173 - Benjamin's Plea
The Book of Mormon is a very inviting book. Charts 171-75 present only a few of the verses in the Book of Mormon that invite all people everywhere to come unto Christ (see 2 Nephi 26:33), to believe in him and his words (see 2 Nephi 33:10), to forsake sin and be forgiven by the Lord Omnipotent (see Mosiah 4:10), to become sanctified and spotless before God (see 3 Nephi 27:20), to do good and to love God and serve him (see Moroni 7:13), to ask God for a witness of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon (see Moroni 10:4), and to become perfected in him (see Moroni 10:32). These heartfelt invitations, universally extended by Nephi, Benjamin, Mormon, Moroni, and Jesus Christ himself, consistently greet all people with open arms, inviting them to come and partake of the fulness of God's joy. Through invitations such as these, readers everywhere feel included in God's saving love. They accept these invitations in faith by forsaking their sins, being baptized, and going forth to do good under the Lord's inspired direction.