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)