Some people say that they cannot believe in Christ because they did not live when He was on the earth. They have not seen Him so they will not believe. What we need to remember is the fact that many people who DID see Christ when He was on the earth did not believe. Seeing isn’t enough. The way that we come to know Christ is through the Spirit. Whether we live before Christ, after Christ or while He was on the earth, we can know through the Spirit. 

I love this verse from The Book of Mormon where “he” is talking of Christ:

…thou art blessed even as they unto whom he shall minister in the flesh; for the Spirit is the same, yesterday, today, and forever…

2 Nephi 2:4

Jacob (to whom this verse is addressed) came to know Christ and he lived about 600 years before Christ. This verse emphasizes the fact that the Spirit is the way to know Christ lives regardless of when we live on earth. Studying the scriptures, praying to God to know and being willing to follow God’s commandments gives the Spirit the opportunity to bear witness that Christ lives. 

I encourage you to ask God if you don’t already know that Christ lives because I know that He will help you know Christ. God loves you and wants you to be happy :) 

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