“Having Faith in Christ”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
Nephi’s faith in Christ serves as a model for all who desire to know the truth of God. He wrote: “And it came to pass after I, Nephi, having heard all the words of my father, concerning the things which he saw in a vision, and also the things which he spake by the power of the Holy Ghost, which power he received by faith on the Son of God-and the Son of God was the Messiah who should come-I, Nephi, was desirous also that I might see and hear, and know of these things, by the power of the Holy Ghost, which is the gift of God unto all those who diligently seek him, as well in times of old as in the time that he should manifest himself unto the children of men. For he is the same yesterday, today, and forever; and the way is prepared for all men from the foundation of the world, if it so be that they repent and come unto him.” (1 Nephi 10:15-18.) That is, Nephi had faith in the principle that God constantly manifests himself to those who seek Christ.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4