know that ye do walk in the pride of your hearts;
Why are ye ashamed to take upon you the name of Christ?
And now I speak also concerning those who do not believe in Christ.
Then will ye longer deny the Christ or can ye behold the Lamb of God?
For behold, when ye shall be brought to see your nakedness before God, and also the glory of God and the holiness of Jesus Christ, It will kindle a flame of unquenchable fire upon you.
Behold I say unto you, he that denieth these things knoweth not the gospel of Christ; Yea, they have not read the scriptures; If so, they do not understand them;
Behold, He created Adam, And by Adam, came the fall of man, And because of the fall of man, came Jesus Christ, even the Father and the Son, And because of Jesus Christ, came the redemption of man,
And because of the redemption of man, which came by Jesus Christ, they are brought back into the presence of the Lord. Yea, this is wherein all men are redeemed because the death of Christ bringeth to pass the resurrection, Which bringeth to pass a redemption from an endless sleep, From which sleep all men shall be awakened by the power of God when the trump shall sound;
And who shall say that Jesus Christ did not do many mighty miracles?
Behold, I say unto you that whoso believeth in Christ, doubting nothing, Whatsoever he shall ask the Father in the name of Christ, it shall be granted them; And this promise is unto all, even unto the ends of the earth.
For behold, thus saith Jesus Christ, the Son of God, unto His disciples which should tarry; Yea, and also to all His disciples in the hearing of the multitude:
Who will rise up against the almighty power of the Lord? Who will despise the works of the Lord? Who will despise the children of Christ?
See that ye are not baptized unworthily; See that ye partake not of the sacrament of Christ unworthily; But see that ye do all things in worthiness, And do it in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God; And if ye do this and endure to the end, ye will in no wise be cast out.
And behold, these things which we have desired concerning our brethren-yea, even their restoration to the knowledge of Christ-is according to the prayers of all the saints which have dwelt in the land.
And may the Lord Jesus Christ grant that their prayers may be answered according to their faith; And may God the Father remember the covenant which He hath made with the house of Israel; And may He bless them forever, through faith on the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Behold, this is a choice land; And whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage and from captivity and from all other nations under heaven, If they will but serve the God of the land which is Jesus Christ, which hath been manifested by the things which we have written.
"Behold, I Am He which was prepared from the foundation of the world to redeem My people; Behold, I Am Jesus Christ, I Am the Father and the Son;
And for this cause did King Benjamin keep them, that they should not come unto the world until after Christ should show Himself unto His people;
And after that Christ truly had showed Himself unto His people, He commanded that they should be made manifest.
And now, after that they have all dwindled in unbelief, And there is none, save it be the Lamanites, And they have rejected the gospel of Christ; Therefore, I am commanded that I should hide them up again in the earth.
And in that day that they shall exercise faith in Me," saith the Lord, "even as the brother of Jared did, that they may become sanctified in Me, Then will I manifest unto them the things which the brother of Jared saw, even to the unfolding unto them all My revelations," saith Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of the heavens and of the earth and all things that in them is.
"And he that will contend against the word of the Lord, let him be accursed; And he that shall deny these things, let him be accursed; For unto them will I show no greater things," saith Jesus Christ, "for I Am He which speaketh.
Wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, For ye receive no witness-not until after the trial of your faith. For it was by faith that Christ showed Himself unto our fathers after that He had risen from the dead;
Behold, it was the faith of Ammon and his brethren which wrought so great a miracle among the Lamanites; Yea, and even all they which wrought miracles wrought them by faith, Even those which were before Christ, and also them which were after.
And there were many whose faith was so exceeding strong, even before Christ came, which could not be kept from within the veil, But truly saw with their eyes the things which they had beheld with an eye of faith and they were glad.
And it is by faith that my fathers have obtained the promise that these things should come unto their brethren through the Gentiles; Therefore, the Lord hath commanded me, yea, even Jesus Christ.
And now I, Moroni, bid farewell unto the Gentiles, yea, and also unto my brethren whom I love, until we shall meet before the judgment seat of Christ, Where all men shall know that my garments are not spotted with your blood;
And now I would commend you to seek this Jesus of whom the prophets and apostles have written, That the grace of God the Father and also the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost, which beareth record of Them, may be and abide in you forever. Amen.
Behold, Ether saw the days of Christ; And he spake concerning a New Jerusalem upon this land- And he spake also concerning the house of Israel and the Jerusalem from whence Lehi should come- After that it should be destroyed, it should be built up again a holy city unto the Lord;
For behold, their wars are exceeding fierce among themselves; And because of their hatred, they put to death every Nephite that will not deny the Christ;
And I, Moroni, will not deny the Christ; Wherefore, I wander whithersoever I can for the safety of mine own life.
The words of Christ which He spake unto His disciples, the twelve whom He had chosen, as He laid His hands upon them.
Now Christ spake these words unto them at the time of His first appearing; And the multitude heard it not; But the disciples heard it, And on as many as they laid their hands fell the Holy Ghost.
After they had prayed unto the Father in the name of Christ, they laid their hands upon them and said: "In the name of Jesus Christ I ordain you to be a priest"- Or if he be a teacher, "I ordain you to be a teacher"- "To preach repentance and remission of sins through Jesus Christ by the endurance of faith on His name to the end. Amen."
The manner of their elders and priests administering the flesh and blood of Christ unto the church.
And they administered it according to the commandments of Christ. Wherefore, we know that the manner to be true. And the elder or priest did minister it.
And they did kneel down with the church and pray to the Father in the name of Christ, saying:
"O God, the Eternal Father, We ask Thee in the name of Thy Son Jesus Christ to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it, That they may eat in remembrance of the body of Thy Son, And witness unto Thee, O God, the Eternal Father, That they are willing to take upon them the name of Thy Son, And always remember Him and keep His commandments which He hath given them, That they may always have His Spirit to be with them. Amen."
"O God, the Eternal Father, We ask Thee in the name of Thy Son Jesus Christ to bless and sanctify this wine to the souls of all those who drink of it, That they may do it in remembrance of the blood of Thy Son which was shed for them, That they may witness unto Thee, O God, the Eternal Father, That they do always remember Him, That they may have His Spirit to be with them. Amen."
And none were received unto baptism, save they took upon them the name of Christ, having a determination to serve Him unto the end.
And after that they had been received unto baptism and were wrought upon and cleansed by the power of the Holy Ghost, they were numbered among the people of the church of Christ;
And their names were taken that they might be remembered and nourished by the good word of God to keep them in the right way- To keep them continually watchful unto prayer, relying alone upon the merits of Christ who was the author and the finisher of their faith.
And if they repented not and confessed not- Their names were blotted out and they were not numbered among the people of Christ; But as oft as they repented and sought forgiveness, with real intent, they were forgiven.
And now I, Mormon, speak unto you, my beloved brethren; And it is by the grace of God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ and His holy will, because of the gift of His calling unto me, that I am permitted to speak unto you at this time;
Wherefore, I would speak unto you that are of the church, that are the peaceable followers of Christ, And that have obtained a sufficient hope by which ye can enter into the rest of the Lord from this time henceforth, until ye shall rest with Him in heaven.
For behold, a bitter fountain cannot bring forth good water; Neither can a good fountain bring forth bitter water; Wherefore, a man being the servant of the devil cannot follow Christ; And if he follow Christ, he cannot be a servant of the devil.
For behold, the Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that they may know good from evil. Wherefore, I show unto you the way to judge: For everything which inviteth to do good and to persuade to believe in Christ is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ;
Wherefore, ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of God; But whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do evil and believe not in Christ and deny Him and serve not God, Then ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of the devil;
And now my brethren, seeing that ye know the light by which ye may judge, which light is the light of Christ, See that ye do not judge wrongfully; For with that same judgment which ye judge, ye shall also be judged;
Wherefore, I beseech of you, brethren, that ye should search diligently in the light of Christ that ye may know good from evil; And if ye will lay hold upon every good thing and condemn it not, ye certainly will be a child of Christ.
For behold, God knowing all things, being from everlasting to everlasting, Behold, He sent angels to minister unto the children of men, to make manifest concerning the coming of Christ; And in Christ there should come every good thing;
And God also declared unto prophets by His own mouth that Christ should come.
And behold, there were divers ways that He did manifest things unto the children of men, which were good; And all things which are good cometh of Christ; Otherwise, men were fallen and there could no good thing come unto them;
Wherefore, by the ministering of angels and by every word which proceeded forth out of the mouth of God, men began to exercise faith in Christ; And thus by faith they did lay hold upon every good thing; And thus it was until the coming of Christ;
And assuredly as Christ liveth, He spake these words unto our fathers, saying: "Whatsoever thing ye shall ask the Father in My name, which is good, in faith believing that ye shall receive, Behold, it shall be done unto you."
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, hath miracles ceased because that Christ hath ascended into heaven and hath sat down on the right hand of God to claim of the Father His rights of mercy which He hath upon the children of men?-
And the office of their ministry is to call men unto repentance, And to fulfill and to do the work of the covenants of the Father which He hath made unto the children of men, To prepare the way among the children of men by declaring the word of Christ unto the chosen vessels of the Lord, that they may bear testimony of Him.
And by so doing, the Lord God prepareth the way that the residue of men may have faith in Christ, that the Holy Ghost may have place in their hearts according to the power thereof;
And Christ hath said: "If ye will have faith in Me, ye shall have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in Me."
Wherefore, if these things have ceased, wo be unto the children of men! For it is because of unbelief, And all is vain, for no man can be saved, according to the words of Christ, save they shall have faith in His name;
But behold, my beloved brethren, I judge better things of you, For I judge that ye have faith in Christ because of your meekness; For if ye have not faith in Him, then ye are not fit to be numbered among the people of His church.
Behold, I say unto you that ye shall have hope through the atonement of Christ and the power of His resurrection to be raised unto life eternal, And this because of your faith in Him according to the promise;
And if a man be meek and lowly in heart and confesses by the power of the Holy Ghost that Jesus is the Christ, he must needs have charity; For if he have not charity, he is nothing; Wherefore, he must needs have charity-
Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail; But charity is the pure love of Christ, And it endureth forever; And whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with them.
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, That ye may be filled with this love which He hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of His Son Jesus Christ, That ye may become the sons of God, That when He shall appear, we shall be like Him- for we shall see Him as He is- That we may have this hope, That we may be purified even as He is pure. Amen.
And on this wise did he write unto me, saying: "My beloved son Moroni, I rejoice exceedingly that your Lord Jesus Christ hath been mindful of you and hath called you to His ministry and to His holy work;
And the word of the Lord came to me by the power of the Holy Ghost, saying: 'Listen to the words of Christ your Redeemer, your Lord and your God;
But little children are alive in Christ, even from the foundation of the world; If not so, God is a partial God, and also a changeable Being and a respecter to persons; For how many little children have died without baptism?
And He that saith that little children needeth baptism denieth the mercies of Christ and setteth at naught the atonement of Him and the power of His redemption;
"Listen unto them and give heed, Or they stand against you at the judgment seat of Christ;
For behold that all little children are alive in Christ, and also all they that are without the law;
But it is mockery before God! denying the mercies of Christ and the power of His Holy Spirit and putting trust in dead works.
"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;
"My son, be faithful in Christ; And may not the things which I have written grieve thee, to weigh thee down unto death, But may Christ lift thee up; And may His sufferings and death, and the showing His body unto our fathers, and His mercy and longsuffering, and the hope of His glory and of eternal life rest in your mind forever;
And may the grace of God the Father, whose throne is high in the heavens, and our Lord Jesus Christ, who sitteth on the right hand of His power until all things shall become subject unto Him, be and abide with you forever. Amen."
Now I, Moroni, write somewhat as seemeth me good; And I write unto my brethren the Lamanites, And I would that they should know that more than four hundred and twenty years have passed away since the sign was given of the coming of Christ;
And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true;
And if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, And He will manifest the truth of it unto you by the power of the Holy Ghost; And by the power of the Holy Ghost, ye may know the truth of all things;
And whatsoever thing is good, is just and true; Wherefore, nothing that is good denieth the Christ, but acknowledgeth that He is.
And all these gifts come by the Spirit of Christ; And they come unto every man severally, according as He will.
And I would exhort you, my beloved brethren, that ye remember that every good gift cometh of Christ.
And Christ truly said unto our fathers: "If ye have faith, ye can do all things which are expedient unto Me."
And wo unto them which shall do these things away and die! For they die in their sins, And they cannot be saved in the kingdom of God; And I speak it according to the words of Christ; And I lie not.
And again, I would exhort you that ye would come unto Christ and lay hold upon every good gift and touch not the evil gift, nor the unclean thing!
Yea, come unto Christ and be perfected in Him and deny yourselves of all ungodliness, And if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness and love God with all your might, mind and strength, Then is His grace sufficient for you, that by His grace ye may be perfect in Christ; And if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in no wise deny the power of God.
And again, if ye by the grace of God are perfect in Christ and deny not His power, Then are ye sanctified in Christ by the grace of God through the shedding of the blood of Christ, Which is in the covenant of the Father unto the remission of your sins, that ye become holy without spot.