44 Now this great loss of the Nephites, and the great slaughter which was among them, would not have happened had it not been for their wickedness and their abomination which was among them; Yea, and it was among those also which professed to belong to the church of God. 45 And it was because of the pride of their hearts, because of their exceeding riches; Yea, it was because of their oppression to the poor- withholding their food from the hungry, withholding their clothing from the naked- And smiting their humble brethren upon the cheek, Making a mock of that which was sacred, Denying the spirit of prophecy and of revelation, Murdering, plundering, lying, stealing, committing adultery, raising up in great contentions, And dissenting away into the Land of Nephi, among the Lamanites 46 And because of this, their great wickedness and their boastings in their own strength, they were left in their own strength; Therefore, they did not prosper, But were afflicted and smitten and driven before the Lamanites, until they had lost possession of almost all their lands. 47 But behold, Moronihah did preach many things unto the people because of their iniquity, And also Nephi and Lehi, which were the sons of Helaman, did preach many things unto the people, 48 Yea, and did prophesy many things unto them concerning their iniquities and what should come unto them if they did not repent of their sins. 49 And it came to pass that they did repent, And inasmuch as they did repent, they did begin to prosper; 50 For when Moronihah saw that they did repent, he did venture to lead them forth from place to place and from city to city, Even until they had retained the one half of their property and the one half of all their lands. 51 And thus ended the sixty and first year of the reign of the judges. 52 And it came to pass in the sixty and second year of the reign of the judges that Moronihah could obtain no more possessions over the Lamanites; 53 Therefore, they did abandon their design to obtain the remainder of their lands, For so numerous were the Lamanites that it became impossible for the Nephites to obtain more power over them; Therefore, Moronihah did employ all his armies in maintaining those parts which he had taken. 54 And it came to pass because of the greatness of the number of the Lamanites, the Nephites were in great fear lest they should be overpowered and trodden down and slain and destroyed; 55 Yea, they began to remember the prophecies of Alma and also the words of Mosiah. And they saw that they had been a stiff-necked people, And that they had set at naught the commandments of God; 56 And that they had altered and trampled under their feet the laws of Mosiah-or that which the Lord commanded him to give unto the people. 57 And thus seeing that their laws had become corrupted and that they had become a wicked people, Insomuch that they were wicked even like unto the Lamanites, 58 And because of their iniquity, The church had begun to dwindle; And they began to disbelieve in the spirit of prophecy and in the spirit of revelation; And the judgments of God did stare them in the face. 59 And they saw they had become weak like unto their brethren the Lamanites, And that the Spirit of the Lord did no more preserve them, Yea, it had withdrawn from them because the Spirit of the Lord doth not dwell in unholy temples; 60 Therefore, the Lord did cease to preserve them by His miraculous and matchless power, For they had fallen into a state of unbelief and awful wickedness. And they saw that the Lamanites were more exceeding numerous than they, And except they should repent unto the Lord, their God, They must unavoidably perish. 61 For behold, they saw that the strength of the Lamanites was as great as their strength, even man for man. 62 And thus had they fallen into this great transgression; Yea, thus had they become weak, because of their transgression, in the space of not many years. 63 And it came to pass that in this same year, Behold, Nephi delivered up the judgment seat to a man whose name was Cezoram. 64 For as their laws and their governments were established by the voice of the people, And they which chose evil were more numerous than they which chose good, Therefore, they were ripening for destruction, for the laws had become corrupted.
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.