I was delighted to find a thematic connection between the following two references: that they constitute the terms of receiving eternal life. I've drawn appropriate attention to the corresponding phrase in each passage below.
And it came to pass that he said unto them:
Behold, here are the waters of Mormon (for thus were they called) and now,
as ye are desirous
- to come into the fold of God, and
- to be called his people, and
- are willing to bear one another's burdens,
that they may be light; Yea, and
- are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and
- comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and
- to stand as witnesses of God
- at all times and
- in all things, and
- in all places that ye may be in,
- even until death,
that ye may be
- redeemed of God, and be
- numbered with those of the first resurrection,
that ye may have eternal life--
Now I say unto you, if this be the desire of your hearts, what have you against being baptized in the name of the Lord,
- as a witness before him that ye have entered into a covenant with him,
- that ye will serve him and keep his commandments,
- that he may pour out his Spirit more abundantly upon you?
And now when the people had heard these words, they clapped their hands for joy, and exclaimed: This is the desire of our hearts.
And now, my beloved brethren, after ye have gotten into this strait and narrow path, I would ask if all is done?
Behold, I say unto you, Nay;
for ye have not come thus far save it were
- by the word of Christ
- with unshaken faith in him,
- relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save.
Wherefore, ye must press forward
- with a steadfastness in Christ,
- having a perfect brightness of hope,
- and a love of God
- and of all men.
Wherefore, if ye shall press forward,
- feasting upon the word of Christ,
- and endure to the end,
behold, thus saith the Father:
Ye shall have eternal life.