A disciple of Jesus Christ

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.

Signs of Christ's coming

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

In the year of our Lord

And nine years had passed away
from the time when the sign was given,
which was spoken of by the prophets,
that Christ should come into the world.

Now the Nephites began to reckon their time
from this period when the sign was given,
or from the coming of Christ;
therefore, nine years had passed away.

The coming of the Son of God

And they began to know
that the Son of God must shortly appear;
yea, in fine, all the people
upon the face of the whole earth
from the west to the east,
both in the land north and in the land south,
were so exceedingly astonished
that they fell to the earth.

For they knew that the prophets
had testified of these things for many years,
and that the sign which had been given
was already at hand.

The Father and the Son

Lift up your head and be of good cheer;
for behold, the time is at hand,
and on this night shall the sign be given,
and on the morrow come I into the world,
to show unto the world that I will fulfil
all that which I have caused to be spoken
by the mouth of my holy prophets.

Behold, I come unto my own,
to fulfil all things which I have made known
unto the children of men
from the foundation of the world,
and to do the will,
both of the Father and of the Son—
of the Father because of me,
and of the Son because of my flesh.

And behold, the time is at hand,
and this night shall the sign be given.

The coming of Christ

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

Jesus Christ is our Shepherd

They shall again be brought
to the true knowledge,
which is the knowledge
of their Redeemer,
and their great and true shepherd.

Because of faith in Christ

Ye can see that
they fear to sin,
and this because of
their faith in Christ.

The resurrection of Jesus Christ

Behold, he surely must die
that salvation may come;
yea, it behooveth him
and becometh expedient that he dieth,
to bring to pass the resurrection of the dead,
that thereby men may be brought
into the presence of the Lord.

Yea, behold, this death
bringeth to pass the resurrection,
and redeemeth all mankind.

Behold, the resurrection of Christ
redeemeth mankind, yea, even all mankind,
and bringeth them back
into the presence of the Lord.

Believe on the name of Christ

Hear my words
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.

And if ye believe on his name
ye will repent of all your sins,
that thereby ye may have
a remission of them through his merits.

Believe on Jesus Christ

Whosoever shall
believe on the Son of God,
the same shall have everlasting life.

Jesus is our redeemer

then cometh the Son of God
to redeem all those
who shall believe on his name.

Salvation is only through Christ

Nothing can save this people
save it be repentance and
faith on the Lord Jesus Christ,
who surely shall suffer many things
and shall be slain for his people.

He is Jesus Christ

O then why not the Son of God come?

Yea, they have testified of the coming of Christ,
and have looked forward, and have rejoiced
in his day which is to come.

And behold, he is God,
and he is with them,
and he did manifest himself unto them,
that they were redeemed by him;
and they gave unto him glory,
because of that which is to come.

Redemption through Jesus Christ

Abraham not only knew of these things,
but there were many
before the days of Abraham
who were called by the order of God;
yea, even after the order of his Son;
and this that it should be shown unto the people,
a great many thousand years before his coming,
that even redemption should come unto them.

Look upon the Son of God

As many as should
look upon the Son of God with faith,
having a contrite spirit, might live,
even unto that life which is eternal.

Peace through Jesus Christ

peace be unto you, because of
your faith in my Well Beloved,
who was from the foundation of the world.

Have faith in Jesus Christ

What shall we do,
that this cloud of darkness
may be removed from overshadowing us?

You must repent, and cry
even until ye shall have faith in Christ,
who was taught unto you;
and when ye shall do this,
the cloud of darkness
shall be removed from overshadowing you.

Jesus Christ is our Rock

Remember, remember that it is upon
the rock of our Redeemer,
who 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,
yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm
shall beat upon you,
it shall have no power over you to drag you down
to the gulf of misery and endless wo,
because of the rock upon which ye are built,
which is a sure foundation,
a foundation whereon if men build
they cannot fall.

Salvation is only in Christ

O remember, remember
that there is no other way nor means
whereby man can be saved,
only through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ.

Yea, remember that
he cometh to redeem the world.

And he hath power
given unto him from the Father
to redeem them from their sins
because of repentance
which bringeth unto
the power of the Redeemer,
unto the salvation of their souls.

Sanctification through Jesus Christ

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.

Believe in Jesus Christ

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,
who is the Son of God.

Rejoice in Christ's redemption

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.

And those who died
in the faith of Christ
are happy in him,
as we must needs suppose.

We are not ashamed of Christ

If they should transgress
the commandments of God,
or fall into transgression,
and be ashamed to
take upon them the name of Christ,
the Lord should rend them.

Take the name of Christ

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.

We are Christians

And he prayed mightily unto his God
for the blessings of liberty
to rest upon his brethren,
so long as there should
a band of Christians
remain to possess the land—
For thus were all
the true believers of Christ,
who 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
who should come.

Believe in Jesus Christ

Believest thou
in Jesus Christ,
who shall come?

Yea, I believe
all the words
which thou
hast spoken.

Blessed art thou;
and the Lord shall
prosper thee
in this land.

The resurrection of Christ

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.

Through the resurrection of Christ

And behold, again it hath been spoken,
that there is a first resurrection,
a resurrection of all those who have been,
or who are, or who shall be, down to
the resurrection of Christ from the dead,
the reuniting of the soul with the body,
of those from the days of Adam
down to the resurrection of Christ.

In other words,
their resurrection cometh to pass
before the resurrection of
those who die after the resurrection of Christ.

The souls and the bodies are reunited,
of the righteous, at the resurrection of Christ,
and his ascension into heaven.