28 "Therefore, lift up your heads and rejoice! And put your trust in God, in that God who was the God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, 29 And also that God who brought the children of Israel out of the Land of Egypt and caused that they should walk through the Red Sea on dry ground, And fed them with manna, that they might not perish in the wilderness; And many more things did He do for them. 30 "And again, that same God hath brought our fathers out of the Land of Jerusalem and hath kept and preserved His people, even until now. 31 "And behold, it is because of our iniquities and abominations that has brought us into bondage; 32 And ye all are witnesses this day that Zeniff who was made king over this people, he being overzealous to inherit the land of his fathers, 33 Therefore, being deceived by the cunning and craftiness of King Laman, who having entered into a treaty with King Zeniff, And having yielded up into his hands the possessions of a part of the land, or even the City of Lehi-Nephi and the City of Shilom and the land round about, 34 And all this he did for the sole purpose of bringing this people into subjection, or into bondage. 35 "And behold, we at this time do pay tribute to the king of the Lamanites to the amount of one half of our corn and our barley, and even all our grain of every kind, And one half of the increase of our flocks and our herds; 36 And even one half of all we have or possess the king of the Lamanites doth exact of us, or our lives. 37 "And now, is not this grievous to be borne? 38 And is not this our afflictions great? 39 "Now behold, how great reason have we to mourn! 40 Yea, I say unto you, great are the reasons which we have to mourn. "For behold, how many of our brethren have been slain and their blood hath been spilt in vain? And all because of iniquity; 41 For if this people had not fallen into transgression, the Lord would not have suffered that this great evil should come upon them; 42 But behold, they would not hearken unto His words; But there arose contentions among them, even so much that they did shed blood among themselves. 43 "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; 44 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- 45 Or in other words, he said that man was created after the image of God, And that God should come down among the children of men and take upon Him flesh and blood and go forth upon the face of the earth; 46 And now because he said this, they did put him to death. "And many more things did they do which brought down the wrath of God upon them; 47 Therefore, who wondereth that they are in bondage and that they are smitten with sore afflictions! 48 "For behold, the Lord hath said: 'I will not succor My people in the day of their transgression, but I will hedge up their ways, that they prosper not; And their doings shall be as a stumbling block before them.'
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.