THE BOOK OF MORONI
owOW I, Moroni, after having made an end of
abridging the account of the people of Jared, I had supposed not to have written
more, but I have not as yet perished; and I make not myself known to the
Lamanites , lest they should destroy me.
2 For 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.
3 And I, Moroni, will not deny the Christ; wherefore, I wander whithersoever
, for the safety of mine own life.
4 Wherefore, I write a few more things, contrary to that which I had
:; for I had supposed not to have
written any more; but I write a few more things, that perhaps they may be of
worth unto my brethren, the Lamanites, in some future day, according to the will
of the Lord.
The words of Christ, which he spake unto his disciples, the twelve whom he
had chosen, as he laid his hands upon them
2 And he called them by name, saying
shall call on the Father in my name, in mighty prayer; and after that
ye have done this , ye shall have power that on 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.
3 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.
The manner which the disciples,
were called the Eelders of the church,
ordained priests and teachers .—
2 After they had prayed unto the Father in the name of Christ, they laid
their hands upon them, and said
3 In the name of Jesus Christ I ordain you to be a prest
;, (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. Amen.
4 And after this manner did they ordain priests and teachers, according to the gifts and callings of God unto men; and they ordained them by the power of the Holy Ghost, which was in them.
The manner of their elders and priests administering the flesh and blood of
Christ unto the church
.; Aand they administered it according to the commandments of
Christ; wherefore we know that the manner to be true :; and the elder or priest did minister it .—
2 And they did kneel down with the church, and pray to the Father in the name
of Christ, saying
3 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 sSpirit to be with them. Amen.
The manner of administering the wine
.—Behold, they took the cup, and said ,:
2 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 sSpirit to be with them. Amen.
And now I speak concerning baptism. Behold, elders, priests, and teachers
were baptized; and they were not baptized
, save they brought forth
fruit meet that they were worthy of it ;.
nNeither did they receive any unto
baptism , save they came forth with a broken heart and a contrite
spirit, and witnessed unto the church that they truly repented of all their
3 And none were received unto baptism
, save they took upon them
the name of Christ, having a determination to serve him unto the
4 And after
that they had been received unto the
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.
5 And the church did meet together oft, to fast and to pray, and to speak one
with another concerning the welfare of their souls
aAnd they did meet together oft to
partake of bread and wine, in remembrance of the Lord Jesus ;.
aAnd they were strict to observe that
there should be no iniquity among them; and whoso was found to commit iniquity,
and three witnesses of the church did condemn them before the
elders ;, and if they repented not, and
confessed not, their names were blotted out, and they were not numbered among
the people of Christ ;.
bBut as oft as they repented ,
and sought forgiveness, with real intent, they were forgiven.
9 And their meetings were conducted by the church
, after the
manner of the workings of the sSpirit, and by
the power of the Holy Ghost :; for as the power
of the Holy Ghost led them whether to preach, or to
exhort, or to pray, or to supplicate, or to sing, even so it was done.
And now I, Moroni, write a few of the words of my father Mormon, which he
spake concerning faith, hope, and charity
:; for after this manner did he speak unto the people, as he taught them in the synagogue which they had built for
the place of worship.
2 And now I, Mormon, speak unto you, my beloved brethren; and 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 ;.
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 hence forth, henceforth until ye shall rest with him in Hheaven.
4 And now my brethren, I judge these things of you because of your peaceable
walk with the children of men
fFor I remember the word of
God , which saith , Bby
their works ye shall know them :; for if their
works be good, then they are good also.
6 For behold, God hath said
man being evil , cannot do that which is good :; for if he offereth a gift, or prayeth unto God, except he
shall do it with real intent , it profiteth him nothing.
7 For behold, it is not counted unto him for righteousness.
8 For behold, if a man being evil
, giveth a gift, he doeth it
grudgingly; wherefore it is counted unto him the same as if he had retained the
gift; wherefore he is counted evil before God.
9 And likewise also is it counted evil unto a man, if he shall
, and not with real intent of heart; yea, and it profiteth him
nothing :, for God receiveth none
w Wherefore, a man being
evil , cannot do that which is good; neither will he give a good
11 For behold, a bitter fountain cannot bring forth good water; neither can a
good fountain bring forth bitter water; wherefore, a man
the a servant of the Ddevil , cannot follow Christ; and if he follow
Christ , he cannot be a servant of the Ddevil.
12 Wherefore, all things which are good
, cometh of God; and that
which is evil , cometh of the Ddevil :; for the
Ddevil is an enemy unto God, and fighteth
against him continually, and inviteth and enticeth to sin, and to do that which
is evil continually.
13 But behold, that which is of God
, inviteth and enticeth to do
good continually; wherefore, every thing which inviteth and enticeth to do good,
and to love God, and to serve him, is inspired of God.
14 Wherefore, take heed, my beloved brethren, that ye
do not judge that which is evil to be of God, or that which is good and of
, to be of the Ddevil.
15 For behold, my brethren, it is given unto you to judge, that ye may know good from evil; and the way to judge is as plain, that ye may know with a perfect knowledge, as the daylight is from the dark night.
16 For behold, the
sSpirit of Christ is
given to every man, that they he may know good
from evil; wherefore, I sh eow 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 ;.
bBut 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 Ddevil work :, for he
persuadeth no man to do good, no, not one; neither do
th his angels; neither doth do they
which who subject themselves unto him.
18 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
:; for with that same
judg ement which ye judge , ye shall also be judged.
19 Wherefore, 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.
20 And now, my brethren, how is it possible that ye can lay hold upon every good thing?
21 And now I come to that faith, of which I said I would speak; and I will tell you the way whereby ye may lay hold on every good thing.
22 For 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 in Christ there should come every good thing.
23 And God also declared unto prophets, by his own mouth, that Christ should come.
24 And behold, there were divers
e 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.
25 Wherefore, by the ministering of angels, and by every word which
thd 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.
26 And after that he came
, men also were saved by faith in his
name; and by faith, they become the sons of God. And as sure dly as
Christ liveth , he spake these words unto our fathers,
saying ,: Whatsoever thing ye shall ask the
Father in my name, which is good, in faith believing that ye shall receive,
behold, it shall be done unto you.
27 Wherefore, my beloved brethren,
hath have miracles ceased , because that Christ
hath ascended into heaven, and hath set sat
down on the right hand of God, to claim of the Father his rights of mercy which
he hath upon the children of men :?
fFor he hath answered the ends of the
law, and he claimeth all those that hath who
have faith in him; and they that who
have faith in him , will cleave unto every good thing; wherefore he
advocateth the cause of the children of men; and he dwelleth eternally in the
29 And because
that he hath done this, my beloved brethren,
hath have miracles ceased? Behold I say unto
you, Nay; neither hath have angels ceased to
minister unto the children of men.
30 For behold, they are subject unto him, to minister according to the word
of his command, sh
eowing themselves unto them
of strong faith and a firm mind , in every form of godliness.
31 And the office of their ministry is
, to call men unto
repentance, and to fulfil and to do the work of the covenants of the Father, which he hath made unto the children of men, to prepare the
way among the children of men, by declaring the word of Christ unto the chosen
vessels of the Lord, that they may bear testimony of him ;.
aAnd by so doing, the Lord God prepareth
the way that the residue of men may have faith in Christ, that the Holy Ghost
may have place in their hearts, according to the power thereof :; and after this manner bringeth to pass the Father, the covenants which he hath made unto the children of
33 And Christ hath said
,: If ye will have
faith in me , ye shall have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient
34 And he hath said
,: Repent all ye ends of
the earth, and come unto me, and be baptized in my name,
and have faith in me, that ye may be saved.
35 And now, my beloved brethren, if this be the case
that these things are true which I have spoken unto you, and God will
eow unto you, with
power and great glory at the last day, that they are true ;, and if they are true , hath has the day of miracles ceased?
oOr hath have angels ceased to appear unto the children of men?
oOr hath has
he withheld the power of the Holy Ghost from them? oOr will he, so long as time shall last, or the earth shall
stand, or there shall be one man upon the face thereof to be saved?
37 Behold I say unto you, Nay
,; for it is by faith that miracles are wrought; and it is by
faith that angels appear and minister unto men; wherefore, if these things have ceased , wo be unto the
children of men, for it is because of unbelief, and all is vain :.
fFor no man can be saved, according to
the words of Christ, save they shall have faith in his name; wherefore, if these
things have ceased, then has faith ceased also; and awful is the state of
man :, for they are as though there had been no
39 But behold, my beloved brethren, I judge better things of you, for I judge
that ye have faith in Christ
, because of your
meekness :; for if ye have not faith in
him , then ye are not fit to be numbered among the people of his
40 And again, my beloved brethren, I would speak unto you concerning hope. How is it that ye can attain unto faith, save ye shall have hope?
41 And what is it that ye shall hope for? Behold I say unto you
Tthat ye shall have hope through the atonement
of Christ and the power of his resurrection, to be raised unto life
eternal ;, and this because of your faith in
him according to the promise ;.
wWherefore, if a man have
faith , he must needs have hope :;
for without faith there cannot be any hope.
43 And again
:, Bbehold I say unto you , Tthat he cannot have faith and hope, save he shall be meek, and
lowly of heart :.
iIf so, his faith and hope is vain, for
none is acceptable before God, save the meek and lowly of in heart; and if a man be meek and lowly in heart, and
confesses by the power of the Holy Ghost , that Jesus is the Christ,
he must needs have charity :; for if he have
not charity , he is nothing; wherefore he must needs have charity.
45 And charity suffereth long, and is kind, and envieth not, and is not
puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and
rejoiceth not in iniquity
, but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all
things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all
wWherefore, my beloved
breth-ren brethren, if ye have not charity, ye
are nothing, for charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is
the greatest of all, for all things must fail ;—
bBut charity is the pure love of Christ,
and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it
shall be well with them him.
48 Wherefore, my beloved
breth-ren brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart,
that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath
bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son,
Jesus Christ ,; that ye may become the sons of
God ,; that when he shall appear , we
shall be like him :, for we shall see him as he
is ,; that we may have this
hope ,; that we may be purified even as he is
An epistle of my father Mormon, written to me, Moroni; and it was written unto me soon after my calling to the ministry. And on this wise did he write unto me, saying:
2 My beloved son, Moroni, I rejoice exceedingly that your Lord Jesus Christ hath been mindful of you, and hath called you to his ministry, and to his holy work.
3 I am mindful of you always in my prayers, continually praying unto God the
, in the name of his hHoly
cChild, Jesus, that he, through his infinite
goodness and grace, will keep you through the endurance of faith on his name to
4 And now, my son, I speak unto you concerning that
which grieveth me exceedingly
:; for it
grieveth me that there should disputations rise among you.
5 For, if I have learned the truth, there
has have been disputations among you
concerning the baptism of your little children.
6 And now, my son, I desire that ye should labor
diligently, that this gross error should be removed from among
:; for, for this intent I have written this
7 For immediately after I had learned these things of you
inquired of the Lord concerning the matter. And the word of the Lord came to me
by the power of the Holy Ghost, saying ,:
8 Listen to the words of Christ, your Redeemer, your Lord and your God.
Behold, I came into the world not to call the righteous
, but sinners
to repentance; the whole need no physician, but they that are sick;
wherefore, little children are whole, for they are not
capable of committing sin; wherefore the curse of Adam is taken from them in me,
that it hath no power over them :; and the law
of circumcision is done away in me.
9 And after this manner did the Holy Ghost manifest the word of God unto me; wherefore, my beloved son, I know that it is solemn mockery before God, that ye should baptize little children.
, I say unto you , that this thing shall ye
teach ,—repentance and baptism unto they
which those who are accountable and capable of
committing sin; yea, teach parents that they must repent and be baptized, and
humble themselves as their little children, and they shall all be saved with
their little children ;.
aAnd their little children need no
repentance, neither baptism. Behold, baptism is unto repentance to the
fulfilling the commandments unto the remission of sins.
12 But little children are alive in Christ, even from the foundation of the
:; if not so, God is a partial God, and
also a changeable God, and a respecter to persons :; for how many little children have died without
13 Wherefore, if little children could not be saved without baptism, these must have gone to an endless hell.
14 Behold I say unto you,
Tthat he that
supposeth that little children need eth baptism , is in the
gall of bitterness , and in the bonds of
iniquity :; for he hath neither faith, hope,
nor charity; wherefore, should he be cut off while in the thought, he must go
down to hell.
15 For awful is the wickedness to suppose that God saveth one child because of baptism, and the other must perish because he hath no baptism.
16 Wo be unto
him them that shall pervert
the ways of the Lord after this manner, for they shall perish , except
they repent. Behold, I speak with boldness, having authority from God; and I
fear not what man can do :; for perfect love
casteth out all fear ;.
aAnd I am filled with charity, which is
everlasting love; wherefore, all children are alike unto
me; wherefore, I love little children with a perfect
love; and they are all alike , and partakers of salvation.
18 For I know that God is not a partial God, neither a changeable being; but he is unchangeable from all eternity to all eternity.
19 Little children cannot repent; wherefore, it is awful wickedness to deny the pure mercies of God unto them, for they are all alive in him because of his mercy.
20 And he that saith that little children need
baptism , denieth the mercies of Christ, and setteth at
n oaught the atonement of him and the power of
21 Wo unto such, for they are in danger of death, hell, and an endless
torment. I speak it boldly
,; God hath
commanded me. Listen unto them and give heed, or they stand against you at the
judg ement-seat of Christ.
22 For behold that all little children are alive in Christ, and also all they
that are without the law. For the power of redemption cometh on all
they them that have no law; wherefore, he that
is not condemned, or he that is under no condemnation, cannot repent; and unto
such baptism availeth nothing .—
23 But it is
a mockery before God, denying the mercies of Christ,
and the power of his hHoly sSpirit, and putting trust in dead works.
24 Behold, my son, this thing
had not ought not to be :; for repentance is
unto them that are under condemnation , and under the curse of a
25 And the first fruits of repentance is baptism; and baptism cometh by
, unto the fulfilling the commandments; and the fulfilling the
commandments bring-eth bringeth remission of
aAnd the remission of sins bringeth
meekness, and lowliness of heart; and because of meekness and lowliness of
heart , cometh the visitation of the Holy Ghost, which
cComforter filleth with hope and perfect love,
which love endureth by diligence unto prayer, until the end shall come, when all
the saints shall dwell with God.
27 Behold, my son, I will write unto you again
, if I go not out
soon against the Lamanites. Behold, the pride of this nation, or the people of
the Nephites, hath proved proven their
destruction , except they should repent.
28 Pray for them, my son, that repentance may come unto them. But behold, I
fear lest the
sSpirit hath ceased striving
with them; and in this part of the land they are also seeking to put down all
power and authority , which cometh from God; and they are denying the
29 And after rejecting so great a knowledge, my son, they must perish soon,
unto the fulfilling of the prophecies which
was were spoken by the prophets, as well as the words of our Savio
30 Farewell, my son, until I shall write unto you, or shall meet you again. Amen.
My beloved son, I write unto you again
, that ye may know that I am
yet alive; but I write somewhat of that which is
2 For behold, I have had a sore battle with the Lamanites, in
the which we did not conquer; and Archeantus
has fallen by the sword, and also Luram and Emron; yea, and we have lost a great
number of our choice men.
3 And now behold, my son, I fear lest the Lamanites shall destroy this
,; for they do not repent, and Satan
stirreth them up continually to anger , one
4 Behold, I am laboring with them continually; and when I speak the word of
God with sharpness
, they tremble and anger against me; and when I use
no sharpness , they harden their hearts against it; wherefore, I fear lest the sSpirit of
the Lord hath ceased striving with them.
5 For so exceedingly do they anger
, that it seemeth me that they
have no fear of death; and they have lost their love, one towards another; and
they thirst after blood and revenge continually.
6 And now, my beloved son, notwithstanding their
hardness, let us labor diligently
:; for if we
should cease to labor, we should be brought under condemnation :; for we have a labor to perform whilst in this tabernacle of
clay, that we may conquer the enemy of all righteousness, and rest our souls in
the kingdom of God.
7 And now I write somewhat concerning the sufferings of this people. For
according to the knowledge which I have received from Amoron, behold, the
Laman-ites Lamanites have many prisoners,
which they took from the tower of Sher-rizah Sherrizah; and there were men, women,
8 And the husbands and fathers of those women and children they have slain; and they feed the women upon the flesh of their husbands, and the children upon the flesh of their fathers; and no water, save a little, do they give unto them.
9 And notwithstanding this great abomination of the
Lamanites, it doth not exceed that of our people in
Moriantum. For behold, many of the daughters of the Lamanites have they taken
prisoners; and after depriving them of that which was most dear and precious
above all things, which is chastity and virtue ;—
aAnd after that they had done
this thing, they did murder them in a most cruel manner, torturing their bodies
even unto death; and after that they have done this, they devour
their flesh like unto wild beasts, because of the hardness of their hearts; and
they do it for a token of bravery.
11 O my beloved son, how can a people like this, that are without
aAnd only a few years have passed away,
and they were a civil and a delightsome people ;)
bBut O my son, how can a people like
this, whose delight is in so much abomination ,—
hHow can we expect that God will stay
his hand in judg ement against us?
15 Behold, my heart cries :
wWo unto this people. Come out in judg ement, O God,
and hide their sins, and wickedness, and abominations from before thy
16 And again, my son, there are many widows and their daughters
which who remain in Sherrizah; and that part
of the provisions which the Lamanites did not carry away, behold, the army of
Zenephi has carried away, and left them to wander whithersoever they can for
food; and many old women do faint by the way and die.
17 And the army which is with me
, is weak; and the armies of the
Lamanites are betwixt Sherrizah and me; and as many as have fled to the army of
Aaron , have fallen victims to their awful brutality.
18 O the depravity of my people!
without order and without mercy. Behold, I am but a man, and I have but the
strength of a man, and I cannot any longer enforce my commands ;.
aAnd they have become strong in their
perversion; and they are alike brutal, sparing none, neither old nor young; and
they delight in every thing everything save
that which is good; and the suffering s of our women and our children
upon all the face of this land , doth exceed every thing
everything; yea, tongue cannot tell, neither can it be
20 And now, my son, I dwell no longer upon this horrible scene. Behold, thou knowest the wickedness of this people; thou knowest that they are without principle, and past feeling; and their wickedness doth exceed that of the Lamanites.
21 Behold, my son, I cannot recommend them unto God
, lest he
should smite me.
22 But behold, my son, I recommend thee unto God, and
I trust in Christ that thou wilt be saved; and I pray unto God that he
would will spare thy life, to witness the
return of his people unto him, or their utter destruction :; for I know that they must perish , except they
repent and return unto him ;.
aAnd if they perish , it will
be like unto the Jaredites, because of the wilfulness of their hearts, seeking
for blood and revenge.
24 And if it so be that they perish, we know that many of our brethren have
dissented deserted over unto the Lamanites,
and many more will also dissent desert over
unto them; wherefore, write somewhat a few things, if thou art
spared ; and I shall perish and not see thee; but I trust that I may
see thee soon :; for I have sacred records that
I would deliver up unto thee.
25 My son, be faithful in Christ; and may not the things which I have
, grieve thee, to weigh thee down unto death ,; but may Christ lift thee up, and may his sufferings and
death, and the sh eowing his body unto our
fathers, and his mercy and long-suffering, and the hope
of his glory and of eternal life, rest in your mind forever.
>26 And may the grace of God the Father, whose throne is high in the heavens, and our Lord Jesus Christ, who sitteth on the right hand of his power, until all things shall become subject unto him, be, and abide with you forever. Amen.
Now I, Moroni, write somewhat as seemeth me good; and I write unto my
brethren, the Lamanites; and I would that they should know that more than four
hundred and twenty years
has have passed
away , since the sign was given of the coming of Christ.
2 And I seal up these records, after
that I have spoken a few
words by way of exhortation unto you.
3 Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be
wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the
Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam
even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in
4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would
ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not
true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith
and he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the
power of the Holy Ghost ;.
aAnd by the power of the Holy
Ghost , ye may know the truth of all things.
6 And whatsoever thing is good
, is just and true; wherefore,
nothing that is good denieth the Christ, but acknowledgeth that he is.
7 And ye may know that he is, by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore I
would exhort you
, that ye deny not the power of God :; for he worketh by power, according to the faith of the
children of men, the same to-day today , and to-morrow tomorrow, and forever.
8 And again, I exhort you, my brethren, that ye deny
not the gifts of God, for they are many; and they come from the same God. And
there are different ways that these gifts are administered; but it is the same
which who worketh all in
all :; and they are given by the manifestations
of the sSpirit of God unto men, to profit
9 For behold, to one is given by the
sSpirit of God, that he may teach the word of wisdom;
aAnd to another, that he may teach the
word of knowledge by the same sSpirit;
aAnd to another, exceedingly great faith; and to another, the gifts of healing by the
same sSpirit .;
12 And again, to another, that he may work mighty miracles;
aAnd again, to another, that he may
prophesy concerning all things;
aAnd again, to another, the beholding of
angels and ministering spirits;
aAnd again, to another, all kinds of
aAnd again, to another, the
interpretation of languages and of divers e kinds of tongues.
17 And all these gifts come
s by the sSpirit of Christ; and they come unto every man severally,
according as he will.
18 And I would exhort you, my beloved brethren, that ye remember that every good gift cometh of Christ.
19 And I would exhort you, my beloved brethren, that ye remember that he is
the same yesterday,
to-day today, and forever,
and that all these gifts of which I have spoken, which are spiritual, never will
be done away, even as long as the world shall stand, only according to the
unbelief of the children of men.
20 Wherefore, there must be faith; and if there must be faith
there must also be hope; and if there must be hope , there must also
be charity ;.
aAnd except ye have charity ,
ye can in no-wise nowise be saved in the kingdom
of God; neither can ye be saved in the kingdom of God , if ye have not
faith; neither can ye , if ye have no hope ;.
aAnd if ye have no hope , ye
must needs be in despair; and despair cometh because of iniquity.
23 And Christ truly said unto our fathers
If ye have faith , ye can do all things which is are expedient unto me.
24 And now I speak unto all the ends of the earth
,—that if the day cometh that the power and gifts of God shall
be done away among you, it shall be because of unbelief.
25 And wo be unto the children of men
, if this be the
case :; for there shall be none that doeth good
among you, no not one. For if there be one among you that doeth good, he shall
work by the power and gifts of God.
26 And wo unto them
which who shall do
these things away and die, for they die in their sins, and they cannot be saved
in the kingdom of God; and I speak it according to the words of
Christ ,; and I lie not.
27 And I exhort you to remember these things
:; for the time speedily cometh that ye shall know that I lie
not, for ye shall see me at the bar of God :;
and the Lord God will say unto you ,: Did I not
declare my words unto you, which was were
written by this man, like as one crying from the dead ?, yea, even as one speaking out of the dust ,?
28 I declare these things unto the fulfilling of the prophecies. And behold, they shall proceed forth out of the mouth of the everlasting God; and his word shall hiss forth from generation to generation.
29 And God shall sh
eow unto you, that that
which I have written , is true.
30 And again I would exhort you
, that ye would come unto Christ,
and lay hold upon every good gift, and touch not the evil gift, nor the unclean
31 And awake, and arise from the dust, O Jerusalem; yea, and put on thy
beautiful garments, O daughter of Zion
strengthen thy stakes , and enlarge thy borders forever, that thou
mayest no more be confounded, that the covenants of the Eternal
Father , which he hath made unto thee, O house of Israel, may be
32 Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all
ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God
with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you,
that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are
perfect in Christ, ye can in
no wise nowise
deny the power of God.
33 And again, if ye
, by the grace of God are perfect in Christ,
and deny not his power, then are ye sanctified in Christ by the grace of God,
through the shedding of the blood of Christ, which is in the covenant of the
Father , unto the remission of your sins, that ye become holy, without spot.
34 And now I bid unto all, farewell. I soon go to rest in the paradise of God, until my spirit and body shall again reunite, and I am brought forth triumphant through the air, to meet you before the pleasing bar of the great Jehovah, the Eternal Judge of both quick and dead. Amen.