“Believe in Him to Come As Though He Already Was”

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True prophets, such as Jarom, who lived before Jesus Christ’s birth, wrote about His Coming and His Atonement as though it had already happened. King Benjamin said, “The Lord God hath sent his holy prophets among all the children of men, to declare these things to every kindred, nation, and tongue, that thereby whosoever should believe that Christ should come, the same might receive remission of their sins, and rejoice with exceedingly great joy, even as though he had already come among them” (Mosiah 3:13; italics added). Abinadi said, “If Christ had not come into the world, speaking of things to come as though they had already come, there could have been no redemption” (Mosiah 16:6; italics added).

Book of Mormon Student Manual (2009 Edition)