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Faith To Access Mercy, 1 Nephi 1:16-20

1 Nephi 1:16-20

Lehi because of the things that he read and saw in the book from his vision, consequently went among the people to preach to them. His faith in the Messiah required him to do something about it. He was met with strong opposition in this public cry of repentance.

Nephi's purpose in including this in his account is to demonstrate that, because of his father's faith, the Lord was able to extend unto them mercies, or power, to make them mighty. Faith was the turn key to God's mercy and in this case to their literal deliverence.