Sunday, May 3, 2009

35t - The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Jaron and Aaron Bear Witness of Jesus Christ.

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Christ with Children -by Del Parson
Jarom 399 B.C.

Jarom 1:9 And thus being prepared to meet the Lamanites, they did not prosper against us. But the word of the Lord was verified, which he spake unto our fathers, saying that: Inasmuch as ye will keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land.

10 And it came to pass that the prophets of the Lord did threaten the people of Nephi, according to the word of God, that if they did not keep the commandments, but should fall into transgression, they should be destroyed from off the face of the land.

11 Wherefore, 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. And after this manner did they teach them.

12 And it came to pass that by so doing they kept them from being destroyed upon the face of the land; for they did prick their hearts with the word, continually stirring them up unto repentance. (emphasis added)

Aaron, one of the sons of King Mosiah (90-77B.C.)

Aaron, one of the four sons of king Mosiah was a valiant missionary serving with his three brothers, Ammon, Himni and Omner on a very challenging and yet, very successful mission to the Lamanites.
Alma 21: 9 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.
10 And it came to pass as he began to expound these things unto them they were angry with him, and began to mock him; and they would not hear the words which he spake.

As you learned in my post 35q (April 24, 2009) these four sons of the king had been converted from their ways of wickedness through the appearance and a reprimand by an angel of the Lord. I show this picture again that I showed in that previous post.

An Angel Reprimands Alma the younger and the Four Sons of King Mosiah -by Gary Kapp
In the painting above is depicted Aaron and his three brothers, Alma the Younger is the person pictured, toward whom the angel appears to be pointing. Alma is the most prostrate of the five friends shown in this vivid scene.

In my opinion, the testimony of Alma the Younger is one of the most striking and convincing testimonies of our savior, Jesus Christ found in the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. I quoted nineteen verses from Alma, Chapter 36 in my post 35b, but have chosen to focus on these eight verses from that same chapter here because it is such a fervent testimony of Jesus Christ!

Alma the Younger (about 73 B.C.)
Alma 36: 16 And now, for three days and for three nights was I racked, even with the pains of a damned soul.
17 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.
18 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.
19 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.
20 And oh, what joy, and what marvelous light I did behold; yea, my soul was filled with joy as exceeding as was my pain!
21 Yea, I say unto you, my son, that there could be nothing so exquisite and so bitter as were my pains. Yea, and again I say unto you, my son, that on the other hand, there can be nothing so exquisite and sweet as was my joy.
22 Yea, methought I saw, even as
our father Lehi saw, 
God sitting upon his throne, surrounded with numberless concourses of angels, in the attitude of singing and praising their God; yea, and my soul did long to be there.
23 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 the Younger and Amulek (about 78 B.C.)

Alma, 16:20 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. (emphasis added)

Helaman, (About 30 B.C.) son of Alma the younger, father of Nephi and Lehi

Helaman 5:9-12
9 O remember, remember, my sons, the words which king Benjamin spake unto his people; yea, 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.
10 And remember also the words which Amulek spake unto Zeezrom, in the city of Ammonihah; for he said unto him 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.

11 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.
12 And now, my sons, 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.
The Resurrected Savior's own testimony of His role (in about A.D 34-35) to the Nephite people in the Western Hemisphere.

The Resurrected Savior Jesus Christ Testifies to the Nephites in Central America A.D. 34 -by John Scott
 III Nephi 27:13 Behold I have given unto you my gospel, and this is the gospel which I have given unto you—that I came into the world to do the will of my Father, because my Father sent me.

14 And my Father sent me that I might be lifted up upon the cross; and after that I had been lifted up upon the cross, that I might draw all men unto me, that as I have been lifted up by men even so should men be lifted up by the Father, to stand before me, to be judged of their works, whether they be good or whether they be evil—

15 And for this cause have I been lifted up; therefore, according to the power of the Father I will draw all men unto me, that they may be judged according to their works.

16 And it shall come to pass, that whoso repenteth and is baptized in my name shall be filled; and if he endureth to the end, behold, him will I hold guiltless before my Father at that day when I shall stand to judge the world.

17 And he that endureth not unto the end, the same is he that is also hewn down and cast into the fire, from whence they can no more return, because of the justice of the Father. (emphasis added)

Moroni Prays Before Burying the Plates of Gold on Which the Book of Mormon was Engraven -by Tom Lovell

Ether, (Reported by the prophet, Moroni, son of Mormon.
Ether 13:4 Behold, Ether saw the days of Christ, and he spake
concerning a New Jerusalem upon this land
to be built in what is the state of Missouri of the United States of America)
5 And he spake also concerning the house of Israel, and the Jerusalem from whence Lehi should come—after it should be destroyed it should be built up again, a holy city unto the Lord; wherefore, it could not be a new Jerusalem for it had been in a time of old; but it should be built up again, and become a holy city of the Lord; and it should be built unto the house of Israel.
6 And that a New Jerusalem should be built up upon this land, unto the remnant of the seed of Joseph, for which things there has been a type.
7 For as Joseph brought his father down into the land of Egypt, even so he died there; wherefore, the Lord brought a remnant of the seed of Joseph out of the land of Jerusalem, that he might be merciful unto the seed of Joseph that they should perish not, even as he was merciful unto the father of Joseph that he should perish not. (emphasis and clarification added)
I add this scripture written by the prophet, Moroni.

Moroni (about A.D. 421) Moroni 10:32-34
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 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. (emphasis added)

Now, this is the final testimony that Jesus is the Christ that I found. I remembered it just before finishing this post. It is found in the two paragraphs of the Title Page of the Book of Mormon. It was written by the prophet, Moroni, son of the prophet, Mormon.
1 Wherefore, it is an abridgment of the record of the people of Nephi, and also of the Lamanites—Written to the Lamanites, who are a remnant of the house of Israel; and also to Jew and Gentile—Written by way of commandment, and also by the spirit of prophecy and of revelation—Written and sealed up, and hid up unto the Lord, that they might not be destroyed—To come forth by the gift and power of God unto the interpretation thereof—Sealed by the hand of Moroni, and hid up unto the Lord, to come forth in due time by way of the Gentile—The
interpretation thereof by the gift of God.
2 An abridgment taken from the Book of Ether also, which is a record of the people of Jared, who were scattered at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people, when they were building a tower to get to heaven—Which is to show unto the remnant of the House of Israel what great things the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that they may know the covenants of the Lord, that they are not cast off forever—And also to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that JESUS is the CHRIST, the ETERNAL GOD, manifesting himself unto all nations—And now, if there are faults they are the mistakes of men; wherefore, condemn not the things of God, that ye may be found spotless at the judgment-seat of Christ. (emphasis added)


I have done my best, in the time I had, in searching for prophetic testimonies of Jesus Christ and thus end my series: The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ which comprises my posts, 35a through 35t.

There is a possibility I may have overlooked other testimonies of our Savior that are found in the Book of Mormon. There may be testimonies that appeared to be inferences of the truth that Jesus is the Christ and I therefore perhaps ignored them or perhaps I didn't notice them.

If you feel so inclined, I invite you to check through the following list of scriptures I have found and used in posts 35a through 35t, then check to see if you can find, by any means at your disposal, any that I failed to include. Please report any such verses that you find, to me using my e-mail address which is found in the very last section of this post. I will report your find along with your name (if you give me permission to do so) in a future post of mine.


35a: II Nephi 29: 1-14. 35b: Alma 45:2-12; Alma 36:6-25. 35c: Ether 3:6-14. 35d: II Nephi 2: 2-10. 35e: II Nephi 25: 20-21. 35f: I Nephi 11:1-36; I Nephi 8:1-38. 35g: II Nephi 33:1-15; II Nephi 31:5-13. 35h: Jacob 1:7-8; II Nephi 9:40-43; II Nephi 10:1-5; II Nephi 3:1-31; I Nephi 4:1-37; I Nephi 5:1-22. 35i: Enos 1:1-27. My Special Easter Season Post follows post 35i. 35j: Mosiah 3:1-21; III Nephi 13:35; Moroni: 10:3-5. 35k: Mosiah 4:1-30. 35l: Omni 1:23, 26; Helaman 8:13-24. 35m: Mosiah 3:18-19; Mosiah 5:10-12. 35n: Mosiah 16:1-15; Mosiah 15: 1-31; Mosiah 5: 2-5. 35o: Mosiah 14:1-12. 35p: Helaman 13:2-4; Helaman 14:2-9; Helaman 16:1-4. 35q: Alma 17:26-39; Alma 18:1-43; Alma 19:1-36; Alma 24:5-10. 35r: Alma 8:18-32; Alma 34:1-41. 35s: I Nephi 11:1-7; I Nephi 11:21-23; I Nephi 1:8-9; Omni 1:25-26; Helaman 8:13-20. 35t: Jarom 1:9-12; Alma 21:9; Alma 36:16-23; Alma 16:20; Helaman 5:9-21; III Nephi 27:13-17; Ether 13:4-7; Moroni 10:32-34; Alma 16:20; Helaman 5:9-12; III Nephi 27:13-17; Ether 13:4-7. Moroni 10:32-34; Book of Mormon Title Page.


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