THE SECOND BOOK OF NEPHI
Jews shall crucify their God—They shall be scattered until they begin to believe in him—America shall be a land of liberty where no king shall rule—Be reconciled to God and gain salvation through his grace. Between 559 and 545 B.C.
now I, Jacob, speak unto you again, my beloved brethren, concerning this righteous abranch
of which I have spoken.
For behold, the apromises
which we have obtained are promises unto us according to the flesh; wherefore, as it has been shown unto me that many of our children shall perish in the flesh because of bunbelief
, nevertheless, God will be merciful unto many; and our children shall be crestored
, that they may come to that which will give them the true knowledge of their Redeemer.
Wherefore, as I said unto you, it must needs be expedient that Christ—for in the last night the aangel
spake unto me that this should be his name—should bcome
among the cJews
, among those who are the more wicked part of the world; and they shall dcrucify
him—for thus it behooveth our God, and there is none other nation on earth that would ecrucify
For should the mighty amiracles
be wrought among other nations they would repent, and know that he be their God.
Wherefore, because of their iniquities, destructions, famines, apestilences
, and bloodshed shall come upon them; and they who shall not be destroyed shall be bscattered
among all nations.
But behold, thus saith the aLord
the day cometh that they shall believe in me, that I am Christ, then have I covenanted with their fathers that they shall be crestored
in the flesh, upon the earth, unto the dlands
of their inheritance.
And it shall come to pass that they shall be agathered
in from their long dispersion, from the bisles
of the sea, and from the four parts of the earth; and the nations of the Gentiles shall be great in the eyes of me, saith God, in ccarrying
them forth to the lands of their inheritance.
, the kings of the Gentiles shall be nursing fathers unto them, and their queens shall become nursing mothers; wherefore, the bpromises
of the Lord are great unto the Gentiles, for he hath spoken it, and who can dispute?
But behold, this land, said God, shall be a land of thine inheritance, and the aGentiles
shall be blessed upon the land.
And this land shall be a land of aliberty
unto the Gentiles, and there shall be no bkings
upon the land, who shall raise up unto the Gentiles.
And I will fortify this land aagainst
all other nations.
For he that raiseth up a aking
against me shall perish, for I, the Lord, the bking
of heaven, will be their king, and I will be a clight
unto them forever, that hear my words.
Wherefore, for this cause, that my acovenants
may be fulfilled which I have made unto the children of men, that I will do unto them while they are in the flesh, I must needs destroy the bsecret
works of cdarkness
, and of murders, and of abominations.
Wherefore, he that afighteth
, both Jew and Gentile, both bond and free, both male and female, cshall
perish; for dthey
are they who are the ewhore
of all the earth; for fthey
who are gnot
for me are hagainst
me, saith our God.
For I will afulfil
which I have made unto the children of men, that I will do unto them while they are in the flesh—
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, thus saith our God: I will afflict thy seed by the hand of the Gentiles; nevertheless, I will asoften
the hearts of the bGentiles
, that they shall be like unto a father to them; wherefore, the Gentiles shall be cblessed
among the house of Israel.
Wherefore, I will aconsecrate
this land unto thy seed, and them who shall be numbered among thy seed, forever, for the land of their inheritance; for it is a choice land, saith God unto me, above all other lands, wherefore I will have all men that dwell thereon that they shall worship me, saith God.
And now, my beloved brethren, seeing that our merciful God has given us so great knowledge concerning these things, let us remember him, and lay aside our sins, and not hang down our heads, for we are not cast off; nevertheless, we have been adriven
out of the land of our inheritance; but we have been led to a bbetter
land, for the Lord has made the sea our cpath
, and we are upon an disle
of the sea.
But great are the promises of the Lord unto them who are upon the aisles
of the sea; wherefore as it says isles, there must needs be more than this, and they are inhabited also by our brethren.
For behold, the Lord God has aled
away from time to time from the house of Israel, according to his will and pleasure. And now behold, the Lord remembereth all them who have been broken off, wherefore he remembereth us also.
up your hearts, and remember that ye are bfree
for yourselves—to dchoose
the way of everlasting death or the way of eternal life.
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, areconcile
yourselves to the bwill
of God, and not to the will of the devil and the flesh; and remember, after ye are reconciled unto God, that it is only in and through the cgrace
of God that ye are dsaved
Wherefore, may God araise
you from death by the power of the resurrection, and also from everlasting death by the power of the batonement
, that ye may be received into the ceternal
kingdom of God, that ye may praise him through grace divine. Amen.