Believing In Jesus Christ

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.

they did forsake all their sins,
and their abominations,
and their whoredoms,
and did serve God
with all diligence day and night.
(3 Nephi 5:2-3)

From The Time Of Christ

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.
(3 Nephi 2:7-8)

The Signs Of Christ's Coming

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.

And it came to pass that there was
no darkness in all that night,
but it was as light as though it was mid-day.

And it came to pass that the sun
did rise in the morning again,
according to its proper order;
and they knew that it was the day
that the Lord should be born,
because of the sign which had been given.

And it had come to pass,
yea, all things, every whit,
according to the words of the prophets.

And it came to pass also
that a new star did appear,
according to the word.
(3 Nephi 1:17-21)

The Coming Of Christ

And it came to pass that
the voice of the Lord
came unto him, saying:

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.
(3 Nephi 1:12-14)

In The Name Of Jesus 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.
(Helaman 16:4)

Mighty Faith In Christ

And ye know also that
they have buried their weapons of war,
and they fear to take them up
lest by any means they should sin;
yea, ye can see that they fear to sin—
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.
(Helaman 15:9)

Christ's Resurrection

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.

Behold, the resurrection of Christ
redeemeth mankind,
yea, even all mankind,
and bringeth them back
into the presence of the Lord.
(Helaman 14:15 & 17)

Believe On The Name Of Jesus Christ

And ye shall 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.
(Helaman 14:11-13)

Believe In Jesus Christ

Whosoever shall
believe on the Son of God,
the same shall have
everlasting life.
(Helaman 14:8)

Christ's Coming

Behold, I give unto you a sign;
for five years more cometh,
and behold,
then cometh the Son of God
to redeem all those
who shall believe on his name.
(Helaman 14:2)

Only Through Jesus Christ

Nothing can save this people
save it be repentance
and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ,
who surely shall come into the world,
and shall suffer many things
and shall be slain for his people.
(Helaman 13:6)

Forget Not The Christ

And thus we can behold how false,
and also the unsteadiness
of the hearts of the children of men;
yea, we can see that the Lord
in his great infinite goodness
doth bless and prosper those
who put their trust in him.

Yea, and we may see at the very time
when he doth prosper his people,
yea, then is the time that
they do harden their hearts,
and do forget the Lord their God,
and do trample under their feet the Holy One—
yea, and this because of their ease,
and their exceedingly great prosperity.
(Helaman 12:1-2)

All The Prophets Testify Of Christ

Behold, ye not only deny my words,
but ye also deny all the words
which have been spoken by our fathers,
and also the words which were spoken
by this man, Moses,
who had such great power given unto him,
yea, the words which he hath spoken
concerning the coming of the Messiah.

Yea, did he not bear record
that the Son of God should come?

And as he lifted up the brazen serpent
in the wilderness,
even so shall he be lifted up
who should come.

And as many as should
look upon that serpent should live,
even so 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.

And now behold, Moses did not only
testify of these things,
but also all the holy prophets,
from his days even to the days of Abraham.

Yea, and behold, Abraham saw of his coming,
and was filled with gladness and did rejoice.

Yea, and behold I say unto you, that
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.

And now I would that ye should know,
that even since the days of Abraham
there have been many prophets
that have testified these things.

O then why not the Son of God come,
according to prophecy?

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.

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.
(Helaman 8:13-20 & 22-23)

Humble Followers Of Christ

Many did preach
with exceedingly great
power and authority,
unto the bringing down
many of them
into the depths of humility,
to be the humble followers
of God and the Lamb.
(Helaman 6:5)

Peace Through Jesus Christ

And it came to pass that
there came a voice unto them,
yea, a pleasant voice,
as if it were a whisper, saying:

Peace, peace be unto you,
because of your faith
in my Well Beloved,
who was from
the foundation of the world.
(Helaman 5:46-47)

Toward Faith In Christ

You must repent, and cry
even until ye shall have faith in Christ,
who was taught unto you.
(Helaman 5:41)

Christ Is Our Foundation

And now 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.
(Helaman 5:12)

Only Through Jesus

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.
(Helaman 5:9)

Firm In The Faith Of 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.
(Helaman 3:35)

Salvation in Christ's Word

Yea, we see that whosoever will may
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.
(Helaman 3:29-30)

Christ Opens Heaven's Gate

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.
(Helaman 3:28)

The Cause of Christ

Rejoice in the great privilege
of our church, and in
the cause of our Redeemer
and our God.
(Alma 61:14)

A Man Of Christ

Moroni was a strong and a mighty man;
he was a man of a perfect understanding;
yea, a man that did not delight in bloodshed;
a man whose soul did joy in the liberty
and the freedom of his country,
and his brethren from bondage and slavery;
Yea, a man whose heart did swell
with thanksgiving to his God,
for the many privileges and blessings
which he bestowed upon his people;
a man who did labor exceedingly
for the welfare and safety of his people.

Yea, and he was a man who
was firm in the faith of Christ.
(Alma 48:11-13)