The Angel Moroni Quotes from the Third Chapter of Acts
Joseph Smith—History 1:40
40 . . . He quoted also the third chapter of Acts, twenty-second and twenty-third verses, precisely as they stand in our New Testament. He said that that prophet was Christ; but the day had not yet come when “they who would not hear his voice should be cut off from among the people,” but soon would come.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland wrote:
“This Prophet . . . who would be raised up like unto Moses is, of course, Jesus Christ. As the footnotes in the [Latter-day Saint] edition of the scriptures indicate, this passage from Deuteronomy [18:15, 17–19] is quoted, with some variation, twice in the New Testament, twice in the Book of Mormon, and once in the Pearl of Great Price. In every instance, those references make it clear that Christ is the future prophet to whom they refer. The earliest of those declarations comes from Nephi, who said, ‘This prophet of whom Moses spake was the Holy One of Israel; wherefore, he shall execute judgment in righteousness’ [1 Nephi 22:21]. Not surprisingly, the most authoritative declaration of this truth also comes in the Book of Mormon from the lips of the resurrected Savior Himself. To the Nephites gathered at His feet, Christ said,
“‘Behold, I am he of whom Moses spake, saying: A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass that every soul who will not hear that prophet shall be cut off from among the people’ [3 Nephi 20:23].”
(Christ and the New Covenant: The Messianic Message of the Book of Mormon , 138–39.)