When Book of Mormon peoples kept their covenants, the Lord richly blessed them, and Mormon likely drew upon blessings promised to the Israelites found on the plates of brass to illustrate this.
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Latter-day Saints have long been taught that they can find joy in serving in the temple. Likewise, many ancient Saints spoke of the joy they experienced while being in or near the temple. Read some of the things both have expressed.
Nephi’s statement “it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do” has been the source of much discussion among Latter-day Saints. BYU Professor Stephen Robinson explained, “At first glance at this scripture, we might think that grace is offered to us only chronologically after we have completed doing all we can do, but this is demonstrably false.”
Near the end of his time with the Nephites after his resurrection and ascension, Jesus gave to His disciples and commanded them to write “words which the Father had given unto Malachi” and commanded that they be given to the Nephites.
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