And they had viewed themselves
in their own carnal state,
even less than the dust of the earth.
And they all cried aloud with one voice, saying:
O have mercy, and apply
the atoning blood of Christ
that we may receive forgiveness of our sins,
and our hearts may be purified;
for we believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
who created heaven and earth, and all things;
who shall come down among the children of men.
And it came to pass that
after they had spoken these words
the Spirit of the Lord came upon them,
and they were filled with joy,
having received a remission of their sins,
and having peace of conscience,
because of the exceeding faith which they had
in Jesus Christ who should come.
And now, because of the covenant which ye have made
ye shall be called the children of Christ,
his sons, and his daughters; for behold,
this day he hath spiritually begotten you;
for ye say that your hearts are changed
through faith on his name; therefore, ye are born of him
and have become his sons and his daughters.