They Knew Christ Our Redeemer

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,
because of that which is to come.
(Helaman 8:22-23)

All The Prophets Testify Of Christ

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;
yea, behold, the prophet Zenos did testify boldly;
for the which he was slain.

And behold, also Zenock, and also Ezias,
and also Isaiah, and Jeremiah,
(Jeremiah being that same prophet who
testified of the destruction of Jerusalem)
and now we know that Jerusalem was destroyed
according to the words of Jeremiah.

O then why not the Son of God come,
according to his prophecy?
(Helaman 8:19-20)

Look Unto Christ, And Live

Moses 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.
(Helaman 8:13-15)

Becoming A Follower 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)

The Light Which Is In Christ

You must repent, and cry unto the voice,
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.
(Helaman 5:41)

Our Christmas Gift

Behold, I am Jesus Christ,
whom the prophets testified shall come into the world.

And behold, I am the light and the life of the world;
and I have drunk out of that bitter cup
which the Father hath given me,
and have glorified the Father
in taking upon me the sins of the world,
in the which I have suffered the will of the Father
in all things from the beginning.
(3 Nephi 11:10-11)

Silent Night, Holy Night

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 fulfill 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 1:13-14)

Jesus Is Our Sure 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)

Salvation Is In Jesus Our Redeemer

Remember also the words which Amulek spake
that the Lord surely should come to redeem his people,
but that he should not come to redeem them in their sins,
but to redeem them from their sins.

And he hath power given unto him from the Father
to redeem them from their sins because of repentance;
therefore he hath sent his angels to declare
the tidings of the conditions of repentance,
which bringeth unto the power of the Redeemer,
unto the salvation of their souls.
(Helaman 5:10-11)

Only In And Through Christ

Remember that there is no other way
nor means whereby man can be saved,
only through the atoning blood
of Jesus Christ, who shall come;
yea, remember that
he cometh to redeem the world.
(Helaman 5:9)

Sanctified 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.
(Helaman 3:35)

Learn Of Christ, And Follow Him

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 Is For All Mankind

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.
(Helaman 3:28)

Valiant In Christ

[Moroni] was a man who was
firm in the faith of Christ,
and he had sworn with an oath
to defend his people, his rights,
and his country, and his religion,
even to the loss of his blood.
(Alma 48:13)

The Christian Cause

[Moroni] was preparing to support
their liberty, their lands, their wives,
and their children, and their peace,
and that they might live unto the Lord their God,
and that they might maintain
that which was called by their enemies
the cause of Christians.
(Alma 48:10)

Happy In Christ

And those who died
in the faith of Christ
are happy in him.
(Alma 46:41)

Ever Faithful

Stand fast in the faith of Christ.
(Alma 46:27)

Never Forsake Our Lord

Behold, the people came running together,
rending their garments in token,
or as a covenant, that they would
not forsake the Lord their God;
or, in other words, 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
even as they had rent their garments.
(Alma 46:21)

Faithful In Christ Jesus

Moroni prayed that
the cause of the Christians,
and the freedom of the land
might be favored.

And he said:

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,
until we bring it upon us
by our own transgressions.
(Alma 46:16 & 18)

True & Faithful Christians

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.
(Alma 46:15)


He bowed himself to the earth,
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.
(Alma 46:13-14)

The Big Question

Believest thou
in Jesus Christ,
who shall come?
(Alma 45:4)

Unshakable Faith In Christ

But now, ye behold that the Lord is with us;
and ye behold that he has delivered you into our hands.

And now I would that ye should understand
that this is done unto us because of
our religion and our faith in Christ.

And now ye see that ye cannot destroy this our faith.
(Alma 44:3)

Restored Through 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.
(Alma 41:2)

Raised By 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.

Now, we do not suppose that this first resurrection,
which is spoken of in this manner,
can be the resurrection of the souls
and their consignation to happiness or misery.

Ye cannot suppose that this is what it meaneth.

Behold, I say unto you, Nay; but it meaneth
the reuniting of the soul with the body,
of those from the days of Adam
down to the resurrection of Christ.

Now, whether the souls and the bodies
of those of whom has been spoken
shall all be reunited at once,
the wicked as well as the righteous,
I do not say; let it suffice, that I say
that they all come forth; or in other words,
their resurrection cometh to pass
before the resurrection of those
who die after the resurrection of Christ.

Now I do not say that their resurrection
cometh at the resurrection of Christ;
but behold, I give it as my opinion,
that the souls and the bodies are reunited,
of the righteous, at the resurrection of Christ,
and his ascension into heaven.
(Alma 40:16-20)

Our Hope Is In Jesus

This mortal does not put on immortality,
this corruption does not put on incorruption—
until after the coming of Christ.

Behold, he bringeth to pass
the resurrection of the dead.
(Alma 40:2-3)

The Gift Of Jesus Christ

And I would exhort you
that ye remember that
every good gift cometh of Christ.

And again I would exhort you
that ye would come unto Christ,
and lay hold upon every good gift.
(Moroni 10:18 & 30)

Thanks Be To God

O how you ought to
thank your heavenly King!
(Mosiah 2:19)

Glad Tidings In Christ

I would say somewhat unto you
concerning the coming of Christ.

Behold, I say unto you,
that it is he that surely shall come
to take away the sins of the world;
yea, he cometh to declare glad tidings
of salvation unto his people.
(Alma 39:15)

Jesus Is The Way

There is no other way or means
whereby man can be saved,
only in and through Christ.

Behold, he is the life and
the light of the world.

Behold, he is the word
of truth and righteousness.
(Alma 38:9)

Peace Through Christ

And it came to pass that
I was three days and three nights
in the most bitter pain and anguish of soul;
and never, until I did cry out
unto the Lord Jesus Christ for mercy,
did I receive a remission of my sins.

But behold, I did cry unto him
and I did find peace to my soul.
(Alma 38:8)

Come Follow Jesus

Surely shall the words of Christ,
if we follow their course,
carry us beyond this vale of sorrow
into a far better land of promise.
(Alma 37:45)

Hearken Unto Christ

Behold, it is easy to give heed
to the word of Christ,
which will point to you
a straight course to eternal bliss.
(Alma 37:44)

Teach And Preach Jesus Christ

Preach unto them repentance,
and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ;
teach them to humble themselves
and to be meek and lowly in heart;
teach them to withstand
every temptation of the devil,
with their faith on the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Alma 37:33)

These Things Testify Of Christ

Yea, I say unto you, these things
that these records do contain; yea,
these records and their words
brought them unto repentance;
that is, they brought them to
the knowledge of the Lord their God,
and to rejoice in Jesus Christ their Redeemer.
(Alma 37:9)

Born Again Through Jesus Christ

And it came to pass that
as I was thus racked with torment,
while I was harrowed up
by the memory of my many sins,
behold, I remembered also to have heard
my father prophesy unto the people concerning
the coming of one Jesus Christ, a Son of God,
to atone for the sins of the world.

Now, as my mind caught hold upon this thought,
I cried within my heart: O Jesus, thou Son of God,
have mercy on me, who am in the gall of bitterness,
and am encircled about by the everlasting chains of death.

And now, behold, when I thought this,
I could remember my pains no more; yea,
I was harrowed up by the memory of my sins no more.

And oh, what joy, and what marvelous light I did behold;
yea, my soul was filled with joy as exceeding as was my pain!

Yea, I say unto you that there could be nothing
so exquisite and so bitter as were my pains.

Yea, and again I say unto you that on the other hand,
there can be nothing so exquisite and sweet as was my joy.

But behold, my limbs did receive their strength again,
and I stood upon my feet, and did manifest
unto the people that I had been born of God.
(Alma 36:17-21 & 23)

Through The Mercies Of Christ

And now I desire that ye should
remember these things, and that ye should
work out your salvation with fear before God,
and that ye should no more deny
the coming of Christ;

That ye contend no more against
the Holy Ghost, but that ye receive it,
and take upon you the name of Christ;
that ye humble yourselves even to the dust,
and worship God, in whatsoever place
ye may be in, in spirit and in truth;
and that ye live in thanksgiving daily,
for the many mercies and blessings
which he doth bestow upon you.
(Alma 34:37-38)

Only Through Christ

The Lord hath said that
the righteous shall
sit down in his kingdom,
to go no more out;
but their garments
should be made white
through the blood of the Lamb.
(Alma 34:36)

Jesus Christ - Our All In All

Therefore, it is expedient that
there should be a great and last sacrifice,
and then shall there be,
or it is expedient there should be,
a stop to the shedding of blood;
then shall the law of Moses be fulfilled;
yea, it shall be all fulfilled, every jot and tittle,
and none shall have passed away.

And behold, this is the whole meaning of the law,
every whit pointing to that great and last sacrifice;
and that great and last sacrifice will be
the Son of God, yea, infinite and eternal.

And thus he shall bring salvation
to all those who shall believe on his name;
this being the intent of this last sacrifice,
to bring about the bowels of mercy,
which overpowereth justice, and bringeth
about means unto men that
they may have faith unto repentance.
(Alma 34:13-15)

Jesus Is The Christ

And now, behold,
I will testify unto you of myself
that these things are true.

Behold, I say unto you, that
I do know that Christ shall
come among the children of men,
to take upon him
the transgressions of his people,
and that he shall atone
for the sins of the world;
for the Lord God hath spoken it.
(Alma 34:8)

Jesus Christ Is Our Redeemer

And we have beheld that
the great question which is in your minds
is whether the word be in the Son of God,
or whether there shall be no Christ.

And ye also beheld that my brother
has proved unto you, in many instances,
that the word is in Christ unto salvation,
that redemption cometh through the Son of God.
(Alma 34:5-7)

Jesus Is The Son Of God

I think that it is impossible
that ye should be ignorant
of the things which have been spoken
concerning the coming of Christ,
who is taught by us to be the Son of God.
(Alma 34:2)

Joy In Christ Grows Within

And now I desire that ye shall
plant this word in your hearts,
and as it beginneth to swell
even so nourish it by your faith.

And behold, it will become a tree,
springing up in you unto everlasting life.

And then may God grant unto you that
your burdens may be light,
through the joy of his Son.

And even all this can ye do if ye will.
(Alma 33:23)

Look Unto Jesus Christ

Then cast about your eyes and
begin to believe in the Son of God,
that he will come to redeem his people,
and that he shall suffer and
die to atone for their sins;
and that he shall rise again from the dead,
which shall bring to pass the resurrection,
that all men shall stand before him,
to be judged at the last and judgment day,
according to their works.
(Alma 33:22)

Look Unto Jesus Christ

And now ye see that a second prophet of old
has testified of the Son of God.

But behold, this is not all;
these are not the only ones who have
spoken concerning the Son of God.

Behold, he was spoken of by Moses;
yea, and behold a type was raised
up in the wilderness,
that whosoever would look upon it might live.

And many did look and live.

Merciful Jesus

Thou art angry, O Lord,
with this people,
because they will not
understand thy mercies
which thou hast
bestowed upon them
because of thy Son.
(Alma 33:16)

Believe In Christ's Mercy

Do ye believe those scriptures
which have been written by them of old?

Behold, if ye do, ye must believe
what Zenos said; for, behold he said:
Thou hast turned away thy judgments
because of thy Son.

Because Of Jesus Christ

O God, thou hast been merciful unto me,
and heard my cries
in the midst of thy congregations.

And thou didst hear me because of
mine afflictions and my sincerity;
and it is because of thy Son
that thou hast been thus merciful unto me,
therefore I will cry unto thee in all mine afflictions,
for in thee is my joy; for thou hast
turned thy judgments away from me,
because of thy Son.

Our Joy Is In Jesus Christ

And the Lord provided for them;
yea, and he also gave them strength,
that they should suffer
no manner of afflictions,
save it were swallowed up
in the joy of Christ.
(Alma 31:38)

Bring Souls Unto Christ

O Lord, wilt thou grant unto us
that we may have success
in bringing them again
unto thee in Christ.
(Alma 31:34)

Comfort In Christ

O Lord, wilt thou comfort my soul,
and give unto me success,
and also my fellow laborers
who are with me—
yea, O Lord wilt thou
comfort their souls in Christ.
(Alma 31:32)

Consolation In Christ

O Lord, my heart is exceedingly sorrowful;
wilt thou comfort my soul in Christ.
(Alma 31:31)

Deny Not The Christ

Will ye deny again that there is a God,
and also deny the Christ?

For behold, I say unto you,
I know there is a God,
and also that Christ shall come.

And now what evidence have ye
that there is no God, or that Christ cometh not?

I say unto you that ye have none,
save it be your word only.

But, behold, I have all things as a testimony
that these things are true;
and ye also have all things as a testimony
unto you that they are true;
and will ye deny them?
(Alma 30:39-41)

Choose Ye This Day

And thus we see
the great reason of sorrow,
and also of rejoicing—
sorrow because of death
and destruction among men,
and joy because of
the light of Christ unto life.
(Alma 28:14)

Christ Has Won The Victory

They never did look upon death
with any degree of terror,
for their hope and views of Christ
and the resurrection;
therefore, death was swallowed up to them
by the victory of Christ over it.
(Alma 27:28)

Firm In The Faith Of Christ

And they were also distinguished
for their zeal towards God,
and also towards men;
for they were perfectly honest
and upright in all things;
and they were firm in the faith of Christ,
even unto the end.
(Alma 27:27)

Jesus Christ Is The Way

Notwithstanding the law of Moses,
they did look forward to the coming of Christ,
considering that the law of Moses
was a type of his coming, and believing that
they must keep those outward performances
until the time that he should be revealed unto them.

Now they did not suppose that salvation
came by the law of Moses; but the law of Moses
did serve to strengthen their faith in Christ;
and thus they did retain a hope through faith,
unto eternal salvation,
relying upon the spirit of prophecy,
which spake of those things to come.

Jesus Atoned For Our Sins

The blood of the Son of our great God,
shall be shed for the atonement of our sins.
(Alma 24:13)

Only In And Through Jesus Christ

And I also thank my God, yea, my great God,
that he hath forgiven us of those our many sins
and murders which we have committed,
and taken away the guilt from our hearts,
through the merits of his Son.
(Alma 24:10)

Redemption And Hope In Christ

And Aaron did expound unto him
the scriptures from the creation of Adam,
laying the fall of man before him, and their carnal state
and also the plan of redemption, which was prepared
from the foundation of the world, through Christ,
for all whosoever would believe on his name.

And since man had fallen he
could not merit anything of himself;
but the sufferings and death of Christ atone for their sins,
through faith and repentance, and so forth;
and that he breaketh the bands of death,
that the grave shall have no victory,
and that the sting of death should be
swallowed up in the hopes of glory.
(Alma 22:13-14)

Only In And Through Christ

Now Aaron began to open
the scriptures unto them
concerning the coming of Christ,
and also concerning
the resurrection of the dead,
and that there could be no
redemption for mankind
save it were through the death
and sufferings of Christ,
and the atonement of his blood.
(Alma 21:9)

Believe In Jesus

Believest thou that
the Son of God shall come
to redeem mankind from their sins?
(Alma 21:7)

Joy In Our Savior

She arose and stood upon her feet,
and cried with a loud voice, saying:
O blessed Jesus, who has
saved me from an awful hell!

And when she had said this,
she clasped her hands,
being filled with joy.
(Alma 19:29-30)

Jesus Is Our Redeemer

As sure as thou livest,
behold, I have seen my Redeemer;
and he shall come forth,
and be born of a woman,
and he shall redeem all mankind
who believe on his name.
(Alma 19:13)

Our Joy Is In Jesus Christ

And many of the people did
inquire concerning the place
where the Son of God should come;
and they were taught that
he would appear unto them
after his resurrection;
and this the people did hear
with great joy and gladness.
(Alma 16:20)

Preaching Jesus Christ

Now those priests who
did go forth among the people
holding forth the coming of the Son of God,
his sufferings and death,
and also the resurrection of the dead.

Faith In Christ Heals Us

And it came to pass that
Alma said unto him,
taking him by the hand:
Believest thou in
the power of Christ unto salvation?

And he answered and said:
Yea, I believe all the words
that thou hast taught.

And Alma said: If thou believest
in the redemption of Christ
thou canst be healed.

And he said: Yea,
I believe according to thy words.

And then Alma cried unto the Lord,
saying: O Lord our God,
have mercy on this man,
and heal him according to
his faith which is in Christ.

And when Alma had said these words,
Zeezrom leaped upon his feet,
and began to walk; and this was done
to the great astonishment of all the people;
and the knowledge of this
went forth throughout all the land.
(Alma 15:6-11)

Through Faith In Christ

The Lord had granted
unto them power,
according to their faith
which was in Christ.
(Alma 14:28)

Look Unto Jesus

Now these ordinances
were given after this manner,
that thereby the people
might look forward
on the Son of God,
it being a type of his order,
or it being his order,
and this that they might
look forward to him
for a remission of their sins,
that they might enter
into the rest of the Lord.
(Alma 13:16)

That We Might Come Unto Christ

Thus this holy calling being prepared
from the foundation of the world
for such as would not harden their hearts,
being in and through the atonement of
the Only Begotten Son, who was prepared—

This high priesthood being after the order of his Son,
being without beginning of days or end of years,
being prepared from eternity to all eternity—

Thus they become high priests forever,
after the order of the Son,
the Only Begotten of the Father,
who is without beginning of days or end of years,
who is full of grace, equity, and truth.
(Alma 13:5, 7 & 9)

Ordained Of Christ

Ye should remember that
the Lord God ordained priests,
after his holy order,
which was after the order of his Son,
to teach these things unto the people.

And those priests were ordained
after the order of his Son,
in a manner that thereby
the people might know
in what manner to look forward
to his Son for redemption.

Rest In Christ

Whosoever repenteth,
and hardeneth not his heart,
he shall have claim on mercy
through mine Only Begotten Son,
unto a remission of his sins;
and these shall enter into my rest.
(Alma 12:34)

Redemption Through Jesus Christ

God did call on men, in the name of his Son,
(this being the plan of redemption which was laid) saying:
If ye will repent, and harden not your hearts,
then will I have mercy upon you,
through mine Only Begotten Son.
(Alma 12:33)

Jesus Christ Is Our Judge

All, both old and young,
both bond and free,
both male and female,
both the wicked and the righteous
shall be brought and be arraigned
before the bar of Christ the Son,
and God the Father, and the Holy Spirit,
which is one Eternal God,
to be judged according to their works,
whether they be good
or whether they be evil.
(Alma 11:44)

Our Hope Is In Jesus

Now, there is a death
which is called a temporal death;
and the death of Christ
shall loose the bands
of this temporal death,
that all shall be raised
from this temporal death.
(Alma 11:42)

Jesus Christ, Our God

Is the Son of God the very Eternal Father?

Yea, he is the very Eternal Father
of heaven and of earth,
and all things which in them are;
he is the beginning and the end,
the first and the last;

And he shall come into the world
to redeem his people;
and he shall take upon him
the transgressions of those
who believe on his name;
and these are they that shall have eternal life,
and salvation cometh to none else.
(Alma 11:38-40)

Saved From, Not In, Our Sins

Who is he that shall come? Is it the Son of God?


Shall he save his people in their sins?

I say unto you he shall not,
for it is impossible for him to deny his word.
(Alma 11:32-34)

Jesus Is Our Deliverer

Prepare ye the way of the Lord,
for the time is at hand that
all men shall reap a reward of their works,
according to that which they have been—
if they have been righteous
they shall reap the salvation of their souls,
according to the power and
deliverance of Jesus Christ.
(Alma 9:28)

The Coming of Our Redeemer

Not many days hence the Son of God
shall come in his glory;
and his glory shall be
the glory of the Only Begotten of the Father,
full of grace, equity, and truth,
full of patience, mercy, and long-suffering,
quick to hear the cries of his people
and to answer their prayers.

And behold, he cometh to redeem those
who will be baptized unto repentance,
through faith on his name.

Born Again In Christ

Now I say unto you that
ye must repent, and be born again;
for the Spirit saith
if ye are not born again
ye cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven;
therefore come and be baptized unto repentance,
that ye may be washed from your sins,
that ye may have faith on the Lamb of God,
who taketh away the sins of the world,
who is mighty to save and
to cleanse from all unrighteousness.
(Alma 7:14)

Jesus, Our Deliverer

Behold, the Spirit hath said this much unto me, saying:
Cry unto this people, saying—Repent ye,
and prepare the way of the Lord,
and walk in his paths, which are straight;
for behold, the kingdom of heaven is at hand,
and the Son of God cometh upon the face of the earth.

And behold, he shall be born of Mary,
at Jerusalem which is the land of our forefathers,
she being a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel,
who shall be overshadowed and conceive
by the power of the Holy Ghost,
and bring forth a son, yea, even the Son of God.

And he shall go forth, suffering pains and
afflictions and temptations of every kind;
and this that the word might be fulfilled
which saith he will take upon him
the pains and the sicknesses of his people.

And he will take upon him death,
that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people;
and he will take upon him their infirmities,
that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh,
that he may know according to the flesh
how to succor his people according to their infirmities.

Now the Spirit knoweth all things;
nevertheless the Son of God suffereth according to the flesh
that he might take upon him the sins of his people,
that he might blot out their transgressions
according to the power of his deliverance;
and now behold, this is the testimony which is in me.

The Greatest News Of All

Behold, there is one thing which is
of more importance than they all—
for behold, the time is not far distant
that the Redeemer liveth
and cometh among his people.
(Alma 7:7)

Called Of Jesus Christ

And Alma went and began to
declare the word of God unto the church,
according to the revelation of the truth of
the word which had been spoken by his fathers,
and according to the spirit of prophecy which was in him,
according to the testimony of Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
who should come to redeem his people from their sins,
and the holy order by which he was called.
(Alma 6:8)

Jesus, Our Good Shepherd

And now I say unto you that
the good shepherd doth call after you;
and if you will hearken unto his voice
he will bring you into his fold,
and ye are his sheep.
(Alma 5:60)

Testify Of Jesus Christ

I say unto you, that
I know that Jesus Christ shall come, yea,
the Son, the Only Begotten of the Father,
full of grace, and mercy, and truth.

And behold, it is he that cometh
to take away the sins of the world, yea,
the sins of every man who
steadfastly believeth on his name.
(Alma 5:48)

Authorized By Jesus

I am called to speak after this manner,
according to the holy order of God,
which is in Christ Jesus.
(Alma 5:44)

Jesus Christ Is Our Shepherd

Behold, I say unto you, that
the good shepherd doth call you; yea,
and in his own name he doth call you,
which is the name of Christ;
and if ye will not hearken
unto the voice of the good shepherd,
to the name by which ye are called,
behold, ye are not
the sheep of the good shepherd.

And now if ye are not
the sheep of the good shepherd,
of what fold are ye?
(Alma 5:38-39)

Through The Blood Of Christ

Have ye walked, keeping yourselves
blameless before God?

Could ye say, if ye were called to die at this time,
within yourselves,
that ye have been sufficiently humble?

That your garments have been cleansed
and made white through the blood of Christ,
who will come to redeem his people from their sins?
(Alma 5:27)

True Followers Of Christ

Others were abasing themselves,
succoring those who
stood in need of their succor,
such as imparting their substance
to the poor and the needy,
feeding the hungry,
and suffering all manner of afflictions,
for Christ’s sake, who should come
according to the spirit of prophecy;

Looking forward to that day,
thus retaining a remission of their sins;
being filled with great joy because of
the resurrection of the dead,
according to the will and power
and deliverance of Jesus Christ
from the bands of death.
(Alma 4:13-14)

Just As Jesus Prophesied

It came to pass that
whosoever did not belong to the church of God
began to persecute those
that did belong to the church of God,
and had taken upon them the name of Christ.
(Alma 1:19)

Christ's Church & His People

And it came to pass that
whosoever were desirous to take upon them
the name of Christ, or of God,
they did join the churches of God;

And they were called the people of God.

And the Lord did pour out his Spirit upon them,
and they were blessed, and prospered in the land.
(Mosiah 25:23-24)

The Church Of Christ

And they were called
the church of God, or
the church of Christ,
from that time forward.
(Mosiah 18:17)

Baptized In Christ's Name

The Spirit of the Lord was upon him,
and he said: I baptize thee, having
authority from the Almighty God,
as a testimony that ye have
entered into a covenant to serve him until
you are dead as to the mortal body;
and may the Spirit of the Lord
be poured out upon you;
and may he grant unto you eternal life,
through the redemption of Christ,
whom he has prepared
from the foundation of the world.
(Mosiah 18:13)

Through The Power Of Christ

And now, it came to pass that Alma
repented of his sins and iniquities,
and began to teach concerning
the resurrection of the dead,
and the redemption of the people,
which was to be brought to pass
through the power, and sufferings,
and death of Christ,
and his resurrection
and ascension into heaven.
(Mosiah 18:1-2)

Christ Our Redeemer

Teach them that redemption
cometh through Christ the Lord,
who is the very Eternal Father.
(Mosiah 16:15)

Salvation Is In Jesus

Remember that only in and
through Christ ye can be saved.
(Mosiah 16:13)

Hope In Christ's Resurrection

And now if Christ had not come into the world,
there could have been no redemption.

And if Christ had not risen from the dead,
or have broken the bands of death
that the grave should have no victory,
and that death should have no sting,
there could have been no resurrection.

But there is a resurrection,
therefore the grave hath no victory,
and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ.

He is the light and the life of the world;
yea, a light that is endless,
that can never be darkened;
yea, and also a life which is endless,
that there can be no more death.
(Mosiah 16:6-9)

Resurrection Through Jesus Christ

Behold, the bands of death shall be broken,
and the Son reigneth,
and hath power over the dead;
therefore, he bringeth to pass
the resurrection of the dead.

And there cometh a resurrection,
even a first resurrection;
yea, even a resurrection of those
that have been, and who are, and who shall be,
even until the resurrection of Christ—
for so shall he be called.

And now, the resurrection of all the prophets,
and all those that have believed in their words,
or all those that have kept the commandments of God,
shall come forth in the first resurrection;
therefore, they are the first resurrection.

They are raised to dwell with God
who has redeemed them;
thus they have eternal life through Christ,
who has broken the bands of death.

And these are those who have part
in the first resurrection;
and these are they that have died
before Christ came, in their ignorance,
not having salvation declared unto them.

And thus the Lord bringeth about
the restoration of these;
and they have a part in the first resurrection,
or have eternal life,
being redeemed by the Lord.

And little children also have eternal life.
(Mosiah 15:20-25)

Jesus Is Our Redeemer

O how beautiful upon the mountains are
the feet of him that bringeth good tidings,
that is the founder of peace, yea,
even the Lord, who has redeemed his people; yea,
him who has granted salvation unto his people;

For were it not for the redemption
which he hath made for his people,
which was prepared
from the foundation of the world,
I say unto you, were it not for this,
all mankind must have perished.
(Mosiah 15:18-19)

The Atonement Of Jesus Christ

And thus God breaketh the bands of death,
having gained the victory over death;
giving the Son power to make
intercession for the children of men—

Having ascended into heaven,
having the bowels of mercy;
being filled with compassion
towards the children of men;
standing betwixt them and justice;
having broken the bands of death,
taken upon himself their iniquity
and their transgressions,
having redeemed them,
and satisfied the demands of justice.

The Crucifixion Of Christ

And thus the flesh becoming subject to the Spirit,
or the Son to the Father, being one God,
suffereth temptation, and yieldeth not to the temptation,
but suffereth himself to be mocked, and scourged,
and cast out, and disowned by his people.

And after all this, after working
many mighty miracles among the children of men,
he shall be led, yea, even as Isaiah said,
as a sheep before the shearer is dumb,
so he opened not his mouth.

Yea, even so he shall be led, crucified, and slain,
the flesh becoming subject even unto death,
the will of the Son being swallowed
up in the will of the Father.

Jesus Is Our God

I would that ye should understand
that God himself shall come down
among the children of men,
and shall redeem his people.

And because he dwelleth in flesh
he shall be called the Son of God,
and having subjected the flesh
to the will of the Father,
being the Father and the Son—

The Father, because he was
conceived by the power of God;
and the Son, because of the flesh;
thus becoming the Father and Son—

And they are one God,
yea, the very Eternal Father
of heaven and of earth.

All Prophets Testify Of Christ

Behold, did not Moses prophesy unto them
concerning the coming of the Messiah,
and that God should redeem his people?

Yea, and even all the prophets who have
prophesied ever since the world began—
have they not spoken more or less concerning these things?

Have they not said that God himself
should come down among the children of men,
and take upon him the form of man,
and go forth in mighty power upon the face of the earth?

Yea, and have they not said also that
he should bring to pass the resurrection of the dead,
and that he, himself, should be oppressed and afflicted?
(Mosiah 13:33-35)

Jesus Christ Is The Law

And moreover, I say unto you, that
salvation doth not come by the law alone;
and were it not for the atonement,
which God himself shall make
for the sins and iniquities of his people,
that they must unavoidably perish,
notwithstanding the law of Moses.
(Mosiah 13:28)

The Coming Of Christ

A prophet of the Lord,
yea, a chosen man of God,
told them of their wickedness
and abominations,
and prophesied of many things
which are to come,
yea, even the coming of Christ.

And he said unto them that Christ
was the God, the Father of all things,
and said that he should
take upon him the image of man,
and it should be the image after which
man was created in the beginning;
or in other words,
he said that man was created
after the image of God,
and that God should come down
among the children of men,
and take upon him flesh and blood,
and go forth upon the face of the earth.
(Mosiah 7:26-27)

Alive In Christ

And it came to pass that
there was not one soul,
except it were little children,
but who had entered into the covenant
and had taken upon them
the name of Christ.
(Mosiah 6:2)

Firm In The Faith Of Christ

Ye should be steadfast and immovable,
always abounding in good works,
that Christ, the Lord God Omnipotent,
may seal you his, that you may be
brought to heaven,
that ye may have
everlasting salvation and eternal life,
through the wisdom, and power,
and justice, and mercy
of him who created all things,
in heaven and in earth,
who is God above all.
(Mosiah 5:15)

By The Name Of Christ

And it shall come to pass that
whosoever doeth this shall be
found at the right hand of God,
for he shall know the name
by which he is called;
for he shall be called
by the name of Christ.

And now it shall come to pass, that
whosoever shall not take upon him
the name of Christ
must be called by some other name;
therefore, he findeth himself
on the left hand of God.
(Mosiah 5:9-10)

Born Again In Christ

Because of the covenant which ye have made
ye shall be called the children of Christ,
his sons, and his daughters;
for behold,
this day he hath spiritually begotten you;
for ye say that your hearts are changed
through faith on his name;
therefore, ye are born of him
and have become his sons and his daughters.

And under this head ye are made free,
and there is no other head
whereby ye can be made free.
(Mosiah 5:7-8)

Faith In Jesus Christ

The Spirit of the Lord came upon them,
and they were filled with joy,
having received a remission of their sins,
and having peace of conscience,
because of the exceeding faith
which they had in Jesus Christ.
(Mosiah 4:3)

Purified Through Christ

And they all cried aloud with one voice, saying:
O have mercy, and apply the atoning blood of Christ
that we may receive forgiveness of our sins,
and our hearts may be purified;
for we believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
who created heaven and earth, and all things;
who shall come down among the children of men.
(Mosiah 4:2)

Only Through Christ

None shall be
found blameless before God,
except it be little children,
only through repentance
and faith on the name of
the Lord God Omnipotent.
(Mosiah 3:21)

Every Knee Shall Bow

The time shall come when
the knowledge of a Savior
shall spread throughout
every nation, kindred,
tongue, and people.
(Mosiah 3:20)

Through The Atonement Of Christ

Men drink damnation to their own souls
except they humble themselves
and become as little children,
and believe that salvation
was, and is, and is to come,
in and through the atoning blood
of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent.

For the natural man is an enemy to God,
and has been from the fall of Adam,
and will be, forever and ever,
unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit,
and putteth off the natural man
and becometh a saint
through the atonement of Christ the Lord,
and becometh as a child,
submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love,
willing to submit to all things
which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him,
even as a child doth submit to his father.
(Mosiah 3:18-19)

Only Through Jesus Christ

There shall be no other name given
nor any other way nor means
whereby salvation can come
unto the children of men,
only in and through
the name of Christ,
the Lord Omnipotent.
(Mosiah 3:17)

The Grace Of God

Even if it were possible
that little children could sin
they could not be saved;
but I say unto you they are blessed;
for behold,
as in Adam, or by nature, they fall,
even so the blood of Christ
atoneth for their sins.
(Mosiah 3:16)

Great Joy In Christ

The Lord God hath sent his holy prophets
among all the children of men,
to declare these things to
every kindred, nation, and tongue,
that thereby whosoever should
believe that Christ should come,
the same might receive remission of their sins,
and rejoice with exceedingly great joy.
(Mosiah 3:13)

Salvation Is Only In Christ

Salvation cometh to none
except it be through repentance
and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Mosiah 3:12)

Jesus Christ, Our Savior And Redeemer

Awake, and hear the words which I shall tell thee;
for behold, I am come to declare unto you
the glad tidings of great joy.

For the Lord hath sent me to declare unto thee
that thou mayest rejoice;
and that thou mayest declare unto thy people,
that they may also be filled with joy.

For behold, the time cometh, and is not far distant,
that with power, the Lord Omnipotent who reigneth,
who was, and is from all eternity to all eternity,
shall come down from heaven among the children of men,
and shall dwell in a tabernacle of clay,
and shall go forth amongst men, working mighty miracles,
such as healing the sick, raising the dead,
causing the lame to walk, the blind to receive their sight,
and the deaf to hear, and curing all manner of diseases.

And he shall cast out devils, or the evil spirits
which dwell in the hearts of the children of men.

And lo, he shall suffer temptations,
and pain of body, hunger, thirst, and fatigue,
even more than man can suffer, except it be unto death;
for behold, blood cometh from every pore,
so great shall be his anguish for the wickedness
and the abominations of his people.

And he shall be called Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
the Father of heaven and earth,
the Creator of all things from the beginning;
and his mother shall be called Mary.

And lo, he cometh unto his own,
that salvation might come unto the children of men
even through faith on his name;
and even after all this they shall consider him a man,
and say that he hath a devil,
and shall scourge him, and shall crucify him.

And he shall rise the third day from the dead;
and behold, he standeth to judge the world;
and behold, all these things are done
that a righteous judgment
might come upon the children of men.

The Redemption Of Christ

And my prayer to God
is concerning my brethren,
that they may once again
come to the knowledge of God,
yea, the redemption of Christ.
(The Words of Mormon 1:8)

The Prophecies Of Christ

And it is many hundred years
after the coming of Christ
that I deliver these records
into the hands of my son;
and may God grant that he may
write somewhat concerning Christ,
and the prophecies
of the coming of Christ.
(The Words of Mormon 1:2 & 4)

Salvation Is In Jesus Christ

Come unto God, the Holy One of Israel,
and come unto Christ,
who is the Holy One of Israel,
and partake of his salvation,
and the power of his redemption.

Yea, come unto him, and offer your whole souls
as an offering unto him,
and continue in fasting and praying,
and endure to the end; and
as the Lord liveth ye will be saved.
(Omni 1:25-26)

Christ Is The Law

The prophets, and the priests, and the teachers,
did labor diligently,
exhorting with all long-suffering
the people to diligence;
teaching the law of Moses,
and the intent for which it was given;
persuading them to look forward
unto the Messiah, and believe in him to come
as though he already was.
(Jarom 1:11)

The Rest Of The Lord

I soon go to the place of my rest,
which is with my Redeemer;
for I know that in him I shall rest.

And I rejoice in the day when
my mortal shall put on immortality,
and shall stand before him;
then shall I see his face with pleasure,
and he will say unto me:
Come unto me, ye blessed,
there is a place prepared for you
in the mansions of my Father.
(Enos 1:27)

Joy In Christ's Salvation

And I saw that I must soon
go down to my grave,
having been wrought upon
by the power of God
that I must preach
and prophesy unto this people,
and declare the word
according to the truth
which is in Christ.

And I have declared it
in all my days,
and have rejoiced in it
above that of the world.
(Enos 1:26)

Trust In Our Savior

Whatsoever thing
ye shall ask in faith,
believing that ye shall receive
in the name of Christ,
ye shall receive it.
(Enos 1:15)

Made Whole In Christ

And I knew that God could not lie;
wherefore, my guilt was swept away.

And I said: Lord, how is it done?

And he said unto me:
Because of thy faith in Christ,
wherefore, go to,
thy faith hath made thee whole.
(Enos 1:6-8)

Deny Not The Christ

And he said: I fear
lest I have committed
the unpardonable sin,
for I have lied unto God;
for I denied the Christ,
and said that I believed the scriptures;
and they truly testify of him.
(Jacob 7:19)

Prepare Now

Christ shall come.
(Jacob 7:14)

They Testify Of Christ

And I said unto him:
Believest thou the scriptures?

And he said, Yea.

And I said unto him:
Then ye do not understand them;
for they truly testify of Christ.

Behold, I say unto you that
none of the prophets have written,
nor prophesied, save they have spoken
concerning this Christ.

Faith In Christ

I, Jacob,
had faith in Christ
who should come.
(Jacob 7:3)

Accept Jesus Christ

Behold, will ye reject these words?

Will ye reject the words of the prophets;
and will ye reject all the words
which have been spoken concerning Christ,
after so many have spoken concerning him;
and deny the good word of Christ,
and the power of God,
and the gift of the Holy Ghost,
and quench the Holy Spirit,
and make a mock of the great plan of redemption,
which hath been laid for you?

Know ye not that if ye will do these things,
that the power of the redemption
and the resurrection, which is in Christ,
will bring you to stand with shame
and awful guilt before the bar of God?
(Jacob 6:8-9)

Our Knowledge of Christ

And now, beloved,
marvel not that
I tell you these things;
for why not speak
of the atonement of Christ,
and attain to
a perfect knowledge of him?
(Jacob 4:12)

Through The Atonement Of Christ

Wherefore, be reconciled unto him
through the atonement of Christ,
his Only Begotten Son,
and ye may obtain a resurrection,
according to the power of
the resurrection which is in Christ,
and be presented as
the first-fruits of Christ unto God,
having faith, and obtained
a good hope of glory in him.
(Jacob 4:11)

Power Through Christ

We truly can command
in the name of Jesus
and the very trees obey us,
or the mountains,
or the waves of the sea.

the Lord God showeth us
our weakness
that we may know that
it is by his grace,
and his great condescensions
unto the children of men,
that we have power
to do these things.
(Jacob 4:6-7)

Generations Of Faith In Christ

For this intent have we written these things,
that they may know that we knew of Christ,
and we had a hope of his glory
many hundred years before his coming;
and not only we ourselves had a hope of his glory,
but also all the holy prophets which were before us.

Behold, they believed in Christ
and worshiped the Father in his name,
and also we worship the Father in his name.

And for this intent we keep the law of Moses,
it pointing our souls to him; and for this cause
it is sanctified unto us for righteousness,
even as it was accounted unto Abraham in the wilderness
to be obedient unto the commands of God
in offering up his son Isaac,
which is a similitude of God and his Only Begotten Son.

Seek Christ First

After ye have obtained
a hope in Christ
ye shall obtain riches,
if ye seek them.
(Jacob 2:19)

Believe In Jesus Christ

We would to God that
we could persuade all men
not to rebel against God,
to provoke him to anger,
but that all men would
believe in Christ,
and view his death,
and suffer his cross
and bear the shame of the world.
(Jacob 1:8)

Come Unto Jesus

We labored diligently
among our people,
that we might persuade them
to come unto Christ, and
partake of the goodness of God,
that they might enter into his rest.
(Jacob 1:7)

They Knew Of Christ's Coming

And if there were preaching which was sacred,
or revelation which was great, or prophesying,
that I should engraven the heads of them upon these plates,
and touch upon them as much as it were possible,
for Christ’s sake, and for the sake of our people.

For because of faith and great anxiety,
it truly had been made manifest unto us.

And we also had many revelations,
and the spirit of much prophecy;
wherefore, we knew of Christ
and his kingdom, which should come.
(Jacob 1:4-6)

Saved In Christ Jesus

I pray the Father in the name of Christ
that many of us, if not all,
may be saved in his kingdom
at that great and last day.
(2 Nephi 33:12)

The Words Of Christ

And now, my beloved brethren,
and also Jew, and all ye ends of the earth,
hearken unto these words and believe in Christ;
and if ye believe not in these words believe in Christ.

And if ye shall believe in Christ
ye will believe in these words,
for they are the words of Christ,
and he hath given them unto me;
and they teach all men that they should do good.

And if they are not the words of Christ, judge ye—
for Christ will show unto you,
with power and great glory,
that they are his words, at the last day;
and you and I shall stand face to face before his bar;
and ye shall know that I have been
commanded of him to write these things,
notwithstanding my weakness.

Christ Is Our Only Hope

I have charity for my people,
and great faith in Christ
that I shall meet many souls
spotless at his judgment-seat.

But behold,
for none of these can I hope
except they shall be
reconciled unto Christ.
(2 Nephi 33:7 & 9)

My Redeemer

I glory in my Jesus,
for he hath redeemed
my soul from hell.
(2 Nephi 33:6)

In The Name Of Christ

Ye must not perform
any thing unto the Lord
save in the first place
ye shall pray unto the Father
in the name of Christ,
that he will consecrate
thy performance unto thee,
that thy performance may be
for the welfare of thy soul.
(2 Nephi 32:9)

Observe To Do Christ's Will

Behold, this is the doctrine of Christ,
and there will be no more doctrine given
until after he shall manifest himself
unto you in the flesh.

And when he shall manifest himself
unto you in the flesh,
the things which he shall say unto you
shall ye observe to do.
(2 Nephi 32:6)

Feast Upon Christ's Words

Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost;
wherefore, they speak the words of Christ.

Wherefore, I said unto you,
feast upon the words of Christ;
for behold, the words of Christ
will tell you all things what ye should do.
(2 Nephi 32:3)

Only Through Christ

And now, behold, this is the way;
and there is none other way
nor name given under heaven
whereby man can be saved
in the kingdom of God.

And now, behold,
this is the doctrine of Christ,
and the only and true doctrine
of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Ghost,
which is one God, without end.
(2 Nephi 31:21)

Steadfast In Jesus Christ

And now, after ye have gotten into
this strait and narrow path,
I would ask if all is done?

Behold, I say unto you, Nay;
for ye have not come thus far
save it were by the word of Christ
with unshaken faith in him,
relying wholly upon the merits
of him who is mighty to save.

Wherefore, ye must press forward
with a steadfastness in Christ,
having a perfect brightness of hope,
and a love of God and of all men.

Wherefore, if ye shall press forward,
feasting upon the word of Christ,
and endure to the end,
behold, thus saith the Father:
Ye shall have eternal life.

Receive Jesus Christ

Wherefore, do the things
which I have told you
I have seen that your Lord
and your Redeemer should do;
for, for this cause
have they been shown unto me,
that ye might know the gate
by which ye should enter.

For the gate by which ye should enter
is repentance and baptism by water;
and then cometh a remission of your sins
by fire and by the Holy Ghost.

And then are ye in
this strait and narrow path
which leads to eternal life;
yea, ye have entered in by the gate;
ye have done according
to the commandments of
the Father and the Son;
and ye have received the Holy Ghost,
which witnesses of the Father and the Son,
unto the fulfilling of the promise
which he hath made,
that if ye entered in by the way
ye should receive.

Endure Faithful In Christ

Thus came the voice of the Son unto me, saying:
After ye have repented of your sins,
and witnessed unto the Father that
ye are willing to keep my commandments,
by the baptism of water,
and have received the baptism of fire
and of the Holy Ghost,
and can speak with a new tongue,
yea, even with the tongue of angels,
and after this should deny me,
it would have been better for you
that ye had not known me.

And I heard a voice
from the Father, saying:
Yea, the words of my Beloved
are true and faithful.

He that endureth to the end,
the same shall be saved.

And now, I know by this that unless
a man shall endure to the end,
in following the example
of the Son of the living God,
he cannot be saved.

Come Follow Jesus Christ

And he said unto the children of men:
Follow thou me.

Wherefore, my beloved brethren,
can we follow Jesus save we shall be willing
to keep the commandments of the Father?

And the Father said: Repent ye, repent ye,
and be baptized in the name of my Beloved Son.

And also, the voice of the Son came unto me, saying:
He that is baptized in my name,
to him will the Father give the Holy Ghost, like unto me;
wherefore, follow me, and do the things
which ye have seen me do.

Wherefore, I know that if ye shall follow the Son,
with full purpose of heart, acting no hypocrisy
and no deception before God, but with real intent,
repenting of your sins,
witnessing unto the Father that ye are willing to
take upon you the name of Christ, by baptism—
yea, by following your Lord and your Savior
down into the water, according to his word,
behold, then shall ye receive the Holy Ghost;
yea, then cometh the baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost;
and then can ye speak with the tongue of angels,
and shout praises unto the Holy One of Israel.
(2 Nephi 31:10-13)

Holiness In Christ Jesus

Wherefore, I would that ye should remember
that I have spoken unto you concerning
that prophet which the Lord showed unto me,
that should baptize the Lamb of God,
which should take away the sins of the world.

And now, if the Lamb of God, he being holy,
should have need to be baptized by water,
to fulfil all righteousness,
O then, how much more need have we, being unholy,
to be baptized, yea, even by water!

And now, I would ask of you, my beloved brethren,
wherein the Lamb of God did fulfil all righteousness
in being baptized by water?

Know ye not that he was holy?

But notwithstanding he being holy,
he showeth unto the children of men that,
according to the flesh he humbleth himself before the Father,
and witnesseth unto the Father that he would be obedient
unto him in keeping his commandments.

Wherefore, after he was baptized with water
the Holy Ghost descended upon him in the form of a dove.

And again, it showeth unto the children of men
the straitness of the path, and the narrowness of the gate,
by which they should enter,
he having set the example before them.