THE BOOK OF ETHER
Moroni is commanded to seal up the writings of the brother of Jared—They shall not be revealed until men have faith even as the brother of Jared—Christ commands men to believe his words and those of his disciples—Men are commanded to repent and believe the gospel and be saved.
the Lord commanded the brother of Jared to go down out of the amount
from the presence of the Lord, and bwrite
the things which he had seen; and they were forbidden to come unto the children of men cuntil
after that he should be lifted up upon the cross; and for this cause did king Mosiah keep them, that they should not come unto the world until after Christ should show himself unto his people.
And after Christ truly had showed himself unto his people he commanded that they should be made manifest.
And now, after that, they have all dwindled in unbelief; and there is anone
save it be the Lamanites, and they have rejected the gospel of Christ; therefore I am commanded that I should bhide
them up again in the earth.
Behold, I have written upon these plates the avery
things which the brother of Jared saw; and there never were bgreater
things made manifest than those which were made manifest unto the brother of Jared.
Wherefore the Lord hath commanded me to write them; and I have written them. And he commanded me that I should aseal
them up; and he also hath commanded that I should seal up the interpretation thereof; wherefore I have sealed up the binterpreters
, according to the commandment of the Lord.
For the Lord said unto me: They shall not go forth unto the Gentiles until the day that they shall repent of their iniquity, and become clean before the Lord.
And in that day that they shall exercise afaith
in me, saith the Lord, even as the brother of Jared did, that they may become bsanctified
in me, then will I cmanifest
unto them the things which the brother of Jared saw, even to the unfolding unto them all my drevelations
, saith Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the eFather
of the heavens and of the earth, and all things that in them are.
And he that will acontend
against the word of the Lord, let him be accursed; and he that shall bdeny
these things, let him be accursed; for unto them will I show cno
greater things, saith Jesus Christ; for I am he who speaketh.
And at my command the heavens are opened and are ashut
; and at my word the bearth
shall shake; and at my command the inhabitants thereof shall pass away, even so as by fire.
And he that believeth not my words believeth not my disciples; and if it so be that I do not speak, judge ye; for ye shall know that it is I that speaketh, at the alast
But he that abelieveth
these things which I have spoken, him will I visit with the manifestations of my Spirit, and he shall bknow
and bear record. For because of my Spirit he shall cknow
that these things are dtrue
; for it persuadeth men to do good.
And whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do good is of me; for agood
cometh of none save it be of me. I am the same that leadeth men to all good; he that will bnot
believe my words will not believe me—that I am; and he that will not believe me will not believe the Father who sent me. For behold, I am the Father, I am the clight
, and the dlife
, and the etruth
of the world.
unto me, O ye Gentiles, and I will show unto you the greater things, the knowledge which is hid up because of unbelief.
Come unto me, O ye house of Israel, and it shall be made amanifest
unto you how great things the Father hath laid up for you, from the foundation of the world; and it hath not come unto you, because of unbelief.
Behold, when ye shall rend that veil of unbelief which doth cause you to remain in your awful state of wickedness, and hardness of heart, and blindness of mind, then shall the great and marvelous things which have been ahid
up from the foundation of the world from you—yea, when ye shall bcall
upon the Father in my name, with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, then shall ye know that the Father hath remembered the covenant which he made unto your fathers, O house of Israel.
And then shall my arevelations
which I have caused to be written by my servant John be unfolded in the eyes of all the people. Remember, when ye see these things, ye shall know that the time is at hand that they shall be made manifest in very deed.
ye shall receive this record ye may know that the work of the Father has commenced upon all the face of the land.
all ye ends of the earth, and come unto me, and believe in my gospel, and be bbaptized
in my name; for he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned; and csigns
shall follow them that believe in my name.
And blessed is he that is found afaithful
unto my name at the last day, for he shall be blifted
up to dwell in the kingdom prepared for him cfrom
the foundation of the world. And behold it is I that hath spoken it. Amen.