1 And now, it came to pass that after Abinadi had spoken these words he stretched
forth his hand and said: The time shall come when all shall see the salvation of the Lord; when every nation, kindred,
tongue, and people shall see eye to eye and shall confess before God that his judgments are just.
2 And then shall the wicked be cast out, and they shall have
cause to howl, and weep, and wail, and gnash
their teeth; and this because they would not hearken unto the voice of the Lord; therefore the Lord redeemeth them
3For they are carnal and devilish, and the devil has power over them; yea, even
that old serpent that did beguile our first parents, which was the cause of their fall; which was
the cause of all mankind becoming carnal, sensual, devilish, knowing evil from good, subjecting
themselves to the devil.
4Thus all mankind were lost; and behold, they would have been endlessly lost were it not that God
redeemed his people from their lost and fallen state.
5 But remember that he that persists in his own carnal nature, and goes on in the ways of sin and
rebellion against God, remaineth in his fallen state and the devil hath all power over him. Therefore, he is as
though there was no redemption made, being an enemy to God; and also is the devil an enemy to God.
6 And now if Christ had not come into the world, speaking of things
to come as though they had already come, there could have been no redemption.
7 And if Christ had not risen from the dead, or have broken the bands of death that the grave should have
no victory, and that death should have no sting, there could have been no resurrection.
8 But there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting of
death is swallowed up in Christ.
9 He is the light and the life of the world; yea, a light that is endless, that can never be darkened;
yea, and also a life which is endless, that there can be no more death.
10 Even this mortal shall put on immortality, and this corruption
shall put on incorruption, and shall
be brought to stand before the bar of God, to be judged of him according to their works whether they be good or whether
they be evil--
11 If they be good, to the resurrection of endless life and happiness; and if they be evil, to the
resurrection of endless damnation, being delivered up to the devil, who hath subjected them, which is damnation --
12 Having gone according to their own carnal wills and desires; having never called upon the Lord while
the arms of mercy were extended towards them; for the arms of mercy were extended towards them, and they would not; they
being warned of their iniquities and yet they would not depart from them; and they were commanded to repent and yet they
would not repent.
13 And now, ought ye not to tremble and repent of your sins, and
remember that only in and through Christ ye can be saved?
14 Therefore, if ye teach the law of Moses, also teach that
it is a shadow of those things which are to come --
15 Teach them that redemption cometh through Christ the Lord, who is
the very Eternal Father. Amen.