The Book of Mormon
The Book Of Alma (41-63)
1 And now, my son, I have somewhat to say concerning the restoration of which has
been spoken; for behold, some have wrested the scriptures, and have gone far astray
because of this thing. And I perceive that thy mind has been worried also concerning this
thing. But behold, I will explain it unto thee.
2 I say unto thee, my son, that the plan of restoration is requisite with the justice of God;
for it is requisite that all things should be restored to their proper order. Behold, it is
requisite and just, according to the power and resurrection of Christ, that the soul of man
should be restored to its body, and that every part of the body should be restored to itself.
3 And it is requisite with the justice of God that men should be judged according to their
works; and if their works were good in this life, and the desires of their hearts were good,
that they should also, at the last day, be restored unto that which is good.
4 And if their works are evil they shall be restored unto them for evil. Therefore, all
things shall be restored to their proper order, every thing to its natural frame--mortality
raised to immortality, corruption to incorruption--raised to endless happiness to inherit
the kingdom of God, or to endless misery to inherit the kingdom of the devil, the one on
one hand, the other on the other--
5 The one raised to happiness according to his desires of happiness, or good according to
his desires of good; and the other to evil according to his desires of evil; for as he has
desired to do evil all the day long even so shall he have his reward of evil when the night
6 And so it is on the other hand. If he hath repented of his sins, and desired righteousness
until the end of his days, even so he shall be rewarded unto righteousness.
7 These are they that are redeemed of the Lord; yea, these are they that are taken out,
that are delivered from that endless night of darkness; and thus they stand or fall; for
behold, they are their own judges, whether to do good or do evil.