1 Nephi 11:24 — LeGrand Baker — Importance of Nephi’s Vision.

1 Nephi 11:24 

24 And after he had said these words, he said unto me: Look! And I looked, and I beheld the Son of God going forth among the children of men; and I saw many fall down at his feet and worship him.

We and Nephi approach the story of the Savior’s life from two opposite directions, so that when we read what Nephi wrote, we see it through eyes different from his. The path we take includes our knowledge of the New Testament, especially the gospels. We also know about the Savior’s visit to the Nephites and to the Prophet Joseph Smith. Nephi lived 600 years before Jesus, and had access to none of those writings. We do not know what information he had on the Brass plates, but it is reasonable to suppose that almost all of Nephi’s scriptural understanding of the Savior had to do with the premortal Jehovah presiding over the creation and visiting prophets in this world.

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