For the time cometh, saith the Lamb of God, that I will work a great and a marvelous work among the children of men; a work which shall be everlasting, either on the one hand or on the other—either to the convincing of them unto peace and life eternal, or unto the deliverance of them to the hardness of their hearts and the blindness of their minds unto their being brought down into captivity, and also into destruction, both temporally and spiritually, according to the captivity of the devil, of which I have spoken.” – 1 Nephi 14:7
And now, I would prophesy somewhat more concerning the Jews and the Gentiles. For after the book of which I have spoken shall come forth, and be written unto the Gentiles, and sealed up again unto the Lord, there shall be many which shall believe the words which are written; and they shall carry them forth unto the remnant of our seed.
And then shall the remnant of our seed know concerning us, how that we came out from Jerusalem, and that they are descendants of the Jews.
And the gospel of Jesus Christ shall be declared among them; wherefore, they shall be restored unto the knowledge of their fathers, and also to the knowledge of Jesus Christ, which was had among their fathers.” – 2 Nephi 30:3 – 5
As sad as it is to think about the world’s rejection of Christ and the following apostasy, we can be happy that the story doesn’t end there. The Lord promised that He would do a work in the latter-days – of bringing the gospel forth to us again. This time, the gospel would first go to the Gentiles and then taken to the Jews (the first shall be last and the last shall be first).
There are so many different scriptures concerning the restoration of the Gospel. The important thing to remember (in the context of this blog post and scripture chain) is that in the restoration of the Gospel, we were again brought to Christ.
I am so grateful to live now when the gospel has been restored. I’m thankful that we have the testimonies of all the prophets who have gone before us, and that we can look to a prophet who leads us now. I’m grateful that so many people sacrificed so much because of their faith in the gospel. Their faith has enabled me to have my own faith and testimony. I know that the gospel was restored, and we enjoy it now in its fullness.
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