Mormon Abridging The Plates. -by Tom Lovell
MORMON CHAPTER 7
Mormon invites the Lamanites of the latter days to believe in Christ, accept his gospel, and be saved—All who believe the Bible will also believe the Book of Mormon. About A.D. 385
1 AND now, behold, I would speak somewhat unto the remnant of this people who are spared, if it so be that God may give unto them my words, that they may know of the things of their fathers; yea, I speak unto you, ye remnant of the house of Israel; and these are the words which I speak:
2 Know ye that ye are of the house of Israel.
3 Know ye that ye must come unto repentance, or ye cannot be saved.
4 Know ye that ye must lay down your weapons of war, and delight no more in the shedding of blood, and take them not again, save it be that God shall command you.
5 Know ye that ye must come to the knowledge of your fathers, and repent of all your sins and iniquities, and believe in Jesus Christ, that he is the Son of God, and that he was slain by the Jews, and by the power of the Father he hath risen again, whereby he hath gained the victory over the grave; and also in him is the sting of death swallowed up.
6 And he bringeth to pass the resurrection of the dead, whereby man must be raised to stand before his judgment-seat.
7 And he hath brought to pass the redemption of the world, whereby he that is found guiltless before him at the judgment day hath it given unto him to dwell in the presence of God in his kingdom, to sing ceaseless praises with the choirs above, unto the Father, and unto the Son, and unto the Holy Ghost, which are one God, in a state of happiness which hath no end.
8 Therefore repent, and be baptized in the name of Jesus, and lay hold upon the gospel of Christ, which shall be set before you, not only in this record but also in the record which shall come unto the Gentiles from the Jews, which record shall come from the Gentiles unto you.
9 For behold, this is written for the intent that ye may believe that; and if ye believe that ye will believe this also; and if ye believe this ye will know concerning your fathers, and also the marvelous works which were wrought by the power of God among them.
10 And ye will also know that ye are a remnant of the seed of Jacob; therefore ye are numbered among the people of the first covenant; and if it so be that ye believe in Christ, and are baptized, first with water, then with fire and with the Holy Ghost, following the example of our Savior, according to that which he hath commanded us, it shall be well with you in the day of judgment. Amen.Dear Blog readers you are now invited to read a message, sent through the power of the Spirit to the General Address of Righteous Persons Who Have Lived on Earth Who Now Live Among Other Resurrected Righteous Persons and perhaps also among Righteous Spirits Who Have not yet been resurrected who: live now on the "Other Side of the Veil."
"Dear Prophet, Mormon,
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your message above (Chapter Seven of the Book of Mormon) which was written to us and to all others who are descendants of your people.
We are each young descendants, or partly so in the case of some of us, (also several others among us were adopted into the House of Israel through baptism into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) of your and our ancestor, Father Lehi and his people who lived during the thousand year period covered by the Book of Mormon.
Each of us know that the record you were commanded by Our Savior Jesus Christ to inscribe on plates of gold, has become sacred scripture in our time on earth, equal to that of the Holy Bible with which we also have been blessed.
We unitedly praise and thank you and your dear son, Moroni and most of all, our Dear Savior Jesus Christ for bringing about the Book of Mormon; which was the key preparatory accomplishment in bringing about the restoration of His one and only true Church upon the earth once again after it had been taken from the earth after each of His original apostles had died (with the exception of His apostle John whose life our Savior Jesus Christ extended until His Second Coming so he could continue bringing souls unto Him) in the Meridian of Time.
We truly love and appreciate your precious book and that church, each of which carries the truly sacred name of our dear Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who atoned for our sins and who will bring about eventually our glorious resurrections and those of our righteous loved ones, past present and future!
We have devotedly read and studied your book, the Book of Mormon at relatively young ages and are very grateful for it. We are equally grateful for the Restoration of our Savior Jesus Christ's only true Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Day Saints, which came about almost seven years after your son, Moroni made his first appearance to the young North American man, Joseph Smith on September 21, 1823 which was, just three months and two days before Joseph's eighteenth birthday.
Here is a picture of that special event for you!
The Angel Moroni Appears to Joseph Smith -by Tom Lovell
The Angel Moroni Delivers the Plates of Gold to Joseph Smith on the Hill Cumorah in New York State (U.S.A.) -by Kenneth Riley
Joseph Smith Translating the Book of Mormon -by Del Parson
Peter Whitmer, Sr. Log Home, Fayette, New York, U.S.A, -Photo Courtesy of Steve Mortensen
P.S. Out of necessity because of our living so far from each other, a respected Book of Mormon Internet blogger, J. Neil Birch who lives in Murray, Utah (U.S.A.) volunteered to write the above message for us. We approve what he has written!
If you were to ask him, (Brother Birch), he would happily tell you that when he served as a full-time Indian Seminary coordinator and teacher in Farmington, New Mexico (U.S.A.) during the years 1963 to 1966, for his and our church's Indian Seminary Program, he greatly enjoyed reading and discussing Mormon, Chapter 7 (quoted at the beginning of this post) with his small classes of teen-age Navajo Indian Seminary Students!
Brother Birch taught diligently as he tried to help each of of his Navajo Indian students come to know that chapter was written by you, Dear Prophet Mormon, for them and for millions of other descendants of your people!Each of us young Lamanites are so truly blessed. Our blessings are so great it is very difficult for us to express adequately our deep gratitude for these blessings of which your book is such a key part!
He told us that he remembers on at least one occasion while teaching Seminary there that several of his Navajo Indian Students expressed great joy because of what you had written in Mormon, Chapter Seven, taking it all in very personally.
Forgive our using so many words in thanking you. Perhaps we did so because our blessings have also come in great numbers!
Now in tribute to you, Dear Prophet Mormon and to your dear son, Moroni and especially out of our love for your and our Dear Lord, Jesus Christ, who atoned for our sins and died for us; we now present this precious Mormon Messages Video, in your honor!
We have taken it upon our selves to have the young LDS youth featured in the Mormon Messages Video you will view next, represent us! They, like us are modern day Lamanites or adopted in as such is the case with several of them!
With Much Love and Thanks!
Some Modern Day Lamanite Youth.
All of you blog viewers, please enjoy this very special video!"
Mormon Messages: "Lay hold upon every good thing: Scriptures"
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