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.

Jesus Appeared To Them

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
knew that the prophets had testified
of these things for many years.
(3 Nephi 1:17-18)

The Coming 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)

Christ Is The True Shepherd

They shall again be brought to the true knowledge,
which is the knowledge of their Redeemer,
and their great and true shepherd
and be numbered among his sheep.
(Helaman 15:13)

Jesus Died For Us

And behold, again, another sign
I give unto you, yea, a sign of his death.

For behold, 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.

Yea, behold, this death bringeth to pass the resurrection,
and redeemeth all mankind from the first death—
that spiritual death; for all mankind, by the fall of Adam
being cut off from the presence of the Lord,
are considered as dead,
both as to things temporal and to things spiritual.

But behold, the resurrection of Christ redeemeth mankind,
yea, even all mankind, and bringeth them
back into the presence of the Lord.

Trust In The Name Of Christ

And ye shall hear my words,
for, for this intent have I come,
that ye might hear and know of
the judgments of God
which do await you
because of your iniquities,
and also that ye might know
the conditions of repentance;

And also 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.

Believe In Jesus Christ

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

Signs Of 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.

And behold, this will I give unto you
for a sign at the time of his coming;
for behold, there shall be great lights in heaven,
insomuch that in the night before he cometh
there shall be no darkness, insomuch that
it shall appear unto man as if it was day.

Therefore, there shall be one day and a night and a day,
as if it were one day and there were no night;
and this shall be unto you for a sign;
for ye shall know of the rising of the sun
and also of its setting; therefore
they shall know of a surety that
there shall be two days and a night;
nevertheless the night shall not be darkened;
and it shall be the night before he is born.

And behold, there shall a new star arise,
such an one as ye never have beheld;
and this also shall be a sign unto you.

And behold this is not all,
there shall be many signs and wonders in heaven.

And it shall come to pass that
ye shall all be amazed, and wonder,
insomuch that ye shall fall to the earth.

Salvation Is In Christ Alone

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.
And behold, an angel of the Lord
hath declared it unto me,
and he did bring glad tidings to my soul.
(Helaman 13:6-7)

Always Remember Jesus

Yea, and we may see at the very time
when he doth prosper his people,
yea, and in fine, doing all things for
the welfare and happiness of 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 12:2)

Christ Was Their God

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 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)

Christ Was Lifted Up For Us

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)

Jesus Is Our Light

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)

Jesus Christ The Son Of God

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)

The Coming of Jesus

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)

Build On Christ

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)

Our Redeemer's Power

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)

Through The Blood Of 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)