I Speak Unto You As If Ye Were Present

One of my favorite set of verses from The Book of Mormon – Another Testament of Jesus Christ is a prophecy from the last prophet in the book and son of the prophet historian, Mormon, Moroni. It’s one of the most poignant messages in the book, in my opinion, since he speaks directly to us and shares an example of how the Lord guided him and the other writers of the Book of Mormon in preparing the recording for a “future day,” for our day, and even showed them the latter days as part of this direction and help.

Screen Shot 2018-07-17 at 10.18.30 PM.pngMormon writes, in Mormon 8: 34-35, “Behold, the Lord hath shown unto me great and marvelous things concerning that which must shortly come, at that day when these things shall come forth among you. Behold, I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not. But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me, and I know your doing.” Pretty cool, huh?

In the next few verses (v. 36-41) he goes on to describe our day to a tee, speaking of the “pride,” the “love of money,” the “hypocrisy” and more that we see so rampant in our world today. And he wrote this over 1,600 years ago! It’s a wonderful example, of hundreds, of the Lord guiding the work of preparing and rolling out the book. It’s also, I feel, a great reminder that the Lord loves us and prepared this work for us, his children, so we can know the truth of the restored gospel in our day.

My earlier post on the validity of the Book of Mormon shares a lot more of the story if you haven’t read it yet. I encourage you to do so if you haven’t read it yet. Click Here if you’d like to do so.

Until next time…..


Patrick Laing – Portland, Oregon USA

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