Christ visits the Americas

Christ visits the Americas

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

1 Nephi 3:22

"And it came to pass that after this manner of language did I persuade my brethren, that they might be faithful in keeping the commandments of God."

After persuading his brothers to keep trying to obtain the plates they go back to their home in Jerusalem and gathered their silver, gold, and worldly wealth. This hopefully in trade for the brass plates. The brass plates would hold more in worth in the way of spiritual and historical knowledge, such as genealogy and the words and the prophecies of prophets. It's like comparing a set of scripture to gold bullion. Some would choose the gold over the greater wealth of knowledge. Gold cannot be taken with us after this life, but knowledge is eternal. The gold, silver, and worldly wealth would have been worth more in monetary style.


Nephi, finish convince brother++ try continue get metal book. Back home gather silver, gold, and money. Hope make trade get metal book can. Metal book have more spirit and history know, like family tree, genealogy words and prophesy from prophet. Compare scripture with gold brick. Some people choose gold, not scripture. Gold with us happen die? Can't. Know things forever can. Money from Nephi and Brother++ cost more than metal book money.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

1 Nephi 3:21

"And it came to pass that after this manner of language did I persuade my brethren, that they might be faithful in keeping the commandments of God."

Laman and Lemuel probably still grumbled and complained, but I can imagine Sam supporting Nephi and wanting to do all he could to follow the will of the Lord.

Nephi mentions later that his is more skill in speech than that of his writing. To have the skills to speak and convince two rebellious brothers to doing something they don't want to is pretty amazing. By the added strength of the spirit behind the words Nephi was better able to pierce his brothers' hearts enough to have them obey, if not the spirit of the law, then the letter of the law.

Laman, Lemuel complain maybe still. But imagine Sam support Nephi same, want same do all can serve follow Lord His will, obey commandments from God.

Nephi say later his skill, where? Speak not write. Have skill speak persuade rebel brother+ do thing themself+ don't want amazing. Add strength from Spirit Nephi touch heart can. Help obey Commandment if not willing, then little force.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

1 Nephi 3:20

"And also that we may preserve unto them the words which have been spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets, which have been delivered unto them by the Spirit and power of God, since the world began, even down unto this present time."

Not only did the plates contain the geneology of Lehi they also held the prophecies of the prophets from the beginning of time to the time of Lehi and Nephi. The desire of Lehi and Nephi was to preserve the words of the prophets as well as understand and share them.

As stated before we know that the words of the prophets was uncorrupted because of God's foresight in obtaining the plates. The words from the very beginning of the earth's time would be saved and used to help teach the children of this nation, helping them to understand God's ways better and to be available when God deemed the time right for the last days, which we now live in.


book metal have genealogy same have prophesy from prophet past. start time upto now. Lehi, Nephi want plate why? save word understand share same can.

Same say before word from Prophet change not, why? God see future can get book metal need. Word save from start and use how? Teach children country here, help understand God His way better can. Can have time right God finish decide, When? Now time us live. Finish.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

1 Nephi 3:19

¨And behold, it is wisdom in God that we should obtain these records, that we may preserve unto our children the language of our fathers;¨

Because God knows all everything we are asked to do by Him is for a great purpose we may not know now. Nephi understood the necessity of obtaining the plates to help preserve the language of their fathers and pass down the information on the plates from generation to generation. And by obtaining the records it would preserve them from the destruction of Jerusalem. 

The records then could be used to keep the language unchanged and the words of the prophets from long a ago safe from corruption. This would help teach generations to come and do so much more as we know and understand better here in this day and time. 


Reason, God know all thing. Everything Himself finish ask us do mean important us maybe not understand or know now. Nephi finish understand need get metal book save language past father and generation++ recieve can. get metal book avoid destroy J-city can. 

Metal book use how? save language same++ word from prophet past save change can. Help teach children future do more, understand now can. 

1 Nephi 3:18

¨For behold, they have rejected the words of the prophets. Wherefore, if my father should dwell in the land after he hath been commanded to flee out of the land, behold, he would also perish. Wherefore, it must needs be that he flee out of the land."

Unlike the people of Nineva, who heeded the voice of Jonah, the prophet, and repented of their sins and became righteous, the people of Jerusalem rejected the call of repentance. The evil planted in their hearts led up tot the need of Lehi to flee the land for safety.  By fleeing our of Jerusalem Lehi's life was spared and also that of his family. If Lehi had ignored the warning of God, then the tender mercies of the Lord would not take effect and Lehi would have been in Jerusalem when it was destroyed. 


same not people NINEVA listen finish voice Jonah, himself prophet, repent sins finish become right do people J-city rebel repent. Evil finish inside heart lead need Lehi himself leave land for-for? Safe. Happen leave J-city Lehi life save can same family save. If Lehi ignore Lord, His warn mercy not happen. Lehi stay J-city happen city itself destroy. Finish. 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

1 Nephi 3:17

"For he knew that Jerusalem must be destroyed, because of the wickedness of the people."

Because Lehi was obedient in following the Lord he was warned of the danger and immanent destruction of Jerusalem because of the wickedness of the people. Much like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and even the humbling of the Israelites under the leadership of Moses.

It is an extreme level of wickedness with which the Lord must destroy the city or the area to keep the evil from flooding the earth in it's entirety. The Lord protects His people and if it means the destruction of one person or a nation then, with warning, it will be carried out if not repent of their wicked ways. Even if, in Sodom and Gomorrah, one person would either repent or was righteous then the Lord would have spared the cities. It's because of this wickedness it was ultimately destroyed.


Lehi self obey Lord Lehi warn danger destroy Jerusalem. People there evil sin. Same destroy city #Sodom, #Gomorrah and same Isreal group, them become humble, leader self Moses.

Wicked high need Lord destroy city or place. Protect world cover evil. Lord protect people mean destroy person or country. Himself warn then happen if not repent. If city #Sodom #Gomorrah 1 person repent or right do city save will, but none have. Reason that evil city destroy finish.

Monday, April 28, 2014

1 Nephi 3:16

"Wherefore, let us be faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord; therefore let us go down to the land of our father's inheritance, for behold he left gold and silver, and all manner of riches. And all this he hath done because of the commandments of the Lord."

The Lord knows everything. By having Lehi leave behind his worldly wealth He provided a way for a trade for the brass plates. Interesting that beyond the need to travel lighter the thing about leaving the wealth did, in fact, give them a way that a trade could be possible. This probably didn't even occur to them and they packed up to leave. Nephi was probably prompted by the spirit to think of the trade. By following the commandments of the Lord are His followers blessed.


Lord self know everything. Reason Lehi leave rich, gold, silver, things. Lord give way trade can. interesting. need travel not heavy with gold, silver, yes but also Lord knew best way, trade can. Thought happen not same time pack leave. Nephi prompt maybe spirit think trade. Happen follow commandment from Lord His follow-person bless will.