The Book of Mormon emphatically declares that the law of Moses was purposefully to point the Jewish people and the world to the birth and coming of the Messiah, Jesus. The Old Testament as we have received it is silent with regard to the specific name of the Savior to come; however, it lists many of his special and sacred titles and sets forth numerous prophecies pertaining to his birth, mortal ministry, crucifixion, and atonement. Moreover, despite the lack of this information in our Old Testament as we have received it, the Book of Mormon prophet Jacob, writing in the fifth or sixth century B.C., stated that "none of the [earlier] prophets have written, nor prophesied, save they have spoken concerning this Christ" (Jacob 7:11).
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Today's Maxwell Quote
From But for a Small Moment (1986), 48: