King Benjamin’s Speech


Mosiah 4:4

Benjamin continues speaking to his people.

And king Benjamin again opened his mouth and began to speak unto them, saying:

Mosiah 4:4

Benjamin calls his people’s attention.

My friends and my brethren, my kindred and my people, I would again call your attention, that ye may hear and understand the remainder of my words which I shall speak unto you.

Mosiah 4:5

The knowledge of God has you aware of man’s fallen state.

For behold, if the knowledge of the goodness of God at this time has awakened you to a sense of your nothingness, and your worthless and fallen state—

Mosiah 4:6

A knowledge of God should lead to diligence in keeping his commandments.

I say unto you, if ye have come to a knowledge of the goodness of God, and his matchless power, and his wisdom, and his patience, and his long–suffering towards the children of men; and also, the atonement which has been prepared from the foundation of the world, that thereby salvation might come to him that should put his trust in the Lord, and should be diligent in keeping his commandments, and continue in the faith even unto the end of his life, I mean the life of the mortal body—

Mosiah 4:7

Salvation is received through the atonement.

I say, that this is the man who receiveth salvation, through the atonement which was prepared from the foundation of the world for all mankind, which ever were since the fall of Adam, or who are, or who ever shall be, even unto the end of the world.

Mosiah 4:8

There is no other means of obtaining salvation but through Christ.

And this is the means whereby salvation cometh. And there is none other salvation save this which hath been spoken of; neither are there any conditions whereby man can be saved except the conditions which I have told you.