39 I say there was nothing short of these things and exceeding great plainness of speech would keep them from going down speedily to destruction. 40 And after this manner do I write concerning them; 41 And I saw wars between the Nephites and the Lamanites in the course of my days. 42 And it came to pass that I began to be old; And an hundred and seventy and nine years had passed away from the time that our father Lehi left Jerusalem; 43 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, 44 And I have declared it in all my days and have rejoiced in it above that of the world- 45 And I soon go to the place of my rest, which is with my Redeemer, for I know that in Him I shall rest; 46 And I rejoice in the day when my mortal shall put on immortality and shall stand before Him; Then shall I see His face with pleasure and He will say unto me: "Come unto Me, ye blessed- There is a place prepared for you in the mansions of My Father." Amen.
Omni 1 1 Behold, it came to pass that I, Omni, being com- manded by my father Jarom, that I should write some- what upon these plates to preserve our genealogy, 2 Wherefore in my days, I would that ye should know that I fought much with the sword to preserve my people the Nephites from falling into the hands of their enemies, the Lamanites. 3 But behold, I, of myself, am a wicked man and I have not kept the statutes and the commandments of the Lord as I ought to have done. 4 And it came to pass that two hundred and seventy and six years had passed away; And we had many seasons of peace, And we had many seasons of serious war and bloodshed, 5 Yea, and in fine, two hundred and eighty and two years had passed away; And I had kept these plates according to the commandments of my fathers and I conferred them upon my son Amaron; And I make an end. 6 And now I, Amaron, write the things whatsoever I write, which are few, in the book of my father; 7 Behold, it came to pass that three hundred and twenty years had passed away and the more wicked part of the Nephites were destroyed, 8 For the Lord would not suffer-after He had led them out of the Land of Jerusalem and kept and preserved them from falling into the hands of their enemies- Yea, He would not suffer that the words should not be verified which He spake unto our fathers, saying that, "Inasmuch as ye will not keep My commandments, ye shall not prosper in the land." 9 Wherefore, the Lord did visit them in great judgment; Nevertheless, He did spare the righteous, that they should not perish, but did deliver them out of the hands of their enemies. 10 And it came to pass that I did deliver the plates unto my brother Chemish. 11 Now I, Chemish, write what few things I write in the same book with my brother; For behold, I saw the last which he wrote, that he wrote it with his own hand, And he wrote it in the day that he delivered them unto me; 12 And after this manner we keep the records, for it is according to the commandments of our fathers; And I make an end. 13 Behold, I, Abinadom, I am the son of Chemish;
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.