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Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

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The Book of Mormon tells of the resurrected Jesus Christ and His visit to His faithful followers in ancient America. After His visits to His disciples in the Old World, He descended out of heaven and appeared to His followers in ancient America.

The Book of Mormon describes how, during His visit, Jesus Christ healed their sick, taught them His gospel, blessed their children, and called twelve disciples to organize His Church in the Americas (3 Nephi 11:18; 3 Nephi 12:1-2).

  • Yes. I'll be happy to give you a Book of Mormon and tell you what part it's in so you can read it if you want. Show more

  • We don't know if it was in North America or South America, but it is true that the resurrected Savior appeared somewhere in the Americas. In John chapter 10 in the New Testament Jesus tells his disciples that he is the Good Shepherd who has come among them. In verse 16 he tells them "And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd." I believe that he was talking about the faithful believers in the Americas, and after his resurrection he did indeed visit these "other sheep." Show more

  • Of course, it's been proven by Historians and experts of all shapes and sizes. No faith is necessary where knowledge is present- but if you don't have a historian handy you will need to read about it yourself and pray to get your own answer. Truth is universal and can not be denied. Show more

  •  yes, yes he did. Show more

  • It is one of my favorite parts to the Book of Mormon. In it Jesus Christ blesses many people and show great love and compassion just like he did in Jerusalem. Show more

  • Yes. When he appears in the Book of Mormon, Jesus tells those he appears to that they are the "other sheep" of which he spoke to his disciples in Jerusalem. He also told those he appeared to in ancient America that he would go on to visit yet more sheep who were neither in their land, nor in the land of Jerusalem. We have no idea where these other people were, but it is evident that it was important to the Father that the resurrected Christ visit them, and that they hear his voice and see him. It makes sense to me that, as Christ's redemption was important to the entire world, and not only to those in the lands surrounding Jerusalem, he would communicate that message across the globe. Show more

  • Yes, Jesus loved everyone, and after He was resurrected, He came to visit the people here also. He taught them and blessed them, and assured them of His love, as He let them feel His wounds. Show more

  • The Book of Mormon tells of the resurrected Jesus Christ and His visit to His faithful followers in ancient America. After His visits to His disciples in the Old World, He descended out of heaven and appeared to His followers in ancient America. The Book of Mormon describes how, during His visit, Jesus Christ healed their sick, taught them His gospel, blessed their children, and called twelve disciples to organize His Church in the Americas (3 Nephi 11:18; 3 Nephi 12:1-2). Show more

  • Of course it is true! In the Bible how many times does Jesus Christ say that he has other sheep that he needs to go and teach? Those "Other Sheep" were the people not in the middle east. They were the People in the Americas. God is a just God he would not keep His gospel (teachings) Away from His children so of course He had Jesus Christ appear to them and to teach them. Show more

  • Yes. The main difference between the Bible and the Book of Mormon is that the Bible took place in the Eastern hemisphere and the Book of Mormon took place in the Western Hemisphere. Both testify of Christ and talk of His people and the prophets living during that time. An interesting bit of information: My dad is from Mexico. His father was Aztec and born in the late 1800s(yes I am 27 and have a grandparents born in the 1800s...I was born when my dad was 56 years old and he was the youngest of 14 children). My dad was raised as a Catholic and converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints(Mormon), later on in life. At the time of his conversion, accepting the truths and stories from the Book of Mormon was easy because he'd been raised hearing similar stories. Stories about a great white god who came and who would one day come again. So yes, Jesus did appear in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection. Show more

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