The description of Mormon’s world at the end of his life is the most gruesome of all. Moroni saw our day, and perhaps that’s why he chose to add this letter of his father’s to the record. How do we and our loved ones survive a world that gets worse and worse? Mormon wrote: “My son, be faithful in Christ; and may not the things which I have written (describing the events Mormon was witnessing) grieve thee, to weigh thee down unto death, but may Christ lift thee up, and may his sufferings and death, and the showing his body unto our fathers, and his mercy and long-suffering, and the hope of his glory and of eternal life, rest in your mind forever.
“And may the grace of God the Father…and our Lord Jesus Christ…be, and abide with you forever” (verses 25 – 26).
So it would appear that the atonement of Jesus Christ not only has the power to get us successfully to the next life, but it also has the power to get us successfully through this one.