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A Testimony of the Lamb of God

It impresses me that so early in the Book of Mormon and at the beginning of Nephi's personal ministry and journey, he is endowed with this significant vision of the Savior's life and ministry.

[Angels declare] the word of Christ unto the chosen vessels of the Lord, that they may bear testimony of him.

And by so doing, the Lord God prepareth the way that the residue of men may have faith in Christ...
Moroni 7:31-32


Perhaps it is not surprising considering these verses from Moroni that because of Nephi's position literally at the beginning of a civilization, he was permitted to have seen in vision the Savior and his ministry. The very purpose for which the Lord was removing Lehi and his family from Jerusalem to a promised land was so that the Lord might raise up onto him a righteous posterity. This vision enabled Nephi and his posterity to exercise faith in the Lamb of God, to receive the salvation that had been prepared for them.

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