Mormon’s Synagogue Address

Faith in Christ’s Coming

Moroni 7:19

Searching in the light of Christ to lay hold upon every good thing results in becoming children of Christ.

Wherefore, I beseech of you, brethren, that ye should search diligently in the light of Christ that ye may know good from evil; and if ye will lay hold upon every good thing, and condemn it not, ye certainly will be a child of Christ.

Moroni 7:20–21

Faith relates to the ability to lay hold to every good thing.

And now, my brethren, how is it possible that ye can lay hold upon every good thing? And now I come to that faith, of which I said I would speak; and I will tell you the way whereby ye may lay hold on every good thing.

Moroni 7:22

Every good thing emerges from Christ, who was prophesied by angels and an all-knowing God.

For behold, God knowing all things, being from everlasting to everlasting, behold, he sent angels to minister unto the children of men, to make manifest concerning the coming of Christ; and in Christ there should come every good thing.

Moroni 7:23

The coming of Christ was foretold by God-inspired prophets.

And God also declared unto prophets, by his own mouth, that Christ should come.

Moroni 7:24

Goodness is manifest by Christ in various ways, all of which counteract humanity’s fallen nature.

And behold, there were divers ways that he did manifest things unto the children of men, which were good; and all things which are good cometh of Christ; otherwise men were fallen, and there could no good thing come unto them.

Moroni 7:25

Until Christ came, humanity laid hold upon every good thing by exercising faith in Christ, as revealed by angels and the word of God.

Wherefore, by the ministering of angels, and by every word which proceeded forth out of the mouth of God, men began to exercise faith in Christ; and thus by faith, they did lay hold upon every good thing; and thus it was until the coming of Christ.

Moroni 7:26

After the coming of Christ, humanity continued to become saved children of Christ by faith in Christ’s name.

And after that he came men also were saved by faith in his name; and by faith, they become the sons of God.

Moroni 7:26

Jesus promised the Nephite disciples that their prayerful requests for good things will be granted.

And as sure as Christ liveth he spake these words unto our fathers, saying:

“Whatsoever thing ye shall ask the Father in my name, which is good, in faith believing that ye shall receive, behold, it shall be done unto you.”