King Benjamin Teaches of Christ

Book of Mormon Teacher Resource Manual, (2004), 297


Mosiah 3:5

Christ, who reigns “from all eternity to all eternity,” would “come down from heaven among the children of men, and … dwell in a tabernacle of clay.”

Mosiah 3:5–6

Christ would work “mighty miracles,” such as raising the dead and healing all manner of disability and disease, and casting out the evil spirits that “dwell in the hearts of the children of men.”

Mosiah 3:7

He would suffer temptations, hunger, thirst, fatigue, and “pain of body,” more than a man can suffer “except it be unto death.”

Mosiah 3:7

Blood would come from every pore, so great would be His anguish over the wickedness of mankind.

Mosiah 3:8

He would be called “Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of heaven and earth, the Creator of all things from the beginning.”

Mosiah 3:8

His mother would be called Mary.

Mosiah 3:9

His own people would reject Him, considering Him only “a man.” They would accuse Him of having an evil spirit and would scourge and crucify Him.

Mosiah 3:10

He would rise from the dead on the third day.

Mosiah 3:10

He would judge the world with “righteous judgment.”

Mosiah 3:11

His blood would atone for those who sin in ignorance.

Mosiah 3:12

Repentance is required of all who sin knowingly.

Mosiah 3:15

Many “signs, and wonders, and types, and shadows” would be given to the house of Israel, including the law of Moses, pointing the people toward Christ’s coming. Still they would harden their hearts and fail to understand that the law of Moses “availeth nothing except it were through the atonement of [Christ’s] blood.”

Mosiah 3:17

There would be “no other name given nor any other way nor means” by which salvation could come. It comes only in and through “the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent.”

(Adapted from Jeffrey R. Holland, Christ and the New Covenant: The Messianic Message of the Book of Mormon [1997], 99–100.)