Jesus Christ Was Made Known

Behold, God knowing all things,
being from everlasting to everlasting,
behold, he sent angels to minister
unto the children of men,
to make manifest
concerning the coming of Christ.

And God also declared unto prophets,
by his own mouth,
that Christ should come.

And behold, there were divers ways
that he did manifest things
unto the children of men,
which were good; and all things
which are good cometh of Christ;
otherwise men were fallen, and
there could no good thing come unto them.

Wherefore, by the ministering of angels,
and by every word which
proceeded forth out of the mouth of God,
men began to exercise faith in Christ;
and thus by faith, they did lay hold
upon every good thing;
and thus it was until the coming of Christ.
(Moroni 7:22-25)

Goodness In Christ

In Christ
there should come
every good thing.
(Moroni 7:22)

The Gift Of Christ

Behold, the Spirit of Christ
is given to every man,
that he may know good from evil;
wherefore, I show unto you the way to judge;
for every thing which inviteth to do good,
and to persuade to believe in Christ,
is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ;
wherefore ye may know
with a perfect knowledge it is of God.

But whatsoever thing
persuadeth men to do evil,
and believe not in Christ, and deny him,
and serve not God,
then ye may know with a perfect knowledge
it is of the devil;
for after this manner doth the devil work,
for he persuadeth no man to do good,
no, not one; neither do his angels;
neither do they
who subject themselves unto him.

And now, my brethren, seeing that
ye know the light by which ye may judge,
which light is the light of Christ,
see that ye do not judge wrongfully;
for with that same judgment which ye judge
ye shall also be judged.

I beseech of you, brethren, that ye should
search diligently in the light of Christ
that ye may know good from evil;
and if ye will lay hold upon every good thing,
and condemn it not,
ye certainly will be a child of Christ.
(Moroni 7:16-19)

Choose Christ

Behold, a bitter fountain
cannot bring forth good water;
neither can a good fountain
bring forth bitter water;
wherefore, a man
being a servant of the devil
cannot follow Christ;
and if he follow Christ
he cannot be a servant of the devil.
(Moroni 7:11)

The Savior Of The World

Behold, I am Jesus Christ the Son of God.

I created the heavens and the earth,
and all things that in them are.

I was with the Father from the beginning.

I am in the Father, and the Father in me;
and in me hath the Father glorified his name.

I came unto my own,
and my own received me not.

And the scriptures concerning my coming are fulfilled.

And as many as have received me,
to them have I given to become the sons of God;
and even so will I
to as many as shall believe on my name,
for behold, by me redemption cometh,
and in me is the law of Moses fulfilled.

I am the light and the life of the world.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.

And ye shall offer for a sacrifice unto me
a broken heart and a contrite spirit.

And whoso cometh unto me
with a broken heart and a contrite spirit,
him will I baptize with fire and with the Holy Ghost.

Behold, I have come unto the world
to bring redemption unto the world,
to save the world from sin.

Therefore, whoso repenteth and
cometh unto me as a little child,
him will I receive,
for of such is the kingdom of God.

Behold, for such I have laid down my life,
and have taken it up again;
therefore repent, and come unto me
ye ends of the earth, and be saved.
(3 Nephi 9:15-18 & 20-22)

Jesus Christ Comes

Behold, the voice of the Lord came, 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.

And it came to pass that
at the going down of the sun there was no darkness;
and the people began to be astonished
because there was no darkness when the night came.

And there were many, who knew that
the sign which had been given was already at hand.

And they began to know that
the Son of God must shortly appear.
(3 Nephi 1:12-17)

Through Our Hope In Christ

I would speak unto you that are of the church,
that are the peaceable followers of Christ,
and that have obtained a sufficient hope
by which ye can enter into the rest of the Lord,
from this time henceforth
until ye shall rest with him in heaven.
(Moroni 7:3)

Through Christ's Grace

It is by the grace of God the Father,
and our Lord Jesus Christ,
and his holy will, because of the gift
of his calling unto me,
that I am permitted
to speak unto you at this time.
(Moroni 7:2)

Forgiveness Is In Christ

If they repented not, and confessed not,
their names were blotted out,
and they were not numbered
among the people of Christ.

But as oft as they repented and
sought forgiveness, with real intent,
they were forgiven.
(Moroni 6:7-8)

Always Remember Jesus

And they did meet together oft
to partake of bread and wine,
in remembrance of the Lord Jesus.
(Moroni 6:6)

Baptized Unto Christ

And none were received unto baptism
save they took upon them the name of Christ,
having a determination to serve him to the end.

And after they had been received unto baptism,
and were wrought upon and cleansed
by the power of the Holy Ghost,
they were numbered among
the people of the church of Christ;
and their names were taken,
that they might be remembered and
nourished by the good word of God,
to keep them in the right way,
to keep them continually watchful unto prayer,
relying alone upon the merits of Christ,
who was the author and the finisher of their faith.
(Moroni 6:3-4)

The Blood Of Christ

The manner of administering the wine—
Behold, they took the cup, and said:

O God, the Eternal Father,
we ask thee, in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ,
to bless and sanctify this wine
to the souls of all those who drink of it,
that they may do it in remembrance of the blood of thy Son,
which was shed for them;
that they may witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father,
that they do always remember him,
that they may have his Spirit to be with them.
(Moroni 5:1-2)

The Body Of Christ

The manner of their elders and priests
administering the flesh and blood of Christ unto the church;
and they administered it
according to the commandments of Christ;
wherefore we know the manner to be true;
and the elder or priest did minister it—

And they did kneel down with the church,
and pray to the Father in the name of Christ, saying:

O God, the Eternal Father,
we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ,
to bless and sanctify this bread
to the souls of all those who partake of it;
that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son,
and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father,
that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son,
and always remember him,
and keep his commandments which he hath given them,
that they may always have his Spirit to be with them.
(Moroni 4:1-3)

Ordained Of Jesus Christ

The manner which the disciples,
who were called the elders of the church,
ordained priests and teachers—

After they had prayed unto the Father
in the name of Christ,
they laid their hands upon them, and said:

In the name of Jesus Christ
I ordain you to be a priest,
(or, if he be a teacher) I ordain you to be a teacher,
to preach repentance and remission of sins
through Jesus Christ,
by the endurance of faith on his name to the end.
(Moroni 3:1-3)

Authorized Of Jesus Christ

The words of Christ,
which he spake unto his disciples,
the twelve whom he had chosen,
as he laid his hands upon them—

And he called them by name, saying:
Ye shall call on the Father in my name,
in mighty prayer;
and after ye have done this
ye shall have power that to him
upon whom ye shall lay your hands,
ye shall give the Holy Ghost;
and in my name shall ye give it,
for thus do mine apostles.

Now Christ spake these words unto them
at the time of his first appearing;
and the multitude heard it not,
but the disciples heard it;
and on as many as they laid their hands,
fell the Holy Ghost.
(Moroni 2:1-3)

Deny Not The Christ

Behold, their wars are
exceedingly fierce among themselves;
and because of their hatred
they put to death every Nephite
that will not deny the Christ.

And I, Moroni, will not deny the Christ.
(Moroni 1:2-3)

The Blood Of Christ

And then cometh the New Jerusalem;
and blessed are they who dwell therein,
for it is they whose garments are white
through the blood of the Lamb;
and they are they who are numbered
among the remnant of the seed of Joseph,
who were of the house of Israel.

And then also cometh the Jerusalem of old;
and the inhabitants thereof, blessed are they,
for they have been washed in the blood of the Lamb.
(Ether 13:10-11)

They Knew Jesus

Ether saw the days of Christ.
(Ether 13:4)

Seek The Christ

And now, I would commend you to seek this Jesus
of whom the prophets and apostles have written,
that the grace of God the Father,
and also the Lord Jesus Christ,
and the Holy Ghost, which beareth record of them,
may be and abide in you forever.
(Ether 12:41)

A Disciple Of Jesus Christ

And now I bid farewell unto the Gentiles,
yea, and also unto my brethren whom I love,
until we shall meet before the judgment-seat of Christ,
where all men shall know that
my garments are not spotted with your blood.

And then shall ye know that I have seen Jesus,
and that he hath talked with me face to face,
and that he told me in plain humility,
even as a man telleth another in mine own language,
concerning these things.
(Ether 12:38-39)

First, Faith In Christ

And neither at any time hath any wrought miracles
until after their faith;
wherefore they first believed in the Son of God.

And there were many whose faith
was so exceedingly strong, even before Christ came,
who could not be kept from within the veil,
but truly saw with their eyes the things
which they had beheld with an eye of faith,
and they were glad.

And it is by faith that my fathers have obtained
the promise that these things should come
unto their brethren through the Gentiles;
therefore the Lord hath commanded me,
yea, even Jesus Christ.
(Ether 12:18-19 & 22)

Have Faith In Jesus Christ

It was by faith that
Christ showed himself unto our fathers,
after he had risen from the dead;
and he showed not himself unto them
until after they had faith in him;
wherefore, it must needs be
that some had faith in him,
for he showed himself not unto the world.

But because of the faith of men
he has shown himself unto the world,
and glorified the name of the Father,
and prepared a way that thereby
others might be partakers of the heavenly gift,
that they might hope for those things
which they have not seen.

Wherefore, ye may also have hope,
and be partakers of the gift,
if ye will but have faith.
(Ether 12:7-9)

Repent Through Christ

If it so be that they repent
and come unto the Father
in the name of Jesus,
they shall be received
into the kingdom of God.
(Ether 5:5)