Moroni 10: “Come unto Christ, and Be Perfected in Him” (December 14-20)

“I exhort you.” Eight times in his final chapter, Moroni uses this phrase or the related phrase, “I would exhort you.” He introduces the chapter as “a few words…of exhortation unto you” (Moroni 10:2).

To exhort is to “strongly encourage or urge someone to do something” (Oxford English Dictionary). So Moroni’s final order of business is to strongly encourage us (his future readers) to do the following eight things:

  1. Remember the mercy God has shown to people throughout history and ponder it (Moroni 10:3).
  2. Ask God if the Book of Mormon is true (Moroni 10:4).
  3. Don’t deny the power of God (Moroni 10:7).
  4. Don’t deny the gifts of God (Moroni 10:8).
  5. Remember that every good gift comes from Christ (Moroni 10:18).
  6. Remember that Christ is unchanging and that His gifts are eternal (Moroni 10:19).
  7. Remember the importance of faith, hope, and charity in preparing you for the final judgment (Moroni 10:27).
  8. Come unto Christ, and receive every good gift (Moroni 10:30).

Here is a summary of the chapter, with my key takeaways: Moroni’s Final Message.

Here is a blog post about these exhortations and the related truths Moroni affirms in the process: I Would Exhort You… – Moroni 10.

I’ve written several posts comparing the contents of Moroni 10 with related content in the Book of Mormon:

Here are some lessons I’ve learned from this chapter:

2 thoughts on “Moroni 10: “Come unto Christ, and Be Perfected in Him” (December 14-20)

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  1. Just stumbled upon this blog as I was studying “Come Follow Me”, specifically Moroni 10:32. Why do you think that Moroni says “come unto Christ and be perfected in Him” in the past tense? Then it switches to present tense later in the same verse “if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God”?

    Also, what are the chances that you continue blogging the D&C Come Follow Me?

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    1. That’s an interesting question, Grant. I notice that the first time Moroni uses the term, he is encouraging us to do something – come unto Christ – so that we can be perfected. Afterward, he refers to us three times as “perfect in Christ,” which might indicate that we are aligned with a perfect Individual—that the team is perfect because we are working with Him. However, isn’t it interesting that we are only subsequently “sanctified” and “become holy, without spot?” That sounds to me like a process that happens over time as we continue in His grace.
      Thanks for the Come, Follow Me suggestion. At this point, I’m planning to continue to publish a summary post each week based on the Come, Follow Me reading for that week, and then to write during the week about related topics. I hope that’s useful to you.
      Have a great day!

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