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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 to 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 to his own that salvation might come to the children of men, even through faith on his name. 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. Behold, all these things are done that a righteous judgment might come upon the children of men. For behold, and also his blood atoneth for the sins of those who have fallen by the transgression of Adam, who have died not knowing the will of God concerning them, or who have ignorantly sinned. But woe, woe to him who knoweth that he rebelleth against God; for salvation cometh to none such, except it be through repentance and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ. And 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 whoever should believe that Christ should come, the same might receive remission of his sins, and rejoice with exceedingly great joy, even as though he had already come among them. 1:97-109

Then they all cried aloud with one voice, saying, Oh, 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. And after they had spoken these words, 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 who should come, according to the words which King Benjamin had spoken to them. 2:3-6

Because of the covenant which you have made you shall be called the children of Christ, his sons, and his daughters. For, behold, this day he has spiritually begotten you; for you say that your hearts are changed through faith on his name; therefore, you are born of him and have become his sons and his daughters. And under this head you are made free; and there is no other head whereby you can be made free. There is no other name given whereby salvation comes; therefore, I would that you should take upon you the name of Christ, all you that have entered into the covenant with God that you would be obedient to the end of your lives. And it shall come to pass that whoever will do 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 whoever will not take upon him the name of Christ
must be called by some other name;
therefore, he will find himself on the left hand of God.
I would that you should remember also that
this is the name that I said I should give to you, that never should be blotted out
except it be through transgression;
therefore, take heed that you do not transgress,
so the name will not be blotted out of your hearts.
I say to you, I would that you should remember to retain the name written always in your hearts,
that you are not found on the left hand of God,
but that you hear and know the voice by which you shall be called
and also the name by which he shall call you. 3:8-16

Now Abinadi said to them, I would that you should understand that God himself shall come down among the children of men and shall redeem his people. And because he dwells in the 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-they are one God, the very eternal Father of heaven and of earth. Thus the flesh becoming subject to the Spirit, or the Son to the Father, being one God, suffers temptation, and yields not to the temptation, but suffers himself to be mocked, and scourged, and cast out, and disowned by his people. And after all this, and after working many mighty miracles among the children of men, he shall be led, even as Isaiah said, as a sheep before the shearer is dumb, so he opened not his mouth; even so he shall be led, crucified, and slain, the flesh becoming subject even to death, the will of the Son being swallowed up in the will of the Father. 8:28-34

Therefore, if you teach the law of Moses, also teach that it is a shadow of those things which are to come. Teach them that redemption comes through Christ the Lord, who is the very eternal Father. Amen. 8:90-91

If you are desirous to come into the fold of God and to be called his people, and are willing to bear one another's burdens that they may be light, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times, and in all things, and in all places that you may be in, even until death, that you may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that you may have eternal life; I say to you, If this be the desire of your hears, what have you against being baptized in the name of the Lord, as a witness before him that you have entered into a covenant with him that you will serve him and keep his commandments, that he may pour out his Spirit more abundantly upon you? 9:39-41

Last Update: November 26, 1995
Ronald K. Smith
Graceland College
Lamoni, IA 50140