Mormon’s final invitation to the remnant of his people is poignant and beautiful. It is also unmistakenably direct. He wants there to be no doubt, that the remnant of his people remains part of covenant Israel, and that they will be accepted if they turn to Christ, repent, and follow him.
” 5 Know ye that ye must come to the knowledge of your fathers, and repent of all your sins and iniquities, and believe in Jesus Christ, that he is the Son of God, and that he was slain by the Jews, and by the power of the Father he hath risen again, whereby he hath gained the victory over the grave; and also in him is the sting of death swallowed up. …
10 And ye will also know that ye are a remnant of the seed of Jacob; therefore ye are numbered among the people of the first covenant; and if it so be that ye believe in Christ, and are baptized, first with water, then with fire and with the Holy Ghost, following the example of our Savior, according to that which he hath commanded us, it shall be well with you in the day of judgment. Amen.”
Despite the passing of centuries, Mormon’s promise still resonates with those who have been broken off from the house of Israel. His invitation also touched my soul, as a member of the Jewish people. God has not forsaken his people. He will not forsake us. His arms are outstretched to us always.