Prepare To Stand Before Christ

These things doth the Spirit manifest unto me;
therefore I write unto you all.

And for this cause I write unto you, that ye may know
that ye must all stand before the judgment-seat of Christ,
yea, every soul who belongs to the whole human family of Adam;
and ye must stand to be judged of your works,
whether they be good or evil;

And also that ye may believe the gospel of Jesus Christ,
which ye shall have among you;
and also that the Jews, the covenant people of the Lord,
shall have other witness besides him whom they saw and heard,
that Jesus, whom they slew, was the very Christ and the very God.

And I would that I could persuade all ye ends of the earth
to repent and prepare to stand before the judgment-seat of Christ.
(Mormon 3:20-22)

Christ's Justice

And when they had sworn by
all that had been forbidden them
by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
behold the voice of the Lord came unto me,

Vengeance is mine, and I will repay;
and because this people repented not
after I had delivered them,
behold, they shall be cut off
from the face of the earth.
(Mormon 3:14-15)

Know The Goodness Of Christ

And I, being fifteen years of age
and being somewhat of a sober mind,
therefore I was visited of the Lord,
and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus.
(Mormon 1:15)

Righteousness In Christ

And there were none that were righteous
save it were the disciples of Jesus.
(4 Nephi 1:46)

Worship Christ

They were true believers in Christ;
and true worshipers of Christ.

And it came to pass that
they who rejected the gospel
did not dwindle in unbelief,
but they did wilfully rebel
against the gospel of Christ.
(4 Nephi 1:36-38)

As Jesus Said

And again, there was another church which denied the Christ;
and they did persecute the true church of Christ,
because of their humility and their belief in Christ;
and they did despise them because of the many miracles
which were wrought among them.

Therefore they did exercise power and authority
over the disciples of Jesus who did tarry with them,
and they did cast them into prison;
but by the power of the word of God, which was in them,
the prisons were rent in twain, and they went forth
doing mighty miracles among them.

Nevertheless, and notwithstanding all these miracles,
the people did harden their hearts,
and did seek to kill them, even as the Jews at Jerusalem
sought to kill Jesus, according to his word.
(4 Nephi 1:29-31)

Abundance In Christ

And they had become
exceedingly rich,
because of
their prosperity in Christ.
(4 Nephi 1:23)

Children Of Christ

And it came to pass that
there was no contention in the land,
because of the love of God
which did dwell in the hearts of the people.

But they were in one, the children of Christ,
and heirs to the kingdom of God.
(4 Nephi 1:15 & 17)

Chosen By Christ

And the disciples of Jesus,
whom he had chosen,
had all gone to the paradise of God,
save it were the three who should tarry;
and there were other disciples
ordained in their stead.
(4 Nephi 1:14)

Miracles In Christ

There were mighty miracles
wrought among the disciples of Jesus.
(4 Nephi 1:13)

Wrought Upon By Jesus

And there were great and marvelous works
wrought by the disciples of Jesus,
insomuch that they did heal the sick,
and raise the dead,
and cause the lame to walk,
and the blind to receive their sight,
and the deaf to hear;
and all manner of miracles did they work
among the children of men;
and in nothing did they work miracles
save it were in the name of Jesus.
(4 Nephi 1:5)

Disciples Of Jesus Christ

And behold the disciples of Jesus
had formed a church of Christ
in all the lands round about.

And as many as did come unto them,
and did truly repent of their sins,
were baptized in the name of Jesus;
and they did also receive the Holy Ghost.
(4 Nephi 1:1)

Christ's Call To Us

Hearken, O ye Gentiles,
and hear the words of Jesus Christ,
the Son of the living God,
which he hath commanded me that
I should speak concerning you,
for, behold he commandeth me
that I should write, saying:

Turn, all ye Gentiles, from your wicked ways;
and repent of your evil doings,
of your lyings and deceivings,
and of your whoredoms,
and of your secret abominations,
and your idolatries,
and of your murders,
and your priestcrafts,
and your envyings, and your strifes,
and from all your wickedness and abominations,
and come unto me, and be baptized in my name,
that ye may receive a remission of your sins,
and be filled with the Holy Ghost,
that ye may be numbered with my people
who are of the house of Israel.
(3 Nephi 30:1-2)

Deny Not The Works Of Christ

Wo unto him that
spurneth at the doings of the Lord;
yea, wo unto him that
shall deny the Christ and his works!

Yea, wo unto him that shall deny
the revelations of the Lord,
and that shall say the Lord
no longer worketh by revelation,
or by prophecy, or by gifts,
or by tongues, or by healings,
or by the power of the Holy Ghost!

Yea, and wo unto him
that shall say at that day, to get gain,
that there can be no miracle
wrought by Jesus Christ;
for he that doeth this shall become
like unto the son of perdition,
for whom there was no mercy,
according to the word of Christ!
(3 Nephi 29:5-7)

Receive All The Words Of Christ

If ye had all the scriptures
which give an account of
all the marvelous works of Christ,
ye would, according to the words of Christ,
know that these things must surely come.

And wo be unto him
that will not hearken unto the words of Jesus,
and also to them whom
he hath chosen and sent among them;
for whoso receiveth not the words of Jesus
and the words of those whom he hath sent
receiveth not him; and therefore
he will not receive them at the last day.
(3 Nephi 28:33-34)

Jesus Will Be Our Judge

All people
must surely stand before
the judgment-seat of Christ.
(3 Nephi 28:31)

Converted Unto Christ

And it came to pass that
thus they did go forth among all the people,
and did preach the gospel of Christ
unto all people upon the face of the land;
and they were converted unto the Lord,
and were united unto the church of Christ,
and thus the people of that generation
were blessed, according to the word of Jesus.
(3 Nephi 28:23)

Bring Souls Unto Christ

And when he had spoken unto them,
he turned himself unto the three, and said unto them:
What will ye that I should do unto you,
when I am gone unto the Father?

And they sorrowed in their hearts,
for they durst not speak unto him
the thing which they desired.

And he said unto them:
Behold, I know your thoughts,
and ye have desired the thing which John, my beloved,
who was with me in my ministry,
before that I was lifted up by the Jews, desired of me.

Therefore, more blessed are ye,
for ye shall never taste of death;
but ye shall live to behold all the doings
of the Father unto the children of men,
even until all things shall be fulfilled
according to the will of the Father,
when I shall come in my glory
with the powers of heaven.

And ye shall never endure the pains of death;
but when I shall come in my glory
ye shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye
from mortality to immortality;
and then shall ye be blessed in the kingdom of my Father.

And again, ye shall not have pain
while ye shall dwell in the flesh,
neither sorrow save it be for the sins of the world;
and all this will I do
because of the thing which ye have desired of me,
for ye have desired that ye might bring
the souls of men unto me, while the world shall stand.

And for this cause ye shall have fulness of joy;
and ye shall sit down in the kingdom of my Father;
yea, your joy shall be full, even as
the Father hath given me fulness of joy;
and ye shall be even as I am,
and I am even as the Father;
and the Father and I are one;

And the Holy Ghost beareth record of the Father and me;
and the Father giveth the Holy Ghost
unto the children of men, because of me.

And it came to pass that
when Jesus had spoken these words,
he touched every one of them with his finger
save it were the three who were to tarry,
and then he departed.
(3 Nephi 28:4-12)

Our Rest Is In Christ

And it came to pass when
Jesus had said these words,
he spake unto his disciples, one by one,
saying unto them:
What is it that ye desire of me,
after that I am gone to the Father?

And they all spake, save it were three, saying:
We desire that after we have lived unto the age of man,
that our ministry, wherein thou hast called us,
may have an end, that we may speedily
come unto thee in thy kingdom.

And he said unto them:
Blessed are ye because ye desired this thing of me;
therefore, after that ye are seventy and two years old
ye shall come unto me in my kingdom;
and with me ye shall find rest.
(3 Nephi 28:1-3)

Come Unto Jesus Christ

Behold I have given unto you my gospel,
and this is the gospel
which I have given unto you—
that I came into the world
to do the will of my Father,
because my Father sent me.

And my Father sent me that
I might be lifted up upon the cross;
and after that I had been lifted up upon the cross,
that I might draw all men unto me,
that as I have been lifted up by men
even so should men be lifted up by the Father,
to stand before me, to be judged of their works,
whether they be good or whether they be evil—

And for this cause have I been lifted up;
therefore, according to the power of the Father
I will draw all men unto me,
that they may be judged according to their works.

And it shall come to pass, that
whoso repenteth and is baptized in my name shall be filled;
and if he endureth to the end, behold,
him will I hold guiltless before my Father
at that day when I shall stand to judge the world.

And no unclean thing can enter into his kingdom;
therefore nothing entereth into his rest
save it be those who have washed their garments
in my blood, because of their faith,
and the repentance of all their sins,
and their faithfulness unto the end.

Now this is the commandment:
Repent, all ye ends of the earth,
and come unto me and be baptized in my name,
that ye may be sanctified
by the reception of the Holy Ghost,
that ye may stand spotless before me at the last day.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, this is my gospel;
and ye know the things that ye must do in my church;
for the works which ye have seen me do
that shall ye also do;
for that which ye have seen me do even that shall ye do.
(3 Nephi 27:13-16 & 19-21)

The Church Of Jesus Christ

And it came to pass that
as the disciples of Jesus were journeying
and were preaching the things which
they had both heard and seen,
and were baptizing in the name of Jesus,
it came to pass that the disciples
were gathered together
and were united in mighty prayer and fasting.

And Jesus again showed himself unto them,
for they were praying unto the Father in his name;
and Jesus came and stood in the midst of them,
and said unto them:
What will ye that I shall give unto you?

And they said unto him: Lord,
we will that thou wouldst tell us the name
whereby we shall call this church;
for there are disputations among the people
concerning this matter.

And the Lord said unto them:
Verily, verily, I say unto you,
why is it that the people should murmur
and dispute because of this thing?

Have they not read the scriptures,
which say ye must take upon you
the name of Christ, which is my name?

For by this name shall ye be called at the last day;

And whoso taketh upon him my name,
and endureth to the end,
the same shall be saved at the last day.

Therefore, whatsoever ye shall do,
ye shall do it in my name;
therefore ye shall call the church in my name;
and ye shall call upon the Father in my name
that he will bless the church for my sake.

And how be it my church save it be called in my name?

For if a church be called in Moses’ name
then it be Moses’ church;
or if it be called in the name of a man
then it be the church of a man;
but if it be called in my name then it is my church,
if it so be that they are built upon my gospel.

Verily I say unto you, that ye are built upon my gospel;
therefore ye shall call whatsoever things ye do call, in my name;
therefore if ye call upon the Father, for the church,
if it be in my name the Father will hear you;

And if it so be that the church is built upon my gospel
then will the Father show forth his own works in it.
(3 Nephi 27:1-10)

In The Name Of Jesus Christ

And it came to pass that
the disciples whom Jesus had chosen
began from that time forth to baptize
and to teach as many as did come unto them;
and as many as were
baptized in the name of Jesus
were filled with the Holy Ghost.

And it came to pass that
they did do all things
even as Jesus had commanded them.

And they who were
baptized in the name of Jesus
were called the church of Christ.
(3 Nephi 26:17 & 20-21)