Sunday, August 8, 2010

Day 99: The Third Book of Nephi

I am writing about this book because I think it's important, and because that is what I read today. This book is about what happens to the people on the North American continent during Christ's lifetime (33 years) in Jerusalem. These people see the resurrected Christ after His Ascension and the experience with Mary in the empty tomb on Easter from the Gospel of John. When Christ tells his disciples in Jerusalem "Other sheep I have which are not of this fold; but they shall come unto me, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd", these North American inhabitants, called Nephites and Lamanites, are who he means. During the last chapters of the book, Christ comes to them and teaches them the entire Sermon on the Mount, performs the sacrament and the same miracles that He performed in Jerusalem. This book, that is a part of the Book of Mormon, tells me that He knows and loves all of His children, and what He wants one people to know He wants other generations and peoples about the world to know as well. He is no respecter of persons, and He is a loving, long-suffering God who wants all of His children to return to Him.

Now, just so you are aware, for those who have been with me on this journey, and those who have recently joined it, I am one day away from my goal. Spur me on, good friends, and help me to win this objective!

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