Abinadi's Message to Noah and his Priests

The Light and Life

Mosiah 16:6

Were it not for the coming of Christ, there could be no redemption.

And now 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 16:7–8

Christ’s death enables the resurrection, thereby conquering death and the grave.

And if Christ had not risen from the dead, or have broken the bands of death that the grave should have no victory, and that death should have no sting, there could have been no resurrection. But there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ.

Mosiah 16:9

He is the endless light and life of the world.

He is the light and the life of the world; yea, a light that is endless, that can never be darkened; yea, and also a life which is endless, that there can be no more death.

Mosiah 16:10-11

In an immortal, incorruptible state, we will be brought to the judgement of God, and obtain either endless life and happiness or damnation.

Even this mortal shall put on immortality, and this corruption shall put on incorruption, and 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 and happiness; and if they be evil, to the resurrection of endless damnation, being delivered up to the devil, who hath subjected them, which is damnation?

Mosiah 16:12

The damned will have lived according to their own carnal wills, rejecting the Lord’s mercy, and failing to repent.

Having gone according to their own carnal wills and desires; having never called upon the Lord while the arms of mercy were extended towards them; for the arms of mercy were extended towards them, and they would not; they being warned of their iniquities and yet they would not depart from them; and they were commanded to repent and yet they would not repent.

Mosiah 16:13–15

You should repent, and teach the people that the Law of Moses is a shadow of the redemption that comes only in and through Christ the Lord, the very Eternal Father.

And now, ought ye not to tremble and repent of your sins, and remember that only in and 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, who is the very Eternal Father. Amen.