Part VII The Record of MorHonayah I had established my own settlement

Greetings all my relations,

Thank you for meeting here with me today.

Let’s have another sacred talk about these ancient records;

And about the Nemenhah.
Moroni (MorHonayah) teaches us how to care for Mother Earth and her resources. Within his record are many other concepts that are very important to us historically and as a people and a little Nation within a Nation.

In order for the future Zion to be built again on this North American Continant, we must join with, and pitch-in, and help the cause of Zion to move forward in the 21 century…

And live in peace for The 1000 Year Millenial Reign of The Lord…

The King of Zion… 

The Nemenhah are the model for us to follow, they are and were the model for us. Having all things in common… They have been, and are in the process of being fully restored in these modern daysThrough Chief Cloudpiler and under his direction and through spiritual adoption, we can become one people, a nation of healers…medicine men and medicine women…

Support the Nemenhah, Today!!! 

Be part of Zion in the Americas, again…

Be adopted into the very family of the angel Moroni.

Moroni has alot to do, and has done alot, in the restoration of all things.

MorHonayah

The four great pillars of The Nemenhah Nation and The Native American church of the Nemenhah are; 

1) Knowledge =Gospel

2) Sacrifice

3)Virtue

4) Consecration:

 From the records we discover…

MorHonayah is Moroni…

The Record of Mor-Honayah
The Son of Mormon
Mor-Honayah paid tribute to Heinmet for his great efforts in seeking to preserve the Nemenhah nation from the threat of the encroaching wars of the Land Southward.

Mor-Honayah described his life.

He became the high priest of Mentinah  and later of Elak Kowat.

He wrote about the priesthood, about the present day, about the Way, about taking care of the Earth, etc.

Chapter Seven

1)  Now, when I had established my own settlement, those who joined with me in it undertook to bring timber down out of the mountains on the East side of;

*The Valley of Mentinah.  (Salt Lake area of Utah, the Wasach Front and up into Manti and Sanpete and the City of Moroni today.)

And we sawed the timber and made posts and beams, boards and planks the likes of which the Nemenhah of Mentinah were wont to use in the building of houses and other structures, as also for furniture and certain useful tools.

2)  And we discovered that the trees of the valley were not fast growing and it became important to carefully replant the trees as we cut them, lest the mountains become a waste place.

For, we had seen the same take place across the desert where Father Hagoth made his first settlement.

3)  For, in the days of Heinmet’s stewardship, the people there had taken all the trees in their preparations for war.

And they used them up in all their preparations so that the hills and the mountains were denuded completely.

And this proved to be a great folly for them, for without the trees tohold the moisture and the rains, and also to stabilize the earth, the waters ran quickly over it.

And when the snows melted in the spring, the waters ran quickly into the gullies and the valleys and stayed not at all in the soil.

And because of this folly, the earth did not yield up the fruits of the harvest, but became dry and burnt and the corn died but halfway to harvest.

And all this because the people, in their haste to protect and defend themselves, had not taken the time to consider the needs of the land.

4)  And there are people in that place today, but never so many as was supported in times past because of the destruction of the forests.

And in the place of many settlements and villages, as was once the state of that part of the country, there remains only one small village today.

Where once there were thousands of Nemenhah in that place, yea, tens of thousands, nowthere are only but a few hundred and they require assistance every year from the other cities.

And all this did take place in the space of but one generation and many cities and villages which had been the home of many families of the Nemenhah for generations were become desolate and empty.

5)  And we did not wish this to happen in our own valley.

Wherefore, we took great care to replant three trees for every one that we cut down.

And in this manner we did continue to build up the forests of Mentinah.

And all the people who cut trees did begin to emulate our practice.

6)  And the waters that came down out of the mountains each spring did continue well into the summer.

And we had much water for our crops and our livestock.

And behold, the shallow lake that filled the southern end of the valley continued to produce fish for meal and birds of all kinds for the table.

7)  And above the lake the Nemenhah worked the ground and planted grain of all kinds. And also they did move livestock up into the hills on the west side for there was much grass there. And they ran stock in the hills from which the people made all manner of clothing from the wool and the hair, and also of which they had meat and meal.

8)  And also, when one crossed through the mountains which protected the Valley of Mentinah on the west, there were yet other valleys.

And in one just westand north of Mentinah, there was a great lake around which the Nemenhah did build many villages. Yea, the lake gathered many waters from the mountains far in the east and many villages were built up upon its shores.

9)  And this lake was deep and full of fish of larger size than those which inhabited the lake at Mentinah. And these fish provided much food for the people. And they also planted fruit and grain of every kind along the shores of the lake, and there was much game.

10)  But west of the lake there are mountains that are filled with many kinds of ores.

Yea, there one may find iron and copper, beryl and gold in some quantity. And these the people smelted into all manner of useful tools.

And also they found and quarried stone of greatbeauty that proved very useful in industry and in the making of tools and of ornament.

11)  And again further north there was a lake of salt water like unto the sea.

And this place was largely barren except in the places where fresh water did run intoit.

And the people did not build many settlements there, except in those places where the salt was dried and harvested.

And in these places were a few settlements built up to accommodate those who made their living drying salt for trade with other cities and settlements of the Nemenhah.

12)  Now, certain of the Nemenhah saw that the Great War between the Nephites and the Lamanites had brought much destruction upon those parts of the Land Northward into which it had moved.

But, when the Nephites had all been destroyed and the Lamanites could not support themselves after their wants, they left many horses and beasts of burden upon the land. And many of the Nemenhah took up these horses and beasts and brought them into their own lands and husbanded them.

13)  And these beasts became popular for transport, both the cattle and the horses, but most especially the horses.

For, upon the plains, it could be difficult to follow the great herds on foot.

But with horses as swift as the herds, and requiring no special provender, they were able to greatly improve their manner of living.

14)  And the people of Nespelhem became great in the breeding and management of these horses and they did produce them in great numbers.

And behold, so proficient did they become in their management, that they did bring into breeding the production of such variations in color, in size and in form that they did greatly improve them.

15)  Now, among their horses there was a kind that pleased me very much.

Yea, and it also pleased several of the men with whom I had established my settlement.

And this kind of horse had a body all of one dark color such as black or brown but the hindmost parts were white as with a blanket. 

And some almost white as with a blanket full of holes.

 Such was the spotting of this variety of horse and we were desirous to obtain them.

16)  For, they are beautiful and also easy to see.

And this seemed to us a good thing here in the mountains, for they would be less easy to lose in the forests with these patterns.

But this is not all.

The people of Nespelhem had bred these horses to be hard in the hoof such that they needed much less attention to keep them sound.

And they were also shorter in the body than the horses found in Mentinah and this seemed to us a better build for use in the mountains.
 

17)  Wherefore, I took a group of young men and boys, those who could be spared from the work of our mills, and went with them even up unto the people of Nespelhem.

And we took lumber as is used in the building of furniture and useful tools with us to trade for horses.

18)  And the people of Nespelhem would not take our lumber, for they had much timber of their own and had no need of ours.

But they did insistthat we take horses with us even down into Mentinah, for they were pleased that the kind of horses they had developed for their hilly and mountainous terrain might also have usefulness in the mountains and hills of Mentinah.

And also they were wont that the line be diversified and become not too close.

And it seemed to them that some good stock from among the horses of Mentinah might be introduced into the line withoutruining it, and in this way, the line might be strengthened.

19)  And we were desirous to join with them in the breeding of these colorful horses, for there were none like them anywhere else in all the land.

Wherefore, because we liked them so much and were desirous to engage with them in their further development and preservation, the Nemenhah of Nespelhem did insist that we take of all that we desired down into Mentinah with us.

Chapter 8

to be continued…cj

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The Names, People and Places of the  Mentinah Archives
By
Ea-lea Powitz Peopeo

*Menintah or Mentinah Valley, Utah

*Sanpete Valley, Utah

Mentinah or Menintah is the valley where those who followed Hagoth into the mountains settled. It was named after the salt found in the south end.

Details such as Moroni’s  description of  Utah  Lake and the Great Salt Lake help pinpoint the valley to be Sanpete Valley in Utah.

There are a few things we believe we know about the valley.

In the Archives, there were several who saw our day.

One of the things they said was the pioneers would take the floor stones of the High Place to build the foundations and basements of their homes.

This happened in Moroni.

That places the City of Mentinah where Manti sits today and since the stones were taken from the north side of temple hill (the hill where the  LDS Manti  temple sits today), that must be where the seven lodges of the High Place once stood.

I think it is ironic and fitting that the LDS have a pageant at temple hill every year showing Christ coming to America, for Christ did come to that very place when;

He  visited the Nemenhah of the Mountains (except, of course, He was on the other side of the hill). There is a small body of water used for irrigation just south of Fountain Green that seems to be all that is left of the Menintah lake.

If one looks at the t errain carefully they can see how this lake was shallow and would have covered a good portion of the valley.

West of Wales is a canyon.

After you pass the outcropping of rocks that is like a gate to the canyon a large mountain with cliffs can soon be seen on the right.

Cloudpiler told me once that is where Shi-Muel loved to sit and was where the high priest fell who was broken up and it took him three days to die. 

It was his opinion/belief that Elak Kowat was located where the city of Moroni sits today. 

Moroni sits right where the valley is split by hills.

From the Archives we  know  Elak  Kowat  was  on  the  north  end  of  the  valley. 

  There  is  not  much  more  valley  northwest  of Moroni, although the valley extends many miles northeast so it is possible that city was further up on the east.

I do not know the history of Moroni, why the pioneers called the city by that name.

But Moroni is a perfect name if Elak Kowat was located there, for that was the city Moroni founded. He encouraged all the survivors of the  Nephite nation to settle there with him.

We know there is a lot of salt down by Salina.

In fact, Redmond Salt is harvested down there.

An interesting point of my own family history is Salt Creek goes out of Sanpete valley towards Nephi.

My grandfather  was from Nephi and everywhere he traveled he used  to put salt in his water because he was use to the water that came out of that creek.

I think it is also interesting that after the Archives were released my mother said she wasn’t surprised for her fathe r had told her he knew there were records in the mountains of Sanpete Valley.

He was the old LDS Stake President in Nephi and I can’t help how much more his, and the generations before him, knew about the valley. It is believed that Moroni dedicated the land for the temple in Manti. That makes perfect sense, for he was often on that site as the High Priest of Mentinah.}

Reference:  Hagmeni 4, 6, 12, 14-15, Sahnempet 34, Ougou 1, 22, 59, 79, 82, 88, 122, 173, 2 Shi-Muel 1:15-17, 2:1, 4, 3:14, 4:2, 7:2, 9:15

Mentinah Archives

The  Mentinah  Archives  are  named  after  the  first  principle  city  of  the  Nemenhah  of  the  Mountains, Mentinah,  meaning  salt.  The  land  was  called  Mentinah  or  Menintah.   It  seems  eventually  the  city  was called Mentinah and the valley Menintah. 

(See “Menintah/Mentinah (Valley)” and “Mentinah (City)” for more information.) 

There are two usages for Mentinah Archives. One is the translated records of the family line  from  Hagoth  to  the  great  grandfather  of  Chief  Joseph.  

That  record  began  to  b e  released  in  English November  11,  2004  and  the  Nemenhah  Band  and  Native  American  Traditional  Organization  holds  the copyright.

The other usage of the Mentinah Archives is the physical library of the Nemenhah of Mentinah kept.

That  library was first kept  in the  tombs  that were  found  by Hagmeni, the son of Hagoth,  which held Jaredite records behind the High Place at Mentinah. 

The copies of the plates Shiblon and Nephi provided to the Nemenhah of the Mountains  and their own records of their doings, laws and histories  were put in these tombs. 

Manti, the great  great  grandson of Hagoth, was eventually commissioned to dig out caverns  deep into a mountain that many would consider a good distance from the city.

He gives the account of this in his writings in volume three.

Records from all over the world were  brought to and stored in this library. 

We know, for example, for a time the Three Nephites, year after year brought records which were stored there.

After the city of Mentinah was destroyed, the last holdout  was the high priest with trusted men where these records were kept.

They sealed up all  entrances  at that time.

After the land became desolate some came to watch  over  the  records.  

We  know  when  Brigham  Young  came  out  here  a  copy  of  at  least  part  of  the
Archives  was given to him by the chiefs who lived here. 

{When the Native Americans were placed on the reservations, the stewardship of the library was given to members of the Mayan and the Hopi.

It seems the record keepers were handed down from generation to generation as seen in the Book of Mormon. 

Like the Nephites,  there  were  times  in  the  history  of  these  records  when  it  was  publicly  known  who  the  record keepers were and other times when it wasn’t known to keep the records safe. 

Needless to say, the Lord knew  who  the  record  keepers  were  when  he  went  to  the  Mayan  Elders,  the  stewards  at  the  time,  and requested this family line, which we call The Mentinah Archives, to be released. 

Publicly, there is not much more  known  about  the  history  of  the  Archives  more  than  what  is  written  in  “The  Short  History  of  the Archives” in the front of each volume.  However, we do know that Cesar Padilla de Ramarra was one of the record keepers.

Year after year he came up to North America to check on this library and oth ers he had
stewardship over. (See “Cesar Padilla de Ramarra” for more details.)  The  best I have been able to figure, Cesar had the same responsibility with these records as Mormon and Moroni had with the Nephite records.

We do know  prior to Cesar’s death  the stewardship of the Archives was  transferred.  We were  privately informed  after the fact that the library was moved under  the  direction  of whoever is the new steward(s)  to a more  secure  and  safe  location. 

I  have  often  speculated  that  they  were  most  likely  moved  to  the  ancient Native American and Spanish gold mines in the High Uinta of the North.

That seems to be the most logical place since those places have been well guarded and the locations have been unknown to the white man for hundreds of years.  

  The important thing to know is the Archives  are being protected by Native Americans
assigned for that purpose. 

Now, as a warning,  I have found Native Americans are very serious about their
responsibilities  and  so  it  is  my  opinion  that  it  would  be  very  unwise  for  anyone  to  try  to  look  for  these records. 

Yet, I do believe the day will come when these records will be available  again to the general public to examine as they were in the past with the Nemenhah. 

However, I do not believe it will happen before the Savior comes again.

Clearly, today, it is not safe for the location of these records to be publicly known, if it were we would probably have access to other records that are as sacred  such as the Gold Plates of the Book of Mormon which Joseph Smith handed back to Moroni for safe keeping.

  The Mentinah Archives were not some records found in an archeological dig.

They have been closely guarded by the Lord and those He had called to protect them these last two thousand years.

We would not have a translation today if He had not instigated it and had picked the different individuals to do the work.

The Lord has done with these records as He did with the Book of Mormon and that is He has made it such that if anyone wants to know if these are fiction or nonfiction;

 They can only get that information through paying the personal price of getting a proper confirmation of the Holy Ghost. 

To me that is wisdom and how it should be.}
Reference: 

Cover Page, Printers page, Updates and Information, “A Short History of the Archives”, “Foreword” to the Mentinah Archives,   Hagmeni  5,  Ougou  1,  2   Shi-Muel  3:14-15,  Title  Page  to  the  Book  of  the  High  Place,  “Mentinah  Archives Pronunciation Guide”,

1 Appendix Narrator, *Mentinah (City) Mentinah was the first city built in  the valley of Menintah. {It was located where Manti, Utah sits today.

The hill where the LDS temple sits in that city is where the Nemenhah built their seven temples, known as the  seven  lodges.  

The  early  settlers  took  the  floor  stones  of  those  lodges  to  build  the  foundations  and
basement walls of their homes.

With that knowledge it is presumed those seven lodges went up the north side of the hill starting at the bottom and going to the top.}
See:  “Menintah/Mentinah (Valley)”
Reference:  Hagmeni 4, 6, 12, 14-15, Sahnempet 7, 34, Ougou 1, 7, 22, 59, 79, 82, 88, 122, 173, 2 Shi -Muel 1:12, 15-17, 2:1, 4, 3:14, 4:2, 7:2, 9:15, Manti 1:

to be continued…cj

 

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Part VI The Record Of MorHonayah; Yea, I Do See Your Day, There Shall Be Wars And Rumors Of War.

Greetimgs all my relations,

With great honor I present to you the Record of MorHonayah, Moroni see our day…

 Chapter Six

1) Now, I write these things unto you for what I deem to be a good purpose.

For, I could have laid down my stylus and made no more mark upon plates of metal than those which I have already made and hidden up in the earth.

Yea, I could have been done with all that the Lord had commanded me to write concerning
my stewardship among the Nephites.

2) But behold, He has not seen fit to let me remain idle now that my days are lengthened, but He has wrought upon me powerfully by the Holy Ghost.

And I deem it of some importance that I write these more personal words unto you who will surely read these things in the day that the Lord does bring them out of obscurity.

For behold, as I have said before, I have seen your day.

Yea, I have observed your doing.

And it is a good purpose in the Lord that you should receive the writings of one who has spent the more part of his life in the midst of war and of bloodshed.

3) Yea, I do see your day, that in it there shall be wars and rumors of war.

And your young men and even your young women shall for the sake of peace and safety run headlong into destruction.

Yea, they shall cry Peace and Safety as they charge their perceived enemy with horrible death.

And in this they shall but repeat that which they shall have heard spoken from the pulpit of the synagogues.

Yea, at the feet of their prophets shall they hear the preaching of war and the justifying of death and destruction.

And all the people shall pray for their deliverance and the death of all who might oppose them.

And this unthinking prayer shall fall from the lips of even the shepherds, and this shall be their teaching.

4) Yea, they shall cry Peace and Safety, Peace and Safety;

 Then speedily shall destruction come.

For, their young men and even their women shall speed to the fore of the battle with these words on their lips.

 And destruction shall be all their desire and all their prayer.

5) And their fathers shall likewise pray for the destruction of all who might oppose them. And their mothers shall also pray for their deliverance and for the destruction of their adversaries in battle.

Yea, and their tender brothers and sisters shall be taught also to pray for their success and that they might be preserved.

But they shall not know that in this prayer they but beg their God to deliver the enemy up to destruction.

6) And their pastors and their teachers shall justify this prayer and this oblation unto death and darkness.

And they shall stand them up on pulpits and on raised platforms and they shall preach all that is required to justify the death of men and of women, of boys and of girls, all for the sake of peace and of safety.

7) And they shall not see the folly in praying for the peace that is bought with blood and with terror.

Yea, the whole earth shall stink with it, and the field shall be darkened with it.

The song and voice of a generation shall be swallowed up in it and the sight of the seer shall be darkened by it.

Yet, shall they pray for the success of their own in it.

Yea, they shall pray to God in Heaven for the death of their enemy and shall call this a prayer for peace.

For behold, peace shall have but one significance to them, that all men shall see things their way.

And for this shall they take up weapons of war and they shall destroy fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, and call themselves the very elect of God.

And they shall surely justify themselves, for did they not hear even the same from the Lord’s Anointed?

9)  But I say unto you, All you who would take up Zion again and plant her in your hearts  if you would be the messengers of peace, do not deliver your message with the sword. If you would raise up an ensign of peace unto your adversary in the field, let it not be withthe war cry that you deliver it.

If you would be a light unto the world and put your lamp upon the bushel before the household, have a care that it not burn down the house and the city.

Yea, let it not be in the name of the Lord that you strike off the head and part the body of he whom someone has called your enemy.

10)  For none shall bring again Zion by the work of destruction, even war.

Let none deceive you.

There is no cause that shall justify the taking of the life of man or woman, save it be by the word and will of God alone.

And you may believe it; He shall not use any lofty words to puff you up should it be His will that you take the life of any person.

11)  Nay, you shall hear the command and the Holy Ghost shall confirm it, and that is all. Nay, do not expect men to stand and extol you or your calling.

Do not expect prophets to cry over your worthiness.

Do not even expect to feel justified in it yourself, nay, not in any way.

And if it be so hard a thing to take the life of man when the Creator of Heaven and of Earth shall require it at your hands, do not allow mere men to puff you up in the work of destruction to but fulfill their earthly purposes.

12)  For, show me the man who has received of Heaven the vision of eternity yea, who has even the vision of all things before him who does then cast all such knowledge aside that he might throw young men and women into battle for the sake of earthly things.

Nay, you cannot. For, such a man cannot exist.

But the God of Heaven and Earth does have all things before Him, yet He commands no man to battle except inpreservation of His chosen people.

13)  What then? Shall you call yourselves His chosen people?

Do you live His commandments?

Do you keep His law?

Is it to preserve this that you cast your young men into battle in far away places among people who knew nothing of your way of life?

Do you call yourselves the People of God and walk in His paths that you may so justify bringing unto them from so far away the work of death and destruction?

14)  And because you claim to be the elect of God, do you suppose that He will justify you?

Behold, the Lord is bound when we keep His commandments.

Yea, He is bound by that same law wherewith He does command us.

If we observe to do all that He does command us, there is no changeability in Him.

But, if we turn from His ways and from His commandments, behold, He shall also turn away His face from us.

We have no promise at all and may not expect anything from Him if we do not keep His commandments.

15)  Now, did He command us to hate our enemy?

Or did He warn us to render equity to them that despitefully use us?

And if it so be that our neighbor becomes our enemy, did He admonish us to go to and dig a pit for him?

Or did He teach that when the stranger comes into our midst that we should strip him and beat him and cast him out?

And has He ever taught that we ought to carefully judge our neighbor and render unto him according to our own ways and our own customs?

16)  Yet, these are the things that you shall do even unto all your neighbors, small or great.

Yea, this is the vision of your day which the Spirit has shown me.

Behold, I say unto you, There shall be some few who feel the promptings of the Spirit in the day in which these things shall be delivered up unto men to judge.

And I speak unto you as if you were here even before me.

If you be among they who shall think to bring again Zion in such a land and among such a people, let no man, be he prophet or king, convince you to go up to war.

Do not think that you can speak peace with the sword.

Do not think that you may take up the seed of Zion to plant it in your hearts;

 With the sword in your hand still steaming from the fray.

17)  Wherefore, all you Sons of God. Go not unto any war nor up unto any battle unless it is God’s war and God’s battle and be careful what you lay at His feet.

For, the prize of victory has ever been the bodies of the enemy.

Shall not the heads and arms and legs, the swords and the shafts, the horses and the chariots that you lay at the feet of your Sovereign be any different than the heads you shall bow and the arms you shall raise up unto Him, or the knees that you shall bend?

And what difference is there between your swords and theirs?

If it be man’s conflict, flee from before the face of it.

Make no war upon anyone, for perchance you prevail, shall the God of Heaven rejoice in your spoils?

And what shall you add to His storehouse but death?

18)  Now, these are words rising out of the dust.

Yea, it is as a familiar spirit thatI speak unto you.

My words are the words of one who has raised the sword against his neighbor.

Yea, I have brought down the sword and I have relieved many men and women of their limbs and their lives, and can I call myself justified in the work of destruction?

I cannot!
19)  Behold, the war between the Nephites, my people, and the Lamanites was a war of men and not of God. My father was a prophet and a man of God.

Yet, he commanded the Nephites in an iniquitous war.

And there was no justification for any of them in it, for God was not in it.

The work of death had no purpose but death.

And even I commanded the Nephites in the latter part of the war.

And there was not one of them who raised up their sword because God had commanded them. They did so only to reap a vengeance upon their enemy.

20)  Behold, were the elect of God preserved? Did it profit any man to be a Nephite in the end? Are there any of the Fair Ones left in the land who call themselves Nephite?

And did not they who are called accursed prevail against us?

Yea, for the Nephites are a race that exists no more at all.

And though they raised up their voices in mighty prayer unto God for their deliverance, did He, hearing their prayers, preserve them?

He did not.

21)  I ask you, were the Lamanites righteous?

Of a surety they were more righteous than the Nephites.

But, were they righteous?

Did they live the laws and statutes and commandments of God?

They did not!

Yet they prevailed.

And this is the thing that I should like you to consider;

 All you who would call yourselves elect.

Yea, consider these things all you who would bring again Zion in this land.

The Lamanites were wicked, yet they prevailed against the Nephites.

The prayers of the Nephites were as sounding brass.

It is not to be judged who is elect and who is not.

The wars of men never have for their purpose to bring about righteousness, any more than the war between the Nephites and the Lamanites had for its purpose to establish righteousness in the land.

Nay!

The Nephites desired only the death of the Lamanites and the Lamanites desired only the death of the Nephites.

If you take war into a foreign land and to a foreign people in order to establish peace in your own land, you shall harvest the hurricane.

You cannot sow peace with death.

You cannot get safety by killing your neighbor.

23)  Let this be a tradition and a custom unto you, as it has become a custom among the Nemenhah – that you go not up to battle until the Lord shall be your commander.

For, in the day that you raise up some man to command you;

 You have raised up a golden calf.

And in the day that you rely upon the arm of the flesh to establish peace in the land, in that day you shall have planted in the hearts of men an abomination that shall make the nation desolate.

Yea, the nation shall become as a barren woman who sits upon the ground.

For, the Lord shall not hear the prayers of that nation, and is this not desolation?

Chapter Seven

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Part V The Record of MorHonayah; Moroni Goes Upon The Way and Sees Us In Our Day

Greetings all my relations,

MorHonayah sees us in our day.

It is a great honor and privilege to continue with the ancient record of MorHonayah.

Chapter Five

1) And the Nemenhah did remain in the ways of the Lord.

Yea, they did not depart from them and, indeed they had never departed from them, except in the forty years of the stewardship of Heinmet.

But behold, they had not actually left the path of righteousness during that time, only that they had not all things in common.

In this they had left Zion and had returned unto the ways of the world. But they did no mean or low thing, nor caused that anyone should sin, but continued to follow the precepts of righteousness.

Yea, they did justify themselves in building up their armies and their cities in preparation to defend themselves against the Lamanites and the Gadiantonhem.

And in this was no sin.

But they did not preserve Zion in their hearts as their fathers did before them.

2) And in this I see the seeds of a great wickedness.

For, had they remained in it even after Heinmet had seen that he had led the people in the wrong path and made efforts to correct his error, behold, the Nemenhah would have been no more, just as the Nephites are no more.

Yea, they should have all been destroyed from off the face of this land.

For, their fear of war would have overcome them, even as that
fear overcame the Nephites.

And it was fear of destruction that brought upon the Nephites their own lust
for the destruction of the Lamanites.

3) Behold and heed my words all you who would read these writings and ponder them in your hearts.

You shall have prophets among you who will be of great use to you in deciding your paths.

And when you have confirmed their words by the gift and power of the Holy Ghost, and that Holy Ghost has confirmed that the words they speak in prophecy unto you are indeed the word and will of God, and you take them up and act upon them, see that you do not then turn from them.

For if you do, the Lord shall turn from
you.

4) And even if you do not turn altogether from the thing in which the Lord shall direct you, but only in some particular or another, repent quickly.

For the Lord will hold you to your promises.

And should you covenant with the Lord in a thing and then break from that stewardship, it would be better for you that you had died in that moment instead.

For you shall surely suffer the curse that is upon this land and your suffering shall be great.

5) And if as a people the Lord does lead you and guide you and give unto you commandments, the fulfillment of them shall bring great blessings unto you as a nation.

But if you turn from that guidance and make laws unto yourselves that are contrary to the commandments that the Lord shall have given you, woe unto you!

For this is what the Nephites did and their collapse and destruction was complete.

6) Or do you suppose that the Lord will confirm you in your disobedience?

He shall not!

But you shall be under His condemnation as a whole people until the day in which He does lift the curse from off of this land.

But behold, desire it not!

For in the moment that He does lift the curse from off of this land, then shall the peculiar blessing upon this land also be removed.

Behold, this blessing is great and is put upon this land in order that it might be a place wherein the Lord might nurture Zion in peace.

7) Now I say these things unto you, as a voice speaking unto you out of the past and out of the dust, because I have seen your day and your doing.

You are as the Nephites in this respect, for the Lord has shown unto you His great power and also His great love.

And He shall have given unto you commandments which you shall take up with a covenant.

And you shall call yourselves a covenant people and blessed above all the people of the earth and elect.

8) But I have also seen that you shall reject the counsel of God in respect to that manner in which the People of God ought to live.

And you shall altogether take back into your bosoms all the things of the world.

And you shall desire again the esteem of the world over the love of God.

And even you shall shrug and wink at the condemnation of God until it become a thing of naught in your minds and a thing to be discounted and ignored because of all the other things that you do for the Lord and His righteousness.

9) Yea, I have seen how great shall be the preaching of religion among you.

But behold, you cannot preach the truth if you do not live it.

Yea, your preaching will have a form of godliness;

But it shall deny the power thereof.

10) And I have seen the Church, as you shall call it in your day, with its temples and synagogues that you shall build up unto the Lord.

And I have seen your dedications and your oblations of money and costly things in these great buildings that you shall raise up unto Him.

But can a temple built by your hands be the Lord’s house, and can you expect the Lord to abide in it when you do not His commandments?

11) Behold, you may dedicate every rock on the face of the earth to the Lord, but if you dedicate not your own hearts it will avail you nothing.

Yea, there shall be countless many who walk within the halls which you shall dedicate.

But I say unto you, Only they who dedicate their hearts shall feel the presence of the Lord in such places.

12) Behold, all this did the Nemenhah in the days of Heinmet’s stewardship.

Or do you think that they did not dedicate their earthen works of defense unto the Lord?

And did you think that the great army that they built up was comprised of unworthy and unrighteous men?

Do not think it.

13) But in it the Nemenhah pleased not God in all that they did in preparing for the war that should soon come into the Land Northward.

With all their prayers and all their dedications;

They built up a great and mighty idol;

  Athing of power that took all their efforts and occupied all their thoughts.

And is this not worship?

Did they not create a great golden calf to worship?

Behold, I have seen your day and your great golden calf!

14) Behold, the Nemenhah have rescued themselves.

Yea, they have left the path they chose for themselves and have returned again unto the right ways of the Lord, and they are preserved from all that they feared.

Could their earthen walls and works have saved them?

The Nephites had greater and yet they were driven.

Could the great army raised and supported by the Nemenhah have saved them?

The Nephites had greater and yet they utterly destroyed themselves.

15) But when the Nemenhah tore down their towers and their battlements and abandoned those that could not be torn down and when they dismissed their men of war and their army and when they returned again unto that which the Lord had commanded them, they were preserved.

Can you tear down your battlements?

Can you return again unto that wherein the Lord did command you, but because of your fear of the world you left in the dust in the place of your birth?

16) Or what shall make you any different than the Nephites or the Nemenhah?

Is it that you are so elect and so chosen that the Lord shall give you immunity to that accountability to which He has held all the rest of His children since the world was?

Can you believe that the same that befell those who walked this land before shall not befall you also?

17) And what is it that shall have so qualified you?

Are you more righteous than we?

Do you greater acts of charity?

Do you love the Lord more than we?

Do you follow His commandments with greater purpose of heart?

Are these the reasons that you shall escape the curse that has been placed upon this land and enjoy the blessing only?

18) Behold, I say unto you, Nay!

I have seen your day, and even I have read the writings of your own people.

I have heard the voice of God in the day that He shall condemn you as a nation if you do not repent.

Behold, and this before one generation had even passed from the day in which He shall have shown Himself unto you.

19) The Nemenhah have enjoyed peace in this land for hundreds of years and that peace was unbroken until they departed from that which they had covenanted with the Lord. You shall have departed from your covenant even in the first generation and shall not have returned to it even until the day the Lord shall come again.

20) As a people also you shall not have had peace, nay, not even in one generation. You shall go from the shedding of blood to the shedding of blood until it shall become a way of life unto you.

Yea, I have seen a day among your people and among your nation, in the day that the Lord shall bring this record into the light, when all your citizens shall celebrate your wars even when you shall have escaped destruction by them.

21) And I have seen you raise up your symbols and make oblations and praise yourselves because of your successes in war, and your heroes shall all be warriors.

And I have even seen how you play at war and teach your children to exercise themselves in it so that when they are older they shall be the more easily trained to put aside all goodness.

Yea, your warriors shall not be taught to pray for deliverance from battle, but they shall only pray for victory and praise themselves for their might.

22) And shall your leaders and your prophets stand upon the battlements and upon the walls decrying these things?

Shall your great men warn against them?

They shall not, but they shall comfort themselves and speak of the good purposes which the governors have for their wars and for their constant contention with the nations.

And they stand up before the people and teach war.

They shall extol the virtues of those few who are able to feel of the spirit even after they have engaged in the horrible work of destruction.

23) I do not say that such a thing is evil, for to feel the spirit at all must be a good thing.

But is this enough?

I say unto you, It is not.

For so taught also my father, and so also did I in the midst of the Great War, and
yet the Nephites were utterly destroyed.

24) And what is it that destroyed them?

It is that they were engulfed in that awful darkness in which men and women must sink in order that they might lift up the sword in wrath to destroy another human being.

And it is a peculiar teaching that takes a young and tender youth from his mother’s bosom and from his father’s knee and makes of him a monstrous thing.

I know whereof I speak, for it was my business to do such things.

And even I cannot escape the memory of it today – how that I took the young men among the Nephites and made them an army of warriors.

This memory continues to harrow up my soul, and though I spend the rest of my life atoning for my part in the destruction of the Nephites, I think I shall still feel the anguish of it all the days of my life.

25) Wherefore I ask you, ought not every prophet spend a lifetime in decrying this awful wickedness?

Should there ever be found a true prophet who can condone the work of destruction and remain a prophet?

This, I think, is a thing impossible to ask.

26) I know that I shall be called a prophet in the latter days, but I say unto you, How could the Nephites see me as prophet and commander all at once?

How could I speak words of peace in their ears and then lead them into the work of destruction?

Nay, the commander in war is never a prophet unto his people, for, one cannot say in one breath, Love Thy Neighbor, and then put him to death by the sword.

27) Now, there have been great men and women whom the Lord has called out particularly to take the life of man.

Nephi of old was one, as was also Hagmeni and his sons.

Behold, for the sake of a nation, they did take life.

But this is not the horrible work of destruction, even war.

For war takes not only the life of the individual wicked man or woman, it robs a generation of peace.

It does not simply root out a singular wickedness, but creates a general desire to do wickedness both night and day and out of necessity justifies itself.

28) And it is because of this that the Lord speaks peace unto the soul. He speaks peaceable things of love, gentleness and charity.

He stirs no man up to open and wicked war.

He justifies no man in it.

Nay, this is not the way of the Lord.

It was not the Lord who called the Nephites up unto battle against the Lamanites.

Behold, my father knew and so did I, that had the Nephites left the field of battle, so too would the Lamanites.

For the battle had become so sore that both armies would have left it many times and returned unto their own country.

29) But the Nephites would not.

They burned in their hearts against the Lamanites.

And so too did the Lamanites burn in their hearts against the Nephites to destroy them.

In the beginning, they sought only to defend themselves against the Lamanites and the Gadiantonhem who led them.

But they were very soon so carried away with the desire to avenge themselves upon their enemies that thoughts of defense no longer entered their minds.

Or did you think that it was defense of their homes that drove them across the Land of Desolation in pursuit of the Lamanites?

And was it in defense of the Nemenhah and their lands that caused them to prosecute the war into the Land Northward even thousands of miles from their own homes?

I say unto you, Nay.

It was their lust to destroy their enemy utterly that drove them, and in the end, brought upon their destruction completely.

30) Do you seek after peace?

Do not think that I, who have seen your day and your doing, have not also seen those few who shall seek to come out of Babylon and touch not her uncleanness.

Yea, I have seen even that little flock that shall bring again Zion in this land.

But how shall they do it?

What example shall they use?

Shall it be the Gentiles and their ways?

Or do you suppose that the Jews might have some counsel for them?

Where shall they turn to learn what they must know in order to live in peace upon this land and enjoy the blessing of it instead of enduring the curse laid upon it?

31) Behold, shall they look up to their shepherds in that day – they who have all been warriors and who come of warrior stock and creed – they whose notions about freedom shall overturn their understanding of the commandments of God – they who shall justify even wars prosecuted in far away places whose people had not even seen their own fair homes or known their people?

Shall they teach the laying down of the unclean thing?

Shall they teach any man or woman anything about that Zion which must be built up in the
heart before it may be established in the earth?

32) I say unto you, Nay.

But, they shall surely look to their fathers to find an ensample to follow.

Yea, their hearts shall indeed turn unto the fathers, and the hearts of the fathers shall turn again unto the children.

And the whole earth shall not be wasted at the coming of the Creator.

I say unto you, Men and women shall once again walk upon the Way, and because of this, the records of the fathers shall come again into the light and be had for an ensample unto them.

Then shall they take of the things they read of the ways and customs and covenants of their fathers and, seeing distantly as if through a fog, they shall again begin to live in peace.

33) Yea, they shall have all things in common even in a time when all else is in turmoil.

And when all other peoples are at conflict one with another;

They shall have peace and shall sustain and support each other.

They shall find ways to serve one another and assist each other in coming out of the world.

And they shall spread their way of life to other people and assist them also.

Great shall be the work of a tiny flock of the children of Lehi in the last days.

34) For behold, were it not so, the world would of a surety come to naught and shall have been wasted at the coming of the Lord.

And how shall you feel, oh son of man, at the end of all things, to have as your report to the Creator of Heaven and Earth that the world was not good enough for peace and the hearts of men were not pure enough for goodness?

How shall you feel, you mothers, to have as your report unto the Creator of Heaven and Earth that the daughters of Eve could not find love enough in their hearts to preserve the Earth and they had not gratitude enough to give thanks for the good things of the Earth?

And how shall the Earth respond when she must report to her Creator that all things are wasted and that it should have been better never to have been made at all?

35) I say unto you, All you who shall seek peace in the day of which I speak, beat your swords into plows and your spears into hooks.

Put forth your hand to heal the Earth and take good care of her.

Lay your hands upon no man or woman to do them injury, but lay your hand to the plow and the sickle to cultivate the good earth and to partake of her generous harvest.

36) Send not your sons to any war for any reason.

Let not your leaders convince you that any cause for war is righteousness, unless the Lord does command it, but lay yourselves down before the blows of your enemies if need be.

Yea, in fine, do all that you see that the Ammonites did.

Make peace.

Live with peace in your hearts.

Love your fellowman and do not use him, but provide a surplus in all that you seek
to do, that the beggar might not put up his petition in vain.

37) Yea, in fine, unless the Lord shall command it, make no war at all.

Be no part of, but rather shun the work of destruction.

For, I say unto you, Unless He does command it, He shall not justify it.

And, if He justify it not, it is an abomination of desolation, even like as has been spoken of by the prophets.

Chapter Six

to be continued…cj

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Part IV The Record of MorHonayah; The Remnant Shall Become A Little Nation Among Nations

Greetings all my relations,

Let’s continue reading…

The Record of MorHonayah

Chapter Four

Behold, in the fortieth year since the destruction of the Nephites;

 As I was reading in the archives of Mentinah;

I found in them a short history of the doings of the Jaredites.

Yea, and I found it to be an abridgement of the greater records and of great use unto the convincing of the Nemenhah to diligence in keeping the laws and statutes of God and to the holding of the course which He has set for us.

And also, because the record speaks of the utter destruction of an entire people, I have caused excerpts of it to be impressed upon cylinders, in order that small books might be made after the fashion of those that were one time carried by the Nemenhah who journeyed afar off and could not come often to read in the libraries.

Now, these cylinders may be infused with ink and rolled upon kirlis or parchments and the impressions left are as if they had been written upon plates, except that the leaves of the books are not at all durable and cannot be preserved.

2) And this was of great usefulness unto the Nemenhah, but even more so for those few Nephites who had fled from the awful work of destruction and who have taken up their residence in Elak-Kowat left are as if they had been written upon plates, except that the leaves of the books are not at all durable and cannot be preserved.

2) And this was of great usefulness unto the Nemenhah, but even more so for those few Nephites who had fled from the awful work of destruction and who have taken up their residence in Elak-Kowat.

For, they set aside the things that filled their hearts during the war and it must be understood that they do not wish ever to return to them, even in their private contemplation.

But behold, these little books contain the record of other people and they find it more easy to contemplate the acts of the Jaredites and be reminded, than to remember their own acts.

3) Yea, so useful was this little book unto the repentance of those Nephites who had come into the Nemenhah after the war, that I deemed it important that they should be added unto the plates that I had left behind in the archive at Cumorah.

Wherefore, I did take the record back to Cumorah and I opened the record I had added to that great library and added thereto the abridgement of the record of the Jaredites, even that which we do attribute to Ether.

4) For my father had made the plates with sufficient space to write a greater record, for who could have known that the Nephites would utterly destroy themselves?

Yea, he did add plates unto the record in order that there might be space enough to write a continuing history.

And even I did add plates when I had the charge of them.

Behold, this has always been the custom of they who had the charge of the records of the
Nephites.

And even they who had this charge, and were not righteous, still they made more plates and added them to the original.

5) Wherefore, when my father took up the plates, he found them to be very many and he made new plates whereon he might make an abridgement of the entire record.

And when he made new plates, he continued the custom passed down from our fathers, but his abridgement did not fill the plates that he had made.

And I also followed in this custom, for, we did not stay in one place but were driven by the war into parts unknown and often enough into places where we knew of no ore to molten.

Wherefore, it was a good custom to carry empty plates with us.

6) But, again I say, my father thought to write a greater history than that which the Nephites left us.

And, when the Lord showed him what would be the end of the Nephites, he had already made the plates.

And, though he feared that it might be possible, he never quite believed that the fair race of the Nephites would sink into utter collapse and ruin.

Wherefore, he filled only a portion of the plates which he had made.

And, not having any clear notion of what my own future might bring while I too labored among the Nephites, I too made new plates when the occasion allowed.

7) And now, for most of my lifetime the records of the Nephites have slept within the library of Corianton in Cumorah, and I traveled to the place where the records are kept and opened again the box in which I had placed the plates, the sword of Laban and the Urim and Thummim with its breastplate, and I took out the plates and wrote upon them the abridgement that Ether had made of the history of his people.

8) And when I read again the last things that I had written in the record my heart swelled within me even so much that I thought it would break.

And I was harrowed up again by the memories of the acts and horrible atrocities of the war and of both parties in it.

9) And I deemed it needful and full of necessity that I add a little more unto my own record there and the Spirit did manifest also that I should do it.

And I went upon the Way and saw the little flock of Gentiles which the Lord would bring into this land in the last days.

And I inquired unto the Lord what things I should add unto my record, for the Spirit did manifest to me that my record would come up out of the earth unto the remnant of the children of Lehi left in the land through this little flock.

And they would become a little nation among nations and begin to do a great work whereby the record of the Nephites would be spread upon all the face of the earth.

10) And the Spirit moved upon me and showed me what I ought to add unto my own record to their benefit.

And, after I had completed the work, I did seal the remaining plates up with a band, for the Nephites are no more.

But now the Spirit does whisper unto me that the sealed portion may again be made useful unto the remnant and that they may be filled up in the end by such as the Lord calls again to record the doings of His people.

11) And it was four hundred sixty and two years from the coming of the Lord unto the Nephites, and unto the Nemenhah, that I did these things and I am satisfied that a great good shall come of the things that are recorded in my father’ book.

For, I have seen the days in which they shall come forth, that the Gentiles shall rule the whole earth and shall control the hearts ofthe more part of the inhabitants of it.

And they shall drive the people even from the shedding of blood unto the shedding of blood, just as the Nephites and the Jaredites.

Wherefore, it may be that these records may be at least as useful unto the survivors of that time as they have been unto the Nephite survivors of my own city.

12) For if in the last days there may remain any who will give up this wickedness and repent and turn away from it altogether, that even the possibility might again exist that a generation might be brought up without the memory of the fallen;

 Then shall Zion be established again.

Yea, if it so be that the Lord shall bring again Zion, it shall be among a people that have cast aside the things of the world and its unrighteousness in preparation for a generation of peace.

13) And I have seen that the Lord shall work upon the hearts of men as He sees fit.

And the Holy Ghost does continually strive with all men and women who have the capacity to set aside the world and its wickedness.

And I have seen that the Lord will use the Gentiles to do a great work and a great preparation.

But they shall not bring again Zion.

Nevertheless, they shall prepare the way before those that shall.

14) Yea, even as John the Baptist could not make the atoning sacrifice, yet could he prepare the way for One who could.

Yea, he did cry repentance in a wilderness of wickedness and a way was prepared for certain good souls to receive their Creator.

And even in the midst of awful wickedness, He did comfort them and they were greatly enlightened and magnified.

15) I have walked upon the Way and seen the day of wickedness.

And you may believe me that the day which I have seen surpasses all the wickedness of all the ages.

But behold, I have seen that the record which I did seal up in a box and place in the library of Corianton, even in Cumorah, shall be chosen of the Lord and delivered up unto a prophet in the last days. And, though that prophet shall not be found perfect in all
things, yet shall the book that shall come to light through him be unto the Gentiles a guide and an anchor.

And through it a generation shall be prepared to come again out of Babylon and to establish Zion again in this blessed land.

16) And I have also seen that the Gentiles shall spread themselves upon all the face of the earth and their blood shall mingle with all the races of the earth.

And when this does take place among the remnants of the house of Lehi, there shall rise out of this mingling a Remnant of the House of Israel.

And I have seen that this little flock shall establish again a Heaven on Earth, even Zion in the midst of madness.

17) Yea behold, it shall come to pass in the last days;

 That the spirit of their dead fathers shall rise up again

 And speak to the matter of their bodies

 As a familiar spirit which does speak to them out of the dust.

And some of them shall turn unto this curious prompting and they shall break with all that is deemed wisdom.

And they shall go again into the wilderness, for though the earth be covered with people, so it shall be deemed.

And they shall cast off the shackles of their captivity and, putting upon them a beautiful garment and adorning themselves for the wedding feast, they shall fill their lamps and wait upon the Lord.

And He shall know them and welcome them in.

18) And behold, those Gentiles who shall also go with them out of Babylon and shed the sins of the world, for they shall have taken them up fully, they shall even be grafted into the House of Israel with them.

Yea, that blood in them of Isaac and of Jacob shall rise up again within them and they shall be remembered of their fathers.

And they shall walk again in Zion and shall be numbered among the people.

19) But the Gentiles who shall not be moved will continue in their wickedness even as the Nephites who could not be moved;

 And the Jaredites who could not be moved.

And it shall come to pass that they shall meet the same end.

Yea, their ways shall utterly collapse and they shall wander to and fro in search of someone who might lead them again to their former greatness.

But there shall be none such to be found, for they shall have lost the capacity to be moved upon by the Holy Ghost.

20) Recall now the words of the Book of the High Place, that the Holy Ghost does not move upon the beasts or the trees, for they have no need of such movement.

Behold, they fulfill the measure of their creation.

But unto man it is given to move upwards.

Therefore, if he retain the capacity, the Holy Ghost can move upon him.

But, when man has given up that capacity and becomes as the beasts of the field, behold, the Holy Ghost shall not move upon him anymore, lest he repent.

21) It shall come to pass that the more part of

the Gentiles shall sink into this awful state.

I have seen their day and I have witnessed their doing.

Their history shall be one of blood and horror and, though their fathers all be the same, they shall divide themselves against each other and the slaughter shall be as never before in the history of the children of Adam.

And the more part of the inhabitants of the earth shall be caught up in this wickedness and it shall be as though

an enemy has despoiled the House of God and left it a wilderness.

22) But, out of the Gentiles shall come a little flock

that shall cry in this wilderness as John did.

And they shall be esteemed strange among their neighbors,

even as John was called a wild man.

And they shall be moved upon because of that within them

that shall speak as if out of their own dust.

Yea, a familiar spirit shall rise up in them such that they shall be moved upon

to make an experiment upon the words of the Lord.

And they shall be led to the library of Corianton, even unto Cumorah,

and one chosen from among them

 shall take up the record which I have sealed in a stone.

And a little flock shall gather and they shall cry out in the wilderness and prepare the way for the establishing of Zion.

23) And they shall carry a principle into the wilderness and a generation shall attempt to live this principle.

Yea, and a generation shall learn somewhat of Zion and they shall experiment with it.

But they shall not succeed except in planting the seed.

24) And it shall come to pass that this seed shall take root in the hearts of but a few of the Gentiles and it shall be safeguarded there for a season to come.

25) But all the rest shall be caught up in the things of the world and shall suffer.

Yea, for they shall attempt to mingle the things of the world with the things of God

and this mingling shall befoul all that they touch.

And, ere the coming of the Lord,

the getting of gain shall have become a law unto them

to the extent that precious few shall be rescued.

But they that are rescued, because of the memory of the fathers

which shall rise up within them,

shall be numbered among the Remnant of the House of Israel

which shall be left in the land.

26) And behold, I say unto you,

Without this little seed, which shall be planted into the hearts of a little flock

among the Gentiles, the Remnant could have no remembrance of the ways of Zion.

For, they shall have been driven and trampled and made a hiss and a byword.

And it shall come to pass that they shall be caught up also

in the drive to become elevated in the eyes of men.

And they shall have taken up the ways and customs of their captors.

27) And it shall be because of the record which shall be delivered to them finally in the end that they shall look again within and find there

the blood of their fathers crying in the wilderness.

And they shall turn again unto the principles which governed the Nemenhah

in the time of their prosperity,

as also the Nephites before their destruction and the Lamanites

in the times after the coming of the Lord unto them.
And they shall little by little,

one person here and one person there,

one family here and one family there,
come out of Babylon and

establish Zion once again in this blessed land.

28) And, because that their blood shall have been mingledwith the blood of the Gentiles, this effect shall spread somewhat out into the Gentiles to the extent that some few of them shall join with them and assist them.

Behold, these shall be grafted in and it shall be unto them as if they had been born among the Remnant of the House of Israel left in the land.

Yea, they shall be adopted in and, though the more part of them be Gentile,

behold, the Remnant blood shall rise up and take the hold of the body

until they are Israelite every bit.

29) And when this does come to pass,

they shall no more call themselves by the nation out of which their fathers arose.

Rather, they shall call themselves by the Name of the Lord their Creator.

For they shall have been created anew and peace shall have been written in their souls.

Wherefore, they shall call their Lord the Peacemaker

and they shall call themselves His disciples.

30) And it shall come to pass that it shall be as in days of old.

And, at least among the Remnant, there shall be no manner of Ites,

and they shall have all things once again in common.

For, among them shall all the nations of the earth be blended.

Yea, among them shall be found all the blood of the creation and they
shall be one people, Zion.

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Part III The Record of Moroni; The Nemenhah called me the Salamander

Greetings all my relations,

It is with great honor that we will continue studying The Record of Moroni;

Chapter Three

1) Now, when I arrived at the city of Mentinah, the Council had not yet called anyone to take the place of Heinmet, whom they still considered high priest, though he had long been absent from the city.

2) And I took up a stewardship smelting ore and building implements and tools for use by the people. I used the skill that my father had taught me to smelt out various ores and to make durable metals.

And, because I felt comfortable and at ease at the forge, the Nemenhah called me the Salamander, which is an implement used in the drawing of the heated metal out of the forge.

3) And the granddaughter of Pa Natan, even the niece of this same Heinmet of whom I have written, did please me very much.

And we had known each other from our youths, but she had grown into a great
woman and had not married.

4) Now, I had not married, for I knew not what end I might make.

But when I took up my stewardship in Mentinah and I saw that the path before me was not one of war and continual hardship, I desired to marry and to live as other men do.

And I seized upon Pa-Hinent, the daughter of Pa-Hanat and she consented to
become my wife.

5) And we lived happily in Mentinah and had sons and daughters.

And these are the names of our sons:

ShiHonayah,

Moroni,

Shinet and Pahoran.

And these are the names of our daughters:

PaNatanhah and PaHanatim.

6) And we desired not to live within the city, for the number of families in the city had grown to very many during the stewardship of Heinmet, and such is the same in all the principle cities of the Nemenhah of the mountains.

For, they had gathered in all the people round about to provide for their own defense and the population of the city was become very great.

Yea, there were in excess of two thousand families crowded in the city and many of their houses were built upon piers that extended out upon the lake.

7) But behold, this is much smaller than it was before Heinmet began to return to the tradition of the fathers.

For, before he went out to all the principle cities ofthe Nemenhah to preach a return to the policies of the past, there were more than twenty thousand families within the city precincts.

8) But I remembered that the Nemenhah did in times past restrict their cities to one or two hundred families and I did not want to raise my children in anything but a Nemenhah city.

And we departed out of Mentinah with a few friends and we did build a tower upon a prominence along the mountains north of Mentinah and below it in the hollow we established a new settlement in the valley of Mentinah.

And we called our settlement Elak-Kowat, which means to return again.

And we numbered four families.

9) Nevertheless, the people of the city of Mentinah considered our settlement to be part of that principle city and the Council of Mentinah, having left the seat of the high priest vacant since Heinmet’s departure, did call me to that position.

Wherefore, I became the high priest of Mentinah.

10) And thirty-eight years have passed since the end of the great Nephite and Lamanite war, and since I delivered up the records of the Nephites to the library of Corianton, which is near even unto Cumorah.

And I have traveled over all of the Land Northward;

Searching out those Nephites who might have escaped the war and have found only a few.

And when I found any of them in the waste places or residing in any of the cities or settlements of the Nemenhah;

I did exhort them to remove themselves and their families even unto Elak-Kowat.

For, I feared that they might infect the Nemenhah with that spirit which did drive them unto their own utter destruction.

And to assure that they turned not again unto that spirit;

I did bring them in unto my own city;

In order that I might help them in their repentance.

11) For behold, the Nephites, as also the Lamanites, had lost their minds in the war.

And they had no more the promptings of the Holy Ghost, nor any good gift, but went from the shedding of blood to the shedding of blood.

Yea, revenge and the work of death were their only concentration and they were blind to all else.

And does a man lose such a spirit when the war is over?

I say unto you, It lingers long in the hearts of men.

Wherefore behold, I wanted a generation to pass away without that this spirit might take root anywhere among the Nemenhah.

12) For it is very true that the thoughts that occupy the mind, and the words with which a man speaks continually to himself;

Do cause the very same to take place in actual reality.

And this is according to the teachings of Timothy.

Yea, doubt it not, for Timothy taught that faith moves upon matter, and that matter
moves upon other matter, and so forth.

And as this movement makes its course outward, behold, it is also at the same moment returning again unto its source.

Wherefore, if the source is a mind and a heart so filled with hate that the man is capable of going from the shedding of blood to the shedding of blood, then that faith returns again unto him magnified.

And behold, I say unto you, There is no more any place for the works of charity and kindness.

For the despair builds upon the despair and is sent out again;

Only to be magnified again and again.

13) It is easy for us to contemplate the workings of faith when they have to do with great miracles.

But, there is an opposition in the creation and none can retreat from it or avoid it in any way.

Truly, that thought or desire that does rise up in the heart of man is magnified, and if he acts upon that desire, it also is magnified.

And, if the thing is evil and he repents not of it;

The thing is magnified in him.

For the world is one eternal round.

Of a surety, when that evil returns unto him, for what man can avoid his actions returning.

Shall it not encounter faith?

I say unto you, It shall, though it be bent toward the doing of evil.
And, finding in the heart of the man that which is required by the universal law;

that evil found there shall be the very matter utilized to fill the void;

left by the first outcry.

Wherefore, great becomes the evil in the hearts of men, lest they repent speedily.

14) And if they repent, it is by this same law that the evil is diminished;

or even extinguished in him.

For returning unto its origin, the cause encounters faith of a different kind and this is utilized to fill the void.

And, if the penitence is great enough, even the evil might be extinguished.

15) And behold, if this is the way of men, can you see that it is also the way of a nation?

Can you see that, if men repent not, the nation does fall into greater and greater wickedness?

Believe my words, for I saw how that my father was constrained by the Holy Ghost to shut his mouth and cease to urge the Nephites unto repentance.

And behold, there were no Gifts of the Spirit among them and the Holy Ghost had
ceased striving with them.

And even my father could not write the things which he saw, for he wished not to harrow up the hearts of men by a description of the wickedness of the Nephites.

Yea, I may safely say, for I was there and remember, that the Lamanites pursued the Nephites into the Land Northward to destroy them only because of the horror that the Nephites had left behind them.

Yea, the Lamanites feared the Nephites and their wickedness and would rather exterminate them than risk the infection of their own people.

16) Yea, I say unto you, The Lamanites began more righteous than the Nephites in the Great War that overcame and destroyed their enemy.

But, the Law of Restoration works upon all things at once.

Look and see how the Lamanites, being more righteous than the Nephites, if only in degrees, became just as wicked because of the war.

Yea, observe that when the Nephite armies were all destroyed, and the more part of the survivors put to death, did the Lamanites return to their peaceful lives in the Land Southward?

Yea, they did return again down to their homes, but not to peaceful lives.

They turned again upon their own people ere they left and, after that the survivors returned again into the Land Southward, they so infected the people with their wickedness that there has been a continual state of war there to this day.

17) And there is no law in the land, for every city does rule its people according to its own policies without respect of that of their neighbors.

And they do trade one day with their neighbors and the next seek to take from them their goods.

Yea, and yet another day, they seek to take away their lives and carry away the inhabitants of the city as slaves.

18) Behold, we have no fear that the Lamanites might come up into the Land Northward again to assail the Nemenhah in our day.

What we fear is that their wickedness might find place in the hearts of the Nemenhah and infect the people with the spirit of the Gadiantonhem.

It is this against which we watch and labor.

For we know that, although we live differently than they, we are but men and are subject unto the same weakness of mind and of spirit.

Chapter Four

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Part II The Record of Mor-Honayah; The Great War, Whereby The Nephite Race Was Extinguished

Greetings all my relations,

With great honor I present the words of Mor-Honayah;

Chapter Two

1) Behold, I have written an account of all my dealings with the Nephites and they are kept safe and sound in the library of Corianton in Cumorah.

And I will not write them here;

For this record is for another purpose and for another people.

Wherefore, I have sealed up that other record in a sacred place for a good purpose in the Lord, and also being directed by Him.

He has also shown me upon the Way that the same who receive my records of the Nephites and Lamanites shall also receive of other records;

Among which shall be these words that I leave for the remnant of my own seed and that the combination of all the records preserved and brought forth by the Lord shall be of great use to them who shall receive them in the last days.

2) This record I write in accordance with the will of the Nemenhah, among whom I do now live.

And it is also for a good purpose in the Lord that I write on these plates the things that transpired after the great Nephite war, a war wherein a good people became filled with evil, even to their own destruction.

For behold, there are no more Nephites in the land.

Yea, they are all gone.

And if any survived the horrible work of death that swallowed up their people, they have become Nemenhah and are no more called Nephite or Jacobite, Josephite or Zoramite.

3) Now, when the last of the battles ended, and thus ended the Nephite race and nation, behold, the Lamanites did search diligently and with much energy in all the land for any Nephite who had survived.

And, when they found any, they subjected them to horrible torture and caused that they should deny the Christ.

And any who would not deny the Christ was put to death.

4) And behold, as they sought their enemies, they did often come upon settlements of the Nemenhah.

But behold, these they esteemed to be of no interest or benefit to them because they represented themselves as nomadic wanderers in the wilderness.

Wherefore, the Lamanites could ascertain no gain from them and left them to themselves.

5) And these wanderers never had any knowledge of Nephites, or of any other manner of Ites, being uncivilized wanderers.

For they presented themselves as simpletons unto the Lamanites, and primitives.

And behold, in this way they did camouflage themselves before the Lamanites, that they might not be recognized as the great nation that they were.

But they did always move before the Lamanites and were never found in the same place twice.

6) And it was not long before the Lamanites were forced to give up the search for the escaped Nephites.

For, they were concerned for their own nation and had already felt the need of provisioning their armies.

And behold, this proved the undoing of the Lamanites, just as surely as it had almost undone the Nemenhah.

7) For they had become a ravenous people, going from plunder to plunder.

And even before the war they were a wild people and did not much to maintain themselves except to hunt and to steal, and those who had maintained homes and fields had long since left them far away in the Land Southward.

And this had been their way of life before the war, to take from the land what spoil they could.

For they went from battle to battle and had no means of support but the land.

8) But when the war was completed and the enemy utterly destroyed, the Lamanite armies still lacked any support.

They were quickly disbanded and the land was filled with roving bands and brigands. Behold, some of them gathered together for their own protection.

But, the greater part of them continued with the war, fighting their own people and killing even their own brethren because of the great want of food.

9) And before three years had passed all organization had utterly collapsed and the more part of the Lamanites had returned into the Land Southward.

Those that stayed behind formed small settlements and villages in a string of outposts along the shore of the sea from far in the north down even unto the gulf region.

And they progressed not at all from that time but subsisted on what food and shelter the forests could provide.

And behold, the Lamanites that stayed in the Land Northward after the great battle became exactly as they perceived the Nemenhah to be, for they moved about idly barely able to provide for more than themselves alone.

10) And the Nemenhah kept aloof from them, except to keep abreast of their movements. But they did not trade more than animal skins with them, that they might continue to support the belief that they were no different than themselves.

Wherefore, they kept up a deception with the Lamanites and did not interact
very much with them.

11) For behold, had they allowed the Lamanites knowledge of their cities farther inland and to the north, they would have sought to make war upon them, being attracted to their prosperity.

Wherefore, they continued to deceive the Lamanites.

12) And behold, this deception was adequate to prevent the Lamanites from discovering them.

And the villages and settlements of the Lamanites left in the land did very poorly and many failed.

And this is because they knew not much about the land and the seasons of this new land.

And they knew not how harsh the living was.

For, they had come from a lush land that was full of provender.

But the Land Northward required great effort during the growing months in order to survive the winter.

And the Lamanites were unaccustomed to such labor.

Wherefore,the more part of them died in the first winter and more died in the second.

Behold, by the third winter, there were precious few remaining.

13) And those that remained were humbled by the land and they had ceased to strive one with another and to live by plunder, but had used the year to lay aside that which was needed for the winter.

And they built structures and shelters and ceased to run naked among the forests.

And in all ways they began to behave more like men than beasts.

14) And unto those did the Nemenhah send emissaries to teach them.

Yea, they did send first some here and some there to trade and converse.

Then, when the character of the settlements that remained was ascertained, they did send teachers and healers to live with them.

And behold, the Lamanites that remained in the Land Northward did begin to see wisdom and they did begin to change in their hearts and repent.

15) And this should come as no surprise.

For, even unto the end of the Great War, the Lamanites were the more righteous than the Nephites.

I do not mean for any to believe that they were less ferocious than the Nephites, but they were more easily taught and more easily humbled because of the exceedingly humble
circumstances out of which many of them had come before the war.

16) And also I would have you recall that these were left in the land by the end of the third winter only because they had cast off the work of death and of wickedness to which the more part of the Lamanites had turned, that they might work to secure their own survival in the new land.

Wherefore, they were ready to be taught.

17) And unto these did the Nemenhah venture and they were converted.

And when they were converted, they did not advertise to the Lamanites of the Land Southward all their doings.

For, the Lamanites who had returned unto the Land Southward returned unto their own places and each city ruled its own people.

And behold, each city did battle with its neighbors.

Wherefore, there was little trade and little concourse and the converted Lamanites saw greater necessity in maintaining good relations with their neighbors which they had so recently discovered were vastly greater and stronger than they.

18) And in the space of not many years the Lamanites who had stayed in the Land Northward had been converted, if not to the ways and customs, and indeed into the families of the Nemenhah.

Then at least into allies and good neighbors, no longer being filled with the hatred that motivated them to come into the land in pursuit of blood.

And behold, there was no enemy in the land equally determined to shed their blood.

Therefore, they were content to interact in a peaceful way with the Nemenhah, for they did not esteem them to be enemies of any kind.

19) But the Nemenhah did not renew the cities and settlements in the more southern portions of the land but preferred to encourage the Lamanites to settle there.

For it was a land that the Nemenhah had never settled, for it had long been considered part of the lands of the Nephites.

Wherefore, the Nemenhah preferred that the Lamanites, who had become friendly neighbors, occupy that portion of the land.

20) Now, this I believed was a mistake.

For, I had more experience with the inhabitants of the Land Southward, be they Lamanite or Nephite, and I feared that because of their way of life and because of their history, the Lamanites would begin again to build and to gain substance.

And with this substance they would begin to puff themselves again in pride and lose all the humility that the harshness of the climate in the Land Northward had taught them.

Behold, it was my belief that this would bring again the Gadiantonhem into the land and that it would be a great source of strife and of misery to the Nemenhah who must come after us.

21) But the Nemenhah could not drive them out of the land without alerting their brethren in the Land Southward of their presence.

And they could not support an army large enough to do it without destroying their own society.

Therefore, it was deemed better that the Lamanites left in the land be influenced to settle the great empty spaces of the gulf where the climate was more to their liking.

And the Nemenhah hoped that they might one day be convinced to become part of their people.

22) And I went with some few other of the Nemenhah who were of like mind as myself across the great plain and we took up our residence in the great city of Mentinah.

And I am told that the settlements of the Lamanites were all but abandoned along the eastern sea, from the effect of that, Great War.

Whereby the Nephite race was extinguished, within a few short years became all but a memory to the people.

Chapter Three

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The Nemenhah Indigenous Traditional Organization (ITO) Native American Church of Nemenhah

The Nemenhah Indigenous Traditional Organization (ITO)
Native American Church of Nemenhah
Membership Committee

Dear Prospective Nemenhah,

If you are investigating whether membership in the Nemenhah is appropriate for you or not, you will need to have a fundamental understanding of what you are getting yourself into. The Nemenhah espouses a Life-Way which at its very heart proposes that the present direction, purpose and intention of Modern Society is destructive. You should read the Nemenhah Constitution, the Nemenhah Code of Ethical Conduct, read and re-read this letter several times, and then download and print a copy of the Request For Spiritual Adoption Form. On that Form you will find that one becomes a Minister of the Native American Church of Nemenhah by entering into a Covenant that entails elements of Healing the Individual, Healing the Family, Healing the Community, Healing Society, and Healing the Planet. For your Request to enter into this Covenant to be approved and recommended by this Office to the Tehk Tiwehkthihmpt (President) of the Church, you will be asked to make certain, positive declarations of intention. You must declare to all the world that you will, 1) First Do No Harm – meaning that you will weigh all options before choosing one that might be in any way harmful to any system. If a small degree of harm is necessary in order to bring about the hoped for good result, it is never so much that injury may occur, 2) Natural Healing, in all its aspects, comprises a significant part of your personal religion already, 3) You will place yourself in a position to be trained and mentored in your duties by the President, or by that agency established by the Office of the President to facilitate and expedite such training, 4) You will sustain and support the Nemenhah Purpose and Mission by faithfully and generously donating to the Church from your surplus, in the form of the Sacred Giveaway, and 5) You will faithfully participate in Chapter and/or Society programs and activities, and maintain Active/Voting Status, so that you may be engaged in the actual governance of the Nemenhah, through Church or Administrative Callings, and/or through participation in the General Assembly of the Nemenhah.

When your Request For Spiritual Adoption has been approved and you have been formally recommended for entrance into the Nemenhah ITO and Native American Church by Covenant and Ceremony, you will receive a Welcome Letter and your Official Membership Documents. At that time, your name will be added to the Long Count of the Nemenhah as a “Tiheht,” which means “Lay Medicine Person and Traditional Leader,” and you will be initiated into the Sacred Order of Lehb, a Dependent Religious Order of the Native American Church of Nemenhah. This is the Lay Ministry Office at which all Nemenhah begin their journey. This action will be ratified by the Tehk Tiwehkthihmpt (Highest Presiding Officer) of the Sacred Order of Lehb of the Native American Church of Nemenhah in the next Itsipi Ceremony performed in the Medicine Lodge at Nemenhah Home, located in Humansville, Missouri.

Your Personal Mission will start out in harmony with the Five-fold Mission of the Nemenhah, which is: 1) To heal the individual, 2) To heal the family, 3) to heal the community, 4) to heal the society, and 5) to heal the Earth, and you should remember the Motto of the Sacred Order of Lehb – In all things universal – Consensus; In all things personal – Tolerance; In all things – Love. May you be blessed because of your decision to make this emergence. The following information is necessary for you to make a qualified and informed decision about the Covenants in which you will be called upon to take up.

UCNM – The Uniform Curriculum for Nemenhah Ministry is obligatory for all Nemenhah Lay and Vocational Ministers. With Nemenhah membership, you will need to go to www.nemenhahpress.com and click on UCNM. Obtain the available publication of the UCNM Complete Text to begin your studies. All Nemenhah Ministers are required to complete (in due course) all three Tracks of the UCNM as part of their Covenant of Spiritual Adoption, and a minimum of two (2) modules per year must be completed in order to retain Active/Voting Status. Ministers who have completed the Guide Track are eligible to serve in the Presiding Offices of the Nemenhah. Since you have pledged your dedication to participate in Local Chapter Programs, this is the first, best goal for you to obtain, and you should not procrastinate this important step. You ratify the Ordination Ceremony performed by the Tehk Tiwehkthihmpt upon completion of the G1101 Module of the Uniform Curriculum for Nemenhah Ministry with the institution of your Personal Sacred Medicine Bundle Ceremony, without which you are not defensible at any level.

Lay and Vocational Ministries – Between now and the institution of your Personal Medicine Bundle, you should pray, meditate and ponder the direction you want your Ministry to take. If you intend to restrict your Healing Practices to yourself and/or your own family, and will not rely upon your practice for all or part of your living, you are a Lay Minister of the Nemenhah and your designation will remain “Tiheht” until you are called into other Lay Offices of the Church If, however, you intend to offer your Ministerial Services to Patrons, Parishioners and/or Supplicants, and you rely upon your Healing Practices for some portion (or all) of your support and living, you must consecrate your service and your practice to your Local Unit (Chapter or Society). This does not mean that you donate all your earthly possessions into some community pot. It does mean, however, that you freely give up ownership of and set apart all personal possessions relevant to the Practice of your Ministry to the Commissioning Agency (Chapter or Society). The “property” you give up is the “ownership” of your service and Ministerial Practice, i.e., the Professional Fees you used to “charge” a “patient or client” are completely done away. You pledge that you will no longer “sell,” “barter,” or “trade” you Sacred Office. Sacred Giveaway Offerings that are remitted by suffering Congregants for such services are considered “property of the Order,” and this is important. It means that you are not operating in commerce, but rather, you are freely giving your service for the good of the Nemenhah. Upon approval of your application to the Commissioning Agency, all of your service is technically consecrated by Covenant of Commission to the Chapter or Society. Simultaneously, so long as you maintain voting status, you will be considered a Vocational Minister of the Nemenhah and designated a “Tiwehk, Tiwehkt, Tiwehkthihmpt, or Tehk Tiwehkthihmpt,” depending on your progress in the UCNM and your specific calling in the Ministry, and you will be specifically designated a “Custodian” (under the Steward of the Tithe), of all Sacred Giveaway Offerings and other “property” or “possessions” associated with your service to the Chapter or Society. This authorizes you to receive and administrate Sacred Giveaway Offerings from Patrons, Parishioners and Supplicants who seek the services and ceremony of the Chapter or Society through your Ministry under the Vow of Poverty associated with the Consecration of your work and the Covenant of Commission. Now, this Vow of Poverty does not signify that you must impoverish yourself. It simply means that, where your ministry is concerned, you rely entirely upon the Church for your support, and the Church relies entirely upon you for the services your offer to the Congregants who also rely upon you. It is a different paradigm, and one we want you to understand before you make your decision to enter into the Nemenhah Covenants.

Tax Issues – The Covenant of Commission by an Agency of the Church, membership in a Religious Order, and the Vow of Poverty (that you will not charge fees for your services, or otherwise engage in commerce activities as part of your Ministry), according to IRS Publication 517 (see the publication in our Resources page), qualifies you to receive “earnings in return for your service to the Church or its Agencies,” and such earnings are automatically exempt from personal income tax. Even though this is the general instruction given by the IRS, they will constantly test you. That is why the previous paragraphs are so important. Because of your membership in the Sacred Order of Lehb, and the Covenant of Consecration, you are not required to file FORM 4361 to apply for this exemption as a Minister of Religion, according to IRS General Instructions. All earnings you receive that are NOT in return for your services to the Church or its Agencies are NOT EXEMPT from personal income tax. Without the Covenant of Consecration, you may not claim exemption, regardless of your personal beliefs in this regard, and you are obligated under the Nemenhah Code of Ethical Conduct to faithfully attend to your civic duty. You may not attempt to use Nemenhah Membership as a Tax or Legal Dodge. We are sorry to have to put it so bluntly, but such is the environment in which we live.

As a Tiheht Lay Minister or Lay Leader, you are a member of the General Assembly of the Nemenhah and of the Chapter in which you reside, so long as you remain in “Voting Status,” in accordance with the guidelines set by Great Council. This makes you a Member of the Governing Clergy, and you should always work to retain this status. As you progress toward the completion of the UCNM, and as you gain experience in the Council System of the Nemenhah, you will be called to serve in Leadership Capacities. The Tiheht (Lay Minister) is not, however, authorized to receive and administrate any portion of the Tithes and Offerings of the Nemenhah in return for his/her Personal Healing Ministry. In the Covenant of Spiritual Adoption, you committed to make regular Personal Sacred Giveaway Offerings from that portion of your income that is surplus. For example, if you are a Tiheht (Lay Minister) and you work as an accountant for a hardware store to make your living, you would remit regular Sacred Giveaway Offerings, in the amount you prayerfully decide, from your income to provide resources for the Church to operate.

As a Tiwehk, Tiwehkt, Tiwehkthihmpt, or Tehk Tiwehkthihmpt Vocational Minister or Leader, you are also a member of the General Assembly of the Nemenhah and of your Chapter, so long as you remain in “Voting Status.” This makes you a Member of the Governing Clergy and all that applies to the Lay Ministry also applies to you.

In addition, you become a Custodian under the direction of the Steward of the Tithe of the Agency of the Church which has Commissioned you. You are ordained with the authority to personally receive and administrate the Sacred Giveaway Offering of the Supplicants who seek out your Commissioned Services. This includes providing for your personal needs and wants

From this portion of the Tithes of the Church, you are expected to make regular Personal Sacred Giveaway Offerings of a percentage of the Offerings you receive, in the amount Spirit dictates. This is your Personal Sacred Giveaway Offering. You make this donation by exercising a Storehouse Certificate in the exact amount of the Offering you intend to make. The Certificate is remitted along with the Offering Check, or Money Order, to Nemenhah, 6915 S. 1875 Rd., Humansville, MO, 65674, and it is deposited into the General Storehouse Fund. The Certificate is recorded and kept in the General Storehouse Certificate Book, and the Offering (less a administrative deduction) is set aside for use only by the Chapter or Society where it originated. Chapters and Societies may allocate funds by redeeming the Storehouse Certificate. In this way, resources are made available to Chapters and Societies of the Nemenhah (Commissioning Agencies) to fund operations, building projects, programs, missions, humanitarian and relief projects, and so forth, from the Consecrated Service of the Commissioned Vocational Ministers. (You will receive more specific instructions regarding this procedure from the Commissioning Agency).

If there is no Chapter or Society in your locale, to which you may apply for the Commission, you will be assigned to the Local Unit closest to you, with the understanding that you will dedicate yourself to completion of the Guide Track as quickly as possible so that you may be eligible to create a Chapter in your area. This is a Sacred Obligation and Trust, and all Vocational Ministers of the Nemenhah are held to this covenant.

University of Nemenhah – You will be matriculated into the University of Nemenhah, a Missouri State Statutory Institution of Higher Education in Religious Studies, and the Sacred Giveaway Offering you made at the time of your Request For Spiritual Adoption goes toward the mentoring you will receive as you work toward completion of the UCNM. This curriculum is obligatory for all Lay and Vocational Ministers of the Church. Completion of the UCNM, along with essential Laboratory and Mission Credits (practicum), constitutes the Associate of Arts Degree in Nemenhah Ministry. Upon receipt of the Associate’s Degree, degrees, certificates, course work you may have received from other institutions, as well as your life experience, may qualify you, or contribute to qualifying you to receive the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and/or the PhD in Nemenhah Ministry, with emphasis in your field of study which harmonizes with the Five-fold Mission of the Nemenhah. Please go to www.uninem.org to learn more about this important program.

Sacraments and Sacred Objects – The UCNM Module G1101 teaches you how to harmonize your belief systems with the Sacred Sahaptan Healing Way through the instrumentality of the Sacred Medicine Bundle of the Nemenhah Minister. As you build your Bundle and Ceremony, please remember that Sacraments and Sacred Objects you associate with your Bundle Ceremony are Consecrated Items and are, therefore, defensible against government burden that is not in furtherance of a compelling government interest, and is not the least restrictive furtherance of such interest (USC TITLE 42 CHAPTER 21B § 2000BB–1). Sale or resale of such items “desecrates” them back into commerce. In other words, if you buy a Supplement and intend to use and recommend it to your Supplicants as a Sacrament, you may only “give” it as an Essential Charity of the Commissioning Agency of the Church. You should remember to figure the value of such Sacraments into the Suggested Sacred Giveaway Offering for your Ministerial Services. If you breach this policy, neither the desecrated sacrament nor your Ministerial Services are defensible under the law. Sacred Giveaway Offering is defensible. You consecrate your Ministry and Service to the Church, and in return you are authorized to suggest what manner or kind of Sacred Giveaway Offering is customary and appropriate for given Ministerial Services. The laborer is worthy of his/her hire, even as a Consecrated Laborer for the Church, i.e., your services have definite value and no Nemenhah Minister is obligated to become a pauper because of their dedication to the Ministry of Healing and the Relief of Suffering. That being said, the sale, resale, barter, fees, charges or any other trade practice, for products and/or services, are not defensible, and are therefore, not approved or commissioned as part of the Ministry on any level. Sale, resale, trade, barter, or any other kind of commerce essentially desecrates the Service, Sacrament or Sacred Object, and makes them subject to lucre and government burden. You give your services and any sacrament or object associated with your Ministry as a “free-will offering,” and receive in return the appropriate donation for such services, sacraments and/or objects. You step completely out of commerce when you engage in your Ministry in the Nemenhah.

Nemenhah Certification of Sacraments and Sacred Objects – Although, as a Nemenhah Minister, you are at liberty to consecrate the products and objects of your choice by associating them with your Sacred Medicine Bundle and Ceremony, we realize that there may come a time when such association is not allowed under current interpretation of the Law. Against that event, it is recommended, and highly advisable, that you transfer your loyalty, wherever possible, to Nemenhah Manufactured Sacraments, or Nemenhah Certified Providers of Sacraments.

The Huhntsiht Society of the Nemenhah has been recognized under its own Charter as a Dependent Society of the Sacred Order of Lehb and is responding to the mandate of the membership to provide a dedicated source for Nemenhah Sacraments and Sacred Objects, and also to the mandate and authority of the Church, to Certify those Sacraments and Sacred Objects which are manufactured in commerce, but which are suitable for consecration for use in Ceremonial Healing. If you rely on Commercial Products in your Ministerial Practice, you have an obligation to guide the manufacturer to the Nemenhah for Certification. If there are Nemenhah Certified Providers of Sacraments whose offerings are essentially the same as the commerce products you now purchase for use, and you choose the commercial product instead, this may strike against the “sincerity of your belief” in Nemenhah, and consequently, negate your eligibility to raise an RFRA Defense of your Ministerial Practice should you some day need to raise such a defense. Please do not take this lightly. The Huhntsiht Society is dedicated to helping you avoid this disastrous pitfall.

The defensibility of our Ministry is of utmost importance to the Native American Church of Nemenhah, and as a Minister of the Church you have an obligation to work in the support of that defensibility, and not against it! Although the Church or ITO cannot dictate to you what you place in your Sacred Medicine Bundle, and what you use in your Bundle Ceremony, your loyalty to Nemenhah Sacraments and Nemenhah Certified Providers is recommended and advised. To find out about Huhntsiht Society Plant Sacraments, go to www.huhntsiht.org. Nemenhah Certified Providers are featured in every issue of the Advocate (see below).

The Advocate (Nehm Nahkseht) – An E-Magazine has been created to help keep you up-to-date in all things Nemenhah. The Editor and the Columnists who contribute to the Advocate are dedicated to the Nemenhah Mission, and to you as a Minister of the Nemenhah. In addition, the Advocate provides to you the opportunity to contribute to the Nemenhah Mission by writing your own articles and being a published columnist or contributor. The Advocate welcomes all Nemenhah Ministers to contribute to the publication by submitting periodic articles based in one of the Elements of the Five-fold Mission.

As Nemenhah, you should subscribe to this Official Publication of the Nemenhah. The Church cannot require you to subscribe to the Advocate (Nehm Nahkseht), but you do severely handicap yourself by not doing so. No responsible Minister would isolate themselves from up-to-date information from the Church. To subscribe to the Advocate, go to www.nemenhahpress.com and click on the Advocate Button. Combined with active, regular participation in your Local Chapter or Society, there is no better way to keep yourself informed about all things Nemenhah.

We hope that you will avail yourself of the resources we have provided in this letter, and that you will feel welcome in the Nemenhah. If you have questions about your duty and role as a Minister of the Nemenhah, please feel free to send an email to the Tehk Tiwehkthihmpt at cloudpiler@gmail.com, or consult the Principle Stone Carrier of the Chapter, or the Tiwehkthihmpt of the Society, to which you belong. The Church has provided them with a General Handbook of Instructions which will help them assist you with any question you might have pertaining to the actual work of the Church, and they will also be able to direct you to the sections and articles of the Nemenhah Constitution and the Nemenhah Code of Ethical Conduct that most pertain to your questions.

We sincerely hope that this information will be of assistance to your decision making process. Remember, we are a People who take our Covenants, our Diversity, our Tradition, our Customs, and our Rights under the Law, very seriously. We are a Covenant-Making People. We are encouraged that you have been drawn to investigate our Sacred Mission and Purpose and we hope that having read and prayerfully meditated upon these things, that you will feel moved upon to join us in changing the world we live in.

May you be blessed in your Journey of Emergence through Nemenhah Sacred Ministry.
Walk in a Sacred Manner, Talk in a Sacred Manner,

The Membership Committee of the Native American Church of Nemenhah
The Tehk Tiwehkthihmpt of the Sacred Order of Lehb

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Part I The Record of Moroni-Mor-Honayah; The Son of Mormon

Greetings all my relations,

It’s a good day and with great honor, I introduce to you The Record of Mor-Honayah.

We are accustomed  to hearing Mor-Honayah’s name pronounced as Moroni, as he was called in the Land Southward…

Moroni is his Nephite Name, but Moroni’s family had long ago left the Land Southward, with grandfather Hagoth’s ships that traveled Northward and beyond as stated in the;

Nemenhah Constitution

(Formerly the Numi’Pu TsuPehli Chophunsh, and Nemenhah Band and Native

American Traditional Organization, consecutively.
The name has been modified from time to time in order to address Core Principles)
An Indigenous Traditional Organization and Convocation of
Medicine Men and Medicine Women and Ministers of the
Native American Church of Nemenhah
(An Independent Branch of the Native American Church with Affiliation and Recognition
from the  Oklevueha  Lakota Sioux  Nation  Native American Church of Wounded Knee and
Rosebud, as well as Sundance Chiefs and Holy Persons of the Mandan/Hidatsa, Holy
Persons of the Tlingit,  and of Hawaii and Peru)
We Nemenhah,
In Great Council, beginning in 2002 and continuously to the present, by Original
Constitution and as amended and revised to present, by the Unanimous Voice of the First
General Mother’ s Council, and subsequently, the Delegates of the Annual Great Councils of
the Nemenhah, do make this;
Declaration of Good Conscience and Practice,
Constitution, and Establishment of the Nemenhah.
Being a restoration of a Pre-Colonial and Pre-Conquest Nomadic Indigenous People who
call themselves “Nemenhah” and who  inhabited parts of Central America, North America,
the Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, China and Tibet anciently, and which left evidence defining
its periodic occupation of these Traditional Territories in writings and records, religiously
guarded in order that they might be brought into the light in a day of futurity, so that the
ancient sacred ways of the Nemenhah  might be restored, beginning in this State of Utah, in
the United States of America, and spreading from there as far as the wind may carry the
message, and for as long as the trees grow and the rivers flow.
 
We Walk In A Sacred Manner, We Talk In A Sacred Manner.
And We Make a Beginning of Our Speaking.
Office of the EPMC | 2014
OFFICIAL DOCUMENT: Nemenhah Constitution

We discover much more information in the Nemenhah family library, than we have been given in Moroni’s Father’s book called The Book of Mormon.

That little book was, and is, the test for the Gentiles and the LDS Church, to see if they will help the Native Americans, remnants of Lehi, to build Zion and become Nemenhah;

(The People of God having all things in common) again in The Americas…)

The Nemenhah Record is the Model for the remnant of Father Lehi’s children to use,here in America..

The Land Northward;

The Nemenhah, they had long ago adopted the ways and customs of The Ammonites; originally known as The Anti-Nephi-Lehies…

Mor-Honayah-Moroni;

Nickname-Salamander;

Captain Moroni;

Angel Moroni;

The Angel, in charge of The Library at Cumorah;

The Book of Mormon- The Nephite Record; The Great Nephite Civilization that was completly destroyed abt 400-431A.D.

Moroni speaks,

The Book of Mormon Chapter 9: 30-37

Moroni calls upon those who do not believe in Christ to repent—He proclaims a God of miracles, who gives revelations and pours out gifts and signs upon the faithful—Miracles cease because of unbelief—Signs follow those who believe—Men are exhorted to be wise and keep the commandments. About A.D. 401–421.

30 Behold, I speak unto you as though I spake from the dead; for I know that ye shall have my words.

 31 Condemn me not because of mine imperfection, neither my father, because of his imperfection, neither them who have written before him; but rather give thanks unto God that he hath made manifest unto you our imperfections, that ye may learn to be more wise than we have been.

 32 And now, behold, we have written this record according to our knowledge, in the characters which are called among us the reformed Egyptian, being handed down and altered by us, according to our manner of speech.

 33 And if our plates had been sufficiently large we should have written in Hebrew; but the Hebrew hath been altered by us also; and if we could have written in Hebrew, behold, ye would have had no imperfection in our record.

 34 But the Lord knoweth the things which we have written, and also that none other people knoweth our language; and because that none other people knoweth our language, therefore he hath prepared means for the interpretation thereof.

 35 And these things are written that we may rid our garments of the blood of our brethren, who have dwindled in unbelief.

 36 And behold, these things which we have desired concerning our brethren, yea, even their restoration to the knowledge of Christ, are according to the prayers of all the saints who have dwelt in the land.

 37 And may the Lord Jesus Christ grant that their prayers may be answered according to their faith; and may God the Father remember the covenant which he hath made with the house of Israel; and may he bless them forever, through faith on the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Captain of The Nephite Armies

High Priest of Mentinah, after Heinmet;

Moroni establishes Elak-Kowat

Genealogy:

Grandfather: Mor Monayah-Mormon

Father: Mor Monayah-Mormon

Brother: Morinhah who married Shebeth-Nah (she married Shimlei after his wife Pac Almanah and her husband Morinhah died)

Niece: Pa Natan (High Priest of Mentinah After Sibal El/Pa Sibal)
Possible Niece: Nin-Shepa (High Priest of Mentinah after Shigoeth/Shi Muel), Pa Natan recorded on a couple different occasions that Nin-Shepa was her sister, but it is possible she was an adopted sister.

For more information see “Nin-Shepa”

Nephews from Pa Natan’s adoption as Shimlei’s daughter: (Natural sons of Shimlei and Pac Almanah) Shigoeth/Shi Muel (High Priest of Mentinah after Ishim), Shi Emnet/Shi Menti, Ilmin/Alma Im, (adopted sons of Shimlei) Shigat-han, Shinath, Menneteh, Torin, Shi-Mored, Hementah, Cumini

Nieces from Pa Natan’s adoption as Shimlei’s daughter: (Natural daughters of Shimlei and Pac Almanah) Pa Mantim/Pac Manti, Pa Shimua/Pac Shimuel, Sibal El/Pa Sibal (High Priest of Mentinah after Pa Shimua/Pac Shimuel), Pawna Mentinah, (adopted daughters of Shimlei) Pa-Himet, Pa-Shimei, Pac Hori, Pa-Niat, Hem-pahneth, Shebeth-Nah (Pa Natan’s mother)

Wife: Pa-Hinent, the daughter of Pa-Hanat, who descended from Shimlei

Sons: Shi-Honayah, Moroni, Shinet and Pahoran

Daughters: Pa-Natanhah and Pa-Hanatim

Moroni lived 142 years

Known For:
Mor-Honayah/Moroni wrote “The Record of Mor-Honayah” in the Mentinah Archives. He went down to the Land Southward to join his father, Mormon, in the fight.

It is interesting. Either Mormon came to the Land Northward for a time to have a son, or he sent his son to the Land Northward and then later his son returned to him.} He held his father on the battle field as he died. Moroni was the last prophet and commander of the Nephite army.

He gathered the survivors of that great war and founded the city of Elak Kowat where he encouraged all the survivors live.

He became the High Priest of Mentinah after Heinmet.

He was released from that position to become the High Priest of Elak-Kowat.

When he heard the rumors his successor had locked the doors of the High Place in Mentinah, he was the one who confronted the usurper.

He was part of the traveling council who went throughout the lands of the Nemenhah to reunify the people.

He was the one who finished his father’s record and deposited it in Cumorah.

{According to Joseph Smith, Moroni (Mor-Honayah) was the angel who visited him in his room and on the Hill Cumorah. Joseph was instructed by Moroni and then received the Gold Plates of the Book of Mormon from him.

After the translation of that Nephite record;

Joseph returned those plates back to Moroni.

Moroni also was present when the three witnesses of the Book of Mormon saw, held and flipped through the pages of, The gold plates.

After the translation of that ancient Nephite record, Joseph returned those plates back to Moroni.
References: Heinmet 5:23-25, Mor-Honayah 1:1, 3:2-5, Shi Honayah 1:4, 3:1, Aku Winaym 1:8, Menniosarik 1:5, 2 Eapalekthiloom 6:45, O&C 3:38, “Mentinah Archives Pronunciation Guide”  and ” The Book of Mormon.”

This is;

The Record of Mor-Honayah
The Son of Mormon

Mor-Honayah paid tribute to Heinmet for his great efforts in seeking to preserve the Nemenhah nation from the threat of the encroaching wars of the Land Southward.

Mor-Honayah described his life.

He became the high priest of Mentinah and later of Elak Kowat.

He wrote about the priesthood, about the present day, about the Way, about taking care of  Mother Earth;

And about personal ceremony with the Peacemaker.

The Sacrament

The High Place-Moroni’s Tower-Inviting The Spirit

Medicine Bundle-Ceremony-Medicine Wheel-Temple Covenants

How to Walk Upon The Way… and talk to your ancestors

and Angels and Heavenly Beings

…how to recieve personal revelation

Chapter One

1) I am Mor-Honayah, the same that was called by the Nephites, Moroni.

My father was that same Mormon who served as captain of the armies of the Nephites, as were, and I too did serve as their captain for but a brief time.

And the account of my service unto the Nephites and the terrible end to which they eventually fell I have written in another book and I have hid it up within the earth even as I was commanded to do.

2) And I have taken up my abode among the Nemenhah.

For I am descended from Nephi and also from Hagoth.

Wherefore, I have returned again unto my own people.

3) And I write in this book concerning all my doings among the people of the Land Northward.

I especially wish to give account of Heinmet, who was high priest of Mentinah before I returned.

Yea, I wish to give tribute to him.

4) Heinmet was the son of Pa Natan and Ishimhah and just as his mother did learn and become great listening at the feet of the high priests of Mentinah, so then also did her son.

Yea, Heinmet was a man great in wisdom and in zeal for the ways of the Lord, even from his youth.

And behold, the Lord was with him and He did walk with Heinmet upon the Way.

5) And Heinmet gained favor with the Lord and also with the people of Mentinah, insomuch that the Council made him high priest of the city.

And he did fill the seat with justice and equity.

Yea, I must say that, by all accounts, he administered his calling in perfection.

6) Now, there came in upon the Nemenhah in all regions of the Land Northward a great fear and dread that the same that was transpiring in the Land Southward might also begin to take place in the lands of the Nemenhah.

And none saw this more clearly than Heinmet.

Wherefore, he did call a Great Council of the Peli of the thirteen principle cities and they met in the city of Wit Chit Tim.

7) And this city was on the southern-most border of the lands of the Nemenhah, for they had long abandoned the region round about the great gulf in the south unto the people of the Land Southward who had colonized and built settlements there.

But Wit Chit Tim was in the plains along the northern borders of the gulf region.

And it was this city in which my family resided.

8) In this Great Council, Heinmet gave counsel to all the Peli of the principle cities that they should make preparation for war, which was surely to come out of the Land Southward.

It was his opinion that every city ought to build earthworks such as those built by that Moroni of old who protected the Nephites from the Lamanites.

Wherefore, it was decided by the Council that each of the principle cities would take counsel among themselves and determine the best defenses that could be devised for their situation.

9) And the city of Wit Chit Tim cast up earth in a great ring around the city.

And without this ring, they caused timber battlements to be built.

Within the ring of earth, they caused pits and moats to be dug.

And within this they caused more timber battlements to be built.

And to enter into the city, one had to pass through a narrow gate in the outer battlement and turn and proceed a great distance to reach the gate in the earthen ring.

Having passed the second gate, to continue into the city, one was then required to proceed
carefully around the pits and over the moats.

Then, when all the pits and moats were passed, one entered the city through a gate in the inner battlement.

And this was devised so that any enemy would be forced to expose themselves to battle on all sides in order to take the city.

10) Now, to build such a defense required that the Nemenhah gather from all the region round about in order to provide the labor necessary.

And the people left their villages and their settlements from the region round about

Wit Chit Tim, and they lived in one great settlement outside the city.

11) And this is part of the great evil which Heinmet lay upon himself, that the people were constrained to leave their farms and their homes in order to come ingreat numbers to build up the strong places.

For, it had always been the custom among the Nemenhah to allow no city to grow larger in population than between one or two hundred families.

12) Yea, even the great cities of Mentinah and Corianton had no greater population, for, it was believed that the land could not bear any more and that the people only cooperated well in such numbers.

Wherefore, whenever populations of a certain city grew to above that which was considered good stewardship of the land, a new settlement was begun a goodly distance from the city.

And this was the manner in which the Nemenhah filled the whole land with people, but still did not overtax the land upon which their people relied.

13) But behold, because of the threat and the fear of war;

The Great Council of Wit Chit Tim encouraged the people to discard that which had served them for so many generations.

Yea, they began to gather very large populations indeed, in order that they might speedily complete the work of defense.

14) And this is not all.

The Council encouraged the building of a great army for the defense of the people in
the southern borders of the land. And in order to provision it, the cities were asked to produce more and to send it to the army.

15) Now, the cities were built around a certain population and a certain need, and the inhabitants were accustomed to producing according to that need.

And behold, the need was visible to all and required no accounting or verification.

Wherefore, the people were content to have all things in common and to produce sufficient for their own need and a little extra for trade and to provide for the needs of their neighbors and any sojourners in the land.

16) But, when there came a need to provision thousands of men in the field, men who worked for the security of the nation but not for their own upkeep, the cities were required to increase their production to meet that need.

Now, this was exceedingly difficult to do, for each city was built such and founded such that
they need not produce above the land’s ability to bear it.

And this had always been a dictum of the people and a byword.

17) But when cities must increase their population in order to build defenses, they must support that added populace.

This was impossible because of the manner in which the cities were organized and laid out.

Wherefore, great tracts of land round about the cities had to be opened up for production and this was not possible in most cases.

18) The other cities of the Nemenhah were asked to produce more and to distribute less to its citizens, the surplus being made available to the great cities of defense and to support the workers in the defense projects.

And this became a great drag on the other cities.

19) In addition to this, a population of men at arms was quickly built up which was vastly greater than the population of any of the cities of the Nemenhah.

This constituted a great, moving city in and of itself.

What is more, this moving city was a destroyer of land and a consumer of surplus, to the extent that to quarter the army in any one place became a great burden and a curse to any city.

20) This was entirely foreign to the customs of the people and many cities, though they did not actually rebel against the Great Council, they found it difficult to complywith its decisions.

Because of this, there began to be some division in the land, for some cities were built in regions with greater capacity than others.

These cities became more important to the work of defense than others and they began to exalt themselves above their neighbors.

21) Wherefore, during this period it cannot be said that the Nemenhah had all things in common.

And we cannot say that they were all of one heart and one mind, for differences and some strife did exist among them.

And it is this to which Heinmet took responsibility later in his life and he upbraided himself.

22) And we cannot sit in judgment of Heinmet and the other Peli who formed the Great Council.

Was the threat not real?

Was the war not at our doors?

I say unto you, It was.

I know this, for I did also lead the Nephites into battle, even down to their last destruction.

I know that the war did come into the Land Northward just as Heinmet feared and prophesied.

Behold, he laid down the seat of high priest before the battle spread up into the lands of the Nemenhah, but I prosecuted the war even unto the end.

And I held my father as he died upon the field.

And did that not take place well up into the Land Northward?

I say unto you, It did.

23) We must not judge Heinmet as he did judge himself.

For, his vision was correct and his prophecy was fulfilled.

But, the course that he and the Council decided upon was reactionary and did serve to
undermine the foundation of all that was Nemenhah.

24) But behold, Heinmet did give up the seat of high priestof Mentinah and, in the last few years of his life, he did travel from one Council to another recommending to them that they disband their armies and break down their battlements.

And many of the cities that were farther to the North and the West did follow his instruction.

And it was because of his instruction that the great army that the Nemenhah had built up and maintained for so many years was disbanded.

25) And those men who had been trained in the work of war did train up others within their own communities against the need for any future muster.

But behold, never again in my lifetime did the Nemenhah raise a
great army.

26) And Heinmet also taught the Councils that the people ought to watch carefully the progress of the war as it made its way into the Land Northward so that they might retreat before it.

27) Now this was a good strategy.

For the war did ravage the Land Southward and as the Nephites were driven by the Lamanites and the Gadiantonhem they did move out of the Land Southward up into the gulf region of the Land Northward.

Yea, even as my father strove with the Nephites, they did move ever northward, even until the last battle, which was far to the north and along the eastern sea.

(The Hill Cumorah)

28) But the Nemenhah watched from a distance and were able to move their people out of the way of the war and were not discovered by the combatants. Behold, it is a wonder to me that the Nemenhah were so proficient at removing their populations inland and away from the approaching armies.

For, although my father and I knew of their cities and settlements that ought to have lain directly in our path, we did not encounter any people in our march.

Behold, we did encounter earthen works and abandoned towns and settlements, but we did not see even one of the Nemenhah, and neither did our enemy.

29) And this was because of the great counsel that Heinmet gave unto the people, that they should move themselves before the approaching hosts and not make themselves known unto them.

Behold, they were not discovered and they remained free from the work of death into which we had thrust ourselves.

30) Wherefore, judge now the wisdom and the foresight of Heinmet.

For, I do believe that he upbraided himself well; for all that, he had nearly destroyed the Nemenhah way of life and even the foundations of Zion in the land.

But I also believe that he did judge himself too much.

For his counsels, after he had begun to work among all the Nemenhah, were good and did save the nation.

31) Yea, it must be admitted that his policy of retreating before the approaching hosts of the Nephites and the Lamanites was very effective.

For both armies were very much concerned with the day’s fighting and not very much interested in the country round about.

And almost they did believe that the land was empty of inhabitants.

Wherefore, all the Nephites and the Lamanites did concern themselves only with that which was necessary to maintain their great armies. And, since the few people they did happen to find in the land had nothing with which they esteemed of any value to the sustaining of their armies, they left them entirely to themselves.

32) This was a great blessing unto the Nemenhah because it afforded them more opportunity to remove themselves from before them, a thing that might havebeen made more difficult had the armies paid much attention to them.

33) And all the Nephites of the gulf region became caught up in the war. Yea, and they went into the armies: man, woman and child.

And the women and children did follow the trains, serving the needs of the army,
leaving their cities and their towns desolate.

34) And they took with them all their belongings.

Yea, they carried with them in the trains all their precious things.

Wherefore, these things were the prize of the Lamanites and the Gadiantonhem who led them.

And they were also the prize of the wicked among the Nephites, for there were many Gadiantonhem among them also.

And it is easy, then, to see how both armies, because of their lust for riches and for the
shedding of blood, could so completely ignore the existence of even a greater host of people than they comprised.

Yea, they could see only themselves and this was enough to satisfy all.

35) And the Nemenhah evacuated the settlements and cities before the armies of the Nephites and the Lamanites knew not of their existence.

Wherefore, only those directly in the path of the war were discovered by either host, and these they found empty of spoil.

But there was no time at all to ponder over the ghostly attitude of these cities, for they were ever pressed for the necessity of the war and they could not stay overlong in an unprofitable region.

36) And the hosts consumed all before them. And so great were the hosts that much country that might have been employed industriously and with providence was trampled into unserviceable mud.

37) Can you imagine the sight? Can you imagine millions of men with their women and children, and all their baggage, traveling through unknown territory?

Can you imagine the desolation simply in the necessity of making their cook fires?

Can you imagine the stench they left behind them from the waste of their bodies?

Then, I would ask you, can you imagine the wasteland created by the great battles that took place and the necessity of burning the bodies of the fallen?

38) If you can, then you can imagine the effect that so great a war has upon any land.

Such was the destruction in the gulf region and along the eastern sea as the Nephites battled to destroy themselves and all before them.

Yea, if you can, then you can envision the fruits of the great preparations to which the
Nephites went in order to defend themselves against their enemies.

Their defense became their ruination and they went from the shedding of blood to the shedding of blood.

39) So shall be the effect of all great bodies of men and women who take the field together.

And had the Nemenhah rallied to the cause of the Nephites or the Lamanites, for the Nemenhah might have claimed them both, they should have been caught up in a like destruction.

Therefore, I exhort you once again:

Let not any man judge the counsels and teachings of Heinmet, for they were just.

And behold, before he died he did recuperate his honor by the great counsel where with he did save the Nemenhah.

Chapter Two

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The Book of Heinmet Part 6 Rely Not Upon The Arm of Flesh.

Greetings all my relations,

It has been a great honor sharing this ancient book. This is the last chapter of the prophet Heinmet’s recording… My heart goes out to him and the Nemenhah people of his time…They are similar to us in our days… Heinmets’ lamentation…

Because of Heinmet we know more about Mormon and his son Moroni, the cause of Peace and how important peace is to Zion.

These are just two examples.

I personally am very thankful for this knowledge… I hope it will be for the great good of the children of father Lehi and the mixed blood remnant of us in the last days on this American Continent, and will help with;

The Gathering of all things and The Restoration of All things. ZION !!!

The Book of Heinmet
The Son of Pa Natan

Chapter Five

1) Now behold, it is forty and two years since the Council of Mentinah laid upon me the seat of the high priest, and I am weighed down with many years and much labor.

And I fear that I have come nigh unto the end of my ministry.

Wherefore, I do write again that my life give some cause for my descendents to
ponder about the counsels of men.

2) Behold, we have watched these many years all the doings of the people of the Land Southward, and also those of their people who have built up cities round about the gulf, and we have prepared ourselves for what might come of their expansion.

3) Yea, we have built up mounds and works to protect our cities and we have also built up and trained armies of men to defend them.

And we have brought in and centralized our population, that small villages and settlements in the risky places might not be suddenly attacked and overwhelmed before aid might come to them.

4) And behold, all this we have done with an eye single to defending our way of life.

Yea, we have done it all in order that the laws and ways and customs that have established such peace in all the land for so many generations might be preserved.

And this, we thought was all to our good and we set to it with great industry and vigor.

5) But now I fear that all this preparation may become the seeds of the downfall and destruction of all that we hoped to defend.

Yea, all our industry and diligent preparation may well provide the inroad by which
the enemies of our people shall get passage into the very heart of our community.

6) For behold, there never was a force at arms that provided for its own upkeep.

Nay, never was there an army that labored in the field or in the shop, but they all consume the provender of others.

And also, what army was ever kept in order without that rulers were placed over them?

7) Yea, we have our captains of tens and our captains of hundreds, and even our captain over all the armies.

And they are distinguished from the rank and file by those devices so common to military organization.

Yea, I do not think there are any differences in such things from one age of the world to another, but they are all similar.

And the captains do issue their commands to be obeyed by all over whom they have
dominion and the men do esteem them because of the devices they wear.

Therefore are they set apart and above their fellow men.

8) And behold, any great body of men, and they are mostly young men with little experience, that must be kept in reasonable order, must also adopt a set of rules and regulations suited to the work for which the men are gathered.

And what is this work?

It is a work of death.

Wherefore, to regulate a work of death requires a set of laws which by their very nature must be in conflict with those by which the cities do govern themselves.

9) Wherefore, we must train our young men to respect the status of their superiors, and indeed, to esteem them as superior to themselves, a thing foreign to their upbringing.

10) And we must train them to restrain those feelings which do tend to cause a man to avoid to do violence upon another.

Else, how could we ask them to march out and perform the work of death upon their enemy?

Nay, they must be able to raise the sword up and bring it down upon the enemy of the people, and they must not shrink from it.

Can such a teaching ever be removed from the heart and from the mind?

I know not.

11) And when the armies are quartered in the cities, which must be necessary from time to time, they are governed by different laws and regulations than are the rest of the people.

And, if an offense is committed, the Councils have no sway over them.

12) And behold, in order to maintain such a force at arms, much more provisions must be kept in the
storehouses for their upkeep, because they labor not for their own needs.

Wherefore, the number of people providing the production is greatly reduced.

Yea,fewer people must provide all the labor of more of the population, and this begets strife. Yea, so much so that some of our cities have declared that they will provide for their own defense and have ceased to send provision to the armies.

13) Behold, to live in fear of war is an evil, powerful to the overcoming of the peace, and I lament the day that I stood in the Great Council and suggested such measures.

14) Now let this be instructive to all who might read this record.

In my youth I counseled the Saints of the latter days to live humbly amidst the strife of their times and to make of themselves friends of the Mammon of Unrighteousness.

I counseled them against pride and against the judgment of their neighbors,
that they be not esteemed by them to be an enemy.

15) But look at what we have done in the time of my stewardship.

The people of the gulf region esteem the Nemenhah to be their enemy.

Though we have never had occasion to go up to war or contention against
each other.

Nevertheless, they observe our fear and our preparations and consider us enemies because of them.

16) Behold, there is not one city in that region that is not in commotion.

They all battle against each other and they all belong to their own city alone.

Yea, there is not one thread of unity among them.

But, we have maintained our unity and our solidarity in defense of our way of life.

17) Yet, in this unity there is strife and the beginnings of divisions, and is this not the very rumor which caused us to industriously provide for our defense?

Now our neighbors, who are weak and defenseless, do fear us exceedingly, and with good reason.

For, some of our mighty men do esteem them unstable and a danger to our security, and they do desire leave to go down unto them and demand that they join our people and take upon them our ways.

18) Wherefore, we are on the brink of war because we spent so much of our strength attempting to prevent it.

We are at the edge of a precipice of destruction because we live in fear of the possibility and the risk of invasion.

19) Yea behold, I end my stewardship wishing that I had never been called.

For I have left to my children a bitter legacy.

Yea, I leave now to my children and my grandchildren the task of righting a great wrong that I helped to do, not unto a single man, for I have never raised my hand to do injury unto my neighbor, but unto all the Nemenhah.

Yea, I and my companions thrust our people into a war in their hearts and this
war threatens our ways much more than the Gadiantonhem of the Land Southward have done.

20) Behold, there is war in every quarter in the Land Southward, and we know of a great man who labors there to bring check upon the strife.

Yea, we know of the man, for his father was among those we had sent to observe the doings of the Land Southward.

21) And behold, his name is Mormon;

and he is a descendent of that Nephi;

Who ended his days in Mentinah before the coming of the Lord.

And he is also a descendent of Hagoth and of Pa-Hememtem.

Wherefore, he is well known among the Nemenhah.

22) And Mormon took with him his son Mormon, even a boy of no more than eight years of age, and he traveled with him wherever he went in the Land Southward.

But the rest of his family, he left in the city of Wit Chit Tim for their safety.

23) And we know that this young son has grown into a great man, for the Nephites of the Land Southward chose him to be their captain and to lead their armies.

And, from all reports of his family, he is a prophet and a seer.

Nevertheless, he does not preach unto the people, for the Spirit constrains him.

24) Wherefore, if the people of the Land Southward have become so wicked and corrupt that the Lord Himself does stop up the mouth of a prophet and seer, we fear the complete breakdown of all that is good and holy in that land.

For the people, sensing in Mormon his greatness, do not feel the Spirit, and therefore, cannot know who it is that walks among them and leads them into battle.

All their victories have been in vain, for their reward will be but a trifle and for but a moment.

25) But now his son, whose name is Moroni;

but our people call him Mor-Honayah;

is gone also into the Land Southward to join his father in the fight.

Wherefore, we fear greatly for both of them.

And the war in the Land Southward is bitter, for it is fed by wickedness and witchcrafts and sorceries.

And the Gadiantonhem rule in every city and misery abounds.

26) But behold, the Nephites are no less wicked than their enemies and this is what gives me great pause and drives me to great reflection.

For, if the Nephites, who were once called the People of Christ, are now just as wicked as their enemies, and their enemies are wicked indeed, how far are the Nemenhah from the
same plight?

27) Yea, I fear that we are about to duplicate the Nephites in every way and I know not if it may be prevented.

28) Now behold, I go the way of all the world.

But I would leave this testimony unto all who might take up this record and read it.

Do so with wisdom and understanding.

Do not take it up to use it as a tool against your neighbor.

Do not take it up to be puffed up in the pride of your heart.

For, you take it up only by the grace of God.

Wherefore, think not yourself blessed or elect for any other reason than because of the
wisdom and purposes of God.

29) For the Nemenhah have lived in peace and prosperity, and this because we have always kept the covenants we make in the High Place.

And because of this peace and prosperity, we have deemed ourselves worthy.
Yea, we have called ourselves the People of the Lord in all our generations and in this I might venture we have been guilty of pride.

30) And we have watched from a distance the wars and dissentions in the Land Southward, and also those of which we hear from travelers and visitors from other countries.

And we have considered ourselves doubly blessed that we suffer not from such things.

Even to a point of lamentable pride in ourselves.

31) Yea, I did even puff myself up to preaching, even unto a people of the future whom I could but see in a cloud and not clearly.

Of a surety, the Spirit did speak to me of the doings of the Saints of the last days, when this record will come up out of the dust.

And I prophesied as I was directed.

But behold, I did also judge them in my heart and give thanks that I lived in the days of my stewardship, and this I should not have done.

32) Yea, I did puff myself up in pride that my people had avoided the pitfalls and the traps laid cunningly by the evil one to lead the people away from the Lord and His ways.

But look upon my people now.

As I reach the end of my days and of my stewardship, look upon the Nemenhah now.

For, hardly can they avoid going down into destruction because of the path upon which I have placed them.

Yea, look upon us and consider well all that you think within your heart concerning your neighbor.

33) God is good.

Yea, the Lord is great and mighty.

He shall lead the righteous in His holy paths.

He is the Peacemaker and the Creator;

And His children may overcome all things;

By adhering strictly unto every word;

That proceeds out of His mouth.

Yea, I rejoice in my God, for He has always been the guardian of all
that is good and shall safeguard His people.

34) But, thinking that I was wise, I have led my people into a trap.

Yea, look upon me and consider the outcome.

For, rather than discern the path that they ought to take for themselves, by and through the Holy Ghost, they have followed the counsel of wise men.

Yea, they trusted in the strength of my arm;

And not upon the will and wonders of their God.

35) Rely not upon the arm of the flesh.

Now, I know that all of my people have read and heard this saying many times.

But I believe that they considered it to mean that they ought not to rely upon their own
strength and understanding, and this is right.

But, if their understanding comes from the Holy Ghost and
their strength from the Lord, behold, this can be relied upon.

36) But take not for granted that the Lord does guide all your paths without that you specifically ask it of Him.

Behold, this is folly.

It is not expedient that you ought to be commanded in all things, this is sloth.

But it is expedient that you cry unto the Lord with regard to all things, and there is a great difference here.

Can you discern it?
37) For I, being called upon by the Spirit to witness visions of the future and to make prophecy of what I saw there, behold I did think myself a great prophet, like unto Shi-Muel.

And I did think that all my thoughts and all my inclinations did come from Christ, and that I need not consult the Holy Ghost in all things.
Behold, this was my great error.

For, when I ceased to cry unto the Lord in all things, through the power
of the Holy Ghost, He did cease to strive with me upon the Way.

To be sure, my intention was good and so I was not prevented from walking upon the Way as my fathers before me.

But, I was no longer instructed as I had previously been, and I was not visited by the Lord again.

38) Think not that because you walk upon the Way and have concourse with Angels that you are perfect and have your calling and election sealed already.

There is yet much more to do and the Way is not yet the Hereafter.

Nay, puff not yourself because you are given to receive visions.

Be not puffed up in pride because you may walk upon the Way and take up books in strange tongues to read them with understanding.

39) Verily, these are great gifts and shall all be beneficial to your progress toward perfection.

But, I had all such things as well.

Yea, and even I walked and conversed with the Lord.

Yet I did puff myself up and lead my people into what does seem to appear to me even their certain destruction.

And behold, my people did follow the Great High Priest in Mentinah;

As if he were God Himself;

believing that I could not lead them off His path.

Yea, they were all of the belief that God would smite me ere I could ever lead
them astray.

And smite me He has,with the certain knowledge that, if my people continue to follow my counsels, they shall all be destroyed.

40) Wherefore, I do leave my stewardship with this counsel:

Lean upon God.

Importune Him in all things.

Cry unto Him even when He has given you visions!

Cry unto Him even when He has blessed you with the Gifts of the Spirit!

Cry unto Him even when He has walked with you and talked with you!

Do not tempt the Lord your God in any thing, but cry unto Him unceasingly.

41) This is not to say that I judge my God, for He is judge of quick and dead.

But, He will try you and test you.

Yea, He will give you every opportunity to follow His counsel.

And, when He sees that you do incline yourself toward pride and do puff yourself up in any thing, the occasion will suit Him to bend it toward your instruction.

42) Behold, I have given my last counsel unto all they who at once insisted that I be high priest unto them.

Yea, and that is that they ought to disband the army and tear down what they can of their earthworks.

I have counseled them that they should send the people back into their villages and their settlements and that great populations of people be not gathered into one city or another, for the land cannot bear it and we are but stewards of the land.

 

43) Yea, I have seen in vision;

that the wars that kindle the Land Southward until all cities are aflame with it, shall move as if one great beast even into the Land Northward.

And I have warned the people that they must move speedily before it and out of its way.

44) For the combatants are bent on nothing more than to destroy each other.

And when they are all destroyed, the victor shall have gone so long from the shedding of blood to the shedding of blood that they shall know no other way of life.

Wherefore, if they have no enemy, they shall speedily turn in upon themselves and one generation shall not pass before they too are all but destroyed out of the land.

45) Wherefore, I have warned all the Nemenhah, especially those out against the East Sea, that they ought to observe the work of death closely and always be far enough away that they might not be discovered by the combatants or by the victors.

And, if they do this, they shall be preserved.

46) Yea, and the victors will search diligently in all the land for the Nephites who might have escaped, to destroy them.

But are we Nephites?

Nay, we are Nemenhah and they shall find before them many ruined and deserted villages.

Shall they not believe that all the Nephites are destroyed?

And when this quest is used up, they shall return again to their own Bands and find a land scourged by war.

Behold, their suffering shall be great and for all their want they shall cast about for the enemy that has caused it, and find only themselves.

Verily, they shall turn upon their own kind to destroy themselves, also.

47) Now behold, I go out of my stewardship and I give it up. If it so be that the Lord does prolong my life, and this seems unlikely, I shall devote the rest of it to preaching among the Nemenhah.

Perchance I might undo some of the great evil that I have done in the days of my stewardship.

48) Behold, I make an end of my writing.

to be continued… cj

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The Son of Mormon

 

 

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The Book of Heinmet Part 5 At The Temple of Wit Chit Tim in The Land Northward

All my relations,

We are gathering in from the four sacred directions all the tribes of Isreal…

All with their sacred records that have been burried… These records are crying out from the dust… speaking to us in these latter-days…

Let’s continue with these Nemenhah libraries, I believe these Mentinah Archives are part of the greater things that will be revealed to the faithful in the last days as spoken by the Lord in 3 Nephi 26:1-12

As recorded by the prophet historian Mormon in The Book of Mormon

3 Nephi  26:1-12

Jesus Visits The Land Southward and expounds all things from the beginning to the end—Babes and children utter marvelous things that cannot be written—Those in the Church of Christ have all things in common among them. About A.D. 34.

 And now it came to pass that when Jesus had told these things he expounded them unto the multitude; and he did expound all things unto them, both great and small.

 And He saith: These scriptures, which ye had not with you, the Father commanded that I should give unto you; for it was wisdom in him that they should be given unto future generations.

 3 And he did expound all things, even from the beginning until the time that he should come in his glory—yea, even all things which should come upon the face of the earth, even until the elements should melt with fervent heat, and the earth should be wrapt together as a scroll, and the heavens and the earth should pass away;

 And even unto the great and last day, when all people, and all kindreds, and all nations and tongues shall stand before God, to be judged of their works, whether they be good or whether they be evil—

 5 If they be good, to the resurrection of everlasting life; and if they be evil, to the resurrection of damnation; being on a parallel, the one on the one hand and the other on the other hand, according to the mercy, and the justice, and the holiness which is in Christ, who was before the world began.

 And now there cannot be written in this book even a hundredth part of the things which Jesus did truly teach unto the people;

 7 But behold the plates of Nephi do contain the more part of the things which he taught the people.

 And these things have I written, which are a lesser part of the things which he taught the people; and I have written them to the intent that they may be brought again unto this people, from the Gentiles, according to the words which Jesus hath spoken.

 And when they shall have received this, which is expedient that they should have first, to try their faith, and if it shall so be that they shall believe these things then shall the greater things be made manifest unto them.

 10 And if it so be that they will not believe these things, then shall the greater things be withheld from them, unto their condemnation.

 11 Behold, I was about to write them, all which were engraven upon the plates of Nephi, but the Lord forbade it, saying: I will try the faith of my people.

 12 Therefore I, Mormon, do write the things which have been commanded me of the Lord.

And now I, Mormon, make an end of my sayings, and proceed to write the things which have been commanded me.

(We find out from the Mentinah Archives, that Mormon, and his father Mormon, were from Wit Chit Tim in the Land Northward, but the city rested on southern border of The Nemenhah Lands, evidently it was a great city with a Temple.)

The Great council was held there during the time of great division about 206 A.D.

And up until, The Great and Last Battle of The Clash of Two Great Civilizations;

Called the Nephites and the Lamanites (pre-classic Mayan … until the destruction of the Nephites in The Battle of The Hill Cumorah, about 385A.D.

Recorded by Mormon and his son Moroni in The Fourth Book of Nephi and many books contained within The Book of Mormon.

The Nemenhah,
declare that we are a Nomadic Indigenous People, comprised of remnants of the Ancient Nemenhah, whose citizens happily and peacefully co-inhabited parts of North, Central and South America with other Indigenous Peoples who dwelt in these traditional lands and territories prior to the European Conquest.

Notwithstanding attempts by a conquering nation to extinguish us from off
the face of the earth, we continue to have a permanent population.

Smohola, whose legacy as the “Hunchback Prophet” of the Wanapum People, was a relation and Mentor

of the a aforementioned Chief Hinmot Tooyelakekt, as well as many others, including Toohoohoolzote and Wovoka.

We revere Smohola as another of our Founding Fathers.

He traveled down to the ancestral fathers in the Yucatan, and spent four years with them reaffirming the ancient ways and customs.

Smohola became aware of records which recount the history of the Nemenhah and how
they originated in the region of Central America associated with the Izapa Culture, a portion of which migrated into North America during what archeologists now call the Late Pre-Classic Period of Mayan History, and from their outposts in

North America they continued into the Pacific Islands and into Asia.

Sacred Records of this migration and colonization have been recovered and translated which describe and define the ancient territory of the Nemenhah.

We believe these Sacred Records to be authentic and the translations to be to be adequate to their purpose.

Smohola, began a restoration of the Nemenhah People;

Through the re-introduction of the Seven Drums and Seven Lodges Ceremonies, culminating in the emergence of the Ghost Dance, which threatened to unite all the Native American Peoples of North America.

The United States Government declared war against this Native American Cultural Restoration beginning with the infamous massacre at Wounded Knee Creek, and had nearly extinguished it by the beginning of the twentieth century.

Nevertheless, the records were safely hidden and the Nemenhah Culture

was not completely extinguished.

*The Restoration of The Nemenhah as a Nation of in 2002.

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Now Let’s go to the record of Heinmet in;

The Land Northward, about 206A.D. when the divisions started.

The Thirteen Main Cities of The Great Council of The Nemenhah

The Nemenhah have all things in common…

The Book of Heinmet
The Son of Pa Natan

Heinmet began his writings at age 17 in the 6th generation after Christ’s visit.

He attributed the success of the nation to living the Laws of God, particularly the Law of Consecration.

He forewarned of the last days. He became high priest  and listed the duties of this office.

In the 206th year following Christ’s visit;

rumors came of divisions among people in Land Southward.

A great council was held to decide the best way to defend Nemenhah lands

against the Gadiantonhem.

Their decision lead to a change that threatened the Nemenhah way of life.

Heinmet knew of Mormon and of his son, Moroni.

Chapter Four

1) Now, it came to pass just after the visit of the Peacemaker unto the people of Mentinah and of Corianton that in the parts of the Land Northward, around about the great gulf of the sea which is south of the great plain.

The Nephites and Lamanites from the Land Southward began to build up colonies and settlements.

And these for a time did live after the manner which He did teach us, wherefore, the Nemenhah have enjoyed much trade and commerce with them.

And they have become a neighboring nation in the south parts of the Land Northward.

2) They do live the Law of Consecration for the most part, but they do not take it up by covenant after the custom of the Nemenhah.

And they do not call themselves Nemenhah, but Nephites.

And also their manner of worship differs from ours much the same way the Ammonites differed from the Nephites of old.

And behold, each settlement governs itself without regard for its neighbors.

3) Wherefore, though they follow teachings of Christ at this time, the Nemenhah have always feared that they held in them the seeds of division and strife.

And, although we have always communicated and traded with them, especially relying on them for news from the Land Southward, we have always considered them a neighbor nation and not Communities of the Nemenhah.

4) But, where in previous years we enjoyed the visits each year of one of the Lord’s Disciples, whom we have always called the Three.

In my lifetime, none of the Three have come up into the Land Northward.

(In the Book of Mormon we are told The Three were removed from the earth)

We know not why this has occurred and we lament that they no longer walk among the people, but since then we have depended for our information of the Land Southward upon the people on our southern borders.

5) Now, it is two hundred and six years since the Lord visited my forefathers in the city of Mentinah. And we have heard from the Land Southward of many strange things.

For behold, the people of the Land Southward had, ever since the great destruction that took place there, called themselves merely the People of Christ, there being no Nephites, or Lamanites, or any manner of Ites among them.

6) But behold, in this year we have heard of divisions arising among the people. Yea, because of their great prosperity, the people begin once more to put on costly apparel and to deny to have all things in common.

Yea, so widespread has this become that the Nemenhah have ceased to have trade with the cities of the Land Southward for fear that their ways and manners might spread by such trade into the Land Northward.

Yea, we continue to trade with their cities and settlements here in the Land Northward, but we do no more venture below the Land of Desolation to do trade.

7) And we have also heard of no great teachers and the doing of miracles in the Land Southward.

Wherefore, we believe that the people no longer resist the puffing themselves up in pride.

For, where pride is, the Gifts of the Spirit cease.

Wherefore, we fear that the peace of the land shall hardly be preserved.

8) But we have continued in all the days of my stewardship to enjoy not even the hint of discord in all the land and never so much as rumor of disharmony.

9) Now, it is the two hundred and tenth year since the visit of the Peacemaker to our people and the twenty and fifth year of my stewardship as high priest of Mentinah.

And behold, we do continue to enjoy peace in our land.

10) But behold, we do also hear of much division and contention in the Land Southward and also of some among our neighbors in the southern reaches of the Land Northward.

And behold, the people in the Land Southward do begin to divide themselves once again, some calling themselves Nephites and Josephites and Zoramites, and others calling themselves Lamanites and Lemuelites, and so forth.

11) And we have word of many churches rising up among the people that do teach doctrines very contrary to the teachings of the Peacemaker.

For, Christ has surely brought us peace in our land, and so we choose to call on Him.

12) And behold, the leaders of that which men do call the Church of Christ in the Land Southward have sent out missionaries and teachers into all the land to make a regulation of the church.

And there have been reported many marvelous works and miracles among them.

Yet, the people continue to harden their hearts, even to the extent that it seems that soon the wicked will greatly outnumber the righteous in the Land Southward.

13) And we have sent observers to go down into the Land Southward to ascertain the extent of the division of the people. ( Mormon and Moroni were not sent to preach but to record)

14) Now, five years have passed since the Council of Mentinah did send observers down even into the Land Southward, and they have returned and given report of all that they did see there.

And behold, their report is nothing pleasing and has given much cause for concern among the Nemenhah.

15) For, they do observe that the Gadiantonhem do begin to organize again among the people of the Land Southward.

Yea, and they use divisions in churches this time in their plan to destroy the government of the land.

16) Yea, and we have heard of the righteous taking great hurt from they who profess other gospels and other religions, yea, and even of the killing of the righteous by the wicked in the name of such religion.

17) Wherefore, we have become very careful in our correspondence with the Land Southward and even in all our trade with their cities and settlements in the Land Northward.

For, we feel the threat of war arising up out of the earth;

And a renewal of times past.

But this time the strife, we fear, may come up into our land

Because of the colonies and settlements of the people of the Land Southward, which have taken root along the gulf.

18) And behold, I fear greatly that the pride and strife, and the wickedness that is now spreading out upon all the Land Southward, will also find place among the cities of the gulf.

Wherefore, I did cause that a Great Council be called to address the matter.

19) And Peli from each of the principle cities of the Nemenhah, and also from Mentinah and Corianton, did meet together at the Temple in the city of Wit Chit Tim;

Which is the southernmost of the principle cities of the Nemenhah.

And behold, I did travel down even to Wit Chit Tim to attend the Council.

20) And the Council reviewed all the intelligence that had been gathered concerning the happenings in the Land Southward.

And we did measure the threat to our own country, our people and the peace of the land.

21) And behold, the Council did instruct all the principle cities to build up earthworks for their own defense, against the day that the Gadiantonhem might gain the control of the gulf cities.

And we also instructed them to gather in unto them all the people who were spread out or in small villages in the regions round about the principle cities.

Yea, we enlarged our cities to accommodate a greater population.

22) And this we thought was the wisest course and the cities of the plains were the first to begin to gather and to build.

23) And I did travel back to the city of Mentinah and the Council did begin to consider the best way to protect ourselves from the coming threat.

And we did take stock of our situation.

24) Now, the valley of Mentinah is happily situated, in that it is difficult to approach from the south and from the east.

For behold, a great desert prevents access from the east and the south and, should one find the way into the valley, it is only through narrow rifts that one may do it.

25) Yea, the valley may be gained only through narrow passages in the north and, even though the passages are wider in the south, they are still easily defended.

Wherefore, we esteemed ourselves lucky indeed that we had no need of earthworks or thrown up mounds and buttresses because of the natural disposition of the valley.

26) But behold, we did also call in our people from the villages that were scattered round about and our population grew within the valley to many times what it had been before.

27) And so did also the city of Nespelhem and of Polalekt.

And in those cities, the people cast up earth and also built up barricades of timbers round about the cities to provide defenses for themselves.

28) And the cities of Haydahats and Tlinghitsah felt no urgency,

to build earthworks of any kind.

For, they are situated far from the threat.

But they did send much provision down even unto those cities that felt the
threat more keenly.

29) And the cities that felt the threat the greatest were

Wit Chit Tim,

Michim-Mic,

Naragans,and Chipehah,
and we did also send much provision to those cities.

30) All these preparations we thought were for the good of the people and of the peace of our land.

Wherefore, for the first time since the Children of Sanhempet, we did make preparations against the possibility of the threat of the Gadiantonhem once again in the lands of the Nemenhah.

Chapter Five

to be continued…cj

The Book of Mormon

Chapter 1

Ammaron instructs Mormon concerning the sacred records—War commences between the Nephites and the Lamanites—The Three Nephites are taken away—Wickedness, unbelief, sorceries, and witchcraft prevail. About A.D. 321–326.

 And now I, Mormon, make a record of the things which I have both seen and heard, and call it the Book of Mormon.

 And about the time that Ammaron hid up the records unto the Lord, he came unto me, (I being about ten years of age, and I began to be learned somewhat after the manner of the learning of my people) and Ammaron said unto me: I perceive that thou art a sober child, and art quick to observe;

 Therefore, when ye are about twenty and four years old I would that ye should remember the things that ye have observed concerning this people; and when ye are of that age go to the land Antum, unto a hill which shall be called Shim; and there have I deposited unto the Lord all the sacred engravings concerning this people.

 And behold, ye shall take the plates of Nephi unto yourself, and the remainder shall ye leave in the place where they are; and ye shall engrave on the plates of Nephi all the things that ye have observed concerning this people.

 And I, Mormon, being a descendant of Nephi, (and my father’s name was Mormon) I remembered the things which Ammaron commanded me.

 And it came to pass that I, being eleven years old, was carried by my father into the land southward, even to the land of Zarahemla.

 The whole face of the land had become covered with buildings, and the people were as numerous almost, as it were the sand of the sea.

 And it came to pass in this year there began to be a war between the Nephites, who consisted of the Nephites and the Jacobites and the Josephites and the Zoramites; and this war was between the Nephites, and the Lamanites and the Lemuelites and the Ishmaelites.

 Now the Lamanites and the Lemuelites and the Ishmaelites were called Lamanites, and the two parties were Nephites and Lamanites.

 10 And it came to pass that the war began to be among them in the borders of Zarahemla, by the waters of Sidon.

 11 And it came to pass that the Nephites had gathered together a great number of men, even to exceed the number of thirty thousand. And it came to pass that they did have in this same year a number of battles, in which the Nephites did beat the Lamanites and did slay many of them.

 12 And it came to pass that the Lamanites withdrew their design, and there was peace settled in the land; and peace did remain for the space of about four years, that there was no bloodshed.

 13 But wickedness did prevail upon the face of the whole land, insomuch that the Lord did take away his beloved disciples, and the work of miracles and of healing did cease because of the iniquity of the people.

 14 And there were no gifts from the Lord, and the Holy Ghost did not come upon any, because of their wickedness and unbelief.

 15 And I, being fifteen years of age and being somewhat of a sober mind, therefore I was visited of the Lord, and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus.

 16 And I did endeavor to preach unto this people, but my mouth was shut, and I was forbidden that I should preach unto them; for behold they had wilfully rebelled against their God; and the beloved disciples were taken away out of the land, because of their iniquity.

 17 But I did remain among them, but I was forbidden to preach unto them, because of the hardness of their hearts; and because of the hardness of their hearts the land was cursed for their sake.

 18 And these Gadianton robbers, who were among the Lamanites, did infest the land, insomuch that the inhabitants thereof began to hide up their treasures in the earth; and they became slippery, because the Lord had cursed the land, that they could not hold them, nor retain them again.

 19 And it came to pass that there were sorceries, and witchcrafts, and magics; and the power of the evil one was wrought upon all the face of the land, even unto the fulfilling of all the words of Abinadi, and also Samuel the Lamanite.

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