Based on actual events as
recorded in the Book of Mormon: Another Testament
of Jesus Christ. [MUSIC PLAYING]
After the great and tremendous
battle at Cumorah, behold, the Nephites who had escaped
into the country southward were hunted by the Lamanites,
until they were all destroyed.
And my father also
was killed by them, and I even remain alone to write
the sad tale of the destruction of my people.
And whether they will
slay me, I know not.
But the eternal
purposes of the Lord shall roll on, until all his
promises shall be fulfilled.
For out of the earth shall
these covenants and prophecies come, by the hand
of the Lord; and it shall come even as if one
should speak from the dead. 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.
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.
Condemn me not because
of mine imperfection, but rather give thanks
unto God that He hath made manifest unto
you our imperfections, that ye may learn to be
more wise than we have been.
I have not as yet
perished; and I make not myself known
to the Lamanites, because they put to
death every Nephite that will not deny the Christ.
And I will not deny the
Christ; wherefore, I wander whithersoever I can for
the safety of mine own life.
Now I write unto my
brethren, the Lamanites; and I would that
they should know that more than four
hundred and twenty years have passed away
since the sign was given of the coming of Christ.
And I seal up these
records, after I have spoken a few words by
way of exhortation unto you. Behold, I would
exhort you that when ye shall read these things,
if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them,
that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath
been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam
even down until the time that ye shall
receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts. And when ye receive
these things, I would exhort you that ye would
ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if
these things are not true; and if ye shall ask
with a sincere heart, with real intent,
having faith in Christ, He will manifest the
truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power
of the Holy Ghost ye may know the
truth of all things.
All May Know the Truth: Moroni’s Promise | Mormon 8–9; Moroni 1, 10
Moroni prophesies of the future day when the sacred writings would be miraculously translated. Moroni declares that we can read this record, understand God’s covenants, and ask God to help us know the truth of all things.