Behold, they believed in Christ and worshiped the Father in his name, and also we worship the Father in his name." (Jacob 4:3-4 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/jacob/4)
Jacob taught many more things about Christ, as did other prophets, prophets who saw in vision the coming of Christ. For hundreds of years, the prophets in the Book of Mormon taught about Christ, that he would come, and placed their hope in him.
They had faith in Christ who hadn't come to earth yet. What powerful faith. May we all have the same faith in Christ that those people had, for he is our Savior and Redeemer, for he longs for all to come unto him and be saved. And, at a future day, he will come again to rule and reign upon the earth.
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Picture is Healing at the Pool of Bethesda by Carl Heinrich Bloch