Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, circa August 1829–circa January 1830

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tongue & people shall see eye to eye & shall confess before God that his Judgments are Just & then shall the wicked be cast out & they shall have cause to howl & weep & wail & gnash their teeth & this because they would not hearken unto the voice of the good shepherd <​Lord​> therefore the Lord redeemeth them not for they are carnal & devilish & the Devil hath power over them yea even that old Serpant that did beguile our first parents which was the cause of their fall which was the cause of all mankinds becoming carnal sensual devilish knowing evil from good subjecting themselves to the Devil thus all mankind were lost & behold they would have been endlessly lost were it not that God redeemed his People from their lost & fallen state but remember that he that persists in his own carnal nature & goes on in the ways of sin & rebellion against God he remaineth in his fallen state & the Devil hath all power over him therefore he as is as tho there was no redemption made being an enemy to God & also is the Devil an eneny to God & now if Christ had not come into the world speaking of things to come as tho they had already come there could have been no redemption & if Christ had not risen from the dead or broken the bands of death that the grave should have no victory & that death should have no sting there could have been no resurrection but there a resurrection therefore the grave hath no victory & the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ he is the light & the life of the world yea a light that is endless that can never be darkened yea & also a life which is endless that there can be no mor death even this mortal shall put on immortality & this corruption shall put on incoruption & shall be brought to stand before the bar of God to be Judged of him according to their works whether they be good or whether they be evil if they be good to the resurrection of endless life & happiness & if they be evil to resurrection of endless damnation being delivered up to the Devil who hath suby subjected them which is damnation having gone according to their own carnal wills & desires having never called up the Lord while the arms of mercy was extended towards them for the arms of mercy was extended towards them & they would not they being warned of their iniquities & yet they would not repent depart from them & they were commanded to repent & yet they would not repent & now had ye not ought to tremble & repent of your sins & remember only in & through Christ ye can be saved therefore if ye teach the law of Moses also teach that it is a shadow of those things which are to come teach them that redemption cometh through Christ the Lord which is the verry eternal Father— Amen——
Mosiah, Chapter 9 [Mosiah 17–21]
—— Chapter [blank]—— And now it came to pass that when Abinadi had finished these sayings that the King commanded that the Priests should take him & cause that he should be put to death but there was one among them whose name was Alma Alma & he believed the words <​words​> which Abinadi had spoken for he knew concerning the iniquity which Abinadi had spoken testified against them therefore he began to plead with the King that he would not be angry with Abinadi but suffer that he might depart in peace but the King was more wroth & caused that Alma should be cast out from among them & sent his servants after him that they might slay him but he fled [p. 143]
tongue & people shall see eye to eye & shall confess before God that his Judgments are Just & then shall the wicked be cast out & they shall have cause to howl & weep & wail & gnash their teeth & this because they would not hearken unto the voice of the Lord therefore the Lord redeemeth them not for they are carnal & devilish & the Devil hath power over them yea even that old Serpant that did beguile our first parents which was the cause of their fall which was the cause of all mankinds becoming carnal sensual devilish knowing evil from good subjecting themselves to the Devil thus all mankind were lost & behold they would have been endlessly lost were it not that God redeemed his People from their lost & fallen state but remember that he that persists in his own carnal nature & goes on in the ways of sin & rebellion against God he remaineth in his fallen state & the Devil hath all power over him therefore he is as tho there was no redemption made being an enemy to God & also is the Devil an eneny to God & now if Christ had not come into the world speaking of things to come as tho they had already come there could have been no redemption & if Christ had not risen from the dead or broken the bands of death that the grave should have no victory & that death should have no sting there could have been no resurrection but there a resurrection therefore the grave hath no victory & the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ he is the light & the life of the world yea a light that is endless that can never be darkened yea & also a life which is endless that there can be no mor death even this mortal shall put on immortality & this corruption shall put on incoruption & shall be brought to stand before the bar of God to be Judged of him according to their works whether they be good or whether they be evil if they be good to the resurrection of endless life & happiness & if they be evil to resurrection of endless damnation being delivered up to the Devil who hath subjected them which is damnation having gone according to their own carnal wills & desires having never called up the Lord while the arms of mercy was extended towards them for the arms of mercy was extended towards them & they would not they being warned of their iniquities & yet they would not depart from them & they were commanded to repent & yet they would not repent & now had ye not ought to tremble & repent of your sins & remember only in & through Christ ye can be saved therefore if ye teach the law of Moses also teach that it is a shadow of those things which are to come teach them that redemption cometh through Christ the Lord which is the verry eternal Father— Amen——
Mosiah, Chapter 9 [Mosiah 17–21]
—— Chapter [blank]—— And now it came to pass that when Abinadi had finished these sayings that the King commanded that the Priests should take him & cause that he should be put to death but there was one among them whose name was Alma & he believed the words which Abinadi had spoken for he knew concerning the iniquity which Abinadi had testified against them therefore he began to plead with the King that he would not be angry with Abinadi but suffer that he might depart in peace but the King was more wroth & caused that Alma should be cast out from among them & sent his servants after him that they might slay him but he fled [p. 143]
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